José Luis speaks with TSO second horn Victor Valenzuela about the role of a horn player, Mozart’s music for the horn, and the important and unique role that second players play in the orchestra and in chamber music.
Just For Kids
TSO Brass Quintet
Script and music arrangements by Betsy Bright
Characters and story concept by Betsy Bright and Michael Becker
Will fanfares alert our ship to oncoming pirates? We sure hope so! Join the brass quintet in this highly-caffeinated seafaring adventure.
José Luis speaks with TSO Principal Clarinet Dario Brignoli about his experiences playing around the world, Beethoven’s music for the clarinet, and more.
Celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday, José Luis will lead a listening club of recordings of Beethoven’s Ninth. Listen to the recordings in the listening list, come up with good questions, and join the discussion. Baking a cake and lighting 250 little candles is completely optional!
Just For Kids
TSO Wind Quintet:
Music by Paul Taffanel, Paul Hindemith, August Klughardt, and Franz Danzi
When the big, scary lion is trapped, should the tiny mouse consider helping? How could the slow tortoise ever compete in a race against the quick hare? The wind quintet tells two classic Aesop fables: The Lion and the Mouse and The Tortoise and the Hare.
José Luis and his conducting mentor Paavo Järvi discuss the life of an international conductor.
Just in time for the holidays, the TSO Brass Quintet plays a program of holiday favorites, old and new.
This year’s Christmas program is once again being sponsored in loving memory of Kimberlee Allen
James H. & Frances R. Allen Family Foundation
Just two weeks before our book club event, José Luis interviews historian, cultural commentator, broadcaster, and novelist Norman Lebrecht about the music of Gustav Mahler.
TSO Brass & Percussion Ensemble
This program of works by Bach, Purcell, Boulanger, Holst, and TSO composition instructor Betsy Bright shows how musicians can use different performance techniques to express different moods. This is an inside look into TSO Education Programs, as this video is being provided to schools free of charge thanks to your generous support.
As part of a monthlong discussion of Gustav Mahler, José Luis will host a book club reading Norman Lebrecht’s Why Mahler? Get the book and follow the reading guide. A series of videos will end with this final book club discussion. Start reading today!