Learn how to Support Tucson Symphony Orchestra while You Shop!
Have You Been Shopping on Amazon a lot More Lately? Learn how to Support Tucson Symphony Orchestra while You Shop! In order to do our part to reduce the spread of coronavirus, many of us have been avoiding brick and mortar stores by shopping online instead. While we always [...]
José Luis’ Virtual Book Club: Why Mahler?
British author Norman Lebrecht brings us up close to a personal exploration of the life and work of the iconic Austrian composer Gustav Mahler. I, personally, am fascinated with all the implications that surround his career as a conductor and composer. This book gives us a different angle, touching on [...]
Listening Club: Beethoven’s Ninth
José Luis initially planned to celebrate Beethoven’s birthday with performances of Symphony No. 9, “Choral” during the week of the composer’s birthday. He remembers fondly the last time we performed it together in 2018 at the closing of his inaugural season as Music Director. Since that scale of performance is [...]
Dario Brignoli Says Hello
The musicians of your Tucson Symphony Orchestra are from all over the world, sharing their musical talents here in Tucson. Meet Principal Clarinet Dario Brignoli, who has been performing with the orchestra since 2017. He began playing summers at Chicago’s Grant Park Orchestra in 2019, but remained in Tucson during [...]
Maestro Monday: Who are your favorite composers?
For this Maestro Monday, we asked your conductor, José Luis, who his favorite composers are… “A difficult question to answer, but since we are still on the 250th anniversary of his birth, I would say that Beethoven will always be one of those composers that keep me [...]
Michael and Melanie Fan Perform in Quarantine
Michael and Melanie Fan have been performing in your Tucson Symphony Orchestra for a combined 66 years. Also a composer, Michael frequently composes music featured at TSO Just For Kids performances. Michael and Melanie have certainly missed performing for a live audience these past few months, so they decided to [...]