Tucson Symphony Orchestra Performances To Air on Arizona Public Media

by Tucson Symphony

Hosted by Classical 90.5’s James Reel, 13 Week Series features Classic & Masterworks Programs from 2014 to the Present

(Tucson, AZ)─The Tucson Symphony Orchestra will return to the airwaves on January 11, 2018, when Classical 90.5 broadcasts the first in a series of thirteen performances from 2014 to the current season. Hosted by Classical 90.5’s James Reel, the concerts will air twice weekly, Sunday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. with a repeat on the following Thursday at 9:00 p.m. The TSO was last heard on Classical 90.5 when the station aired the Classic and Masterworks Series concerts from the 2013-14 season.

Tom McKinney, President and CEO of the Tucson Symphony, commented: “Anyone who attends a TSO performance has experienced moments of every kind: joy, wonder, surprise, empathy, and exuberance. Now you have a chance to re-live those moments—or, hear what you missed! The recordings were made in the highest resolution with some of the best equipment available. The sound is as true as it can be without actually being in the Tucson Music Hall.”

“Loyal listeners of Classical 90.5 will be thrilled to hear the Tucson Symphony Orchestra concert series back on the airwaves,” stated Jack Gibson, Arizona Public Media Director and General Manager. “Collaborations such as this help Arizona Public Media serve our audience, enrich our community, and support great performing arts organizations such as the TSO.”

The series will open with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto featuring Music Director José Luis Gomez in his debut performance with the TSO. Other highlights include Van Cliburn silver medalist Joyce Yang performing Ravel’s Piano Concerto, the Romero Guitar Quartet performing Italian and Spanish works, award-winning young artist Zhang Zuo opening the 2017-18 season with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and TSO Concertmaster Lauren Roth’s performances of Violin Concertos by Bruch, Corelli and Mozart. Listeners will also hear Holst’s The Planets, Gershwin’s An American in Paris, Ravel’s Bolero, Stravinsky’s Firebird and Richard Strauss’ An Alpine Symphony with the TSO Chorus directed by Bruce Chamberlain and many more favorites.

The Classical 90.5 broadcasts of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra are sponsored by James and Louise Glasser.

About the Tucson Symphony Orchestra

The first professional symphony orchestra in the Southwest, the TSO is the longest continuously performing professional arts organization in Arizona. It impacts more than 120,000 lives each year, infuses millions into the economy of Southern Arizona annually, and attracts over 75 professional musicians from across the country to live, perform and teach in Tucson and throughout the state.   Each concert season offers Classic, SuperPops! and MasterWorks Series and Specials and a series of free chamber ensemble performances for families entitled Just for Kids.  In 2004, the TSO received the Governor’s Arts Award recognizing its 75 years of significant community impact. The TSO is a 501 (c) (3) organization.

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