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SASO preparing for journey of a lifetime
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Percussionists Dan Samson, right, and Ben Degain rehearse one of their many works they will be performing in China.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Violinists rehearsed at a Tucson school last week.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Cellist Helena Pederson is among 70 musicians traveling to China for an 11-day, seven-concert tour.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Frank Bouchard and Linda Koshel look through paperwork and passports in preparation for Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra's visit to China. At the end of this month, SASO will spend 11 days performing seven concerts in Chinese cities.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, SASO music director Linus Lerner.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Linus Lerner, center, the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra music director who splits his time between Tucson and Houston, led SASO players in a rehearsal last week. The symphony leaves for China the day after Christmas.