Compositions by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s (TSO) 2013-14 class of composers will be premiered at the Young Composers Project Reading Sessions on Friday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at the Tucson Symphony Center. Shows will also be held on Saturday, May 17, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Catalina Foothills High School.
The TSO String Quintet will play the Friday evening session at the Symphony Center, 2175 N. Sixth Ave.; the Orchestra will play both of the Saturday sessions at Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive in Tucson. All three sessions will contain different music. The names of the composers whose works will be played at each reading session will be posted on the TSO website and Facebook page. Keitaro Harada will conduct all three sessions.
The TSO’s Young Composers Project is the largest, longest-running and most comprehensive orchestra composition program for youth ages 9 to 18. In the 20 years since its inception, the Young Composers Project has produced more than 275 new works by young composers.
Tickets to the Young Composers Project Reading Sessions are $5 and are available at the door, and at the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Box Office, located at 2175 N. Sixth Avenue.
TSO Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.