- Your Voice
Young, Vibrant, Audacious! Arizona Friends of Chamber Music (AFCM) presents The Pacifica Quartet on December 10th and 11th. The concert includes the incomparable clarinetist, Anthony McGill, as he collaborates with the Pacifica on Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581. Anthony McGill is the Principal Clarinet of the New York Philharmonic. The combination of the Pacifica, which has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today, and Anthony McGill, who is recognized as one of the classical music world’s leading solo, chamber, and orchestral musicians, promises a perfect concert.
Join the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance for an interactive experience geared towards youth the whole family can enjoy, featuring music, dance and theatre, first Saturdays
To accommodate demand, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra has added a third performance to the final MasterWorks Series program of the 2013-14 season, featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4. Guest conductor James Feddeck will be on the podium at Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive in Tucson, for all three performances: Saturday March 8 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 9 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Saturday evening and Sunday matinee performances are sold out. Tickets are now on sale for the additional performance, Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. Concert Comments, one hour prior to performances, are complimentary with tickets.
Dove of Peace Lutheran Church’s popular free series of classical music concerts, now in its 10th-anniversary season, presents the fourth installment of a multi-year project in which Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas will be performed, on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. Each year, an early, middle, and late period sonata will be performed by the area’s top-emerging piano artists. As with all of Dove’s concerts, admission is free, although a free-will offering will be taken in support of Emerge! Center Against Domestic Violence.
Franz Schubert's Greatest Symphony and Schumann's "Konzertstück for 4 Horns and Orchestra" will captivate audiences during the first MasterWorks Concert of the year.
A look into this week's events and happenings.
Pima Community College Music presents a concert featuring vocal music faculty Jonathan Ng, tenor. The program features art songs by Beethoven, “Bel Canto” repertoire from Handel’s oratorios and operas, and music by Renaissance composers performed by male quartet. Joining Dr. Ng, countertenor, in the male quartet are Jose “Chach” Snook, countertenor; Stephen Warner, tenor; and Darryl King, bass. The recital also includes performers Krista Flora, soprano, and Suzanne Eanes, pianist.
Growing up as an only child in a musical family, Michael Veres knew Beethoven and Bach before he happened on to Led Zepplin and Pink Floyd. His father is a retired Orchestra Director, Laslo Veres, and his mother a former singer with the Tucson Opera Company; now a voice teacher. One would think that Michael’s passion would be in performing arts, but instead he loves to cook and started doing so as a child.
Soloists for the 2012-2013 Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra season, include seven professional guest artists. All soloists are traditional instrumentalists/voices, and include pianist-soprano-violist-mezzo soprano-female vocal quartet-flutist-violinist, and a skilled amateur Youth Concerto Competition winner to be selected in March. Every concert will feature at least one soloist. In addition, Orhan Saliel from Turkey will be guest conductor for the second program on Nov. 17 and Nov. 18.
Classical pianist Dr. Alexander Tentser and his wife, Anna Gendler, a violinist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, will perform love songs by Bach, Beethoven, and other classical composers during a special concert to benefit Interfaith Community Services. The couple performs at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 20 at Rincon Congregation United Church of Christ where Dr. Tentser is the accompanist.