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Mozart and Mahler at the height of their powers: Music Director and Conductor George Hanson will lead the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and two stars from the Metropolitan Opera in the MasterWorks Series program, Mozart and Mahler Celebrate Family and Earth. Performance is Friday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte in Tucson. The first half of the program will feature Mozart's SymphonyNo. 35, "Haffner;" Mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford from the Metropolitan Opera and four time Grammy Award winning tenor Anthony Dean Griffey will join the TSO for the second half, GustavMahler's Das Lied von der Erde. Concert Comments, one hour prior to performances, are complimentary with tickets.
The Tucson Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Keitaro Harada will perform a Mozart overture, a gypsy balletand a romantic Brahms serenade on Friday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte in Tucson. The program will open with Mozart's Symphony No. 32, "Overture" and feature Manuel de Falla's El amor brujo Ballet Suite and Brahms' Serenade No. 1. Concert Comments, one hour prior to performances, are complimentary with tickets.
Location: Stevie Eller Dance Theatre
Embark on a musical journey with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Rossini, Fauré and Schubert on the MasterWorks Series program, European Romance. Guest conductor Stilian Kirov will be on the podium for performances on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 9, at 4 p.m. at Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr. in Tucson.
The Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona (CIUA) is excited to present the third Annual Chinese Culture Festival September 20-28, 2014 in Tucson, AZ. This year is the tenth anniversary of the establishment of Confucius Institutes around the world. We will join other Confucius Institutes to hold a Confucius Institute Day as the opening of the 2014 CIUA Chinese Culture Festival. Special lectures on Chinese concepts of time and on Confucius as an historical figure will be presented by faculty from the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona. The theme of this year’s Festival is “Health Promotion and Wellness.” In addition to our annual language competition, culture exhibition, concert, and Chinese martial arts demonstration, we will present a special Chinese food therapy dinner lecture, a professional workshop on traditional Chinese medicine, and a lecture on acupuncture and health by faculty from leading universities of Chinese medicine in China. Tucsonans are guaranteed a rich cultural experience; Last year, over 3000 Arizonans participated in the CIUA Chinese Culture Festival.
1– Bring the entire family to the old-fashioned Pima County Fair featuring exhibits, food, stage concerts, and other live entertainment, carnival rides, educational exhibits, and a gem and mineral show. Details: 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, April 17-27; Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Road; $8, $3 ages 6-10, $5 parking; 762-9100.
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.
The Tucson Symphony Orchestra and conductor George Hanson welcome mezzo Jennifer Johnson Cano for Les Nuits d'été by Berlioz and Ravel's Three Poems of Stéphane Mallarmé. Chamber-orchestra works by Berlioz and Ravel: Poetry in Music, which will also include Berlioz's "Queen Mab Scherzo" from "Roméo et Juliette" and Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin."
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.
Savor Southern Arizona Food & Wine Festival
Enjoy the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Schubert The Great - MasterWorks 3 featuring conductor George Hanson. The event is Saturday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m.
The Tucson Symphony Orchestra has announced that President and CEO Andrew Birgensmith’s original contract has been extended for an additional five years. Birgensmith was chosen to lead the 85-year old symphony in July, 2011 after a decade with the Kansas City Symphony, where he was General Manager for eight seasons. The contract with the TSO will extend Birgensmith’s tenure as President and CEO through June, 2018.
Several themes are evident in the newly announced UApresents 2013-2014 season, with more shows being offered in the Tucson community and many presentations geared toward young adults and families.
Discover the colors, fascinating artwork and sounds of Italy during the last MasterWorks of the season with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra on Friday, March 8.