- Your Voice
In its 80th season, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra has three special holiday presentations.
Day after day, Tucson Symphony Orchestra musicians care for their musical instruments. They oil them, polish them and lug them around until their shoulders ache.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Staying true to her style, Charlotte Bender painted her guitar with her signature Japanese koi. Her painted guitar, "Sound Wave," will be auctioned Saturday, March 7, at the Tucson Symphony Orchestra's Art of Music gala.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Northwest artist Charlotte Bender, pictured in front of one of her Japanese koi paintings, participated in this year's Art of Music gala. The Tucson Symphony Orchestra's 2009 gala uses guitars to impart its Latin-American theme.
Explorer file photo, The Tucson Symphony Orchestra's concerts for the holidays include the Holiday Spectacular with a sing-along and excerpts from "The Nutcracker."
If you happen to be driving in the area of Naranja Drive and La Cholla Boulevard in the morning and hear Latin music drifting through the air, you're probably not crazy.
August 17, 2005 - Ten years ago, Nina Tishkevich decided to mix the traditions of European music teaching with the methods of a renowned Japanese music instructor to create the Music Academy of Tucson.
Pima Community College Music presents an interdisciplinary faculty cello recital featuring Theodore Buchholz—Music with Art: Suites for Unaccompanied Cello. Program selections include "Suite 1" by J.S. Bach featuring the photography of Kate Breakey, "Fantasy on Two Klee Studies" by Augusta Read Thomas, and "Gallery" by Robert Muczynski featuring the paintings of Charles E. Burchfield.
Released in October of 1976, Leftoverture rose as high #5 on the Billboard Pop Albums in 1977, which to this day has solidified its place as one of the most influential progressive rock albums in modern times. Kansas experienced with a wide variety of different instruments that created a unique sound that has yet to be truly replicated. While still featuring the expected instruments characteristic of a rock band of its time, the band reached beyond the likes of guitar, bass, and drums, and incorporated other instruments into the fold that included piano, violins, violas, organs, vibraphones, and analog synthesizers. The reward is for the listener, as this exposes us to a style of progressive rock that has little been explored, both back then and to this day. The lyrical content is deeply psychological, dealing mostly in the realms of human emotion, intuition, death, and ancient philosophy. The lyrical themes blend with the music progression in unison creating a music that is way before it's time.
What do rock, hip hop, world music and a petting zoo have in common? They all can be found when the Music & Dance Academy hosts its kick-off party this Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at its Foothills school, 4811 E. Sunrise Drive.
Friends of Sabino Canyon celebrate the 18th year of Music in the Canyon with a fun-filled day featuring musical entertainment, refreshment stands and a beer garden, and many special activities for children in beautiful Sabino Canyon.
Desert Bluegrass Association presents local, regional and national bluegrass bands, workshops and jam sessions, and a Friday night band contest at the 14th annual Desert Bluegrass Festival AVA Amphitheater. Friday night bring a donation for the Food Bank and receive a raffle ticket (see below)
Celebrate the harvest at the Garlic, Onion & Music Festival at Agua Linda Farm with food and live music. Details: 4-9 p.m.; 2643 E. Frontage Road, Amado; $8; 520-398-3218.
Actors Christine Brecht and Parker Snell perform in the musical “The List: A Musical” at the Fox Theatre.