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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.
Talented students who love to play music are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Dorothy Vanek Youth Concerto Competition by Valentine’s Day – Feb. 14.
Keitaro Harada will serve as guest conductor for the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.
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.
Join the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Wind Quintet for a tale of what happens to a chicken who is left behind at the County Fair at the next Just for Kids program, Juanita, the Adventurous Chicken. Performances are Saturday, Jan. 3, at 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. at the Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. Sixth Ave., just south of Grant Road, where there is always plenty of free parking.
Interfaith Community Services is topping off an extraordinary year by inviting the public to one or both of two annual Holiday Open Houses. The events will feature food, music and fellowship to celebrate the community’s support, as well as an opportunity to learn more about the great things that have been happening.
Ask any music connoisseur and they will tell you, compositions are meant to be experienced in the flesh. The modern advancements of iPods, try as they might, simply cannot do justice to the enchantment of a live performance – the way a photograph is not telling of the expansive beauty within a Tucson sunset. This is even more true with the orchestra. There is a carnal syncopation with the soul as wood and brass fuse together to create a symphonic wall of sound. The Tucson Symphony Orchestra is well aware of the magic within a live spectacle, which is why they have decided to take one of cinema’s greatest musical accomplishments and perform it live at the Tucson Music Hall. As part of its “Superpops!” series, the orchestra will be performing Disney’s iconic “Fantasia” live in concert over the holiday weekend.
1 Bring the entire family to Fantasia live in concert with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra accompanying scenes from Walt Disney’s original 1940 animated film as well as the 2000 version. Details: 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29; 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $28-$84; 882-8585.
Start holiday celebrations with the crown jewel of feature animation, Disney Fantasia Live in Concert. Scenes from the masterpieces, 1940’s classic “Fantasia” and “Fantasia 2000”, will be presented on a large HD screen, hung above the stage, featuring the live accompaniment of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. The audience also will experience the never-before-seen animation of Claude Debussy’s Claire de Lune, which was created for the 1940 original version but was not included in the final release. Guest conductor Keitaro Harada will lead the TSO in matinee performances Saturday, Nov. 29, at 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m. at Tucson Music Hall, located at 260 S. Church Ave.
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 Annual CFO Awards Dinner recognizing some of the region’s best.
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 Academy for Cancer Wellness will hold its 12th annual Music and Memories concert and silent auction at 6:15 p.m Saturday, May 10 at Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St., Tucson to benefit its Under-Insured Cancer Patients Endowment Fund. The program will feature performances by members of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and more, performing music by a variety of composers including Schubert, Dvořák and Schumann.
The winners of the 2013-2014 Tucson Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition will perform with guest conductor Michael Hall and the TSO at the “Celebrate the Future” concert on Friday, May 9, at 8 p.m., at the Tucson Music Hall.