Tucson Symphony hosting 'Brilliant' 2013-14 season

2013-02-21T00:00:00Z 2013-02-21T07:28:53Z Tucson Symphony hosting 'Brilliant' 2013-14 seasonCathalena E. Burch Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 21, 2013 12:00 am  • 

You can get Tucson Symphony Orchestra 2013-14 season tickets now, starting at $95 for the four-performance Classic Winter package and running as high as $482 for the eight-concert Classics Series by calling 882-8585 or online here.

Here’s the season and the programs.

Classic Series

• Opening Night: Victorious Shostakovich featuring violinist Jennifer Frautschi, Oct. 4 and 6. Program: Shostakovich’s Festive Overture; Glazunov’s Violin Concerto; Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7, “Leningrad” (TSO premiere).

• Rach 2 Rachmaninoff with guest conductor/violinist Guillermo Figueroa, Oct. 25 and 27. Program: Cordero’s Insula Tropical (TSO premiere); Bartók’a Suite from “The Miraculous Mandarin”; Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2.

• Dancing with Glass and Beethoven with guest conductor Andrew Grams, Nov. 15 and 17. Program: Adams’ “The Chairman Dances”; Glass’ Double Concerto for Violin and Cello (TSO premiere); Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.

• Bach, Bees & Beethoven with guest conductor Tania Miller, Dec. 6 and 8. Program: Pärt’s “If Bach Had Raised Bees...” (TSO premiere); Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”; Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1.

• Moeckel plays The Red Violin with guest violinist Steven Moeckel, Jan. 17 and 19. Program: Corigliano’s “The Red Violin” Concerto (TSO premiere); Mahler’s Symphony No. 5.

• The Damnation of Faust (part of the 2014 Tucson Desert Song Festival), with guest vocalists Jennifer Johnson Cano, William Burden and Jordan Bisch, Feb. 14 and 16. Program: Berlioz’s “The Damnation of Faust” (TSO premiere).

• Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto with guest conductor Edwin Outwater and cellist Amit Peled, March 14 and 16, 2014. Program: Bates’ “Alternative Energy” (TSO premiere); Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1; Debussy’s La Mer.

• The Ring Without Words featuring pianist Jeremy Denk, April 4 and 6, 2014. Program: Wagner’s Prelude, Act III, from “Lohengrin”; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 (TSO premiere); Wagner’s “The Ring without Words” (TSO premiere).

MasterWorks Chamber Orchestra Series

• Classic Conversation with violinist Elena Urioste, Oct. 19 and 20. Program: Winger’s “Conversations with Nijinsky” (TSO premiere); Barber’s Violin Concerto; Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 “London.”

• Legends and Dances with guest conductor Jay Friedman, Nov. 9 and 10. Program: Dvorák’s Slavonic Dances; Sibelius’ “Lemminkäinen” Suite (TSO premiere); Strauss’ “Traumerei am Kamin” from “Intermezzo” (TSO premiere).

• Schubert’s “The Great!” Jan. 11 and 12. Program: Corigliano’s “Voyage”; Schumann’s Konzertstück for 4 Horns & Orchestra; Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 “The Great.”

• Berlioz & Ravel: Poetry in Music (part of the Tucson Desert Song Festival) with mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, Feb. 8 and 9. Program: Berlioz’s Queen Mab Scherzo from “Roméo et Juliette” (TSO premiere); Berlioz’s “Nuits D'été” (TSO premiere); Ravel’s “Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé”; Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin.”

• Beethoven’s Fourth with guest conductor James Feddeck, March 8 and 9, 2014. Program: Mendelssohn’s “Hebrides” Overture; Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4.


• Hot! Hot! Hot!: An Evening of Latin Music, Dance and Romance, with guest conductor Victor Vanacore, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

• “Movin’ Out” pianist and singer Michael Cavanaugh, Jan. 25 and 26.

• The Midtown Men, Feb. 22 and 23, 2013.

• Cherish the Ladies , March 22and 23, 2013.


• Messiah, Dec. 14 and 15.

• Magic of Christmas, Dec. 21 and 22.

• Violinist Itzhak Perlman, Jan. 14.

• Neil Sedaka “The Music of Our Lives,” March 15, 2014.

TSO Rocks the Fox

• An Evening with Pink Floyd, Oct. 11.

• The Amazing ‘80s, March 28, 2014 .

See related story in Sunday's Home + Life.

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