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October 2017

Firebird | Tucson Symphony Orchestra

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - October 24 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until October 22, 2017

Tucson Music Hall, 260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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José Luis Gomez, conductor Debussy: Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun TSO PREMIERE Stravinsky: Suite from Firebird Glazunov: Symphony No. 4 TSO PREMIERE Principal flute Alexander Lipay performs one of the most famous flute solos in music in Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun. Stravinsky’s Firebird has been described as the beginning ofmodern music and Glazunov’s Symphony No. 4, one of his best works, has remained an audience favorite for more than a century with its beauty, lyricism,…

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Music of James Bond | Tucson Symphony Orchestra

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until October 29, 2017

Tucson Music Hall, 260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Scott Terrell, conductor Hilary Kole, vocals He has not only been saving the world for over 50 years, James Bond has racked up an incredible number of hit songs including the Oscar-winning “Skyfall,” by Adele. “Goldfinger,” “Nobody Does it Better,” “For Your Eyes Only,” “Live and Let Die” and “Skyfall” are just a few of the hits performed by Hilary Kole, hailed by critics as a “musical marvel!” (Rex Reed, NY Observer), when she performs with the Tucson Symphony. Plus…

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November 2017

Mariachi Los Camperos, Día De Muertos | Tucson Symphony Orchestra

November 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tucson Music Hall, 260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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José Luis Gomez, conductor Famed mariachi ensemble Mariachi Los Camperos will raise the dead and celebrate life in this very special concert to launch Tucson’s All Souls Procession Weekend. Their sound of impressive vocals, violins and guitars steeped in rich cultural tradition will add spice to your life. Founded in 1960 by mariachi “giant” Natividad “Nati” Cano, Mariachi Los Camperos features musicians from both Mexico and the U.S. They collaborated on Linda Ronstadt’s album, Canciones de Mi Padre (Songs of…

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Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II | Tucson Symphony Orchestra

November 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until November 26, 2017

Tucson Music Hall, 260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Conducted and Created by George Daugherty Starring Bugs Bunny ALSO STARRING: Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Tweety, Sylvester, Pepe Le Pew, Penelope Pussycat, Granny Giovanni Jones, Michigan J. Frog, Marvin the Martian, Speedy Gonzales, Tasmanian Devil, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Witch Hazel …and a special appearance by Tom and Jerry Celebrate the world’s most “Wascally Wabbit” and pals as Bugs Bunny hops into the concert hall! Classic Looney Tunes favorites like The Rabbit of…

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December 2017

A New World in Pictures | Tucson Symphony Orchestra

December 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until December 3, 2017

Tucson Music Hall, 260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Mei-Ann Chen, conductor Dvořák: Carnival Overture Chadwick: Noël TSO PREMIERE Poulenc: Les biches (The Does) Suite TSO PREMIERE Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World” The winning team behind The Planets on the Big Screen returns with a world premiere multi-media presentation of Dvořák’s most popular symphony, “From the New World.” The wide open spaces and music that influenced him come alive using the latest technology. Dvořák’s Carnival Overture from his “Nature, Life and Love Trilogy,” the serenity of…

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Yo-Yo Ma, Cello | Tucson Symphony Orchestra

December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tucson Music Hall, 260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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José Luis Gomez, conductor Yo-Yo Ma, cello Reigning cello virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma performs with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for the first time since 2009. Awarded the National Medal of Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Kennedy Center honoree and 18-time Grammy®-winning performer has enthralled audiences worldwide on stage, recordings, film and television. Don’t miss your chance to see and hear this unforgettable one night only performance! “Coming up with new superlatives for Ma at this point may seem…

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$15 - $76

Magic of Christmas | Tucson Symphony Orchestra

December 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until December 17, 2017

Tucson Music Hall, 260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Michael Hall, conductor Tucson Symphony Orchestra Chorus Bruce Chamberlain, director Featuring UA Dance The Magic of Christmas will lift your spirits. You’ll hear all of your favorite Christmas holiday songs, see UA’s exceptional dancers perform excerpts from The Nutcracker and raise your voice for a sing-along of your very favorite carols. Plus the forecast calls for snow in the Music Hall and Santa is going to make a special visit no matter if you’ve been naughty or nice. Make sure…

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January 2018
$45 - $95

Violinist Gil Shaham | Tucson Symphony Orchestra

January 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tucson Music Hall, 260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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José Luis Gomez, conductor Gil Shaham, violin Glazunov: Overture Solennelle Rachmaninoff: Vocalise for Orchestra Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto Hailed by The New York Times as “One of today’s preeminent violinists,” world renowned Grammy® Award winning virtuoso Gil Shaham makes his Tucson Symphony Orchestra debut performing Tchaikovsky’s breathtakingly beautiful Violin Concerto concluding a program featuring Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff favorites. “We were lucky: Gil Shaham was the soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. His was old-school, big-personality, enormously engaging…

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$15 - $80

Arturo Sandoval, trumpet | Tucson Symphony Orchestra

January 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tucson Music Hall, 260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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José Luis Gomez, conductor Virtuoso technical ability, a vivacious live performer, and one of the most brilliant, multifaceted and renowned musicians of our time seen by millions at the Oscars, at the Grammy Awards, and the Billboard Awards. 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient 10 Time Grammy Award Winner Emmy Award Recipient 6 Time Billboard Award Winner 2016 Honorary Doctorate recipient in Fine Arts from The University of Notre Dame 2015 Hispanic Heritage Award Recipient Need we say more?  …

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$15 - $86

Bernstein: Kaddish | Tucson Symphony Orchestra

January 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until January 21, 2018

Tucson Music Hall, 260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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José Luis Gomez, conductor Kelley Nassief, soprano Jamie Bernstein, narrator Tucson Symphony Chorus – Bruce Chamberlain, director Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus – Julian Ackerley, director Beethoven: Overture to Fidelio Mahler: Adagio from Symphony No. 10 Bernstein: Symphony No. 3, “Kaddish” TSO PREMIERE The Tucson Symphony and Tucson Desert Song Festival will observe the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth in 2018 with the TSO Premiere of his Symphony No. 3, “Kaddish.” This dramatic work based on the Jewish prayer is…

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February 2018
$15 - $77

Let’s Dance! | Tucson Symphony Orchestra

February 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until February 11, 2018

Tucson Music Hall, 260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Stuart Chafetz, conductor Put on your red shoes, blue suede shoes, shoes with diamonds on the soles, or pull on those boots made for walking and get to Tucson Music Hall for some fun. You’ll be dancing in the aisles when professional dancers, two vocalists and the entire orchestra put on a dazzling display of dances and dance music – the Waltz, Cha Cha, Tango, Swing, and more! If you like Dancing with the Stars you’ll love this show!

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$15 - $86

Rachmaninoff Rhapsody | Tucson Symphony Orchestra

February 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until February 18, 2018

Tucson Music Hall, 260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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José Luis Gomez, conductor Vadym Kholodenko, piano Constantino: Commissioned work WORLD PREMIERE Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet Ginastera: Dances from Estancia The 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition gold medalist Vadym Kholodenko makes his TSO debut with Rachmaninoff’s popular Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Former Young Composers Project student Anthony Constantino becomes the first alumnus to have a piece on a Classic Series program with a work commissioned by José Luis…

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$11 - $17

The Story of Babar the Elephant | Tucson Symphony Orchestra

February 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30pm, repeating until February 24, 2018

Leo Rich Theater, 260 S. Church Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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José Luis Gomez, conductor Narrated by Jason Jacobs, Zoo Administrator of Reid Park Zoo Everybody’s very favorite little elephant comes to life when José Luis Gomez conducts The Story of Babar the Elephant. In Francis Poulenc’s playful music, various instruments are used to illustrate Babar and the other characters in the story, much like Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. Babar first appeared in French author Jean de Brunhoff’s children’s book Histoire de Babar in 1931. Francis Poulenc composed The Story…

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March 2018
$15 - $77

Women Rock | Tucson Symphony Orchestra

March 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until March 11, 2018

Tucson Music Hall, 260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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William Waldrop, conductor Celebrate the legendary women of rock and roll with this brand new show from Grammy® Award winner Jeff Tyzik. The music of Carole King, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Pat Benatar, Heart, Carly Simon and more is brought to life by the TSO and a cast of singers on one stage. Featuring the songs “I Feel the Earth Move,” “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “Freeway of Love,” “Proud Mary,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Respect,”…

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$15 - $86

Pictures at an Exhibition | Tucson Symphony Orchestra

March 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until March 18, 2018

Tucson Music Hall, 260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Marcelo Lehninger, conductor Rachel Barton Pine, violin Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon Overture Khachaturian: Violin Concerto Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition J.S. Bach International Violin Competition Gold Medalist Rachel Barton Pine returns to the Tucson Symphony for the first time since 2004 to perform Khachaturian’s crowd-pleasing concerto inspired by Armenian folk themes. Ravel’s orchestration of Pictures at an Exhibition is a symphonic “top 10,” while the overture to Kabalevsky’s comic opera, Colas Breugnon, gets things off to a rousing start with its…

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April 2018
$15 - $86

Beethoven’s Ninth | Tucson Symphony Orchestra

April 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until April 8, 2018

Tucson Music Hall, 260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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José Luis Gomez, conductor Katie Van Kooten, soprano Sara Couden, contralto Dmitri Pittas, tenor Davóne Tines, bass-baritone Tucson Symphony Chorus Bruce Chamberlain, director and Children’s Chorus Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls TSO PREMIERE Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, “Choral” Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, one of the greatest compositions in western music, provides a triumphant finale to the season with the famous “Ode to Joy” performed by top soloists, the TSO Chorus and a children’s chorus. One of the most popular symphonies…

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Josephina Javelina: A Hairy Tale | Tucson Symphony Orchestra

April 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30pm, repeating until April 28, 2018

Leo Rich Theater, 260 S. Church Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Michael Hall, conductor Story by Susan Lowell Music by Ilona Vukovic-Gay In this sequel to The Three Javelinas, Josefina dreams of being a ballerina, so she sets off for Pasadena, California. (That’s right next to Hollywood!) At the talent agency, she meets White E. Lamb who, it turns out, is a coyote. During the ensuing chase, she impresses everyone with her fancy footwork and she becomes famous, starring as the Sugar Plum Hairy in The Nutcracker.

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