March 24 - Piano Bash!

Big Finish to 16-17 Season with An Alpine Symphony

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra has a big finish in store for the 2016-17 season with the orchestra’s first performance of Richard Strauss’ monumental masterpiece, An Alpine Symphony. Music Director José Luis Gomez will lead this fast-paced, hour-long musical trek up an Alpine peak, inspired by the composer’s own experiences as a young hiker. More than 120 musicians are needed to perform this gorgeously colored and consistently engaging music, an orchestra so large it precludes An Alpine Symphony from being performed very often. This may be Tucson audiences only chance to hear it live. Mozart’s Symphony No. 36, “Linz,” will open the program. Performances are Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 9 at 2:00 p.m. at the Tucson Music Hall. Concert Comments, one hour prior to performances, are complimentary with tickets.

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Tucson's Finest Pianists Set for Symphony's Piano Bash!

The talents of seven of Tucson’s finest pianists will be on display when the Tucson Symphony Orchestra holds the Piano Bash! at Tucson Music Hall on Friday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. Joining the TSO for this one-night-only event will be Paula Fan, Jeff Haskell, Rex Woods, Christopher Cano, Kyungsun Choi and Rachael and Melissa Radtke. Matthew Kasper will conduct and All-American UA basketball star Bob Elliott will emcee. TSO musicians are donating their service to benefit TSO youth and family programs.

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