Emil Franzi on Music: Ravel – Daphnis et Chloe Ste #2

Emil Franzi on Music: Ravel – Daphnis et Chloe Ste #2

By Emil Franzi RAVEL – DAPHNIS ET CHLOE STE #2 Johnny Carson, after reminding Frank Sinatra how men played his music to set a romantic mood, then asked Frank what he played to accomplish that himself. He answered “Daphnis and Chloe”. Which tells us something about both Frank and Ravel. Probably Ravel’s greatest – and […]

Arizona Theatre Company presents Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men”

Arizona Theatre Company presents Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men”

By SoAzNewsX Arizona Theatre Company’s (ATC) powerhouse season continues with one of the most celebrated works in American literature, John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, the emotional and stirring account of migrant workers George and Lennie who dream of settling down on a farm where the land stretches forever and the soft rabbits need tending, […]

Tucson Symphony Orchestra opens new season

Tucson Symphony Orchestra opens new season

By SoAzNewsX José Luis Gomez will conduct his first concert as TSO Music Director Designate, when the 2016-17 Season opens with Classic Gershwin, featuring An American in Paris and Cuban Overture by George Gershwin. The program will also feature Van Cliburn medalist Joyce Yang, who is returning to the TSO for the first time since […]

Tucson Symphony Orchestra names José Luis Gomez Music Director

Tucson Symphony Orchestra names José Luis Gomez Music Director

By SoAzNewsX Internationally acclaimed conductor José Luis Gomez has been named Music Director of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, it was announced today by TSO Board Chair Bonnie Kampa and President and CEO Mark Blakeman. Gomez is the seventeenth Music Director in the TSO’s 87 year history. The Venezuelan-born, Spanish conductor was catapulted to international attention […]

“Peter and the Wolf” to open TSO Family Series

“Peter and the Wolf” to open TSO Family Series

By SoAzNewsX The Tucson Symphony Orchestra will launch its new Family Series with Peter and the Wolf on Saturday, February 20 at the Leo Rich Theater. José Luis Gomez will conduct two performances at 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. featuring the Tucson Regional Ballet and narration by Tucson icon Lupita Murrillo from the KVOA 4 […]

Ann Empie Groves to offer written evaluations of Hal Empie originals, and share memories of Empie’s Duncan, Ariz. years

Ann Empie Groves to offer written evaluations of Hal Empie originals, and share memories of Empie’s Duncan, Ariz. years

By SoAzNewsX On Friday, March 26th, the 107th birthday of acclaimed Arizona artist and cartoonist Hal Empie, the late artist’s daughter Ann Empie Groves and the Duncan PRIDE Society will present two special events in Duncan. Both will take place at the Duncan High School Cafeteria, where Hal Empie’s 6 x 30 foot historic mural, […]

Emil Franzi on Music: Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances, op.45

Emil Franzi on Music: Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances, op.45

By Emil Franzi Please note that this was from the TSO 2015-16 season, first concert in September. RACHMANINOFF – SYMPHONIC DANCES, op.45 Rachmaninoff was not a prolific composer. His total published works only reached 45 opus numbers for his 69 years. They roughly come from three periods. The first lasted until 1897 with the disastrous […]

Don Giovanni comes to Phoenix and Tucson Feb 26-March 6

Don Giovanni comes to Phoenix and Tucson Feb 26-March 6

By SoAzNewsX The man, the myth and the legend. Mozart’s Don Giovanni comes to the Arizona Opera stage February 26-28 in Symphony Hall in Phoenix and March 5-6 in Tucson Music Hall. Don Giovanni is sung in Italian with English supertitles. Don Giovanni follows the adventures of the infamous lover in Seville, Spain, and is […]

Emil Franzi on Music: Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

Emil Franzi on Music: Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

By Emil Franzi Notes from the TSO 1\1015-16 season, first concert in September. RACHMANINOFF – SYMPHONIC DANCES, op.45 Rachmaninoff was not a prolific composer. His total published works only reached 45 opus numbers for his 69 years. They roughly come from three periods. The first lasted until 1897 with the disastrous premier of his first […]

Patagonia opera house funding underway

Patagonia opera house funding underway

From the Bulletin If all goes according to plan, Patagonia will be the home of a new performing arts center by next year. Fundraising for the new Benderly Opera House, which will be located on the grounds of the Santa Cruz Foundation for the Performing Arts on Naugle Avenue, kicks off this week, said SCFPA […]

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