Registration open for ATC’s Summer on Stage/Summer Backstage programs

Registration open for ATC’s Summer on Stage/Summer Backstage programs

By SoAzNewsX High School students have the opportunity to get first-hand advanced experience with theatre professionals in voice, movement, acting, classical styles, dance and backstage skills during Arizona Theatre Company’s Summer on Stage and Summer Backstage Programs, June 26 to July 28. Students in the Summer On Stage program will spend the first three weeks […]

Franzi on music: Witold Lutosławski – Concerto for Orchestra

Franzi on music: Witold Lutosławski – Concerto for Orchestra

By Emil Franzi / SoAzNewsX Premiere Warsaw. Warsaw PO, Rowicki  November 1954 Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994)  had an even worse time with oppression than Shostakovich. Bolsheviks shot his father and uncle when he was five, his brother died 30 years later in a Siberian prison camp. A Polish soldier, he barely escaped the Nazis and made […]

Arizona Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 MainStage Season

Arizona Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 MainStage Season

By SoAzNewsX Following one of its most successful seasons ever, Arizona Theatre Company launches its next 50 years with a 2017-18 season full of drama, romance and music.  The entertaining, thoughtful, impactful productions that have been the hallmark of the Southwest’s largest fully professional theatre for the last half-century will mark ATC’s 51st season. I. […]

Emil Franzi: Roberto Sierra’s “Fandangos” review

Emil Franzi: Roberto Sierra’s “Fandangos” review

By Emil Franzi / SoAzNewsX The current generation of American composers contains many who are highly skilled in orchestration. Some of them even write real music to go along with it. One of the latter is Roberto Sierra, well described by FANFARE reviewer Robert Karl: “Roberto Sierra (born 1953) has incorporated his Latin heritage into […]

SASO presents Schumann’s Piano Concerto, Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7

SASO presents Schumann’s Piano Concerto, Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7

By SoAzNewsX The final concerts of the SASO season feature European music that spans just 81 years – from the debut of Robert Schumann’s only piano concerto in 1846 to Antonin Dvořák conducting his new Symphony No. 7 in 1885 to Reinhold Glière’s premiere of “The Red Poppy” ballet in 1927 with the “Russian Sailor’s […]

Arizona Theatre Company presents world premiere of “Holmes and Watson”

Arizona Theatre Company presents world premiere of “Holmes and Watson”

By SoAzNewsX Even after his supposed “death” at Reichenbach Falls, the great detective kept his hold on the world through the frauds, fakes and charlatans claiming to be him, forcing the loyal Dr. Watson to find the truth in Arizona Theatre Company’s world premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s Holmes and Watson. This thrilling new mystery from […]

New works from old family collections at Tucson gallery

New works from old family collections at Tucson gallery

By SoAzNewsX The Medicine Man Art Gallery in Tucson is featuring new works from a number of old family collections. All pieces are available for sale. The works being featured are by O. E. Berninghaus,  E. I. Couse,  Andrew Dasburg,  Maynard Dixon, and Louisa McElwain. The collection also includes old pawn jewelry,  kachinas,  baskets, beadwork, and pueblo pottery. […]

True Concord announces 2017-18 season

True Concord announces 2017-18 season

By SoAzNewsX True Concord Voices & Orchestra’s 2017-18 season was announced last weekend at its season finale, Russian Masters. The ensemble continues its tradition of offering music-loving fans both classical favorites and innovative, contemporary works. Subsequent to a record-setting 2016-17 box office season, the ensemble is providing an encore by announcing the biggest, boldest line […]

Orwellian destruction of language: The tyranny of fake pronouns

Orwellian destruction of language: The tyranny of fake pronouns

The late William Safire, author of “On Language,” must be rolling over in his grave with the advent of this garbage. – Ed. From Freedom’s Phoenix It seems unbelievable outside of an Orwellian novel about the destruction of language, but it is happening. Not in a dystopic future world, but now. The progression of politically-correct has […]