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A Critique of Modern Music

Whenever I wonder how to interpret reality, I always begin by referring to Shakespeare. As his wisdom was above even the gods, the Shakespearean prism is bound to yield...

Benefit for Tucson’s Artist Relief Fund on Nov. 21

Songs for a New World REIMAGINED THEATRICAL SONG CYCLE, EMPHASISING HOPE FOR A NEW DAY, DONATES PROCEEDS TO TUCSON’S “ARTISTS RELIEF FUND” PERFORMANCES STREAMED AT 2:00 P.M. AND 6:00 P.M. NOVEMBER 21, 2020 The...

The Most Addicting Instrument

“It is God's instrument. It is the most addicting instrument I have ever played; the most soothing, and at the same time exciting. Come along, I will help you...

Mozart and Beethoven

The most recent concert by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra concluded its tribute to Beethoven on his 250th birthday. In this case an audience at Catalina Foothills High School was...

Brahms, Goethe and Beethoven

True Concord offered rarely performed work by Johannes Brahms, Alto Rhapsody, at a recent concert in Tucson. It was book-ended by two Beethoven pieces, the controversial Mass in C...

Beethoven on Nature

“All art constantly aspires to the condition of music.” So said the literary and art critic Walter Pater in 1888. But according to Beethoven, his 6th Symphony is “more...

A New Angle on La Bohème

La bohème operates on a dual level. The first two acts are full of joie de vivre and exhibit a carefree attitude to love and life that reflects the...

World Premiere in Esperanto

It may not be a unique event, but certainly the premiere of a choral work for symphony orchestra in the Esperanto language is a great rarity. To have such...

The Foundations of American Music

The Great American Songbook is usually regarded as the sine qua non of American music, but as True Concord shows on their latest Tucson concert, it is just one...

Beethoven X2

The latest offering by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra came with a world premiere: Imagining the Dance by Dan Coleman, the symphony's composer in residence. For this concert, held at...
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Space Wars in Tucson

It’s a winning formula: create a musical farce where good is pitted against evil. The Gaslight Theatre in Tucson is currently staging Space Wars,...

Legal Knowledge in ancient Greece & Rome

Courtroom dramas did not begin with Perry Mason. The origins of the legal system used in most Western countries can be traced back to...

Deco Dandies: Frightening Beauty

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