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Friday, June 18, 2021

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...

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...

Music for Leonardo da Vinci’s 500th Anniversary

To mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, a multimedia symphony by Jocelyn Hagen is being performed across the United States this year. This audio-visual...

April in Paris

It is indeed April in Paris. This 1932 song led off a musical tribute to all things French at the Invisible Theatre yesterday, courtesy of harpist Christine Vivona and...

Classical Music to Make Us Feel

Composer Michael Torke minced no words before an audience at the Tucson Music Hall about the effect of 'modern' classical music on the public. “If you see a program for...

Forms in a Cloud

On the surface it appears the three compositions performed by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra this weekend have little in common. But perhaps inspired by Remembrance Day on Nov. 11,...

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...

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...

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...

Toby Keith: We Need Cowboys to Clean Things Up

Toby Keith ended his 2019 tour, entitled That's Country Bro!, right here in Tucson. The concert, at the Casino del Sol AVA amphitheatre, was a sold-out lively affair with...
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