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Saturday, September 18, 2021

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...

The State of Classical Music

At classical music concerts I attend, one thing is a constant: the age of the audience. Nearly everyone is 50-plus, with an emphasis on the 70-plus set. There are...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Shadow of Beethoven

Even as he was about to play Concerto No. 2 for Piano by Saint-Saens, pianist Sean Chen spoke in some awe of Ludwig von Beethoven. “After Beethoven died in 1827...
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