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IT’S ON


2014/2015 SPECIALS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! MICHAEL CAVANAUGH

Singers and Songwriters: the Music of Paul Simon, Neil Diamond and James Taylor

Saturday, October 25, 8:00 pm Tucson Music Hall The star of the Broadway hit, Movin’ Out and the charismatic voice of the Rock & Roll Songbook returns to the TSO for one night only. You’ll love revisiting the platinum hits of pop music giants like Paul Simon (“Bridge over Troubled Water,” “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover”), James Taylor (“Fire and Rain,” “You’ve Got a Friend”), Neil Diamond (“Sweet Caroline,” “I’m a Believer”), Bryan Adams (“Summer of 69”) and many more!

“Michael Cavanaugh scored another hit with Singers & Songwriters.” – Indianapolis Star See and hear more at www.michaelcavanaugh.com

ZUKERMAN IN HIS TUCSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA DEBUT! BRAHMS DOUBLE CONCERTO

Pinchas Zukerman, violin • Amanda Forsyth, cello

Tuesday, March 31, 8:00 pm Tucson Music Hall Pinchas Zukerman, a music world phenomenon for more than four decades, as a virtuoso violinist, violist, conductor and educator, makes his TSO debut performing Johannes Brahms’ glowing and vibrant Double Concerto with his wife, Amanda Forsyth, Principal Cellist with Canada’s National Arts Center Orchestra.

“Incisive, insightful, and extremely beautiful.” – The Guardian See and hear more at www.kirshdem.com

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SPECTACULAR OPENING WEEKEND!

CLASSIC 1

BERNSTEIN, COPLAND, GERSHWIN

AMERICAN ESSENTIALS “ George Hanson, conductor • Alain Lefèvre, piano

Friday, September 26, 8:00 pm Sunday, September 28, 2:00 pm

Bernstein was a great mentor and personal friend. He was my most important musical influence and I treasure the time I spent with him. Alain made a great contribution to the artistic development of this organization. He brought to us the most important artistic project in our history – our first internationally released CD recording. He’s an exceptional artist and a great friend. – George Hanson, Music Director & Conductor

TSO CD DEBUTS AT NO. 2 ON U.S. CLASSICAL CHARTS – Tucson Citizen

Alain Lefèvre, piano

All Programs, Artists and Pricing Subject to Change.

Bernstein: On the Town Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F Copland: Symphony No. 3


CLASSIC

at THE TUCSON MUSIC HALL

OPENING WEEKEND!

CLASSIC 1: BERNSTEIN, COPLAND, GERSHWIN: AMERICAN ESSENTIALS George Hanson, conductor • Alain Lefèvre, piano

Bernstein: On the Town:: Three Dance Episodes Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F Copland: Symphony No. 3 Friday, September 26, 8:00 pm and Sunday, September 28, 2:00 pm Conducting a work by a favorite composer with whom he worked, Leonard Bernstein, and reuniting with his friend, pianist Alain Lefèvre, makes the opener one of the highlights of George Hanson’s final season with the TSO. This classic American program kicks things off in high style with Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from the 1944 musical, On the Town, George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto performed by Mr. Lefèvre and concludes with the essential American symphony, Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3.

CLASSIC 2: TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO José Luis Gomez, conductor • Chee-Yun, violin

Grieg: Norwegian Dances Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto Nielsen: Symphony No. 2, “The Four Temperaments”

TSO PREMIERE!

Friday, October 24, 8:00 pm and Sunday, October 26, 2:00 pm Chee-Yun, praised by The New York Times as, “a talented instrumentalist, with the kind of high-gloss tone that pulls sensuously at the listener’s ear,” makes her TSO debut performing Tchaikovsky’s breathtakingly beautiful Violin Concerto, one of the most beloved violin concertos ever written. Grieg’s Norwegian Dances and Nielsen’s Symphony No. 2 paint a portrait of Norway’s people and culture.

CLASSIC 3: RACHMANINOFF & DVORˇ ÁK: THE POWER OF ROMANCE Peter Bay, conductor • Jon Nakamatsu, piano Torke: Javelin Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 Dvorˇák: Symphony No. 7

TSO PREMIERE!

Friday, November 14, 8:00 pm and Sunday, November 16, 2:00 pm An exciting mix of some of the most powerful works of the Romantic period with a celebratory opener from one of America’s most innovative composers: Javelin (composed for the 1996 Olympics) is post-minimalist Michael Torke’s best known work; 1997 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Jon Nakamatsu makes his TSO debut performing Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto, considered a pianistic feat. A love of trains and the romance of train travel inspired Dvorˇák’s seventh symphony.

CLASSIC 4: BRAHMS AND PROKOFIEV

George Hanson, conductor • Vadim Gluzman, violin Coleman: Commission WORLD PREMIERE Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 Brahms: Symphony No. 1

TSO PREMIERE!

Friday, December 5, 8:00 pm and Sunday, December 7, 2:00 pm A concert of lush musical contrasts: Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman returns to the TSO for the first time since standing ovations and rave reviews greeted his debut in 2010. His recent performance of Prokofiev’s Spanish influenced Second Violin Concerto was hailed by The New York Times as “a workout that balanced thoughtfulness and visceral power.” A new work by TSO Composer-in-Residence Dan Coleman opens the program and the soaring crescendos of Brahms’ First Symphony bring the concert to a powerful close.

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IT’S ON CLASSIC 5: THE SYMPHONY AND SONG

George Hanson, conductor • Katie Van Kooten, soprano Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano • Angela Brower, mezzo-soprano TSO Chorus • Bruce Chamberlain, director Poulenc: Gloria Strauss: Don Juan Strauss: Rosenkavalier Rosenkavalier: Presentation of the Rose/Final Trio

TSO PREMIERE!

Friday, January 16, 8:00 pm and Sunday, January 18, 2:00 pm Richard Strauss’ Presentation of the Rose/Final Trio from Der Rosenkavalier is one of the most sublime moments in opera. The beautiful music of the three female voices which has made it an audience favorite for a century will be sung by Katie Van Kooten who returns to the TSO after her debut in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis; Heidi Grant Murphy from the Metropolitan Opera and rising young mezzo-soprano Angela Brower. In partnership with the Tucson Desert Song Festival

CLASSIC 6: TCHAIKOVSKY SYMPHONY NO. 5 David Alan Miller, conductor • Kimberly Toscano, timpani Beethoven: Egmont Overture Kraft: Concerto for Timpani and Orchestra Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

TSO PREMIERE!

Friday, February 13, 8:00 pm and Sunday, February 15, 2:00 pm “A beautiful, life-affirming program with two of my favorite heroic masterpieces surrounding a one-of-a-kind American classic from 1983”– David Alan Miller. Kimberly Toscano, TSO principal timpanist, makes her solo debut performing William Kraft’s Timpani Concerto No. 1, casting a spotlight on an instrument of the orchestra most often seen from a great distance. “The piece explores the extent of the instrument,” explains Toscano. “It is a masterfully composed work and an extremely rewarding experience for performer and listener alike.”

CLASSIC 7: MAHLER SYMPHONY NO. 3

George Hanson, conductor • TSO Chorus • Bruce Chamberlain, director Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus Mahler: Symphony No. 3 Friday, March 13, 8:00 pm and Sunday, March 15, 2:00 pm

TSO PREMIERE!

George Hanson brings his tenure as Music Director and Conductor to a fitting and inspiring close with Gustav Mahler’s massive Symphony No. 3. By doing so, he continues his acclaimed conducting of Gustav Mahler’s work that has identified him as a “Mahler specialist” in Europe. The Symphony No. 3 may provide the finest illustration of Mahler’s musical philosophy that, “The symphony must be like the world. It must embrace everything.” Perfect music for a springtime evening or afternoon, it was composed in the summer on the shores of beautiful Lake Attersee in the mountains outside Salzburg with the sounds of nature, man and emotions. A great ode to nature!

CLASSIC 8: HAYDN AND BRUCKNER

David Danzmayr, conductor • Josh Roman, cello Haydn: Cello Concerto Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 Friday, April 10, 8:00 pm and Sunday, April 12, 2:00 pm From the awakening of nature to an ending that sounds like the creation of the world itself, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 is an emotional journey, full of passion, energy and the composer’s very special spirituality. Nicknamed “Romantic” by Bruckner himself, the fourth is his most popular work and one of the cornerstones of Austrian music. Josh Roman, called, “A cellist of extraordinary technical and musical gifts” by the San Francisco Chronicle, makes his TSO debut performing Haydn’s First Cello Concerto featuring one of the most recognizable themes ever written. All Programs, Artists and Pricing Subject to Change.

part of a winter series package.


BRILLIANT

TSO PREMIERE!

Mahler was inspired by Beethoven’s final string quartet to write his third symphony. Beethoven wrote this quartet as a farewell: Mahler took this “goodbye” and created from it a whole new world, full of wonderful possibilities. It is my favorite orchestral work and an appropriate one to conclude my years in Tucson – a community which has meant so much to me and to my family. – George Hanson, Music Director & Conductor

MAHLER CLASSIC 7

SYMPHONY NO. 3

George Hanson, conductor • TSO Chorus • Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus Friday, March 13, 8:00 pm Sunday, March 15, 2:00 pm George Hanson brings his tenure as Music Director and Conductor to a fitting and inspiring close with Gustav Mahler’s massive Symphony No. 3. By doing so, he continues his acclaimed conducting of Gustav Mahler’s work that has identified him as a “Mahler specialist” in Europe.

“Hanson created great musical tension and held it from the second movement to the finale.” – Westdeutsche Zeitung Mahler becomes a sensation. George Hanson conducts Mahler’s 5th Symphony in exemplary interpretation; Standing ovation in Stadthalle.

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SPECIAL

fun it’s

FIRST PERFORMANCE WITH THE TSO IN OVER 10 YEARS! Saturday, March 21, 2015, 8:00 pm Tucson Music Hall They put brass music on the map! Dixieland, Latin, jazz, big band, Broadway and Renaissance are all part of their repertoire. After four decades, the Canadian Brass continues to thrill audiences of all ages from North America to Europe, Australia and China and still score Billboard chart positions, most recently with Stars & Stripes: Canadian Brass Salute America which spent 8 weeks on the Top 25 Billboard Classical Chart. From formal classical concerts to music served up with lively dialogue and theatrical effects – the Canadian Brass has a uniquely engaging stage show with music performed with the utmost dedication, skill and excellence. The hallmark of any Canadian Brass performance is entertainment, spontaneity, virtuosity and, most of all, fun!

“An unbeatable blend of virtuosity, spontaneity and humor.” – The Washington Post See and hear more at www.canadianbrass.com

All Programs, Artists and Pricing Subject to Change.


MASTER

WORKS at CATALINA FOOTHILLS HIGH SCHOOL

MASTERWORKS 3: BRAHMS AND MOZART Keitaro Harada, conductor Mozart: Symphony No. 32, “Overture”

MASTERWORKS 2: ROSSINI, FAURÉ & SCHUBERT: EUROPEAN ROMANCE

Stillian Kirov, conductor

MASTERWORKS 1: BARBER AND COPLAND: AMERICAN SOUVENIRS

Rossini: Overture to Il barbiere di Sivigilia (The Barber of Seville) Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances

George Hanson, conductor Lauren Roth, violin

Mozart: Divertimento in D major, K. 136

Barber: Souvenirs

Schubert: Symphony No. 5

Menotti: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra TSO

PREMIERE!

Kernis: Musica Celestis Copland: Appalachian Spring Saturday, October 18, 8:00 pm Sunday, October 19, 2:00 pm In her second season as TSO Concertmaster, Lauren Roth makes her solo debut performing the concerto Gian Carlo Menotti composed in 1952, one of three mid-twentieth century works on the program. Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring won a Pulitzer Prize in 1945 while Samuel Barber’s Souvenirs is a playful, waltz-like ballet suite with memorable melodies. The program also features Musica Celestis, one of the key orchestral works by another Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Aaron Jay Kernis.

TSO PREMIERE!

de Falla: El amor brujo Ballet Suite Brahms: Serenade No. 1 Saturday, January 10, 8:00 pm Sunday, January 11, 2:00 pm The program starts with an Italianate work of Mozart’s, the Symphony No. 32, so brief it has been performed as an overture, and follows with de Falla’s sumptuous, well known Andalusian suite, El amor brujo. Brahms’ Serenade No. 1 completes this joyful concert with its jubilant melodies of a young Johannes.

Saturday, November 8, 8:00 pm Sunday, November 9, 4:00 pm Embark on a musical journey starting in Italy with Rossini’s brilliant, humorous and energetic overture to The Barber of Seville.. Then visit France with the romantic, beautiful story of Pelléas et Mélisande by Fauré before ending in the city of music – Vienna. Schubert’s Fifth Symphony is one of the most beautiful early romantic pieces, very often praised for its resemblance in character to the music of a W.A. Mozart.

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MASTERWORKS 4: MOZART AND MAHLER CELEBRATE FAMILY AND EARTH

George Hanson, conductor Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor

MASTERWORKS 5: MENDELSSOHN & SCHUMANN

In partnership with the Tucson Desert Song Festival

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George Hanson comes full circle with Schumann’s uplifting Symphony No. 2 from the first TSO program he conducted, February 2, 1995. Sean Chen, an American Pianists Association award winner, was also a prize winner at the 2013 Cliburn Competition, the first American to make the finals since 1997. He will make his TSO debut performing Mendelssohn’s Italianate, technically virtuosic First Piano Concerto with its rapturous themes.

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Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1

Vibrant music in an intimate setting. Performances held in the beautiful Catalina Foothills High School Auditorium. Plenty of FREE parking!

PONTATOC ROAD

Mozart and Mahler at the height of their powers: The Symphony No. 35 is a fiery work of brief intensity. Loved from its debut performance, it celebrates a prominent Salzburg family, the Haffners. Considered one of his greatest compositions, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde is a song of the Earth, full of soaring melodies with lyrics from Li Bai, a famous Tang dynasty poet. Four-time Grammy® winner, tenor Anthony Dean Griffey, and Metropolitan Opera star Tamara Mumford make their TSO debuts.

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Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 135 Lento assai (arr. Bernstein) TSO PREMIERE!

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Saturday, January 31, 8:00 pm Sunday, February 1, 2:00 pm

George Hanson, conductor Sean Chen, piano

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Mozart: Symphony No. 35, “Haffner”

The 1999/2000 season brochure announced, “New location for Saturday evenings” for the MasterWorks Series. George Hanson moved the performances to Catalina Foothills High School, explaining, “It is one of the best acoustical halls in the state of Arizona.” Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon performances began at Catalina Foothills in the 2003/04 season, the TSO’s Diamond Jubilee Season celebrating 75 years of great music.

All Programs, Artists and Pricing Subject to Change.

part of a winter series package.


SUPER at THE TUCSON MUSIC HALL

DISNEY FANTASIA - LIVE IN CONCERT

Thanksgiving weekend! Perfect for the whole family! Saturday, November 29, 4:00 pm matinee Sunday, November 30, 2:00 pm matinee Disney’s crown jewel of feature animation with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra accompanying scenes from Walt Disney’s original Fantasia (1940) and Disney’s Fantasia 2000, highlighting a selection of the magnificent repertoire from both films including Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite. Other iconic moments from Disney’s stunning footage, such as Mickey Mouse as he dabbles in magic in Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and the mythical unicorns and winged horses that accompany Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony, will also be shown in high definition on the big screen. You’ll also see and hear Debussy’s Claire de Lune, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite and much more. See and hear more at http://bit.ly/tsofantasia

THE ULTIMATE SYMPHONIC ROCK SHOW Saturday, February 7, 8:00 pm Sunday, February 8, 2:00 pm The most artistically creative and daring rock genre, symphonic rock, performed the way it was meant to be – live with full orchestra. It was the era of the mega tour, the classic album, and iconic bands and songs. All of this making the perfect vehicle for the fusion of rock band with symphony orchestra. Featuring the music of The Moody Blues (including “Nights in White Satin/Late Lament,” “Question,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” and much more) plus songs from Electric Light Orchestra, Peter Gabriel, Jethro Tull, Procol Harum (“Whiter Shade of Pale”) and David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” all performed by vocalists and rock band with the full Tucson Symphony!

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Saturday, February 28, 8:00 pm Sunday, March 1, 2:00 pm Over 100 million people from around the world tuned in to NBC’s America’s Got Talent in 2009 to see The Texas Tenors become the highest ranking vocal group in the history of the show. From Alabama to Puccini, John Hagen, Marcus Collins and JC Fisher bring their unique blend of Country, Gospel, Classical and Broadway to the stage. With breathtaking vocals, humor and cowboy charm The Texas Tenors have traveled the globe. Their debut album Country Roots – Classical Sound has the distinction of being the only independent album to be #1 on both the Country and Classical charts. Wear your cowboy hat and bring your opera glasses - you’ll be shouting “Bravo!” and “Yee-Haw!”

2014/2015

THE TEXAS TENORS

See and hear more at www.thetexastenors.com

ETHAN BORTNICK Saturday, March 28, 8:00 pm Sunday, March 29, 2:00 pm At 12 years old Ethan Bortnick is the youngest performer ever to headline his own international concert tour, appearing in more than 200 concerts in the United States, Canada, Brazil, South Africa and Australia. This composer, pianist, and entertainer performs with a passion and heart that incites audiences to dance in the aisles. His fingers fly across the piano keys in a classical piece such as “Minute Waltz,” and the audience rocks out to classics such as “Rock Around the Clock,” “Lean On Me” and “Crocodile Rock.” Through his music, this charismatic young talent has helped raise more than $30 million for children’s charities. See and hear more at www.ethanbortnick.com

All Programs, Artists and Pricing Subject to Change.

part of a winter series package.


with the TSO

HOLIDAY

DISNEY FANTASIA - LIVE IN CONCERT

Thanksgiving weekend! Perfect for the whole family! Saturday, November 29, 4:00 pm matinee Sunday, November 30, 2:00 pm matinee Tucson Music Hall Disney’s crown jewel of feature animation with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra accompanying scenes from Walt Disney’s original Fantasia (1940) and Disney’s Fantasia 2000, highlighting a selection of the magnificent repertoire from both films including Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite. Other iconic moments from Disney’s stunning footage, such as Mickey Mouse as he dabbles in magic in Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and the mythical unicorns and winged horses that accompany Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony, will also be shown in high definition on the big screen. You’ll also see and hear Debussy’s Claire de Lune, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite and much more. See and hear more at http://bit.ly/tsofantasia

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Saturday, December 20, 4:00 pm matinee Sunday, December 21, 2:00 pm matinee Tucson Music Hall There’s nothing like the Magic of Christmas. This holiday spectacular brings joy to thousands of adults and children alike, and just like last season, the forecast is calling for snow in Tucson Music Hall! Bring the whole family to see and hear the TSO and our special guests play your favorite Christmas carols and holiday masterpieces, sing, dance and tell the story of Christmas. Plus, Santa is going to make a special visit no matter if you’ve been naughty or nice! The Magic of Christmas will warm your heart.

MESSIAH AND BACH

George Hanson, conductor • TSO Chorus • Bruce Chamberlain, director

Bach: Christmas Oratorio, Cantata No. 1 Messiah: Highlights Saturday, December 13, 8:00 pm Sunday, December 14, 2:00 pm matinee In the beautiful concert hall of Catalina Foothills High School George’s last holiday appearance with the TSO! Bach’s joyous Christmas Oratorio is a culmination of his masterful style in an uplifting and spiritual work that joins soloists, orchestra and the Chorus in a moving and celebratory piece. One of choral literatures most important and popular works, Tucsonans come every year telling us that their holidays don’t truly begin until they’ve heard the TSO’s Messiah. These two masterworks create a glorious sound experience when performed in Arizona’s most outstanding acoustical venue according to TSO Music Director George Hanson. All Programs, Artists and Pricing Subject to Change.

Celebrate the Season All Month Long!

MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS – HOLIDAY SPECIAL!


PECIAL

Friday, May 8, 2015, 8:00 pm Tucson Music Hall Be there for the premiere of the stars of the future! This celebratory concert, performed by the full Tucson Symphony Orchestra, will feature the three Performance Award winners of the TSO Young Artist Competition, and top works composed by members of the nationally recognized TSO Young Composers Project. This exciting performance will also include orchestra masterworks featuring the superb Tucson Symphony Orchestra. This is the feel-good night of the season!

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INSPIRING YOUNG COMPOSERS PROJECT READING SESSIONS Friday, May 15, 7:00 pm TSO String Quintet Tucson Symphony Center Saturday, May 16, 2:00 and 7:00 pm Tucson Symphony Orchestra Catalina Foothills High School Witness the birth of new works written by students ages 9-18, all members of the TSO Young Composers Project. These reading sessions bring the audience into the rare first reading of new works.

“In all my years working with orchestras I have never encountered such an extraordinary program.” – Yo-Yo Ma

AMAZING

A FEAST OF GREATS MOVEABLE MUSICAL FEASTS

You’ll hear extraordinary world-class music as you move through an evening of cocktails, wine and hors d’oeuvres, an elegant dinner, and delicious desserts all while sharing great conversation with friends old and new. Set in spectacular Southern Arizona settings, gather your friends and savor these nights to remember!

FEAST AT THE ARIZONA INN

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 5:30 pm Back where the Feasts all began – the elegant, intimate and historic Arizona Inn, with charming rooms, courtyards and gardens. Featuring the TSO Wind Quintet and Piano Trio.

FEAST AT THE TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART Sunday, April 26, 2015, 5:30 pm

The spiraling architecture surrounds you with the power of visual art and great acoustics – immerse yourself in beauty with the sounds of the TSO Brass Quintet and String Quartet. Food prepared by the award winning Carte Blanche Catering.

All Programs, Artists and Pricing Subject to Change.


TSO IN THE

COMMUNITY

EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT The TSO has long believed that great music is for everyone. To that end, TSO’s nationally recognized, award-winning Education & Community Engagement programs reach more than 75,000 children and adults annually. From early years through adulthood, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra educates and enlightens, encourages creativity and fosters musical talent. Adult programs include recitals and orchestra concerts in communities throughout southern Arizona. TSO’s education programs include the school-based KinderKonzerts, Music in the Schools, Young People’s Concerts, Making Music Mine, and programs for serious young musicians.

MASTER CLASS SERIES

Learn from TSO musicians and guest artists as they share their expertise and experience with advanced student musicians. Master classes are a special opportunity to see great musicians behind the scenes as teachers! These events are free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are needed.

For artists and dates, visit: http://tucsonsymphony.org/education/about-us

More information about all of these opportunities is found at: http://tucsonsymphony.org/education/about-us or by calling (520) 620-9167.

THE REALLY BIG JUST FOR KIDS GRAND FINALE CONCERT!

Saturdays, 10:00 am & 11:15 am

Sunday, May 3, 2015, 2:00 pm

Tucson Symphony Center A fun family experience for everybody. Filled with discovery, storytelling and a front row experience, our interactive ensemble concerts entertain, engage and educate our youngest listeners. (And maybe some of our older listeners too!) They’ll have a great time, and so will you. FREE for everybody with a suggested donation of $3 per person at the door.

December 6

Flute Viola Harp Trio

January 3, 2015 Wind Quintet February 7

Piano Trio

March 7

Percussion Ensemble

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120,000

LIVES IMPACTED ANNUALLY BY OUR MUSIC

TO TRANSFORM LIVES THROUGH MUSIC

THE WORK OF THE TSO GOES FAR BEYOND THE STAGE AND MAKES A LASTING IMPACT ON OUR COMMUNITY. Join us in keeping classical music vibrant in Tucson today and for future audiences. Circles of Support This outstanding programming is made possible through the generous support of music lovers like you – someone who believes that a great community deserves a great Symphony Orchestra and that music is not an “extracurricular activity” but an essential part of every child’s education.

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STUDENTS INSPIRED THROUGH OUR EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Please consider making a donation along with your season ticket order to support the TSO and our education and community programs. Become a Circles of Support member today with a gift of $125 or more and receive the benefits of membership all season long!

DEPENDING UPON YOUR GIFT AMOUNT, YOU MAY ENJOY THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS: • Exclusive Donor Concierge service • Invitation to the annual Opening Night Reception • Invitation to Open Rehearsals throughout the season • A guided backstage tour • Complimentary parking pass for all TSO Music Hall performances (with a gift of $2,500+)

• Invitation to On Stage Rehearsals at the Music Hall • VIP reserved parking for all TSO Music Hall performances (with a gift of $5,000+) • Invitation to private dinner with guest artists and TSO leadership (subject to artist availability)

HARRY O. JULIANI SOCIETY Some TSO patrons and friends also choose to support the TSO in their estate plans. Those who indicate their intention to do so as well as those who have given an ultimate gift through their estate are recognized as members of the Harry O. Juliani Society, named for one of the co-founders of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. SPONSORS AND OFFICIAL PARTNERS

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SCHOOLS SERVED FROM SOUTHERN PINAL COUNTY TO THE ARIZONA-MEXICO BORDER

SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

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MUSICIANS EMPLOYED BY THE TSO WHO LIVE, PLAY AND TEACH RIGHT HERE IN TUCSON

• Tucson Symphony Orchestra League • Friends and Admirers of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra If you or your business would like to partner with the TSO to present a Classic, MasterWorks or SuperPops! concert, please contact Jerusha Schmalzel, Director of Development, jschmalzel@tucsonsymphony.org, 520.620.9168.

• Tucson Symphony Orchestra Cotillion Ball Advisory Committee • SaddleBrooke Symphony Guild

20 MILLION

DOLLARS GENERATED IN THE LOCAL ECONOMY BY THE TSO


CALENDAR LISTING

SUBSCRIPTION & SEATING

DATES

SERIES

PERFORMANCE

Sept. 26/28

Classic

Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin: American Essentials

Oct. 4

Just for Kids

TSO String Quartet

Oct. 18/19

MasterWorks

Barber and Copland: American Souvenirs

WHAT YOU RECEIVE AS A SUBSCRIBER

Oct. 24/26

Classic

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

- Flexible exchange policy.

Oct. 25

Special

Michael Cavanaugh

- Ticket insurance – no worries about lost tickets for you!

Nov. 1

Just for Kids

TSO Brass Quintet

- Discounts of up to 25% off of single ticket prices.

Nov. 2

Moveable Feast

Arizona Inn

Nov. 8/9

MasterWorks

Rossini, Fauré & Schubert: European Romance

- Payment plan option – divide your payment in up to four installments.

Nov. 14/16

Classic

Rachmaninoff and Dvorˇák: The Power of Romance

Nov. 29/30

SuperPops!

Disney Fantasia Live

Dec. 5/7

Classic

Brahms and Prokofiev

Dec. 6

Just for Kids

TSO Flute Viola Harp Trio

Dec. 13/14

Holiday

Messiah and Bach

Dec. 20/21

Holiday Special

Magic of Christmas

Jan. 3, 2015

Just for Kids

TSO Wind Quintet

Jan. 10/11

MasterWorks

Brahms and Mozart

- Live, one-of-a-kind concerts with great musicians and world-renowned artists.

Jan. 16/18

Classic

The Symphony and Song

- Memories with family and friends.

Jan. 31/Feb. 1

MasterWorks

Mozart and Mahler

- Stimulate your mind and senses.

Feb. 7

Just for Kids

TSO Piano Trio

- Enjoy being with people who appreciate great music.

Feb. 7/8

SuperPops!

Ultimate Symphonic Rock

Feb. 13/15

Classic

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE

Feb. 28/Mar. 1

SuperPops!

The Texas Tenors

Mar. 7

Just for Kids

Percussion Ensemble

Mar. 7/8

MasterWorks

Mendelssohn and Schumann

Mar. 13/15

Classic

Mahler: Symphony No. 3

Mar. 21

Special

Canadian Brass

Mar. 28/29

SuperPops!

Ethan Bortnick

Mar. 31

Special

Pinchas Zukerman

Apr. 10/12

Classic

Haydn and Bruckner

Apr. 26

Moveable Feast

Tucson Museum of Art

Apr. 27 – May 1

Education Programs

Kinderkonzerts!

May 3

Just for Kids

The Really Big Grand Finale!

May 5 – 7

Education Programs

Young People’s Concerts

May 8

Special

Celebrate the Future

May 15

Young Composers

Young Composers Reading Session with the TSO String Quintet

May 16

Young Composers

Young Composers Reading Sessions with the TSO

part of a winter series package.

- Priority seating for all concerts.

- Even more discounts – additional tickets at a special subscriber 20% discount. Excludes Premium, Specials and MasterWorks Series. - First in line to purchase tickets to Specials (such as Canadian Brass).

WHAT HAPPENS FOR YOU WHEN YOU BECOME A SUBSCRIBER

- Time set aside for YOU to enjoy yourself at least three times a year. You deserve it!

- First, grab some family or friends and decide to have some fun at the Symphony. - Second, fill out the order form and tell us what you want to see. - Third, drop the order form in the mail, call us at 520-882-8585, fax your order to 520-882-2763, go to www.tucsonsymphony.org or come see us.

OUR ADDRESS IS: Tucson Symphony Center 2175 North Sixth Avenue Tucson, AZ 85705

CREATE YOUR OWN

Mix and match your choice of four concerts from any TSO SuperPops! or Classic Series. You’ll save over single ticket prices, receive priority seating, and have the freedom to exchange between SuperPops! or Classic Series performances at no charge. Excludes Specials and MasterWorks Series. Upgrade fees may apply.

CALL 520.882.8585 SUBSCRIBE TODAY AND SAVE tucsonsymphony.org All Programs, Artists and Pricing Subject to Change.


4 EASY WAYS TO ORDER! BALCONY

BALCONY

BY MAIL: 2175 N. Sixth Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705-5606 BY PHONE: 520.882.8585 • BY FAX: Fax your order form - 520.882.2763 ONLINE: TucsonSymphony.org

Name E-mail Address City State

Zip

Phone (d)

CLASSIC

SUPERPOPS!

TUCSON MUSIC HALL

TUCSON MUSIC HALL

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SELECTING YOUR SEATING 1ST choice:

2ND choice:

PLEASE ADD TO MY ORDER Tucson Symphony Orchestra Special(s)

PAYMENT INFORMATION # of Subscriptions

BALCONY

@$

each

Charitable Contribution: $ Total Amount Enclosed: $

PAYMENT METHOD ❒ Visa MASTERWORKS

❒ Discover

❒ American Express

Card No. Exp. Date

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❒ Mastercard

Card Verification# (3 or 4 digit code)

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PRICING GUIDE

TUCSON MUSIC HALL

CLASSIC SERIES AT TUCSON MUSIC HALL Fri. & Sun. Full Winter

SUPERPOPS! AT TUCSON MUSIC HALL Sat. & Sun. Full Winter

Premium

$488

$277

Premium

$232

$195

Classic Full (8)

A

$408

$232

A

$192

$168

Classic Winter (4)

B

$344

$196

B

$164

$138

C

$242

$148

C

$128

$105

D

$168

$84

D

$84

$75

CHOOSE YOUR SERIES/EVENT

DAY OR DATE ORCHESTRA/ PRICE # OF BALCONY TIER SEATS

PRICE PER SEAT

MasterWorks Full (5) MasterWorks Winter (3) SuperPops! Full (4) SuperPops! Winter (3) Create Your Own

Oct. 25

Messiah and Bach

Dec. 13 @ 8 pm

Concert 1 - Day/Date

Messiah and Bach

Dec. 14 @ 2 pm

Magic of Christmas

Dec. 20 @ 4 pm

Magic of Christmas

Dec. 21 @ 2 pm

Canadian Brass

Mar. 21

Pinchas Zukerman

Mar. 31

Moveable Feast

Nov. 2

Moveable Feast

* CREATE YOUR OWN – 4 or more concerts at the Tucson Music Hall. Classic or SuperPops!

*see form on right

Michael Cavanaugh

Apr. 26

TOTAL

Concert 2 - Day/Date

A

B

C

D

$232

$196

$145

$95

Concert 3 - Day/Date

Concert 4 - Day/Date

For 5 or more concerts, please call us at 882-8585 MASTERWORKS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SERIES – At Catalina Foothills High School Sat. & Sun. Full Winter Messiah and Bach

N/A N/A

Celebrate the Future

May 8

Young Composers

May 15 @ 7 pm Admission $10

Young Composers

May 16 @ 2 pm Admission $10

Young Composers

May 16 @ 7 pm Admission $10

N/A N/A

$138 $138

Admission - Adults $25 / Child $10

A

$215

$147

$53

B

$195

$132

$48

C

$165

$120

$43

SPECIALS – At Tucson Music Hall Michael Cavanaugh Magic of Christmas Canadian Brass Pinchas Zukerman

Just For Kids Really Big Grand Finale Concert! May 3 @ 2 pm Admission $10 TOTAL

Oct. 25 Dec. 20 & 21 Mar. 21 Mar. 31

Gold Circle $90 N/A $90 $99

Premium

A

B

C

D

$75 $75 $75 $84

$65 $64 $65 $74

$55 $54 $55 $64

$45 $40 $45 $49

$30 $28 $30 $39

Thank you for your order. Welcome to the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Family! Please note: Your ticket order will be processed in the order of the date received. New or changed seating requests completed in late summer.


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