Johannes Brahms’ fourth and final symphony was considered bold and progressive when it premiered in 1885, just as Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story was in 1957 and Michael Daugherty’s Deus ex Machina is today. Conductor David Danzmayr will lead the Tucson Symphony Orchestra in a program featuring all three on the Mrs. Dorothy Dyer Vanek Classic Series program, Best of Both Worlds: Daugherty Debut, Beloved Brahms, on Friday, October 23 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 25 at 2:00 p.m. at the Tucson Music Hall. The performances will feature pianist Terrence Wilson on Daugherty’s Deus ex Machina, a work Wilson commissioned, premiered and recorded with the Nashville Symphony. The recording won three Grammys the same weekend Wilson last performed with the TSO in February, 2011.
TSO to Perform the Music of John Williams
One of the most popular and successful American orchestral composers of the modern age, John Williams is the winner of five Oscars®, 17 Grammys®, three Golden Globes®, two Emmys® and five BAFTA Awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Best known for his film scores and ceremonial music, Williams is also a noted composer of concert works and a renowned conductor.
Judy Collins to Perform Benefit with the TSO
Judy Collins will perform with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra one night only, Friday, April 22 at 8:00 p.m. at the Tucson Music Hall. Tickets for An Evening with Judy Collins and the TSO will go on sale Thursday, October 1 at 10:00 a.m.
TSO Receives $1.5 Million from 2 Donors
The Tucson Symphony Orchestra has received a $400,000 contribution from the Connie Hillman Family Foundation to establish a permanent, named fund within the TSO Endowment to support the Principal Trumpet chair in the Orchestra. This is the first endowed chair in the Orchestra’s 87 year history. The Foundation’s intent is for this major gift to be used as a challenge for others to endow chairs in the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.