The TSO and The Loft Cinema will co-present the Tucson premiere of the new documentary, Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony on Thursday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway in Tucson. The event is part of The Loft’s One Hit Wonders series, showcasing great new documentaries at special one-night-only screenings.
TSO and The Loft Cinema Co-Present Film on Beethoven's 9th
Enchanted Kingdom and The Princess and The Frog at TSO Just for Kids
The final programs in the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s 2013-14 Just for Kids Series are Saturday, March 1 with two performances of The Enchanted Kingdom at 10:00 a.m. and again at 11:15 a.m. at the Tucson Symphony Center (TSC) 2175 N. Sixth Ave. (1 block south of Grant) and one performance of The Princess and the Frog at the Oro Valley Town Hall at 10:00 a.m. (11000 North La Cañada Drive at Naranja).
Just for Kids is a popular series of fun, informal, interactive chamber ensemble concerts lasting 45 to 50 minutes. The performances use humor, story-telling, demonstrations and participation to introduce classical music and orchestral instruments in an entertaining and kid-friendly environment to families including those with very young children. The programs are presented on the first Saturday morning of each month from October through March at the Tucson Symphony Center where there is ample free parking. The Just for Kids performances at the Town Hall in Oro Valley are presented at 10:00 a.m. on the first Saturdays of November through March. The Really Big Just for Kids Grand Finale featuring the full Tucson Symphony Orchestra will be held Sunday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m. at the Fox Tucson Theatre, 17. W. Congress in downtown Tucson.
In The Enchanted Kingdom at the Tucson Symphony Center join the Flute Viola Harp Trio as they take a journey into an enchanted kingdom where they meet a royal prince and princess and their many wonderful friends. Follow the prince and princess as they play and dance to the music of this magical land!
In The Princess and the Frog at the Oro Valley Town Hall the TSO Piano Trio looks for how many opposites you can find in music: High – Low, Loud – Soft, Fast – Slow. Then, enjoy the very opposite tale of The Princess and the Frog, an exciting musical adventure written and composed by TSO violinist Michael Fan.
For more information about the Tucson Symphony Center Just for Kids program, call the TSO box office at (520) 882-8585 or visit tucsonsymphony.org. TSO Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free to the series, with a suggested $3 per person donation. Tickets for the Really Big Just for Kids Grand Finale at the Fox Tucson Theatre are $5 and are available at the TSO box office, online at tucsonsymphony.org or at the door on the day of the performance.
The Just for Kids concert series at the Tucson Symphony Center is sponsored by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Arizona, the Diamond Family Music Education Endowment Fund, the National Bank of Arizona, the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Tucson Pima Arts Council and many individual donors.
For information about the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance Just for Kids presentation at the Oro Valley Town Hall visit saaca.org or call (520) 797-3959.
Amit Peled to Perform Saint-Saëns' Cello Concerto
Cellist Amit Peled, praised by The New York Times for the “glowing tone, a seductive timbre and an emotionally pointed approach to phrasing that made you want to hear him again,” will make his debut with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra performing Camille Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1 on Friday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 16 at 2:00 p.m. at the Tucson Music Hall.
Former Concertmaster Returns to TSO to Perform The Red Violin
Film music takes center stage as former Concertmaster Steven Moeckel returns to the Tucson Symphony Orchestra to perform the popular and powerful concerto based on the music John Corigliano composed for Joshua Bell in the 1998 film, The Red Violin. Mahler’s brilliant Fifth Symphony closes the program with its plaintive, engrossing and moving Adagietto, popularized by Luchino Visconti’s award-winning 1971 film, Death in Venice.
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