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Catalina Foothills High School
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 2pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, February 5, 2017, 2pm

NEW St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Friday, February 3, 7:30pm

José Luis Gomez, conductor

Haydn: Overture in D major TSO PREMIERE
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)
Mozart: Symphony No. 33 TSO PREMIERE
R. Strauss: Metamorphosen TSO PREMIERE

Haydn’s overture opens a program of major works by Schubert, Mozart and Strauss. Schubert’s Eighth Symphony, the Unfinished, with its immediately recognizable opening, has long been a favorite of audiences for its expansive melodies and high drama. Though, with only two movements, it leaves music lovers wondering what could have been. Mozart’s Symphony No. 33 is another audience favorite. Strauss’ introspective, Metamorphosen, sums up the program: completed the day after the destruction of the Vienna Opera House, pain is intertwined with hope and optimism, the essence of human existence.

Complimentary “Concert Comments” with the conductor and guest artist take place one hour before the performance and give you insight into what you’re about to hear.