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Vibrant music in an intimate setting. Performances held in the beautiful Catalina Foothills High School auditorium PLUS the Tucson Symphony is pleased to add Friday night MasterWorks concerts at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church conveniently located at 7575 North Paseo Del Norte, just west of the Oracle and Ina Road intersection. Both venues have plenty of free parking!

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

Please make note of the new earlier concert time: evening performances begin at 7:30pm.

Catalina Foothills High School Music Hall

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church



BACH & HAYDN IN HARMONY - MasterWorks

Catalina Foothills High School
Saturday, January 7, 2017, 2pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, January 8, 2017 2pm

NEW St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Friday, January 6, 7:30pm

Daniel Hege, conductor
Alexander Lipay, flute

Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor TSO PREMIERE
Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony Op.110a TSO PREMIERE (Rudolph Barshai arrangement)
Haydn: Symphony No. 102

Alexander Lipay celebrates his 10th anniversary as TSO Principal Flute performing some of Bach’s most effervescent and memorable fugue offerings featuring melodies led by the flute. In 1960, a visit to Dresden to work on a film score inspired Shostakovich to compose this emotionally charged piece immortalizing the German city that had been destroyed in 1945. The concert finishes with Haydn’s exuberant melodies in the tenth of his twelve London symphonies composed during a joyous time in his life.

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.



SCHUBERT, MOZART & STRAUSS: 3 MAJOR WORKS - MasterWorks

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.



YOUTHFUL EXUBERANCE FROM MOZART & DVOŘÁK - MasterWorks

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

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

José Luis Gomez, conductor

Villa-Lobos: Prelude from Bachianas Brasileiras No.4 TSO PREMIERE
Dvořák: Serenade for Strings
Gabriella Smith: TSO Commission WORLD PREMIERE
Mozart: Symphony No. 25

A buoyant finale to the MasterWorks season! Anyone who saw the hit film Amadeus will enjoy hearing the opening music from it – 17 year old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s brilliant Symphony No. 25. Antonín Dvorák was a newlywed when he wrote Serenade for Strings and it remains one of his most popular works to this day because of its beautiful, memorable melody. Villa Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4 is one of his nine compositions written as suites fusing the Baroque style of writing with elements of Brazilian folk. Bravo!

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.

Commission made possible by the Arizona Commission on the Arts.