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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 on N 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



CORELLI & MOZART’S SYMPHONY NO. 39 - MasterWorks

Catalina Foothills High School
Saturday, October 8, 7:30pm
Sunday, October 9, 2pm

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

Andrew Grams, conductor & violin

Golijov: Last Round
Corelli: Concerto Grossi Op. 6 Nos. 1 and 4 TSO PREMIERE
Mozart: Symphony No. 39

One of the crown jewels of Baroque instrumental music! Andrew Grams makes his TSO debut as a violinist when he conducts and plays violinist and composer Arcangelo Corelli’s best-known work. The program flows from the “nuevo tango” of Osvaldo Golijov’s tribute to Astor Piazzolla, a work rich in Piazzolla styled melodies and rhythms, to Mozart’s eloquent and powerful 39th, still one of his most performed symphonies although details of its composition have mystified scholars for centuries.

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.



FAURÉ, BIZET & MOZART’S CONCERTANTE - MasterWorks

Catalina Foothills High School
Saturday, November 5, 7:30pm
Sunday, November 6, 4pm

NEW St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Friday, November 4, 7:30pm

Keitaro Harada, conductor
Timothy Lees, violin
Catharine Carroll Lees, viola

Fauré: Masques et bergamasques, op. 112 TSO PREMIERE
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante
Bizet: Selections from Carmen

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Timothy Lees is joined by his wife, violist Catharine Carroll Lees from the faculty of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music to perform Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, featuring violin and viola intertwined in complementary voices. The program begins with Fauré’s divertissement about members of a commedia dell’arte troupe spying on the amorous encounters of aristocrats in its audience. Favorites from Carmen, Bizet’s opera about the infamous, gypsy seductress, bring this program to a rousing finish!

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.



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

Marcelo Lehninger, 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.