Saturday, October 28, 7:30pm
Sunday, October 29, 2pm
Tucson Music Hall

Scott Terrell, conductor
Hilary Kole, vocals

He has not only been saving the world for over 50 years, James Bond has racked up an incredible number of hit songs including the Oscar-winning “Skyfall,” by Adele. “Goldfinger,” “Nobody Does it Better,” “For Your Eyes Only,” “Live and Let Die” and “Skyfall” are just a few of the hits performed by Hilary Kole, hailed by critics as a “musical marvel!” (Rex Reed, NY Observer), when she performs with the Tucson Symphony. Plus the “James Bond Theme” arranged for Dr. No by John Barry who went on to score 11 Bond films. Prepare to be shaken and stirred!

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Friday, November 3, 7:30pm
Tucson Music Hall

José Luis Gomez, conductor

Famed mariachi ensemble Mariachi Los Camperos will raise the dead and celebrate life in this very special concert to launch Tucson’s All Souls Procession Weekend. Their sound of impressive vocals, violins and guitars steeped in rich cultural tradition will add spice to your life. Founded in 1960 by mariachi “giant” Natividad “Nati” Cano, Mariachi Los Camperos features musicians from both Mexico and the U.S. They collaborated on Linda Ronstadt’s album, Canciones de Mi Padre (Songs of my Father) making national television appearances on programs such as The Tonight Show and the Grammy Awards Show. The band also appeared on Linda Ronstadt’s Mas Canciones (More Songs). The Grammy-nominated ensemble has recorded nine albums including four CDs with Smithsonian Folkways.

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Friday, December 1, 7:30pm
Sunday, December 3, 2pm
Tucson Music Hall

Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

Dvořák: Carnival Overture
Chadwick: Noël TSO PREMIERE
Poulenc: Les biches (The Does) Suite TSO PREMIERE
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

The winning team behind The Planets on the Big Screen returns with a world premiere multi-media presentation of Dvořák’s most popular symphony, “From the New World.” The wide open spaces and music that influenced him come alive using the latest technology. Dvořák’s Carnival Overture from his “Nature, Life and Love Trilogy,” the serenity of “Noël” inspired by the composer’s son and the ballet suite Les Biches (The Does) makes this a celebration of nature, life and love.

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.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018, 7:30pm
Sunday, January 14, 2018. 2pm
Tucson Music Hall

José Luis Gomez, conductor

Virtuoso technical ability, a vivacious live performer, and one of the most brilliant, multifaceted and renowned musicians of our time seen by millions at the Oscars, at the Grammy Awards, and the Billboard Awards.

  • 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient
  • 10 Time Grammy Award Winner
  • Emmy Award Recipient
  • 6 Time Billboard Award Winner
  • 2016 Honorary Doctorate recipient in Fine Arts from The University of Notre Dame
  • 2015 Hispanic Heritage Award Recipient

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Friday, February 16, 2018, 7:30pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018, 2pm
Tucson Music Hall

José Luis Gomez, conductor
Vadym Kholodenko, piano

Constantino: Commissioned work WORLD PREMIERE
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet
Ginastera: Dances from Estancia

The 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition gold medalist Vadym Kholodenko makes his TSO debut with Rachmaninoff’s popular Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Former Young Composers Project student Anthony Constantino becomes the first alumnus to have a piece on a Classic Series program with a work commissioned by José Luis Gomez. Prokofiev’s romantic ballet music and the Argentine folk dances from Ginastera’s ballet give this program universal appeal.

Commissioning works by former Young Composers Project students is one thing we want to do with this amazing program. We want to give it visibility with works that are relevant to the Tucson community.- José Luis Gomez

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.

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Friday, March 16, 2018, 7:30pm
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 2pm
Tucson Music Hall

Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
Rachel Barton Pine, violin

Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon Overture
Khachaturian: Violin Concerto
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

J.S. Bach International Violin Competition Gold Medalist Rachel Barton Pine returns to the Tucson Symphony for the first time since 2004 to perform Khachaturian’s crowd-pleasing concerto inspired by Armenian folk themes. Ravel’s orchestration of Pictures at an Exhibition is a symphonic “top 10,” while the overture to Kabalevsky’s comic opera, Colas Breugnon, gets things off to a rousing start with its rhythmic drive. Young Brazilian conductor Marcelo Lehninger, winner of the League of American Orchestras’ Helen H. Thompson Award for Emerging Music Conductors, makes his TSO debut. He was recently appointed Music Director of the Grand Rapids Symphony after posts with the Boston and New West Symphonies.

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.

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