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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MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS - Holiday/SuperPops!/Family

Saturday, December 16, 4pm matinee
Sunday, December 17, 2pm matinee
Tucson Music Hall

Michael Hall, conductor
Tucson Symphony Orchestra Chorus
  Bruce Chamberlain, director
Featuring UA Dance

The Magic of Christmas will lift your spirits. You’ll hear all of your favorite Christmas holiday songs, see UA’s exceptional dancers perform excerpts from The Nutcracker and raise your voice for a sing-along of your very favorite carols. Plus the forecast calls for snow in the Music Hall and Santa is going to make a special visit no matter if you’ve been naughty or nice. Make sure you and yours are part of the magic!

Magic of Christmas tickets are available at a discount as part of the SuperPops!, Family, or Create-Your-Own subscription packages or as an add-on to any other series subscription.

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Friday, January 19, 2018, 7:30pm
Sunday, January 21, 2018, 2pm
Tucson Music Hall

José Luis Gomez, conductor
Kelley Nassief, soprano
Jamie Bernstein, narrator
Tucson Symphony Chorus - Bruce Chamberlain, director
Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus - Julian Ackerley, director

Beethoven: Overture to Fidelio
Mahler: Adagio from Symphony No. 10
Bernstein: Symphony No. 3, “Kaddish” TSO PREMIERE

The Tucson Symphony and Tucson Desert Song Festival will observe the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth in 2018 with the TSO Premiere of his Symphony No. 3, “Kaddish.” This dramatic work based on the Jewish prayer is dedicated to the memory of John F. Kennedy who was assassinated just weeks before the first performance in 1963. The Adagio from Mahler’s unfinished final symphony and the Overture to Beethoven’s only opera make this a highly emotional program. Narrated by Leonard Bernstein’s daughter, Jamie Bernstein, author and broadcaster.

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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In partnership with Tucson Desert Song Festival

WOMEN ROCK - SuperPops!

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 7:30pm
Sunday, March 11, 2018, 2pm
Tucson Music Hall

William Waldrop, conductor

Celebrate the legendary women of rock and roll with this brand new show from Grammy® Award winner Jeff Tyzik. The music of Carole King, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Pat Benatar, Heart, Carly Simon and more is brought to life by the TSO and a cast of singers on one stage. Featuring the songs “I Feel the Earth Move,” “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “Freeway of Love,” “Proud Mary,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Respect,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,””Love Is A Battlefield,” “These Dreams,” “You’re So Vain”and “You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman.”

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Friday, April 6, 2018, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 8, 2018, 2pm
Tucson Music Hall

José Luis Gomez, conductor
Katie Van Kooten, soprano
Sara Couden, contralto
Dmitri Pittas, tenor
Davóne Tines, bass-baritone
Tucson Symphony Chorus
  Bruce Chamberlain, director
and Children’s Chorus

Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls TSO PREMIERE
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, “Choral”

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, one of the greatest compositions in western music, provides a triumphant finale to the season with the famous “Ode to Joy” performed by top soloists, the TSO Chorus and a children’s chorus. One of the most popular symphonies ever, it follows what John Adams called a ”memory space” for 9/11, On the Transmigration of Souls. Commissioned by the New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series it won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2003 and three Grammy® Awards in 2005.

José Luis Gomez likes what Richard Wagner had to say about Beethoven’s Ninth: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony became the mystical goal of all my strange thoughts and desires about music.

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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