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University of Arizona

UA festival celebrates genius of Stravinsky

According to UA composer in residence Daniel Asia, “Stravinsky was the major force in music in the first half of the 20th century, and in many respects, set the agenda for the latter half as well.” ... Read more»

Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Symphony’s season opens with Eroica Trio

Written in 1805, the Triple Concerto has a hint of the aristocratic salon, compared to Beethoven's Third Symphony, Op. 55, the “Eroica” of a year earlier. Having a complete piano trio allowed Beethoven to explore the intimacy of a chamber ensemble within the larger context of the full orchestra.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: County Treasurer debate: Beth Ford vs. Elaine Richardson

On Buckmaster: An update on the Pima County Sports and Tourism Authority from Linda McNulty, conductor Herschel Kreloff discusses the Civic Orchestra of Tucson's 37th season, and a debate between Pima County Treasurer Beth Ford and challenger Elaine Richardson.... Read more»

University of Arizona Symphony Orchestra

UA offers $5 Beethoven

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, premiered in 1808. It was his personal statement about the relationship between man and nature. The UA is offering a full orchestra performance of the popular Pastoral Symphony for only $5 on Saturday.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Rio Nuevo Board shake up

Today on Buckmaster - We speak with state Sen. Frank Antenori about the removal of Jodi Bain and Rick Grinnell from the Rio Nuevo Board. Plus, TUSD Governing Board President Mark Stegeman.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: An end-of-session wrap up with Rep. Farley

Today on Buckmaster- Conversations with state Rep. Steve Farley, certified financial planner Shelly Fishman, Green Party CD 8 candidate Charlie Manolakis and Tucson Weekly arts calendar editor Linda Ray.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Mayor's 180-day plan on track

Today on Buckmaster - Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, certified financial planner Shelly Fishman, climatologist Zack Guido, and the arts round-up with Margaret Regan.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Border warning zone not good idea, Dupnik says

Today on Buckmaster - A newsmaker interview with Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, the Tuesday Money Maker Report with Shelly Fishman, Arizonan publisher Todd Clodfelter, and Margaret Regan with the arts report.... Read more»

Events celebrate Arizona centennial

Arizona will celebrate its centennial birthday on Tuesday. Museums, musicians and artists will be showcasing their best to celebrate the state's 100th birthday.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Split opinions on separation of Reid Park elephants

Today on Buckmaster - Greg Patterson, of Espresso Pundit, who talks about the winners and losers in the dust-up over redistricting. Susan Basford, administrator for the Reid Park Zoo, discusses the latest in the controversy over the zoo's two aging elephants. Plus, the conductor and general manager of the Civic Orchestra of Tucson talk about COT's holiday offerings.... Read more»

UA Music+ Festival features rarely performed classical works

This weekend’s Music + Festival at the University of Arizona will feature live performances of works by Béla Bartók, György Ligeti and Robert Beaser, discussions of their music and two Stanley Kubrick films which used Bartók’s and Ligeti’s music in their soundtracks... Read more»

Mexico’s murder city opera

Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, has gained global notoriety as the most murderous city on the planet with a stunning 3,075 homicides last year. But this week, it has thankfully gained some media attention for a lighter side: opera. ... Read more»

Tucson events mark 10th anniversary of 9/11

Tucson-area events marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11 include discussions, film screenings, theater productions, art exhibits, prayer services and tributes.... Read more»

Young Composers Concerts

Tucson Symphony brings the dreams of young composers to life

For $5, you can hear what the future will sound like. The Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Young Composers Project will host two nights of informal concerts, May 6 and 7, featuring 25 new compositions by students.... Read more»

Kronos Quartet makes 21st century classical music

The Kronos Quartet is famous for electrifying classical music. Literally. Their use of sound augmentation, pre-recorded tapes, and guest musicians while adapting music by Jimi Hendrix, Thelonious Monk and a world-wide cadre of composers creates classical music that is both cool and modern. ... Read more»

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