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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»

TSO takes on Mozart, Beethoven

Tucson Symphony digs deep, hits high note

Coming back from a near-death experience last year, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, led by George Hanson, gave a life-affirming performance of Beethoven’s “Eroica” symphony.... Read more»

Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Mozart Concerto will give conductor a double workout

It’s not exactly TV’s Undercover Boss, but Hanson, starting his fifteenth year as conductor and musical director with the TSO, is renewing kinship with his musicians after budget cuts.... Read more»

Arizona Friends of Chamber Music opens 63rd season quietly

Czech group brings Euro-cool to classical music premiere

The Czech Nonet displayed superb musicianship and control when they performed the first concert of the season for the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music on Wednesday. The performance featured the premiere of UA composer Daniel Asia’s latest work.... Read more»1

Tucson composer premieres latest work

UA's Daniel Asia offers new Nonet for classical repertoire

One of the longest running chamber ensembles in the world, the Czech Nonet, will perform the latest work by Tucson composer Daniel Asia on Wednesday.... Read more»

Poland pays homage to its 'Elvis' - Chopin

Frederic Chopin never painted a mural, never sang jazz, rapped or even wrote an opera. But organizers of this year’s celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of his birth are using all of those elements to bring to life Poland’s greatest composer.... Read more»

'David Dunn: Thresholds and Fragile States'

MOCA Sounds/Defining Music ends season Thursday

The MOCA Sounds/ Defining Music season will end Thursday with a lecture and performance by composer and sound artist David Dunn.... Read more»

Classical music, with a Syrian twist

Conductor Missak Baghboudarian is leading the effort to bring classical music to Syria, and even if he has to throw in some Arabic sounds to engage his audience, it looks as though he’s succeeding.... Read more»

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