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Jazz Festival swings, bops, taps and rolls back to Tucson

This year's 10-day Tucson Jazz Festival will feature performances from Sheila E., Spyro Gyra, Hypnotic Brass, Diane Schuur, along with a free 12-hour-long music showcase Downtown on Monday.... Read more»

Classical music flowers at Desert Song Festival

The third annual event features collaboration by local groups with national guest artists in a celebration of opera & art song, including concerts by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Opera, UA Presents, Tucson Chamber Artists, Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, Tucson Guitar Society and the UA School of Music.... Read more»

Indigo Girls seek harmony with Tucson Symphony

The Indigo Girls have been singing together since high school. Along the way, they’ve sold more than 12 million records, including 14 studio albums, three live albums and three greatest hits compilations. The folk duo will join with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for a performance Saturday.... Read more»

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Richard Danielpour: Portrait of an ever-changing composer

Danielpour is in Tucson this week to attend the Tucson Symphony’s Friday performance of “Toward the Splendid City,” his musical homage to New York City. He is also performing at a free event at the UA on Saturday, conducting a composition seminar.... Read more»

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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»

Remembering Jan. 8

Giffords leads Pledge of Allegiance at vigil

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords led the Pledge of Allegiance at the candlelight vigil Sunday that commemorated the first anniversary of the Jan. 8, 2011, shootings in which she was wounded.... Read more»

Remembering Jan. 8

Vigil at UA will mark first anniversary of shootings

Tucsonans will gather Sunday evening at the University of Arizona Mall for a candlelight vigil to commemorate the first anniversary of the Jan. 8 shootings. Those attending should dress warmly and arrive after 4 p.m for the 6:30 service.... 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»

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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»

Weekend preview: Good things come in threes

Perhaps you are the sort for whom a hike in this heat sounds like a fate worse than death. If so, here are three options for each weekend day to keep you cool.... Read more»

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Beethoven's Ninth may be swan song for TSO chorus

After this weekend’s formidable performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the TSO Chorus will be dissolved for the foreseeable future, except for two performances of Handel’s Messiah on December 4.... Read more»

Weekend preview

Capital Vices: Seven deadly awesome weekend events

It would be a sin to miss this weekend's events in Tucson. Below find seven promising options.... Read more»1