In Arizona, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra has announced that its 2009-10 season will include world premieres of Stephen Paulus’s Dylan Thomas Songs, with soprano Elizabeth Futral, and Kip Winger’s Ghosts, the full-orchestra version of an upcoming ballet for the San Francisco Ballet, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. The third world premiere, Celebration, is a “musical chain letter” by composers Kenji Bunch, Anthony Cheung, Dan Coleman, Roshanne Etezady, Jefferson Todd Frazier, Laura Karpman, Shafer Mahoney, Rob Mounsey, Kevin Puts, Elena Ruehr, and Christopher Theofanidis. The season also includes a performance of the Dvorák Cello Concerto, with Yo-Yo Ma, plus symphonies by Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Haydn, Hanson, Borodin, and Dvorák. The season wil include two Video Games Live concerts, and pops concerts will feature Art Garfunkel, Cirque de la Symphonie, and a southwestern program with the Bill Ganz Western Band. The orchestra’s “Moveable Musical Feasts” series will feature performances by TSO chamber ensembles at the Pima Air and Space Museum, Arizona Inn, Tucson Museum of Art, and Tubac Golf Resort & Spa.
Posted March 10, 2009