Suite No. 2 From "L'Arlésienne"
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Cello Concerto In A, H. 439
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From the Metropolitan Opera, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, and tenor William Burden, along with bass-baritones Jordan Bisch and Adam Ciofarri, perform in The Damnation of Faust as part of this year's Tucson Desert Song Festival. The Tucson Symphony Orchestra, with George Hanson Music conducting, is joined by the Arizona Choir, directed by Bruce Chamberlain. Performances are at the Tucson Music Hall on February 14 at 8PM and February 16 at 2PM.
Classical 90.5 host Ted Prichard spoke with TSO Music Director and Conductor George Hanson and Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano about the orchestra's production of the monumental masterpiece
Jennifer Johnson Cano
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Twice each week, Classical 90.5 broadcasts its Community Concerts series, which presents classical music performances recorded live at venues throughout southern Arizona. Ted Prichard hosts.
Community Concerts broadcasts are made possible in part with the support of a National Endowment for the Arts challenge grant funded locally by a contribution from the Holsclaw Foundation.
Sunday, March 9 at 3:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 13 at 9:00 p.m.
Eric Holtan conducts the Tucson Chamber Artists and the SABS Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, performed at Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church on August 18, 2013. Thea Lobo sings the role of Dido, Kathryn Mueller is Belinda and Seth Kershisnik takes performs the role of Aeneas.
Sunday, March 16 at 3:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 20 at 9:00 p.m.
Each year, the Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra hosts a performance featuring its Scholarship Competition finalists. The 2014 concert was held on February 2nd in the Catalina Foothills High School auditorium with Suzette Battan conducting. On the program are works by Lalo, Saint-Saens, Dvorak, Kabalevsky, Prokofiev and others. The scholarship recipients are revealed at the conclusion of the recital.
Matinee broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera continue on Classical 90.5 at 11:00 a.m. this Saturday, March 8th, with a performance of The Enchanted Island by Jeremy Sams, with an English language libretto by the composer. The performance will run approximately three hours and forty minutes.
In one extraordinary work, lovers of Baroque opera have it all: charismatic and accomplished singers, glorious music of the Baroque masters, and a story drawn from Shakespeare. In The Enchanted Island the lovers from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream are shipwrecked on his other-worldly island of The Tempest. Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the work showcases arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others, set to the libretto by Jeremy Sams. Patrick Summers conducts.