We’re delighted to announce the winners of this year’s Dorothy Vanek Youth Concerto Competition, held March 1–2: First Prize: Rebecca Shiao, piano Second Prize: Carissa Powe, violin Third Prize: Claire Thai, harp Rebecca has been invited to perform the first movement of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with SASO at our April 5–6 concerts.
Franz Liszt’s electrifying Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major will be performed by the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra conducted by Linus Lerner in its April concerts, with soloist Pervez Mody.
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol will open the April 5-6 spring concerts by the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra directed by Linus Lerner. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet will close the concert. Here’s a preview by Punch Howarth.
Read about the background of works by Arturo Márquez, Ernest Bloch and Johannes Brahms in preparation for SASO’s February concerts.
Linus Lerner with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra will perform Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C minor this month. Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Marquez, a Cuban-Mexican rhythmic romp, will open the concert. Following will be the dramatic cello exposition Schelomo.
Here’s the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, featuring Edwin E. Soo Kim, one of our most acclaimed guest soloists, with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, recorded Nov. 10, 2013 at Tucson’s St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.
Here’s the first movement of John Rutter’s Mass of the Children, which we performed in November.
Opening the 2013-2014 Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra season on October 5 & 6, features two well known works by Verdi and Borodin and a new concerto for cello. Resident conductor Linus Lerner has selected guest conductor Dimitar Karaminkov from Bulgaria to be on the podium for this first program. The major selection will be Borodin’s…