Small Ensemble Series
The Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra presents a series of scaled down performances on a socially distant stage.
Our 2020-2021 season didn’t quite turn out as we expected! Beginning in October we began a series of live streamed concerts featuring different small string ensembles performing on a socially distant stage. Our Small Ensemble Series continues with Baroque Masterpieces for Strings on March 7th, 2021 at Catalyst Arts & Maker Space in the Tucson Mall. Visit our Live Stream Concerts page to enjoy some of our past performances from this year.
Baroque Masterpieces for Strings returns!
Saturday, May 1 @ 7pm at Green Valley CPAC
Sunday, May 2nd @ 7pm at St Philip’s Plaza
SASO’s Small Ensemble Series is coming to Green Valley on May 1st at the Green Valley Community Performance & Art Center and on May 2nd at St Philips Plaza for a FREE sunset performance. We had so much fun performing Baroque Masterpieces for Strings back in March that we decided to bring the concert back. Visit our Tickets page to purchase your tickets now.
The concert will feature prominent works from the Baroque era, including two of the Brandenburg concertos by J.S. Bach and classics by Vivaldi, Corelli, and Pachelbel. In 1721, Johann Sebastian Bach presented to the Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt a collection of six concertos, which became some of the most admired compositions of the Baroque era. Bach composed with the “widest spectrum of orchestral instruments … in daring combinations,” musicologist Christoph Wolff has stated. SASO will perform numbers 3 and 6 from the set, both of which are scored for strings and harpsichord.
Purchase Tickets for May 1 at the Green Valley CPAC: