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S. Korean violinist returns for SASO gig

By Cathalena E. Burch, originally published in the Arizona Daily Star Edwin Kim must really like us. The violin virtuoso is making his third appearance with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, this time to tackle…

Interview with Carol Wincenc

Just a few minutes before our esteemed soloist Carol Wincenc began her first rehearsal with SASO of Carl Nielsen’s Flute Concerto, she sat down with our executive director, James Reel, for a live Facebook chat…

Program Notes for SASO’s Oct. 15-16 Concerts

By Tim Secomb Mexican composer Arturo Márquez was born in Álamos, Sonora. His father and his grandfather were musicians and Márquez was exposed to several musical styles in his childhood, particularly Mexican “salon music,” which strongly influenced his…

Dvorak’s “Song to the Moon”

Here’s soprano Elizabeth Rodriguez Berrios joining SASO and conductor Linus Lerner for the “Song to the Moon” from Antonín Dvorák’s opera Rusalka, in concert at the Fox Tucson Theatre on Sept. 15, 2016. Thanks to…

Tucson Lifestyle features SASO soloist

The May 2016 issue of Tucson Lifestyle includes a full-page feature on SASO guest artist Emily Sun. Read the feature as a downloadable pdf by clicking here, or read the entire issue of the magazine here.

SASO performs Brahms, Barber and Berlioz

Contact Kevin Larkin at manager@sasomusic.org or (520) 308-6226 The final concert of the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra season on May 7 and 8 features Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, Barber’s Violin Concerto with Australian-born soloist Emily…

Amanda Harberg’s Viola Concerto

This week, SASO is recording two recent concertos with viola soloist Brett Deubner for commercial CD release. We’ve played all the music in concert before; here’s a video of our first go at Amanda Harberg’s…

The Stankovs play Mendelssohn with SASO

Felix Mendelssohn’s E-minor Violin Concerto is a concert staple, and his piano concertos get an occasional outing, but it’s more unusual to find his early Concerto for Violin, Piano and Strings on the concert stage….

Latest stop on SASO international journey: Brazil

By Cathalena E. Burch, originally published in the Arizona Daily Star Forty members of the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra landed in Brazil late last week and, on Valentine’s Day, performed the first of two concerts at the Gramado…

SASO Musicians Head to Music Festival in Brazil

Contact Kevin Larkin at manager@sasomusic.org or (520) 308-6226 TUCSON, AZ – The well-traveled Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra is headed for another international performance – this time in Brazil. Forty SASO musicians will join members of the Symphony Orchestra of…

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