2022-23 Season

SASO’s 2022-23 season uplifts and honors in a program full of musical serendipity.

Maestro Linus Lerner brings our fabulous community of musicians together in collaboration with international guest soloists, two local choruses, and young musicians at the beginning of their careers. The 2022-23 season repertoire spans centuries of music, from Beethoven to Bernstein and beyond, including classic works from Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, and Brahms.

2022–2023 performances

Saturday performances: 7:30 pm at DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive, SaddleBrooke

Sunday performances: 3:00 pm at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, SW Sanctuary, 7575 N Paseo del Norte, Tucson

Rossini and Tchaikovsky

October 8 and 9, 2022

  • Rossini: Overture to Barber of Seville
  • Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, with Steven Moeckel, violin (USA)
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Mendelssohn, Haydn, Dvořák

November 12 and 13, 2022

  • Guest conductor: Ahmed Elsaedi (Egypt)
  • Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
  • Haydn: Cello Concerto in D major, with Francesco Mariozzi, cello (Italy)
  • Dvořák: Symphony No. 8

Brahms, Vanbeselaere, Bernstein

February 18 and 19, 2023

  • Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
  • Vanbeselaere: Convergences, with Thomas Leleu, tuba (France)
  • Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

War and Remembrance
von Suppé, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Schoenberg

March 18 and 19, 2023

  • von Suppé: Light Cavalry Overture
  • Brahms: Four Serious Songs, with Andrew Stuckey, baritone (USA)
  • Tchaikovsky: Overture 1812
  • Schoenberg: A Survivor from Warsaw, with Reveille Men’s Chorus conducted by Keith Koster and Sons of Orpheus Chorus with narrator/conductor Grayson Hirst
  • Featuring the winner of the 2023 Dorothy Vanek Youth Concerto Competition

Wagner, Khachaturian, Beethoven

April 29 and 30, 2023

  • Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
  • Khachaturian: Violin Concerto, with Cármelo de Los Santos, violin (USA/Brazil)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”
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