Tucson Symphony to premiere Winger’s “Ghosts”

Posted on: November 4, 2009

An article in Wednesday’s (11/4) Explorer (Tucson, Arizona) states, “The Tucson Symphony MasterWorks Chamber Orchestra comes to the Northwest with its first program of the 2009-10 season, performing Mendelssohn and Haydn as well as the world premiere of a composition by rock star C.F. ‘Kip’ Winger. The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance brings the world premiere of Winger’s ‘Ghosts’ to Oro Valley on Friday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. at Canyon Del Oro High School. Other TSO performances are Saturday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. at Catalina Foothills High School. Music Director and Conductor George Hanson conducts the TSO in the Overture to Felix Mendelssohn’s ‘Fingal’s Cave,’ Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 101, ‘The Clock,’ and in Winger’s ‘Ghosts: Suite No. 1 for Orchestra.’ … In the early 1990s with his band, Winger, he released the platinum recordings Winger, In the Heart of the Young and Pull, and led the quartet on sold-out world tours. Winger played bass with Alice Cooper, sang with the Alan Parsons Project, played with The Who’s Roger Daltrey and has performed with Bob Dylan. … The TSO’s world premiere performance of ‘Ghosts’ will be followed by the San Francisco Ballet’s February premiere of the new ballet top choreographer Christopher Wheeldon has created to accompany the 20-minute composition.”

Posted November 4, 2009