Tucson Symphony’s Hanson honored by local Lumies Awards

Posted on: June 19, 2012

In Sunday’s (6/17) Arizona Daily Star (Tucson), Kathleen Allen writes, “The arts, arts lovers and arts supporters had their day—or rather evening—Friday at the 2012 Lumies Arts & Business Awards ceremony at the El Casino Ballroom. Among the big winners were George Hanson, who took the Artist Lifetime Achievement Award; Jean-Paul Bierny and Fletcher McCusker, the Arts Patron Award; Amy Briseño, who took the Emerging Artist Award, and David Andres, who won in the Arts Educator category. The annual Lumies are presented to artists, art supporters and arts organizations in recognition of their work in and support of the arts. Hanson has been the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s music director for 15 years. In that time, TSO produced its first professional recording, which hit 2nd on the U.S. Billboard chart for classical music, first on the Canadian charts, and was nominated for a Grammy.”

Posted June 19, 2012