Tucson Symphony announces 2013-14 season, conductor candidates

Posted on: February 25, 2013

In Sunday’s (2/24) Arizona Daily Star (Tucson), Cathalena E. Burch writes, “The Tucson Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its 85th season with violin great Itzhak Perlman, pop singer and songwriter Neil Sedaka, and stars from the Metropolitan Opera. Throw in the American Celtic music darlings Cherish the Ladies, the Midtown Men from ‘Jersey Boys,’ and the staging of Berlioz’s ‘The Damnation of Faust’ among other Tucson firsts and it’s a season worthy of its title: ‘Brilliant.’ … First-time performances in the 2013-14 season include Sibelius’ Lemminkäinen Suite and Strauss’ Traumerei am Kamin from ‘Intermezzo’ in November, Berlioz’s Queen Mab Scherzo from ‘Romeo et Juliette,’ and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 on a program that also features the orchestra’s first performance of Wagner’s ‘The Ring Without Words’ in April 2014. … There will also be guest conductor debuts from Andrew Grams, Tania Miller, Edwin Outwater, Jay Friedman and James Feddeck as the TSO searches for [Music Director George] Hanson’s replacement. Hanson, who is in his 17th season with the orchestra, will leave the job after the 2014-15 season. He is set to return in 2015-16 to conduct two programs.”

Posted February 25, 2013