Tucson Symphony to debut chamber series with work inspired by Gabrielle Giffords

Posted on: November 21, 2014

Members of the brass section of Arizona’s Tucson Symphony Orchestra will perform the world premiere of a work by Tucson-based composer Bob Atwell, Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, at a November 23 concert at TSC Performance Hall. The piece—inspired by Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona Representative who survived an assassination attempt in 2011—comes on the first program in a new TSO Center Stage series featuring TSO ensembles and soloists in programs of their choice. Also on the program of light classics, dance, folk songs, and jazz will be an “Americana Suite” arranged by TSO horn player Victor Valenzuela that will include music by Copland, “Shenandoah,” and “America, the Beautiful.” The TSO Center Stage series in January and March will feature a piano trio, percussion ensemble, and duo of concertmaster Lauren Roth and pianist Paula Fan.

Posted November 21, 2014