Tucson Symphony percussion section: Vivaldi on steel pan drums and more

Posted on: February 25, 2015

Members of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s percussion section performed on February 22 at Tucson Symphony Center as part of the orchestra’s new TSO Center Stage Series, launched this in November and featuring TSO members performing programs of their own choice. On the program was music by Vivaldi performed on steel pan drums, as well as sections by Philip Glass, West African compositions, and a sonata for non-pitched percussion. The ensemble included TSO Principal Percussion Homero Cerón, with section members David Walton, Fred Morgan, and Jacob Powers. The inaugural concert in the TSO Center Stage series in November spotlighted the TSO brass section performing light classics, dance, folk songs, and jazz, and continues in March with Concertmaster Lauren Roth and pianist Paula Fan in a program of Beethoven and Brahms sonatas.

Posted February 25, 2015