Southern Arizona Symphony’s wide-ranging 2016-17 season

Posted on: June 6, 2016

“Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra is digging deep into the vault of the rarely played next season,” writes Cathalena E. Burch in Thursday’s (6/2) Arizona Daily Star (Tucson). “Among the notable pieces on deck: [William] Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony [1934] to open the season in October, and Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto featuring saxophonist Ashu and Fauré’s choral powerhouse Requiem with vocal soloists and a choir, both next March. The volunteer orchestra, led by music director Linus Lerner, performs in SaddleBrooke and Oro Valley. It also presents two concerts in Green Valley. In addition to Lerner at the podium, SASO will host the young Russian conductor Anton Shaburov in the season finale next April. He will conduct Dvorák’s Seventh Symphony…. Flutist Carol Wincenc … will [serve as soloist for] Carl Nielsen’s Flute Concerto in November…. The orchestra jump-starts the season with a free concert on Sept. 15 at Fox Tucson Theatre … to commemorate Mexican Independence Day. Guest vocalists from Mexico and Mariachi Sol Azteca are in the lineup in a concert sponsored by the Mexican Consulate in Tucson and the Instituto Cultural Mexicano de Tucson.”

Posted June 6, 2016