Tucson Symphony to spotlight TSO Young Composers Project alum in upcoming concerts

Posted on: November 28, 2018

“A decade ago, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra programmed Tucson native Nicholas Mariscal’s composition ‘Sic Transit Gloria Mundi’ on a Masterworks concert,” writes Cathalena E. Burch in Monday’s (11/26) Arizona Daily Star (Tucson). “It was the first time the TSO featured the work of a Young Composers Project alumnus on a subscription concert. This weekend, they are shining an even bigger spotlight on the Tucson native. Mariscal will solo with the orchestra on Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian’s dramatic Concerto-Rhapsody for Cello. It is the first of what Music Director/Conductor José Luis Gomez hopes will be routine for the orchestra, bringing back talented young musicians who made their mark with the orchestra as kids to return several years later as soloists. ‘I’m thrilled to have the chance to come back and play with my hometown orchestra,’ Mariscal said earlier this month from Florida, where he is a first-year fellow of the New World Symphony, a post-graduate training program…. ‘I got to know so many of the (TSO) members from participating in the Young Composers Project,’ … added Mariscal, 26…. In Florida, he performs regularly with the New World Symphony in between auditioning for orchestras around the country.”

Posted November 28, 2018

In photo: Composer, cellist, and Tuscon Symphony Orchestra Young Composer Project alumnus Nicholas Mariscal