Tucson Symphony’s “Up Close” season, streamed on Vimeo

Posted on: November 12, 2020

Eight Tucson Symphony Orchestra musicians—oboists Michael Johnson and Tiffany Pan; clarinetists Dario Brignoli and Chauncey Roach; bassoonists Letitia Bryant and Benjamin Yingst; and horn players Johanna Lundy and Victor Valenzuela—were filmed performing Mozart’s Serenade No. 11 for Winds at the Tucson Symphony Center.

“About 250 people tuned in when the concert streamed on the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Up Close season Digital Stage Oct. 16,” writes Cathalena Burch in Monday’s (11/9) Arizona Daily Star (Tucson). “Since then, 925 people have watched the concert on the orchestra’s Vimeo channel. ‘I think a lot of people were waiting to see what it was going to be like.… When they actually saw what we were doing, they were like, wow this looks great, this sounds great,’ said Benjamin Nisbet, TSO’s orchestra and artistic manager…. The orchestra will put on its second Digital Stage concert … Nov. 13, when eight members of the TSO winds section perform Mozart’s Serenade No. 11 … as a fill-in for Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 ‘Jupiter,’ … one of two Mozart symphonies that were originally planned for November…. Friday’s concert was filmed at the Tucson Symphony Center performance hall…. A trio of cameras including one mounted to a 14-foot ladder captured the performance from several angles.” Said Music Director José Luis Gomez, “You want to take care of the health of your musicians. This virus hasn’t left us…. But we are also grateful we have the space … to showcase these beautiful combinations.”