TSO ‘Up Close’ 2020-21 season
What: Tucson Symphony Orchestra is taking its season to the virtual world
Where: Streamed on tucsonsymphony.org and vimeo.com
The schedule: Unless noted, all programs will be online at 4 p.m.
TSO Plays, digital concerts
Each concert also will feature digital previews by select artists discussing the works to be played.
• TSO Concertmaster Lauren Roth with pianist John Milbauer performing works by Brahms, Oct. 16.
• Members of the TSO Wind and Brass Sections performing selections from Mozart’s Serenade for Winds, Nov. 13.
• Members of the TSO String, Wind and Brass Sections performing selections from Beethoven’s Septet, Dec. 4.
• Holiday concert with TSO Brass Quintet, Dec. 18.
• Mahler’s Piano Quartet with TSO ensemble, Jan. 22.
TSO Dialogues, digital interviews
TSO Conductor José Luis Gomez will lead the interviews and conversations with guest artists and members of the orchestra
• Cellist Amit Peled and TSO orchestra and artistic manager Ben Nisbet, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25.
• Concertmaster Lauren Roth on “Life as a Concertmaster,” Oct. 9.
• Phoenix Symphony Conductor Tito Muñoz and Concertmaster Steven Moeckel on “The Conductor and Concertmaster Dynamic; Orchestras in Arizona,” Oct. 23.
• Bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann on the Music of Mozart and the TSO Resident Artist Initiative, Nov. 6.
• Victor Valenzuela, Mozart’s Wind Music and the life of a horn player, Nov. 17.
• TSO Principal Clarinet Dario Brignoli on the Music of Beethoven, and the life of a principal player, Dec. 8.
• Conductor Paavo Järvi on “The Music of Beethoven, The Life of an International Conductor,” Dec. 15.
• TSO Music Director José Luis Gomez and Orchestra and Artistic Manager Ben Nisbet with author Norman Lebrecht on “The Life and Music of Gustav Mahler,” TBA.
TSO Discusses: TSO Digital Explorations
• Maestro Gomez and Nisbet discuss Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and the new TSO Listening Club, Dec. 11.
• Gomez and Nisbet discuss Norman Lebrecht’s “Why Mahler?” with the TSO Book Club, TBA.