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SASO performs the Mexican Joya, Sinfonia India

  Punch Howarth The Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra will perform Carlos Chavez short-nationalistic-Amerindian Symphony at their first three concerts. Chavez is the dean of Mexican composers who lived from 1899 to 1978. He traveled widely and had close musical connections in the United States. As with a contemporary, Igor Stravinsky, he evolved through different periods…

SASO with Linus Lerner returns for the 2018-2019 season

  Punch Howarth This article will be a preview of the new and lighter concert season of the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra with Linus Lerner conducting four of the five concerts at SaddleBrooke and Oro Valley. Maestro Lerner was the impresario of the San Luis Opera Festival and his own International Voice Competition in Mexico…

SASO with Linus Lerner returns

  Punch Howarth This article will be a preview of the new and lighter concert season of the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra with Linus Lerner conducting four of the five concerts at SaddleBrooke and Oro Valley. Maestro Lerner was the impresario of the San Luis Opera Festival and his own International Voice Competition in Mexico…

SASO performing opera this summer and other events

  Punch Howarth Linus Lerner will conduct opera this summer at the San Luis Potosi Mexico Opera Festival from July 7 to 21. Members of the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra will be performing. SASO will be the main orchestra for a performance of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutti on July 29. SASO members will join with members…

SASO-SINO January concert

Punch Howarth Linus Lerner might possibly wear his Mandarin jacket to conduct the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra’s concert in January. This program will initiate the 2018 trio of concerts with programs in March and April to follow. The January concert will be a Chinese New Year celebration with the addition of numerous Sino musicians, some…

SASO features three Eastern European works

Chloe Trevor

Punch Howarth Opening the 2017-18 concert season the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Linus Lerner, will perform works by composers from Eastern Europe, Italy and America. George Enescu is a Romanian child prodigy-composer-conductor-pianist-violinist whose Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A major will begin this concert. Composed in Paris in 1901, it was premiered in…

SASO Dream Catch 2017 – 2018 season

Punch Howarth Linus Lerner returns as conductor of SASO in their regular five-concert 2017-18 season of beautiful, exciting music. Programs will include the well-known – new works – excitement – the exotic – thrilling soloists, playing to enthusiastic audiences. SASO musicians are skilled, dedicated men and women who have spent hours of practice in bedrooms,…

Summer music “Musing”

Punch Howarth With SASO in recess until fall, I will relate my musical activities for the summer. In my own listening, it has been mostly large works which means big orchestra and lengthy. Starting with Shostakovich there is his Ninth Symphony followed by his greatest, the Tenth that freed him from Stalin’s shadow. Mahler’s sixth and ninth took…

SASO Super Season finale is Russian-German-Czech

Punch Howarth A stunning, sometimes explosive, season ending concert in April offers a double dose of Russian, a German masterwork and ends with a Slavic jewel. The concert will welcome guest conductor Anton Shaburov (Sha bur ov) from Russia and fittingly he will open the concert with Russian Sailors Dance by Reinhold Gliere from his…

SASO performs Faure’s Requiem

Punch Howarth Many in the community and SASO were saddened by the death of Samuel (Sam) Kreiling in December. Sam had many talents as a professional pilot, musician, golfer and friend. My association with Sam started when we both joined the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra in the same year. He had recruited me as he…