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Marchons – Marchons: Musical world of marches part II

Punch Howarth Part I of this essay on marches covered their history, military and circus marches and before going on, the title above needs explanation. Marchons-Marchons starts the chorus of a song by Rouget de Lisle that became musically the greatest of all national anthems, the March La Marseillaise and was arranged for orchestra by Berlioz.…

Marchons – Marchons: The Musical World of Marches

Punch Howarth Continuing this summer’s look at music forms, this essay will delve into the various applications of marches, military and otherwise. Mostly they are in double time, 2/4, 2/2, 6/8. There are a variety of march types: military, circus, funeral, ceremonial and concert marches for bands and orchestras. Most marches follow an A B…

A Walzer-Valse-Vals, just what is a waltz?

Punch Howarth Continuing with articles this off season of SASO concerts, we will take a good look at the form and history of the waltz. Most everyone is familiar with waltzes and even know the names of some. Settle back and think Om-pah-pah, Om-pah-pah! Musically a waltz is a dance form in three time; 3/4,…

SASO concert preview

Punch Howarth SASO will offer an interesting diverse series of concerts in the 2015/2016 season starting in October. There will be five programs performed at SaddleBrooke and in Oro Valley. Also the orchestra returns to Green Valley for two programs. Resident conductor Linus Lerner will be on the podium for four of the programs with…

SASO season finale is a “Humdinger”

Punch Howarth Linus Lerner leading the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra in this season’s final concert promises to be a great conclusion to an outstanding season. Three generations of composers are featured that includes the Russian Modest Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain who died in 1881; German Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto in G who died in 1920; Englishman…

SASO Season Concert IV

Punch Howarth Program Four of the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra season will present a divergent group of selections. Included will be a viola concerto, a new work premier, incidental music to a play and a concerto movement performed by the winner of the SASO young artist competition. Conductor Linus Lerner also leads the Rio Grande…

SASO plays Beethoven – Dvorak von Suppe at SaddleBrooke

Punch Howarth On Saturday, February 21 the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert of Romantic Period masterworks. On the podium will be SASO’s resident conductor, Linus Lerner. This concert can be heard at DesertView Performing Arts Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. in SaddleBrooke. A major work will be Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin, Cello and…

SASO performs Beethoven, Suppe, and Dvorak in February

Punch Howarth February marks the return of the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra conducted by Linus Lerner in an impressive program of 19th Century masterworks. The concert opens with Franz von Suppe’s Overture to his Operetta Light Cavalry. The work opens with a grand fanfare of brass and is followed by four interesting themes including the…

SASO November Concert to feature guest conductor

Punch Howarth Mr. Pezone will guest conduct the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra on November 8 at SaddleBrooke. He hails from Latina, Italy, where he studied piano and organ. In Rome he was a student of liturgical music and conducting. In Italy he has conducted the Corelli Chamber Orchestra, the orchestras of Teatre San Severo and…

SASO new season opening concert

Punch Howarth Before presenting the preview of the opening concert of the 2014-15 SASO season, this writer would like to explain the absence of SASO articles this summer. I have had several health problems and was hospitalized. Hopefully this is behind me and I am back. Conductor Linus Lerner, with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra,…