Geiger St. John gives long-awaited Tucson encore with Tango Jewel | music

“In the non-COVID times, this series would not have existed. I’ve managed to raise enough money that (the artists) get pretty decent salaries, “said St. John, 50.” It worked and I think it helped a lot of colleagues. “

In April, St. John played its first in-person concert with the Toledo, Ohio Symphony in front of a limited audience. Tucson will be her first appearance in a hall that doesn’t limit the size of the audience. However, the TSO requires viewers to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test before they can see the performances on Friday September 24th and Sunday September 26th.

It is St. John’s first concert with the orchestra since 2007, when she played her first Korngold violin concerto.

“I have great memories of Tucson. It’s a long way from my memory bank, ”she said.

This weekend, St. John is visiting an old friend in Piazzolla’s “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires”, the Argentine composer’s tango version of Vivaldi’s epic “Four Seasons”.

“I’ve had a connection not only with ‘Four Seasons’ but also with Argentine music and Venezuela for decades, so it’s kind of cool,” said St. John, whose father was strangely passionate about tango and Argentine music when she grew up in Canada on.

“What kind of weird little Canadian girl was,” she said.


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