Tucson Symphony Orchestra prepares to return to the stage | music

“We have been providing live chamber music performances to the munity for seven decades and not being able to do what our organization has put together and hired has been a terrible situation,” said Tolliver . “We tried to keep in touch with our audience through streaming concerts, but of course it’s not the same. The concerts are not only a musical performance, but also a meeting of music lovers. And that has simply not been possible for over a year. I think we’re all looking forward to it. “



Arizona Friends of Chamber Music President Joseph Tolliver says performances will return to the Leo Rich Theater this fall.


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The Friends will host 17 in-person concerts in 2021-22 and, after a lesson from last year’s virtual concerts, will also offer an online streaming option for those uncomfortable going back to the theater. The line-up includes the return of old friends – the Juilliard String Quartet on November 17th; St. Lawrence String Quartet on December 8; and Imani Winds on January 19 – and rescheduled concerts from last season that were put on hold due to the pandemic, including the Poulenc trio making up for the lost 2020 deadline on February 13.

Other highlights of the season include the Hermitage Piano Trio on November 10, cellist Jonathan Swensen on November 21, clarinetist Narek Artyunian and pianist Steven Beck on January 9, violinist Yura Lee and pianist Gilles Vonsattel on February 2 , the Artemis Quartet on February 2nd. 23rd and the Vienna Piano Trio on April 6th.

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