SASO presents second China tour preview concert Dec. 22

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra is about to embark on its second trip to China. On Dec. 22, the orchestra will present a preview of the American, European and Chinese music they’re taking to the other side of the globe.

The concert is a fundraiser to help offset the expenses of getting the orchestra to China. The preview concert and tour will be conducted by Music Director Linus Lerner.

SASO musicians will depart for China on Dec. 26 and return on Jan. 4. Concerts are scheduled in Wenzhou and Lishui in the Zhejiang province south of Shanghai with the possibility of an additional concert in Nanjing in the Jiangsu.

Guest artists traveling with the orchestra include mezzo soprano Kristin Dauphinais and Larry Leung playing the traditional Chinese instrument the Guzheng. Both have soloed with SASO previously.

While touring, the orchestra will be joined by musical colleagues that Lerner has worked with in Houston, where he is artistic director of the Bayou City Performing Arts choruses, and from his native Brazil, where he now conducts the Symphony Orchestra of Rio Grande do Norte, in Natal.

Lerner said, “Many institutions in U.S. are recognizing China today as the place for classical music-making – including the New York Philharmonic, whichjust established a partnership with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.

Many other orchestras are traveling there and many festivals are happening in partnership with American music institutions. SASO is proud not only for being be ahead of its time for projects like this as a community orchestra, but also for being in consonance with the aspirations of major musical institutions in the U.S. and abroad.”

This special China preview concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at the Desert View Performing Arts Center at 39900 S. Clubhouse Dr. in SaddleBrooke, just north of the town of Catalina.

Tickets are $21 in advance and may be ordered from the SaddleBrooke box office at 825-5318 or by visiting http://tickets.saddlebrooketwo.com. Subject to availability, they many also be sold at the door for $23.

To comment on this article and others  visit the Copper Area News Facebook or send us an email at
CBNSun@MinerSunBasin.com

admin (7654 Posts)


Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Overnight work on SR 77 in Catalina Sunday

    13 hours ago
    by

    The right lane on north- and southbound State Route 77, between Eagle Crest Ranch Boulevard and Golder Ranch Road, will […]


    Pastor’s Corner: Walk Daily in God’s Love

    July 29th, 2014
    by

    In Isaiah 59:2 it says that our iniquities or sins, have separated us from our God.  Just before that, we are


    Guests visit Superior Rotary

    July 29th, 2014
    by

    Superior Sun The Superior Rotary had two guest speakers, Larry Bravo who is the incumbent candidate for the Justice of the Peace and John Tameron who is running for the


    Superior Police Report

    July 29th, 2014
    by

    According to state law, police may arrest suspected offenders by two methods. The suspect may be physically taken into the department and booked into jail, or the arresting officer may write


  • Stories Just For You

    Buffalo Soldiers and the Brownsville Affair

    February 19th, 2014
    by

    Copper Area News February is Black History Month. This month was chosen to honor the births of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas.


    Valentine’s month ‘Hearts Rock’ photography at the Arboretum

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    February is a special month for lovers, including lovers of the Boyce Thompson Arboretum (BTA). In celebration of this special […]


    Enjoy a day of outdoor recreation and history at the Third Annual Legends of Superior Trails Eco-Tourism Festival

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    The Legends of Superior Trails invites you to enjoy a day of history, and adventure at the Third Annual Legends […]


    Death of a “bad” man along the San Pedro, Part 3

    December 21st, 2012
    by

    By John Hernandez Evans’ bullet missed Rapelji. Fred Jackson then stepped around Rapelji and fired his gun. One of the […]


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather