SADDLEBROOKE, AZ – Brazilian flutist James Strauss will perform two works with the Southern Arizona Symphony on April 6 and 7 – the premiere of Glen Roger Davis’ Tattoo Notes and Howard Hanson’s Serenade, Opus 25.
Tucson composer Bruce Stoller will perform the solos in his Open Spaces Suite on a flute he crafted of native materials. The pianist and music teacher makes flutes from yucca and agave plants.
The SASO program also features Wagner’s Tannhauser Overture, Hovhaness’ And God Created Great Whales and selections from Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto No. 1. The soloist is Benjamin Nead, winner of the 2013 Dorothy Vanek Youth Concerto Competition.
This program will be performed twice – Saturday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Dr. in SaddleBrooke – and Sunday, April 7, at 3 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte. At the St. Andrews concert, tickets are complimentary for students age 17 or younger.
Tickets to the SaddleBrooke concert are $21 in advance or $23 at the door. Order them online at http://tickets/saddlebrooketwo.com or call 520-825-2818.
Tickets to the St. Andrews concert are $20 in advance or at the door. Order online at www.sasomusic.org or call 520-308-6226.