February 8 – Benefit Gala

February 8 – Benefit Gala

Each season, the Civic Orchestra of Tucson presents a Benefit Concert and Auction.

Enjoy a delightful afternoon as you support our Young Artists’ Competition.

Featured past competition winners who will perform at this concert are:

Ryan Chen, classical guitar, winner of the Sr. Strings Division of the 2019 competition
Nate Roland, trombone, winner (tied) of the Sr. Winds/Percussion Division of the 2019 competition
We also expect to feature an Ensemble winner of the 2020 competition.

A list of auction items will be available soon. The concert program is listed below.

Shall We Dance?

La Vie Parisienne Overture on Themes by Offenbach ~ arranged by Antal Dorati
Blue Tango ~ Leroy Anderson
Danza del Altiplano ~ Leo Brouwer
Recuerdos de la Alhambra ~ Francisco Tarrega
two solo pieces performed by guitarist Ryan Chen
Selections from “The King and I” ~ Richard Rodgers, arr. Robert Russell Bennett
Sugar Plum Fairy, from “The Nutcracker” ~ Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky
Waltzing Cat ~ Leroy Anderson

~ Intermission ~

Slavonic Dance No. 8 ~ Antonín Dvořák
A Medley for Orchestra ~ Duke Ellington, arr. Calvin Custer
Morceau Symphonique ~ Alexandre Guilmant, with trombonist Nate Roland
Highlights from “Carousel” ~ Richard Rodgers, arr. Rosario Bourdon
Ballet Music from “Le Cid” ~ Jules Massanet

Program details subject to change.