February 8 – Benefit Gala

February 8 – Benefit Gala



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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.

See the sidebar at the right (or below on mobile devices) to purchase tickets and preview the auction items. 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.