February 8 – Benefit Gala, 2020

February 8 – Benefit Gala, 2020

Each year, the Civic Orchestra of Tucson presents a Benefit Concert & Silent Auction (click to see all the items). 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
The Roland Duet, winner of the Ensemble Division of the 2020 competition will also perform.

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
Duke Ellington! (A Medley for Orchestra) ~ arr. Calvin Custer
Morceau Symphonique ~ Alexandre Guilmant, with trombonist Nate Roland
Highlights from “Carousel” ~ Richard Rodgers, arr. Rosario Bourdon
Passacaglia for Violin and Cello ~ G.F. Handel, arr. Halverson
Roland Duet, Winner of the 2020 Young Artists’ Competition Ensemble Division
Laura Roland, violin; Sarah Roland, cello
Ballet Music from “Le Cid” ~ Jules Massanet

Program details subject to change.