May 2 & 3 – Pops Concerts

May 2 & 3 – Pops Concerts

These concerts have been canceled due to concerns regarding the covid-19 virus.

Our annual Pops concerts of light classical and popular music in Green Valley and at Reid Park will feature winners of our 2020 Young Artists’ Competition.

Saturday, May 2, 2020 ~ 3:00 pm
Valley Presbyterian Church
2800 S Camino Del Sol, Green Valley
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Featured guest soloist is Jisue Choi, 1st Place Winner of the Sr. Piano Division of the 2020 Young Artists’ Competition.

Sunday, May 3, 2020 ~ 7:00 pm
Musical Instrument Petting Zoo at 6:00 pm
DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center
Reid Park, Tucson
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Featured guest soloist is Bethany Radtke, 1st Place Winner of the Sr. Strings Division of the 2020 Young Artists’ Competition.

Concert Program:

A Dance in the Park

La Vie Parisienne Overture on Themes by Offenbach ~ arranged by Antal Dorati
Blue Tango ~ Leroy Anderson
Piano Concerto #2, Mvt. 3 ~ Edward MacDowell, performed by Jisue Choi on May 2 in Green Valley
Cello Concerto No. 1, Mvt. 3 ~ Camille Saint-Saëns, performed by Bethany Radtke on May 3 at Reid Park in Tucson
Amour Dépérissant ~ José Daniel Vargas
Selections from “The King and I” ~ Richard Rodgers, arr. Bob Lowden
Waltzing Cat ~ Leroy Anderson

~ Intermission ~

Slavonic Dance No. 8 ~ Antonín Dvořák
Duke Ellington! (A Medley for Orchestra) ~ arr. Calvin Custer
Danzón #2 ~ Arturo Márquez
Star Dust ~ Hoagie Carmichael, arr. Henry Sopkin
Ballet Music from “Le Cid” ~ Jules Massanet
Stars and Stripes Forever ~ John Philip Sousa, conducted by Ayla Moreno* on May 3 at Reid Park in Tucson

* Ayla Moreno won this opportunity at our February 2 Silent Auction to support the Young Artists’ Competition. She won the Jr. Piano Division in 2018 and was awarded Honorable Mention on violin in the Jr. Strings Division in 2020.