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Tahiti For Two: Tucson Symphony Orchestra

February 3 @ 7:30 pm

$22 – $55

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Presented in partnership with Tucson Symphony Orchestra.

Sasha Cooke

Kelly Markgraf

Shostakovich: Tahiti Trot TSO PREMIERE
Bernstein: Three Episodes from On the Town
Bernstein: Trouble in Tahiti TSO PREMIERE

José Luis Gomez, conductor
Sasha Cooke, mezzo soprano
Kelly Markgraf, bass baritone
University of Arizona Vocal Jazz Trio

A program of musical theater opens with Shostakovich’s orchestration of a song from a Russian musical based on the tune, “Tea for Two” and continues with Bernstein dances from On the Town and finally the concert version of Trouble in Tahiti, his one-act opera from the early ‘50s about life in suburban America.

Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke has been called a “luminous standout” (New York Times) and “equal parts poise, radiance and elegant directness” (Opera News).  Ms. Cooke appears frequently this season singing Mahler, whose works she has sung to great acclaim on four different continents. Sought after by the world’s leading orchestras, opera companies, and chamber music ensembles for her versatile repertoire and commitment to new music, Ms. Cooke’s season continues to bring world premiere performances and unique artistic collaborations.

Possessing a voice that the New York Times calls “heart-stirring” and a “charismatic and powerful” stage presence, American Baritone Kelly Markgraf has distinguished himself as a dynamic artist of commitment and gravity on the opera and concert stages.


February 3
7:30 pm
$22 – $55


Catalina Foothills High School
4300 E Sunrise Dr,
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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