SASO’s musical journey: 2008-09 season
Courtesy of Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Yvonne Creanga performs at the opening concert Sunday, Oct. 5 and 12.

A listing of the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra's upcoming concerts.

• 3 p.m. Sundays

• Desert View Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive;

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte

• $20 a ticket or $75 for the season; free for those 17 and younger at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church location

• Tickets available at or 323-7166

Opening night: Strauss, Puccini and Vaughan Williams

Oct. 5 in SaddleBrooke

Oct. 12 in Tucson

Featuring Yvonne Creanga, viola, and the Tucson Chamber Artists

Sibelius, Britten and Rimsky-Korsakov

Nov. 16 in SaddleBrooke

Nov. 23 in Tucson

Featuring Brad Benoit, tenor

Beethoven, Kabalevsky, Haydn and Dvorak

Feb. 8 in Tucson

Feb. 15 in SaddleBrooke

Featuring Michael Kiefer, trumpet

Guest conductor Martin Majkut

Richard White, Chopin, Ravel, villa Lobos

March 29 in Tucson

April 5 in SaddleBrooke

Featuring Miroslava Panayotova, piano

Bernstein, Ives, Gershwin, Griffes, Copland

May 31 in SaddleBrooke

June 7 in Tucson

Featuring Christine Harper, flute

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