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Mozart’s Requiem, Stephen Paulus world premiere to remember 9/11 milestone

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Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 3:00 am

Tucson Chamber Artists, Tucson Symphony Orchestra and UApresents are working together to offer the world premiere of a new oratorio by composer Stephen Paulus.  The concert, Remembrance and Renewal: a Concert to Commemorate the Tenth Anniversary of Sept. 11, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 3 p.m. at Centennial Hall on the University of Arizona campus.

The concert program leads off with a welcome from Mayor Bob Walkup followed by Mozart’s beloved Requiem. Of special note: this is the only local classical music event planned for the Sept. 11th 10th anniversary week in Tucson.

2010 Philanthropist of the Year, Dorothy Vanek has provided a major gift to make the new work of acclaimed composer Stephen Paulus possible. The piece for choir and orchestra draws upon various traditions and faiths to engender appreciation for our differences, while embracing our common need for hope and renewal. 

Many special guests have been invited and they will be announced as the date grows closer.

Tickets are available for purchase through UApresents, or by calling 621-3341. They are priced at $60, $35, $20 and $15. Students may have up to four free tickets in the $20 and $15 seating sections with a valid ID (Cat Card for UA students).

Tucson Chamber Artists, in its eighth season, has established itself as a leading professional performance organization in Southern Arizona. TCA was selected as one of three professional choirs to perform at the 2010 Western Division Conference of the American Choral Director’s Association.

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The Tucson Symphony Orchestra serves Tucson and southern Arizona communities with performances and education programs of the highest caliber. The first symphony orchestra in the Southwest, it is the oldest continuously performing professional arts organization in Arizona.

The TSO will open its 83rd season in October with Italian star Fabio Bidini performing Rachmaninoff’s Variations on a Theme of Paganini. The TSO debut of world-renowned violinist Midori and an Arizona Centennial Celebration program featuring a performance by the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute, R. Carlos Nakai, are among the highlights of the new season.

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UApresents, the University of Arizona’s professional performing arts presenter, brings the world’s finest classical, dance, jazz, Latin and world music events to Southern Arizona each year. The 2011-2012 season features performances from Patti LaBelle, k.d. lang, Pilobolus, Kings of Salsa, Yo-Yo Ma, Penn & Teller, Garrison Keillor, Branford Marsalis and more.

Most performances are held at historic Centennial Hall, which celebrates 75 years of performances on the University of Arizona campus in 2012. Since opening in 1937, greats such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy, Jackie Robinson and Liza Minnelli have graced the stage and the tradition continues this season.

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