May 21 – Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus

The Boys Chorus will play of selection of crowd-pleasing favorites from their extensive repertoire. Other highlights featuring the Tucson Pops Orchestra will include the music of Stevie Wonder; The March from 1941 by John Williams; and an exceptional selection of show tunes including the music of Richard Rodgers and Jerome Robbins Broadway.

Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM
DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, Reid Park


László Veres, Music Director/Conductor
Guests – Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus
Dr. Julian Ackerley, Director

The March from 1941 J.Williams, arr. P. Lavender
Ballet Music from Le Cid J.Massenet, arr.M. Isaac
Stevie Wonder Sounds arr. J. Whitney
Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus
Folk Fling arr. J. Christensen
A Richard Rodgers Portrait arr. B. Chase
Gabriel’s Oboe E.Morricone, arr. R. Longfield
Jerome Robbins’s Broadway arr. C. Sayre
All Shook Up arr. T. Ricketts
“America the Beautiful” S. Ward, arr. C. Dragon

Director of the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus since 1980, Julian Ackerley has achieved international acclaim as an accomplished conductor and administrator of children’s choral performing arts organizations.
Dr. Ackerley has taken the Chorus on performance tours spanning five continents and over 20 countries. Under his direction, the Chorus has made numerous recordings and has collaborated with national symphony orchestras and opera companies.
Dr. Ackerley is an experienced teacher, having taught music at all levels from elementary to university students. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Arizona with special emphasis in music education, vocal performance and choral conducting. He has been a guest conductor and clinician at numerous state, national and international choral festivals and conferences.

Principal oboist David Barford is now in his second season performing with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Previously, he lived in Houston, Texas, and held the same position in the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra. During his time in Texas, he also performed with the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and the Victoria Symphony. He has spent summers with the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, and the Spoleto Festival in Charleston. In November 2012, David toured with the Castleton Festival Orchestra under the baton of Lorin Maazel to the Royal Opera House of Muscat, Oman. David studied at the Oberlin Conservatory and the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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