The 2018 Spring Music Under the Stars concert series start on Mother's Day, May 13
The Full Line Up
May 13 at 7:00 PM
May 20 at 7:00 PM
May 27 at 7:00 PM
June 3 at 7:00 PM
June 10 at 7:00 PM
Hope to see you at the Concert!
Featuring exceptional young talents Kai Skaggs, violinist and Ryan Chen guitarist.
Kai Skaggs is 15 years old and is a student at Canyon del Oro High School where he is a member of the student orchestra under the direction of Toru Tagawa. He is also member of the Tucson Repertory Orchestra and the Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra where he holds the position of co-concertmaster under the direction of Dr. Suzette Battan. Kai will play Saint-Saens Third Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (3rd movement) with the Tucson Pops orchestra.
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.
A patriotic evening in the park featuring the world premier of an original composition, Colonial Scenes by Mark Wolfram. This is the first time that the piece, which highlights melodies leading up to the American Revolution, will be performed by a full orchestra. Additional numbers performed by the orchestra include the Hymn to the Fallen by John Williams; the Armed Forces Salute; Presidential Polonaise and tunes of WW II including Big Band Cavalcade, and more.
Spend an evening with powerhouse performer Crystal Stark as she joins with the Tucson Pops Orchestra to debut her brand-new symphony show: “Last Dance – A Tribute to the Music of Donna Summer”. The show will feature classics such as Dim All the Lights, MacArthur Park, Bad Girls and other legendary hits. Break out your dancing shoes and get ready for an evening of Hot Stuff! Additional orchestra highlights will include music from Flower Drum Song, The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha, the Triumphal March from Aida, and more.
One of the major highlights of the spring season and the traditional feature of the final concert is the magnificent 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky. Nine lucky audience members are selected to participate as the “cannon fire” – each holding a drum and waiting for their cue. Other highlights will include, a Tribute to Henry Mancini, Quest for Camelot, and more. Several young audience members will be selected from the audience to “guest conduct”, Waltz No.2. The evening will conclude with the 1812 Overture.
Phone: (520) 722-5853
Tucson Pops Orchestra
7739 E. Broadway #286
Tucson, AZ 85710
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There is a limited amount of seating at DeMeester which fills up quickly. Please bring folding chairs or a blanket.
The Parks and Recreation Department runs shuttles from 5 PM to 10 PM from Randolph Golf Course Parking Lot located at 600 S. Alvernon Way.