MUSIC UNDER THE STARS™ May 22, 2022, Concert III – 7pm DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, Reid Park
László Veres, Music Director/Conductor And THE TUCSON POPS ORCHESTRA
Guest: Bob Atwell, composer Guest Artist: Michael Fan, violin Jason Carder, trumpet
PROGRAM “Danse Negre” from African Suite..........Coleridge-Taylor Gift from Joe and Frances Bettinger Poet and Peasant - Overture..........von Suppé Meditation from Thais..........J. Massenet Michael Fan, violin The László Scherzo Op. 60..........B. Atwell Commissioned for the Tucson Pops Orchestra by Fran Veres World Premiere A Salute to the Big Bands..........arr. C. Custer Gift from Joe and Frances Bettinger Intermission National Emblem March..........E. Baigley Trumpeter’s Lullaby..........L. Anderson Jason Carder, trumpet No Strings - Selections..........R. Rodgers, arr. R. R. Bennett Pop & Rock Legends: Stevie Wonder..........arr. J. Wasson Seventy-Six Trombones..........M. Willson, arr. T. Ricketts Gift from Joe and Frances Bettinger “America, the Beautiful”..........S.Ward, arr.C.Dragon
Bob Atwell Bob Atwell was born and raised in Newton Massachusetts. He was initially a music education major at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and studied composition with Paul Schmeling and John Bavicchi. He also got a little help and guidance from Newton Wayland (arranger for the Boston Pops), Joe Raposo (composer of the Sesame Street theme) and Gunther Schuller (Pulitzer Prize winning composer). Finding music to be a very non-lucrative career, Mr. Atwell went back to school to study electrical engineering and has since had a very rewarding career as an analog integrated circuit designer. A few years ago (nearing retirement), he decided to learn clarinet and start composing again. Bob is now studying composition at the University of Arizona with Daniel Asia and Kay He.
Michael Fan You know Michael as Concertmaster of the Tucson Pops, but he also composes pieces for children that incorporate original music with re-imagined classics and original stories. Goldilocks, The Ugly Duckling, and The Princess and the Frog have been performed as ballets by Dance Southwest.Dr. Solara and The Fossil Fools and Phoebe the Photon were featured at the Aspen Science Festival. The Little Fiddle, written for the TSO Piano Trio, is available on the album, New Kids Classics, along with Beethoven’s Mouse. Other composing projects include film music for the eco-western Patagonia Treasure Trail.Michael plays music in a wide variety of genres, including klezmer, tango, and jazz. In 2019, he performed as part of the Tucson Jazz Festival with the band No Fiction and for the 50th anniversary celebration of the honky-tonk band Dusty Chaps.We are proud to have such an outstanding and versatile musician as our Concertmaster!
Jason Carder As the solo trumpeter for the world-renowned artist Yanni since 2008, Jason Carder has performed all over the globe and recorded several live DVD’s, including Yanni Voices Live at the Forum at Mundo Imperial , Yanni World Without Borders and Yanni Live at El Morro, Puerto RicoJason’s other touring experience includes a diverse lineup of artists such as Ray Charles, Arturo Sandoval, the Jaco Pastorius Big Band, Woody Herman Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson, Paul Anka, Frank Sinatra Jr., K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Dr. John, and the Original Wildcat Jass Band. Jason has also contributed his talent to over one hundred studio recordings including Sandoval’s Grammy Award-winning Hot House, Rumba Palace, Americana; Latin Grammy winner MambluebyEd Calle, and Maria Schneider’s Sky Blue. Carder studied at the Interlochen Arts Academy and Banff Center for the Arts and received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Studio Music and Jazz at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. He is a member of the International Trumpet Guild and the Historic Brass Society, and currently holds a position as an Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the Fred Fox School of Music.
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