MUSIC UNDER THE STARS™ 2022 Fall Season Concert Schedule
Khris Dodge, Conductor, Music Director and the The Tucson Pops Orchestra
Sunday, September 11 Sunday, September 18 Sunday, September 25 Sunday, October 2
All concerts begin at 7pm at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, Reid Park
Mark Wolfram Award-winning composer Mark Wolfram brings over 45 years of experience as a professional composer, arranger, orchestrator and musician to every project he writes. Mark attended Northwestern University where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree and studied arranging, conducting and band techniques with John P. Paynter and trombone with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Frank Crisafulli. He also spent a summer as a member of the Disneyland All-American College Band, studying in Hollywood (via The California Institute of the Arts) with such musical luminaries as Irwin Kostal, Carmen Dragon, Willis Shaffer, Pat Williams, Buddy Baker, John Cacavas, Jim Christensen and more. Mark was selected for and participated in the prestigious Fred Karlin/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop. Mark also studied composition privately with Oscar-winning composer Leonard Rosenman and Dr. Mark Carlson.
In addition to his ever-growing list of concert works, Mark maintains a multi-faceted career which has included arranging for Diana Ross & The Supremes, Peter Cetera, Kenny Rogers, The Irish Tenors, Cybill Shepherd, Chris Isaak, Joe Williams, Lena Horne, Doc Severinson, Peter Nero, The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, and ABC-TV's Monday Night Football, among others. He's composed original scores for General Hospital, Another World, Riptide and Hanna-Barbera's The Smurfs, Jonny Quest, The Flintstone Kids and Captain Caveman. Additionally, he has composed for independent and industrial films, thousands of jingles and underscores for television and radio advertising, and the concert stage. His ongoing devotion to creating new and exciting music include recent compositions for the following groups: Tucson Pops Orchestra, St. Olaf Concert Band, Boise State University Symphonic Winds, the University of Oregon Wind Ensemble, Minnesota State University Mankato Concert Wind Ensemble, Wright State University Symphonic Winds, the City of Lakes Community Band, the Medalist Concert Band and the Arizona Symphonic Winds of Tucson. For more information visit: www.markwolfram.com
Mariachi Aztlán de Pueblo High School The award-winning Mariachi Aztlán de Pueblo was founded in the fall of 1992 as a curricular component within the Pueblo Magnet High School Performing Arts department by Mr. Richard Carranza. Celebrating their 30th anniversary this upcoming year, they are comprised entirely of Pueblo Magnet High School students ranging in age from 14 to 18 years old. The mariachi program has grown from eleven students in its first year to well over one hundred and twenty students currently. Students are offered three levels of mariachi music: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced/Performing group – “Mariachi Aztlán”. Students entering the performing group must, after audition and acceptance, maintain a high level of academic achievement in order to remain on the “first team”. Their extensive practice and performance schedule also demands most of their free time. The seventeen-piece Mariachi Aztlán is motivated by pride and dedication to their cultural heritage of Mexico. The group plays authentic mariachi music, arranged and conducted by teacher and director, John Contreras, himself a mariachi musician with over thirty years of experience. Dressed in their elaborate traje de charro outfits, the group boasts a repertoire of traditional mariachi music.
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