Ben Nisbet, artistic director of St. Andrew’s Bach Society, also plays violin with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. 

Ben Nisbet

“I feel like we get to be the ones who represent the producers and arrangers that made so many rock records great. ... We are taking the old hi-fi listening experience and blowing it up for the live audience, and that is really fun, especially if you are a big fan of this music, as I am. I was a child of the ’80s. I remember the dawn of MTV, so when we play A-Ha, I’ll be thinking of that iconic and slightly silly music video. For many of these songs, a lot of orchestra members might not even need to have the music in front of them because we know it so well. That should make for a fun performance.” — Ben Nisbet, Tucson Symphony Orchestra violinist

Ben Nisbet plays violin with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and the Kingfisher String Quartet. He also is artistic director of the St. Andrew’s Bach Society.

I cover music for the Arizona Daily Star.