Music tradition of summer starts

Symphonic Winds beginning Saturday outdoor concerts
2013-05-16T00:00:00Z 2013-05-17T13:47:33Z Music tradition of summer startsArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The Arizona Symphonic Winds is continuing a more than two-decade tradition with its annual "Music in the Park" series, starting at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The volunteer community concert band, under the direction of László Veres, performs the free concert series at Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road, in the amphitheater named after Veres.

The concerts run in May and June and feature a variety of music for all ages including overtures, light classics, marches, Broadway show tunes and popular music.

Concertgoers are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. Shuttle service is available from the Big Lots shopping center on the northwest corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon Roads.

Here's the schedule:

• Saturday: "Stars of the Future" - Eight high school musicians will perform with the band.

• May 25: "Magical Sound of the Horn" - Daniel Katzen, University of Arizona School of Music faculty member and former horn player with the Boston Symphony, is the featured soloist. He will also play a composition by Leopold Mozart that calls for an alphorn.

• June 1: "Sweet Sound of Cello" - Tucson Symphony and Pima Community College faculty member Theodore Buchholz will perform the popular Saint-Saens' Cello Concerto with the band.

• June 8: "Stars From the Winds" - Featuring Arizona Symphonic Winds' principal trumpeter Carl Fetkenhour as the soloist.

For more information call 721-2068.

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