Tucson orchestra students to play Carnegie HallPatch.com. Beth Dalbey. February 25, 2020.
TUCSON, AZ — No matter how accomplished, many musicians never make it to Carnegie Hall, regarded as one of the most prestigious performing arts venues in the world, but 35 members of Tucson High Magnet School Orchestra will perform there next month.
The concert on the famous stage is part of the 100th birthday celebration of the orchestra, which for several years has been accumulating top ratings and rave reviews. The orchestra also has performed at exclusive out-of-state venues, including the Rose Center Theater in Los Angeles and Davies Symphony Hall.
The Carnegie concert is on March 23 with a program that includes "Century One Tusonic," an original work by California composer Richard Meyer, commissioned by the school to celebrate the orchestra's 100th birthday. The students leave for New York March 20.
Cayce Miners, the director of the orchestra for the past 15 years, told the Arizona Daily Star the Tuscan students performing at Carnegie Hall have bragging rights few of their peers across the country can claim.
"The esteem of the hall is very, very famous. It has that name recognition," he said. "For the rest of these kids' lives they get to say, 'I got to perform in Carnegie Hall.' They will have this very special experience."
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