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Music of the Masters XVII

Tucson Repertory Orchestra presents
Music of the Masters XVI
Saturday, June 4, 2022 @ 3pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo Del Norte (SW corner of Chapala and Paseo Del Norte)
Admission: Free, Donations accepted at the door
Music by Suppe (Light Cavalry Overture), Mozart (Sinfornia Concertante for Winds) and Dvorak (Symphony No.8)

Masks are optional
Social Distancing Recommended
Performance will not be live-streamed.


String Serenade III, 12/29/21 at 7pm, Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St. Tucson


Toru Tagawa and friends in Concert

4/17@3pm Arizona Time, Live Streaming: YouTube link

AZ Daily Star Article:

For Concert Tickets:

Enjoy a wonderful classical concert at CATALYST! The concert features Toru Tagawa, Violin; Helena Pedersen, Cello; and Kyungsun Choi, Piano. The concert will be limited to 40 attendees, with spaced out seating and face masks required for all attendees. The concert will also be livestreaming to Youtube for free viewing for all SAACA members. Support SAACA today by becoming a member at April 17 at 3 PM
Tickets: In Person Attendance (40 seats): $20 (plus a $3 ticket fee)Watch online! Livestream Access is free for SAACA members. Support SAACA by becoming a member today at
– Mozart/Kreisler: Rondo from Serenade in D Major “Haffner” K.250
– J.S. Bach: Sonata for Viola da Gamba No.2 in D major, BWV 1028
I: Allegro
II: Andante
– Beach: Romance for Violin and Piano
– Beethoven: Piano Trio in G Major, Op.70 No.1 “Ghost”
I: Allegro vivace e con brio
II: Largo
III: Presto


String Serenade II

June 5th @3pm Streaming link available at

June 5th @3pm, Streaming link available at

String Serenade

Tucson Repertory Orchestra
Toru Tagawa, Music Director and Conductor

String Serenade 
December 29, 2020
5pm (Arizona Time)  
Streaming on Youtube
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Streaming Location: Catalyst Arts and Maker Space by SAACA, 4500 N. Oracle Rd #110, Tucson AZ 85705

Corelli: Concerto Grosso Op.6, No.8 “Christmas”
Toru Tagawa, José Leonardi Moore, Violin
Marguerite Salajko, Cello

Beethoven: Romance in F, Op.50
Emily Chao, Violin
Yudai Ueda, Guest Conductor

Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

  1. Allegro
  2. Romanze: Andante
  3. Menuetto: Allegretto
  4. Rondo: Allegro

Toru Tagawa, Music Director and Conductor of the Tucson Repertory Orchestra, is proud to present the program, “String Serenade,” on 12/29/20 at 5pm. This 40-minute special performance will be streamed via Youtube and Facebook through Catalyst Arts and Maker Space by SAACA. Due to COVID-19, only a selected number of the players will perform this concert, and everyone will be socially distanced and wearing a mask. As TRO musicians have not met since early March 2020, we are very excited about finally performing together again. 

The first piece we are going to perform is the Op 6 Concerto Grosso by Corelli, called the Christmas Concerto. Although we will be performing the piece after Christmas, we hope you will enjoy the beauty of this piece. Our soloists will include the Music Director Toru Tagawa, José Leonardi Moore, and Marguerite Salajko.

The second piece is Romance in F by Beethoven. Solo violinist Emily Chao will serenade you with the help of our guest conductor Yudai Ueda, assistant director of bands at the University of Arizona. 

The last piece is Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart conducted by the Music Director, Toru Tagawa. There are four movements, and I am certain that most people will recognize the piece and enjoy listening to this masterwork. 

Tucson Repertory Orchestra was co-founded by Linda Doughty-Kneifel and Toru Tagawa in 2011. Since 2012, TRO has been performing 2 concerts per year (except 2020), free to the general public. Our mission is to give highly skilled musicians opportunities to perform music written by masters of the orchestral repertoire, hence the title of our concert series, “Music of the Masters.” TRO traveled to Japan in 2015 and 2019 to rehearse and perform with Japanese musicians in Hiroshima, Okayama, Osaka (2019) and Nagoya (2019). The 2019 tour was titled “Musical Connection” (Ongaku no Kizuna) and through the act of making beautiful music together, we hope to continue making memorable human connections. 

Tucson Repertory Orchestra is a 501c3 non profit organization. Please help us keep making music by donating at


Music of the Masters Concert postponed.

Music of the Masters with Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 scheduled for December 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Thank you for your support and understanding. Upcoming performances are TBA.

Thank you,

Toru Tagawa
Music Director/Conductor


Music of the Masters XVII Postponed

Dear TRO supporters

Thank you for continuing support of TRO. Due to current situation, our upcoming concert on June 3rd, 2020, Music of the Masters XVII has been postponed until June, 2021 (Exact date, TBD).

Thank you for understanding. We hope to see you in the near future.

Toru Tagawa, Music Director/Conductor


Music of the Masters XVI

Music of the Masters XVI and Family Concert

December 28, 2019

Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams Street

1:30pm Family Concert, featuring Violin students of TRO in Vivaldi Concerto in A minor.

3pm Music of the Masters XVI, Featuring Mindi Acosta, Piccolo


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TRO Family Concert 12.28.19


Chamber Music Concert 11/23

TRO Chamber Music Concert will be on Sat. 11/23@3pm, Admission by Donations.

Rincon Congregational UCC,  122 N Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711

Works by Schubert, Vargas, Mozart, Dvorak and more. Performed by TRO musicians.

Planned Program, as of 11/20/19 Program November 23, 2019

Nov.23 Chamber Music


Upcoming Concerts

Saturday, December 28, 2019

1:30pm Family Concert (30 min. Concert for Families with small children, selections from 3pm Concert will be performed).

3pm Music of the Masters Featuring Mindi Acosta, Piccolo

Vivaldi: Piccolo Concerto, Mindi Acosta, Piccolo

Mozart: Symphony No.25

Beethoven: Symphony No.8

Location: Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams Street.

Admissions: By Donations