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Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra presents 'At Last'

Now in its 24th season, the Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra is presenting its spring concert Saturday, with Toru Tagawa conducting.

Symphony tickets for “At Last” are on sale at Safeway, Dillard’s, Oscar Yrun Community Center and the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce, or can be purchased online by going to Eventbrite.com.

“This will be an exciting concert,” said Orchestra Conductor Toru Tagawa. “Along with ‘American Idol’ semi-finalist Crystal Stark singing music by Tina Turner, Donna Summer, Ella Fitzgerald and Dionne Warwick, we also are performing musical selections from Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Over the Rainbow and more.”

The concert will start with the Sierra Vista Symphony performing works by Mikhail Glinka and Gabriel Faure, a fun Russian opera that first appeared in 1842 after six years in the making. The opera features “a light-hearted romp through a world of fantastic adventures and fairytale love,” according to promotional materials.

Symphony Board President Deb Koltveit said the High Desert Singers, led by Ashley Ricks, also will join Saturday’s production.

“They’ll sing with the symphony on Fauve’s ‘Pavane’ and provide backup vocals for Crystal Stark in ‘Over the Rainbow.’ We’re expecting this to be an exciting concert,” she said.

The following list showcases the “At Last” concert lineup:

“Glinka,” Ruslan and Ludmilla

“Natural Woman,” Aretha Franklin/King

“Stop in the Name of Love,” Diana Ross

“You Keep Me Hanging On,” Diana Ross

“Proud Mary,” Tina Turner

“Webber/Custer” — Phantom of the Opera

“When You Wish Upon a Star” and “Time After Time,” Ella Fitzgerald

“I’ll Never Fall in Love Again,” Dionne Warwick

“At Last,” Etta James

Faure: “Pavane” — mixed choir

“Over the Rainbow,” with choir and band/orchestra

“If There is Music There,” Donna Summer

“Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” Kander + Ebb/Richett — Chicago

“MacArthur Park Suite” and “Last Dance,” Donna Summer

Spring concert “At Last” marks the final production of the symphony’s 24th season.

As a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting a high-quality symphonic orchestra by bringing live music to Sierra Vista and surrounding communities, the Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra serves as a focal point for musical education and artistic excellence in the area.


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