October-December 2017

October 7@7pm (Sat), Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra Concert, Buena Performing Arts Center, Sierra Vista, AZ. (Pre-Concert Talk at 6pm).  Beethoven: Leonore No.3, Mozart: Oboe Concerto, Sara Fraker, Oboe, Mendelssoh: Symphony No.5 “Reformation”, Handel: Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah. Tickets starting at $25.  http://sierravistasymphony.org/concerts/fall-concert/

October 9@7pm (Mon), Canyon del Oro High School Orchestra Concert, Canyon del Oro High School Auditorium. 25 W. Calle Concordia, Oro Valley, AZ. Grieg: Holberg Suite and more. https://cdoorchestra.wordpress.com/  Admission: Free and open to the public

November 11@2pm (Sat), Toru Tagawa and Friends, Chamber Music Performance at Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St. Tucson, AZ. Mendelssohn Piano Trio No.1, Brahms Piano Quartet No.1. Toru Tagawa, Violin, Emily Chao, Viola, Rahsan Apay-Durdag, Cello, Sheryll McManus, Piano. $10 Adult, $5 Student.  Fundraising Concert for the Canyon del Oro High School Orchestra Booster.  For Tickets, call Tina (CDO Orchestra Booster Treasurer) at 520-405-3838.  Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of. ToruTagawa&FriendsTRO Family Concert 12.30.17

December 11@7pm(Mon), Canyon del Oro High School Orchestra Concert, Canyon del Oro High School Auditorium. 25 W. Calle Concordia, Oro Valley, AZ. Admission: Free and open to the public.

December 30@3pm (Sat) Tucson Repertory Orchestra, Music of the Masters XII.  Dvorak: Cello Concerto, Rahsan Apay-Durdag, Cello, Beethoven: Symphony No.6.  Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St. Tucson AZ. Admission by Donation. (Suggested Donations $10 per person). tucsonrepertoryorchestra.org


TRO Concert Flier 12.30.17

July in Japan

July 9 (Sunday), In Nagoya from 5pm.  Violin: Toru and Laura Tagawa, Piano: Shiho Takeda.
親和楽器 (名古屋市千種区茶屋ヶ坂1-21-27 地下鉄茶屋が坂駅1番出口出てすぐ。)http://www.m-shinwa.co.jp/

July 12(Wednesday), In Hiroshima from 7pm.  Aster Plaza, Dai Ongakushitu. (Need RSVP as seating is limited)

With Musicians from Hiroshima with Toru and Laura Tagawa.  Special Guest: Martin Stanzeleit, Cello, Principal Cellist: Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra. (Haydn: Cello Concerto in C major, 1st movement) and more.

July 16(Sunday), In Hayashima(Okayama) from 2pm. Performing with Jazz Violinist, Sei Takahashi and my teacher, Mikio Ejima

【日時】 平成29年7月16日(日曜日)開場13時30分 開演14時  【会場】 早島町町民総合会館「ゆるびの舎」文化ホール 「ゆるびの舎文化ホール」早島町/岡山
日時7月 16日 (日), 午後2時 ~ 午後4時
場所〒701-0303 岡山県都窪郡早島町前潟370-1 (地図)
説明震災復興支援チャリティーコンサート 「アンサンブル早島サマーコンサート2017 in Yurubi」 

April, May and June

Toru made his Carnegie Hall debut on March 20,2017.  https://cdoorchestra.wordpress.com/

April 22@7pm at Buena Performing Arts Center, Sierra Vista, AZ: Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra Performance.  Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture, Bizet: L’Arlessiene Suite No.2, Tchaikovsky No.5.  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-concert-tickets-31257634426

May 15@7pm at Canyon del Oro High School, Auditorium 25 W. Calle Concordia, Oro Valley.

June 3@3pm at Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams Street. Tucson Repertory Orchestra, Music of the Masters XI. Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture, Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, Jose Leonardi Moore, Violin, Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6

February/March 2017

February 9-12, Toru will be a conducting fellow with Allentown Symphony, PA, Music Director Diane Wittry. http://www.millersymphonyhall.org/symphony/about/conducting-fellows/

February 17-18, Toru is conducting AMEA All-Region Orchestra, West Region at Corona del Sol High School.  Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture, Bernstein/Mason: West Side Story, Marquez: Danzon No.2.

March 4, Toru will be a celebrity chef at Men Who Cook Fundraiser for the Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra. http://sierravistasymphony.org/

March 17-21, Toru is taking the Canyon del Oro High School Orchestra to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City on March 20, 2017.  Tickets available at https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2017/3/20/0900/AM/Symphonic-Series-for-Bands-and-Orchestras/

Toru performs Beethoven’s Triple

Music of the Masters IX and Family Concert will be on June 4th, 2016

Family Concert @1:30pm (30 min. Concert).  (1pm – Instrumental Petting Zoo)TRO Family Concert Flyer 2016

Music of the Masters IX @3pm (2 Hour Concert)  Music of Masters IX_BW

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

Featuring, Zoran Stilin, Cello, Shiho Takeda, Piano, Toru Tagawa, Violin, Kyosuke Nakata, Guest Conductor, and Angelese Pepper, Organ.

Admissions by Donation.


Toru’s Upcoming Concert

April 16th, 7pm, Guest Conducting the Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra

Buena Performing Arts Center, 5225 Buena School Drive, Sierra Vista, AZ

Music to be performed

Akutagawa: Music for Symphony Orchestra

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, Lauren Roth, Violin

Beethoven: Symphony No.7

Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra April Concert I


Toru Tagawa, Conductor 田川徹、指揮者


Conductor.  Toru is the Music Director and Conductor of the the Tucson Repertory Orchestra since 2011. His conducting teachers include Thomas Cockrell, Charles Bontrager, Jung-Ho Pak, Maurice Peress, Donald Portnoy, Sandra Dackow, Adrian Gnam, and Robert Gutter.    Toru has conducted the Interlochen Repertory Orchestra, the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, the Canyon del Oro High School Orchestra, Wieck Chamber Orchestra.  He has participated in conducting workshops at the Juilliard School of Music, and Queens College, and is a member of the Conductors Guild. He was one of the finalists in the American Prize 2014.

Toru, from Hiroshima, Japan, started playing the violin at age 6, and joined the Kurashiki Junior Philharmonic Orchestra at age 9. He received his Violin Performance degrees from the University of Tulsa (BM) and the Florida State University (MM), and a Music Education degree (MME) from the University of Arizona. His main Violin teachers include Steven Moeckel, Gary Kosloski, Elliot Chapo, Derry Deane, and Mikio Ejima. 

As a violinist, he performed with the National Repertory (CO), Tallahassee (FL), Shreveport (LA), Arkansas (AR), Vancouver (Canada), Hiroshima (Japan), AIMS (Austria), Tucson, Tucson Pops, and Arizona Opera Orchestras among others. He was a member of the Sturgis String Quartet as an Arts Partner with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra for three years where he performed chamber music recitals and educational outreach performances.