Concerts 2022-2023

September 19, 2022A School of Music, Grieg and Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No2. with Dr. Fanya Lin, Tucson Repertory Orchestra. https://tucsonrepertoryorchestra.org/2022/09/03/free-open-rehearsal-with-dr-fanya-lin-monday-september-19-730pm-crowder-hall-university-of-arizona/ October 29, 2022@7pm. Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra’s Opening Concert. Klein Performing Arts Center at Buena High School, Sierra Vista, AZ. “Pastoral” Music by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Beethoven. Guest soloist, Dr. Marissa Olegario, Assistant ProfessorContinue reading “Concerts 2022-2023”

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My Name, 名前

My father named me, Toru, after a famous Japanese composer, Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996) who composed November Steps which features Shakuhachi and Biwa with Orchestra. My father, Kokichi, is really interested in Jazz, and you might think that there is no connection between a classical composer and jazz, but Toru Takemitsu wrote about Jazz theory inContinue reading “My Name, 名前”

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 HighContinue reading “Toru Tagawa, Conductor 田川徹、指揮者”