GVR Live! Special Event Series
December 16, 2018
This heart-warming multi-media live concert experience stars the third generation of #1 Nelson Family hit makers, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson. A genuine blend of Everly Brothers-style harmonies and Smothers Brothers-style comedy, multi-platinum recording artists Matthew and Gunnar have been thrilling sellout audiences world-wide for the past decade with their high-integrity Ricky Nelson Remembered show, and they’ve got a new gift for you to open.
Not merely a rock concert with a few holiday songs thrown in, Christmas with the Nelsons delivers Christmas Classics the Nelson Family way. Interweaving quick humor, soaring sibling vocals, and state of the art big screen video, Matthew and Gunnar’s completely new show will take you on a sleigh ride through time.
From the holly jolly 50’s when their father Ricky was a little boy intent on duct-taping antlers on the family cat, to the 70’s when Santa Claus Came to Town delivering Schwinns for the Twins in the era before bike helmets (THAT explains a lot), to Rockin Around the Christmas Tree today with the newest generation of Nelson Family kids who prove that yes, we DID in fact turn out to be just like our parents after all.
This is the Christmas show ALL ages of girls and boys have been waiting for. All new set of Classic Christmas songs… and Matthew and Gunnar Nelson at their very best. The entire Nelson Family invites you to celebrate Christmas with the Nelsons!
Members $40, Guests $43, General Public $48
Sunday, January 13
The Tucson Masterworks Chorale is the oldest independent choral arts organization in southern Arizona. It began in 1949 as a group of 18 singers, with Governor Samuel Goddard as its first president. Now, approaching its 70th anniversary, the Chorale continues to refine its performances of the great masterworks of choral literature, from pre-Baroque to contemporary, many with orchestral accompaniment.
Past performances have included the Chorale’s participation in “Rolling Requiem,” a world-wide acknowledgement of the events of 9/11/01, performed on September 11, 2002; a performance at Carnegie Hall in 2003; and recent collaborations with other groups singing in Varna and Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2014, the Chorale was again invited to sing in New York, this time at Lincoln Center, where members performed Duruflé’s Requiem under the baton of Dr. Bruce Chamberlain.
In this concert, the Tucson Masterworks Chorale will present portions of these masterworks of the stage – the choruses from many of the most famous operas from the baroque to modern eras. The choruses contain many of the most recognizable melodies that have enchanted both enthusiasts and laymen for over three centuries, representing the work of composers from all regions of western music. The second half will present lighter but historically significant choruses of the stage, namely those of musical theater and operetta, demonstrating the development of the genre. This is a concert that is guaranteed to thrill.
Members $28, Guests $31, General Public $36