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True Concord Voices & Orchestra premieres "Helios", and welcomes a friend from the final frontier - actor John de Lancie.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Patrick Robles, president of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona Student, urges the City of Tucson to keep public transit free; and The Tucson Orchid Society celebrates 50 years of shared fascination.

purple orchid hero There are thousands of types of orchids, and many grown by hobbyists are hybrids which allow for features such as special colors or smell.
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Arizona Spotlight

September 22, 2022

NPR

Featured on the September 22nd, 2022 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

asua town hall spotlight University of Arizona students attending a town hall meeting organized by Suntran. Student government has called for students to attend town hall meetings to make their voices heard.
Courtesy of Patrick Robles
Patrick Robles 1 spotlight Patrick Robles, ASUA Student Body President, riding the Sunlink around campus.
Courtesy of Patrick Robles
  • Founded in 1972, the Tucson Orchid Society is celebrating 50 years of helping local horticulturists celebrate these exotic and colorful flowers. Tony Paniagua talks with enthusiast Bob Johnson about his fascination with orchids, and how the hobby thrives even in Southern Arizona.

orchid society meeting The Tucson Orchid Society was established in 1972 and it continues to inspire and educate experts and amateurs who are drawn to these amazing flowering plants.
Tony Paniagua / AZPM
yellow orchids unsized There are thousands of types of orchids, and many that are grown by hobbyists are hybrids which allow for selecting special features such as this vibrant yellow and orange combination.
Tony Paniagua / AZPM
  • And, highlighting Tucson’s dedication to astronomy, True Concord Voices & Orchestra is presenting the Southwest premiere of composer Timothy Takash’s “Helios”, an a cappella tribute to the solar system. Joining them for a spoken word introduction is multi-faceted performer John de Lancie, best known for playing the omnipotent alien being “Q” on Star Trek. Mark talks with John de Lancie and True Concord’s managing director Welz Kauffman about the event.

out of this world spotlight True Concord Voices & Orchestra's 2022-2023 concert season titled "Out Of This World."

helios spotlight "Helios" by composer Timothy Takach is an a cappella tribute to the galactic beauty of our solar system.
nebula spotlight A photo of a nebula captures by the James Webb Telescope.
Courtesy of NASA
de lancie symphony spotlight Thanks to his love for classical music, John de Lancie has been invited to provide narration and introductions for classical music concerts across the nation since the 1990s.

John de lancie spotlight John de Lancie appeared for the final time (?) as "Q" in Star Trek: Picard, season 2.

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