Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building Join us as we welcome once more to ASA the Arizona Wind Quintet, the premier faculty ensemble at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music. Inspired by their residency
Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building The Arizona Senior Academy is pleased to welcome the MANA Quartet in their debut ASA appearance. This talented saxophone quartet will perform works spanning the centuries by J. S.
Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The month of March brings the opportunity to get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit, and the Arizona Senior Academy makes that possible musically by featuring Nancy McCallion’s Irish Trio. Revisiting her Irish roots
11:30-12:30 am, Arizona Senior Academy Building The Gus Woodrow Trio presents jazz classics ranging from sparkling ballads to electrified up-tempo swing. Listeners can expect to hear some of their favorite tunes in this concert that honors the legacy of
Bassoonist Juan Jose Arévalo, violist Raphael Lizama, and pianist Woan Ching Lim have brightened the Arizona Senior Academy’s stage before but never as a trio. The Academy audience will have a rare opportunity to hear some of the greatest and least-known works in the viola and bassoon repertory. Opening the program with a C.P.E. Bach Trio Sonata, the ASA’s harpsichord will help create a period feel. The piano will be used for the remaining pieces, including one for viola and piano by Béla Bartók, and another for bassoon and piano by Richard Faith, professor emeritus at the University of Arizona. Bassoon and viola come together in a Duetto Concertante by 20th-century Polish composer Michal Spisak.
Friday’s program is a portrayal in story and song of a far-away place, an island in the cold North Atlantic, molding centuries-old traditions with modern commerce and ways. It’s a gather-round time to learn of Newfoundland’s people and place, over time and now, presented by Tony Oxford, a sixth generation Newfoundlander, fisherman, teacher and former mayor, guitarist and story-teller.
Tuesday, February 5, 11:30 a.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building Both folklore and scientific research support the notion that “music is the best medicine.” Yet few people realize that the two disciplines themselves often go hand in hand. Both can heal,
Tuesday Jan. 29th, 11:30 a.m. The duo, Diane Van Deurzen & Lisa Otey, return to the ASA for a concert of jazz, blues, and boogie woogie. This program will include varied selections such as “You Got What I Want,” “Down the Road for a Piece” and “Blue Skies.” Praise for the duo comes from many corners: “Van Deurzen’s voice is warm and soothing, pouring out the lyrics with effortless control.” –Tucson Lifestyles. —click for more information
“Legends” explores pieces inspired by legendary figures, cartoons, and Chinese mythology. U. of A. Fred Fox School of Music clarinetist, Dr. Jackie Glazier, an ASA favorite, will be joined by her acclaimed colleagues: Belgium-based saxophonist, Don-Paul Kahl and Florida-based pianist Galen Dean Peiskee Jr.
Welsh baritone Jeremy Huw Williams brings a preview of his upcoming concert for the Vale of Glamorgan Festival, “Leeks, Harps, and Daffodils—the World of Welsh Folk Song,” to the Arizona Senior Academy, accompanied by his frequent collaborator and ASA favorite, Paula Fan. —Click for more information
The Arizona Senior Academy welcomes The Vail Chorale to its stage this Saturday (May 3) at 7:30 p.m. The Spring Concert, “A Tribute to Norman Luboff,” honors the composer, arranger and choral conductor whose Norman Luboff Choir enjoyed its heyday
The UA Steel Band program has a rich history as one of the longest running collegiate programs on the country. Since its inception 26 years ago, the UA Steel Bands, consisting of two separate ensembles (UA Steel and Blue Steel),
Something old, something new. That’s a frequent programming gambit for classical ensembles. But when the Tucson Symphony Orchestra String Quartet – composed of violinists Joseph Rousos-Hammond and Wynne Wong-Rife, violist Ilona Vukovic-Gay and cellist Mary Beth Tyndall – appears at
The UA Collegium Musicum returns to the Arizona Senior Academy Monday evening (April 14), performing a secular cantata by Bach and various polychoral motets and madrigals of the Venetian masters. Director Brent Rogers will be making his final appearance with
When violist Hong-Mei Xiao and pianist Tannis Gibson team up for a recital at Academy Village at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (April 8), the audience will hear a program of early 20th Century English music composed for the viola and played
Have you wondered what it takes to become part of the next generation of master musicians? Start early, perhaps by age 7 (check); connect with a master teacher, perhaps by sixth grade (check); show genuine talent (check); show a great
Mention the name Ronstadt along with a reference to music in Tucson, and what comes to mind are the rich harmonies of traditional Southwestern and Mexican songs alongside creative original material that keep audiences coming back for more. The
A multi-cultural mix of traditional Southwestern and Mexican songs, along with innovative original material, will be featured at the Arizona Senior Academy on Tuesday (Aug. 13), as Ronstadt Generations y Los Tucsonenses take the stage for a midday concert at
Now in their sixth year performing as Duo Sonora, Gabriel Ayala and Will Clipman will combine their musical talents onstage at the Arizona Senior Academy Tuesday (June 25) for a concert beginning at 11:30 a.m. Ayala, a Native American Music
Fans of classical guitar virtuoso Gabriel Ayala and pan-global percussionist extraordinaire Will Clipman will be treated to a free concert Tuesday at Academy Village.
Singer-songwriter Amber Norgaard and percussionist Will Clipman will return Tuesday for their third appearance at the Arizona Senior Academy. The pair have been performing together for five years, and the blending of Norgaard’s singing, songwriting, piano and acoustic guitar with
Two of Tucson’s most acclaimed performers bring their rich mix of musical flavors to Academy Village on Tuesday(June 26). Duo Sonora (Gabriel Ayala & Will Clipman) has been described as, “a convergence of cultures and genres resulting in a sound