Lectures and concerts are now presented live in the ASA Great Room, and are open to the public and ASA members. ASA-sponsored concerts are also available to view on-line: Video Concerts; and the video lectures are available here.

Please click on date in blue to bring up a description of the lecture.

DECEMBER 2022

SATURDAY, CONCERT DECEMBER 10th 3:00pm – 4:00pm, ASA Great Room

The Vail Chorale returns to the ASA for a holiday concert, celebrating the season with a mix of traditional Christmas carols, jazzy arrangements of pop tunes, a Hanukkah song, a Charlie Brown Christmas medley, and modern settings of Renaissance texts.  Director Melissa Hale is joined by multi-talented accompanist Michael Melton.

Monday Lecture, December 12

“¡Buen provecho! A Multicultural History of Mexico through Food and Taste”

Michael Brescia

2:30pm – 4:30pm, ASA Koffler Great Room & Zoom

TUESDAY CONCERT DECEMBER 13th 11:30am – 12:30pm, ASA Great Room

In a solo performance, Tucson’s “Official Troubadour” Teodoro Ted Ramirez, recipient of the Arizona Culture Keeper Award, sings music rooted in the classic Mexican styles of huapango and corrido fused with American cowboy-era ballads and poetry.

Wednesday Lecture, December 14

“Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions”

Kimberly L. Ogden

2:30pm – 3:30pm, ASA Koffler Great Room & Zoom

Monday Lecture, December 19

“Beyond Textbooks’: Coming Together to Improve Education”

Justin Chesebrough

2:30pm – 3:30pm, ASA Koffler Great Room & Zoom

TUESDAY CONCERT DECEMBER 20th 11:30am – 12:30pm, ASA Great Room

A Holiday Concert of carols and songs from around the world, performed by the Tucson-based trio “Nota Bene” – soprano Elena Galbraith, flutist Sandy Schwoebel, and pianist Marie Sierra.

FRIDAY CONCERT DECEMBER 23rd 11:30am – 12:30pm, ASA Great Room

Jazz piano man extraordinaire, Daniel “Sly” Slipetsky, returns to the ASA to share his improvisational wizardry and showcase the jazz piano greats who have influenced his own style.

JANUARY 2023 “HAPPY NEW YEAR”

Wednesday Lecture, January 4

“Space Weather”

Marcia Neugebauer

2:30pm – 3:30pm, ASA Koffler Great Room & Zoom

Monday Lecture, January 9

“Iconic Images in Tucson”

Alan Kruse

2:30pm – 3:30pm, ASA Koffler Great Room & Zoom

Wednesday Lecture, January 11

“A 500-Year Anniversary: The First Circumnavigation of the World”

Alex La Pierre

2:30pm – 3:30pm, ASA Koffler Great Room & Zoom

Monday Lecture, January 16

“Clay and Fire: Potters at Work in Ancient Greece”

Eleni Hasakie

2:30pm – 3:30pm, ASA Koffler Great Room & Zoom

Wednesday Evening Lecture, January 18

“Singing the Goddess: Folksongs and Religion from the US to India”

Caleb Simmons

6:30pm – 8:00pm, ASA Koffler Great Room & Zoom

Monday Lecture, January 23

“My Two Self-Published Novels of Different Eras”

Jack Anderson

2:30pm – 3:30pm, ASA Koffler Great Room & Zoom

Wednesday Evening Lecture, January 25

“The Problem of Demagoguery in Politics: Analyzing Polarizing Discourses in the Age of Distrust”

Matthew Abraham

7:00pm – 8:00pm, ASA Koffler Great Room & Zoom

Monday Lecture, January 30

“The Art of the Photograph, Part 2: Aesthetic Factors in Making a Photography”

Rebecca Senf

3:30pm – 4:30pm, ASA Koffler Great Room & Zoom