Accomplished young musicians Moises Paiewonsky, trombone, and Elena Miraztchiyska, piano, will give a concert at Academy Village on Tuesday. (Dec. 4 Both musicians are with the University of Arizona (UA) School of Music, where Paiewonsky is Associate Professor of Music
Noted primatologists Netzin and Dieter Steklis will discuss “Gorilla Fathers: Do they help us understand the importance of the human family?” during a free lecture at the Academy Village on Wednesday (May 23). Their talk is sponsored by the Arizona
Photographer and astronomer Stephen Strom looks at our planet with a unique vision. He has spent most of his professional life as an astronomer, searching out patterns encoded in the light from distant stars in the hope of understanding
Daniel Katzen’s first encounter with the magnificent Brahms Horn Trio – the composer’s only chamber work for natural horn, violin and piano and a jewel of the chamber-music literature – was not auspicious. He essayed it as a high-schooler –
On a daily basis, about a hundred tons of comet dust and asteroid fragments collide with the Earth. Most burn up in the atmosphere. However, a kilometer-size or larger asteroid could someday collide with the Earth, causing a global disaster.
When music makes your spine tingle and you want to say “WOW” and bounce out of your chair, it must be boogie woogie. You’ll get that feeling Tuesday evening when Erik-Jan Overbeek – known professionally as “Mr. Boogie Woogie” –
“Biodiversity” will be the subject of a lecture on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 3:30 p.m. at the Arizona Senior Academy. Paul Hamilton, director of Reptile and Amphibian Ecology International (RAEI), will give an illustrated talk on the science of biodiversity
There are people who think the world will end in less than a month! Dec. 21st to be exact. Yes, you read me right! In some exotic manner, the Earth (or at least a large portion of its human population)
Cellist Harvey Wolfe, a member of the Cleveland Orchestra for 37 years under George Szell before retiring in 2004, will perform with pianist Dylan Marney at Academy Village on Tuesday (Nov. 27) in the Great Room of the Arizona Senior Academy.
Over 200 years ago the German philosopher Friedrich Hegel remarked, “The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.” Humans have the tendency to ignore lessons from the past, a tendency which has negative consequences.
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
African storytelling, body movement and dance will be the subject of a lecture-demonstration which will open the Arizona Senior Academy’s 2012 lecture series. The program will feature Praise Zenenga, an assistant professor at the University of Arizona, and Uzo Nwankpa, a
Humans are very wasteful of the Earth’s resources. What most of us think of as trash, however, is a small fraction of the total amount of waste, both in the United States and worldwide. Municipal waste, what we put in
Now in its second season, The Vail Chorale will present its autumn concert on Saturday (Nov. 17) at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Room of the Arizona Senior Academy at Academy Village. Attendees will be treated to an eclectic mix
Since the group’s founding five years ago, the Arizona Graduate Winds has gained national recognition for its mastery of chamber music, and so it came as a surprise when, in August, the group renamed itself the Fred Fox Graduate Wind
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
Frank Sinatra will come to Academy Village next week, at least in spirit. Jerry Kirkbride, professor of clarinet at the University of Arizona College of Fine Arts, will make a special presentation about Sinatra at the Arizona Senior Academy on
Harry Clark and Sanda Schuldmann, a nationally acclaimed cello-piano duo, will present a concert at Academy Village Tuesday (4/10), sponsored by the Arizona Senior Academy. The concert begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Great Room of the ASA Building and
Aaron Boyd, concertmaster of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and Paula Fan, principal keyboard artist with the symphony, will return to the Arizona Senior Academy on Tuesday (April 3). These two luminaries, great favorites of the Academy audience and their
Patrick Baliani, a prize-winning playwright and University of Arizona professor who has graced the stage of Academy Village’s Great Room several times in the past, will make three encore performances there this fall. Beginning Oct. 5, Baliani will be
It’s often hard to tell if David Fitzsimmons is being serious or being silly. Asked to describe the talk he’ll give on Wednesday (12/7) at Academy Village, the Arizona Daily Star’s popular editorial cartoonist replied: “Pedantic drivel cloaked in nonsense
Did you miss the popular “Living Beyond 100” lecture series presented by the University of Arizona’s College of Science that concluded this week (Feb. 28)? The entire six-part series will be repeated at Academy Village beginning Wednesday (March 7), sponsored
“From Russia with Love” is the first of a three-part series entitled Roots of American Classical Ballet. The series will be presented from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on three consecutive Thursdays, starting April 5, in the Great Room of Arizona
Tuesday’s weekly concert at Academy Village will feature three graduate bassoon students from the University of Arizona Bassoon Studio who call their entertaining ensemble the Trio Sonora. The concert, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Great Room of the Arizona
Choral music lovers, here’s a wonderful opportunity to attend the fall concert of the Collegium Musicum, an ensemble of some 30 singers that include UA students and community members from in and around Tucson. The free concert will be presented
Dan Kruse, who has given two popular lecture series on the history of rock ‘n’ roll music at Academy Village, will return on Wednesday (Nov. 7) with a documentary film about how a couple of high school kids started a
Where and when did our Native American population come from? Was there one major migration from Asia, or several flows of people to the Americas? What does the new evidence suggest? These and related questions will be addressed by Stephen
The ever-popular Tucson Symphony Orchestra (TSO) String Quartet returns to Academy Village on Monday Oct. 23. For ASA members, this will be a concert with a special twist. The TSO Quartet will be performing the world premiere of “Dream Fugue,”
A program of Brazilian and Spanish classical and popular music will be featured in the weekly concert at Academy Village Tuesday, Oct. 23. Two talented musicians, natives of Brazil now living in Tucson, are featured in the concert: Gabriel
When we think of an eclipse of the sun, we naturally think of the moon covering the sun with day turning into night. Just this month, on May 20, Tucsonans were treated to an eclipse in which the moon
Arizona Senior Academy will treat classical music fans to a concert by the Esperanza String Quartet on Tuesday (Oct. 9). The quartet is made up of Tucson Symphony Orchestra artists Theodore Buchholz, cellist; Anna Gendler and Carlie Rigg,
Curtis Acosta, appeared at the ASA on 12/15/2011. He is an English teacher who helped develop the Mexican American Studies program at Tucson High School, will discuss the controversial program in a talk at the Academy Village next Thursday afternoon.
Wondering how the Supreme Court’s recent decision on ObamaCare might affect Tucsonans? Get the straight story from a local expert on Oct. 15 when the Arizona Senior Academy hosts a talk by Larry Aldrich, chairman and executive director of the
Daniel Apai, a foremost researcher on exoplanets and a professor at the University of Arizona, will speak about the properties of the known exoplanets and..
Singer-songwriter Amber Norgaard and percussionist Will Clipman will return Tuesday, Oct. 3, making the third appearance of this popular folk-rock duo at the ASA. The pair have been performing together for five years, and the blending of Norgaard’s singing, songwriting,
Haboob is a word long used by meteorologists but until recently rarely seen by the general public. That changed in 2011 and 2012 when deadly dust storms called haboobs added an increased hazard to the drive from Tucson to Phoenix.