Hold on to your hats – cowboy hats, that is! The Arizona Senior Academy will ring in the New Year with a return of the Tucsonics Western Swing Band on Tuesday (Jan. 2), in a show starting at 11:30 a.m.
The Arizona Senior Academy welcomes the TSO String Quartet back for a second concert this year. Their performance will begin at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 19) in the Academy’s Great Room. They will be performing works by Felix Mendelssohn, Antonin
Holiday music comes to the Arizona Senior Academy via the spectacular voices of The Strauss Divas, appearing in concert on Tuesday (Dec. 12) in an 11:30 a.m. performance. The three uniquely different sopranos – Dianne Iauco, Mary Paul, and Amy
The Tucson music scene is alive and well with many talented musicians performing in many different styles, and the Arizona Senior Academy is privileged to draw on this amazing pool of talent to bring ever varied programs to our audiences.
The latest group of elite students comprising the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet make their debut appearance at the Arizona Senior Academy in an 11:30 am concert on Tuesday (Nov. 21). Their program will feature Johann Sebastian Bach’s Concerto No.
The vocal-instrumental trio Nota Bene will return to the Arizona Senior Academy with a concert entitled “Songs of Love and Laughter” at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 28). As a special feature, the group will be premiering a new work by
It is always a pleasure to welcome the Arizona Wind Quintet to the Arizona Senior Academy. Founded in 1975, the University of Arizona School of Music faculty ensemble’s roster has changed over the years, but the quality of musicianship and
Long beloved by Arizona Senior Academy audiences, cellist Ted Buchholz will return with two friends, guest artist Henry Kelder (piano) and fellow University of Arizona faculty member Timothy Kantor (violin), for an 11:30 a.m. concert on Tuesday (Nov. 7). The
The Vail Chorale is eager to welcome choral music lovers to attend its Fall 2017 concert, scheduled for Saturday (Nov. 4) at 3:00 p.m. in the Arizona Senior Academy’s Great Room. Plan to be entertained by the only intergenerational community
Music and medicine may seem to be disparate worlds, but a passion and talent for both often goes hand in hand. Each is an exacting discipline that requires dedication and painstaking practice to excel at the highest level. A Harvard
Sweet Ghosts is an Americana/Folk duo who have already made their mark with Arizona Senior Academy audiences. Singer-songwriter Ryan Alfred and vocalist Katherine Byrnes enjoy expanding their musical palette with some of Tucson’s finest musicians, and on Tuesday (Oct. 24)
The upcoming 2018 Tucson Desert Song Festival’s theme is “Bernstein at 100 – A Celebration of the Life and Music of Leonard Bernstein.” Over a period of 18 days in January and February, Tucson’s leading arts organizations will present some
Acclaimed musicians Steven Moeckel, violin, and Paula Fan, piano, will celebrate 15 years of collaboration in a performance at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 3) in the Arizona Senior Academy’s Great Room. Both artists are perennial ASA audience favorites. Long-time ASA
Always a popular performer at the Arizona Senior Academy, virtuoso guitarist Gabriel Ayala returns to the Academy stage along with his Trio members, Richard Katz on piano and Danny Brito on percussion, for an 11:30 a.m. concert on Tuesday (Sept.
The 2017-18 Arizona Opera season kicks off in Tucson on Oct. 15 at the Fox Theatre with an “out of this world event” – Hercules vs Vampires! The opening performance combines operatic singing and 1960s pop culture, synchronizing live music
Presto, Change-o, just like that, Steinway Artist and University of Arizona Professor of Music John Milbauer came up with a new plan. Originally slated for a solo piano performance at the Arizona Senior Academy at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 5),
“Sly Man and Sheryl Ann” is the collaborative duo of piano maestro Daniel “Sly” Slipetsky and soulful songbird Sheryl Ann McKinley, who often perform alongside additional Tucson musicians. On Tuesday (Sept. 12) they will be joined by upright bassist Jack
Think of two instruments whose sounds evoke heavenly effervescence – did flute and harp come to mind? These instruments have been used to provide orchestral color in so many styles of music, playing delicate melodies as well as flourishes of
Baritone Jeremy Huw Williams and pianist Paula Fan return to the Arizona Senior Academy for the fifth time at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 22). The collaborative artists’ recital will focus on the theme “Man is for the Woman Made.”
Tucson’s own Klezmer band, the Klezmopolitans, will bring the lively dance rhythms, modal melodies and ornamental flourishes of Jewish and Eastern European folk music to the Arizona Senior Academy on Tuesday (Aug. 15) in a midday concert beginning at 11:30
Just when we need a break in our endless desert summer, Steel del Sol comes to the rescue, bringing the shimmering sounds and infectious Afro-Caribbean rhythms of steel music to the Arizona Senior Academy stage. Under the expert guidance of
French horn virtuoso Johanna Lundy returns to the Arizona Senior Academy at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 8) to present a program entitled “Nature and Devotion.” Performing with Lundy will be Ellen Chamberlain, violin; Sarah Toy, viola; and Robert Chamberlain, cello.
The Arizona Senior Academy is pleased to present a piano recital by Nicholas Turner, a promising young artist who recently won the 2017 Dorothy Vanek Youth Concerto Competition here in Tucson. As gold medalist, he was invited to perform the
Get into the cowboy spirit with the Tucsonics Western Swing Band when they perform at the Arizona Senior Academy on Tuesday (July 18) at 11:30 a.m. The members of the Tucsonics are all-star musicians Alvin Blaine (slide guitar), Nick Coventry
Vocal music of the Balkans comes your way when Mzekala (muh-ZEH-kuh-la) presents an evening concert at the Arizona Senior Academy at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (July 11). Members of Mzekala first began singing together in Tucson over 25 years ago. They
The Arizona Senior Academy celebrates the vocal music of Richard Strauss and his contemporaries with a concert by The Strauss Divas on Tuesday (June 27) at 11:30 a.m. Sopranos Dianne Iauco, Mary Paul, and Amy Williams will be joined by
The Skyline Flutes–Jerry Ervin, Christine Harper, Fran Moskovitz and Jeneanne Rabon–will return to the Arizona Senior Academy at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (June 20), with a program titled “Opera in the Air.” This will be the popular group’s eighth ASA appearance
Popular perfomers Diana Schaible, flute, and Meily Mendez, piano, return on June 13 to demonstrate the intimate relationship between dance and music. Two Pieces for Flute and Piano by Paquito D’Rivera (arranged by Marco Rizo) are titled after dances and
The joy and movement of world beat music comes your way as Baba Marimba returns to the Arizona Senior Academy on Tuesday (June 6) for an 11:30 a.m. performance. When Baba Marimba starts to play, you will experience the irresistible
Two young graduates from the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music will present a diverse program of art song and arias on Tuesday (May 30) in the Arizona Senior Academy’s Great Room. Lyric soprano Ariana Iniguez and pianist
If you’ve been hankering for the blues, the Arizona Senior Academy will be where it’s at on Tuesday (May 23) at 11:30 a.m. when Grams & Krieger take the stage for a mid-day show. Bassist Steve Grams and guitarist Danny
Get ready for some toe-tapping gypsy jazz when the Hot Club of Tucson returns to the Arizona Senior Academy on Tuesday (May 16) at 11:30 a.m. The trio of Nick Coventry (violin), Matt Mitchell (guitar), and Evan Dain (acoustic bass),
Heavenly harmonies will resound when The Voice of an Angel, a crowd-pleasing piano, string bass and vibraphone trio, returns to the Arizona Senior Academy to perform acoustic music with jazz elements. The trio will perform in the ASA Great Room
Growing up in Indonesia, Aryo Wicaksono discovered he had perfect pitch and a love of Western classical music, but few opportunities to learn or even listen to the compositions, particularly piano works, that he yearned to master. “I felt disappointed
Lovers of classical guitar will be treated to a return performance by Misael Barraza-Diaz at the Arizona Senior Academy on Tuesday (May 2) at 11:30 a.m. Barraza-Diaz’s concerts at the Academy are always eagerly anticipated, as this award-winning guitarist dazzles
The University of Arizona’s Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet will present a chamber music concert at the Arizona Senior Academy on Tuesday (April 18) at 11:30 a.m. The current group of elite graduate-level musicians is in its second year
A “Salute to American Composers” comes your way as The Vail Chorale presents its Spring Concert at the Arizona Senior Academy on Saturday (April 22) at 3:00 p.m. The non-auditioned community chorus continues its sixth year of choral singing that
The University of Arizona’s Collegium Musicum returns to the Arizona Senior Academy on Monday (April 10) for an evening concert of German Baroque choral music beginning at 7:30 pm. The concert features settings of penitential psalms by Schutz, Buxtehude and Hasse.
Where do you draw the line? That question is sort of beside the point of “Violin and Piano: Jazz and Classical,” the 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (April 4) ASA concert by violinist Michael Fan and pianist/tuba player Daniel “Sly” Slipetsky. Says
Run Boy Run, Tucson’s all-acoustic Americana quartet, blends bluegrass, folk and old timey American vernacular with touches of classical style. When the group makes its debut appearance at the Arizona Senior Academy on Tuesday (March 28) at 11:30 a.m., the
The Arizona Senior Academy is privileged to host a special concert of 16th and 17th century English music by the internationally renowned English viol consort, Fretwork. Scheduled for Monday (March 20) at 11:30 a.m., Fretwork brings their program, “In Nomine,”
Martin J. Van Klompenberg returns to the Arizona Senior Academy at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (March 21) to present a program he’s titled “Performer Influenced” because all the pieces were written by or for world-class bassoonists. The concert will feature a
Get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day at the Arizona Senior Academy with Nancy McCallion’s Irish Trio on Tuesday (March 14). The fun starts at 11:30 am. Singer/songwriter Nancy McCallion revisits her Irish roots every March, joined by violinist
Would you like to learn about the history and geographic roots of the marimba and listen to a pair of outstanding percussionists play this unique instrument? The Arizona Senior Academy will present “Marimba Magnificence,” a lecture/demonstration/performance on Tuesday (March 7).
Cellist Theodore Buchholz, well known to Arizona Senior Academy audiences, will bring two of his friends along for an 11:30 a.m. concert on Tuesday (Feb. 28). Buchholz will collaborate with renowned guest pianist Mack McCray to perform Rachmaninoff’s Sonata for
Does the image of a golden harp playing swinging jazz seem incongruous to you? It shouldn’t, once you realize the harpist is Christine Vivona. Vivona loves to defy expectations and mix genres, entertaining audiences with elegant classical pieces as well
It’s a sweetheart of a Valentine’s Day concert the Arizona Wind Quintet offers at the ASA on Tuesday (Feb. 14) at 11:30 a.m. The program and the personnel—all of whom hail from the University of Arizona’s Fred Fox School of
Some of the most gorgeous works in the canon of classical music for stringed instruments have been composed expressly for the viola, but how often do you have a chance to hear them in a live recital? Mark 11:30 a.m.
Sweet Ghosts is the project of Tucson singer-songwriter Ryan Alfred and vocalist Katherine Byrnes whose unique songs wowed the Arizona Senior Academy audience at their performance here last year. At once familiar and mysterious, their music is rooted in folk
In a first for the Arizona Senior Academy, a gamelan recital will be held in the ASA’s Great Room at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 24). The recital will feature the Tucson-based Fine Stream Gamelan, an ensemble founded in 1988 and