Why do the citizens of Scandinavian countries rank highest internationally in terms of prosperity and welfare? A speaker from Norway will explain why he believes the top rankings are a function of the Scandinavian countries’ political systems. Harald Saetren will
Violinist Linda Rosenthal, founder and director of Juneau Jazz & Classics, will return to the Arizona Senior Academy along with pianist Alexander Tentser on Tuesday (Feb. 20) in a concert beginning at 11:30 a.m. The program will feature music by
The Arizona Senior Academy is hosting a weekly public discussion of “Great Decisions 2018” by the Foreign Policy Association from February 7 to March 29. The second program in the series, “Russia’s Foreign Policy,” will be held on Wednesday (Feb.
Pianist Alexander Tentser has made various appearances at the Arizona Senior Academy over the years, performing piano trios and quartets with the Esperanza Chamber Ensemble and St. Michael’s Chamber Players, as well as works for violin and piano with his
The Arizona Senior Academy is hosting weekly foreign policy discussions of “Great Decisions 2018” by the Foreign Policy Association from February 8 through March 29. The fifth discussion, entitled “Turkey: a Partner in Crisis,” will be held at 2:30 p.m.
“Age Related Changes in Memory,” a topic of interest to most older adults, is the subject of a wellness lecture at the Arizona Senior Academy on Wednesday (Feb. 7). The speaker is Lee Ryan, professor and head of the Department
Water is the lifeblood of the American Southwest, and dealing with water scarcity is one of the keys to the future of metropolitan Tucson and the rest of the region. The Academy Village Sustainability Committee will present a talk on
Can irresistible rhythms and colorful tunes make you want to jump out of your chair and dance? Find out for yourself when Baba Marimba returns to the Arizona Senior Academy for an 11:30 a.m. performance on Tuesday (Feb. 6). Baba
“All Gershwin,” a musical tribute to George Gershwin, recently played to a packed house at Crowder Hall on the University of Arizona campus. At 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 23) the Arizona Senior Academy will host an encore performance of the
The Arizona Senior Academy will host a weekly public discussion of “Great Decisions 2018” by the Foreign Policy Association from February 8 through March 29. The first discussion, entitled “The Waning of Pax Americana?” will be held on Thursday (Feb.
Southwestern author, lecturer and quilt historian Carolyn O’Bagy Davis has lived a remarkable life pursuing the history of the Southwest by focusing on strong pioneers and the work they accomplished. In so doing, she has traveled widely in remote areas,
When Altura/Academy Village poetry lovers gather on the first Friday of each month they are following a tradition started in 2003. Participants read from their own creations as well as from the works of poets who have inspired them. When
Kory Floyd of the University of Arizona has spent nearly two decades exploring how “prosocial” communication, such as the expression of love and affection, benefits physical and mental health and the stability of close relationships. He will describe how individuals
A unique blend of Jazz, Latin Jazz, South and Central American Pop, and Mexican Folk will come together at the Arizona Senior Academy when The Danny Brito Guanachicano Project makes its debut on Tuesday (Jan. 30) at 11:30 a.m. The
Our society often seems polarized by religious factions and fears of “the others,” whether they be Muslims, Jews, or Evangelicals. But religious conflicts are nothing new. 2017 marked the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses, in which he attacked
Although the Middle Ages seem very distant today, Albrecht Classen will demonstrate how their thinking continues to offer inspiration for our modern world. He will address some of the most fascinating ideas and values as they were addressed by medieval
Lovers of classical guitar will be delighted that virtuoso guitarist Misael Barraza-Diaz is returning to the Arizona Senior Academy, this time in a joint recital with flutist Diana Schaible. The concert begins at 11:30 am on Tuesday (Jan. 9) with
Join us at the Arizona Senior Academy on Thursday (Jan. 18) at 3:30 p.m. to hear the harrowing story of the Donner Party, from the perspective of the Breen family. Generally misrepresented in historical accounts, the words of one survivor,
Steve Harris gave a well-received talk on our native cactus last July, and he has been invited to do a follow-up talk on the native succulents of Academy Village, which will take place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 3), in
Finding the right car insurance can be tricky. Gary Evans, an agent with Farmers Insurance in Tucson, will make the fine print more understandable while promising not to turn his talk into a sales pitch. Evans will give his presentation,
The artistic work of M.C. Escher has fascinated viewers since his mathematical and sometimes puzzling works appeared in the mid 1930s and continued for more than 30 years. In a 3:30 p.m. presentation Wednesday (Dec. 20), Martin
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.
Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older adults in this country. Trauma statistics indicate that one dies from a fall every 20 minutes and several are treated in an emergency room every minute. A wellness
The Arizona Senior Academy welcomes the TSO String Quartet back for a second concert this year. Their performance will begin at 7:00 p.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
Baseball’s popularity in Arizona extends back to the earliest days of the Territory. Although Tucson’s baseball history is fairly well known, what is known about baseball in smaller Southern Arizona communities? On Thursday (April 5) at 3:30 p.m. Robert Schon,
“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy,” calls the 1930s Gershwin ballad. The living usually is easy, except when it isn’t. And it hasn’t been this year, or in years before. Especially not on our coastal shores. Hurricane Harvey ravaged Houston and
You won’t need to know a lot about art, Italy or women to enjoy this ASA talk. Chuck Tampio is about to delight us again with his newest intriguing presentation, “Overlooked and Forgotten: Italian Women Artists of the Renaissance.” His
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.
Mention “Buenos Aires” and most people think first of the tango and steaming platters of meat on an Argentine grill. However, a less heralded Buenos Aires lies within easy driving distance of Tucson: the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (BANWR).
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
In the late 19th Century, several prominent scientists asserted that women were intellectually inferior to men. This misogyny, and the creative grassroots campaign waged by women’s rights reformers to confront the experts, will be addressed at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, (Nov.
Gary Stroutsos, a master musician who has explored the music of many cultures, especially Native American, will present a music and lecture performance based around “Remembering the Songs,” a documentary film and musical album that provides a unique look at the musical traditions
Little Big Horn was in 1876. Chief Joseph surrendered in 1877, and “The Indian Wars” ended in the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890. Many of us have heard about Geronimo and Cochise, but during the extensive Apache Wars between 1851
Although not often considered as exciting as implementing new renewable energy sources, energy efficiency is important and effective in meeting the nation’s energy needs and, also, our personal home energy requirements. As Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute states,
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
Imagine living in the mid-1700s, eking out a living, struggling, expecting a short, hard life. Imagine also the royalty of the day and their kingly estates, shaping the destiny of cities and villages, rich and poor. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was
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
Most severe weather in Arizona and the rest of the Southwestern United States occurs during the region’s summer monsoon season, but the nature of those monsoon storms is changing. New research led by University of Arizona scientists indicates that global
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
Are you currently enrolled in one of several Medicare programs or have recently become eligible to enroll? If so, a timely lecture at the Arizona Senior Academy on Wednesday (Oct. 18) may be of special interest. The lecture “Got Medicare?”
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)
Bicyclists frequently head for the loftiest pass, but Jim Malusa headed the other way: to the lowest point on six continents. He’ll recount those trips, and the book he wrote about them, in a talk at the Arizona Senior Academy
Join Russ and Blyth Carpenter for a presentation of multimedia Mexican music that audiences may not have encountered before. Through video, audio, and live commentary, the Carpenters will present a “surprising range of Mexican music,” from the urbane melodies of
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
Are southwestern forests resilient to wildfire in an era of climate change? Donald Falk, University of Arizona researcher and wildfire expert, will explore this topic at the Arizona Senior Academy on Thursday (Oct. 19) at 3:30 p.m. Traditional approaches to
Starting at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday (Oct. 25), members of the Arizona Senior Academy will read their versions of the scripts of four one-act plays. The plays, which have well stood the test of time, are: Overtones, by Alice Gerstenberg,
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