Pianist Paula Fan and baritone Jeremy Huw Williams

Pianist Paula Fan and Welsh baritone Jeremy Huw Williams will present a special lecture-recital at 3:30 p.m. Monday (Feb. 13) exploring the confluence of music and what is too often considered the separate world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The two performers will present musical selections spanning over 200 years​ as they discuss the complementary nature of the arts and sciences. Some of the composers represented in this lecture-recital include Haydn, Finzi, and John Adams.

Fan, principal keyboardist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, is a senior fellow at the University of Arizona’s Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry.

The Confluencenter serves as a campus-wide research institute dedicated to innovative inquiry across all disciplines. It supports world-class collaborative and interdisciplinary scholarship at the UA, addressing some of the grand challenges in society today. 

She and Williams have presented a number of programs there, ranging from a celebration of Shakespeare to a discussion of end-of-life issues.

Williams has a worldwide reputation as a skilled crafter of art songs, especially of recent vintage, as well as an operatic and oratorio performer. He is currently visiting Tucson to rehearse for a series of concerts he and Fan are doing in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington DC.

Williams’ website is http://www.jeremyhuwwilliams.com and Fan’s information may be accessed through the UA School of Music site, http://www.music.arizona.edu/faculty.

Written by Mike Maharry, Academy Village Volunteer

More Info on attending an event
Academy Village is an active-adult community located off Old Spanish Trail six miles southeast of Saguaro National Park East. Its residents support the Arizona Senior Academy, a non-profit charitable organization whose mission includes offering free concerts and lectures to the public.

These events are held in the Great Room of The ASA Building adjacent to the Academy Village Community Center. Due to the popularity of cultural events, non-residents who wish to ensure priority seating are advised to make reservations by email at info@arizonasenioracademy.org or by phone at (520) 647-0980. To learn more about the Academy, go to www.asa-tucson.org.

Parking for visitors is in the lot behind the Community Center. All parking spaces in front of the Academy building are reserved.

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