The great 19th Century French horn player Anton Horner once said, “God made some people Horn players; others are not so fortunate.” Members and guests of the Arizona Senior Academy (ASA) will hear some of the fortunate next generation horn players from the University of Arizona Horn Studio at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 29) in the Academy Great Room. The concert will feature horn ensembles both large and small playing works by Wagner, Wiggins, Shaw, Mendelssohn and Beethoven.
The horn studio is taught by Professor Daniel Katzen, member of the UA Music Faculty since 2007. Previously, Katzen was Second Horn in the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1979 to 2008. He also performed with the Boston Pops, the Empire Brass and other orchestra and chamber ensembles. Katzen’s previous appointments include San Diego Symphony, Grant Park Symphony, Phoenix Symphony and individual appearances with the Chicago Symphony, Rochester and Munich Philharmonic Orchestras and the Israel Chamber Orchestra.
Under his direction, the UA Katzen Horn Studio recently produced its first CD, a Horn Carols Sing-Along.
ASA concerts are free and open to the public. A contribution is appreciated. Guests are asked to reserve seats at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 647-0980. Those with reservations will be seated at 11:15 with remaining seats made available on a first-come, first-seated basis at 11:25 a.m.
The Academy is located off Old Spanish Trail six miles southeast of Saguaro National Park East. Guests wishing to have lunch at the Academy Café in the Academy Village Community Center next to the Academy are urged to make reservations prior to the concert. Academy Village is an active adult community with the Villas, an assisted living facility, on the property. Ample visitor parking is located near the swimming pool with access marked by signs and a yellow stripe on the pavement.
Submitted by Donald J. Behnke, Academy Village Volunteer