As a preview to the 2017 Tucson Desert Song Festival, coming in January and February, three students from the University of Arizona’s Fred Fox School of Music will fill the ASA Great Room with song on Tuesday (Nov. 22) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Michelle Perrier (soprano), Kyle DeGraff (tenor), and Kyungsun Choi (pianist) are slated to present an eclectic collection of songs by composers ranging from Henry Purcell in the 17th century to Lee Holby in the 21st. To enhance the audience’s enjoyment of the musical selections, the Festival has thoughtfully provided us with programs containing translations of lyrics originally written in languages including Italian, French, German and Spanish.
This will be the fourth time that the Arizona Senior Academy has participated in the preview program for the Tucson Desert Song Festival, most recently in November 2014. The Festival itself is scheduled to run from January 18 at Crowder Hall through February 5 at the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre.
The mission of the Tucson Desert Song Festival is to provide a world-class experience for music enthusiasts and novices alike—of enjoyment, education and interaction with acclaimed classical voices singing with some of Tucson’s leading performing arts groups. Ultimately the mission is to elevate Tucson to a world-class destination for music lovers.
Details concerning Festival events are available on their website www.tucsondesertsongfestival.org. The ASA concert is free.