Aaron Boyd, concertmaster of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and Paula Fan, principal keyboard artist with the symphony, will return to the Arizona Senior Academy on Tuesday (April 3). These two luminaries, great favorites of the Academy audience and their guests, will perform violin and piano works of Locatelli, the “Duo Concertante” of Stravinsky and pieces by Fritz Kreisler. The concert begins at 11:30 a.m. and is free and open to the public.
Violinist Aaron Boyd, now in his third year as TSO concertmaster, was born in Pittsburgh and began studying the violin at age 7. He graduated from the Juilliard School and has concertized throughout the U.S., Europe, Russia and Asia. Previously on the violin faculty of Columbia University, Boyd now teaches at the University of Arizona. His instrument, the “Lord Dunsinane, ex Alard,” was made in Venice in 1700. He will also perform a Concertmaster Recital on Saturday, March 31 at 8 p.m. at the Tucson Symphony Center.
Pianist Paula Fan has performed as soloist and chamber musician on five continents. She has recorded 20 albums and has broadcast for the BBC, NPR, Radio Television China and other international stations. A Regents’ Professor of Music at the University of Arizona, where she has been on the faculty since 1976, she is active in the new Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry. When not teaching, she can be found tracking animals for the Earthwatch Institute or collecting cats. She now has 20.