Tuesday, March 26, 11:30am-12:30pm, The Arizona Senior Academy Building Leaving the audience asking for more at their Arizona Senior Academy debut last year, the Guanachicano Project returns to treat us to a unique blend of Jazz, Latin Jazz, South and
Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building Join us as we welcome once more to ASA the Arizona Wind Quintet, the premier faculty ensemble at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music. Inspired by their residency
Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building The Arizona Senior Academy is pleased to welcome the MANA Quartet in their debut ASA appearance. This talented saxophone quartet will perform works spanning the centuries by J. S.
Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The month of March brings the opportunity to get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit, and the Arizona Senior Academy makes that possible musically by featuring Nancy McCallion’s Irish Trio. Revisiting her Irish roots
11:30-12:30 am, Arizona Senior Academy Building The Gus Woodrow Trio presents jazz classics ranging from sparkling ballads to electrified up-tempo swing. Listeners can expect to hear some of their favorite tunes in this concert that honors the legacy of
Bassoonist Juan Jose Arévalo, violist Raphael Lizama, and pianist Woan Ching Lim have brightened the Arizona Senior Academy’s stage before but never as a trio. The Academy audience will have a rare opportunity to hear some of the greatest and least-known works in the viola and bassoon repertory. Opening the program with a C.P.E. Bach Trio Sonata, the ASA’s harpsichord will help create a period feel. The piano will be used for the remaining pieces, including one for viola and piano by Béla Bartók, and another for bassoon and piano by Richard Faith, professor emeritus at the University of Arizona. Bassoon and viola come together in a Duetto Concertante by 20th-century Polish composer Michal Spisak.
Friday’s program is a portrayal in story and song of a far-away place, an island in the cold North Atlantic, molding centuries-old traditions with modern commerce and ways. It’s a gather-round time to learn of Newfoundland’s people and place, over time and now, presented by Tony Oxford, a sixth generation Newfoundlander, fisherman, teacher and former mayor, guitarist and story-teller.
Tuesday, February 5, 11:30 a.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building Both folklore and scientific research support the notion that “music is the best medicine.” Yet few people realize that the two disciplines themselves often go hand in hand. Both can heal,
Tuesday Jan. 29th, 11:30 a.m. The duo, Diane Van Deurzen & Lisa Otey, return to the ASA for a concert of jazz, blues, and boogie woogie. This program will include varied selections such as “You Got What I Want,” “Down the Road for a Piece” and “Blue Skies.” Praise for the duo comes from many corners: “Van Deurzen’s voice is warm and soothing, pouring out the lyrics with effortless control.” –Tucson Lifestyles. —click for more information
“Legends” explores pieces inspired by legendary figures, cartoons, and Chinese mythology. U. of A. Fred Fox School of Music clarinetist, Dr. Jackie Glazier, an ASA favorite, will be joined by her acclaimed colleagues: Belgium-based saxophonist, Don-Paul Kahl and Florida-based pianist Galen Dean Peiskee Jr.
Welsh baritone Jeremy Huw Williams brings a preview of his upcoming concert for the Vale of Glamorgan Festival, “Leeks, Harps, and Daffodils—the World of Welsh Folk Song,” to the Arizona Senior Academy, accompanied by his frequent collaborator and ASA favorite, Paula Fan. —Click for more information
Wednesday, January 16, 7:00p.m., Arizona Senior Academy building The Arizona Senior Academy welcomes the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet for a special evening concert to showcase music for brass from the early Baroque to the present – including classic works
Tuesday, 1/8/19: 11:30am – 12:30pm, in the Arizona Senior Academy Building The Arizona Senior Academy starts off the New Year with a return of the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame duo, Grams & Krieger. Bassist Steve Grams and guitarist Danny
Tuesday, December 18, 11:30 -12:30 in the Arizona Senior Academy Great Room This engaging program is a preview of the Tucson Desert Song Festival, which will take place from January 16 to February 5, 2019 in major venues around Tucson.
Tuesday, December 11, 11:30 – 12:3o p.m., the Arizona Senior Academy Great Room The Tucsonics are heading back to the Arizona Senior Academy on Tuesday December 11that 11:30 a.m. to entertain us with their special brand of Western Swing music.
Tuesday, November 27, 11:30 – 12:30, Arizona Senior Academy Great Room Cellist Theodore Buchholz always delights Arizona Senior Academy audiences, bringing new and exciting guest performers at each appearance at the ASA. Tuesday November 27th will be no different when Buchholz
Tuesday, December 4, 11:30-12:30, ASA Great Room As the holiday season approaches, the Arizona Senior Academy’s auditorium will begin to fill with musical sounds of the holidays on Tuesday December 4th, when harpist Christine Vivona returns to the ASA
Tuesday, November 20, 11:30a.m. – 12:30 p.m., ASA Great Room The Arizona Senior Academy is once again pleased to present the University of Arizona’s Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet in concert on Tuesday November 20that 11:30 a.m. The program will
Tuesday November 13, 11:30-12:30 a.m., ASA Great Room Those who have had the pleasure of experiencing recent performances by the University of Arizona’s Graduate String Quartet will find their new name most appropriate: “Quartet Lyrique.” On Tuesday November 13th, the ensemble
Nov 3, 3 – 4 p.m., Arizona Senior Academy Great Room The Arizona Senior Academy is pleased to present the Vail Chorale’s Fall 2018 Concert on Saturday November 3rd at 3:00pm in the Henry and Phyllis Koffler Great Room. The Fall
Oct. 30, 11:30-12:30 a.m., Arizona Senior Academy Great Room Among musicians, percussionists are masters of multiple instruments, any of which may be played by a single player throughout the course of a given piece of music. Many memorable passages in
November 7, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., Arizona Senior Academy Gary Stroutsos, composer of the haunting music for the PBS program Desert Dreams, will return to the Arizona Senior Academy at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, November 7, to present Hopi Music
Arizona Senior Academy audiences often take pleasure in performances by new combinations of some of our favorite local performers. On Tuesday October 16th, such a musical mix will feature the trio of Grace Rolland, Katherine Byrnes and Ryan Alfred, performing
The tuba is the largest and lowest-pitched musical instrument in the brass family. It first appeared in the mid-19th century, making it one of the newer instruments in the modern orchestra and concert band. And while it was developed in Prussia,
Following the opening weekend of the 2018 Arizona Opera Season in Tucson on Oct. 5 and 6, the Arizona Senior Academy will present a concert of arias, duets, and ensembles from the current season on the following Tuesday (Oct. 9)
As promised, the Arizona Senior Academy will see the return of violinist Steven Moeckel and pianist Paula Fan to preview Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto, which Moeckel will be playing with the Phoenix Symphony in November. The ASA recital will be
Award-winning virtuoso guitarist Gabriel Ayala’s career has long been followed by Arizona Senior Academy audiences, and he has brought along a variety of musical partners to share the stage with him over the years. On Tuesday (Sept. 25), Ayala will
On Tuesday (Sept. 18), the Arizona Senior Academy welcomes back jazz pianist Angelo Versace and trumpeter Jason Carder. It is never hyperbole to speak of the thrilling virtuosity of these musicians. The two both studied music at the University of
Do the names Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney and Linda Ronstadt grab your attention? These iconic singers shared a common bond in that many of their songs were arranged for them by famed band leader Nelson Riddle. Come to the Arizona
The upcoming performance by singer-songwriters Sabra Faulk and Heather Hardy on Tuesday (Aug. 28) at 11:30 a.m. could easily be billed “Sabra & Heather Together Again at ASA” as a take-off on the title of their joint album released last year.
A classical guitar performance of the highest caliber is coming to the Arizona Senior Academy on Tuesday (Aug. 21) when Misael Barraza-Diaz returns for a solo recital at 11:30 a.m. An award-winning guitarist, Barraza-Diaz always dazzles with his virtuosity and
Clarinetist Jackie Glazier and saxophonist Don-Paul Kahl, advocates of contemporary and modern music who perform together under the name Duo Entre-Nous, will play new works by composers from four continents in a concert beginning at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 4)
Arizona Senior Academy audiences are in for a rare treat when The 4GENTS present an evening concert on Tuesday (Aug. 14) beginning at 7:00 p.m. The 4GENTS have been burning up dance floors and melting hearts with their remarkable vocal
The Arizona Senior Academy is pleased to welcome back saxophonist Derek Granger, who will appear in concert along with pianist Russell Ronnebaum on Tuesday (Aug. 7) at 11:30 a.m. Their program will feature pieces written specifically for saxophone by several
Ethnic folk music comes to the Arizona Senior Academy, courtesy of The Klezmopolitans, who will return for an 11:30 a.m. concert on Tuesday (July 24). Founded in 1984 as The Borderlands Klezmer Band, the group changed its name to The
When, where and how did the steel drum become a musical instrument? Learn more about this popular music genre during a performance by the Steel del Sol trio at the Arizona Senior Academy Tuesday (July-31). Open to the public free
Mid-July brings jazz classics to the Arizona Senior Academy when the Gus Woodrow Trio takes the stage on Tuesday (July 17) at 11:30 a.m. Listeners can expect to hear some of their favorite tunes in this concert that honors
Matt Tropman Matt Tropman, tuba/euphonium instructor at the University of Arizona and an active freelancer, clinician, soloist and recitalist, will team up with pianist Elena Miraztchiyska for an 11:30 concert on Tuesday (July 10) in the Arizona Senior Academy’s Great Room.
Skyline Flutes, Southern Arizona’s only professional flute quartet, will return to the Senior Academy at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (June 26) with a program entitled “Music of the Americas.” This year they’re offering a wide range of selections—from jazz to dance
A running theme at the Arizona Senior Academy these days seems to be “familiar faces in new combinations.” The latest such combination, new to the Academy but not new to the Tucson music scene, is the band known as Nick
International touring artists Diane Van Deurzen & Lisa Otey are a dynamic duo who combine their singing voices with Otey’s masterful keyboard playing for rousing and soulful renditions of jazz, blues and boogie woogie tunes. The Arizona Senior Academy is
It’s always a pleasure to anticipate appearances by violinist Steven Moeckel and pianist Paula Fan at the Arizona Senior Academy, knowing that the performance will be exciting and sublime. Their concert on Tuesday (June 12) at 11:30 a.m. will be
Familiar faces return to the Arizona Senior Academy when P.D. Ronstadt & The Company play music of the “post-modern American West” on Tuesday (June 5) in an 11:30 a.m. show. The band’s name represents the current evolution of the Ronstadt
Jazz in Tucson is alive and well with a variety of jazz styles being performed around town. The Arizona Senior Academy has had the good fortune to feature an eclectic mix of jazz music in our concert series. On Tuesday
Two of Tucson’s finest young violinists, Timothy Kantor and Michelle Abraham, will play a variety of classical pieces in an 11:30 a.m. concert Tuesday (May 22) in the Arizona Senior Academy Great Room. Kantor is an assistant professor of violin
The Arizona Senior Academy is pleased to present a solo recital by award-winning harpist Christine Vivona on Tuesday (May 15) beginning at 11:30 a.m. The program will feature music from Spain and France, including Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez (second
Fans of bluegrass music will be happy to learn that The Sonoran Dogs are returning to the Arizona Senior Academy on Tuesday (May 1) for an 11:30 a.m. show. Formed in 2011, The Sonoran Dogs are a band of seasoned
Jazz lovers will be happy to know that their style of music is appreciated at the University of Arizona’s Fred Fox School of Music. Arizona Senior Academy audiences will get a sampling of modern jazz when students from the Fred
The Arizona Senior Academy is pleased to present the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet in concert on Tuesday (April 24) at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday’s program will feature selections from the ensemble’s current repertoire, which includes music by 19th century composers
The Arizona Senior Academy is pleased to present the Chorale’s Spring 2018 concert, “The Vail Chorale on Broadway” beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday (April 14) in the ASA Great Room. The program will feature Broadway favorites from yesteryear and