Feb. 12:  “An Unlikely Combination:  Bassoon, Viola, and Piano”

Feb. 12:  “An Unlikely Combination:  Bassoon, Viola, and Piano”

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. 

Feb. 8:  Lecture Performance: Newfoundland – Story and Song 

Feb. 8:  Lecture Performance: Newfoundland – Story and Song 

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.

Feb. 13:  “Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future”: Great Decisions

Feb. 13:  “Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future”: Great Decisions

During this 45th presidential administration, we are witnessing an unprecedented shift in foreign policy that defies lucid explanation. Alliances between nuclear powers have been destabilized by an as-yet uncertain foreign policy, inflamed by the replacement of usual methods of diplomacy with erratic declarations delivered by “Tweet.” 

While the future of this administration’s nuclear policy is unknown, it is helpful for citizens to understand the history of nuclear arms management, the historic and current trends, and the status of our nuclear arms treaties.

Jan 29: “Jazz, Blues & Boogie Woogie in Song”

Jan 29: “Jazz, Blues & Boogie Woogie in Song”

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

Jan 24: BP 101–Getting to Know Your Border Patrol-POSTPONED

Jan 24: BP 101–Getting to Know Your Border Patrol-POSTPONED

Mainstream media have been full of negative publicity about Border Patrol agents: infants ripped from their mothers’ breasts, young children dying in custody, water removed from migrants crossing the desert. Have you ever wondered what really happens, what the mission and laws really are, and what a real day is like in the life of a Border Patrol agent? Now is your chance to find out!