Daniel “Sly” Slipetsky, piano Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 11:30 am-12:30 pm Jazz up your June with “Sly Man” as he treats us to an exceptional hour of classic solo jazz piano. “Sly Man” is no other than piano maestro Daniel
Christine Vivona (harp) and Rob Boone (trombone and piano) Tuesday June 11, 2019, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building Three instruments, two musicians, one stage! Harpist Christine Vivona returns to the Arizona Senior Academy along with
Alison Bunting, Historian for the Empire Ranch Foundation Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 2:30-3:30 p.m., the Arizona Senior Academy Building Empire Ranch is a working cattle ranch in southeastern Pima County that was added to the National Register of Historic Places
Dr. John Wiens, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutional Biology, U. of A. Thursday, June 13, 2019, 2:30-3:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building Professor Wiens approaches the study of reptiles and amphibians from a phylogenic and ecological perspective. He
Dr. David Frank, Professor and Director, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, U. of A. Thursday, June 6, 2019, 2:30-3:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building The growth of forest trees all over the world is becoming more water-limited as climate warms.
Book Talk by Stephen Rains, Ph.D., U. of A. Professor of Communications Wednesday, June 12, 2:30-3:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building. Today’s array of communication technologies is playing a significant role in communications regarding health and coping with illness.
Steel del Sol, steel drum band Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, The Arizona Senior Academy Building The shimmering sounds and infectious rhythms of Caribbean steel music return to the Arizona Senior Academy with the ever-popular Steel del Sol
Hot Club of Tucson Tuesday, May 28, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, The Arizona Senior Academy Building The Arizona Senior Academy welcomes back Hot Club of Tucson, a trio of local musicians Nick Coventry (violin), Matt Mitchell (guitar) and Evan Dain (upright
Skyline Flutes Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, The Arizona Senior Academy Building Skyline Flutes – a quartet of flute players including Jerry Ervin, Sandy Schwoebel, Fran Moskovitz, and Jeneanne Rabon – return once again to the Arizona Senior
Robert Vint, Architect Thursday, May 23, 2019, 2:30-3:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building Robert Vint serves as preservation architect for Mission San Xavier del Bac. Dating from 1783, the Mission, the “White Dove of the Desert,” is the most
Brian Moon, Ph.D. Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 2:30-3:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building Human beings have always had music. There is no culture, past or present, that has not had some way of making music, and just as
Misael Barraza-Diaz, guitar Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, The Arizona Senior Academy Building Classical guitarist Misael Barraza-Diaz returns to the Arizona Senior Academy to dazzle us with his virtuosity, always striving to bring new and different
Richard T. Hanson, Professor Emeritus, U.A.Thursday, May 9, 2019, 2:30-3:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building Two of the greatest songwriters of the twentieth century were the gifted duo of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, who wrote together from the
Feryal Özel, Ph.D. Thursday, May 16, 2:30-3:30, Arizona Senior Academy Building On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, the world learned that a team of over 200 scientists using a network of 8 radio telescopes around the globe produced the first-ever photograph
Allen Dart, Archaeologist with the Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, Tucson Thursday, May 30, 2019, 2:30-3:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building If you love pottery and especially if you have some examples of your own, Allen Dart’s presentation is your
Allen Dart, Archaeologist with the Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, Tucson Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 2:30-4:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building Who were the Paleoindians? How did they live? When did they transition from hunters and foragers to village life?
Matt Tropman and Elena Miraztchiyska Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 11:30 am -12:30 pm Join us as we welcome tubist Matt Tropman and pianist Elena Miraztchiyska for a program of works composed for solo tuba, including concertos by Arlid Plau and
Michael Grandner, U.A. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Medicine Wednesday, May 8, 2:30-3:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building A nationally recognized expert in the field of sleep disorders, Dr. Michael Grandner will describe findings from his extensive research
Anna Dornhaus, Ph.D. Wednesday May 1, 2019, 2:30–3:30, The Arizona Senior Academy Building Why is science important? What can scientific study of social insects and other animals tell us about how our mind works? The answers may be surprising and
Academy Village Artists Thursday, April 18, 2:30-4:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building The Academy Village is home to many people who exercise their creativity through art. Some do it by taking one or more of the art classes offered
Tuesday, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm The Arizona Senior Academy Building Jazz, blues, the American Songbook and pop tunes are on tap when “Sly Man and Sheryl Ann” return to the Arizona Senior Academy along with bassist Jack Wood. They
Dr. Donata Vercelli, UA Thursday, 2:30-3:30, Arizona Senior Academy Building According to Donata Vercelli, M.D., we are (fortunately) not alone. For decades, biologists and physicians have seen microbes as foes and agents of disease that need to be wiped out.
Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building Cadillac Mountain, a Tucson based bluegrass band, is a dynamic group of musicians who have been playing together in southern Arizona since 2002, bringing their high-energy, hard driving bluegrass
H. Alan Day, Arizona Rancher and Cowboy Wednesday, April 17, 1:00-2:00 p.m. NOTE TIME CHANGE If anyone alive today can claim to have been born a cowboy, Alan Day is certainly an example. He’s the third generation to grow up
Katalin Gothard, UA Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience in the College of Medicine Wednesday, April 24, 2:30-3:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building In the third of this year’s UA College of Sciences series of public lectures, Professor Katalin Gothard
Tuesday, April 16, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, The Arizona Senior Academy Building Making the final ASA appearance of their two-year residency at the University of Arizona, the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet will perform works of the 20th century
Kevin Koch, Co-owner, Technicians for Sustainability Thursday, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building Arizona is one of the sunniest states in the U.S. and Tucson one of the sunniest areas in Arizona. Specifically, Tucson enjoys on average
Wednesday, April 25, 2:30-3:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building. Dr. John W. “Jack” Holt, University of Arizona Since NASA’s Viking Orbiters reached Mars in the 1970s, scientists have worked to understand why a waterless and low-atmosphere planet would have
3:00 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building The sounds of choral harmony can evoke many emotional states, from calming, soothing and serene to joyful and inspiring. The Vail Chorale’s 2019 Spring Concert aims to take you on an emotional journey
Tuesday, 11:30 am -12:30 pm, The Arizona Senior Academy Building A celebration of American composers will be presented by Tucson’s Sandoli Trio, including selections by Scott Joplin, David Van Schouwen, Richard Hervig, Roger Jones and Robert Muczynski. The woodwind trio’s
2:30–3:30 pm, The Arizona Senior Academy Building Dr. Howard Haas Based on his experience as a psychiatrist working in a federal prison environment, Dr. Haas is speaking to several issues arising from the closing of public mental hospitals in the
Van Fowers, re-enactor 2:30-3:30 p.m. The Arizona Senior Academy Building Ever wonder what really happened during the shoot-out at the OK Corral just down the road in Tombstone? Most of us in our salad years have read Zane Grey novels
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
Thursday, March 21, 2:30-4:30, The Arizona Senior Academy Building Michael Brescia, Curator of Ethnohistory in the Arizona State Museum with faculty affiliations in the Department of History and the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona,
Wednesday, March 20, 3:30-4:30, Arizona Senior Academy Building What is Big Data, and why should we care? Joanna Masel, professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona, thinks we need to care about the huge volume of
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.
Wednesday, 3:00 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building Ivar Sanders, Moderator The so-called World Order has changed many times in the past, from the preeminence of Egypt and Greece Before the Common Era, to Britain’s control via sea power from
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
March 7, 2019, Thursday, 2:30–4:30 PM, The Arizona Senior Academy Building Dr. Michael Brescia, Arizona State Museum and University of Arizona Humanity is reliant upon the physical resources and natural systems of the Earth for the provision of food, energy,
Wednesday 3:30-4:30 p.m., the Arizona Senior Academy Great Room As a replacement for the cancelled Great Decisions discussion on the State Department and Foreign Policy originally scheduled for this date, we will show a series of brief TED talks on the
Wednesday, 2:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m. The Arizona Senior Academy Building Following up the Great Decisions sessions on current foreign affairs underway through Winter/Spring 2019, the Arizona Senior Academy will host former Congressman Jim Kolbe on March 27, 2019. Kolbe, who
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 2:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building Dr. Michael Brescia, Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona Calling all lovers of Mexican history and Mexican art! As one of several artists to emerge from the violence and
2:30-4:30 p.m., Arizona Senior Academy Building Michael Brescia, Ph.D. As most of us ASA members were growing up, just about every kid played at being a cowboy! We pieced together outfits that looked Western. The hat was dad’s worn-out fedora
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.
Moderator, Marna Broekhoff, 3-4:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building “When you wash up on our shores, we no longer greet you with the Statue of Liberty, a torch in her hand. Instead, we greet you with a pair of handcuffs,
Wednesday, 4:15 pm, The Arizona Senior Academy Building Peter Becskehazy, U.S. Foreign Service, Ret. Can historical shocks from earlier centuries explain the rise of extremist populist movements in Europe? Recent elections in Poland and Hungary reveal that mainstream parties may
3:00-4:30 pm, The Arizona Senior Academy Building The fifth in the ASA’s presentions of the Great Decisions program, prepared and sponsored by the century-old Foreign Policy Association (FPA), designed to be a “catalyst for developing awareness, understanding and informed opinion on
The third in this year’s 90-minute sessions from the non-partisan Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions series comprises a video, “The Middle East: Regional Disorder,” with an exposition by Steve Harris, Academy Village resident and retired Navy project manager. Discussion will follow.