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.
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.
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,
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.
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
A frequent visitor to Academy Village, Duluth-based poet Connie Wanek will return for a special reading from her work. She is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Rival Gardens: New and Selected Poems, newly released from the University of Nebraska Press. She has also written a book of short stories, Summer Cars, published in 2014 by Will o’ the Wisp Books.
Thursday, February 14, 1:30 pm, The Arizona Senior Academy Building Directed by Academy Village Resident Mary Mitchell The plot of this lively farce has continued to delight audiences in a great many versions beginning in the 1830’s and 40’s in
Thursday, January 31, 3:00 p.m ., The Arizona Senior Academy Building “Refugees and Global Migration” is the second in this year’s sessions of the Great Decisions program from the non-partisan Foreign Policy Association (FPA), the now 100-year-old nonprofit formed “to
“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.
Thursday, February 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building Unlike most of the remaining classical music stations across the country, which purchase packages of preselected music and commentary from American Public Radio’s Classical 24 for their daily fare, Tucson has its own
Wednesday, January 23, 3:00 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building The U.S. trade deficit with China was $375 billion in 2017. The trade deficit exists because U.S. exports to China were only $130 billion while imports from China were $506 billion.
Thursday, February 7, 3:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building Doris Dwyer Chautauqua is returning to Academy Village. Doris Dwyer, Ph. D., who appeared here as Donner Party survivor Margaret Breen in 2018, will portray photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White this year.
Thursday, January 17, 3:30 pm, Arizona Senior Academy Building Jeff Haskell, jazz musician, composer/arranger, recording artist, educator Legendary Tucson jazz musician Jeff Haskell returns to the Arizona Senior Academy with a behind-the-scenes look at the world of studio recording, in
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 30, 3:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building Do you think the accelerating pace of change in our digital world is unique? Think again! Once a radically new technology is developed, such as today’s desktop computer, people become
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!
Tuesday, January 15, 3:30, in the ASA Building When we go to Nogales, among the first things we see after crossing the border checkpoint are pharmacies and dental clinics. Obviously, their primary clientele is U.S. citizens, and the attraction is much
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
Thursday, January 10, 3:30-4:30, The Arizona Senior Academy Building Did you know that agriculture in the Tucson area has been thriving for more than 4,000 years? And that the original 4-acre garden of the San Agustin Mission has been recreated
January 3, 2019, 2:30-4:30 p.m. the Arizona Senior Academy George H. Davis, Regents Professor & Provost Emeritus, University of Arizona Professor Davis will describe the scientific importance of the Rincon Mountains and how their geology became a type locality for
Wednesday, January 9, 3:30 – 4:30, Arizona Senior Academy Building Cecil Schwalbe’s presentation will concern herps, which is slang for amphibians and reptiles, and perps, which refers to the perpetrators involved in illegal trade of those animals. Dr. Schwalbe was
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.
Wednesday, December 19, 3:30 -4:30 p.m. ASA Great Room For much of his professional life, biologist Nick Waser has been fascinated by and studied the pollination of wildflowers by hummingbirds, bees and other pollinators. He will discuss his interests and
Wednesday, December 12, 3:30 – 4:30 P.M., Arizona Senior Academy Great Room For a long time, dogs have been written off as a highly artificial species with little left to contribute to the scientific study of behavior, cognition, or evolution.
Thursday, November 15, 3:30 – 4-30 p.m. Arizona Senior Academy Great Room National Geographic DCD: “Sonoran Desert: A Violent Eden”
Thursday, December 20, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., ASA Great Room Session 4: Revolution and Modernity in the Twentieth Century The headlines scream that Mexico in the new millennium has become a lawless state riddled with political corruption, drug violence, and extreme
Thursday, December 13, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. ASA Great Room Session 3: The Elusive Search for Stability in Nineteenth-Century Mexico The headlines scream that Mexico in the new millennium has become a lawless state riddled with political corruption, drug violence, and
Thursday, Dec 6, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. ASA Great Room Session 2: Culture as an Explanatory Factor and the Wars for Mexican Independence The headlines scream that Mexico in the new millennium has become a lawless state riddled with political
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
Thursday, Nov 29, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. ASA Great Room: Session 1: “Introduction and Legacies of Spanish Colonialism”: The headlines scream that Mexico in the new millennium has become a lawless state riddled with political corruption, drug violence,
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
Wednesday, November 21, 3:30-4:30, ASA Great Room Last August 12 NASA launched an ambitious space mission named the Parker Solar Probe (or PSP). If all goes well, it will go much closer to the Sun than any man-made object ever
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
Thursday, October 25th, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Arizona Senior Academy Great Room Chuck Tampio is well known at the Arizona Senior Academy for his fascinating treatments of art history. He visits Academy Village once again with a new talk on
October 24, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Arizona Senior Academy Great Room What is a labyrinth? Is it the same thing as a maze? Why do people build them? Fresh from The Labyrinth Society’s Annual Gathering in Chicago, Dawna Peterson will give us
Nov. 1, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Arizona SeniorAcademy Great Room Are there strategies to enhance cognitive function and well-being in normally aging older adults? A University of Arizona professor, who has done extensive research on this subject, will answer this question
During the years 1949 and 1950, faculty members at the University of California, Berkeley, got a dose of the anti-Communism hysteria now known as McCarthyism. They were asked to sign a loyalty oath designed to identity Communists Party members and sympathizers.
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
One of the goals of mathematician Martin Flashman is to use visual techniques to explain mathematical concepts to people who have little or no mathematical training. To that end, he will present a lecture entitled “Flatland and Understanding Dimension: Visualizing
Wednesday, December 5, 3:30 – 4:30–“The Art of Creatures”: Man’s earliest drawings on cave walls were about the creatures that shared their environment. Centuries before Western artists, Asian artists executed serious paintings and sculptures
The Nov, 6 election will present voters with many alternatives. Six Propositions on the ballot stand out for their subtlety and complexity. At 3:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 17) in the Arizona Senior Academy’s Great Room, Betsy Bolding, a representative of
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,