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Below you can view Tucson Desert Songfest News from Press Releases to important information about the annual event!



Press Release

Posted Jun 14, 2019

Tucson Desert Song Festival
For Immediate Release:
Friday, June 14, 2019

Renée Fleming, Thomas Hampson, Matthew Polenzani, Ian Bostridge, and Morris Robinson headline Tucson Desert Song Festival 2020
Celebration of the American Voice!

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TDSF’s George Hanson to become Executive Director of the Alexandria Symphony, and continues with TDSF as Festival Coordinator

Posted Apr 29, 2019

George Hanson continues with TDSF as Festival Coordinator

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Tenor Arturo Chacon Cruz with Fruchthendler’s kindergartners

Posted Feb 08, 2019

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REVIEW: Ana Maria Martinez Recital

Posted Feb 07, 2019

We had an incredible Broadway Word Review article written. Below is an excerpt, and you can read the entire article at the bottom:
On February 5, 2019, The Tucson Desert Song Festival and the University of Arizona (UA) presented …

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FESTIVAL SUMMARY

Posted Feb 07, 2019

DIRECTOR’S NOTES: Festival Summary 2019
What a wonderful journey it has been! On February 6, we completed the 24th and final event of the 2019 Tucson Desert Song Festival.
Our Latin theme served us well—it was flexible enough to allow …

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Update 3: Final Stretch!

Posted Jan 30, 2019

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR UPDATE 3
We are in the final stretch! With 16 of 24 events completed, the 2019 Tucson Desert Song Festival has been quite a ride. Monday evening saw four illustrious panel guests—TSO Music Director Jose Luis Gomez, …

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Arturo Chacón Cruz Visits Manzo Elementary

Posted Jan 30, 2019

World renowned opera tenor Arturo Chacón Cruz visited Manzo Elementary. He received a student led tour of the school and he also held a short concert in an effort to expose kids to the arts.
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Festival Update January 24

Posted Jan 24, 2019

Exciting Festival so far—updates
True Concord Voices and Orchestra, under Eric Holtan, presented phenomenal concerts with soprano Corinne Winters and guitarist Adam del Monte; for her recital, Corinne brought her husband, tenor Adam Smith, onstage for several stunning love duets …

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TDSF 2019 Day 1– FUN!

Posted Jan 17, 2019

Day 1—FUN!
What a terrific start to our 2019 TDSF Latin Celebration Festival!
On Wednesday, Kristin Dauphinais treated us to a broad intro to Spanish art song: mezzo soprano Diana Peralta and baritone Octovio Moreno filled Holsclaw hall with …

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Artist in Residence 2019: Arturo Chacón-Cruz sings “Nessun dorma”

Posted Sep 11, 2018

Arturo Chacón-Cruz, protégé of Plácido Domingo, is considered the leading Mexican operatic tenor of his generation. Born and raised in Sonora, Arturo performs regularly at the world’s most important opera houses, including San Francisco, Vienna, Paris and Hamburg. …

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