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January 2021

Festival Opening Event: Hosted by Prof Kristin Dauphinais

UArizona Fred Fox School of Music
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Fred Fox School of Music, Holsclaw Hall, 1017 N Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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Free

Our festival opening event is free to the public and it is made possible thanks to our collaboration with the Fred Fox School of Music. University of Arizona faculty artist Dr. Kristin Dauphinais will host the opening lecture for the 2021 festival, which celebrates songs of love. UA voice students will perform selections relating to and illustrating the themes from the lecture.

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Recital: Corinne Winters, soprano, and Laurent Philippe, piano

True Concord
Thursday, January 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Fred Fox School of Music, Holsclaw Hall, 1017 N Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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$30 – $35

After her electric Tucson recital debut in 2019, Winters returns for another exciting program of art songs and opera aria favorites. To purchase tickets, please click here.

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Mahler’s 4th Symphony: TSO & Erin Wall, soprano

Tucson Symphony Orchestra
Friday, January 22, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
Tucson Music Hall, 260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Mahler’s Fourth Symphony is perhaps the easiest to enjoy of his symphonies for the general listener. Soprano Erin Wall will be joining TSO to interpret this wonderful work. Program: Samuel Barber: Second Essay for Orchestra, Op. 17 Samuel Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24 Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G Minor To purchase tickets, please click here.

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Mahler’s 4th Symphony: TSO & Erin Wall, soprano

Tucson Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, January 24, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
Tucson Music Hall, 260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Mahler’s Fourth Symphony is perhaps the easiest to enjoy of his symphonies for the general listener. Soprano Erin Wall will be joining TSO to interpret this wonderful work. Program: Samuel Barber: Second Essay for Orchestra, Op. 17 Samuel Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24 Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G Minor To purchase tickets, please click here.

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The Secret Lover: Tenet Vocal Artists

Arizona Early Music Society
Sunday, January 24, 2021 @ 3:00 pm
Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E Adams St
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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$30

Featuring music by and for Italy’s first professional women composers and performers, Jolle Greenleaf, Molly Quinn, and Virginia Kelsey Warnken and their instrumental counterparts bring to life the history of this repertoire. At a time when women were subservient and little accepted as composers and performers, they were writing and singing unforgettably sensuous and expressive music. Their gifts inspired composers to write extraordinarily florid and virtuosic music for them. Among the most important women composers of the time were Barbara…

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New Directions in Song: Hosted by Professor Kristin Dauphinais

UArizona Fred Fox School of Music
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
Fred Fox School of Music, Holsclaw Hall, 1017 N Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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Free

This event is free to the public and it is made possible thanks to our collaboration with the Fred Fox School of Music. Featuring works of contemporary art song with new trends and new discoveries, the program will be performed by distinguished UA vocal students.

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Alexander String Quartet & Kindra Scharich, mezzo-soprano

Arizona Friends of Chamber Music
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Amor Latino: Featuring Carlos Zapién, tenor, Misael Barraza Díaz & Edwin Guevara, guitarists

Tucson Guitar Society
Thursday, January 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Fred Fox School of Music, Holsclaw Hall, 1017 N Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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Free

This year, Tucson Guitar Society is partnering with TDSF to bring a free concert aimed to celebrate the rich Latin American song tradition and their songs of love. The program will feature boleros and other canciones de antaño. Although this concert is free to the public, reservations will be needed for priority entrance. A link for reservations will be made available soon.

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The Trailblazers: True Concord Voices and Orchestra & Corinne Winters, soprano

True Concord
Friday, January 29, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Valley Presbyterian Church, Green Valley, 2800 S Camino Del Sol
Green Valley, AZ 85622 United States
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This concert celebrates the indelible mark women have made on the world. Inspired by the U.S. centenary of women’s suffrage – the hard-fought battle to win the right for women to vote – True Concord celebrates barrier-blasters and trailblazers with the creation of two new works of art. It will feature a world premiere by Jocelyn Hagen, which commemorates the centenary of the U.S. women’s suffrage. In addition, the program will also feature a work by the 2020 Stephen Paulus Emerging…

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Carmen: Maya Lahyani, soprano, as Carmen & Viktor Antipenko, tenor, as Don Jose

Arizona Opera
Saturday, January 30, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
Tucson Music Hall, 260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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One of the most famous seductresses of all time is about to make her triumphant return. The ultimate diva, the gypsy Carmen can ignite men’s desires and fill their hearts with passion at a single glance.  When Don José, a naïve soldier fighting in the Spanish Civil War, gets caught in her web, jealousy rages and anarchy reigns supreme. The thrilling score by French composer Georges Bizet includes some of the most popular and recognizable music in all of opera,…

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The Trailblazers: True Concord Voices and Orchestra & Corinne Winters, soprano

True Concord
Saturday, January 30, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E Sunrise Dr,
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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This concert celebrates the indelible mark women have made on the world. Inspired by the U.S. centenary of women’s suffrage – the hard-fought battle to win the right for women to vote – True Concord celebrates barrier-blasters and trailblazers with the creation of two new works of art. It will feature a world premiere by Jocelyn Hagen, which commemorates the centenary of the U.S. women’s suffrage. In addition, the program will also feature a work by the 2020 Stephen Paulus Emerging…

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Carmen: Fleur Barron, soprano, as Carmen & Matthew White, tenor, as Don Jose

Arizona Opera
Sunday, January 31, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
Tucson Music Hall, 260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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One of the most famous seductresses of all time is about to make her triumphant return. The ultimate diva, the gypsy Carmen can ignite men’s desires and fill their hearts with passion at a single glance.  When Don José, a naïve soldier fighting in the Spanish Civil War, gets caught in her web, jealousy rages and anarchy reigns supreme. The thrilling score by French composer Georges Bizet includes some of the most popular and recognizable music in all of opera,…

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The Trailblazers: True Concord Voices and Orchestra & Corinne Winters, soprano

True Concord
Sunday, January 31, 2021 @ 3:00 pm
Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E Sunrise Dr,
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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This concert celebrates the indelible mark women have made on the world. Inspired by the U.S. centenary of women’s suffrage – the hard-fought battle to win the right for women to vote – True Concord celebrates barrier-blasters and trailblazers with the creation of two new works of art. It will feature a world premiere by Jocelyn Hagen, which commemorates the centenary of the U.S. women’s suffrage. In addition, the program will also feature a work by the 2020 Stephen Paulus Emerging…

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February 2021

Recital: Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano, and Jake Heggie, piano (World Premiere)

UArizona Fred Fox School of Music
Thursday, February 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Fred Fox School of Music, Holsclaw Hall, 1017 N Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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Free

This concert will feature the world premiere of Jake Heggie's new song cycle, which was composed for mezzo soprano Jamie Barton. The piece will be premiered by the composer on the piano and Barton. This concert is free to the public, but reservations will be needed for priority entrance. A link for reservations will be made available soon.

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Recital: Bryan Hymel, tenor, and Christopher Cano, piano

Arizona Opera
Friday, February 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Fred Fox School of Music, Holsclaw Hall, 1017 N Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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Arizona Opera is proud to partner with the Tucson Desert Song Festival in presenting a recital by the acclaimed tenor, Bryan Hymel. Hailed by The New York Times for his "unflagging stamina and impetuous abandon," Hymel is the winner of The Metropolitan Operas Beverly Sills Artist Award and the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera, among countless other honors. Mr. Hymel has been announced as TDSF's 2021 Artist-in-Residence.

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