tucson desert song festival


The 9th Annual Tucson Desert Song Festival Celebrates
Songs of Love January 20 though February 12, 2021

This year we are celebrating songs of love with a gathering of world-renowned classical singers. Programming will feature the premiere of a new song cycle by Jake Heggie, composed for acclaimed mezzo soprano Jamie Barton.  During this festival, four of Tucson’s leading performing arts organizations will explore love in all its forms with such leading vocal artists as Jamie Barton, Bryan Hymel (TDSF’s Artist-in-Residence), Carlos Zapien, and the Tenet Vocal Artists.

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PROGRAM UPDATE

Due to COVID 19, we were not able to present many of our 2021 Song Festival events as intended.  We are pleased to inform you, however, that the Tucson Desert Song Festival still has many wonderful programs for you to enjoy. 

DON’T MISS THIS UPCOMING WORLD PREMIERE:

You won’t want to miss the World Premiere of a song cycle by award-winning composer Jake Heggie for acclaimed mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton.  Click here for more information.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO LISTEN TO THESE MARVELOUS VIRTUAL PROGRAMS:

—  NOW STREAMING. . . Bryan Hymel Recital, a virtual recital presented in partnership with Arizona Opera  Click here for more information and to obtain tickets for this event.

—  Bryan Hymel Masterclass, a virtual recording of Mr. Hymel’s Masterclass with UA Fred Fox School of Music Opera Program Students.   

—  New Directions in Song, a free virtual concert hosted by Professor Kristin Dauphinais, featuring University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music Opera Program students.  

—  Amor Latino, a free virtual concert presented by the Tucson Guitar Society and featuring Carlos Zapién, tenor, Misael Barraza Díaz & Edwin Guevara, guitarists. 

The links to each of these programs are posted in our Calendar of Events.                                  

                                              We invite you to visit the Calendar of Events and to continue to make music a joyous part of your life. 

 

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