Directors Notes



Opening concerts reviewed

Posted Jan 23, 2022

Here is Cathalena Burch’s enthusiastic review of the first two concerts in this year’s festival, including a welcome for our latest commission, Jennifer Higdon’s Summer Music.

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Grammy Nomination for Jamie Barton and Jake Heggie

Posted Dec 02, 2021

One of the true highlights of the covid-afflicted 2021 Tucson Desert Song Festival was the premiere of Jake Heggie’s song cycle What I Miss the Most, commissioned especially for …

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2021 Festival Postcard

Posted May 24, 2020

 

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Tucson Desert Songfest Newsletter

Posted Nov 21, 2019

Is there a uniquely American musical “voice?” This year TDSF will explore the question.
It’s difficult to imagine any musical culture more diverse than ours. Latin …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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