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May 2021

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

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - December 31 @ 6:00 pm
Virtual broadcast
Free

The Live Performance - Monday, May 10th, 3 p.m.  Please join the Tucson Desert Song Festival for the World Premiere of What I Miss the Most, a song cycle composed by Jake Heggie and performed by Jamie Barton, who will be accompanied by Heggie himself. The texts for this song cycle, which was commissioned by the Tucson Desert Song Festival, were contributed by Joyce DiDonato, Patti LuPone, Sister Helen Prejean, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and  Kathleen Kelly. Jake Heggie is the composer…

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Recital: Bryan Hymel, tenor, and Michael Borowitz, piano – Virtual Concert

Arizona Opera
May 21 @ 6:00 pm - December 31 @ 6:00 pm
Virtual broadcast
$20

Virtual Recital Now Available Arizona Opera is proud to partner with the Tucson Desert Song Festival in presenting a virtual 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 also served as TDSF's 2021 Artist-in-Residence. Bryan Hymel's recital premiered on Sunday,…

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New Directions in Song: Hosted by Professor Kristin Dauphinais – Virtual Concert

UArizona Fred Fox School of Music
May 21 @ 7:00 pm - November 23 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual broadcast
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. Click on the link below to access this virtual event: https://youtu.be/jqBamKgoMNE Because this concert will be available on YouTube for a long period following its initial streaming, you can enjoy this performance again and again.…

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January 2022

Recital: Soprano Ailyn Pérez with pianist Abdiel Vázquez

University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music
Sunday, January 9, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fred Fox School of Music, Holsclaw Hall, 1017 N Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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Ailyn Pérez is planning a recital that falls into two distinct halves: German art songs, featuring the Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss, and Mexican art songs, focusing especially on music by Manuel Ponce and Maria Grever. Abdiel Vázquez provides partnership at the piano.

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Nicole Cabell with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Tucson Symphony Orchestra
Friday, January 21, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tucson Music Hall, 260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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$17 – $83

Says TSO Music Director José Luis Gomez, "I’m excited to introduce Tucson audiences to Florence Price, the first female African-American composer of classical music, whose beautiful music is finally enjoying deserved appreciation. Sensational American soprano Nicole Cabell luxuriates in Samuel Barber’s vocal rhapsody, and Mahler’s Fourth Symphony also celebrates song. You’ll hear a light touch in its sleigh bells and bird calls, spice in its sinister concertmaster solo, and a child’s vision of heaven in the final notes." Florence Price:…

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Nicole Cabell with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Tucson Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, January 23, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tucson Music Hall, 260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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$17 – $83

Says TSO Music Director José Luis Gomez, "I’m excited to introduce Tucson audiences to Florence Price, the first female African-American composer of classical music, whose beautiful music is finally enjoying deserved appreciation. Sensational American soprano Nicole Cabell luxuriates in Samuel Barber’s vocal rhapsody, and Mahler’s Fourth Symphony also celebrates song. You’ll hear a light touch in its sleigh bells and bird calls, spice in its sinister concertmaster solo, and a child’s vision of heaven in the final notes." Florence Price:…

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Dianne Reeves

Tucson Jazz Festival
Sunday, January 23, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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$65 – $80

Dianne Reeves is the pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world today; her arsenal of talents is richly on display in each and every song of her limitless repertoire. As a result of her virtuosity, improvisational prowess and unique jazz and R&B stylings, Dianne has received five Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album and an honorary doctorate of music from Juilliard, and was named a 2018 National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master. Dianne’s magical, timeless voice, exceptional personality and the…

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Across the Alps

Arizona Early Music
Friday, January 28, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E Adams St
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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$30

Acclaimed early music expert Avi Stein has put together three concerts of Baroque gems in a festival that celebrates Arizona Early Music's 40th season. This first program features a cantata and opera arias by Handel with soprano Nola Richardson. Georg Muffat: Concerto, "Grosso Propitia Sydera" Francesco Durante: Concerto in G Minor Antonio Vivaldi: Trio in G minor G. A. Brescianello: Sinfonia in F Major G. F. Handel: Concerto Grosso in B flat G. F. Handel: Cantata, Alpestre monte G. F.…

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Ballet the Callaway — Ballet Tucson

Ballet Tucson
Friday, January 28, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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$45 – $50

Ballet the Callaway (Ballet Tucson premiere in partnership with the Tucson Desert Song Festival) Starring Ann Hampton Callaway Choreography: Chieko Imada Ballet Tucson’s own acclaimed choreographer Chieko Imada joins forces with Broadway legend Ann Hampton Callaway to create an exciting new work featuring Callaway’s original compositions. Ballet Tucson’s artful professional dancers bring this premiere to life in a not-to-be missed celebration of  women in song and dance. Premiere by Amanda Morgan (World Premiere) Choreography: Amanda Morgan Nationally recognized on-the-rise choreographer…

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Susanna Phillips and True Concord: From Silenced to Singing

True Concord Voices & Orchestra
Friday, January 28, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Valley Presbyterian Church, Green Valley, 2800 S Camino Del Sol
Green Valley, AZ 85622 United States
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Music expressing the power and beauty of giving voice to those who have been silenced. The program includes the highly anticipated world premiere of Jocelyn Hagen’s work celebrating women’s voices plus music by or inspired by African Americans and Native Americans.

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Ballet the Callaway — Ballet Tucson

Ballet Tucson
Saturday, January 29, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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$45 – $50

Ballet the Callaway (Ballet Tucson premiere in partnership with the Tucson Desert Song Festival) Starring Ann Hampton Callaway Choreography: Chieko Imada Ballet Tucson’s own acclaimed choreographer Chieko Imada joins forces with Broadway legend Ann Hampton Callaway to create an exciting new work featuring Callaway’s original compositions. Ballet Tucson’s artful professional dancers bring this premiere to life in a not-to-be missed celebration of  women in song and dance. Premiere by Amanda Morgan (World Premiere) Choreography: Amanda Morgan Nationally recognized on-the-rise choreographer…

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Heaven and Earth — Music of J.S. Bach

Arizona Early Music
Saturday, January 29, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E Adams St
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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$30

The second concert in Arizona Early Music's baroque festival has at its center Bach's moving Cantata No. 82, featuring bass Tyler Duncan. Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052 Bach: Cantata, Ich habe Genug, BWV 82 Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068

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Susanna Phillips and True Concord: From Silenced to Singing

True Concord Voices & Orchestra
Saturday, January 29, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E Sunrise Dr,
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Music expressing the power and beauty of giving voice to those who have been silenced. The program includes the highly anticipated world premiere of Jocelyn Hagen’s work celebrating women’s voices plus music by or inspired by African Americans and Native Americans.

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Ballet the Callaway — Ballet Tucson

Ballet Tucson
Sunday, January 30, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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$45 – $50

Ballet the Callaway (Ballet Tucson premiere in partnership with the Tucson Desert Song Festival) Starring Ann Hampton Callaway Choreography: Chieko Imada Ballet Tucson’s own acclaimed choreographer Chieko Imada joins forces with Broadway legend Ann Hampton Callaway to create an exciting new work featuring Callaway’s original compositions. Ballet Tucson’s artful professional dancers bring this premiere to life in a not-to-be missed celebration of  women in song and dance. Premiere by Amanda Morgan (World Premiere) Choreography: Amanda Morgan Nationally recognized on-the-rise choreographer…

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Handel’s “Apollo and Daphne”

Arizona Early Music
Sunday, January 30, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E Adams St
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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$30

Arizona Early Music's baroque festival culminates in a dramatic Handel oratorio about love and jealousy, supplemented by other works. Soprano Nola Richardson and bass Tyler Duncan star in this pastoral oratorio.  

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Susanna Phillips and True Concord: From Silenced to Singing

True Concord Voices & Orchestra
Sunday, January 30, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E Sunrise Dr,
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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TBA

Music expressing the power and beauty of giving voice to those who have been silenced. The program includes the highly anticipated world premiere of Jocelyn Hagen’s work celebrating women’s voices plus music by or inspired by African Americans and Native Americans.

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February 2022

Susanna Phillips in Recital

True Concord Voices & Orchestra
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fred Fox School of Music, Holsclaw Hall, 1017 N Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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$40

The Metropolitan Opera star sings favorite arias and art songs.

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Carmen

Arizona Opera
Saturday, February 5, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 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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Carmen

Arizona Opera
Sunday, February 6, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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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Recital: Susan Graham

Arizona Opera
Friday, February 11, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fred Fox School of Music, Holsclaw Hall, 1017 N Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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Susan Graham is particularly celebrated for her finesse with French repertoire, and the first half of this program will feature Les Nuits d’été by Berlioz. The second half promises to be a buffet of American standards--Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Loewe. Partnering her at the piano will be TDSF stalwart Christopher Cano.

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