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January 2000

Across the Alps

Arizona Early Music
Wednesday, January 19, 2000 @ 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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Heaven and Earth — Music of J.S. Bach

Arizona Early Music
Saturday, January 29, 2000 @ 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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Handel’s “Apollo and Daphne”

Arizona Early Music
Sunday, January 30, 2000 @ 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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January 2021

Festival Opening Event: Hosted by Prof Kristin Dauphinais – Virtual Event . . . Date Subject to Change

UArizona Fred Fox School of Music
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual broadcast
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. The date of this free event is subject to change.  We will post additional information and the link…

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The Secret Lover: Tenet Vocal Artists – Virtual Concert

Arizona Early Music Society
Sunday, January 24, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 @ 3:00 pm
This event will be available as a streaming concert.
$15 – $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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April 2021

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

True Concord
Friday, April 9, 2021 @ 5:30 pm
Mountain Oyster Club, 6400 E. El Dorado Circle
Tucson, AZ 85715
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$35 – $45

After her electric Tucson recital debut in 2019, soprano Corinne Winters returns for another exciting program of art song and opera aria favorites, entitled "A Woman's Legacy." Click here to purchase tickets to this event.  

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

True Concord
Sunday, April 11, 2021 @ 5:30 pm
$35 – $45

After her electric Tucson recital debut in 2019, soprano Corinne Winters returns for another exciting program of art song and opera aria favorites, entitled "A Woman's Legacy." Click here to purchase tickets to this event. (This performance is currently sold out. Tickets are still available for the performance on April 9th.)

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May 2021

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

Thursday, May 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - Friday, October 1, 2021 @ 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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Bryan Hymel Masterclass

Friday, May 21, 2021 @ 8:00 am - Thursday, September 2, 2021 @ 11:30 pm
Virtual broadcast
Free

Be sure not to miss Bryan Hymel's virtual Masterclass. This is a free event: the link is available now and will remain active for 130 days. Click on the link below to access the Masterclass. Bryan Hymel Masterclass  

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Amor Latino: Featuring Carlos Zapién, tenor, Misael Barraza Díaz & Edwin Guevara, guitarists – Virtual Concert

Tucson Guitar Society
Friday, May 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - Wednesday, September 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual broadcast
Free

This year, Tucson Guitar Society is partnering with TDSF to bring a free concert aimed at celebrating the rich Latin American song tradition and their songs of love. The program will feature boleros and other canciones de antaño. You can access this free concert, which will be streamed on YouTube, using the link below: https://youtu.be/unEWVPueJK8   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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Recital: Bryan Hymel, tenor, and Michael Borowitz, piano – Virtual Concert

Arizona Opera
Friday, May 21, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - Friday, October 1, 2021 @ 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

University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music
Friday, May 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, October 1, 2021 @ 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

POSTPONED! Recital: Soprano Ailyn Pérez with pianist Abdiel Vázquez

University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music
January 9
Fred Fox School of Music, Holsclaw Hall, 1017 N Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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$35

Because of concerns over the Omicron surge, this recital has been postponed to a date to be announced. 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. HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS You can purchase tickets on the Arizona Opera Website by clicking here or by clicking…

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Discussion: The Creative Process with Sasha Cooke and Jennifer Higdon

Tucson Desert Song Festival
January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fred Fox School of Music, Holsclaw Hall, 1017 N Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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Free

Composer Jennifer Higdon and mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke discuss the creative process and how Jennifer’s new work, Summer Music, came into being. How do composers and performers collaborate, exchange ideas, inspire each other? The atmosphere is casual, with a Q and A opportunity for the audience.

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Recital: Sasha Cooke and a Jennifer Higdon Premiere

University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music
January 20 @ 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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Free

Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and pianist Myra Huang present a full recital, including the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s song cycle, Summer Music, composed for the tenth-anniversary Tucson Desert Song Festival as part of TDSF’s Wesley Green Composer Project. Because seating is limited, prior registration is required, and tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. HOW TO REQUEST TICKETS TO THIS RECITAL If you would like to reserve tickets to this performance, please email your…

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Nicole Cabell with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Tucson Symphony Orchestra
January 21 @ 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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