Music On Campus 2015-2016 – The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music Concert Season

Our “gesture of friendship” here at the Fred Fox School of Music is to provide as diverse an offering of music as possible for our community. Our 2015-2016 Music On Campus season offers many different opportunities for you and your family to experience great artistry from both within our program and from outside the University of Arizona.

Our future became much brighter this year as the school was named after legendary musician Fred Fox. Dr. Fox is a frequent visitor to our building, offering master classes and lessons to students on all instruments. Now 101 years old, Fred continues to amaze and inspire with his knowledge and innate teaching abilities.

The school’s new name is the result of a magnanimous $20 million gift from Alan and Daveen Fox, which will allow us to offer more guest artists, concerts, events, colloquia, scholarships and much more for our students, faculty and audiences for years to come.

In May, our friend Sheldon Danielson enriched our program with gifts for both the Graduate String Quintet and the Jeffrey Haskell Recording Studio. Sheldon’s gift of $2 million will ensure that our program maintains the highest level of student quality within the string area. This gift also brings us much closer to finalizing our campaign to raise $1 million for the recording studio.

While we congratulate tenor Grayson Hirst on his retirement, we also welcome several new faculty members to our school, including David Ashcraft (music education), Elizabeth Futral (soprano), Beth Greenberg (director of opera theater), John Muniz (theory), Matthew Tropman (tuba/euphonium), Yudai Ueda (athletic bands) and Hugo Vera (tenor).

The Fred Fox School of Music is so thankful for all the gifts we receive. With each one we can support our students in their development as musicians, scholars and educators. Within this booklet is an envelope; we invite you to consider adding your name to those who have supported our program financially with a tax-deductible donation.

In celebration of the gifts by Alan, Daveen and Sheldon, and in recognition of the years of faithful attendance by you, our audiences, we have chosen to eliminate the need to purchase tickets for many of our events, including all Faculty Artist Series recitals. This is our gift to our community. We hope this encourages you to attend more concerts and bring family and friends along whenever possible, which will help us further our mission of providing music and music education to our community.

~Edward Reid, Director

 

MUSIC ON CAMPUS 2015-2016:

September 2015

“The Standard Bearers”
Brian Luce, flute
Rex Woods, piano
Faculty
September 8, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $Free

In addition to masterworks from the standard flute repertory by Dutilleux, Hindemith and Schubert, Brian Luce and Rex Woods will perform a captivating sonata by Martin Amlin. Allan Kozinn, in a review for The New York Times, praised Amlin’s sonata as “an engaging work with a strong rhythmic profile and a lyrical impulse, in which the flute and piano lines are marvelously integrated.”

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE OF THE FOLLOWING EVENT HAS CHANGED
SINCE BROCHURE PUBLICATION:
Marine Band San Diego
Guests
September 8, Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.
Crowder Hall, $Free

“Tour of France”
Lauren Rustad Roth, violin
Marybeth Brown-Plambeck, cello
John Milbauer, piano
Faculty, Guest
September 12, Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

In her Faculty Artist Series recital, Tucson Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Lauren Rustad Roth collaborates with pianist John Milbauer and guest artist Marybeth Brown-Plambeck in a program of French music featuring works by Fauré, Debussy and Ravel.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FOLLOWING EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
SINCE BROCHURE PUBLICATION:
John Pennington, percussion
Guest
September 14, Monday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

Jussi Makkonen, cello
Ruusamari Teppo, piano
Guests
September 16, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

The Finnish American Club of Tucson celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of composer Jean Sibelius with a concert by Finnish cellist Jussi Makkonen and pianist Ruusamari Teppo (great-granddaughter of Sibelius). Program selections on this all-Sibelius performance include “Karelia Suite,” “Finlandia,” “The Tempest,” “Impromptu,” “Souvenir” and transcriptions of piano works.

“Cylinders”
Moisés Paiewonsky, trombone
Carl Rowe, trumpet
Elena Miraztchiyska, piano
Faculty, Guests
September 18, Friday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

Graduate Choral Conductors Recital
Honor Choir, Kantorei, Recital Choir, University Singers
September 20, Sunday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $Free

Homero Cerón, vibraphone
Amilcar Guevara, piano
Mike Levy, bass
Alumnus, Guests
September 21, Monday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free
(Master class: 11:00 a.m., Room 170)

UA percussion alumnus Homero Cerón collaborates with pianist Amilcar Guevara and bassist Mike Levy for an exciting evening of contemporary jazz. This international ensemble of musicians from the United States, Mexico and El Salvador will present an eclectic mixture of traditional and Latin music. All three have played and recorded with some of the top performers in the world.

Arizona Symphony Orchestra
Vijay Gupta, violin
Ensemble, Guest
September 24, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $10, 7, 5

The Arizona Symphony Orchestra’s 2015-2016 opening concert will feature violinist Vijay Gupta from the Los Angeles Philharmonic performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. The program, under the baton of Dr. Thomas Cockrell, will also include Brahms’ magnificent Symphony No. 1.

Weekend for Strings Honor Orchestra
Vijay Gupta, violin
High School Event
Concert: September 26, Saturday, 3:00 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $10, 7, 5
Info: Dr. Matthew Spieker, spieker@email.arizona.edu

The Fred Fox School of Music will host an honor orchestra of high school violin, viola, cello, bass and harp students from Arizona and across the Southwest. Guest artist Vijay Gupta will offer master classes for the students and the final concert will feature him as soloist in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3.

“Resonance”
Philip Alejo, double bass & viola da gamba
John Milbauer, piano & harpsichord
Faculty
September 27, Sunday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

Resonance is an alluring and beautiful musical trait shared by the double bass and its relative, the viola da gamba. This performance will explore a wide range of pulsating and vibrant sounds in a recital of brilliant works by Georg Philipp Telemann, Stefano Scodanibbio, Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann.

Shuhan-Luk Trio
Elizabeth Shuhan, flute
Alexander Shuhan, horn
Siu Yan Luk, piano
Guests
September 29, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

The Shuhan-Luk Trio is committed to expanding the repertoire for this unusual pairing of instruments through active commissioning of new works and transcriptions of existing chamber repertoire. The group will perform in New York, Arizona, New Mexico, California and Florida during the 2015-2016 concert season, and is currently preparing its first recording.

October 2015

“Can’t Get You Out of My Head! – The Arizona Ear Worm Project”
Dan Kruse & Don Traut
Alumnus, Faculty Lecture
October 1, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Room 146, $Free

Did you ever have a song stuck in your mind that won’t go away? That’s an “ear worm,” and almost everyone has them at one time or another. Learn about the UA’s innovative, interdisciplinary research project examining ear worms in a program presented by UA Professor of Music Theory Don Traut and Dan Kruse, an ethnomusicologist and graduate of the Fred Fox School of Music. The presentation will include “Tracks,” a 13-minute documentary on this research project.

Matt Tropman, tuba & euphonium
Elena Miraztchiyska, piano
Faculty, Guest
October 2, Friday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

Matt Tropman presents his first Faculty Artist Series recital since being appointed assistant professor of tuba/euphonium. In collaboration with pianist Elena Miraztchiyska, Dr. Tropman will perform a program of varied works for tuba/euphonium and piano. Featured will be newly composed accompaniments for “Etudes Transcendantes” by Theo Charlier. A repertory staple since publication in 1946, Charlier’s etudes are given an inventive new presentation through ingenious piano scoring by Jean-Marie Cottet.

Double Reed Day
Special Event
October 4, Sunday, 12:30-5:00 p.m.
Concert: John Dee, oboe & Tannis Gibson, piano
Guest, Faculty
October 4, Sunday, 2:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free
Info: sarafraker@email.arizona.edu

Double reed enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels are welcome to participate in this festive afternoon of classes, concerts and exhibits. Distinguished guest artist John Dee (professor of oboe, University of Illinois) will present a recital and master class. Our gathering will conclude with the ever-popular reading session for Double Reed Ensemble. This event is hosted by faculty members Dr. Sara Fraker, oboe and Dr. William Dietz, bassoon.

UA Philharmonic Orchestra
October 6, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $5

UA Studio Jazz Ensemble & Combo
October 7, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $10, 7, 5

UA Wind Ensemble & UA Wind Symphony
October 8, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $10, 7, 5

First Annual Steve Schulman Award Recital Students
Renato Serrano & Misael Barraza Díaz, guitar
October 11, Sunday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $10, 7, 5

Distinguished doctoral students Renato Serrano and Misael Barraza will perform in memory of local guitarist Steve Schulman, who was one of the founders of the Tucson Guitar Society and a great friend of the UA Bolton Guitar Studies program. Renato has been awarded top prizes in more than ten international competitions, including first prize in the Andrés Segovia Guitar Competition. Misael has won numerous international competitions including the David Russell Bach Prize, the Indiana International Guitar Competition and the Montreal International Guitar Competition.

Davis Brooks, violin
Guest
October 13, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

Butler University Professor Davis Brooks will present a solo violin concert of contemporary music. A champion of new music for the last thirty years, Brooks will play works by American composers Sheng, Pongklad, Caltabiano and Aikman, among others. Currently he is active in commercial studio recording and is acting concertmaster of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. He also enjoys playing in the progressive rock band The Psychedelic Ensemble.

62nd Annual Band Day
High School Marching Band Competition
featuring The Pride of Arizona Marching Band
October 17, Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Arizona Stadium, $8, 5, 3 (day of event cash only)
Tickets at Fine Arts Box Office or online
web.cfa.arizona.edu/uabands/bandday

Music + Festival 2015: Bernstein, Adams, Berio
Festival director: Daniel Asia
Guest artist: Jeremy Huw Williams, baritone
Guest, Faculty, Students
October 17 Saturday, 18 Sunday, 24 Saturday
Full Schedule: music.arizona.edu

The 2015 Music + Festival: Bernstein, Adams, Berio presents the lives and music of these important composers. Bernstein was a composer, conductor, educator and humanist. He placed his musical activities in the context of what it meant to be an American composer, how to understand the times, humanity’s relation to God and jazz. Adams is a post-minimalist whose music is rhythmically intense and full of the energy of pop music. Berio’s music is delicate and effervescent, sonorous and always in flux. Jeremy Huw Williams, the renowned Welsh baritone, is equally comfortable singing opera or song, and he loves the challenge of new music. Join us. You will be entranced!

Festival Highlights:

Opening Symposium with Matthew Mugmon, Mirabel Alvarez, J.C. Mutchler
October 17, Saturday, 1:00 p.m., Room 146, $Free

Concert I: Arizona Wind Quintet; Lauren Roth, violin
Kristin Dauphinais, mezzo-soprano; Andrew Stuckey, baritone
Rex Woods, piano; Paula Fan, piano
October 17, Saturday, 4:00 p.m., Crowder Hall, $Free

Concert II: Arizona Symphony Orchestra; Jeremy Huw Williams, baritone
Elizabeth Futral, soprano; Kristin Dauphinais, mezzo-soprano; Hugo Vera, tenor
UA Studio Jazz Ensemble; Jerry Kirkbride, clarinet; UA Wind Ensemble
October 17, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Crowder Hall, $Free
Post-concert reception hosted by the Fred Fox School of Music Advisory Board

Concert III: John Milbauer, piano; Brian Luce, flute; Jerry Kirkbride, clarinet
Kelland Thomas, saxophone; dancers from the UA School of Dance
October 18, Sunday, 2:00 p.m., Crowder Hall, $Free

Concert IV: Jeremy Huw Williams, baritone; Paula Fan, piano
Arizona Contemporary Ensemble; Arizona Choir
October 18, Sunday, 4:30 p.m., Holsclaw Hall, $Free

  Film: ”West Side Story” – Music by Leonard Bernstein
  October 24, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
  Fox Tucson Theatre, $7, 5 ($Free for children under 12)
  Fox Tucson Theatre box office: 520-547-3040, foxtucsontheatre.org

 Festival co-sponsors:
 Wesley Green; Christopher Granillo, DDS; Classical 90.5 FM / Arizona Public Media;
 KVOI 1030 AM “The Voice” Radio; Arizona Commission on the Arts;
 National Endowment for the Arts; Hanson Film Institute;
 UA College of Fine Arts Bank One Visiting Artist Professorship Awards

“Central Europe: Composers and Their Letters”
John Milbauer, piano
Faculty
October 21, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

Steinway Artist John Milbauer will present a recital of masterpieces for the piano from Austria and Hungary, alternating the performance of the works with relevant and revealing correspondences of those composers. From the lithe charm of a Mozart sonata to the atonal Expressionism of Arnold Schoenberg and the earthy folkism of Béla Bartók, this program will highlight the role of Central Europe in the development of classical style from the 18th to 20th centuries. The second half will consist solely of Franz Schubert’s greatest (and last) work for the piano: the Sonata in B-Flat Major.

UA High School Honor Choir
High School Ensemble
October 24, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $Free

UA High School Honor Choir is a one-weekend opportunity for 50 distinguished student singers selected by audition. This performance in Crowder Hall caps off a weekend of rehearsals, educational opportunities and social activities for the students and their directors.
Info & auditions: Dr. Elizabeth Schauer, erschaue@email.arizona.edu

“If Music Be the Food of Love”
UA Symphonic Choir
October 25, Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (2331 East Adams Street), $Free

In honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Symphonic Choir presents music composed during his life (1564-1616) as well as musical settings of his songs and sonnets. Opulent sacred Renaissance works that would have been heard in the grand cathedrals of Europe stand side by side with evocative, engaging musical settings of the bard’s artful words. Also featured on this concert will be new works by UA alumnus Anthony Bernarducci and contemporary American composer Nick Strimple. Performed in the charming and resonant sanctuary of Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the concert will feature early music instrumentalists in addition to the choir.

Octubafest: Kelly Thomas Tribute Concert
Special Event
October 28, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $Free

“Octubafest” is a tradition started by the legendary tubist and teacher Harvey G. Phillips and is celebrated at colleges, universities and music festivals throughout the country each fall. The University of Arizona started observing this tradition in 2001 when Dr. Kelly Thomas joined the faculty. Tragically, Kelly passed away suddenly last summer. The University of Arizona tuba-euphonium studio, friends and alumni honor and celebrate Kelly’s life and his dedication to his students with a series of free Octubafest concerts, including this special honorary concert on October 28th in Crowder Hall.

Three Gold Medalists in International Guitar Competitions
Special Series at Saddlebrooke
Misael Barraza Díaz, Renato Serrano, Grace Sheppard
October 28, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Desert View Performing Arts Center (39900 S. Clubhouse Drive)
Proceeds benefit the Fred Fox School of Music
Tickets & Info: 520-825-2818, http://www.dvpac.net
$22 ($25 at the Door)

“Cánticos de la Vida y de la Muerte – Chants of Life and Death”
Luis Pérez Ixoneztli
Guest
October 29, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $Free
Pre-concert lecture & demonstration, 5:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Consulate of Mexico in Tucson
and the University of Arizona Faculty Fellows Program

The Consulate of Mexico is proud to collaborate with the Fred Fox School of Music in presenting Luis Pérez Ixoneztli, a musician who has spent the last 40 years studying the music and instruments of the native peoples of Mexico, as well as the instruments that were played in the region before Columbus. He has made his own interpretation of what music could have sounded like at that time. This performance will present a selection of chants for the Day of the Dead in Tucson with a variety of native instruments, including Tlapanhuéhuetl, Teponaxtli, Chiktli, Oucatatémetl, Zacatan, Tun`Kul and Kayum.

Roy A. Johnson Memorial Organ Series
Dorothy Young Riess, organ
Guest
October 30, Friday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $10, 7, 5

Dr. Riess will present a program of music by Dandrieu, Bach, Saint-Saëns, Holst and Langlais, as well as her transcription for organ of three scenes from the ballet “Petrouchka,” by Igor Stravinsky. Her own “Chorale Preludes on Familiar Hymn Tunes” will conclude the program. Dorothy Young Riess is widely recognized as an artist of formidable creative and interpretive abilities. 

UA Percussion Group
October 31, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $5

This special concert will feature the Arizona premiere of “Timber” by contemporary composer Michael Gordon. Composed for a group of six percussionists, the work is an evening-length composition that explores the sonic and rhythmic possibilities of graduated and amplified Simantras (2x4 wooden planks). Each player’s hands modulate the rhythm, the dynamics, and the tonal qualities to create an amazing variety of pitches and textures.


November 2015

“Vespers”
University Community Chorus & Orchestra
November 1, Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $12, 6

The University Community Chorus presents a program of texts from the monastic evening service, Vespers, comprising settings of psalms and the Marian canticle Magnificat. Conducted by assistant director Hyoungil Seo, Mozart’s lyrical and ebullient “Vesperae Solennes de Confessore,” K. 339 opens the concert. The second half of the concert features J.S. Bach’s celebrated, festive “Magnificat” in D, BWV 243, led by conductor Elizabeth Schauer.

Seventh International Tucson Guitar Festival
Concerts, Master Classes, Competition
November 1-7, Sunday-Saturday
Info: rtp@email.arizona.edu, 520-621-1157
Co-sponsored by the Tucson Guitar Society
tucsonguitarsociety.org

Beeston Guitar Competition Finals
November 1, Sunday, 2:30 p.m., Holsclaw Hall, $10, 7, 5

Thomas Viloteau (France)
November 6, Friday, 7:00 p.m., Holsclaw Hall, $25, students $10
Tickets: tucsonguitarsociety.org

Duo Assad: Sérgio & Odair Assad (Brazil)
November 7, Saturday, 7:00 p.m., Holsclaw Hall, $30, 25, 20

Professor Tom Patterson and Tucson Guitar Society Director Julia Pernet invite you to hear three of the world’s best guitarists during this week-long event. UA alumnus Thomas Viloteau will play an extraordinary new piece written for him by Sérgio Assad. The Grammy Award winning Duo Assad is celebrating fifty years of performing together, which is an occasion being feted around the world. Throughout the week these guest artists will also offer master classes, which are open to the public.

Theodore Buchholz, cello
Alexander Tentser, piano
Faculty, Guest, Alumni
November 2, Monday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

Faculty cellist Theodore Buchholz and alumnus Alexander Tentser present a recital of three sontata masterpieces from the first half of the twentieth century. The program includes the quietly passionate Sonata in D Minor by Gabriel Fauré, the radiant, yet rarely performed Sonata by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari and the stirring neo-romantic Sonata by Samuel Barber.

“The Cosmos of Romantic Harmony”
John Muniz, music theory
Faculty Lecture
November 5, Thursday, 6:00 p.m.
Room 146, $Free

This fall the Fred Fox School of Music welcomes John Muniz to the music theory faculty. Join Dr. Muniz in exploring the magnetism of scale degrees, the atoms of the Romantic harmonic universe. As we observe the cohesion and collision of tonal forces, we gain insight into the elusive and masterfully crafted compositions of Chopin, Schubert and Brahms—works that often maintain a delicate balance between order and chaos. This dynamic lecture will include live and recorded demonstrations.

Marguerite Ough Vocal Competition
Student Competition
November 7, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

Collegium Musicum, early music ensemble
November 8, Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $5

Arizona Wind Quintet
Brian Luce, flute
Sara Fraker, oboe
Jerry Kirkbride, clarinet
William Dietz, bassoon
Daniel Katzen, horn
with Angelo Versace, piano
performing “A Day in the Forest of Dreams” by Billy Childs
Faculty
November 9, Monday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

“The Mikado” by W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan
Opera Theater
UA Opera Theater with the Arizona Symphony Orchestra
November 12, 13, 14, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
November 15, Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $20, 15, 10
Introductory talk 45 minutes before each performance
Sunday’s reception hosted by the Fred Fox School of Music Advisory Board

The Fred Fox School of Music welcomes Beth Greenberg as the new director of the University of Arizona Opera Theater. Professor Greenberg has directed professional productions world wide and at several American universities. She joins the UA faculty after serving the New York City Opera as its resident director for more than two decades. Her debut production is Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic “The Mikado,” a mashup of young romance with political satire, featuring many a G&S favorite.

UA Concert Jazz Band & Combo
November 17, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $5

“Vivaldi!” – Arizona Baroque
November 18, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $5

UA World Music Gang & Rosewood Marimba Band
November 18, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $5

Under the direction of Christopher Wabich, the World Music Gang returns to the stage to highlight the musical worlds of exotic countries and their unique percussion instruments. The group will be joined by the Rosewood Marimba Band, performing the best xylophone ragtime music and some of the most current repertoire for this beautiful instrument.

HarpFusion
November 19, Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Green Valley Community Performance and Art Center, $Free
(1250 W. Continental Road, Green Valley)
Info: 520-399-1750, info@cpacfoundation.org

“El Sistema: Sound Philosophy or Farce?”
Matthew Spieker, music education/violin
Faculty Lecture
November 20, Friday, 6:00 p.m.
Room 146, $Free

Presidio Saxophone Quartet
Mike Keepe, soprano
Derek Granger, alto
Cesar Manjarrez, tenor
Ryan McCormick, baritone
Faculty, Guests, Alumni
November 20, Friday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

Hailing from Tucson, the Presidio Quartet plays with a level of refinement that characterizes the very best chamber ensembles. They have delighted international audiences with their “wonderful banter and provocative performances” since 1998. “Their blend, intonation and musical sensitivity are really world class” (Tucson Citizen) and they possess a “unified sound characterized by a warm vibrato and large dynamic range” (Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Magazine).

UA Graduate String Quartet
Emily Nolan, violin
JoAnna Park, violin
Kathryn Harpainter, viola
Robert Marshall, cello
November 21, Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

Graduate Choral Conductors Recitals
Kantorei & Recital Choir: November 22, Sunday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free
Honor Choir & University Singers: November 24, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $Free

UA Studio Jazz Ensemble & Combo
November 23, Monday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $10, 7, 5

UA Steel Bands
November 29, Sunday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $5

The UA steel band program is one of the oldest and most respected in the nation. This academic year marks the 30th anniversary of this wonderful group. UA Steel director, Christopher Wabich, has a unique program planned to celebrate this festive occasion.

December 2015

An Evening of Opera Scenes
Opera Theater
December 1, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $5

UA Wind Ensemble & UA Wind Symphony
December 2, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $10, 7, 5

UA Philharmonic Orchestra
December 4, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $5

Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet
Alicia Moyer, flute
Alyssa Sibbers, oboe
Chase Miller, clarinet
Jason Phiester, horn
Philip Hill, bassoon
December 5, Saturday, 1:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

Please welcome the fifth generation of the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet. Originally named the Arizona Graduate Winds, this endowed ensemble took Fred Fox’s name in recognition and appreciation of his contributions as an extraordinary master teacher and performer. After seeing the results of their philanthropy for the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet over four years, Alan and Daveen Fox pledged $20 million to name the Fred Fox School of Music. The quintet has competed in international competitions, performed at national conferences and toured within Arizona and Southern California. In December 2014 the group traveled to China for a 12-city performance tour.

Malleus & Friends
December 5, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $5

Malleus is the UA doctoral percussion group, specializing in the best contemporary percussion ensemble literature. They have received critical acclaim for their outstanding technique and musical maturity. Along with Malleus, some of the percussion studio’s most outstanding students will take the stage for solo and chamber performances.

William Wolfe Guitar Award Recital
Student Competition
December 6, Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $10, 7, 5

“Holiday Card to Tucson”
Arizona Choir
UA Symphonic Choir
University Community Chorus
Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus
Tucson Girls Chorus
December 6, Sunday, 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
St. Augustine Cathedral (192 S. Stone Avenue)

Reserved Seating:
Reserved seating will be guaranteed for those who complete
the reservation/payment process online by October 30: holidaycard.arizona.edu
$50 two pew seats
$85 half pew - five seats
$150 entire pew - 10 seats
(Reservation payment is not tax deductible)
Vouchers for reserved pew seats will be emailed beginning on November 10.

Free General Admission:
General admission remains free to all, but everyone will need a ticket voucher,
which can be obtained through the Holiday Card to Tucson website, holidaycard.arizona.edu
Free ticket vouchers will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and will
be emailed beginning on November 17 to those who requested them online.
The cathedral fills up quickly, so don’t delay!


UA Wildcat High School Choir
Youth Ensemble
December 7, Monday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

UA Wildcat High School Choir meets Monday evenings to study and rehearse significant choral repertoire for presentation in concert. The ensemble includes outstanding public, private and home-schooled choral musicians from throughout the Greater Tucson area. For information and auditions please contact Dr. David Ashcraft, dja70@email.arizona.edu.

UA Outreach Honor Band
Youth Ensemble
December 12, Saturday, 1:00 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $Free

The UA Outreach Honor Band is a collaborative ensemble comprising middle school band musicians from across Southern Arizona and UA music education and performance majors. This ensemble meets weekly throughout the semester on Saturday mornings. At the end of each semester, the group performs a concert to highlight the pieces the students have worked on with faculty members and with student conductors. For information please visit web.cfa.arizona.edu/uabands/outreachband.

HarpFusion
December 12, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Santa Cruz Valley United Methodist Church
(71 East Sahuarita Road, Sahuarita, Arizona), $Free
Info: 520-282-4085, office@santacruzvalleychurch.org

HarpFusion
December 13, Sunday, 11:00 a.m. & 5:30 p. m.
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
(8051 East Broadway Blvd.), $Free
Info: 520-296-6149

HarpFusion is one of the most creative and exciting ensembles on the international concert scene. This innovative ensemble performs a unique fusion of many different styles and cultures, and has attained international respect for its innovative and inspiring performances. All of the music that HarpFusion performs is written or arranged by a member of the group. HarpFusion’s international concert appearances have included Russia, Czech Republic, Japan, Indonesia, Puerto Rico, China, Korea, Switzerland, Spain and Brazil.


January 2016

Southwest Honor Band
Robert W. Smith, guest conductor
High School Event
January 9, Saturday, 5:00 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $Free

The Southwest Honor Band offers high school students from across the Western states an opportunity to meet our faculty through master classes for each instrument, audition for financial aid, see our beautiful campus and perform a concert in the Fred Fox School of Music’s Crowder Hall.
Distinguished conductor and composer Robert W. Smith will serve as guest conductor.
Info and auditions: web.cfa.arizona.edu/uabands/honorband

“Outbursts of Joy: Flair and Fantasy from Around the World”
Roy A. Johnson Memorial Organ Series
Norene Walters, organ
Guest
January 15, Friday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $10, 7, 5

In a program of works by Bach, Alain, Vierne, Decker, Hindemith and Messiaen, organist Norene Walters will offer sacred and secular works of drama and color. Accomplished as both recitalist and conductor, Dr. Walters has been a prominent member of Tucson’s arts community for many years.

Seventh Annual Tucson Cello Congress
Special Event
January 16 and 17, Saturday and Sunday
Holsclaw Hall & Crowder Hall, $Free

The seventh annual Tucson Cello Congress inspires community, enthusiasm and excellence in cello performance. Co-sponsored by the American String Teachers Association, this engaging annual event brings together cellists of all levels. The Cello Congress features cello ensemble performances and master classes from renowned guest artists from across the country.

Third Annual Tucson Bass Jam
Philip Alejo, director
Sam Suggs, guest artist
Special Event
Sunday, January 17, 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Master class: 3:00 p.m.
Concert: 7:00 p.m.
Room 170, $Free
Info: palejo@email.arizona.edu

The Tucson Bass Jam is an ASTA Arizona and Fred Fox School of Music co-sponsored clinic for beginning, intermediate and advanced double bass students, music educators, and community bass players of any age from Southern Arizona. Participants will play in small ensembles, rehearse a bass orchestra piece and give an informal performance at the end of the day.

“From Joplin to Jarrett: 115 Years of Piano Jazz”
UA Jazz Combo opening for Jon Weber, piano
Tucson Jazz Festival Concert
January 20, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $45, 25, 20, 5
Tickets & info: tucsonjazzfestival.org

“Wildcat Composers at the Piano”
Rex Woods, piano
Faculty
January 25, Monday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

Many UA composition professors have enriched the piano literature with outstanding compositions. In this recital, Rex Woods presents music of Robert Muczynski, Richard Faith and Daniel Asia. Muczynski’s “Summer Journal” is a charming set of short character pieces featuring jazz-inspired rhythm and harmony. Faith’s “Pastoral Suite” is a neo-romantic journey to distant times and places. Asia’s “Scherzo Sonata” is a major contemporary work that stretches the boundaries of the sonata idea in bold new directions through a brilliantly conceived and tightly structured piece.

21st Annual Scholarship Luncheon
Special Event
hosted by the Fred Fox School of Music Advisory Board
Featuring 2015-2016 Concerto Competition Winners
January 31, Sunday, 12:00 p.m.
The Arizona Inn (2200 East Elm Street), $100 ($50 Tax Deductible)
Proceeds benefit the Music Advisory Board Student Fund Endowment
Reservations: 520-621-7023

February 2016

43rd Annual President’s Concert
Arizona Symphony Orchestra
with 2015-2016 Concerto Competition winners
February 6, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
February 7, Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $10, 7, 5
Sunday’s reception hosted by the Fred Fox School of Music Advisory Board

“Women’s Work”
Michael Dauphinais, piano
Faculty
February 9, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

Join Michael Dauphinais for an evening of 21st-century works for piano and electronics by women, including Missy Mazzoli’s “Orizzonte,” Isabelle Eberhardt’s “Dreams of Pianos,” Alexandra Gardner’s “(Re)acciones” and several pieces from Eve Beglarian’s “Book of Days.” Dr. Dauphinais will also play the premiere of Caroline Park’s “forming over long distances” as well as his own new work inspired by the life and music of Hildegard von Bingen.

UA Wind Ensemble & UA Wind Symphony
Moisés Paiewonsky, trombone
Faculty, Ensembles
February 11, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $10, 7, 5

Amelia Rieman Opera Competition
Student Competition
February 13, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $Free

Second Annual David Russell Bach Prize Finalists Recital
Student Competition
February 14, Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $10, 7, 5

Graduate Choral Conductors Recital
Honor Choir, Kantorei, Recital Choir, University Singers
February 14, Sunday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $Free

UA Studio Jazz Ensemble
Special Series at Saddlebrooke
February 17, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Desert View Performing Arts Center (39900 Clubhouse Drive)
Proceeds benefit the Fred Fox School of Music
Tickets & Info: 520-825-2818, http://www.dvpac.net
$22 ($25 at the Door)

David Russell, guitar
Guest
February 20, Saturday, 7:00 p.m. & February 21, Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $30, 25, 15

“Love Stirs and Soothes a Troubled Heart”
Arizona Choir & UA Symphonic Choir
February 21, Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
Catalina United Methodist Church (2700 East Speedway Blvd.), $10, 7, 5

The Fred Fox School of Music’s two premier choral ensembles share this concert, centered on the ability and power of love to stir and soothe the heart. The UA Symphonic Choir of undergraduates, under the direction of doctoral candidate Thomas Lerew during Dr. Elizabeth Schauer’s sabbatical leave, will explore all aspects of love from the chansons of Le Jeune and waltzes of Brahms to the quintessential American Shaw/Parker “What Wondrous Love.” The Arizona Choir, conducted by Dr. Bruce Chamberlain, will perform J.S. Bach’s largest church cantata, “Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis,” BWV 21, which explores the consolation provided to the troubled heart.

Arizona Contemporary Ensemble
February 22, Monday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $Free

The Arizona Contemporary Ensemble, under the direction of Daniel Asia, is dedicated to the performance of music of the 20th and 21st centuries. The music of Earle Brown and Morton Feldman will be performed in this concert. Two seminal American composers of the New York School who are often associated with John Cage, their music is a study in opposites: whimsical and playful, quiet and introspective, and reflective of visual artists such as Guston, Calder, Pollack and Rothko.

Ninth Annual Brass Showcase
Jason Carder, trumpet; Daniel Katzen, horn
Moisés Paiewonsky, trombone; Matt Tropman, tuba
with students from the brass studios
Faculty, Students
February 23, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $Free

Daniel Katzen, horn
Michael Dauphinais, piano
Faculty
February 25, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $Free

Professor Katzen completes his performing and recording project of the Bach Suites with Suite No. 5. The E Minor Suite presents emotions and counterpoint that are overwhelmingly beautiful. Pianist Michael Dauphinais will join this program of music written mostly for horn, with some “borrowed material.” The UA Betty Katzen Horn Studio Choir will also perform.

UA Graduate Student Music Conference
Robert Hatten (University of Texas at Austin), keynote speaker
Special Event
February 26-27, Friday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
UA Fred Fox School of Music building, $Free
Info: gabovenegas@email.arizona.edu

This student-run conference will feature presentations by student scholars from around the country on topics related to contemporary music theory and musicology. It will also feature a keynote address by Dr. Robert Hatten, one of the preeminent theorists of our time. Two workshops featuring Dr. Hatten and Fred Fox School of Music faculty members Dr. Boyd Pomeroy, Dr. Matthew Mugmon, Dr. Jay Rosenblatt and Dr. John Brobeck will launch the activities. The conference is funded by the Daveen Fox Endowed Chair for Music Studies, and coordinated by doctoral students Gabriel Venegas and Faez Abdallah.

“Quest for the Best” – Opera Guild of Southern Arizona
UA student voice competition and reception
Special Event
February 27, Saturday, 1:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $60, $20 students
Info: 520-825-1563, azogsa.org

The Opera Guild of Southern Arizona awards generous cash prizes (over $8,000 last year!) to deserving UA students to further their vocal studies and help launch their opera careers. This unique fundraising event allows the audience to determine the order of prizes by their votes, and to meet the singers during a lovely hors d’oeuvres reception.


March 2016

UA Philharmonic Orchestra
March 3, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $5

“Symphonic Shakespeare”
Arizona Symphony Orchestra
March 5, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $10, 7, 5

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Folger Shakespeare Library is sending a First Folio to every state in the nation to exhibit. Published in 1623, the First Folio is the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, and only 233 copies are known today. The University of Arizona was selected as theArizona host site from February 15 to March 15, 2016. The Arizona Symphony celebrates the Bard of Avon and the First Folio on our campus with works by David Diamond and Prokofiev.

34th Annual Sholin Guitar Competition
Student Competition
March 6, Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $10, 7, 5

38th Annual AzJazz Week
Concerts, Master Classes
March 6-11, Sunday-Friday
Faculty, Guests, Ensembles
Info: music.arizona.edu

Latin Jazz & Salsa Night
March 6, Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Crowder Hall, $5

“Quite a Night O’ Dixie” – The Original Wildcat Jass Band
March 7, Monday, 7:30 p.m., Crowder Hall, $10, 7, 5

UA Concert Jazz Band with guest artist Paul Deemer, trombone
March 8, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Crowder Hall, $5

Faculty Jazz Night with guest artist Dave Styker, guitar
Angelo Versace, piano; Kelland Thomas, saxophone; Jason Carder, trumpet
Moisés Paiewonsky, trombone; Chris Wabich, drums; Scott Black, bass
March 9, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Crowder Hall, $Free

The John Denman Memorial Concert with guest artist Dave Bennett, clarinet
featuring the Jeff Haskell Trio
March 10, Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Crowder Hall, $10, 7, 5

UA Studio Jazz Ensemble with guest artist Dave Stryker, guitar
March 11, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Crowder Hall, $10, 7, 5
Post-concert reception hosted by the Fred Fox School of Music Advisory Board

Volkan Orhon, double bass
Philip Alejo, double bass
Tannis Gibson, piano
Guest, Faculty
March 22, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

Volkan Orhon has established himself as one of the top double bassists in the world today. He was a finalist and prizewinner in the Concert Artists Guild Solo Competition in New York City, and was the co-first place winner of the International Society of Bassists Solo Competition. Mr. Orhon and Philip Alejo, in collaboration with Tannis Gibson, will perform a recital of virtuosic duos for the double bass.

UA Wind Ensemble & UA Wind Symphony
March 24, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $10, 7, 5

The Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony’s March concert is an appealing mix of traditional and new wind music. Familiar wind composers such as Maslanka, Grainger, Hindemith and Shostakovich will serve as the core of the program with a couple of surprise works not known in Arizona. An evening of wind music that demonstrates the unlimited capabilities of the ensembles will be presented for your listening pleasure.


April 2016

Roy A. Johnson Memorial Organ Series
Ashley Snavley, organ
Guest
April 1, Friday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $10, 7, 5

Dr. Ashley Snavley is among our country’s truly brilliant emerging artists. She has performed in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands, and is rapidly building a career as one of America’s distinguished recitalists.

Fourth Annual Larry Day Vocal Competition
for advanced tenor, baritone, bass voice majors
Student Competition
April 2, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

Schaeffer Memorial Guitar Competition
Student Competition
April 3, Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $10, 7, 5

Arizona Wind Quintet
Brian Luce, flute; Sara Fraker, oboe; Jerry Kirkbride, clarinet
William Dietz, bassoon; Daniel Katzen, horn
joined by the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet
Faculty, Students
April 4, Monday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

The Arizona Wind Quintet performs its spring recital, and as is their tradition, will be joined by the members of the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet in a work for double wind quintet.

UA Opera Theater
Opera Theater
with the Arizona Symphony Orchestra
Production to be announced
April 7-9, Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
April 10, Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $20, 15, 10
Introductory talk 45 minutes before each performance

Collegium Musicum
April 10, Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $5

“Settings for Saxophone”
Michael Keepe, saxophone
Michael Dauphinais, piano
Faculty
April 11, Monday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

Dr. Michael Keepe will present a recital exhibiting various instrumental “Settings for Saxophone.” Joined by UA faculty members as well as local and international professionals, the versatility of the saxophone voice will shine with a complement of unexpected instrumental combinations.

Hugo Vera, tenor
Michael Dauphinais, piano
Faculty
April 15, Friday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

The Fred Fox School of Music welcomes tenor Hugo Vera to the faculty. Vera is described as possessing a “truly heroic voice” that is both “beautiful and brilliant.” Increasingly in demand, he is a recent addition to The Metropolitan Opera artist roster.

CrossTalk
April 16, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $5

CrossTalk is the University of Arizona electronic percussion group. Under the direction of Dr. Norman Weinberg, CrossTalk enjoys an international reputation as one of the most unique and creative percussion groups in the world, and has been invited for featured performances at three Percussive Arts Society International Conventions.

Arizona Guitar Orchestra
April 17, Sunday, 4:00 p.m.
Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (2331 East Adams Street), $Free

The Tucson Guitar Society creates an all-Arizona guitar ensemble for community and student players from throughout Arizona, including the University of Arizona Bolton Guitar Studies Program, Arizona State University, Glendale Community College and Grand Canyon Guitar Society in Flagstaff. The orchestra is led by UA doctoral candidate José Luis Puerta.

Seventh Annual Lois Trester Piano Competition
Student Competition
April 17, Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $Free

With the purpose of showcasing our outstanding piano students, we invite you to attend the final round of the Lois Trester Piano Competition. Through the generosity of donors to the keyboard area, this event encourages, supports and recognizes pianistic excellence with over $4,000 in prizes. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear our talented students
in performance and to cast your ballot for the audience prize!

Graduate Choral Conductors Recitals
Kantorei & Recital Choir: April 17, Sunday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free
Honor Choir & University Singers: April 19, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $Free

Rosewood Marimba & World Music Gang
April 18, Monday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $5

The Rosewood Marimba Band is fortunate to own and play one of the most outstanding xylophones ever made, the J.C. Deagan Artist Special. This year marks the 100th birthday of our Artist Special, and we’re planning to make it a very special evening. Join us for some birthday cake and music, along with the global rhythms of the World Music Gang.

String Chamber Music Showcase
Students
April 19, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

UA Studio Jazz Ensemble & Combo
April 20, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $10, 7, 5

UA Concert Jazz Band & Combo
April 21, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $5

UA Graduate String Quartet
April 22, Friday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet
April 23, Saturday, 1:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

“Missions and Commissions: The Kingdom of Spain and the Americas”
Arizona Baroque
April 23, Saturday, 4:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $5

Lauren Rustad Roth, violin
Theodore Buchholz, cello
Tannis Gibson, piano
Faculty
April 23, Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

The Roth-Buchholz-Gibson Trio presents a program anchored by two powerfully expressive masterpieces from the piano trio repertoire: Felix Mendelssohn’s beloved Trio in D Minor, op. 49 and the Trio in E Minor, op. 67 by Dmitri Shostakovich, an important chamber work that captures the anguish of wartime in Russia. The program opens with the enchanting “Fantasy Pieces” op. 73 for cello and piano by Robert Schumann. 

“Pamela Decker and Friends: Solo and Ensemble Works
to Celebrate the King of Instruments”
Mildred Flood Mahoney Memorial Organ Recital
Pamela Decker, organ
Joel Pierce, organ
Sophie Johnson Martinez, organ
Faculty, Guests
April 24, Sunday, 7:00 p.m.
Holsclaw Hall, $Free

The program will include performances by Dr. Pamela Decker, professor of organ and music theory at the Fred Fox School of Music, along with guest artists Sophie Johnson Martinez and Joel Pierce. Dr. Decker and Ms. Johnson Martinez will present the premiere performance of a new organ duo by Pamela Decker. Works from various periods and countries will pay tribute to the power, color and variety of the pipe organ.

UA Symphonic Band & UA Wind Symphony
April 26, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $5

Student Composers Concert
Students
April 27, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $Free

It is always an exciting event when you get to hear brand new music performed for the first time. The final student composers concert of the academic year will feature works by distinguished students from the University of Arizona. The faculty who guide them include Daniel Asia, Pamela Decker and Craig Walsh.

“Premieres Across Music History: From 1607 to 2016”
Students
April 28, Thursday, 11:00 a.m.
Crowder Hall, $Free

This unique event involves a collaboration between composers, performers and scholars across the undergraduate and graduate levels at the Fred Fox School of Music. The event is the final class of Introduction to Music Literature, in which students investigate world premieres of great pieces throughout music history. As part of the event, music history professor Dr. Matthew Mugmon will provide introductory remarks about these works and their importance in music history. A new work by a composition student will have its dress rehearsal followed by its world premiere performance.

UA Wind Ensemble
Arizona Wind Quintet
Theodore Buchholz, cello
Philip Alejo, double bass
Faculty
April 28, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $10, 7, 5

Malleus Graduate Percussion Group
April 29, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $5

UA Percussion Group
April 30, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $5


May 2016

”Masterworks in Miniature”
University Community Chorus
Shantell Petty, piano
May 1, Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $12, 6

This concert features partsongs, folksong arrangements and other artful miniatures for chorus and piano. University of Arizona doctoral students Hyoungil Seo and Douglas Leightenheimer provide leadership from the podium during the sabbatical semester of conductor Dr. Elizabeth Schauer.

UA Steel Bands
May 1, Sunday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $5

An Evening of Opera Scenes
May 3, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $10, 7, 5

Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Choir, UA Symphonic Choir, UA Philharmonic Orchestra
May 4, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $10, 7, 5

Following orchestral selections, the concert will conclude with “Dona Nobis Pacem” by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. Written in 1936, this work is a plea for peace by referring to recent wars during a time of growing fears of a new one. For the libretto, the composer himself gathered together excerpts from the Mass liturgy, poems by Walt Whitman, a political speech and selections from the Bible. The Fred Fox School of Music celebrates the 80th anniversary of this important piece of the choral/orchestral repertoire, which is as meaningful and pertinent today as it was at its premiere.

Outreach Honor Band
Youth Ensemble
May 7, Saturday, 1:00 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $Free

UA Wildcat High School Choir
Youth Ensemble
May 7, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Crowder Hall, $Free