Special Events: Arts & Culture


The Bernstein Centennial Celebration Concert
Tuesday December 19 @ 6:30 pm

Free and open to all.  Student singers from the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona will perform a preview concert in anticipation for the 2018 sixth annual Tucson Desert Song Festival. The 2018 Festival will celebrate the Centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth. The concert is an hour in length, free, and will feature a mezzo soprano with a piano accompanist. A question and answer discussion will follow.

The Celebration of Heritage Concert Series

Enjoy performances in the Tucson J’s Ballroom showcasing the musical talents by local groups and individuals in a variety of musical genres, while celebrating the multicultural mosaic of our heritage and the many musical talents in Tucson! Hosted by Roza Simkhovich.

Register for $10 drop-in tickets:  


Celebrating Italian Melodies: Operatic Arias, Art Songs, and Folk Music
Sunday, December 17 at 2:00 pm

Come join Tucson’s beloved mezzo-soprano, Korby Myrick, and her husband, pianist and composer Richard Hereld for an afternoon of beautiful Italian melody.  The program will be drawn from operatic arias, art songs and folk songs and will feature masterpieces by such composers as Bellini, Rossini, Donezetti, Tosti, Mozart and Verdi. You’re sure to leave humming. Viva Italia!

Call for Participants!

The Celebration of Heritage Concert Series features the talented groups and individuals in the variety of genres of the performing arts, while celebrating the multicultural mosaic of our heritage. If you would like to participate as a performer in our concerts, please contact Roza Simkhovich at rozas@cox.net or call 520.298.6599.

January-June 2018 Special Events 

New! The Beatles “From Liverpool to Abbey Road”
Monday, January 29, 1-3pm

This lecture will follow in the footsteps of The Beatles as they embark on their historic journey starting from their early days as a cover band in Liverpool and Hamburg, into the excitement of Beatlemania, including concert performances, TV and films, thru their creative ground breaking studio albums (Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Peppers) to the formation of Apple Corps and finally to their remarkable final recordings at Abbey Road Studios.  Vinnie Bruno, a Beatles Scholar and Sixties Rock Historian, has lectured extensively on The Beatles and The Sixties at universities, colleges, libraries and community centers.

Instructor: Vincent Bruno
$12/$10 members
Jewish Heritage Center