Posts Tagged: concert

Celebrating The Music of Hungary With Love: The Arizona Symphonic Winds

Celebrating The Music of Hungary With Love: The Arizona Symphonic Winds Wednesday, April 11, 7 pm Join the Arizona Symphonic Winds as they perform music of Hungarian composers and other national composers who were interested by that country’s music. Musical selections will include the “Hungarian Rhapsody” by Liszt; Selections from “The Merry Widow” by Lehar;… Read more »

The Mischlinge Exposé: A Concert with Classical Pianist Carolyn Enger

Carolyn’s Mischlinge Exposé weaves a multimedia tapestry around a little-known aspect of the Holocaust: the Mischlinge (a derogatory Nazi term for those neither fully Jewish nor fully Aryan). Interweaving video and audio testimony from Carolyn’s godmother and her father (both labeled Mischling, Grade A by the Nazis), with the music of composers from the salon period.

Celebrating Leonard Bernstein: Mass

Bernstein’s rarely performed Mass, commissioned by Jacqueline Kennedy for the opening of the Kennedy Center, surprises us on many levels. Along with classical idioms, it employs the sounds of Broadway, American blues and jazz. It follows the structure of the traditional religious ritual, but when a raucous street choir invades the ceremony, it calls into… Read more »

Bernstein Centennial Celebration Concert

New! The Bernstein Centennial Celebration Concert Tuesday, December 19, 6:30 pm 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… Read more »

Desert Melodies Presents Holiday Magic: Holiday Songs By Jewish Composers

Did you know many holiday songs were written by Jewish composers?: Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”;  “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”, “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” and many more! Join Desert Melodies, with live piano and drums with fabulous vocals for a holiday celebration to remember!