January/February 2022

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Tucson Desert Song Festival 

January 15 to February 12, 2021 

Full Schedule & Info: 

University of Arizona Highlights:



New Directions in Song 

Hosted by Prof. Kristin Dauphinais 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm 



Soprano Michelle Areyzaga 

with guitarist Rene Izquierdo  

Tucson Guitar Society 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

$35 ($15 students) 

Tickets: or


Master Class:

Susan Graham 

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm 



Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham

with pianist Christopher Cano 

Arizona Opera 

Friday, February 11, 2022 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm 

$35 ($15 students) Tickets: 

Gréta Pásztor, piano

Doctoral Qualifying Recital

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Crowder Hall

7:30 p.m., $Free


Chuan Choy, piano

Senior Recital

Friday, January 28, 2022

Holsclaw Hall

7:00 p.m., $Free

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Faculty Artist Series Recital 

Daniel Linder, piano 

Sunday, January 30, 3:00 p.m. 

Holsclaw Hall, $Free


John Lu, horn

Doctoral Ensemble Recital

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Holsclaw Hall

7:00 p.m., $Free



Residency with Alexander Kobrin


Tuesday, February 1st, 7:30 p.m., Crowder Hall



Wednesday, February 2nd, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Crowder Hall Stage

Question and Answer Session with Alexander Kobrin and John Milbauer:

Thursday, February 3rd, 1:00 p.m., Crowder Hall


With a career at the global forefront of classical music, Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Alexander Kobrin has been praised for his insightful musicianship, brilliant technique, and emotional engagement with the audience. Mr. Kobrin has appeared in recitals at major halls worldwide and has been a guest soloist with leading orchestras throughout his career. Currently keyboard faculty of the renowned Eastman School of Music, Mr. Kobrin has served on the faculties of the Russian State Gnessin’s Academy of Music, the Schwob School of Music of Columbus State University, and New York University’s Steinhardt School. Mr. Kobrin has released recordings on the Harmonia Mundi, Quartz, and Centaur labels, covering a wide swath of the piano literature to critical acclaim including “critic’s choice” awards in Gramophone and Fanfare magazines.

Join us for a three-day residency with Alexander Kobrin who will present a recital, masterclass, and question and answer session. The recital will include works by Beethoven, Scriabin, and Chopin, and feature Rachmaninoff’s solo masterpiece, Variations on a Theme of Corelli.

This event is funded by the Fred Fox School of Music Endowed Chair for Music Studies

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Roy A. Johnson Memorial Organ Series

Alcée Chriss

Organist and Composer



Friday, February 4, 2022

7:00 p.m., $Free


Saturday, February 5, 2022

10:00 a.m. – $Free

The University of Arizona

Fred Fox School of Music

Isabelle B. Harris Organ

Holsclaw Hall

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48th Annual President’s Concert

Arizona Symphony Orchestra 

with 2021-2022 Concerto Competition winners 

Min Liu, soprano  

Anthony Jefferson Perkins, clarinet 

Levi Powe, cello 

Greta Pastor, piano 

Saturday, February 5, 7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, February 6, 3:30 p.m. 

Crowder Hall, Tickets $10 

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Concert: The Art of Performance

Host: Timothy Kantor, violin

Saturday, February 12, 4:00 p.m. 

The Art of Performance Seminar will present ideas for enhancing performance practices for high school string players. The day’s activities will focus primarily on chamber music as a means for exploring interaction, engagement and communication from the stage.

CONTACT: 520-621-1655,


Fifth Annual Michael Moore Memorial Piano Competition 

Tuesday, February 15, 7:00 p.m.  

Holsclaw Hall, $10 Tickets

The Michael Moore Memorial Piano Competition honors the memory of Michael Moore, a dedicated pianist-performer and alumnus of our school. Our undergraduate piano students will compete for over $4,000 in prize awards. 

David Russell Bach Prize Semifinals

Sunday, February 13, 3:00 p.m., Holsclaw Hall

Free admission, open to the public

Eighth Annual David Russell Bach Prize Finalists Recital

Thursday, February 17, 12:00 p.m., Holsclaw Hall

One of Tucson’s great treasures is the musical residency of the extraordinary David Russell at the University of Arizona. The Grammy Award-winning artist comes every year to teach and to perform, thanks to the legacy of Sandy Bolton. Russell also judges the David Russell Bach Prize Recital, which presents four top guitar students playing works of Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Guest Artist Series Recital

David Russell, guitar

February 19, Saturday, 7:00 p.m.  

February 20, Saturday, 3:00 p.m.  

Holsclaw Hall, $35


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UA Wind Symphony 

Tuesday, February 22, 7:30 p.m. 

Crowder Hall, $Free 

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UA Philharmonic Orchestra 

Friday, February 25, 7:30 p.m. 

Crowder Hall, $Free 

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Double Reed Day

Saturday, February 26, 2022

12:00-5:00 p.m.

Hosted by the Fred Fox School of Music

Sara Fraker, oboe and Marissa Olegario, bassoon



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UA Wind Ensemble  

Saturday, February 26, 7:30 p.m. 

Crowder Hall, Tickets $10