Oro Valley Concerts Online

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The Town of Oro Valley and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance have partnered to bring live music to residents for over 20 years. SAACA is pleased to announce the launch of Oro Valley Concerts Online, a month of weekly free, online streamed concerts with performances ranging from Bluegrass, Bach, Bassoon ensembles, to Boogie Woogie. Every Thursday at 5 PM from May 7 – June 4, residents can tune in from their smart phones, home computers, or Smart TVs by navigating to https://www.facebook.com/saaca/live/ to see live performances of some of Tucson’s beloved classical and contemporary performers. Concerts will each be 60 - 90 minutes in length. After the broadcast, a video of the concert will remain available to view on SAACA's concert webpage and Youtube Channel. 

Learn More here: https://www.saaca.org/ovconcertseries.html

May 7, 2020 | 5:00PM   
Mr. Boogie Woogie 
Boogie Woogie Piano 

 
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/551386282184424/ 
 
Hard drivin’, old school Rhythm & Blues, complemented by some killer Boogie Woogie, by the fastest, flashiest, piano-thumping boogie man from the Netherlands. Yes, that’s right. This Dutch based, drive by piano player hits hard and will take no prisoners! As soon as he starts pounding the ivories, you’ll be on your way to the Land of Good Times. Mr.Boogie Woogie (aka) Eric-Jan Overbeek was born on April 5, 1967 in Nieuw Vennep, the Netherlands. Mesmerized by that old piano in the living room, Eric-Jan began studying classical piano at the age of eight. During his 30 year career he has opened the stage for international giants of blues like Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Johnny Copeland, Van Morrison, Koko Taylor, Magic Slim and the Teardrops and even The Blues Brothers Band. 
 
For more information about this group please visit: 
https://www.mrboogiewoogie.com/home   

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May 14, 2020 | 5:00PM   
Canyon Currents 
Bluegrass, Swing & Country 

 
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/283264036047830/ 
 
Canyon Currents is a new project featuring National flatpick guitar champion, Peter McLaughlin, international touring artist Lex Browning on fiddle and guitar, and Brian Davies on bass. Canyon Currents plays an acoustic blend of original songs, standards, and traditional tunes aimed to please audiences of all ages. Instrumentals and vocal harmonies are the focus, with stellar songwriting and arranging of some of great bluegrass and country classics. 
 
For more information about this group please visit: 
http://www.petermclaughlin.info/ 

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May 21, 2020 | 5:00PM   
Alexander Tentser and Anna Gendler 
Classical Piano and Violin  

 
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/546841226259520/ 
 
Classical pianist Alexander Tentser and his wife, Anna Gendler, a violinist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, will perform a 60 minute concert of classical and romantic works by Beethoven, Schubert, and others.  
 
A native of Kiev, Ukraine, Tentser studied at the Gnesin Music College in Moscow — the oldest music college in Russia — and the Russian Academy of Music. Since coming to the United States in 1990, he has performed with New York Philharmonic violinist Anna Rabinova and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. He received a doctorate from the University of Arizona and now teaches music at Pima Community College and directs its orchestra. 
 
Born in Russia, Anna Gendler received her musical education at the celebrated Moscow Conservatory and began her tenure with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra in 1991. She is a faculty member at Pima Community College and has served as a teaching artist for numerous groups, including the OMA (Opening Minds Through Arts) Foundation and the Symphony Women’s Association. Anna is also a member of the Grammy nominated True Concord Voices and Orchestra.   
 
For more information about this group please visit: 
https://tentser.com/ 

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May 28, 2020 | 5:00PM   
UArizona Low Brass Quartet 
Trombone and Tuba Ensemble  

 
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/254442868943648/ 
 
The University of Arizona Low Brass Quartet is a unique ensemble comprised of both current and former students coming from all corners of the country. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sweet sounds of the low brass in a concert celebrating the rich history of classical and jazz music! The ensemble features Cari Earnhardt, Dan Sherman, Copland Rose, and Neal Romberg. 

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June 4, 2020 | 5:00PM   
LuftBassoons 
Quirky Tunes for Bassoons 

 
Facebook Events: https://www.facebook.com/events/235080644422112/ 
 
The LuftBassoons is a Tucson based band of bassoons on a mission to bring the magic of the bassoon everywhere and anywhere. Classical, pop, contemporary.. no music is left unexplored by this band of four individuals sharing one common goal of playing great music, of all genres on the best instrument ever made: The Bassoon. Join them on June 4th for some of their favorite tunes plus a world premiere of four brand new works by fantastic Tucson composers, thanks to SAACA, Oro Valley Parks & Rec, and a New Works grant from the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona. LuftBassoons is Jj Arévalo, Cassandra Bendickson, Brenda Willer Buys, and Daniel Hursey. 
 
For more information about this group please visit: https://luftbassoons.weebly.com/ 

When

  • Thursday, May 07, 2020 | 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020 | 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
  • Thursday, June 04, 2020 | 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
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