The Sound of Music at Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium in Tempe, Arizona
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A 10-day classical voice festival bringing internationally known soloists and conductors to perform alongside Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Tucson Chamber Artists, UApresents, Chamber Music Plus, Ballet Tucson at varied locations. The Tucson Desert Song Festival (TDSF) will celebrate the life and music of Leonard Bernstein, the iconic conductor, composer, pianist and educator, January 16-February 4, 2018. The TDSF, in partnership with Tucson’s leading arts organizations, will present 30 events honoring Bernstein during what would have been his 100th year. The festival will provide a rich and unusual context in which to experience Bernstein’s work. TDSF Director George Hanson, who served as an assistant to Bernstein, has curated a festival that draws from all aspects of Bernstein’s compositional range, including films, lectures, symposiums and master classes. Jamie Bernstein, narrator, writer, and broadcaster, will be TDSF’s Artist-in-Residence, sharing insights and memories of her father.
Tucson Scottish Rite Cathedral
Don Bluth Front Row Theatre
Museum of Northern Arizona
Arizona Broadway Theatre
Peoria Center for the Performing Arts