What could be more beautiful that voice and guitar? And we have just such a concert planned for the 3rd Tucson Desert Song Festival, David Leisner with tenor Rufus Müller in a delightful program based on music by Benjamin Britten, Franz Schubert and Manuel de Falla among others. Join us on Thursday, Jan, 22, 2015 in the intimate venue of Holsclaw Hall.
The New York Times said "Mr. Leisner offered a deeply expressive interpretation of the enigmatic, haunting variations [Britten Nocturnal]...Mr. Leisner and Mr. Mueller proved exemplary, characterful collaborators throughout, the guitarist's playing rich and nuanced and the tenor's voice expressive."
Eduard Laurel, who writes the blog "The CrackCritic," called their NYC concert "the most moving and memorable recital of the season. These artists drenched us in the glorious fruits of tenderness, loss and sorrow intrinsic to this music." And now, you too can hear it!
This concert is generously underwritten by the Tucson Desert Song Festival. Tickets are only $25, with discounts for advance sales of 4 or more. Students admitted for only $10 on the day of the concert.
David Russell returns! There are not many places in the world where you can hear David Russell in a 200 seat hall. Tucson is the place! One of the most in-demand guitarists in the world will be here for his annual artist in residence week and 2 concerts, Feb. 28 and March 1.
We end the season with two Guitar Foundation of America winners. On March 23, Jérémy Jouve, who won in 2003, returns as a solo artist after several years playing duo with Judicaël Perroy. An active recording artist, he recently released the second volume of works by Joaquín Rodrigo on the Naxos label. And our season finale is also the finale of the tour of the current winner Anton Baranov of Russia who astounded everyone by winning both the Guitar Foundation of America Competition and the Francisco Tárrega Competition in the same year. We can help him celebrate the end of his 50 city tour of North America with Tucson hospitality!
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We welcome you to bring a guitar--or any plucked instrument for that matter. We would love to hear what you are playing.