OF POETS AND PASSION ... The exciting 2016 Tucson Desert Song Festival, Jan. 20 through Feb. 7, had Spanish and Latin American flair! Marie Josée Lord sang Iberian art songs, Arizona Opera produced Bizet's Carmen, Ballet Tucson and the Tucson Guitar Society teamed up for Rhythms of the Americas, and The Broken Consort presented early and traditional music from North and South America from its genesis—indigenous tribal music—to music from the time of European colonization. There was also a beguiling range of other vocal music, from madrigals for unaccompanied male vocal ensemble to Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde. Stand by for information on our 2017 festival!
[Pictured: Nadine Sierra accompanied by Kevin Murphy at the TCC Leo Rich Theater during the 2014 Tucson Desert Song Festival]