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