Music from Bach and Before

Our concert series is internationally known for presenting excellent historically-informed performances and brilliant musicians from around the world. We are fortunate to bring you some of the best performers in early music today in our 39th season.


  • ACRONYM Ensemble's 2020 concert, originally planned for Sunday, November 6, has been rescheduled to October 3, 2021.
  • Parthenia's 2020 concert, originally scheduled for December 6, has been rescheduled to February 13, 2022.
  • The Tallis Scholars concert, originally scheduled for April 21, 2020, has been rescheduled to April 20, 2022.

Please mark your calendars with these dates.


Our concerts scheduled for January and February 2021 will be presented in a streaming format. You will be able to enjoy these concerts from the comfort of your home at a time that is convenient for you.


    TENET's concert, part of the Tucson Desert Song Festival, will be presented virtually. We expect their streaming concert to be broadcast at the originally scheduled concert date and time (Sunday, January 24 at 3:00 pm) and to be available for viewing for several months after that date.


    Alkemie will also provide us with a streaming concert. Its revised program is titled "Sweet Friendship: Courtly Songs & Dances from 15th-century France & Italy" and will include dancing. The concert will initially be broadcast on Sunday, March 21, at 3:00 pm, and will be available for viewing for two weeks after that date.

    Streaming concert preview:

Both of these streamed concerts will have live conversations and a Q&A session with the artists immediately before or after the broadcast when it first airs. Details will be provided before the event.

Tickets to streaming concerts will be discounted to $15 for individuals and $25 for a household. Stay tuned for more information about ticketing and how to access these concerts.

We will be calling those of you who have purchased tickets for these concerts to discuss your options for refunds or ticket donations.

The two remaining groups scheduled to perform in Tucson this spring are Ensemble Caprice and The Aulos Ensemble. We are communicating with them to determine if they might present virtual concerts, as live performances are unlikely to be held this spring.

We bring you the best and we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do!

Concert details, dates, and artists are subject to change.

AEMS is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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Arizona Early Music Society has received an AZ Organizational Relief Grant (ORG). Administered by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the AZ ORG Program directs relief funds allocated by Governor Doug Ducey from the State of Arizona’s Crisis Contingency and Safety Net Fund in support of arts and culture organizations across the state.

Arizona Early Music Society has received a Tucson CARES for Arts and Culture Grant funded by the City of Tucson We Are One/Somos Uno Resiliency Fund administered by the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona. The Tucson CARES for Arts and Culture Grant program directs federal relief funds allocated to the City of Tucson through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.