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.

Our 37th season brings familiar friends and new ensembles from around Europe and North America. For the first time, we are offering six-concert as well as five-concert subscriptions.

  • LOS MÚSICOS DE SU ALTEZA: That Poisoned Dart

    September 30, 2018
    We commence in September with a trio from Saragossa, Spain—Los Músicos de Su Alteza—offering love songs from Italy and Spain by Monteverdi and his contemporaries in a program entitled “That Poisoned Dart.”

  • THE ORLANDO CONSORT: The Ambassadors

    October 28, 2018
    We then turn to Renaissance Europe for “The Ambassadors,” a program presented by the United Kingdom-based Orlando Consort of music and readings illustrating the joys, dangers, and intrigue in the world of emissaries to the royal courts.


    December 2, 2018
    One of Tucson’s favorites, The Aulos Ensemble, returns to ring in the holiday season with a program of French baroque instrumental music entitled “Joyeux Noël.”


    January 27, 2019
    As part of this spring’s Tucson Desert Song Festival, we present “Repertorio Español,” a survey of Spanish and Latin American music from the medieval through the baroque. Nell Snaidas, last heard in Tucson with Apollo’s Fire, is joined by Chatham Baroque in this celebration of Spanish musical heritage.


    March 10, 2019
    In March, we are thrilled to welcome famed countertenor Andreas Scholl accompanied by the outstanding Edin Karamazov on lute in a program of “Airs and Fancies” by Dowland and others. A real treat for Tucson audiences!

  • Members of the HANDEL AND HAYDN SOCIETY: Viva Virtuosa

    April 7, 2019
    Finally, we are joined by the principal string and keyboard players of the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston; “Viva Virtuosa” will showcase violin performance at its highest level in a concert of baroque classics.

You won’t want to miss any of these concerts!

Subscribers receive tickets to concerts at discounted prices. Tickets may also be purchased by credit card on this website, or at the door prior to each concert. Discounted tickets for individuals aged 28 and under are available for $5.00 at the door.

AEMS is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Please consider making a donation or volunteering, if you love the music we present.