Music from Bach and Before

Now in its 38th season, the Arizona Early Music Society presents a veritable feast of top-ranked national and international ensembles bringing early music to life for Tucson audiences.

  • HEINAVANKER: Terra Mariana

    October 13, 2019
    In our first concert of the season, the outstanding Estonian a cappella vocal ensemble Heinavanker returns to Tucson with a program of 15th and 16th century works dedicated to the Virgin Mary in honor of Estonia’s earliest Christian roots.

  • FRETWORK with countertenor IESTYN DAVIES: Silent Noon

    November 2, 2019 | Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
    We then present the British viol consort Fretwork with sensational British countertenor Iestyn Davies in an eclectic program of works combining Byrd and Gibbons with Gesualdo and Vaughan Williams, all subject to the consummate musicality and inventive creativity of the artists.

  • QUICKSILVER BAROQUE: FANTASTICUS - Extravagant and Virtuosic Music from 17th-century Germany

    December 8, 2019
    For our December offering, prepare to be electrified not by holiday lights but by breathtaking performances as the early music rock stars of Quicksilver come to Tucson to demonstrate their command of the extravagant and experimental German stylus fantasticus.

  • AGAVE BAROQUE with countertenor REGINALD MOBLEY: American Originals

    January 19, 2020
    The new year brings the Tucson Desert Song Festival, and we welcome famed countertenor Reginald Mobley with Agave Baroque performing music of the Americas, wide ranging in country, era, and style.

  • ELIZABETH FIELD with members of TRIO SETTECENTO: An Italian Sojourn

    March 22, 2020
    This concert has been canceled.
    March showers delight the desert, and Elizabeth Field with members of Trio Settecento will treat our audiences to a concert of virtuosic sonatas by Corelli and his contemporaries.

  • ENSEMBLE CAPRICE: Sweet! Chocolate and French Music

    April 19, 2020
    We close our season with this year’s James Anthony Concert featuring Ensemble Caprice performing the greats of the French Baroque repertoire.

Don’t miss any of these fabulous concerts!

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