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2017-2018 Season

2017-2018 Season

SCFPA 2017-2018 Season Music Performances

2017-2018 Season

November, 5, 2017
Brad Richter, Guitar and Viktor Uzur, Cello:An internationally acclaimed audience favorite, this remarkable duo of classical guitar and cello return to Patagonia to perform music that spans the centuries from the renaissance to the millenium. Included in the program are works by J.S.Bach, Lennon/McCartney, Saint-Saens and original compositions by Brad Richter and Viktor Uzur.
Location: Benderly-Kendall Opera House, 344 Naugle Ave., Patagonia, AZ
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25 Prepay / $28 At the Door

November 19, 2017
Yuri Namkung, Violin and Evan Kory, Piano: Noted for her artistic elegance and musical sensitivity, violinist Yuri Namkung joins our gifted artist in residence Evan Kory, a virtuoso on the harpsichord and piano, in a concert that is sure to capture your hearts. Included in the program is a sonata for violin and harpsichord by Handel, the Brahms Sonata #1 in G major, Romanian Folk Dances by Bela Bartok and the Heifetz arrangement of Manuel Ponce’s Estrellita.
Location: Benderly-Kendall Opera House, 344 Naugle Ave., Patagonia, AZ
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25 Prepay / $28 At the Door

December 1, 2017
Sonora Philharmonic Orchestra: Join us for a special concert of Mexican Baroque music courtesy of the Consulado General de Mexico in Nogales and the Instituto de Cultura in Hermosillo.
Location: Benderly-Kendall Opera House, 344 Naugle Ave., Patagonia, AZ
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: Free admission but seating is limited. Doors open at 4:30.

December 10, 2017
Levi Hernandez, Baritone and Evan Kory, Piano: With a velvety tone and stage presence that exudes confidence and charm, Baritone Levi Hernandez is quickly becoming a sought after artist on the operatic stage. His collaboration with pianist Evan Kory has resulted in a wonderfully engaging program which includes works by Purcell, Caccini , Gershwin, Gustavino, Ibert and other Christmas favorites.
Location: Benderly-Kendall Opera House, 344 Naugle Ave., Patagonia, AZ
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25 Prepay / $28 At the Door

December 22, 2017
Annual Carol Sing: Carols, cider and cookies on the steps of the Benderly-Kendall Opera House.
Location: Benderly-Kendall Opera House, 344 Naugle Ave., Patagonia, AZ
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: Free - all invited!

December 31, 2017
New Years Eve Gala with the Tucson Symphony Jazz Trio: Be prepared to experience the enchanting sounds of a classical jazz trio in the intimate atmosphere of the Benderly-Kendall Opera House as we bid farewell to 2017. Veteran TSO members, Michael Fan, violinist, Homero Ceron, principal percussionist and James Karrer, principal double bassist pool their incredible talents as classical and jazz musicians to usher in the new year......
Concert is at 5 pm followed by a prix fixe dinner at the Wild Horse Restaurant in Patagonia. Anyone wishing to have dinner needs to call the The Wild Horse Restaurant directly at 520-394-2344 to make a reservation with their choice of fish ($35), prime rib ($45) or vegetarian dinner ($35). The concert is a separate charge- dinner is not included.
Location: Benderly-Kendall Opera House, 344 Naugle Ave., Patagonia, AZ
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30 Prepay/$35 At Door

January 7, 2018
Juanito Pascual, Flamenco Guitar: Internationally recognized guitarist and "flamenco phenom" Juanito Pascual brings together global audiences with his mesmerizing virtuosity in a blend of traditional and contemporary flamenco. Program includes works by Spain’s renowned Isaac Albeniz, the legendary flamenco artist Paco de Lucia and famed Venezuelan Antonio Lauro as well as several original compositions. A preview of Juanito's remarkable talent can be found in the new NetFlix film "Call Me Francis" where Juanito's guitar playing is featured throughout the beautiful score by Arturo Cardelús.
Location: Benderly-Kendall Opera House, 344 Naugle Ave., Patagonia, AZ
Time: 3:00 p.m.
TReservations: $25 Prepay/$28 At Door

January 21, 2018
AK Duo and Friends: Jazz Cellist/Composer Tomoya Aomori and Cellist Julia Kang with special guests Kaori Tanioka, jazz pianist and Kuriko Tsugawa, jazz string bassist perform selections from their new CD (First Impression) a fusion of Classical, jazz and pop music. Be prepared to experience a concert performed by alumni of the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music and Berkelee College of Music, featuring exciting original works by Tomoya Aomori, incredible virtuosity, and imaginative arrangements of classical jazz that will leave you breathless.
Location: Benderly-Kendall Opera House, 344 Naugle Ave., Patagonia, AZ
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Reservations: $30 Prepay/$35 At Door

January 28, 2018
John Kamfonas, Piano and Eric Edberg, Cello: A mystical soundscape awaits you when cellist Eric Edberg and pianist John Kamfonas present a program that includes Arvo Pårt’s FRATES and two monumental sonatas by American composers Alan Hovhaness and Samuel Barber. This poetic duo embraces the art of improvisation, usually associated with jazz musicians, in a classical form that elevates the traditional elements of surprise and risk to new levels.
Location: Benderly-Kendall Opera House, 344 Naugle Ave., Patagonia, AZ
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Reservations: $25 Prepay / $28 At the Door

February 2, 2018
Kerry Grombacher and the Wall-Eyed Moles: On their way to the Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering in Sierra Vista, Kerry Grombacher and the Wall-Eyed Moles stop at the Opera House to entertain us with their wonderful repertoire of Western songs and stories.
Location: Benderly-Kendall Opera House, 344 Naugle Ave., Patagonia, AZ
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Reservations: $20 Prepay / $23 At the Door

February 11, 2018
NOTE BENE: Marie Sierra (piano), Elena Galbraith (voice), and Sandy Schwoebel (flute). Known for their special rapport with audiences and attired in clothing of the era, this unique combination of voice, flute and piano will enchant you with "Music for the Millions" - parlour music of the 19th/20th century. Performed by amateurs and professionals alike this music was heard in homes and small town opera houses all across the nation and became part of our musical culture. Combined with popular operatic arias, American song composers added to the repertoire with lyrics that expressed a shared human experience and instrumental compositions that were designed to showcase budding talents. NOTE BENE takes pride in introducing often overlooked compositions in their programs which,when heard for the first time, create irrepressible feelings of surprise and delight.
Location: Benderly-Kendall Opera House, 344 Naugle Ave., Patagonia, AZ
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Reservations: $20 Prepay / $23 At the Door

February 18, 2018
Walter Aparicio, Piano and Amanda Zory, Soprano: Amanda Zory and Walter Aparicio are rising stars in the world of contemporary performances of classical music by sharing their distinctive talents to create a new sound. Their unique program will include solo piano music by Bolivian composers from the CD Aires Indios: Piano Music of Bolivia, and art songs by Barber, Griffes, Gustavino and more.... Words like ”commanding, stunning, powerful, and resonant” are descriptions of Zory’s voice while comments on Aparicio’s pianistic style range from “gentle and austere, to magnificent and fantastic”. Together their ensemble is sure to be informative and impressive.
Location: Benderly-Kendall Opera House, 344 Naugle Ave., Patagonia, AZ
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Reservations: $25 Prepay / $28 At the Door

February 23, 2018
Django Shredders - Gypsy Jazz Guitars: Alex Ciavarelli and Rudy Marquez bring their guitars from San Diego to treat us to an evening of intoxicating gypsy jazz music.
Location: Benderly-Kendall Opera House, 344 Naugle Ave., Patagonia, AZ
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Reservations: $20 Prepay / $23 At the Door

March 4, 2018
U of A Woodwind Quintet: These rising stars in the classical music field are competition winners from China, Mexico, Brazil, Wisconsin and California. Io Shin flute, Monserrat Garcia, oboe, Baiyu Li, clarinet, Jacob Fernandez, bassoon and Anne Colin, French horn will grace our venue with their dynamic and remarkable talents. Program includes a Scherzo by Eugene Bozza, a baroque Quintet by Frank Danzy, a contemporary Quintet by Endre Szervánzsky and Three Shanties by Malcom Arnold.
Location: Benderly-Kendall Opera House, 344 Naugle Ave., Patagonia, AZ
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Reservations: $15 Prepay / $18 At the Door

March 11, 2018
Ron Lantz, Violin and Laura Kargul, Piano: Violinist Ron Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul have been performing as a duo since 2010 specializing in passionate interpretations of Romantic music. Today's program “La Belle Époque” is an invitation to join them in an afternoon soirée of French Romantic music for violin and piano. Works by Joseph Canteloube, Jacques de la Presle, Nadia Boulanger and Gabriel Fauré are sure to enchant you with their alluring melodies, compelling rhythms and seductive harmonies.
Location: Benderly-Kendall Opera House, 344 Naugle Ave., Patagonia, AZ
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Reservations: $25 Prepay / $28 At the Door

March 18, 2018
Nogales Barroco performs 17th-18th century works on historical instruments: Evan Kory and friends reunite to perform an exhilarating program of baroque music on historical instruments. The four musicians, Karen Dekker, baroque violin, Nayeon Kim, baroque violin, Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba and Evan Kory, harpsichord are all graduates of the Historical Performance program offered by the prestigious Juilliard School, widely regarded as one of the world's leading performing arts conservatories. Works by Corelli, Couperin, Buxtehude, Bach, Abel and Vivaldi are featured in this unique, not to be missed program.
Location: Benderly-Kendall Opera House, 344 Naugle Ave., Patagonia, AZ
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Reservations: $30 Prepay / $35 At the Door

March 25, 2018
Nogales Barroco performs music of the 19th century: In its second concert at the Benderly - Kendall Opera House, violist Candy Amato joins Nogales Barroco to extend its repertoire from the Baroque into the Romantic era of classical music, the late 19th century. The rich passionate melodies and lush harmonies of the violin and salon piano pieces by Ÿsaye are repeated beautifully in a cello Nocturne by Popper, the Wieniawski Etudes-Caprices for two violins and the dynamic Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A major. These young musicians are breathing new life into established works.
Location: Benderly-Kendall Opera House, 344 Naugle Ave., Patagonia, AZ
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Reservations: $30 Prepay / $35 At the Door

April 8, 2018
Antonio Barberena, Classical Accordion: Award winning classical accordionist Antonio Barbarena has mastered the sound of a full orchestra and the lyricism of a solo instrument with his superb technique on the accordion. In addition to "A Little Night Music" by Mozart and two delightful tangos by Piazzolla this program includes compositions from 17th century New Spain and 19th century Mexico as well as International accordion music by Paquito de Rivera, Marco Perreira and Antonio Tanguma. If you are not already a fan of the accordion this is a fantastic opportunity to become one.
Location: Benderly-Kendall Opera House, 344 Naugle Ave., Patagonia, AZ
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Reservations: $25 Prepay / $28 At the Door

April 15, 2018
Duo Artesanal: Juliana Osinchuk (Piano) and John De La Paz (Clarinet): An afternoon of Brahms, Chopin and Bernstein is sure to leave you feeling immersed in sumptuousness! Juliana Osinchuk and Jon de la Paz will charm you with their impressive individual virtuosity and their remarkable ensemble magic as they perform the Sonata for Clarinet and Piano by Bernstein, three quintessential Waltzes for piano by Chopin, the popular Sonata in Eb major Op 120 #2 for Clarinet and Piano by Brahms and a delightful Zarabandeo by Arturo Marquez.
Location: Benderly-Kendall Opera House, 344 Naugle Ave., Patagonia, AZ
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Reservations: $25 Prepay / $28 At the Door

April 20, 2018
TSO Young Artist Competition Winners: Begin your weekend in Patagonia by attending a recital featuring the winners of this year's Tucson Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition. Works for piano, harp and cello by Bach, Handel, Schubert, Brahms, Cras and Gershwin highlight the mastery of these young artists, who range in age from eleven to seventeen and are among the most outstanding young musicians in southern Arizona.
Location: Benderly-Kendall Opera House, 344 Naugle Ave., Patagonia, AZ
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Reservations: $15 Prepay / $18 At the Door

April 22, 2018
U of A Musicians on Tour: Bruce Kimble, Danielle Pfeiffer and Tyler Ramos, all students of Dr John Milbauer at the Fred Fox School of Music, are prizewinning pianists who will present a program of major works by celebrated composers: the Sonata in D major by Joseph Haydn, Kreisleriana by Robert Schumann and Images Oubliées by Claude Debussy. These remarkable pianists, in addition to being dynamic solo performers are also involved in collaborative ensembles; working with others to benefit music education in Tucson and Arizona.
Location: Benderly-Kendall Opera House, 344 Naugle Ave., Patagonia, AZ
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Reservations: $15 Prepay / $18 At the Door

April 27, 2018
Santa Cruz Singers: Love is in the air and in the Opera House this year! The annual Spring concert of the Santa Cruz Singers under the direction of Christina Wilhelm with accompanist Evan Kory is a one of a kind program featuring the works of Johannes Brahms and Paul McCartney centered around Love. Brahms’ Neue Liebeslieder Waltzes Opus 65 for vocal quartet and piano four-hands expresses the joys and frustrations of Romantic Love while Paul McCartney’s Ecce Cor Meum for full choir contemplates Universal Love on a grand scale. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear gorgeous vocal works performed by the Santa Cruz Singers in the wonderful acoustics of the Benderly-Kendall Opera House.
Location: Benderly-Kendall Opera House, 344 Naugle Ave., Patagonia, AZ
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Reservations: Free Admission - Donations gratefully accepted!

April 29, 2018
William Feasley, Classical Guitar: World renowned classical guitarist William Feasley will absolutely enchant you with his remarkable technique and scintillating style. A quote from a review of one of his concerts states "..........if a rainbow that appeared after a warm spring rain made sound, it would be that of Feasley's guitar", best describes the experience of hearing this artist perform up close and personal - the Art of the Guitar. In addition to two contemporary works by Marcelo Ferraris and Peter Madlem, the program includes works by Domenico Scarlatti, Fernando Sor, Manuel Ponce, and Joaquin Rodrigo.
Location: Benderly-Kendall Opera House, 344 Naugle Ave., Patagonia, AZ
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Reservations: $25 Prepay / $28 At the Door

May 6, 2018
Vilen Gabrielyan, Violin & Pedro Vega Granillo, Piano: Violinist Vilen Gabrielyan and pianist Pedro Vega Granillo have prepared a most intriguing program for these classic instruments. With a delightful group of Mexican folk tunes by the renowned composer, music educator and scholar Manuel Ponce, and a set of folk songs by Komitas, an Armenian priest, composer, choral conductor and pioneer in ethnomusicology, these talented musicians will transport you to the memory lane of forgotten popular song and folklore. But they will not leave you there for long. Also on the program is a work with a powerful emotional impact by the Estonian composer Argo Part - Spiegel im Spiegel (Mirror in the Mirror) and the hauntingly beautiful Violin Sonata #1 in G major (the Rain Sonata) by Johannes Brahms.
Location: Benderly-Kendall Opera House, 344 Naugle Ave., Patagonia, AZ
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Reservations: $25 Prepay / $28 At the Door

May 13, 2018
Evan Kory & Friends: For our final concert of the season, this year's SCFPA Artist in Residence, pianist Evan Kory will captivate you with a program featuring some of the quintessential keyboard compositions of Bach and the piano masterpieces of Granados and Schumann. And to complete the afternoon's musical experience, Evan will be joined by violinist Emily Chao and cellist Juan David Mejia in a performance of Dvorak's thrilling "Dumky" Piano Trio No.4 in E Minor. You won't want to miss this concert - a delightful finale to our Sunday Benderly Concert series.
Location: Benderly-Kendall Opera House, 344 Naugle Ave., Patagonia, AZ
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Reservations: $25 Prepay / $28 At the Door

Summer Outdoor Performances at the Concert Haul
June 9 - Mariachi Penumbra
June 17 - John Messenger, Cowboy poetry and songs
June 23 - Desert Fever Jazz
June 29 - Hector Acosta, piano and Marcella Ung, soprano

Location: Concert Haul Plaza at the Benderly-Kendall Opera House, 344/348 Naugle Ave. Patagonia, AZ 85624
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free admission but donations will be accepted and are greatly appreciated.