UA Presents is a tremendous cultural and educational asset to all of us in Southern Arizona and we are fortunate to be able to enjoy programming that is among the finest in the country. This is the first season curated by our new Programming Director Candace Feldman and it brings together the kind of dynamic and eclectic mix that our audiences have come to expect. From world renowned artists Itzhak Perlman and Chaka Khan to intriguing new voices like Black Violin, there is so much to experience.
Also impressive is the integration between the outreach programs of the College and UA Presents programming. For example, renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz will perform his Musical Feast in January, and the event has been scheduled to take place at the same time as the Fred Fox School of Music’s Annual Cello Congress (an event that brings together over 100 young cellists from all over Arizona). The internationally acclaimed Cavatina Duo will perform at Crowder Hall but will also work in local schools with the young guitarists in our Lead Guitar program. And UA Presents will host school matinees that will bring young audiences to live performances, including students from our CFA in Schools programs for Dance (StepUp) and Percussion (UpBeat). Many of these young students will be experiencing their very first professional arts event.
The partnership between UA Presents and the College of Fine Arts exists for the purpose of promoting the arts in our community, and the roles you play, as arts patrons, are integral to our success.
We thank you for past, present and future support.
Jory Hancock, Dean, UA College of Fine Arts