Located in eastern Tucson at the foot of the Rincon Mountains, the non-profit ASA supports lifelong engagement with learning, creativity and public service for adults in (un-) retirement.
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Coming November 14 & 16, linked short plays from the ASA Theatre Company,
Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star. Read more . . .
Between Us, Truly Contemporary
Jackie Glazier, clarinet
& Don-Paul Kahl, saxophone
11:30 am-12:30 pm,
The Arizona Senior Academy Building
UA clarinetist Jackie Glazier and concert saxophonist Don-Paul Kahl return to ASA as Duo Entre-Nous in a program of contemporary works by young composers from five continents. Award-winning Jackie Glazier performs as a soloist and chamber musician in the U.S., Mexico and Europe. Based in Belgium, her collaborator Don-Paul Kahl performs throughout Europe and the U.S. and is an exponent of new composition for the saxophone. Read more . . .
in the Contemporary World”
The Arizona Senior Academy Building
Academy Village resident Joanne Birdwhistell, Professor Emerita of Philosophy and Asian Civilization at Stockton University (NJ), will elucidate the two main foundational traditions of Chinese philosophy, Confucianism and Daoism, and how they are relevant today. Professor Birdwhistell is the author of several books and many articles on Asian philosophy. Read more . . .
Saturday, November 16,
“Laundry and Bourbon” and “Lone Star,” companion short plays by James McLure.
The ASA Theatre Company
2:30-4:30 pm, The Arizona Senior Academy Building
American playwright James McLure’s paired and praised post-Viet Nam short plays reveal the fraught lives among a small-town group of neighbors: three women in Laundry and Bourbon, and three men, their husbands, in Lone Star. This ASA Theatre production directed by Ron Danko reveals the comedy as well as the pathos of their lives and the era.
The non-profit Arizona Senior Academy (ASA) is the cultural hub of the Academy Village/Altura retirement community for active adults in eastern Tucson and we have a public service mission to enhance lifelong learning and creativity. Located at the foot of the beautiful Rincon range in eastern Tucson, we are on the southern side of Saguaro National Park East, not far from Vail, AZ. (See map)
To attend an event: Public concerts and lectures at the ASA are free of charge. But if you wish to assure seating, you should arrive somewhat early.
Postal Address: 13715 E. Langtry Lane, Tucson, AZ 85747
Samples of past events: Classical cello and piano by Sanda Schuldmann and Harry Clark; concert from Vail Chorale led by Academy member, Fritz Reinagel; lectures on topics in science and art; ASA concert by steel drum band from Empire High; concert by Ronstadt Generations; pre-season Downton Abbey preview at ASA via PBS and KUAT
The non-profit Arizona Senior Academy was conceived by former UA president Henry Koffler before any homes were built in our community. Then and now, the ASA mission has been to support extended learning, creative engagement, mentoring and public service over the entire span of retirement.
The lectures and concerts each week are open to the public and cover a wide range of content from science and technology to health, humanities and creative arts. This diversity also complements the aims of those who are not yet fully retired but wish to explore new interests or prepare for “encore” careers.
Our village is an over-55 community and all residents become full dues-paying Academy members at age 60, providing support for the ASA. In addition to the concerts and lectures each week, the resident members have a number of amenities available to them. For example, the ASA support organization, Academy Services Corporation, runs the Academy Health Care Program on a subscription basis for resident members.
Many supporters from east Tucson and nearby Vail who attend our public events also make contributions to the ASA as “Friends” and “Fans” of the Academy. From time to time, our members and friends also make direct donations to sponsor the appearance of an artist or expert of special interest.
This mosaic depicts a sampler of past events, including a concert by the Vail Chorale founded and led by an Academy member, plus an early preview of the the final season of Downton Abbey which was co-hosted by ASA and our local PBS station KUAT.
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