AT THE ACADEMY: A ROUNDUP OF FREE EVENTS

Recital, lectures highlight seminars

Liszt, Beethoven, Mussorgsky one night, anthropology another night, followed by - not least - modern art
2013-05-09T00:00:00Z Recital, lectures highlight seminars Arizona Daily Star
May 09, 2013 12:00 am

Tuesday

Samuel Kinghorn piano recital

Samuel Kinghorn plans to perform a variety of musical styles from various centuries for his appearance Tuesday at the Arizona Senior Academy.

His recital begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Great Room at the academy.

Kinghorn will start with the "Miserere" from the Poetic and Religious Harmonies of Franz Liszt, then move back in time to Ludwig van Beethoven's Sonata in C-sharp and to seven movements of Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition," concluding with the familiar and resounding "Great Gate of Kiev."

Kinghorn began studying piano relatively late, at age 15, in Tucson. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in piano performance from the College of Notre Dame in Northern California.

The recipient of numerous awards, Kinghorn won the Tucson Symphony Young Artist Competition in 1990, the 1993 College of Notre Dame Concerto Competition and the Berkeley Piano Club Young Artists Award in 1995. He was guest soloist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for Respighi's "Pines of Rome" and appeared with the Tucson Philharmonic Youth Orchestra in Saint-Saens' "Carnival of the Animals."

Kinghorn lives in Tucson with his wife, Victoria.

Wednesday

Why Pueblo people came to SE Arizona

At the end of the 13th century there was a massive migration of western Pueblo people from the Colorado Plateau to the desert valleys of Southeastern Arizona. Their archaeological remnants are found in the Tucson basin as well as along the Gila and San Pedro rivers and in the Tonto and Phoenix basins.

These ancestral Puebloans often lived close to Hohokam communities, but the details of their interactions with the Hohokam are only now being determined.

How do archaeologists recognize communities of migrants? Why did the migrations occur? Why aren't Pueblo people still here? Where did they go when they left?

These questions will be addressed by John Ware, executive director of the Amerind Foundation, at a lecture at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Academy Village.

A fourth-generation Arizonan, Ware is an anthropologist and archaeologist whose research and teaching focus on the prehistory and ethnohistory of the northern Southwest, where he has worked for more than 40 years.

Ware earned his doctoral degree in anthropology from the University of Colorado in 1983. He has taught anthropology at Southern Illinois University, the College of Santa Fe and Colgate University in New York.

In addition to teaching, Ware has held research positions at the Museum of Northern Arizona, Arizona State Museum and the School of American Research, and he was the director of the Laboratory of Anthropology in Santa Fe.

He has been with the Amerind Foundation since 2001.

May 16

Modern Art Lecture Series will wrap up

Paul Eli Ivey, art historian at the University of Arizona, concludes his three-part lecture series on Modern American Art at Academy Village on May 16.

The topic will be "The Dematerialization of the Art Object."

Ivey holds a Ph.D. from the State University of New York-Binghamton and his specialty is modern and contemporary art, theory and criticism.

About Academy Village

• Events are held in the Great Room of the Arizona Senior Academy Building adjacent to the Academy Village Community Center, 13715 E. Langtry Lane.

• Nonresidents who want to ensure priority seating can make reservations by emailing info@arizonasenioracademy.org or calling 647-0980.

• To learn more about the academy, go to www.asa-tucson.org online.

• Visitors can buy lunch at the Academy Cafe across the courtyard from the Arizona Senior Academy Building. The cafe is open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Prices range from $4.50 to $9.50. For more information call the cafe at 647-0903.

• Academy Village is an active-adult community located off Old Spanish Trail six miles southeast of Saguaro National Park East. Its residents support the Arizona Senior Academy, a nonprofit charitable organization whose mission includes offering free concerts and lectures to the public.

- Don Behnke - Priscilla Moore - Janet Kerans

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