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Duo Yvapurû with guest artist Andrés Pantoja – A Benderly Concert Event

Benderly - Kendall Opera House 344 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

Maxi Larrea, guitarist and composer and Jennie Gubner, violinist and Latin American music scholar join guest artist Andrés Pantoja, guitarist/charango player from Chile, for a concert of original and traditional works from the Latin American cultural repertoire. Classical, tango, flamenco and folk music highlight the...

Violin Duo – A Benderly Concert Event

Benderly - Kendall Opera House 344 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

We are delighted to welcome 2022 with the violin duo of Grace Nakano and Emily Chao. Colleagues at the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Grace and Emily have prepared a most intriguing program for a unique pairing of strings, including selections from Bartok’s 44 Duos for 2...

Violin, Cello, and Harp Trio – A Benderly Concert Event

Benderly - Kendall Opera House 344 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

We are delighted to welcome Emily Chao, Juan David Mejia and Carla Fabris back to the Opera House. These gifted musicians have prepared a most intriguing program for this combination of stringed instruments, beginning with a solo performance of the Cello Suite No.1 by J.S.Bach,...

A String Affair – A Benderly Concert Event

Benderly - Kendall Opera House 344 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

Presenting music for 2 violins, viola and 2 cellos performed by Emily Chao, Juan Mejia, Zoran Stilin, Ann Weaver and David Rife on instruments handcrafted by a master luthier. Not only will you enjoy the sounds of these treasures in the program, you will also be treated to...

The Art of the String Quartet – A Benderly Concert Event

Benderly - Kendall Opera House 344 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

A Conversation Without Words  featuring Timothy Kantor, Laura Casarez, Emily Chao and Juan Mejia Imagine hearing a spirited conversation without words! Today’s program is one of the highlights of our concert season. It features two composers: Franz Josef Haydn, whose contributions to the development of...

Voice and Piano – A Benderly Concert Event

Benderly - Kendall Opera House 344 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

Our final concert of the 2021-2022 season features two exceptional musicians Amanda Zory and Walter Aparicio in a program that includes both solo performances and partnered duets of voice and piano. As superb soloists and dedicated music collaborators, Amanda and Walter have perfected the art...

An Encore Concert – A Benderly Concert Event

Benderly - Kendall Opera House 344 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

We are indeed fortunate to be presenting this special encore concert featuring Yasmin Alami and Joseph Rousos- Hammond, superb musicians with impressive concertizing backgrounds. The program includes works by Chopin, Prokofieff and Beethoven and a unique collaborative work written by three composers - the Sonatensatz...

Desert Fever Jazz Combo – A Summer Series Event

Opera House Courtyard 348 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

In 2015, a small group of military musicians stationed at Fort Huachuca started a jazz ensemble known as the Cannonball Jazz Combo. They would provide music for a wide variety of events hosted by the commanding general that were attended by various dignitaries from across the...

Heritage Art Songs – A Summer Series Event

Opera House Courtyard 348 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

Canciones & Canzoni Please join us in the courtyard of the Opera House to discover the musical treasures of Italy and Mexico embodied in the love songs and romantic ballads of Paolo Tosti, Augustin Lara, and Manuel Ponce performed by Edgar Ricaud, tenor, Martin Marquez,...

Cool Breeze Latin Jazz – A Summer Series Event

Opera House Courtyard 348 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

Please join us in the courtyard of the Opera House for sensational latin jazz performed by the Cool Breeze trio, Matt Mitchell , Mike Levy, Homero Ceron who play the steel pans, nylon string guitar and electric bass guitar. They will play a program of short...

The Monsoon Brass Quintet – A Benderly Kendall Concert

Opera House Courtyard 348 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

We are pleased to open the 2022-2023 season by welcoming back the Monsoon Brass quintet featuring Betsy Bright - trumpet,  Jason Carder - trumpet, Victor Valenzuela - horn, Joseph Muñoz - trombone and David Morgan - tuba. Five outstanding musicians return this season to present a...

A Friends of the Opera House Members Event

Benderly - Kendall Opera House 344 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

The Benderly-Kendall Opera House is transformed into an intimate bistro setting for a private event open to the members of the Friends of the Opera House (FOH) program.  Tonight’s program features the voices of tenor Edgar Ricaud and guitarist Martin Marquez with pianist Christina Wilhelm...

Showcasing the Bluthner Grand Piano – A Benderly Concert Event

Benderly - Kendall Opera House 344 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

Evan Kory (piano) and friends Juan Mejia (cello), Emily Chao (violin), Laura Casarez (violin) and Rafael Lizama (viola) grace the stage to showcase the extraordinary 1881 Bluthner grand piano that was donated to SCFPA by Torrey and Sandy Johnson. Fully restored in 2003 the Bluthner piano is one...

Showcasing the Bluthner Grand Piano – A Benderly Concert Event

Benderly - Kendall Opera House 344 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

Evan Kory (piano) and friends Juan Mejia (cello), Emily Chao (violin), Laura Casarez (violin) and Rafael Lizama (viola) grace the stage to showcase the extraordinary 1881 Bluthner grand piano that was donated to SCFPA by Torrey and Sandy Johnson. Fully restored in 2003 the Bluthner piano is one...

2023 Benderly-Kendall Subscription

Benderly - Kendall Opera House 344 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

Happy Holidays from your friends at SCFPA. We are pleased to offer a one-time opportunity to place one order for ALL the upcoming BENDERLY concerts for this season. Sales of the subscription package will end at midnight on November 30th, so don't delay! 2023 Season...

El SurCo – A Benderly Concert Event

Benderly - Kendall Opera House 344 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

El SurCo is a musical collective that blends guitars, violin, charango, bombo, and vocal harmonies to bring to life chacareras, cuecas, chamamés, gatos, and other popular and folk stringed music traditions from Argentina, Chile, and surrounding regions. The word "surco" means groove in Spanish, and...

Santa Cruz Singers Holiday Event – A Community Concert

Benderly - Kendall Opera House 344 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

The Santa Cruz Singers  - our Community Chorus is celebrating its 20th year of offering well-rehearsed choral music of the highest caliber. Since 2002, under the direction of its founder and conductor Christina Wilhelm, the choral programs performed by the SCS have conveyed the timeless...

Twelfth Night – A Community Concert

Benderly - Kendall Opera House 344 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

An epiphany concert to usher in the new year 2023 with works from the 15th to the 21st century featuring the music ensembles of the Sky Islands Camerata. Note: Tickets are $10. Advance payments can be made online using Paypal or a credit card through...

Hidden Gems of Haiti and Mexico – A Community Concert Event

Benderly - Kendall Opera House 344 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

An SCFPA event featuring Janet Anthony on the cello and Mari Tomizuka on the piano. In this special concert designed to pique your curiosity, two gifted musicians perform works by Haitian and Mexican composers to showcase the culture of each country with music that is both...

Harp, Flute and Strings – A Benderly Concert Event

Benderly - Kendall Opera House 344 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

Former artists in residence, Emily Chao,violin and Juan Mejia, cello, join Carla Fabris, harp and Zachary Warren, flute, in an array of music written for this delightful combination of instruments - works by Haydn, Villa-Lobos and Jacques Ibert. One of the highlights of the program...