On January 9, Ailyn Pérez will perform in a recital for Tucson Desert Song Festival alongside esteemed pianist, conductor and vocal coach, Abdiel Vázquez.

Presented by Arizona Opera, one half of the enthralling program will feature German Lieder, including Strauss’ iconic Four Last Songs, with the other half highlighting Mexican art songs with a focus on works by composers Manuel Ponce and Maria Grever.

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the festival’s theme this year is “Women of Song” and will feature forty-three events celebrating the powerful female voice across Tucson, Arizona.

The performance will take place at University of Arizona’s Fred Fox School of Music in Holsclaw Hall.

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