“Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” –Plato

Each year, The Arizona Early Music Society welcomes to Tucson the best instrumental and vocal ensembles from around the world, performing on authentic period instruments and employing historical performance practice, bringing to fresh life a musical heritage that is both old and new.

The Arizona Early Music Society celebrates its thirty-fourth season with a roster of superb artists presenting masterpieces from Bach, Vivaldi and Handel, as well as less familiar music from Venice, Spain, and the Ottoman Empire.

Subscribers to our season will receive tickets to all five concerts for the cost of four and may order tickets for “Made in America” at a discounted price. Subscriptions and individual tickets may be purchased using the order form in the Tickets tab or at the door prior to each concert. (Our website will be updated over the summer to be able support web sales via PayPal.)

Our concert venues in Tucson, Arizona this season are St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church, Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and Holsclaw Hall, all with ample free parking, fully accessible, and ADA compliant.

The Arizona Early Music Society is a non-profit organization supported by ticket sales, grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and tax-deductible donations from audience members and local businesses.

Tucson Desert Song Festival

We are also thrilled to participate for the first time in the Tucson Desert Song Festival, presenting The Broken Consort in a project entitled “Made in America,” which incorporates traditional music from the 1800s and before. The program encompasses music of the Diné (Navajo) and colonial North and South America, including the shape note and Southern Harmony traditions, which are the antecedents of many modern American musical idioms.