Arizona Senior Academy Comes to the Academy Villas

Arizona Senior Academy comes to the Academy Villas

Arizona Senior Academy comes to the Academy Villas.  Live videos now carry the Arizona Senior Academy musical and lecture programs to the villas.   Thus the wonderful programs that take place several times a week in the Academy can now be viewed, live, on the television sets in the Academy Villas.  For example, musical events are presented every Tuesday, and lectures on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Both Academy Villas buildings  have live coverage over T.V.

Musical Events 

The musical event on the screen in the photo above was an astounding program of piano and violin that had the audience on their feet after each piece.  On the left, is the violinist, Steven Merkel, who is the concertmaster of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra.  The pianist was Paul Fan.  She is the principal pianist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and Regents’ Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of Arizona.  Merkel and Fan were celebrating 15 years of collaboration which has taken them all over the world. During the programs, the musicians pause to answer questions from the audience.  In the photo above, Steven Merkel is answering a question about his violin.

Other Programs

Other Arizona Senior Academy programs that will be videoed, live, to the Academy Villas include lectures that are given on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  For example, in this same week Archaeologist Allen Dart described Arizona’s earliest cultures through pottery and other items. A,d then, on Thursday, University of Arizona law researcher, Mark Verstadt shared his views of the “fake news” phenomenon. He also discussed the conclusions that he and his colleagues reached in a major study about “fake news” and its impact.