Before the virus pandemic caused most indoor events to be discontinued, many Vail area residents attended lectures and concerts at the Arizona Senior Academy, located in Academy Village off Old Spanish Trail at 13715 E. Langtry Lane. For the past two years, most of these events have been presented over the internet via Zoom or YouTube recordings.

The ASA lectures and concerts are now open to the public again. The academy has close ties with the University of Arizona and many of the speakers and musicians are affiliated with the university. Information about upcoming events, and links to access them via the internet, are available on the ASA web site: Lectures are typically streamed via Zoom and concerts recorded for later viewing on YouTube.

Following are ASA lectures and concerts scheduled during April.

Wednesday, April 6, 2:30 p.m. —
Lecture by Derek Bamberger, U of A professor of law, “Consumer Preferences in the World of Big Data—Let the Algorithm Decide?”

Saturday, April 9, 3 p.m. — The Vail Chorale Spring Concert, “Songs of hope, love and remembrance in 4-part harmony.”

Monday, April 11, 2:30 p.m. — Lecture by Jan Cleere, Tucson author and historian, “I Heard the Call and I Must Go: Military Wives in Arizona Territory.”

Wednesday, April 13, 2:30 p.m. —Lecture by Chad Higgins, professor at Oregon State University, “Agrivoltaics: Co-location of Solar PV Panels and Agriculture.”

Friday April 15th, 11:30 a.m. — Concert: The Arizona Women’s Chorus – “Mix of classical, jazz, pop and Broadway for women’s voices.”

Monday, April 18, 2:30 p.m. — Lecture via Zoom only by Irene Bald Romano, U of A professor of art history, “Plundered, Displaced, and Missing: The Fate of Antiquities in the Nazi Era.”

Tuesday April 19th, 7 p.m. — Concert by classical guitar duo Jose Luis Puerta and Alfredo Vazquez.

Wednesday, April 20, 2:30 p.m. —
Lecture by Michael Brescia, curator, Arizona State Museum, “Remember the Alamo . . . or Not: Bridging History and Foundational Myths in American History.”

Friday April 22, 11:30 a.m. — Concert: tenor Humberto Borboa and pianist Mallory Bernstein perform Schumann’s Dichterliebe and songs of Reynaldo Hahn.

Monday, April 25, 2:30 p.m. — Lecture by Wynne Brown, Tucson freelance writer and editor, “The Forgotten Botanist: Sarah-Plummer Lemmon’s Life of Science and Art.”

Wednesday, April 27, 4 p.m. — Lecture by Mary Stiner, U of A professor of anthropology, “The beginnings of Neolithic Village Life and Sheep Domestication at Asikli Hoyuk, Turkey.”

Friday April 29, 11:30 a.m. — Concert: Flamenco Guitar with Misael Barraza-Diaz.

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