Dove of Peace Lutheran Church begins its seventh season of free classical music performances with a new year’s concert featuring the music of Mozart on Sunday, Jan. 2.
The performance begins at 2 p.m. It features professional instrumentalists and vocalists from the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Tucson Chamber Artists. Last year’s opener was a full house.
A free-will offering benefits Interfaith Community Services. At intermission, Dove’s famous church ladies will serve Mozart chocolate balls and coffee, also free.
The program includes “String Quartet No. 14 in G Major, K387,” featuring the Kingfisher Quartet — Ellen Chamberlain, Ben Nisbet, Emma Votapek and Anne Gratz. All are members of Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Tucson Chamber Artists.
Special guest clarinetist Kevin Justus joins for Mozart’s “Clarinet Quintet.” Also on the program are favorite arias from Mozart’s operas “The Magic Flute” and “Don Giovanni,” sung by several of TCA’s professional singers.
The concert and annual series are paid for by the congregation as a gift to the community, and concertgoers are invited to make a freewill contribution to a local, non-sectarian charity at each event.
ICS represents many diverse faiths. It provides more than 45,000 services a year to more than 24,000 disadvantaged people, disabled individuals and seniors.
Dove of Peace is located at 665 W. Roller Coaster Road, just west of Oracle Road, between River and Rudasill. For more information, contact the church office at 887-5127, or visit www.DoveofPeaceTucson.org.
Dove of Peace concert series
This year’s concert series includes:
Beethoven Piano Sonatas
Sunday, Feb. 27, 2 p.m.
The inaugural installment of a multi-year project, all of Beethoven’s solo piano works will be performed. Each year, an early-, middle-, and late-period sonata will be performed, featuring top emerging and established pianists.
Bach Birthday Celebration
Sunday, March 20, 2 p.m.
On the program is the “E-Major Violin Concerto,” “Brandenburg Concerto No. 4,” and a recently discovered organ work performed by Jeffrey Campbell. Audience members can also join singers from TCA on favorite Bach chorales, and birthday cake will be served.
Sunday, April 3, 2 p.m.
Tucson’s premier independent string quartet will present first string quartets of Beethoven and Janecek.