Summer Lecture Series — “European Catholicism in the Late Middle Ages”

The University of Arizona Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies, with St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church, presents their annual summer lecture series, entitled “European Catholicism in the Late Middle Ages.” Lectures are four Sundays in August, at 10:15 a.m. in the Bloom Music Center. The 2016 Summer Lecture Series takes as its central theme Catholicism and “heretical” movements in Late Medieval Europe. Characterized by great turmoil, the Late Middle Ages was a period of religious diversity and vitality. The four lectures will probe the wide variety of beliefs and practices held by clergy and laity in Europe before the age of the Protestant Reformation.

Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Director of the Division and Regents’ Professor of History, or Ute Lotz-Heumann, Heiko A. Oberman Professor of Late Medieval and Reformation History, will contextualize and comment on each of the following lectures.

Sunday, August 7
“Prophecy, Prayer, and Penance: Lay Religiosity and Catholicism in Fifteenth-Century Germany”
Adam Bonikowske, doctoral student

Sunday, August 14
“An Old or a New Way? Catholic Orders in Late Medieval Germany”
David Neufeld, doctoral student

Sunday, August 21
“‘The highest service that men may attain to on earth is to preach the word of God’: Catholics and Lollards in Late Medieval England”
Annie Morphew, master’s student

Sunday, August 28
“The ‘glittering doctor of truth’? Jan Hus and the Vigor of Late Medieval Catholicism in Bohemia”
Benjamin Miller, master’s student

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This series seeks to provide a foundation for lectures and events planned by the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies for the 2017 commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

This joint offering between the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies and St. Philip’s is free and open to the public. The public is cordially invited to join us in supporting these future scholars of Reformation history.

St. Philip’s is located at 4440 N. Campbell Avenue at River Road. The most convenient parking is in the north parking lot; walk down the breezeway from the north parking lot and the Music Center is on the right. There is also covered parking under the solar power structure to the east of the building complex. The office phone number is 299-6421.

Summer Series Features Mariachi Luz de Luna

St. Philip’s In The Hills Friends of Music presents the second of four concerts of their popular Summer Sizzler Series.

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On Sunday, July 10, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. in the Church, internationally acclaimed Mariachi Luz de Luna under the direction of Ruben Martin Moreno will perform authentic mariachi music. Most known for collaborations in recording with the alternative indie-rock group Calexico, they have appeared in festivals and venues all over Europe, from the Royal and Barbican theatres in London — to Scandinavia — to Athens, Greece. Mariachi Luz de Luna has also appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Show from Hollywood, with Jackson Browne, and rock legend Jon Bon Jovi.

Summer Sizzler Series concerts continue on Sundays, August 21 at 2 p.m. (Tucson Latin Jazz Nonet presenting Afro-Cuban-Caribbean flavored jazz, with co-directors Amilcar Guevara and Homero Cerón), and September 18 at 2 p.m. (Jason Carder Trio with Jeff Haskell on piano and Brice Winston on saxophone presenting jazz standards).

The suggested concert admission is $20 per person. The mission of Friends of Music is to enrich the musical experience of the parish and community through events such as concerts, outreach, education, scholarships, commissions, and support of special musical events.

St. Philip’s is located at 4440 N. Campbell Avenue at River Road. Ample parking is available in the north parking lot or under our solar parking structure on the east side. For more information see www.friendsofmusictucson.org or call (520) 222-7277.

J2A Youth Group Rummage Sale

rummage sale 4St. Philip’s J2A (Journey to Adulthood) youth group invites you to a rummage sale on Saturday, April 23, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Treasures galore will be found in the Children’s Center Courtyard, near the north parking lot. Cool stuff in all sizes and price ranges will be available— furniture, household items, decorative accessories, clothes, kids’ toys/games, small appliances, sporting goods, bikes, kitchen items, pottery/china, artwork, books, luggage, and much more! Proceeds from the rummage sale go to support the J2A Pilgrimage in summer 2017.

Cash only will be accepted at the rummage sale. Don’t miss it!

St. Philip’s is located at 4440 N. Campbell Avenue at River Road. Ample parking is available in the north parking lot or under our solar structure on the east side. The office phone number is 299-6421.

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Rife Family Quartet Featured in Friends of Music Concert

Rife Family QuartetOn Sunday, April 10, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. in the Church, St. Philip’s Friends of Music presents the Rife Family Quartet.

The Rife family has anchored Tucson’s musical scene for more than 30 years. Join David, Wynne, Melissa, Molly, and family friends Ann Weaver and Mary Beth Tyndall for a rare collaboration whose program will include an afternoon of chamber music favorites comprising works of Haydn, Boccherini, Beethoven and Schubert.

The suggested concert admission is $20 per person. The mission of Friends of Music is to enrich the musical experience of the parish and community through events such as concerts, outreach, education, scholarships, commissions, and support of special musical events. Click here for more information.

St. Philip’s is located at 4440 N. Campbell Avenue at River Road. Ample parking is available in the north parking lot or under the solar parking structure to the east. The Friends of Music phone number is (520) 222-7277.

Additional Information:

David Rife, a native of South Carolina, received his Bachelor of Music Degree in Violin Performance from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music Degree in Violin Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. He has studied with Donald Weilerstein, Mazuko Ushioda, Jerry Lucktenburg, and members of the Cleveland Quartet. David moved to Tucson in 1983 to join the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and was its Assistant Concertmaster until 2014. David began studying the piano at age 6, and began playing the violin and trombone at 13. David is a dedicated violin teacher and first violinist of the Southwest String Quartet. In 2005 he was awarded the Outstanding String Teacher in Arizona by the American String Teachers Association. His students have won local and statewide competitions and currently attend top music schools throughout the country. David was inducted into the Tucson Musicians Museum in 2012.

Wynne Wong-Rife is a native of Tucson, where she attended Brichta Elementary, Roskruge Junior High and Cholla High School. She was a member of her public school orchestras from fifth grade through high school, and played in Tucson Junior Strings and Tucson Youth Symphony. Wynne is also a dedicated teacher and loves helping people of all ages learn to play and love the violin. She is the second violinist in the TSO String Quartet/Quintet and the Southwest String Quartet. Wynne and David met at the Eastman School of Music, where she earned her Bachelor of Music Degree in Violin Performance with Distinction. They became engaged when students at Eastman, but Wynne wouldn’t walk down the aisle with David until she had her master’s degree and at least the prospect of a job. Both attended the New England Conservatory and earned their master’s, then married in 1983.

In addition to playing in the TSO, TSO String Quartet/Quintet and Southwest String Quartet, David and Wynne are on the faculty of Chamber Music in the Mountains (Tucson) and Rocky Ridge Music Center (Estes Park, CO).

David and Wynne have two daughters, Melissa and Molly, who are cellists. Both have attended Interlochen, were members of the Tucson Junior Strings and Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra, and have been winners in the TSO’s Young Artist Competition and other local competitions.

Molly Rife lives in Chicago, where she is a member of the 42nd Parallel Ensemble, performs with the Clark St. Quartet and teaches private cello lessons. As a founding member of the Clark St. Quartet, Molly enjoys playing and performing chamber music. She has worked with the Brentano, Orion, St. Lawrence and Tokyo String Quartets. Other chamber music coaches include Stephen Balderston, Nancy Buck, Andrew Campbell, Julian Hersh, Danwen Jiang, Thomas Landschoot, Russell Ryan, Lenny Schranze, Rami Solomonow and Janet Sung. She began playing the cello at age 11 and made her solo debut in April 2007 when she performed as soloist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra after winning the Gold Medal for the TSO Artists Competition. She has also performed as soloist with the Tucson Pops Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra of Tucson, and the Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra. Molly recently graduated from DePaul University with a Master of Music degree in cello performance, where she studied with Stephen Balderston. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance, magna cum laude, from Arizona State University.

Melissa Rife received a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in 2008, with further studies towards a Master of Music degree at Arizona State University. Her experience includes performing aboard Celebrity Cruise Lines with the Marks String Quartet. Melissa is a founding member of The Tandem Duo, and also plays with the Aracelli Strings of Tucson.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Ann Weaver began her musical studies at age 6 with her parents, both of whom were then members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She began her college studies at Arizona State University, then completed her Bachelor of Music degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she was given the Annual Viola Award for Outstanding Achievement. She earned her Master of Music Performance at Rice University, where she graduated with honors. Her teachers include William Magers, James Van Valkenburg, Heidi Castleman, Wayne Brooks (principal violist of the Houston Symphony), and Roberto Diaz (principal violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra). Her chamber music coaches have included Anne Epperson and members of the Juilliard, Guarneri, and Cleveland string quartets.

Mary Beth Tyndall has been a member of the Tucson Symphony since 1980.  She
 is also a member of the Southwest String Quartet and the Rocky Ridge Music
Center summer faculty.  An enthusiastic private teacher, she was recently
named the 2016-2017 outstanding studio teacher for the state of Arizona by
the American String Teacher’s Association.  She is honored to play
alongside the Rifes and she is particularly thrilled to play the Schubert
Quintet with Molly Rife, one of her best and most memorable former students.

Summer Lecture Series — “Protestantism and the Anglican Church in the Seventeenth Century”

The University of Arizona Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies, with St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church, presents their annual summer lecture series, entitled “Protestantism and the Anglican Church in the Seventeenth Century.”

During the political turmoil of the seventeenth century in England, the Anglican Church, under royal headship, abandoned Elizabeth’s latitudinarian policies. With more Protestant convictions amply represented in England, tensions grew. They finally burst forth into a civil war that saw King Charles I beheaded before a crowd at the Palace of Whitehall. After the Interregnum, a period of governance by Calvinists, the monarchy was restored in 1660. Finally, in 1688, with the birth of a male, Catholic successor to King James II, the Protestants overthrew the monarch and invited in James’s daughter Mary and her Dutch husband William of Orange.

This series of lectures will depict major events in this unstable but exciting century, one in which the Anglican Church played a major part. The lectures will explore the rise of Puritanism (August 9; Cory Davis, doctoral student); Charles I and William Laud (August 16; Annie Morphew, M.A. student); religious issues in the English Revolution (August 23; Kristen Coan, doctoral student); and the religious grounds for overthrowing the monarchy in 1688 (August 30; Adam Bonikowske, doctoral student). Ute Lotz-Heumann, Heiko A. Oberman Professor of Late Medieval and Reformation History, will contextualize and comment on each of the lectures.

This joint offering between the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies and St. Philip’s is free and open to the public. The public is cordially invited to join us in supporting these future scholars of Reformation history.

St. Philip’s is located at 4440 N. Campbell Avenue at River Road. The most convenient parking is in the north parking lot; walk down the breezeway from the north parking lot and the Music Center is on the right. There is also covered parking under the solar power structure to the east of the building complex. The office phone number is 299-6421.

Tucson Historic Marriage Equality Rally at St. Philip’s

equals signThe Supreme Court has just ruled that the Constitution requires all 50 states to legally recognize and perform same-sex marriages. On Monday, June 29, at 5:30pm, Tucson will hold a Decision Day Rally at St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church. The event is sponsored by the Wingspan Multifaith Working Group and the 7th Annual Multifaith Pride Service, and hosted by St. Philip’s LGBTQ-A ministry. TIHAN, SAAF, PFLAG, the LGBT Jewish Inclusion Project, and the Culture of Peace Alliance are providing community outreach support.

Faith and community leaders will share prepared statements about this historic case and the long-fought struggle for LGBTQ rights in America and here in Arizona. Three elected officials — Congressman Ron Barber, State Representative Victoria Steele, and Tucson City Councilwoman Karin Uhlich — will speak at the event. Rabbi Thomas Louchheim of Congregation Or Chadash, Rev. Greg Foraker of St. Philip’s, and the Rev. Mike Smith and Sylvia Thorson-Smith from St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church will share perspectives on the decision from the Judeo-Christian Tucson community. Scott Blades, Executive Director of TIHAN, Ann Yellott from the Culture of Peace Alliance will also give their reflections. This will be an occasion for faith communities to join together to mark this historic time. The Monday date for the rally was to allow Jewish community participation in this program.

St. Philip’s is located at 4440 North Campbell Avenue at River Road. There is ample parking in the north parking lot or under the solar structure on the east side. The statements will take place in the Church, and a reception will follow in the Murphey Gallery. Both spaces are fully accessible. Questions regarding this event may be addressed to Marc Paley, organizer, at 520-306-0157. Cameron Rau (520-440-2240) will serve as the St. Philip’s liaison for this event.

Friends of Music Concert: WoodsMusick

 

On Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Church, St. Philip’s Friends of Music presents WoodsMusick. The legend of the phenomenal Woods family — University of Arizona Professor of Music Rex Woods, piano; Alexander Woods, violin; Aubrey Woods, violin; and Garrick Woods, cello — sees its next chapter in a program of the finest chamber music gems that includes a premiere by University of Arizona Professor Emeritus Richard Faith of Quintet for Strings and Horn with Daniel Katzen. WoodsMusick will showcase the lyricism, virtuosity, and beauty of treasured chamber works for strings and piano.

WoodsMusick smallerThe suggested concert admission is $20 per person. The mission of Friends of Music is to enrich the musical experience of the parish and community through events such as concerts, outreach, education, scholarships, commissions, and support of special musical events. For more information see www.friendsofmusictucson.org or call 520.222.7277

St. Philip’s is located at 4440 N. Campbell Avenue at River Road. Ample parking is available in the north parking lot or under the solar parking structure on the east side. The Friends of Music phone number is (520) 222-7277.

 

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Pianist Rex Woods has performed in the United States, Canada, Mexico, France, China and Australia, but is best known to regional audiences for his frequent artistic performances as both a soloist and chamber musician. He received his musical education at Brigham Young University, the University of Arizona, the University of Southern California, and the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau. He was awarded the Otto Guth Memorial Award from the San Francisco Opera Center for excellence in vocal coaching and was the recipient of the Premier Prix de Fontainebleau in chamber music. Since 1988, he has taught at the University of Arizona. His recording credits include Summit label recordings as a member of The Bruch Trio along with clarinetist Jerry Kirkbride, and violist Jessie Levine.

Alexander Woods, violin, has been hailed by the New York Times as both a “showstopping” violinist as well as a “deft and sensitive accompanist.” He has studied with many of the world’s great violinists and pedagogues including Pinchas Zukerman, Itzhak Perlman, Syoko Aki, and Mark Rush, and enjoys passing on the great violin tradition with students. He is in demand as a chamber musician, soloist and orchestral musician in New York City and abroad, performing most recently at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia University, the World Financial Center, and Trinity Wall Street Church. He frequently performs with the world-renowned Talea Ensemble, the Sebastian Chamber Players, the Clarion Society, Ensemble ACJW, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and is a member of the early music group TENET. He has worked closely with some of the most prominent modern composers, including John Adams, Alvin Lucier, John Zorn, Tod Machover, Ingram Marshall, and Tarik O’ Reagan.

Aubrey Woods, violin, is a sought-after soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra player. In her young career she has performed as soloist and section player with ensembles throughout the United States, France and China. In a recent performance as concertmaster, performing Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben her solos were described as being “played with feeling and expressiveness, and shimmering beauty” (reichelreccomends.com). Last summer Aubrey toured China as a soloist performing The Butterfly Lover’s Concerto in several major cities. In addition, Aubrey has performed as a period violinist with the Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra in Los Angeles and the Sebastian Chamber Players in New York City and Connecticut. She is a graduate of Brigham Young University in violin performance.

Garrick Woods, cello, has studied music from his earliest years — violin at age 4 and cello beginning at age 5. He began his studies with Mary Beth Tyndall and continued to be instructed and influenced by Cassel Grubb, Pamela Frame, Zoran Stilin, Nelzimar Neves, Mark Votapek and Nancy Green. In 2008 Garrick received his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Arizona and continued on to receive a Master of Music degree in 2010. In addition to his experience with formal study he has participated in workshops and master classes with some of today’s finest musicians, among them Janos Starker, Carter Brey, and Yo-Yo Ma. He has won various awards in local solo competitions and awards in both cello and composition from Interlochen Arts Camp, and in 2001 was the Emerson Scholarship winner for the state of Arizona at Interlochen. A cello faculty member at Brigham Young University Southern Utah University, he regularly participates in professional recordings for films and recording artists