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Hayden's Ferry Chamber Music Series

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The Hayden’s Ferry Chamber Music Series takes place in the Tempe Center for the Arts, a stone’s throw from the 1875 ferry location near the Hayden Flour Mill. The logo is based on the only existing photo of the ferry and acknowledges the original name of Tempe, Hayden’s Ferry. The Salt River is no longer running and the beautiful TCA is located on Tempe Town Lake.

This Sunday afternoon series takes place mostly in the Gallery. Guest artists come from all over the United States and they are all exceptionally fine musicians. The experience of hearing music in an intimate and beautiful setting, surrounded by art, is really wonderful and quite rare. Seating is limited to 100 people. After the concerts the audience is invited to meet the musicians at a wine reception, and a glass of wine is included in the adult ticket price. I look forward to seeing you at the concerts.

Catherine Hayden, Producer

2018 - 19 Season

All concerts are in the Gallery at TCA

Wine reception after each concert

Baritone Recital - Tanya Blaich - 12-2-18Baritone Recital  
Dec 2 | 2:30 pm

Baritone Michael Meraw and Tanya Blaich commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Claude Debussy by performing a selection of his songs and more. Mr. Meraw is the Artistic Director of the undergraduate opera studies at the New England Conservatory and joins AIMS faculty in Graz Austria this summer as a vocal coach.  He performs regularly with companies across North America. Fellow NEC faculty member Tanya Blaich collaborates with singers in major venues across the United States and Europe and has performed chamber music with the Miro, Colorado and Lydian String Quartets.



Strings and Ballerinas - Traci Finch - 3-5-19

Strings and Ballerinas 
Jan 13 | 2:30 pm

Manhattan based freelance dancers merge chamber music with contemporary ballet in this innovative ensemble. Tchaikovsky laureate cellist Christine Lee performs with violinist Kobi Malkin, winner of the prestigious Ilona Kornhauser prize and the Canetti International Violin Competition.  These exceptional musicians both solo and accompany dancers Dona Wiley, Traci Finch and Shannon Maynor.



Omer Quartet - Credit Matt Dine - 4-5-19

Omer Quartet
Feb 24 | 2:30 pm

The Omer Quartet continue their career launching national tour as first prize winners of the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions  This young quartet has already worked with many internationally renowned artists such as Clive Greensmith, founding member of the Emerson String Quartet Eugene Drucker, YCA alumnus the Borromeo String Quartet, and others.  


Telegraph Quartet - 4-14-19

Telegraph Quartet 
Apr 14 | 2:30 pm

Winners of the prestigious 2016 Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award, the Telegraph Quartet once again proves that they are “powerfully adept…with a combination of brilliance and subtlety” (San Francisco Chronicle in 2017).  They are also Grand Prize winners of the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and were recently appointed the Quartet in Residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.


Hayden's Ferry Chamber Music Series
1517 E Calle de Caballos 
Tempe, AZ 85284
(480) 656-8445