ARTS BRIEFS: PCC to present four concerts in six days

Jazz Ensemble performing Nov. 30

The Pima Community College 18-piece Jazz Ensemble will perform in concert on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the West Campus Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre.

The program will feature big band arrangements of “April in Paris,” “Shiny Stockings” and “All of Me” under the musical direction of Mike Kuhn. Vocalist Lali Smith and percussionist Homero Cerón will also perform.

Tickets cost $6, with discounts available. For further information, call the box office at 206-6986 or go online to www.pima.edu/cfa.

-By Zacchary Watson

Wind Ensemble concert Dec. 2

The PCC Wind Ensemble will hold its second concert of the 2010-11 season on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the West Campus CFA Proscenium Theatre.

Selections by director Mark Nelson include “Russian Christmas Music” by Alfred Reed, featuring medieval Russian chant melodies. Other traditional wind ensemble pieces will be “Americans We” and “Elegy.”

Chamber music by the brass ensemble, flute choir, percussion ensemble and clarinet-saxophone ensemble will also be featured.

The concert will close with a holiday classic, “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson.

Tickets cost $6, with discounts available. For further information, call the box office at 206-6986 or go online to www.pima.edu/cfa.

-By April George

PCC Orchestra performs Dec. 4

The PCC Orchestra will perform in concert on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. in the West Campus Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre under the direction of Alexander Tentser.

The program includes selections from the musical “Showboat,” Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” and Joseph Haydn’s last symphony, “London.”

A work by University of Arizona composition major Charles Zoll will also premiere. The piece contains many challenging parts for piano, strings, woodwinds and trumpet, and features Zoll on various percussion instruments.

College students, high school students and community adults perform with the PCC Orchestra.

Tickets cost $6, with discounts available. For further information, call the box office at 206-6986 or go online to www.pima.edu/cfa.

-By Conrad Pursley

Holiday choir concert set for Dec. 5

The PCC Chorale and the College Singers will present a holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m. in the West Campus Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre.
Benjamin Sorenson will direct a program featuring Clement Moore’s classic 1882 Christmas poem, “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” as set to music by Ken Darby.

Other holiday favorites will include “Silent Night,” “O Come, All Ye Faithful” and “All On a Christmas Morning.”

Tickets cost $6, with discounts available. For further information, call the box office at 206-6986 or go online to www.pima.edu/cfa.

-By Miki Jennings

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