April 5 recital spotlights tuba

Pima Community College music instructor Mark Nelson will present an eclectic range of music written and arranged for tuba in a recital on April 5 at 7 p.m. in the West Campus Center for the Arts Recital Hall.

Works include three Edward Elgar compositions arranged for tuba and piano by Ralph Sauer, and a trio for tuba, euphonium and piano called “Three Florida Orchids” featuring Kelly Thomas on euphonium and Marie Sierra on piano.

The program also includes the “Carson Cooman Sonata” for tuba and piano, a sonata by G.F. Telemann transcribed for tuba and piano, “Impromptu” for tuba and piano and the whimsical “Concertino” for tuba and piano.

Tickets cost $6, with discounts available. For more information, contact the box office at 206-6986 or visit

-By Andria Skanse

Larry Gaurano/ Aztec Press

Film Festival opens April 13

The 2012 Arizona International Film Festival will run April 13-29, with films playing at the Crossroads Festival, Reel Arts 6, Screening Room and other Tucson theaters.

More than 100 films from 18 countries will be part of the festival. The featured films come from a variety of categories including youth films, documentaries, animated shorts, comedies and drama.

Titles from the IndieYouth category include “Textbook Messaging” by German Torres, “Echoes of Exxon” by Lauren Lindberg, “A Sticky Note Situation” by Sarai Salas and “The Moment I Said It” by Reina Rouzaud.

Opening night will take place at the Crossroads Festival theater, with films playing on all six screens. Mimes, musicians and jugglers will perform.

Crossroads Festival and Reel Arts 6 are located in the same building at 4811 E. Grant Road. Call 327-7067 for additional information.

The Screening Room is located at 127 E. Congress St. Call 882-0204 for additional information.

For further details about the festival, visit

-By Miki Jennings

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