Arts briefs: jazz ensemble, theatre workshop, wind ensemble

Compiled by BRUCE HARDT

Jazz Ensemble concert April 30

Pima Community College Jazz Ensemble will hold a spring concert on April 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the West Campus Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre.

Under the direction of Mike Kuhn, the performance will feature an 18-piece band performing big-band styles and arrangements.

The program will showcase arrangements by lead trombonist Roger Wallace. Vocalist Rachel Ezonnaebi will sing two arrangements, Duke Ellington’s “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” and “At Last,” made famous by Etta James.

Kuhn will perform a small group arrangement of his own piece, “Love and Warr,” dedicated to his fiancée. Other selections include “Wind Machine” by Sammy Nestco, “Chameleon” by Herbie Hancock and “Groovin’ Hard” by Don Menza.

Tickets are $6 with discounts available. For information, call 206-6986, email centerforthearts@pima.edu or visit pima.edu/cfa.

 

Workshop brings theater to life

The Pima Community College Musical Theatre Workshop invites you to “Being Alive” on May 1 at 7 p.m. in the West Campus Center for the Arts Recital Hall.

Under Nancy Davis Booth’s direction, the audience will experience theater students amid the rehearsal process in all its fun, difficult and delicious discontent. Audiences are encouraged to come celebrate the surprise, challenge and success of a student performance.

Program selections will include scenes from “Ragtime,” “Carousel,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Godspell,” “Mame,” “Fiddler on The Roof,” “The Fantasticks,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Once Upon A Mattress” and “Jekyll and Hyde.”

Tickets are $6 with discounts available.

 

Wind Ensemble performs May 2

The Pima Community College Wind Ensemble will perform its final concert of the spring semester on May 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the West Campus Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre.

With Mark Nelson directing, the ensemble with open with “Overture in Bb” by Caesar Giovannini. Other selections include “Host of Freedom” march by Karl King and “Suite Francaise” by Darius Milhaud, a musical portrayal of five French provinces.

Performances by brass, woodwind and percussion ensembles with be interspersed throughout the concert, which will close with “Chorale and Shaker Dance” by Jon Zdechlik.

Tickets are $6 with discount available.

 

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