ARTS BRIEFS

By KATIE STEWART

Classical concert Benefits Nonprofit

Classical pianist Alexander Tentser, who serves as director of the Pima Community College orchestra, will perform in a benefit concert on Sept. 21.

Tentser will accompany his wife, Anna Gendler, a violinist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, in a concert to benefit Interfaith Community Services.

The concert will begin at 3 p.m. at the Rincon Congregation United Church of Christ, 122 N. Craycroft Road. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $15 per person.

ICS programs help families and children in financial crisis by providing emergency food, school supplies and enrichment activities. The nonprofit group also works to prevent homelessness.

The concert will include classical and romantic works by Mozart, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Chopin.

Tentser and Gendler have been involved in music education in Tucson since they emigrated from Moscow, Russia. They both teach at the Tucson Symphony Women’s Association Music Center, which helps low-income children to learn music.

For more information, visit icstucson.org or call 297-6049.

Low brass offers

‘Good Vibrations

Musicians with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra will perform a guest recital, “Good Vibrations: Symphony Low Brass,” on Sept. 29.

The performance will begin at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall at Pima Community College’s  Center for the Arts complex on West Campus. Admission costs $8, with discounts available.

Featured performers will be:

  •  Michael Becker, trombone
  • Joseph Muñoz, trombone
  • Steve Gamble, bass trombone
  • David Morgan, tuba
  • Mark Nelson, guest conductor and tuba
  • Victor Valenzuela, horn
  • Shawn Campbell, horn.

The performance will showcase diverse symphonic styles, from the renaissance to current day.

Program selections will include “Sonata” by Daniel Speer, “Three Renaissance Dances” by Michael Pruetorious, “To Be or Not To Be” by Henry Tomasi and three pieces by J.S. Bach.

Additional numbers are “Trio Sonata” by Arcangelo Corelli, “Blackbird” by David Gilliland, “Lament” by Henry Purcell, “Toccata” by Phil Snedecor, “Chorale for six low brass in the style of Bruckner” by Enrique Crespo and three works by Stephen Foster.

For more information, call 206-6986 or visit pima.edu/cfa.

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