Shows, exhibit fill PCC calendar

Compiled by Nick Quihuis

Tickets for all Center for the Arts performances are $6-$8, with discounts available. All events take place at the West Campus. For more information, contact the box office at 206-6986 or


Ben McCartney classical guitar concert April 27

Pima Community College music instructor Ben McCartney will perform a solo classical guitar recital on April 27 at 3 p.m. The recital will be at PCC’s Center for the Arts Recital Hall.

The program features a selection of music from the Americas with a special emphasis on 20th century Latin American composers.

The range of composers includes Leo Brouwer of Cuba, Heitor Villa Lobos of Brazil, Augustin Barrios Mangoré of Paraguay, Manuel Maria Ponce of Mexico and others.

McCartney is known internationally as a publisher of new editions of classical music, instructional texts and arrangements for solo guitar. His recently released CD, “New Interpretations,” will be available for purchase along with other publications.


Jazz ensemble performs influential band works April 29

Pima Community College’s Jazz Ensemble, under, will perform its spring concert on April 29 at 7:30 p.m. at PCC’s Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre.

Selections include “A Night in Tunisia” by Dizzy Gillespie, “Big Swing Face” by the Buddy Rich Orchestra and “Gospel John” associated with Maynard Ferguson. Roger Wallace, first trombonist, will contribute arrangements of “Peace” by Horace Silver and “In Your Own Sweet Way” by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Vocalist Rachel Peterson will sing two numbers by Miles Davis, “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” and “All Blues.”


Wind ensemble breezes through performance May 1

The Pima Community College Wind Ensemble, will perform its final concert of the 2013-2014 season on May 1 at 7:30 p.m. at PCC’s Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre.

The ensemble will perform two highly revered band works, “Suite of Old American Dances” by Robert Russell Bennett and “Variations on a Korean Folk Song” by John Barnes Chance.

Selections also include “A Maverick Overture” by Jared Spears, “Rivers” by Tom O’Connor and “Zapfenstriche No. 1” by Beethoven.


‘A Night at the Cinema’ fashion show May 2

The Pima Community College Fashion Design and Clothing Department will host “A Night at the Cinema” fashion show on May 2 at 7 p.m. at PCC’s Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre.

The fashion design department suggests a $5 donation for the show.

For more information, contact the box office at 206-6986 or email Yekatherina Bruner at


Orchestra highlights classical compositions May 3

The Pima Community College Orchestra will perform a spring concert on May 3 at 3 p.m. at PCC’s Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre.

The PCC Orchestra, consisting of PCC students, high school students and adults, will feature a variety of popular classical compositions.

The program includes “Polovtsian Dances” by Alexander Borodin, “American in Paris” by George Gershwin and “Symphony in G Minor #40” by W. A. Mozart.


Chorale and college singers to perform May 4

Pima Community College’s Chorale and College Singers, will perform a final spring concert on May 4 at 3 p.m. at PCC’s Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre on West Campus.

The Chorale will perform two folk songs, “The Ash Grove” by Mark Hayes and “Black is the Color” by Norman Luboff, as well as the medley “Les Misérables” arranged by Ed Joleski.

The College Singers will present a mix of Renaissance English madrigals, a Renaissance motet and a baroque coronation anthem.

Both groups will come together to perform two selections from George Bizet’s “Carmen,” “Habanera” and “Here They Come!”


Center for Archaeology Field Training hosts exhibit

The Pima Community College Centre for Archaeological Field Training will host a student visual art gallery exhibit through Sept. 5 on the second floor of West Campus’ Santa Rita Building.

The exhibit includes field archaeology photographs taken by PCC student and Aztec Press assistant Larry Gaurano.

The visual art gallery is free and open to the public. Hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

PCC’s archaeological field training program offers hands-on learning. For more information, contact 206-6022 or

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