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Galley reception set for Feb. 12

Pima Community College’s Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery will host two special events on Feb. 12 as part of its current “Breaking Down Surface Tensions” exhibit.
A gallery reception will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to honor the five showcased artists: Rebecca Crowell, David Longwell, Katey Monaghan, Mark Pack and Kathleen Velo.
The Bernal Gallery is located on West Campus in the Center for the Arts complex.
Following the reception, Crowell will give an artist’s lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the CFA Recital Hall
The “Breaking Down Surface Tensions” exhibit will be on display through March 13.

Librarian performs in ‘El Ausente’ play

West Campus librarian Rosanne Couston is performing Feb. 12-28 in a Borderlands Theater production of “El Ausente/Absence.”
The drama, written by Mexican playwright Victor Hugo Rascon Banda, spotlights three generations of a Mexico City family that endures the absence of loved ones who left to seek work in the United States.
Performances at Zuzi’s Theater, 738 N. Fifth Ave., will be in English except for three Spanish-language shows on Feb. 14, 19 and 22. The Feb. 19 show is a student matinee.
Tickets cost $20 for general admission and $14 for students. For more information, call the Borderlands box office at 882-7406 or visit the theater website at borderlandstheater.org.

Grammy winner to conduct TSO

Grammy award winner David Alan Miller will make his Tucson Symphony Orchestra debut conducting performances on Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 15 at 2 p.m.
TSO will perform Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 5” and Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture” as part of its Classic Series.
The concerts will also feature TSO principal trumpeter Conrad Jones performing a commissioned work, “True Colors Concerto” for trumpet and orchestra.
Miller, who has been music director of the Albany Symphony since 1992, called the selections “a beautiful, life-affirming program with two of my favorite heroic masterpieces surrounding a one-of-a-kind American classic.”
The Albany Symphony was among the orchestras that commissioned George Tsontakis to compose a trumpet concerto. Tsontakis wrote it for the ASO’s principal trumpeter and Miller conducted the premiere performance in 2012.
Tickets to the TSO Classic Series program cost $28-$84. They can be purchased online at tucsonsymphony.org, by phone at 882-8585 or at the TSO box office, 2175 N. Sixth Ave.

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