Four end-of-semester music concerts on tap

 Compiled by Robyn Zelickson

Pima Community College will stage four musical concerts Nov. 29-Dec. 4 in the West Campus Center for the Arts. Each performing group will present its final concert of the semester.

Tickets for each concert cost $6, with discounts available for students, seniors, military, PCC employees and groups of 10 or more.

For further information, call the box office at 206-6986, email or visit

Jazz Ensemble: Nov. 29

Director Mike Kuhn leads the PCC Jazz Ensemble in its winter concert on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the West Campus Proscenium Theatre.

The program will spotlight the 1935-45 swing era and feature pieces by Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Stan Kenton. Some modern jazz standards will also be included.

A highlight of the evening will be first trombonist Roger Wallace performing an arrangement of “Invitation.”

Wind Ensemble: Dec. 1

The PCC Wind Ensemble’s winter concert, directed by Mark Nelson, will take place on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the West Campus Proscenium Theatre.

Selections include a diverse mix of music, both old and new. One highlight will be John Williams’ “Harry Potter Symphonic Suite” as a tribute to the new Harry Potter movie.

Woodwind, brass and percussion ensembles will perform a variety of numbers and the evening will conclude with Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride.”

Chorale and College Singers: Dec. 2

The PCC Chorale and College Singers, under the direction of Jonathan Ng, will celebrate the semester’s end with a selection of popular and holiday choral works on Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the West Campus Proscenium Theatre.

The Chorale is a larger chorus and the College Singers are a more select a capella choir. Both groups will perform a variety of selections.

The evening will conclude with the two groups combining, accompanied by Susan Simpson on piano and Tony Martin on percussion.

A highlight will be “When the Saints Go Marching In,” arranged by John Rutter. Ivan D. Duran will perform a clarinet solo.

PCC Orchestra: Dec. 4

PCC Orchestra, directed by Alexander Tentser, will perform works by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. in the West Campus Proscenium Theatre.

At the conclusion of the program, the orchestra will perform a series of “Harry Potter” themes composed by John Williams.

The orchestra’s mission is to provide education about classical and other orchestral styles. The group is made up of high school and college students along with community adults.


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