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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 pima.edu/cfa.

 

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 ybruner@pima.edu.

 

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 pimaarchaeology.org.

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Family Heritage Project submissions on display

Family Heritage Project submissions on display

Before the opening performance of the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” on Feb. 20, Pima Community College presented a Family Heritage Project.

This project was an opportunity for the community members to showcase their culture and share unique family stories.

The Family Heritage Project received more than 125 images from the community and from PCC faculty, staff and students.

The display featured a cultural mosaic of multimedia presentations, displays and entertainment.

A large photo montage of selected submissions is now on display in the West Campus Saguaro Community Room.

It can also be viewed online at  pima.edu/community/the-arts/family-heritage.html.

-By Shana Rose

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Chorale, College Singers plan March 11 concert

The Pima Community College Chorale & College Singers, directed by Jonathan Ng, will perform March 13.

The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Recital Hall on West Campus. Admission is $6, with discounts available.

The Chorale is a large mixed-voice choir, while the College Singers perform mixed-voice a cappella sections.

For more information, call the box office at 206-6986 or email pima.edu/cfa.

PCC Wind Ensemble to perform March 13

The Pima Community College Wind Ensemble, directed by Mark Nelson, will host its opening performance of the spring semester concert series on March 13.

The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre on West Campus. Admission is $6, with discounts available.

The program will include band music spanning 220 years and spotlights the woodwind, brass and percussion ensembles.

For more information, call the box office at 206-6986 or email pima.edu/cfa.

Downtown Campus to host creative writing weekend

Poet Kristi Maxwell will provide an intensive exploration of poetry writing during a Creative Writing Weekend Workshop at Pima Community College’s Downtown Campus March 28-30.

The workshop will offer a variety of activities, including hands-on practice.

Maxwell, the author of five books of poetry, has taught at Pima and at the University of Arizona’s Poetry Center.

She also lectures at the University of Tennessee and co-founded KnowHow, a Knoxville-based organization that focuses on social justice and youth empowerment through the arts.

Current Pima students can enroll for the workshop through MyPima, and non-students can complete an online admission form at pima.edu.

For more information, contact Josie Milliken at jlmilliken@pima.edu or 206-7156, or Brooke Anderson at bdanderson@pima.edu or 206-7350.

 

 

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‘Magical Realism’ reception Feb. 13

Three events related to the “Magical Realism” exhibit at Pima Community College’s Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery will take place Feb. 13 at the West Campus Center for the Arts.

A gallery talk will take place at 2 p.m., followed by a reception in the gallery from 5-7 p.m.

Exhibit artists Gail Marcus-Orlen, Penny McElroy and Janet Prip will give an artist lecture in the Recital Hall at 6:30 p.m.

The “Magical Realism” exhibit, which also features artist Robert Cocke, will continue through March 14.

The Bernal Gallery and its programs are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and before most evening performances at the CFA theaters.

For more information, call 206-6942 or email centerforthearts@pima.edu.

Solo piano concert features Ryder

Pima Community College’s Music department will host a faculty solo piano concert featuring Raymond Ryder.

The “In a Different Light” concert will take place on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Recital Hall on West Campus. Admission is $8, with discounts available.

The program will feature works of music and transcriptions spanning from the 18th through the 21st centuries.

The first part of the program will pieces based upon the music of J.S. Bach, including Gounod’s piano version of “Ave Maria” and a “Bach Study” by contemporary Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin.

The second half of the program will open with Beethoven’s turn on “America,” which he knew as “God Save the King.” Ryder will also perform Chopin’s “Nocturne in E-flat” and some Billy Joel tunes.

The recital will end with a variation of a Lebanese song, “Peace Be with You,” by composer Naji Hakim.

Ryder earned his doctorate in piano at the University of Arizona.

He is an adjunct faculty member at PCC and owns a private teaching studio in Tucson.

His extracurricular activities have included nine summers on the accompanying staff at Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, three seasons accompanying the Tucson Masterworks Chorale, and the Arizona Choral Society.

For more information, call the box office at 206-6986 or email centerforthearts@pima.edu.

 

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Art Exibits on display

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‘Mars Madness’ on display

Pima Community College adjunct instructor Gloria McMillan has organized an exhibit honoring science fiction writer Ray Bradbury.

“Mars Madness: Sci-Fi, Popular Culture and Ray Bradley’s Literary Journey to Outer Space” will be on display through August in Special Collections at the University of Arizona, 1510 E. University Blvd.

McMillan teaches writing at Northwest Campus. Her work, “Orbiting Ray Bradbury’s Mars: Biographical, Anthropological, Literary, Scientific and Other Perspectives,” was published in 2013 by McFarland and Co.

She said she aimed to present a “kaleidoscopic view” of Bradley and his work, with aspects of anthropology, literature, science, media and education.

Exhibit artifacts include original works by Bradbury, works of others who influenced him, pulp sci-fi magazines, photos of Mars and movie memorabilia. The exhibit also includes sci-fi related toys on loan from the private collection of local aficionado Wolf Forrest.

McMillian will hold a book signing on March 15 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. during the Tucson Festival of Books.

For more information, call 621-7010 or email diazj@u.library.arizona.edu.

‘Beauty of the Beast’

Beauty in animals will be the theme for a “Beauty of The Beast” exhibit at The Drawing Studio from Feb. 1-22.

The studio will exhibit animal-themed works in a variety of mediums and styles.

An opening reception will take place at the studio on Feb. 1 from 6-8 p.m.

Volunteers from the Wildlife Rehabilitation of Northwest Tucson will bring at least one raptor.

The raptors on display are educational birds that are not releasable due to their injuries.

Wildlife Rehabilitation, which is directed by registered wildlife rehabilitator Janet Miller, receives no public funding and is staffed by volunteers.

The Drawing Studio is located at 33 S. Sixth Ave. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday. It is closed Friday and Sunday.

For more information, call 620-0947 or email exhibit@thedrawingstudio.org.

 

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Pima Community College will host three performances over the first weeks of the spring semester in the Recital Hall at the West Campus Center for the Arts.

Admission is $8 for each concert, with discounts available. For additional information, call 206-6986 or visit pima.edu/cfa.

Jonathan Ng vocal concert – Feb. 2

Jonathan Ng, director of PCC’s Chorale and College Singers, will perform a plethora of Broadway musicals and other songs on Sunday, Feb. 2, at 3 p.m.

Accompianist Suzanne Eanes and guest baritone Darryl King are set to join Ng in two duet pieces—“The Prayer” and “In The Garden.”

Ng, a professional tenor, founded the Arizona Choral Society. He has performed nationally and worldwide.

Kevin Sanders tuba concert – Feb. 3

A guest artist performance will feature tubist Kevin Sanders of the University of Memphis on Monday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m.

Sanders is renowned for his tuba skills and orchestral knowledge.

The concert will feature multiple compositions, including a variation of the Gillingham “Diverse Elements” with University of Arizona tubist and euphonium professor Kelly Thomas.

David Zerkel tuba concert – Feb. 12

Guest artist David Zerkel will perform on the tuba on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m.

Zerkel began his vocation as a tubist with the United States Army Field Band. He is currently the professor of tuba and euphonium at the University of Georgia and a member of the Battle Creek Brass Band.

The concert will feature the works of Robert Schumann, Arvo Part and J.S. Bach, among other composers.

 

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College launches holiday season with four concerts

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Pima Community College will host four concerts in five days at the West Campus Center for the Arts Proscenium Theater. Admission to each performance is $6, with discounts available. For more information, call 206-6986 or visit pima.edu/cfa.

Jazz Ensemble – Dec. 3

The PCC Jazz Ensemble and Tucson’s Big Band Express will perform on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m.

The Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Mike Kuhn, will play big-band style jazz. Highlights include “Agua De Beber” by Antonio Carlos Jobim, arranged by lead trombonist Roger Wallace and sung by vocalist Rachel Ezonnaebi.

Lead trumpet player Kurt Thompson will perform a Maynard Ferguson tribute on two pieces,   “Danny Boy” and “The Spirit of St. Frederick.” The Ensemble will also spotlight Count Basie with “The Heat’s On” and “Splanky.”

Tucson’s Big Band Express, led by Pete Swan, will close the concert with a five-song set.

 

Wind Ensemble – Dec.5

The PCC Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Mark Nelson, will perform Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m.

The woodwind, brass and percussion ensembles will perform chamber music selections. Highlights include “A Festival Prelude,” “Chorale and Fugue in G minor,” “A Sussex Mummers Carol” and a medley of big-band tunes.

The concert will close with the holiday classic, “Sleigh Ride.”

 

Chorale & College Singers – Dec. 6

The Chorale & College Singers, under the direction of Jonathan Ng, will perform Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m.

The Chorale, a large mixed-voiced choir, will sing “Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind” and “Autumn Leaves.” It will also sing arrangements of two Christmas carols, “Fum, Fum, Fum” and “The Holly and The Ivy,” along with “African Noel” and “Go Tell It on the Mountain.”

The College Singers, a select mixed-voice a cappella choir, will sing the Baroque choral masterpiece “Gloria” by Vivaldi.

Both choruses will join to close the concert with “Psalm 100 (Sing and Be Joyful)” by Heinrich Schütz.

Orchestra – Dec.7

The PCC Orchestra will perform a holiday concert on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m.

The program will include “Fascinating Rhythm” by Gershwin and “Fingal’s Cave Overture” by Mendelssohn, along with music by Mozart, Bach, Brahms and Faure.

PCC students Stacy Scheckel, Richelle Tewes and Brandon Sutter will perform solos.

Alexander Tentser directs the PCC Orchestra, which includes student and community musicians.

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Creative Writing Weekend

A writers’ workshop focusing on fiction is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 15, through Sunday, Nov. 16, at Downtown Campus. Sessions will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Writer Naomi Benaron will lead the workshop. Her novel “Running the Rift” won the 2010 Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. One of her short story collections, “Love Letters from a Fat Man,” won the 2006 G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for fiction.

She is a teacher in Los Angeles and also mentors the Afghan Women’s Writing Project.

The cost for the workshop is $131, plus $21 in fees. Current Pima Community College students can register through MyPima at pima.edu, or register in person at any PCC campus. Participants will earn two academic credits.

For more information, contact Brooke Anderson at 206-7350 or Josie Milliken at 206-7156.

-By Katie Stewart

‘No Fashion – Fashion Show

The Pima Community College Fashion Club will hold a “No Fashion – Fashion Show” fundraiser on Nov. 22 in the Amethyst Room at the Downtown Campus.

Preparations begin at 3 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m.

The event is open to high school students who will compete to make a garment exclusively from ribbons, macaroni and aluminum foil with a time limit of two hours.

Finished looks will be modeled on a runway and evaluated by a panel of judges who are locals working in the fashion industry.

Prizes include a $500 scholarship to Pima, a sewing machine and gift cards.

Entry to the event will be $7 per student or $20 per groups of no more than four people.

The club is accepting donations of pipe cleaners, aluminum foil, sewing kits, scissors and glue for the contest.

For questions or donations, contact Charlette Padilla at ctpadilla@pima.edu or 206-7206.

-By Loc Tran

 

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'CONSTRUCT' art exhibit expands to airport

‘CONSTRUCT’ art exhibit expands to airport

By KATIE STEWART

The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery’s art exhibit “CONSTRUCT: Putting It Together,” has expanded to a new community outreach space at Tucson International Airport.

The extension is part of a cultural and community outreach commitment by Pima Community College, according to director David Andres.

The “CONSTRUCT” exhibit is on display through Dec. 11 in the West Campus Bernal Gallery, located in the Center for the Arts complex.

The free airport exhibit will be on display through Jan. 29, 2014. The airport gallery space is located in the Terminal A baggage claim area on the ground floor.

The extended exhibit features 12 artists: Ann Keuper, Joy Fox, Betty Harris, Joan Marum, Clark Trujillo, Judy Miller, Marvin Shaver, Lloyd Schermer, Albert Kogel, David Adix, Joe Hatton and Ellen McMahon.

The artists use metal, paper, wood, ceramics, photography, jewelry, fibers and found objects in their works.

Andres is directing the airport gallery space in partnership with Tucson International Airport public relations administrator Viki Matthews.

The TIA/Bernal Gallery exhibit space will change four times a year, and feature the local, regional, national and international artists exhibiting in PCC’s Bernal Gallery on West Campus.

“We’re really honored to have Pima’s Bernal Gallery show work at the airport,” Matthews said.

For more information, call 206-6942 or email  centerforthearts@pima.edu.

 

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 Fall Open Studio Tour

A Fall Open Studio Tour will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, and Sunday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. The free annual event draws an estimated 8,000 visitors to more than 200 artists’ studios throughout Tucson and Pima County.

The studio tour gives artists an opportunity to expose their work to the public, and gives visitors a chance to experience a variety of artists’ styles and media.

The tour is self-guided. For information and directions, pick up a free full-color artist directory. The directories have been distributed throughout the Tucson metropolitan region.

For more details, visit wamotucson.org/fall-open-studio-tour-2013-Tucson-Pima-Arts-Council.

 

Creative Writing Weekend

A writers’ workshop focusing on fiction is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 15, through Sunday, Nov. 16, at Downtown Campus. Sessions will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Writer Naomi Benaron will lead the workshop. Her novel “Running the Rift” won the 2010 Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. One of her short story collections, “Love Letters from a Fat Man,” won the 2006 G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for fiction.

She is a teacher in Los Angeles and also mentors the Afghan Women’s Writing Project.

The cost for the workshop is $131, plus $21 in fees. Current Pima Community College students can register through MyPima at pima.edu, or register in person at any PCC campus. Participants will earn two academic credits.

For more information, contact Brooke Anderson at 206-7350 or Josie Milliken at 206-7156.

 

“The Laramie Project’

Pima Community College Theatre Arts will present the drama “The Laramie Project” Nov. 14-24 at the PCC Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre on the West Campus. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Written by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theatre Project, “The Laramie Project” is about University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard. In 1998, Shepard was tortured and killed because he was gay.

The production is part of an ongoing exploration of intolerance and injustice by PCC Theatre Arts.

Nancy Davis Booth will direct the production. “The story still resonates and compels us all to confront the issues of bullying and hatred,” she said in a news release.

PCC’s production is made possible through support from Shirley Chann and from Linda and Tracey Nuckolls.

For ticket information, call the box office at 206-3062.

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Dance Festival: Oct. 19-20

Thirty dance classes and special workshops focusing on rhythm will be offered at the first-ever Dance Festival of Southern Arizona on Oct. 19-20.

The sessions will be held at Tucson High Magnet School, 400 N. Second St., beginning at 8:30 a.m.

A public performance, “STEP to the Rhythm, DANCE to the Rhythm,” spotlighting ballet, hip-hop, tango, modern/contemporary and tap will be staged Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at University High School, 421 N. Arcadia Ave.

PCC dance students and their director, Aurora Goncalves-Shaner, will participate, along with dancers, companies and choreographers from southern and central Arizona.

Admission is $15 for adults in advance and $20 at the door, with discounts available. Tickets are available online through BrownPaperTickets.com.

Krystyna Parafinczuk, an adjunct Pima dance instructor, is producing the festival through her nonprofit Arizona Dance Coalition and the Arizona Dance Education Organization.

For more information, visit azdancecoalition,org/dance-fest-soaz.

-By Katie Stewart

Wind Ensemble concert: Oct. 24

The Pima Community College Wind Ensemble will perform its first concert of the fall semester, under the direction of Dr. Mark Nelson.

The concert will be on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Proscenium Theater at PCC’s West Campus. Tickets are $6, with discounts available.

The show will open with Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” overture. Other selections will include “Handel in the Strand” by Percy Grainger, “Brook Green Suite” by Gustav Holst, “Four Gypsy Dances” by Jan Van der Roost and the “Rolling Thunder” march by Henry Fillmore.

The woodwind, percussion and bass ensembles will perform chamber music, including an original percussion trio composition by PCC student Mark Holdaway.

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

-By Brenda Pacheco

College Chorale, Singers: Oct 27

Pima Community College’s Chorale and College Singers will perform in concert on Sunday, Oct. 27, under the direction of Jonathan Ng.

The performance will begin at 3 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Proscenium Theater at PCC’s West Campus. Tickets are $6, with discounts available.

The Chorale will sing “Beautiful Dreamer” by Stephen Foster and the Irish folk song “Danny Boy” in addition to two sacred pieces, “Ave Maria” and “Heavenly Light.”

The Chorale will also perform three Broadway selections, “Love Changes Everything,” “All I Asked of You” and “Over the Rainbow.”

College Singers will perform two sets of English part songs, including Op. 18 by Edward Elgar: “O Happy Eyes,” “Love” and “My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land.”

They will also sing “Old American Songs Set Two” by Aaron Copland: “The Little Horses,” “Zion’s Wall,” “The Golden Willow Tree,” “At the River” and “Ching-a-ring Chaw.”

The choruses will combine to perform selections from “The Creation” by Joseph Haydn: “The Marv’llous Work” and “The Heavens are Telling.”

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

By Brenda Pacheco

Art exhibit opens Oct. 28

Work by 16 artists will be on display when Pima Community College hosts “CONSTRUCT: Putting it Together” at the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery from Oct. 28 to Dec. 13.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. A gallery talk will be held on Nov. 6 at 2 p.m., and a reception will follow from 5-7 p.m.

Featured artists are Tony Berlant, Ann Keuper, Joy Fox, Betty and Joe Harris, Joan Marum, Clark Trujillo, Judy Miller, Marvin Shaver, Lloyd Schermer, Julie Sasse, Albert Kogel, David Adix, Joe Hatton, Ellen McMahon and Nick Georgiou.

The exhibit is under the direction of curator David Andres.

The Bernal Gallery is located in the Center for the Arts complex on West Campus.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The gallery will be closed Nov. 11 for Veterans’ Day and Nov. 28-31 for Thanksgiving.

For more information, call 206-6986.

-By Katie Stewart

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Music scholarship awarded at Pima

A new music scholarship created at Pima Community College has named it first two awardees.

Music students Dylan Dominguez and Chad Stephens received the scholarships. Each will receive $200 this semester.

The scholarship is awarded through the Tucson Music Teachers Association.

As scholarship winners, Dominguez and Stephens will each perform a selection of their choosing at TMTA’s annual holiday luncheon on Dec. 6.

-By A. Greene

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Quintet to display ‘Power of Five’

The all-male a capella quintet Cantores will perform a guest recital, “The Power of Five,” in the Pima Community College Center for the Arts West Campus Recital Hall on Oct. 6 at 3 p.m.

PCC music faculty member and counter tenor/tenor Jonathan Ng will join the other members of Cantores, including counter tenor/tenor Jose “Chach” Snook, tenor Stephen Warner, tenor Wesley Laird and baritone Darryl King. Pianist Suzanne Eanes will provide accompaniment.

 The group will perform a variety of choral music in styles ranging from the Renaissance period to modern day folk and popular songs.

Early music will include:

  • “Ave Maria”
  • “If Ye Love Me”
  • “Fair Phyllis I Saw Sitting All Alone”
  • “Sing We”
  • “Chant it”

Featured folk selections will include:

  • “Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair”
  • “The Gift to be Simple”

Popular songs will include:

  • “Yesterday”
  • “Sound of Silence”
  • “Bridge Over Trouble Water”

Eanes will also perform several piano selections from different periods.

Admission costs $8, with discounts available.

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

-By Katie Stewart

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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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PCC artists exhibit at Tucson Museum of Art

PCC artists exhibit at Tucson Museum of Art

By KATIE STEWART

A&E BriefsSeven Pima Community College instructors are among the 80 artists selected for a

Tucson Museum of Art “Arizona Biennial” exhibit that opened in July.

Their art was selected from more than 1,250 submitted works.

The PCC artists are:

  • Noé Badillo, West Campus and Downtown Campus adjunct
  • Karen Ducluett, East Campus adjunct
  • Michael Nolan, West Campus
  • Mano Sotelo, Downtown Campus adjunct
  • Mike Stack, East Campus
  • Hiro Tashima, West Campus
  • Kathleen Velo, West Campus adjunct

At least two PCC art graduates, George Peñaloza of Tucson and Devin Kelly of Flagstaff, are also part of the exhibit.

The juried exhibition will be on view through Sept. 29.

 

FYI

Tucson Museum of Art “Arizona Biennial”

Where: 140 N. Main Ave.

When: Through Sept. 29

Admission: $10 adult, $5 college student w/ID

Details: tucsonmuseumofart.org or 624-2333

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