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Compiled by Deanna Sherman

Seven performances will take place at the Pima Community College West Campus’ Center for the Arts between April 26-May 3. Box office hours are Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. For additional information, call the box office at 206-6986.

A capella quartet performs April 26

Pima Community College will present a guest recital featuring Cantores, a male quartet a cappella group. It will perform a special “Power of Four” program April 26 at 3 p.m. in the West Campus Recital Hall.

The quartet is made up of PCC faculty members Jonathan Ng, counter-tenor and tenor; Jose “Chach” Snook, counter-tenor and tenor; Vincent Jackson, tenor; and Darryl King, baritone.

The recital will highlight a variety of styles from the Renaissance period as well as folk and popular selections. The group will be accompanied by Suzanne Eanes.

Admission costs $8, with available discounts.

Jazz Ensemble plays favorites on April 28

PCC’s Jazz Ensemble will perform a spring concert April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the West Campus Proscenium Theatre.

Under the direction of Mike Kuhn, the band will perform a variety of big band compositions, including numbers from Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Dave Brubeck. Many band members will be featured in solo improvisation roles.

Admission is $6, with discounts available.

‘Vagina Monologues’ April 29-30

Student Life presents the fifth Annual staging of the “Vagina Monologues” in the Pima Community College Center for the Arts. The event runs April 29 and 30 at the West Campus Recital Hall.

Shows start at 7 p.m., and admission is free. Donations are requested, and will benefit the non-profit Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse.

Wind Ensemble performs April 30

The PCC Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Mark Nelson, will present its final spring concert on April 30.

The ensemble will perform the concert-band version of Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana,” as well as Jan Van der Roost’s “Canterbury Chorale”; the first movement of Edward Gregson’s “Tuba Concerto”; as well as Harry Alford’s “Law and Order” march.

The program will also include guest conductor Alli Howard, the interim director of Pep Bands at the University of Arizona.

The show will be held at the West Campus Proscenium Theatre. It starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6, with discounts available.

Orchestra program May 2 

Pima Community College Orchestra will present its spring program on May 2, featuring works by Antonio Vivaldi, Mozart and Gounod.

The recital will feature Vivaldi’s “La Primavera” concerto from “Le Quattro Stagioni”; “Ballet Music” from Gounod’s “Faust”; and Mozart’s “Symphony No. 30” and “Piano Concerto No. 21.”

The concert will be held in the West Campus Proscenium Theatre. The show starts at 3 p.m., and admission is $6.

Chorale and college singers perform May 3

Pima’s Chorale and College Singers will perform their spring semester concert on May 3, under the direction of Jonathan Ng.

The chorale will sing a variety of folk and pop songs, while the college singers will present 20th century chorale works. The concert will end with Ludwig Van Beethoven’s “Fantasia in C Minor Opus 80,” performed by both groups.

The concert starts 3 p. m. in the West Campus Proscenium Arts Theatre. Tickets cost $6.

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Members of the PCC Jazz Ensemble rehearse for a performance. (Photo courtesy of PCC Center for the Arts)

 

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TAPE! will showcase local artists

TAPE! will showcase local artists

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By ALYSSA RAMER

The long-running Tucson Comic Con has created a new sister event, “TAPE!,” which stands for Tucson Art Press Exhibit.

The point of the exhibit is to spotlight Arizona artwork in a wide variety of genres.

TAPE! will take place April 18-19 at the Tucson Convention Center Grand Ballroom. Saturday hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Adults can attend both days for one payment of $6. Children ages 12 and below are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance or on the day of the show through the TCC box office.

Unlike Tucson Comic Con, which focuses on national-level comic book creators, TAPE! seeks to showcase local talent, according to Comic Con founder and director Mike Olivares.

“Comic books are an essential part of TAPE!, but we also want to focus on a broader range of art mediums,” Olivares said in a press release.

Examples include independent printers, original art and prints, and custom clothing, toys and jewelry.

In addition, charitable costume and fan groups will be on hand to interact with those attending the exhibit, plus provide information on their organizations and other events. Attendees are encouraged to dress up.

For additional information, email tucsoncomiccon.gmail.com or visit facebook.com/tapetucson.

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Grab a beer and read Shakespeare

Grab a beer and read Shakespeare

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By DEANNA SHERMAN

Join Tucson locals for an afternoon of beer, sonnets, monologues and iambic pentameter.

The Beer with the Bard is a Shakespeare-themed pub crawl produced in association with the Tucson Fringe Theatre Festival.

The pub crawl will begin April 25 at 2 p.m. in the lobby of Hotel Congress, starting with an infamous Shakespearean prologue. Check-in starts at 1:45 p.m.

The group will then find its way to Fourth Avenue on the patio of The Shanty for a comedic rendition. Afterword, they’ll head over to the Surly Wench for a scene from the original surly wench in the “Taming of the Shrew.”

Last but not least, they’ll head north and end the night at Flycatcher to watch “the closest thing to Shakespeare addressing his audience as we’ll ever get,” according to literary critic Harold Bloom.

Performances will take place along the route.

Beer with the Bard is a collaborative effort between Drama Queen Productions and Strada Theatre Company, founded by Michael Fenalson, Nicole Scott and Josh Parra.

The event is aimed toward local up and coming actors, artists and anyone who loves the classic writings and productions of William Shakespeare.

The goal is to produce the event every year in celebration of the Bard’s birthday. It continues the tradition of Shakespeare and brews that started as far back as the Renaissance era.

The event is for ages 21 and over. Admission is $5 per person.

For additional details, visit Tucsonfringe.com.

 

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PCC alive with music

PCC alive with music

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Three Pima Community College music instructors will perform in concert between April 12-19 in the Recital Hall at the West Campus Center for the Arts. Admission for each concert is $8, with discounts available.

For additional information, call the CFA box office at 206-6986 or visit online at pima.edu/cfa.

Alex Cardieri & Friends: April 12

Pianist Alex Cardieri will spotlight popular American music on April 12 at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall.

The program will include movie soundtrack themes, plus works from George Gershwin, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Elton John, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and The Beatles.

Cardieri has been a music instructor since 1979. He is currently a music specialist at the Sunnyside Unified School District and an adjunct music instructor at PCC. He also performs piano dinner music on Saturday evenings at Verona Italian Restaurant.

He holds a bachelor’s of music in piano and a master’s of music in music theory from Manhattan School of Music. He was awarded the O.M. Hartsell Excellence in Teaching Music Award in 2003.

Mark Nelson tuba recital: April 16

Music department chair Mark Nelson will perform his annual faculty tuba recital on April 16 at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall, continuing a tradition that began in 1975.

Music selections will include:

• “Every Day an Alleluia” by Barbara York

• “Naked Tuba” by Anne McGinty

• “Conversations” by Elizabeth Ruam

• “Buenos Recuerdos” by Adriana Figueroa Manas

• “Three More Furies” by James Grant

• “Flute Sonata No. 2” by Johann Sebastian Bach

Nelson has premiered and championed more than 30 new works for tuba. He has held master classes around the world, and is an active member of the board of directors for the International Tuba Euphonium Association.

He has recorded two solo tuba CDs.

Classical guitar concert: April 19

Guitar instructor Ben McCartney will perform music from Spain in a solo classical guitar concert on April 19 at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall.

McCartney will showcase a variety of Spanish classical and folk styles, highlighting themes from the Romantic Era and the 20th century.

The program includes works from Francisco Tárrega, Joaquin Turina and Federico Moreno Torroba, along with arrangements of piano works by Isaac Albéniz for solo guitar.

McCartney has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the western hemisphere, and has won prizes in several solo guitar competitions.

He has also earned an international reputation as a publisher of new editions of classical music, instructional texts and arrangements for solo guitar.

In addition to teaching guitar at PCC, McCartney teaches guitar at his private Tucson studio.

Copies of his recently released CD, “New Interpretations,” will be for sale, along with some of his publications.

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Compiled by Katie Vacio

Student Art Exhibition reception slated April 16

A reception and award ceremony for Pima Community College’s Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition will be held April 16.

The events start at 2 p.m. in the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, located in the Center for the Arts complex on West Campus.

The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

The exhibit, which showcases artwork of PCC students, opened April 6 and will continue through May 8.

Students from all PCC campuses were given an opportunity to present their work to a professional venue to be viewed by the general public.

The jurors this year were Diane Dale, visual artist; Simon Donovan, public artist, and Stephen Strom, photographer and writer.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

For more information, call the gallery at 206-6942 or visit pima.edu/cfa.

East Campus expands Design Studio April 15

Students at East Campus will have a larger and updated space to attend classes and work on after-hours projects with the expansion of the Art and Design Studio.

The studio is located at the north side of the E5 Building.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on April 15 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Following a welcome and other remarks by PCC officials, tours of the classrooms and studios will be offered.

Students and faculty will be on hand to talk about how they are using the new spaces.

In addition, the event will offer music and refreshments.

“This new space really allows our students to make the most of their art and design classroom experience,” said Mike Stack, faculty department chair. “These new studios also provide many more options for our students to focus on their artwork outside of class time,” he added.

The project was completed in February after seven months of construction work, which involved renovation of 1,600 square feet of interior space and 1,100 square feet of exterior space.

The studio is an overhang space to create two new art classrooms and an art storage room, as well as a new campus IT server room and workroom with storage.

PCC personnel also built counters, cabinets and sinks.

In 2012, PCC accomplished a similar expansion of the East Campus Emergency Medical Technology training facility.

“This is an example of how Pima undertakes projects thoughtfully and in the best interest of students,” said Darla Zirbes, East Campus president.

For more information contact 206-7619.

Creative Writing Workshop April 23

PCC will host a creative writing workshop on April 23 from 4-6 p.m. at the Downtown Campus for students, staff, faculty and administrators who are interested.

It will be co-hosted by the Downtown Campus reading series and the Cababi and Sandscript editing teams.

The event will consist of creative writing exercises, receiving feedback on your own current writing projects and learning how to submit your work for publications in Cababi and Sandscript.

Another workshop takes place on April 24-26, when Brian Blanchfield teaches a Creative Writing Weekend Workshop in poetry.

For information, email bdanderson@pima.edu or call 206-7350.

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Compiled by Katie Stewart-Vacio

Student art exhibit

Artwork created by Pima Community College students will be on display April 6-May 8 at the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition in the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery.

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. to 5 p.m., and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A reception and awards ceremony will be held Thursday, April 16, at 2 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

The exhibit has been recognized as an important showcase for emerging student artists. Students from all PCC campuses were offered an opportunity to present their work in a professional venue to be viewed by the general public.

Three jurors selected the student artwork for this year’s exhibition: Diane Dale, visual artist; Simon Donovan, public artist, and Stephen Strom, photographer and writer.

For more information, call the gallery at 206-6942 or visit pima.edu/cfa.

Poetry workshop

Pima Community College’s Downtown Campus will host a Creative Writing Weekend Workshop April 24-26 with Brian Blanchfield.

The workshop will offer focused, intensive exploration of poetry writing, with a variety of activities and lots of hands-on practice.

Workshop hours are 6-8 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Participants will also write on their own Saturday night.

Blanchfield, a poet and essayist, is the author of two books, “Not Even Then” and “A Several World,” which was awarded the 2014 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and named a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award in Poetry.

His nonfiction collection, “Onesheets,” is forthcoming from Nightboat Books next winter. Blanchfield is also the poetry editor for Fence magazine.

He has taught creative writing at the University of Arizona, University of Montana, Pratt Institute of Art and Otis College of Art and Design.

Current PCC students can enroll through MyPima. Non-students can fill out an online admission form at pima.edu, then enroll.

The workshop counts for two credits. The course number is WRT 298T2 and the CRN is 22951. Cost for Arizona residents is $141 for tuition and $21 in fees.

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

Miss Indian pageant

The Native American Student Association will hold a pageant on March 28 to select Miss Indian Pima Community College.

The main purpose of the pageant is to promote the culture and traditions of Native American students, according to NASA vice chairman Deljean Valentine.

Pageant contestants will showcase their talents through dance, skits, storytelling and singing.  They will also write an essay. The runnerup will hold the title of first attendant.

For additional information, email deljean@yahoo.com.

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Piano concert March 21

Pima Community College music instructors Raymond Ryder and June Chow-Tyne will perform a piano concert on March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the PCC Center for the Arts Recital Hall. Admission is $8, with discounts available.

Ryder has a private teaching studio in Tucson in addition to teaching piano at PCC. Chow-Tyne has performed extensively in Asia and North America as a soloist and chamber music player.

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

-By Katie Stewart-Vacio

 

Native American culture pageant

The Native American Student Association will hold a pageant March 28 to select Miss Indian Pima Community College.

The main purpose of the pageant is to promote the culture and traditions of Native American students, according to NASA vice chairman Deljean Valentine.

“There are many nations but we are all different nations,” she said. “NASA’s goal is to promote unity and understanding in spite of differences.”

Pageant contestants will showcase their talents through dance, skits, storytelling and singing.  They will also write an essay.

The runner-up will hold the title of first attendant.

For additional details, email deljeanv@yahoo.com

-By Kit B. Fassler

 

Photojournalism exhibit on display

East Campus will host a photo exhibit and special presentation by Pulitzer Prize- winning photojournalist José Galvez March 26.

Galvez earned his degree in journalism at the University of Arizona and worked for major newspapers including the Los Angeles Times after graduating.

His roots in the southwest are reflected in his images covering Latino life and the Chicano movement.

His photos, in honor of Cesar Chavez, have been on display in the East Campus Library since March 2 and will remain until March 26.

Galvez will be speaking to PCC students at 10:10 a.m. in the Library Learning Studio and at noon in the Art Studio, Room E-5.

The headline presentation, “Shine” begins at 2 p.m. in Community Room, L-101. The talk is free and open to the public.

For more information on the exhibit, email EC-studentlife@pima.edu or call 206-7616.

Information about José Galvez can be found at josegalvez.com.

East Campus is located at 8181 E. Irvington Road.

-By Jamie Verwys

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Bernal Gallery seeks student art submissions

Bernal Gallery seeks student art submissions

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The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery has issued a “call for entries” for its Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition.

The competition is open to any student enrolled at Pima Community College in Fall 2014 or Spring 2015.

Students may submit up to three pieces of artwork. The media can be ceramics, digital, drawings, fibers, metals, mixed media, painting, photography, prints, fashion design and sculpture.

The annual student exhibit allows emerging artists to display their work in a professional venue that will be viewed by the general public.

Students must deliver entries to the Bernal Gallery at the West Campus Center for the Arts between March 23-26. The gallery will be open from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day.

Artist information and an agreement form need to be with the art, and the art needs to be dry and ready to install. Entry forms and the full list of rules are available at the gallery or online at pima.edu/performingarts/bernalgallery.

Students will be notified of acceptance by March 31. Artwork not accepted for exhibition must be picked up March 31-April 1.

The exhibit will be on display April 6-May 8. The gallery will hold a reception and award ceremony on April 16 at 2 p.m.

For more information, call 206-6942.

-By Danyelle Khmara

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Chorale & College Singers: March 10

“Renewal” is the theme for a spring concert by Pima Community College’s Chorale and College Singers.

The varied program of choral standards, folk songs and sacred music will take place March 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the PCC Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre on West Campus.

The program opens with the Chorale. The College Singers follow with two folk songs, the Tudor anthem and two spirituals. The last part of the concert highlights the Romantic period with 19th century choral music.

Tickets are $6, with discounts available. Box office hours are Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m., and one hour before the performance.

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

Wind Ensemble: March 12

Pima Community College’s Wind Ensemble will hold its spring concert, “Tunes To Hum To,” on March 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the PCC Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre on West Campus.

The program features songs with endearing and memorable melodies, including some of Gershwin’s best-known songs.

Other highlights include a new band arrangement by Wind Ensemble member Kenneth Wilson and small ensemble works by the woodwind, brass and percussion.

Tickets are $6, with discounts available. Box office hours are Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m., and one hour before the performance.

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

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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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The Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra is offering Pima Community College employees and students a discounted ticket rate of $15 for a Feb. 22 concert.

Anyone interested should contact Carolina Ibanez-Murphy, an instructor at PCC’s World Languages Department, at 206-7026  or cmurphy@pima.edu.

The orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Triple Concerto and Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 on Feb. 22 at 3 p.m.

The concert will take place at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on 7575 N. Paseo del Norte.

For more information about the concert, visit sasomusic.org.

-By Katie Stewart

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Concert pianist  performs Feb. 5

Concert pianist performs Feb. 5

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Guest artist Stephen Carlson will share the joy of piano music at Pima Community College on Feb. 5.

The concert will start at 7 p.m. in the West Campus Center for the Arts Recital Hall. Admission is $8, with discounts available.

Repertoire selections include:

• “Sonata in A-flat major” by Franz Joseph Haydn

• “Sonata in C major, op. 2, no. 3” by Ludwig van Beethoven

• “Waltz in A minor, op. 32, no. 2”

• “Etude in A-flat major, op. 25, no. 1”

• “Polonaise in A-flat major, op. 53” by Frédéric Chopin

• Three movements from “Petrushka” by Igor Stravinsky

Carlson is a versatile soloist and chamber musician who has performed at colleges, universities and festivals throughout much of the U.S. and Canada.

He completed a doctorate in musical arts in piano performance and pedagogy at the University of Iowa, where he studied with Uriel Tsachor. He made his solo recital at Carnegie Hall in 2005, and has been a member of the Bemidji State University Music Department since 2006.

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

-By Kit B. Fassler

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Pianist Stephen Carlson
Photo courtesy of PCC

 

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ARTS BRIEFS: Four December concerts on tap

ARTS BRIEFS: Four December concerts on tap

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Compiled by Katie Stewart

Pima Community College will host four concerts in six days at the West Campus Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre.

Tickets for each concert cost $6, with discounts available. Box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and one hour before performances.

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

PCC Jazz Ensemble (Photos courtesy of PCC Center for the Arts)

PCC Jazz Ensemble (Photos courtesy of PCC Center for the Arts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCC Jazz Ensemble – Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

The PCC Jazz Ensemble’s winter concert, directed by Mike Kuhn, will feature big band music of all styles with many instrumentalists in solo roles.

Program selections include:

  • Count Basie’s “Moten Swing” arranged by Ernie Wilkins.
  • Benny Golson’s “Killer Joe” arranged by Al Casagrande.
  • Miles Davis’ “Milestones” arranged by Dave Barduhn.
  • Bob Dourough’s “Comin’ Home Baby” arranged by Roger Holmes.

Vocalist Rachel Peterson will sing Dave Wolpe’s arrangement of Gershwin’s “Our Love Is Here To Stay” and “I Only Have Eyes For You,” arranged by PCC trombonist Roger Wallace.

Kuhn will perform one of his compositions, the Latin-flavored “Don’t Look Now,” in a small combo format.

PCC Wind Ensemble

PCC Wind Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wind Ensemble – Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

The PCC Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Mark Nelson, will perform an eclectic selection of band pieces in its final fall semester concert. Woodwind, brass and percussion ensembles will be featured throughout the concert.

The diverse program begins with “Procession of the Nobles” by Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov, followed by a rousing rendition of the rarely heard “March of the Women Marines” by Louis Saverino.

The concert will continue with the band standard “Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo” by Malcom Arnold, then fly into a hip concert band version of “Birdland” by Josef Zawinal.

It will flow on with the melodic “River of Life” by Steven Reineke, followed by the popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” symphonic suite by Klaus Badlet.

Finally, as tradition dictates, the band will usher in the holiday season with “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson.

PCC Chorale & College Singers

PCC Chorale & College Singers

 

 

 

 

Chorale & College Singers – Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

“Love, Hope and Joy” will be the theme for a winter concert by the PCC Chorale & College Singers, under the direction of Jonathan Ng. The program will feature choral standards followed by sacred music and holiday selections.

The Chorale, a large mixed-voice choir, will open the program. Selections include:

  • “Old American Songs” by Aaron Copland.
  • “In the Bleak Midwinter” by Gustav Holst.
  • “Love Changes Everything” from Aspects of Love by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
  • Irish folk song “Danny Boy” arranged by Joseph Flummerfelt.

The College Singers, a select mixed-voice a cappella choir, will herald a season of hope with:

  • “The Shepherd’s Farewell” from L’enfance du Christ, Op. 25 by Hector Berlioz.
  • “Cantate Domino” by Giuseppe O. Pitoni.
  • “Tecum principium” (trio) from Christmas Oratorio by Saint-Saëns.
  • “Shepherd Chorus” from Amahl and the Night Visitors by Giano-Carlo Menotti.

Male singers from both choirs will perform “Standchen, D920” by Franz Schubert.

The concert will conclude with both choirs singing holiday selections, including:

  • “Hymn to the Virgin” by Benjamin Britten.
  • “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” accompanied by a viola solo arranged by John Ferguson.
  • “Christmas Day” by Gustav Holst.
  • “In Dulci Jubilo” with two trumpets and double chorus by Samuel Scheidt.
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PCC Orchestra – Dec. 7 at 3 p.m.

PCC’s Orchestra, under the direction of Alexander Tentser, will perform a new program of orchestral masterpieces. Selections include:

  • “Symphony in C Major” by George Bizet.
  • “Dance Macabre” and “French Military March” by Camille Saint-Saëns.
  • “From the New World” symphony by Antonin Dvorak.
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Submit to SandScript

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Pima Community College’s SandScript art and literary magazine is accepting student submissions for the 2015 edition.

The fall submission deadline is Dec. 12 at 5 p.m. A second submission period will be held in the spring, and the magazine will publish in May.

Submissions are limited to PCC students who enrolled in at least two credits while attending classes during the summer or fall, or who enroll for Spring 2015.

Students may submit a maximum of two works of fiction or nonfiction, five poems and/or five visual art works. They may submit multiple genres, but each genre requires a separate submission form.

All works must be previously unpublished, and hard copies will not be returned.

For detailed submission guidelines and forms, visit aztecpressonline.com/sandscript. For more information, email sandscript@pima.edu.

The 2014 SandScript won first place in the Southwest Division of the Community College Humanities Association for the third year in a row.

SandScript adviser Joshua Cochran and student staffers will attend the association’s conference and award ceremony Nov. 6-8 in Austin, Texas.

-By Katie Stewart

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‘Wait Until Dark’ ends Nov. 8

‘Wait Until Dark’ ends Nov. 8

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By KATIE STEWART

Arizona Theatre Company will showcase the classic thriller “Wait Until Dark” through Nov. 8 at Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.

The play, a 1966 Broadway hit and a 1967 Oscar-nominated movie starring Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin, pits a con man against a young blind woman.

ATC artistic director David Ira Goldstein oversees the local production.

“In ‘Wait Until Dark,’ we have a woman in peril, the sudden importance of a mundane prop and the use of a McGuffin, all Hitchcockian tropes that work on us in a psychologically insinuating way,” Goldstein said.

Jeffrey Hatcher has adapted the original script by Frederick Knott, moving the setting from the 1960s to 1944.

Goldstein said Hatcher also boiled down the language into the terse, lean dialogue of period films from that era.

The play is about darkness and light, and makes use of shadows that people associate with film noir and classic Hollywood movies, he added.

“It gave my marvelous design team and actors wonderful opportunities,” he said.

Brook Parks, who plays the blind woman, described the role as a very challenging yet thrilling experience.

She said she’s a fan of the 1960s movie but considers the Arizona Theatre Company production an entirely new version.

Tickets start at $37, with discounts available for seniors and active military.

For more information, visit arizonatheatre.org. For tickets, call 622-2823.

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