Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tucson: PCC Center for the Arts - PCC Wind Ensemble 12/3


From: Carder, Carol [mailto:ccarder@pima.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 8:06 AM
Subject: Pima community College Center for the Arts - PCC Wind Ensemble 12/3


Center for the Arts

Carol Carder, marketing/pr director
2202 W. Anklam, Tucson, AZ 86709

Mark Nelson, performing arts chair

November 10, 2009

Pima Community College Music presents PCC Wind Ensemble in concert

what: Pima Community College Wind Ensemble Concert
where: PCC Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre, West Campus, 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85709-0225
when: Thursday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m.
tickets: $6 with discounts available
information: 520-206-6986, centerforthearts@pima.edu <mailto:centerforthearts@pima.edu> , www.pima.edu/cfa
Tucson, Arizona--Pima Community College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Mark Nelson, performs a trio of American works encompassing major milestones of the 20th century as well as selections from the brass ensemble, woodwind ensemble, flute quartet and percussion ensemble.
The American works include “Slava!” by Leonard Bernstein written as a Burlesque-style overture to commemorate his good friend, Mstislav Rostropovich (“Slava” to his friends), assuming the music directorship of the National Symphony in the 1970s. It is followed by the orchestral tone-poem “American in Paris” by George Gershwin, one of the most prominent American composers of the 1920s and 1930s. “The Divertimento for Band” by Vincent Persichetti, written in the early 1950s, completes the trio. “Divertimento” is one of the true band classics of the 20th century featuring six movements of original band repertoire. Rounding out the program is “Toccata Marziale” by the eminent British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams written as an original band work for the commemoration of the British Empire Exhibition of 1924. The last piece on the program is “Sleigh Ride” by American composer Leroy Anderson to herald the beginning of the winter holiday season.  
The PCC Wind Ensemble concert is open to the public. Tickets are available at the Center for the Arts box office, located on West Campus at 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson, (just west of downtown and I-10 on St. Mary’s Road which turns into Anklam Road). Box office hours are Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. and one hour prior to performance. For more information call 520-206-6986, e-mail centerforthearts@pima.edu, or www.pima.edu/cfa.

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