Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tucson: PCC Center for the Arts presents Mark Nelson Tuba Recital


From: Carder, Carol []
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 1:30 PM
Subject: Press release: Pima Community College Center for the Arts - PCC Music present Mark Nelson Tuba Recital 4/14


Center for the Arts

Carol Carder, marketing/pr director
2202 W. Anklam Rd., Tucson, AZ 85709

Mark Nelson, music faculty
March 11, 2011

Pima Community College performing arts department presents Dr. Mark Nelson in a Tuba Recital
what: PCC Music: Mark Nelson Tuba Recital  
where: PCC Center for the Arts Recital Hall, West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.
when: Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m.
tickets: $6 with discounts available
information: 520-206-6986,
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Tucson, Arizona – Pima Community College faculty member and internationally acclaimed tuba soloist Dr. Mark Nelson joins with pianist Marie Sierra and University of Arizona euphonium and tuba instructor Dr. Kelly Thomas for a recital program of original and arranged works for tuba. Highlighting the program will be Anna Baadsvik’s “Three Trios” for euphonium, tuba and piano featuring a tango, a waltz and the blues. Nelson also performs an early theme and variations work for tuba entitled “Beelzebub” by Catozzi, a significant new arrangement of “Songs of the Wayfarer” by Gustav Mahler, and “Four Songs” by Charles Ives arranged by Arizona State University trombone professor Ralph Sauer. The program rounds out with the “Sonatina” for tuba and piano by Halsey Stevens, and the “Sonata for Tuba and Piano” by Thom Ritter George written for Nelson’s doctoral tuba professor Dan Perantoni who will be celebrating his 70th birthday this year.  

Dr. Nelson has played tuba recitals and given master classes to audiences in many parts of the world including engagements in Australia, Japan, England, Canada and the United States. He has premiered nearly thirty new compositions written for him over the last quarter of a century and has been instrumental in extending the limits of the tuba repertoire. He currently serves as chair of the performing arts department and director of bands at Pima Community College. He teaches the euphonium and tuba studio classes, as well as, classes in music fundamentals and electronic music.  His publications include over a dozen tuba-euphonium ensemble arrangements, a book on tuba composer biographies, over two hundred music reviews and two solo tuba CD recordings.  His doctorate was granted by Arizona State University where he studied with Daniel Perantoni.
The Mark Nelson Tuba Recital 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
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