Entertainment choices galore....
...plan to attend these upcoming events at the Center for the Arts.
February 12 at 7 p.m., Recital Hall
- DAVID ZERKEL, TUBA
A guest artist recital. The program includes "Suite no. 2 in d minor for Violoncello" by J.S. Bach, "Three Romances" by Robert Schumann, and "Spiegel im Spiegel" by Arvo Part. Selections in the second half of the concert are "Capriccio" by Krzysztof Penderecki, "Floating Dreams" by Peter Meechan, "Exit the Foundry" by Ben Hase, and "Variations on a Theme by Paganini" by Michael Garson. Zerkel is currently the professor of tuba and euphonium at the University of Georgia and is a past president of the International Tuba Euphonium Association. He has played with many orchestras during his career and is currently a member of the Battle Creek Brass Band. He started his career as a tubist with the United States Army Field Band and Concert Band. Tickets $8 with discounts available.
PCC Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery
February 13, reception 5-7 p.m.; artists lecture at 6:30, Recital Hall
- MAGICAL REALISM featuring work by Gail Marcus-Orlen, Robert Cocke, Penny McElroy, and Janet Prip. The exhibit runs through March 14. Magical realism is a genre in visual arts, literature and music that bring together mythology and the concurrence of everyday events. Andres comments, "Exhibiting Marcus-Orlen's paintings with fellow painter, Cocke, from Oracle, Arizona; California mixed media artist, McElroy; and Rhode Island sculptor, Prip, rounds out a long-time desire to curate an exhibition based on the concept of magical realism."
PCC dancers will entertain during the reception.
A retrospective catalog of Marcus-Orlen's paintings featured in the Magical Realism exhibit and Etherton's Gallery's Under the Violet Sky exhibit (April 22-June 14) is available for purchase.
February 20, 6-7:30 p.m., Center for the Arts
- FAMILY HERITAGE CELEBRATION
In conjunction with PCC performing arts department's musical Fiddler on the Roof, Pima Community College is holding a Family Heritage Celebration for our community to come together to acknowledge the many cultures that make up Tucson and honor the individual heritages represented in the displays and entertainment. The free event is open to the community and includes multimedia presentations of submitted photos and stories in the courtyard and Recital Hall. The foyer of the Proscenium Theatre will feature a large photo montage and a world map that people can indicate where their families originated. There will also be live entertainment in the courtyard from 6-7:15 p.m. by the Redhouse Dancers, members of the Cholla High School Mariachi Group, the Folk Dance Club of Sun Oro Valley, and a flute trio from Rincon/University High School Marching Band. The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery will be open during the celebration. Free.
PCC Performing Arts
February 20 - March 2, Wed.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m., Proscenium Theatre, ASL interpreters Feb. 26
- FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
based on Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl. Book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Brought to the stage by the creative team of Todd Poelstra, Mickey Nugent, Nancy Davis Booth and Dr. Mark Nelson.
It's time to introduce a new generation to this fun family musical. "It's as close to musical theatre perfection as it gets!" exclaims director Poelstra. Set in a small Jewish village in 1905 Russia, the story revolves around the hardworking, but poor dairyman Tevye, the father of five daughters. He's a big-hearted patriarch wishing to preserve his traditions and maintain his family while outside influences encroach upon their lives. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1964 and ran for almost 10 years. The initial production won nine Tony Awards. Musical numbers include the memorable favorites Tradition, Matchmaker, Matchmaker, If I Were a Rich Man, Sabbath Prayer, Miracle of Miracles, Do You Love Me?, and Sunrise, Sunset. Tickets $18 with discounts available.
February 27 at 7 p.m., Recital Hall
- IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT: DR. RAYMOND RYDER, PIANO
A solo piano faculty recital. The program features variations and transcriptions spanning the 18th through the 21st centuries. The first half of the program includes various pieces based upon the music of J. S. Bach, including Gounod's own piano version of "Ave Maria;" and a "Bach Study" by the contemporary Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin. The second half opens with Beethoven's variations on "America" (which he knew as "God Save the King"); and also includes Chopin's famous "Nocturne in E-flat" (with rarely-heard elaborations by the composer himself); as well as some Billy Joel tunes. The recital ends with variations on a Lebanese song, "Peace Be with You" by contemporary composer Naji Hakim (written in response to unrest in the Middle East in 2006). Tickets $8 with discounts available.
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