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GOOD VIBRATIONS: Symphony Low Brass
Sept. 29, 3 p.m.
Recital Hall

A guest recital featuring Michael Becker, trombone; Joseph Muñoz, trombone; Steve Gamble, bass trombone; David Morgan, tuba; Mark Nelson, guest conductor and tuba; Victor Valenzuela, horn; and Shawn Campbell, horn. The powerful and elegant performance features members of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and friends. The sonorous sounds of low brass resonate in an eclectic mix of music from the renaissance to current day. Program selections include “Sonata” by Daniel Speer, “Three Renaissance Dances” by Michael Praetorius, “Sinfonia No. 1,” “Sinfonia No. 4” and “Fugue in g minor” by J.S. Bach, and “To Be or Not To Be” by Henry Tomasi. The performance also includes “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, along with three selections by Stephen Foster. Tickets $8 with discounts for students/seniors/PCC employees and groups. 

Good Vibrations

THE POWER OF FIVE
Oct. 6, 3 p.m.
Recital Hall

Featuring the male quintet a cappella group Cantores from Tucson. Members include PCC music faculty Jonathan Ng, counter-tenor and tenor; Jose “Chach” Snook, counter-tenor and tenor; Stephen Warner, tenor; Wesley Laird, tenor and Darryl King, baritone.  The accompanist is Suzanne Eanes. The program highlights different styles of choral music from the Renaissance period, as well as folk and popular selections.  Tickets $8 with discounts for students/seniors/PCC employees and groups. 

Jonathan Ng

WIND ENSEMBLE Concerts
October 24, December 5, March 13 and May 1
at 7:30 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre 

Under the direction of Dr. Mark Nelson. The ensemble will open with Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” overture and continue with “Handel in the Strand” by Percy Grainger, a beautiful arrangement of the “Brook Green Suite” by Gustav Holst, “Four Gypsy Dances” by the Belgium composer Jan Van der Roost, and the rousing “Rolling Thunder” march by Henry Fillmore. The percussion, woodwind and brass ensembles perform chamber music selections including an original percussion trio work by PCC student composer Mark Holdaway. Tickets $6 with discounts for students/seniors/PCC employees and groups. 

wind ensmble

CHORALE & COLLEGE SINGERS Concerts
October 27 at 3 p.m., December 6 at 7:30 p.m., March 11 at 7:30 p.m. and May 4 at 3 p.m.

Proscenium Theatre 

Under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Ng, the first concert of the fall semester features the Chorale singing “Beautiful Dreamer” by Stephen Foster, the Irish folk song “Danny Boy” along with two sacred pieces—“Ave Maria” by J. Arcadelt and “Heavenly Light” arranged by P. Wilhousky. The Chorale also performs three Broadway selections—“Love Changes Everything,” “All I Asked of You” and “Over the Rainbow.”  College Singers present two sets of part songs including the English part songs Op. 18 by E. Elgar—“O Happy Eyes,” “Love” and “My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land.” Followed by “Old American Songs Set Two” by A. Copland—“The Little Horses,” “Zion’s Wall” “The Golden Willow Tree,” “At the River” and “Ching-a-ring Chaw.” Both choruses join to perform selections from “The Creation” by J. Haydn—“The Marv’llous Work” and “The Heavens are Telling.”  Tickets $6 with discounts for students/seniors/PCC employees and groups.

Chorale & College Singers

JAZZ IMPROV COMBOS
Nov. 25 (cancelled) and April 21 at 7:30 p.m.  (cancelled)
Proscenium Theatre

Jazz Improv Combos

JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Dec. 3 and April 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre

Under the direction of Mike Kuhn performs its end of semester concert featuring a popular array of standards in the big-band style. In the first half of the show PCC Jazz performs a tune by Antonio Carlos Jobim called "AGUA DE BEBER" arranged by lead trombonist Roger Wallace and sung by vocalist Rachel Ezonnaebi. The lead trumpet player, Kurt Thompson, performs a Maynard Ferguson tribute on two pieces,  "DANNY BOY" and "THE SPIRIT OF ST. FREDERICK."  The band also spotlights Count Basie with "SPLANKY" and "THE HEAT'S ON.” 
Tickets $6 with discounts for students/seniors/PCC employees and groups.

Jazz Ensemble

ORCHESTRA
Dec. 7 and May 3 at 3 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre


Under the direction of Dr. Alexander Tentser featuring a repertoire for orchestra with students and community adults. The holiday program features the music of Mozart, Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Faure and Gershwin. Selections include the famous "Fingal's Cave Overture” by Felix Mendelssohn and "Fascinating Rhythm" by George Gershwin. Students Stacy Scheckel, violin, and Richelle Tewes, flute, perform solos in J. S. Bach's “Brandenburg Concerto #5.” Student Brandon Sutter, cello, performs a solo in Gabriel Faure's “Elegy” with Orchestra accompaniment. Tickets $6 with discounts for students/seniors/PCC employees and groups.

Orchestra

MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP
Dec. 11  (cancelled) and April 30 at 7 p.m. (cancelled)
Recital Hall


Musical Theatre Workshop

DR. JONATHAN NG TENOR
Feb. 2 at 3 p.m.
Recital Hall

A faculty vocal recital. The program includes Broadway songs from the musical “Les Miserables”—“Bring Him Home” and “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables;” and English Art Songs by Roger Quilter —“Autumn Evening,” “Now Sleep the Crimson Petal” and “Love Philosophy.” Ng also performs selections from "Dichterliebe, op. 48" and "Liederkreise, op. 39" by Robert Schumann; and recitatives and arias from Handel’s "Messiah" and “Spiritual.”  Guest artist Darryl King, baritone, joins Ng in the following duets—“The Prayer” and “In the Garden.”  The accompanist for this concert is Suzanne Eanes. Dr. Ng is the director of Pima Community College Chorale and College Singers. He is also the founder and conductor of The Arizona Choral Society and the director of music at Catalina United Methodist Church, Tucson. Tickets $8 with discounts for students/seniors/PCC employees and groups. 


Jonathan Ng

DR. KEVIN SANDERS TUBA
Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.
Recital Hall

A guest artist recital. The eclectic program includes the Gillingham “Diverse Elements” performed with University of Arizona tuba and euphonium professor Kelly Thomas, the Ellerby “Tuba Concerto,” and transcriptions of an oboe concerto and a clarinet theme and variations composition by Vivaldi and Rossini respectively. Sanders is currently on the faculty of the University of  Memphis and has extensive teaching and orchestral experience. Tickets $8 with discounts for students/seniors/PCC employees and groups. 

Dr. Kevin Sanders, tubist

DAVE ZERKEL TUBA
Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.
Recital Hall

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 for students/seniors/PCC employees and groups. 

Dave Zerkel, tubist

IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT: Dr. Raymond Ryder
Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.
Recital Hall

A solo piano faculty recital featuring transcriptions and sets of variations from the 18th through 21st centuries. Tickets $8 with discounts for students/seniors/PCC employees and groups.

Dr. Raymond Ryder

DR. MARK NELSON TUBA
April 17 at 7 p.m. 
Recital Hall

An annual faculty tuba recital featuring classic, contemporary and premiered works for tuba. Tickets $8 with discounts for students/seniors/PCC employees and groups.

Mark Nelson

BEN MCCARTNEY CLASSICAL GUITAR
April 27,
at 3 p.m. 
Recital Hall

An annual faculty recital. Tickets $8 with discounts for students/seniors/PCC employees and groups.

Ben McCartney