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Music 2016-17 Season

Major performing groups include Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Chorale & College Singers and Orchestra. The performing groups along with faculty and guest artists hold concerts throughout the year.

2016-17 Season: INFUSE

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WIND ENSEMBLE Concerts
Oct. 11, Dec. 1, March 9 and April 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre 

Tickets $6 with discounts for students/seniors/military/PCC employees and groups. 

Under the direction of Dr. Mark Nelson featuring classics for full band, as well as small wind and percussion ensembles and soloists. 

PCC Wind Ensemble

CHORALE & COLLEGE SINGERS Concerts
Oct. 23 at 3 p.m., Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m., March 7 at 7:30 p.m., April 30 at 3 p.m.
 
Proscenium Theatre 

Tickets $6 with discounts for students/seniors/military/PCC employees and groups.

Under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Ng, featuring selections for a large mixed-voice choir and a more select mixed-voice a cappella choir. 

PCC Chorale & College Singers

JAZZ ENSEMBLE concerts
Nov. 29 and April 25 at 7:30 p.m. 
Proscenium Theatre

Tickets $6 with discounts for students/seniors/military/PCC employees and groups.

Under the direction of Mike Kuhn featuring jazz standards performed from a variety of periods in big band style.  

PCC Jazz Ensemble

ORCHESTRA concerts
Dec. 4 and April 29 at 3 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre

Tickets $6 with discounts for students/seniors/military/PCC employees and groups. 

Under the direction of Dr. Alexander Tentser featuring a repertoire for orchestra with high school/college students and community adults. The mission of the orchestra is to educate young adults and the Tucson community about orchestral music, including classical and other varieties of musical styles, and to provide the opportunity to perform in a collaborative group setting. 

PCC Orchestra

DR. JONATHAN NG TENOR
Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. 
Recital Hall

Tickets $8 with discounts for students/seniors/military/PCC employees and groups. 

An annual faculty vocal recital. Ng received his doctorate in conducting with minors in vocal performance and pedagogy, music history and literature from Indiana University, Jacob School of Music, Bloomington. He earned his master’s degree in conducting and church music from Westminster Choir College, and bachelor’s degree in education from the Institute of Education in Hong Kong. Besides conducting choruses and orchestras, Dr. Ng is a professional lyric tenor and has appeared in various oratorios and operas throughout the states, Europe and Hong Kong. He is the vocal music faculty at Pima Community College.  

Jonathan Ng

MICHAEL LICH CLASSICAL GUITAR
March 5 at 3 p.m. 
Recital Hall

Tickets $8 with discounts for students/seniors/military/PCC employees and groups. 

A faculty recital featuring an exciting blend of classical guitar favorites and original compositions. Lich (classical guitarist, banjo-player and composer) is an eclectic musician who performs a wide variety of musical styles including classical, jazz and bluegrass. His performing career has taken him from Skagway, Alaska to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Seoul, South Korea to Frankfurt, Germany. He is on the faculty at the Academy of Music and Dance in Tucson/Oro Valley and Pima Community College.

Michael Lich

NOCTRANE: progressive bluegrass ensemble
March 23 at 7 p.m. 
Recital Hall

Tickets $8 with discounts for students/seniors/military/PCC employees and groups. 

A guest artist recital featuring faculty Michael Lich (banjo), faculty Jason Roederer (double bass) and Jeff Sanders (guitar and voice). Noctrane explores the dynamic rhythms and sonic landscapes of bluegrass, jazz and roots music. The ensemble’s broad influences include music pillars such as Earl Skruggs, Thelonious Monk, Pat Metheny and J.S. Bach.Their performances are a blend of exciting original compositions and arrangements of bluegrass and jazz classics played with ease and virtuosity.

Noctrane Progressive Bluegrass Ensemble

ALEXANDER CARDIERI POPULAR PIANO  
April 9 at 3 p.m.
Recital Hall

Tickets $8 with discounts for students/seniors/military/PCC employees and groups.

Music faculty Alex Cardieri performs a lecture recital featuring popular music in America. He has been a music educator since 1979. Cardieri holds a bachelor’s of music in piano and master’s of music in music theory from the Manhattan School of Music. He was awarded the O.M. Hartsell Excellence in Teaching Music Award in 2003, is a co-writer of the Arizona K-8 General Music Standards 2006, past president of the Arizona Society for General Music and past executive board member of the Arizona Music Educators Association.

Alex Cardieri

DR. MARK NELSON TUBA
April 13 at 7 p.m.  
Recital Hall

Tickets $8 with discounts for students/seniors/military/PCC employees and groups.

An annual faculty tuba recital featuring classic, contemporary and premiered works for tuba. Dr. Nelson has given recitals, master classes and lectures in such diverse locations as Austria, Canada, England, Japan, Australia and many parts of the United States. He has premiered over 30 new works for tuba and has been instrumental in helping establish a number of consortium commissions for new works. Dr. Nelson holds degrees from Point Loma Nazarene University; Trinity College of Music, London; The University of Vermont and Arizona State University where he earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. His annual tuba recitals have drawn hundreds of students and community members to the Center for the Arts over the past fourteen years.  

Mark Nelson