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April/May Events

2013-2014 Season -

ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
April 7 - May 9
Mon.-Thu. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery

Reception: Thu., April 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
with Award Ceremony at 2 p.m.

The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition has been recognized as an important event for emerging artists in southern Arizona. Students from all the Pima campuses have the opportunity to present their work in a professional venue to be viewed by the general public. Distinguished jurors for this year’s exhibition are Judy Miller, visual artist (photography/printmaking/digital); Tim Mosman, artist (painting), preparator - UA Center for Creative Photography; David Longwell, artist (painting/drawing), preparator - Tucson Museum of Art.

 


Student art

The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery is exhibiting several art pieces, submitted by students and chosen by jurors, for the Annual Juried Student Art Exhbition at the Tucson International Airport April 2 through Sept. 3. 

PCC Theatre Arts - THE MOUSETRAP
April 17-27
Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. @ 2 p.m.
ASL interpreters available April 24
Black Box Theatre
Tickets start at $15

The suspense-filled and cleverly written murder-mystery by Agatha Christie—THE MOUSETRAP, directed by Mickey Nugent in the intimate space of the Black Box Theatre, where the audience feels every much as stuck inside Monkswell Manor as the actors.

Eight strangers are trapped together while a blizzard rages outside. One of them turns up dead. Who among them is the murderer and who will be the next victim? Christie’s thoroughly entertaining story is a classic who-dunnit with an ingenious plot that engages the audience with plenty of twists to keep them guessing from start to satisfying finish. The Mousetrap had its world premiere at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham in 1952 and is currently the longest running play in the world. The killer’s identity is divulged near the end of the play, and by tradition, cast, crew and audience have been sworn to secrecy to preserve the pleasure of solving the crime for future theatre-goers.

The Mousetrap image

“Who doesn’t like a good old-fashioned murder-mystery?” asks director Nugent. “In a world of high-tech special effects, what is brilliant about THE MOUSETRAP is simply Christie’s astute and imaginative writing ability—impeccably crisp with all the British properness and sensibilities, yet extraordinarily entertaining”. A lavish set overshadows the small space with enough doors to keep you guessing who is coming and who is going. Currently celebrating 60th year in London, The Mousetrap still keeps the audience gripping the edge of their seats. 

PCC Music - Mark Nelson: THE MELODIOUS TUBA
April 17 at 7 p.m.
Recital Hall
 
Tickets start at $8 

Dr. Mark Nelson performs his annual faculty recital—The Melodious Tuba, April 17. The program features five works, each focusing on some aspect of melody. The selections include “Six Romances Without Words” by Cécile Chaminade (transcribed for tuba and piano by Ralph Sauer), “One More Dance” by Roger Kellaway, “Fantasia Breve” by Barton Cummings (written for Mark Nelson 25 years ago), “Dream Etudes, Book III for solo tuba” by Carson Cooman (written for Mark Nelson in 2002), and the “Suite No. 1 for Tuba and Piano” (“Effie Suite”) by Alex Wilder.  

 

 
Mark Nelson

PCC Music - BEN MCCARTNEY CLASSICAL GUITAR
April 27 at 3 p.m.
Recital Hall
 
Tickets start at $8 

Ben McCartney performs his annual recital. McCartney has taught guitar at three major universities including SUNY Fredonia, the University of Akron, and the University of Arizona. He is currently the director of guitar studies. He performs regularly throughout the Tucson metro.

Ben McCartney

PCC Music - JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT
April 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets start at $6 

Under the direction of Mike Kuhn, the Jazz Ensemble performs its spring concert featuring a 20-piece band playing big band music of all styles. The program includes “A Night in Tunisia” by Dizzy Gillespie, “Big Swing Face” by the Buddy Rich Orchestra, and “Gospel John” associated with Maynard Ferguson. First trombonist Roger Wallace contributes arrangements of “Peace” by Horace Silver and “In Your Own Sweet Way” by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. Vocalist Rachel Peterson sings two numbers, “They Can't Take That Away From Me” and “All Blues” by Miles Davis.

PCC Jazz Ensemble

PCC Music - WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT
May 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets start at $6 

Under the direction of Dr. Mark Nelson the band performs its final concert of the 2013-2014 Season with two highly influential band works—“Suite of Old American Dances” by Robert Russell Bennett and “Variations on a Korean Folk Song” by John Barnes Chance. The program also includes “A Maverick Overture” by Jared Spears, “Rivers” by Tom O’Connor, “Four Sketches” (from Pieces for Children) by Bela Bartok and “Zapfenstriche No. 1” by Beethoven. The woodwind, brass and percussion ensembles round out the program. 

 

 
PCC Wind Ensemble

PCC Fashion Design & Clothing - LIGHTS! CAMERA! FASHION!
May 2 at 7 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Suggested donation - $5 

Enjoy a "night at the cinema," a fabulouse show produced by PCC Fashion Desing and Clothing Department. For more information call 206-6986.  


 

 
PCC Fashion Show image

PCC Music - ORCHESTRA CONCERT
May 3 at 3 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets start at $6 

Under the direction of Dr. Alexander Tentser featuring a repertoire for orchestra with high school/college students and community adults.

PCC Orchestra

PCC Music - CHORALE & COLLEGE SINGERS CONCERT
May 4 at 3 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets start at $6 

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 image

PCC Dance - DANCE FUSION
May 9-10
Fri.at 7:30 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets start at $10

Under the direction of Aurora Gonçalves-Shaner. The performance melds various dance styles together in a melting pot of dance movements from classical to contemporary styles; intermingling ballet, modern, jazz and more! A vibrant blend of physicality, musicality and passion is demonstrated with innovative choreography and contrasting music.

PCC Dance fusion image

PCC Digital Arts - DIGITAL VIDEO & FILM SCREENING
May 19-20 at 7 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Free admission

Under the direction of David Wing and featuring film and video work from students in the beginning and advanced classes. For information call 206-6986.


PCC Digital Video & Film Screening

PCC Communications - Writers' Workshop
May 29-June 1
Center for the Arts

Contact Meg Files for information: mfiles@pima.edu