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November/December Pima Arts Events


Bernal Gallery: SUSTAINED VISIONS.
Oct. 29-Dec. 7
Reception/Gallery Talk - Nov. 1, 5-7 p.m.
Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery
Mon.-Thur. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and before most evening performances in the Center for the Arts.
Free
and open to the public

SUSTAINED VISIONS features five iconic Tucson artists: Fred Borcherdt, Bailey Doogan, Tom Philabaum, Barbara Rogers and Jim Waid. Reception entertainment is by harpist Megha Morganfield and Two Docs and a Judge (Jacquie Wohl – fiddle, Elena Martin – flute, Judith Francis- piano) plays traditional music for listening and dancing. The repertoire includes lively Irish, French Canadian and American jigs and reels as well as waltzes and English Country Dance music. 

David Andres says, “Tucson and Southern Arizona have many successful artists that have an independent vision, but few have sustained their conversion over decades. SUSTAINED VISIONS brings together five artists who kept their independence while sustaining a career of making art. All five taught on the university or college level while holding fast to their concepts and quality of craftsmanship. They all have had their work exhibited and placed in collections on the international level. The Bernal Gallery is honored to host Fred Borcherdt, Bailey Doogan, Tom Philabaum, Barbara Rogers and Jim Waid in an exhibit of their sustained visions.”

 

 image by Barbara Rogers

Barbara Rodgers, Pieces of a Dream 10

Selected work by all artists also on display in the Extension Gallery, Tucson International Airport through Jan. 24.

Pima Music: ALEXANDER CARDIERI POPULAR PIANO 
Nov. 4, 3 p.m. 
Recital Hall
Tickets $8-$6

The faculty recital features familiar music from several genres. The enjoyable jam-packed program includes selections from movie soundtracks, Broadway show tunes (West Side Storyand Cats), popular jazz repertoire, piano legends (Billy Joel, Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Barry Manilow), Native American songs, and music from Mexico.

 

 Alexander Carder

Pima Theatre: TARTUFFE
Nov.8-18
Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.
ASL interpreters Nov. 15
Black Box Theatre
Tickets $17/general, $10/Pima students

Pima Theatre presents TARTUFFE, written by Molière, translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur. Directed by Chris Will. This sardonic comedy, set in the era of King Louis XVI of France, caused quite a stir when it opened, creating an exposé of the times. The story takes place in the home of the wealthy Orgon, where Tartuffe—a fraud and a pious imposter—has insinuated himself. He wins the respect and devotion of Orgon, then tries to marry his daughter, seduce his wife and steal the deed to the property. His duplicity is finally exposed and punished, but not before the author has mercilessly examined the evil that men can commit in the guise of religious fervor and the dangers that imperil those who would believe only what they choose to believe despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary.

Director Chris Will says, “Don’t expect this to be a historical play! Be prepared for some surprises as this old story unfolds and relates to the modern audience’s struggle to make sense of today’s politics, society and family values.”

 

 

 

 poster image Tartuffe

 

Pima Music: CHRISTOPHER HERALD SAXOPHONE
Nov. 15, 7 p.m. 
Recital Hall
Tickets $8-$6

The faculty recital features an eclectic mixture of old and new classical works for the saxophone, closing with original jazz selections by Herald’s Tucson-based band.

Christopher Herald

Pima Music: JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets $6-$5

Under the direction of Dr. Mark Nelson. The concert features classics for full band, along with small wind and percussion ensembles and soloists

Jazz Ensemble

Pima Music: WIND ENSEMBLE
Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets $6-$5

Under the direction of Dr. Mark Nelson. The concert features classics for full band, along with small wind and percussion ensembles and soloists.

 

Pima Music: ORCHESTRA
Dec. 1, 3 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets $6-$5

Under the direction of Dr. Alexander Tentser. The concert features a repertoire for orchestra with students and community adults.

OCC Orchestra

Pima Music: CHORALE & COLLEGE SINGERS
Dec. 2, 3 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets $6-$5

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

Chorale

Pima Dance: SIGNATURE SELECTIONS
Dec. 7-8, Fri. at 7:30 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m./7:30 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets: $10-$8

Under the direction of Nolan Kubota. A dynamic and contemporary dance concert highlighting diverse  choreographic elements and music. 

 

Signature Selection

COMMUNITY EVENTS: 
For information on community events happening at the Center for the Arts visit the Center for the Arts calendar.