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October/November Events

Oct. 23 at 3 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets: $6 with discounts available

Under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Ng. The program features the large mixed voice Chorale singing the poignant folk song “Barbara Allen” by Linda Spevacek, the sacred Latin motet “Locus iste” by Anton Bruckner, three choruses from Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) by operatic master W. A. Mozart, the beautiful and haunting song “The Music of the Night” from the Broadway musical The Phantom of the Opera (arranged by Ed Lojeski), and the spiritual “This Little Light of Mine” (arranged by Mark Hayes). 

The select mixed-voice a cappella choir College Singers perform several classic pieces including German madrigals “Ach, Weh des Leiden” and “Tanzen und springen” by Hans Leo Hassler; two twentieth century style choral pieces “The Boatman’s Dance” by Aaron Copland and “My Spirit Sang All Day” by Gerald Finzi; the spiritual “I Want God’s Heaven to Be Mine” arranged by Betty Jackson King; and “Every Time I Feel the Spirit” arranged by the former member of King’s Singers, Bob Chilcott.


Chorale & College Singers

PCC Visual Arts - LOUIS CARLOS BERNAL: Arizona Unseen, Color Photographs 1978-1988
Oct. 24 - Dec. 9
Mon.-Thu. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (closed Veterans' Day 11/11, Thanksgiving 11/24-25)
Reception: Nov. 3 5-7 p.m.
Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery
The gallery and its programs are free and open to the public.

Under the direction of David Andres. The exhibit features 48 previously unseen color photographs from the Bernal Archive at the University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography. Curated by Ann Simmons-Myers, the exhibition features portraits and interiors made during the 1970s and 1980s that provide an intimate historic view of Arizona migrant farm workers, along with Tucson and Douglas barrio life. Additional images, previously exhibited, are on display at the Tucson International Airport gallery Oct. 18 – Jan. 27.
   Louis Carlos Bernal was head of photography at Pima Community College for seventeen years until his career was tragically cut short in October of 1989 by a bicycle accident while on his way to teach at the West Campus. Bernal is internationally recognized as an important photographer who captured the essence of Mexican American life. The exhibit will celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of Bernal's birth.


untitled photo by Louis Carlos Bernal

Additional images, previously exhibited, are on display at the Tucson International Airport gallery Oct. 18 – Jan. 27.

PCC Theatre Arts - DRACULA
Nov. 10-20
Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.
ASL interpreters: Nov. 17
Black Box Theatre
Tickets: $18 with discounts available

An emotionally charged psychological thriller adapted from Bram Stoker’s novel by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston. Directed by Nancy Davis Booth. Though the story is the same, this production is definitely not your grandma’s Dracula. The familiar tale is given an edgier, darker twist with stylized steampunk appearances and seductive undertones thrilling the audience as they sit on the edge of their seats and look cautiously over their shoulders.
   The intimate space of the Black Box Theatre is set with the audience on opposite sides drawing them into the action. Todd Poelstra’s gorgeous Gothic and Art Nouveau set, with a floor patterned with the Fibonacci spiral, is enhanced by new technical wizardry including multiple video projectors, eight speakers and special vortex effects created with lighting, fans and fog.  
   Booth, who has directed several award winning plays at Pima (A Piece of My Heart, The Laramie Projects, The Diary of Anne Frank and Inherit The Wind), has infused the soundtrack with heartbeats, whispers, distortions and ancient solfeggio tones to heighten the drama, helping to place the audience into the minds of the characters. The powerful visual imagery and the intoxicating, terrifying sound amplify the deeply emotional conviction of the cast. 




PCC Music - Jazz Ensemble
Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets: $6 with discounts avilable

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


PCC Jazz Ensemble

For information on other events happening at the Center for the Arts visit the Center for the Arts calendar.