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March Events

February 2 - March 13
Mon.-Thu. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed rodeo break 2/26-27.
Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery

Under the direction of David Andres. The exhibit features work by national and regional artists Rebecca Crowell, David Longwell, Katey Monaghan, Mark Pack, Kathleen Velo. According to Andres, “The title BREAKING DOWN SURFACE TENSION comes from many conversations with artist Nancy Tokar Miller (1941–2015) about the abstract art movements of the 50s, 60’s and 70s that spoke about flatness and juxtaposing medias. The five artists included in this exhibition use the concept of tension to move the viewers’ eyes from one location to another in their compositions. They use movement in different ways to bring together elements of paint, photography or mixed media; and yet all break down the understanding of tension uniquely in their art. The Bernal Gallery is honored to host three artists from the Tucson area—David Longwell, Katey Monaghan and Kathleen Velo; Mark Pack who recently moved from Tucson to St. Louis; and Rebecca Crowell who resides in Wisconsin, but just returned from a residency in Ireland.”


Rebecca Crowell art

The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery is exhibiting several art pieces, by the artists exhibiting in BREAKING DOWN SURFACE TENSION, at the Tucson International Airport Feb. 4 - April 8, 2015. 

The gallery and its programs are free and open to the public.


February 26 - March 8

2/26 - 3/1: Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.,
3/4-8: Wed.-Fri. at 7:30 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.
ASL interpreters available 3/4
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets $18 with discounts available

A musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the motion picture "Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle. Brought to the stage by the creative team of Todd Poelstra, Mickey Nugent, Martha Reed and Dr. Mark Nelson. 

Spamalot is a silly and highly irreverent parody of the legend of King Arthur and his knights of the round table, featuring a bevy of beautiful showgirls, cows, killer rabbits, and Not Dead Fred. It borrows lines and jokes freely from the film Monty Python’s Holy Grail and fans of Monty Python will delight in the trademark silliness and humor they have come to expect. SPAMALOT adds swipes at Vegas glitz and Broadway conventions to the film’s anarchic spirit. The quest of King Arthur and his comically inept knights for the Holy Grail has been woven into another quest: that of bringing the king and his entourage to the enchanted land called Broadway. The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” and received 14 Tony Award nominations. Musical numbers include King Arthur's Song, I Am Not Dead Yet, Laker Girls Cheer, The Song That Goes Like This, Find Your Grail, You Won't Succeed on Broadway, His Name is Lancelot, and Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.

Director Poelstra says, “Constantly moving from slapstick buffoonery, high verbal wit and a unique meta self-reflective examination, Monty Python’s Spamalot works on multiple levels, simultaneously mixing the familiar with the exotic. Ardent fans of all ages have large portions of Monty Python and the Holy Grail memorized and will appreciate the retelling of these jokes in the musical."


SPAMboree! opening night celebration Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m. Come early and enjoy silly and hilarious activities "nudge-nudge" and refreshments.



March 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets: $6 with discounts available

Under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Ng, the choirs present Renewal, a spring concert featuring a fresh and varied program of choral standards, folk songs and sacred music. The program opens with the Chorale singing “Distant Land” and “Down by the riverside” by John Rutter, “Folk Songs” by Johannes Brahms, and “Lacrymosa” from Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 

The College Singers follow with two folk songs—“I love my love” and “Swansea town” by Gustav Holst, and “Flower duet” from Lakmè by Léo Delibes. They also perform the Tudor anthem ”Call to remembrance” (vocal quartet) by Richard Farrant, “O schöne Nacht” (vocal quartet) by Johannes Brahms, and two spirituals—“The lily of the valley” by Wendell Whalum and “Jesus is a rock in a weary land” by Glenn Burleigh.

The last part of the concert highlights the Romantic period (19th century choral music) with “Eia mater, fons amoris” (O mother, fount of love) from Stabat Mater by Antonín Dvořák, along with three operatic choruses by Giuseppie Verdi—“Va, pensiero” (Hebrew slaves chorus), “Gli Arredi Festivi” (Throw down and destroy all festive decorations) from Nabucco, and “Brindisi - Libiamo, ne’ lieti calici” (Toast, Let’s drink from the joyful Chalices) from La Traviata.

Chorale & College Singers

March 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets: $6 with discounts available

Under the direction of Dr. Mark Nelson, the band presents its spring concert featuring endearing and memorable melodies. The program includes a Gershwin spectacular of some of his most unforgettable songs, along with, "Tis the Gift to be Simple" in Chorale and Shaker Dance by John Zdechlik, “The Peanut Vendor” by Moisés Simons, “Slava!” by Leonard Bernstein, and “The Little English Girl” march by Davide delle Cese. A new band arrangement, by PCC Wind Ensemble member Kenneth Wilson, of “Toccata” from Suite Gothique for organ by Léon Boëllmann highlights the concert. Small ensemble works by the woodwind, brass and percussion ensemble round out the evening performance. 

Wind Ensemble

March 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets: $6 with discounts available

A faculty recital featuring works for two pianos performed by two pianists. The program includes compositions spanning nearly two hundred years written in a wide variety of compositional styles. Wolfgang Amadé Mozart’s three movement “Sonata in D major” K. 448 (1781) opens the program, followed by Anton Arensky’s “Suite in F major, Opus 15” (1888), one of four suites for two pianos that he composed. The second half of the program opens with a bold “Sonata” in four movements by the Frenchman, Francis Poulenc (1899-1963). Another French work follows, by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). “Pavane pour une infante défunte” (1899). The program concludes with Sir Richard Rodney Bennett’s “Four Piece Suite” (1975) that includes a samba and a ragtime waltz.

June Chow-Tyne and Raymond Ryder