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Music 2014-2015 Season

2014-15 season Encore

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DR. JUSTIN BENAVIDEZ TUBA 
September 17 at 7 p.m.
Recital Hall

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

A guest recital.

The program includes “Prelude to Suite Bergamasque” by Claude Debussy, “Concerto for Tuba” by Donald Grantham, “Sonata for Tuba and Piano” by Bruce Broughton, and “Reflections on the Mississippi” by Michael Daugherty. Dr. Benavidez is the assistant professor of tuba and euphonium at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.  

Justin Benavidez

WIND ENSEMBLE Concerts
October 23, December 4, March 12 and April 30 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. 

Wind Ensemble

CHORALE & COLLEGE SINGERS Concerts
October 26 at 3 p.m., December 5 at 7:30 p.m., March 10 at 7:30 p.m., May 3 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. 

Chorale & College Singers

JAZZ ENSEMBLE concerts
December 2 and April 28 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.  

Jazz Ensemble

ORCHESTRA concerts
December 7 and May 2 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. 

Orchestra

DR. STEPHEN CARLSON PIANO
February 5 at 7 p.m. 
Recital Hall

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

A guest artist concert featuring the accomplished pianist Dr. Stephen Carlson. The program includes “Sonata in A-flat major” by Franz Joseph Haydn; “Sonata in C major, op. 2, no. 3” by Ludwig van Beethoven; “Waltz in A minor, op. 32, no. 2,” “Etude in A-flat major, op. 25, no. 1” and “Polonaise in A-flat major, op. 53” by Frédéric Chopin; and “Three Movements from Petrushka” by Igor Stravinsky. Carlson is a versatile soloist and chamber musician who has performed at many colleges, universities and festivals throughout much of the U.S. and Canada.

Stephen Carlson

DR. JONATHAN NG TENOR
February 8 at 3 p.m. 
Recital Hall

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

An annual faculty vocal recital with a Valentine season theme featuring love songs from popular musicals and operas. The program includes Maria” from West Side Story, “On the Street Where You Live” from My Fair Lady, “Quanto e bella” and “Una furtive lagrima” from The Elixir of Love, “Dalla sua pace” and “Il mio Tesoro” from Don Giovanni, and “O wie ängstlich” from Die Entfühurng aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio). The Italian love song “La serenata” and spirituals round out the program. The accompianist for this concert is Suzanne Eanes.

Jonathan Ng

DR. RAYMOND RYDER & DR. JUNE CHOW-TYNE PIANO 
March 21 at 7:30 p.m. 
Proscenium Theatre

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

A faculty recital 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. Known as both a performer and composer during his lifetime, Mozart (1756-1791) often performed music for piano four hands with his talented sister, Nannerl. The program continues with Anton Arensky’s “Suite in F major, Opus 15” (1888), one of four suites for two pianos that he composed. Arensky (1860 -1906) taught at the Moscow Conservatory where his students included Alexander Scriabin and Sergei Rachmaninoff. He died of tuberculosis at a relatively young age, and the Antarctic Arensky Glacier is named for him. The second half of the program opens with a bold “Sonata” in four movements by the Frenchman, Francis Poulenc (1899-1963). Composed in 1953, it was dedicated to the two-piano team Gold and Fizdale “as much from friendship and from admiration.” Another French work follows, by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). “Pavane pour une infante défunte” (1899) was among the first works of Ravel to achieve wide spread popularity and will be heard as transcribed for two pianos by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. The program concludes with Sir Richard Rodney Bennett’s “Four Piece Suite” (1975) that includes a samba and a ragtime waltz. Bennett (1936-2012) was also a jazz pianist, but primarily composed over forty film scores including “Nicholas and Alexandra” (1971), “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974) and “Four Weddings and a Funeral” (1994). Drs. Chow-Tyne and Ryder first performed together as a piano duo nearly twenty years ago.

June Chow Tyne and Raymond Ryder

ALEX CARDIERI PIANO & FRIENDS 
April 12 at 3 p.m.
Recital Hall

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

A faculty lecture recital featuring popular music in America.   

Alex Cardieri

DR. MARK NELSON TUBA
April 16 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.  

Dr. Mark Nelson

BEN MCCARTNEY CLASSICAL GUITAR
April 19 at 3 p.m. 
Recital Hall

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

An annual faculty recital. McCartney has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the western hemisphere, including Brazil, Cuba, Venezuela and the continental United States. He has won prizes in several solo guitar competitions— the Ralph Stevens Solo Guitar Competition (2000), the Norman Sholin Solo Guitar Competition (2001), and was a finalist in the Walnut Valley Solo Fingerstyle Competition (2003). McCartney is the instructor of the guitar studies program at Pima Community College. He also teaches guitar at his private studio in Tucson. McCartney has earned an international reputation as a publisher of new editions of classical music, instructional texts and arrangements for solo guitar.

Ben McCartney

CANTORES 
April 26  at 3 p.m.
Recital Hall

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

A male quartet a cappella ensemble featuring faculty Dr. Jonathan Ng, and guests Vincent Jackson, Darryl King, Dylan Dominguez and Suzanne Thompson Eanes.  

Jonathan Ng