MUSICEvents This Week
ALTAN. Berger Performing Arts Center. 1200 W. Speedway. Altan, the acclaimed five-piece Irish band from County Donegal, takes the stage at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 1. All seats are reserved. Tickets are $18, $17 for seniors, available at Hear's Music, Piney Hollow and Harp & Shamrock. Call 327-4809 for information.
CHARLES MINGUS BIG BAND. Centennial Hall. 1020 E. University Blvd. Devoted to preserving and performing the works of jazz legend Charles Mingus, the Mingus Big Band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, March 28. Prior to the performance there will be a free "Arts Encounters" discussion of modern jazz at 7:15 p.m. in the Douglass Building, Room 101. Tickets are $18, $23 and $29 with discounts for faculty, staff, students with ID and children under 18. Call 621-3341 for tickets and information. Tickets are also available at all Dillard's outlets, the Centennial box office and the TCC box office. Contact Paula Bluemer at 612-8825 for group ticketing information.
DESERT VOICES. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. Desert Voices presents the spring concert Dance!, featuring pieces from the best of Broadway as well as current pop and disco favorites. Performances are at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 28. Tickets are $12, $10 for students, seniors and children, available at Antigone Books, Tucson Trunk and the Allergy Vacuum Store. Call 791-9662 for tickets and information.
FOOTHILLS ARTIST SERIES. Catalina Foothills High School. 4300 E. Sunrise Drive. The Foothills Artist Series presents pianist Nohema Fernandez at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 27. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 577-5090, for information.
BEST OF BROADWAY. Tucson JCC. Dodge Boulevard and River Road. The JCC presents Give Our Regards to Broadway, a medley of Broadway favorites performed by amateurs and professionals ages 6 to 60, at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29. Tickets are $7. Call 299-3000 for tickets and information.
CASEY NEILL. Mat Bevel Institute, 530 N. Stone Ave. Environmental folksinger Casey Neill performs a benefit for the Southwest Center for Biological Diversity at 8 p.m. Friday, March 27. The Nervous Duane Orchestra opens the show. Suggested donation is $5. Call 623-5252, ext. 303, for information.
FINE STREAM GAMELAN. UA Mall outdoor stage. Join the community orchestra Fine Stream Gamelan for a lively performance of Indonesian music at noon Friday, March 27. Performance is free. Call 743-9879 for information.
IVAN RIJOS. St. Philip's In The Hills. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. The Old Pueblo Guitar Company presents classical guitarist Ivan Rijos in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2. Program highlights include pieces by J.S. Bach, Dioisio Aguado, Neopolitan songs and Puerto Rican dances. Tickets are $10, $8 for students, seniors and members, available in advance at Hear's music and Guitars Etc. Call Sr. Kilian 296-9427 for information.
LATIN MUSIC. Borders Books and Music. 4235 N. Oracle Road. Enjoy an intimate afternoon with percussionist/composer Todd Hammes and Brazilian Guitarist Alieksey Vianna at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28. The Catalina Chamber Orchestra performs at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29. Native American flutist Eddie Gomex Meneses plays relaxing and spiritual sounds at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31. All performances are free. Call 292-1331 for information.
NOONTIME RECITAL SERIES. St. Philip's In The Hills. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. St. Philip's parish invites the community to enjoy their free Lenten Noontime Concert Series at 12:15 p.m. Thursdays through Lent. The March 26 program features Randy Graves on guitar, and Sandy Schwoebel on flute.
LEO KOTTKE. Temple of music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. Slide guitarist Leo Kottke performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, March 29 and 30. All seating is reserved. Tickets are $18 and $20, available in advance at Hear's Music. Call 327-4809 for tickets and information.
SLONAKER SERIES. Slonaker House, UA campus on Second Street, east of Park Avenue. UA students offer free, brown-bag performances from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, through April. For information, call 626-7183.
THREE SOPRANOS. Unity Church. 3617 N. Camino Blanco. Southwest Music presents Three Sopranos, a recital of arias, art songs and show tunes at 8 p.m. Friday, March 27. A donation of $5 is requested at the door.
TUCSON BRASSWORKS. Campus Christian Center. 715 N. Park Ave. Join the Tucson Brassworks for Renaissance to Ragtime music at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 29. The free performance is part of dedication ceremonies for the center's new bell tower/sculpture, designed by Pam Castano. Call 623-7575 for information.
TUCSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Pueblo High School Auditorium. 3500 S. 12th Ave. The TSO presents a free community performance of The Three Javalinas at 1 a.m. Saturday, March 28. Also featured are special performances by Elizabeth Weyer, one winner in the TSW's Young Artists Competition, and Maggie Polk, a TSO Young Composer's Project participant. Call 882-8585 for information.
UNIVERSITY MUSIC. UA Crowder Hall, southeast corner of Speedway and Park Avenue. UA faculty recitals continue with guest performer Pamela Goldsmith on viola, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the Holsclaw Recital Hall; and Nicholas Zumbro, on piano, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29. Both performances are free and meet in Crowder Hall. The UA Faculty Artist Series continues with the Lorenzo Trio at 8 p.m. Monday, March 30. Join the "Concert Talk" prior to the performance at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $10 general, $8 for UA faculty and staff, and $5 for seniors and students. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts box office, 621-1162. Call MusiCall at 621-2998 for information.
FOOTHILLS WOMEN'S CHORUS. A group of women who love to sing, no auditions required, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays in the Dove of Peace Lutheran Church, 665 W. Roller Coaster Road. Spring programs include Broadway tunes, pop music and old favorites, performed in front of various organizations and retirement communities. For more information, call 888-1737 or 299-1449.
TUNE CATCHERS. The Tune Catchers, an a cappella women's chorus, meets at 7 p.m. Mondays in the music room of the Fountain of Life Lutheran Church, 710 S. Kolb Road. New members are welcome. Call 325-0655 for more information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. The Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association, a volunteer and non-profit association, seeks volunteers to help produce the 13th annual Tucson Folk Festival, scheduled May 2 and 3 in El Presidio Park, downtown. Prospective volunteers should attend organizational meetings at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, between March 24 and April 28. Specific help is needed on newsletter production, membership and grant coordination. Call 749-9970, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, for information.
Out Of Town
ARIZONA FOLKLORE PRESERVE. 44 Ramsey Canyon Road, Hereford. (520) 378-6165. Visit the Arizona Folklore Preserve, and enjoy the wildflower blooms with a special guest artist Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29. Seating is very limited and reservations are required. Call 1-520-378-6165 for reservations and information.
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