MUSICEvents This Week
ANDALUSIAN MUSIC. Berger Performing Arts Center. 1200 W. Speedway. UA Center For Middle Eastern Studies presents Al-Andalus in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18. The performance is free, seating is limited to 500. There is a workshop master class prior to the performance from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Social UA Sciences Building, room 100. Call 628-5774 for more information.
ARIZONA FOLKLORE PRESERVE. 44 Ramsey Canyon Road, Hereford. 1 (520) 378-6165. Visit the Arizona Folklore Preserve, where "Arizona's Official Balladeer" Dolan Ellis performs songs from Touch of the Earth, his album of Arizona songs at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19. Seating is very limited and reservations are required. Call 1-520-378-6165 for reservations and information.
ARIAS AND OPERA. St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church. 4625 E. River Road. Gabriela Hermosillo and Antonio Hermosillo give a benefit performance of selections from the operas Carmen, La Traviata, Don Giovanni, the classical music pieces of Chopin and Jorda and the Mexican music of Agusta Lara, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18. Tickets are $10. Call 743-7298 or 321-4725 for tickets and information.
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA. Centennial Hall. 1020 E. University Blvd. In Concert: The Israel Camarata Jerusalem Chamber Orchestra performing the music of Shostakovich, Kopytman and Mozart under the direction of conductor Avner Biron at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 19. Tickets are $33, $21 and $16. 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.
FOOTHILLS WOMEN'S CHORUS. Berger Performing Arts Center. 1200 W. Speedway. The Foothills Women's Chorus presents their 14th Annual Spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19. A donation of $5 per person will be collected at the door. Call 299-1449 for information.
MAGNET SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT. Tucson High School Auditorium. 400 N. Second Ave. The Tucson High School Magnet School Jazz Band, Concert Band, Cadet Band and Steel Drum Band perform classical, jazz, calypso and concert band music in a free spring concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22. Call 617-7520 for information.
MARIACHI AND FOLKLORICO CONCERT. Sunnyside High School. 1725 E. Bilby Road. Sunnyside High School presents the seventh annual Noche de las Estrellas mariachi and folklorico concert, featuring a variety of regional mariachi and folklorico groups, from 6:45 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18. Tickets are $5, free for children under 5. Call 741-2500 for information.
MUSIC ARTS SERIES. Saguaro Christian Church. 8302 E. Broadway. In Anticipation of the Tucson Mariachi Conference the Saguaro Christian Church presents Mariachi Saldivar in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19. There is a suggested donation of $3 per person. Call 296-5901 for information.
NORM MACDONALD. Centennial Hall. 1020 E. University Blvd. Rising Star Entertainment presents Norm MacDonald in concert at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22. Tickets are $12, $10 for UA students with ID. 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.
PLAZA SUITE SPRING SERIES. St. Philip's Plaza. 4380 N. Campbell Ave. The Tucson Jazz Society Plaza Suite Series continues from 5 to 8 p.m. each Sunday in April, and from 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays in May. This week's performance is by Grammy winner Dee Dee Bridgewater and her trio. Call the Jazz hotline at 743-3399 for recorded information.
SLONAKER SERIES. Slonaker House, Second Street east of Park Avenue. UA music students offer free, brown-bag performance from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. For more information, call 626-7183.
TOM PAXTON AND CHARLIE KING. Berger Performing Arts Center. 1200 W. Speedway. Folk singer/songwriters Tom Paxton and Charlie King perform in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, April 17. Advance tickets are $13 reserved seating, $10 general admission, available at Hear's Music, Antigone Books. Tickets at the door are $2 more. Call 327-4809 for tickets and information.
TOP OF THE POPS. DeMeester Band Shell. 22nd Street and Country Club Road. The Civic Orchestra of Tucson presents Pops Concert Under the Stars, a free concert featuring music from the Wizard of Oz, top of the pops and other all-time favorites at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 19. Don't forget to bring the lawnchair and the blanket. Call 791-9246 for information.
UA FACULTY SERIES. UA Crowder Hall, southeast corner of Speedway and Park Avenue. The UA Faculty Artist Series continues with performances by Robert Swenson, bel canto tenor, and Paul Fran, piano at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19 at Crowder Hall. Join the pre-performance "Concert Talk" at 2:15 p.m. in Music Room 162. The Faculty Artist ensemble The Johnson/Kirkbride/Woods Trio performs at 8 p.m. Monday, April 20, at Crowder Hall with a pre-concert talk at 7:15 p.m. in Music Room 162. Tickets for both performances are $10 general, $8 for UA faculty and staff, $5 for seniors and students. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts box office, 621-1162. Call MusiCall at 621-2998 for recorded information.
DESERT BLUEGRASS JAM. The Desert Bluegrass Association holds its monthly jam at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at the Texas T-Bone Restaurant, 8981 E. Tanque Verde Road. Play, sing along, or just listen. All are welcome. Call 881-7147 for information.
GOODTIME SINGERS AUDITIONS. 3670 N. Stone Ave. The Tucson Goodtime Singers are holding auditions for women's four-part harmony at 6:45 p.m. every Tuesday in April and May. Call 790-1813 for 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, through April 28. Specific help is needed on newsletter production, membership and grant coordination. Call 749-9970, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, for information.
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