MUSICPerformances This Week
ARIZONA OPERA. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. October
9 through 11 only: Lucia di Lammermoor, Gaetano Donizetti's
tragedy based on the gothic novel, The Bride of Lammermoor,
by Sir Walter Scott. Performances are at
CLASSIC ENCOUNTERS SERIES. Centennial Hall, UA campus. 1020 E. University Blvd. UApresents ' first event in the 1998-99 Classic Encounters Series unfurls at 8 p.m. Friday, October 9, when James Galway, internationally regarded virtuoso of classical and popular flute, performs a program of six Bach sonatas accompanied by a quartet of renowned chamber musicians: Phillip Moll on harpsichord, Sarah Cunningham on viola de gamba, Monica Huggett on Baroque violin, and Jeanne Galway on flute. Peter Sheridan of the UA School of Music hosts a free "Arts Encounters" discussion of classical music from 7:15 to 7:45 p.m. before the performance, in Room 102 of the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL), 1100 E. N. Campus Drive. Performance tickets range from $26 to $38, half-price for children 18 and under, and students with ID. UA faculty/staff and UApresents season subscribers receive a 20-percent discount. Call Paula Bleumer at 621-8825 for group sales information. Call 621-3341 for tickets and information.
JAZZ DUO. Bookman's Northwest. 3733 W. Ina Road. 579-0303.
Relax and enjoy an evening of jazz as Susan Artemis and Richard
Sullivan perform a free concert from
JAZZ IN THE VALLEY. The Tucson Jazz Society and the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council (GOVAC) continue their week-long series of jazz concerts, workshops, club dates, and jazz in the schools through October 11. Big Swing Face, a seven-piece playing swing jazz of the '40s and '50s, performs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, October 8, in the Mountain View Country Club at SaddleBrooke, 38759 S. Mountain View Blvd. Tickets are $7 in advance, available at the Country Club (818-1000), Beaver's Band Box, 7918 N. Oracle Road, and Hear's Music, 2508 N. Campbell Ave. They're $9 at the door. Boogie-woogie pianist Arthur Migliazza performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, October 10, at Pusch Ridge Brewery, 5861 N. Oracle Road. Admission is free. A dance concert at the Oro Valley Sheraton El Conquistador Ballroom gathers from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, October 10, featuring the 18-piece Big Band Express; and Swing Street, a seven-piece swing band from Phoenix. Tickets are $10 in advance, available at Beaver's Band Box and Hear's Music; $14 at the door; $10 for TJS members. The series concludes with Jazz Sundae XXI, a free concert celebrating all kinds of jazz, from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, October 11, at the Reid Park DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center. Alto saxophone legend Charles McPherson opens. Also performing: the Tucson Jazz Orchestra, led by Rob Boone; the Lisa Otey Quartet; Aché Pa Ti; and the Swingin' Seven, an all-girl Tucson jazz ensemble. Admission is free. Call the hotline at 743-3399 or the TJS Office at 903-1265 for information.
LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC. UMC DuVal Auditorium. 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Bwiya-Toli presents the music of the indigenous people of Mexico, Chile, and Peru, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 14. A five-person ensemble plays a full range of Latin American instruments, including charanogo, cuatro, guitarron, quena and bombo leguero. Admission is free and parking is available in UMC Visitor's parking garage. Call Nancy Guthrie at 626-7301 for information.
LUIS VILLEGAS AND UNITED NATIONS. Berger Performing Arts Center. 1200 W. Speedway. Luis Villegas and United Nations, with special guests Benedetti and Svoboda, perform at 8 p.m. Friday, October 9. All seating is reserved, and tickets are $12 in advance at Hear's Music, 2508 N. Campbell Ave. Call 795-4494 for information.
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