MUSICPerformances This Week
ARIZONA OPERA. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. 791-4266. The Arizona Opera begins its 1997-'98 season with Roméo et Juliette, by Charles Gounod. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, with a 2 o'clock matinee Sunday, October 19. Tickets range from $14 to $56, and are available at all Dillard's, the TCC box office, or by calling 293-4336.
BLUES WEEK. The Tucson Blues Society presents Tucson Blues Week, continuing through October 19. All week long there are free blues events, including the following: noon Brown Bag concerts at the Main Library Plaza, 101 N. Main Ave., with Stefan George on Thursday, October 16; and Yonders Wall on Friday, October 17. Green Valley gets the blues from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 18, with the Blues Katz and Gerry Glombecki. Guy Davis gives blues guitar and songwriting tips from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 18, at the Cushing Street Bar and Grill, 343 S. Meyer Ave. And Blues Week wraps up with performances by Smoky Wilson, the Paul de Lay Band, Sista Monica, Henry Gray and Chico Chism, and Guy Davis on Sunday, October 19, at the Reid Park Bandshell. Call the TBS Hotline at 570-7955 for updates and information.
HOUSE OF BLUES. UA Centennial Hall. University Boulevard, east of Park Avenue. The House of Blues presents New Orleans rocker Dr. John, harmonica virtuoso Charlie Musselwhite, and Delta blues artist Keb' Mo' at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 22. Tickets range from $23 to $36, with half-price tickets for students and children. There is a free, pre-performance talk with Patrick Hskog of the Tucson Blues Society at 6:45 p.m. in Room 101 of the Douglas Building. Tickets are available at all Dillard's outlets, the TCC box office at 791-4266, or the Centennial Hall box office at 621-3341.
INTI-ILLIMANI. UA Centennial Hall. University Boulevard, east of Park Avenue. Chilean folk music ensemble Inti-Illimani performs at 8 p.m. Friday, October 17, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 19. Tickets range from $10 to $24, with half-price tickets for students and children. Tickets are available at all Dillard's outlets, the TCC box office (791-4266), and the Centennial Hall box office (621-3341).
MAKOCHÉ TOUR. TCC Leo Rich Theatre. 260 S. Church Ave. The Makoché tour, featuring American Indian music, stories and dance, comes to Tucson at 8 p.m. Friday, October 17. Performing are Kevin Locke, Andrew Vasquez, and Gary Stroutsos. Tickets are $18, $16 for TFTM members. Tickets are available at Antigone Books, Hear's Music, or by calling 881-3947.
METAMORPHOSEN. TCC Leo Rich Theatre. 260 S. Church Ave. The Arizona Friends of Chamber Music present the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra at 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 22. The program includes works by Sallinen, Coleman, and Tchaikovsky. Call the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music at 298-5806 for tickets and information.
TOHONO TUNES. Tohono Chul Park. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Tohono Chul Park continues its Everything But The Kitchen Sink concert series with the unique rhythms and melodies of Sruti at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 23. Admission is $3 for members and children, $6 for non-members. Reservations are required. Call 742-6455 for information.
UA CHORAL ASSOCIATION. SS Peter & Paul Church. 1436 N. Campbell Ave. The University of Arizona Choral Association, comprised of the University Community Chorus, Symphonic Choir, and Chamber Choir, presents a free fall concert at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, October 19. Call 621-2998 for recorded information.
Out Of Town
ORO VALLEY JAZZ. The town of Oro Valley celebrates the blues with the Oro Valley Jazz Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19, in Dennis Weaver Park. Local blues favorites Lisa Otey, the Jeff Haskell Trio, the University of Arizona Studio Jazz Ensemble, the Rob Wright Dixieland Showband, Red Letter Edition, the Tom Ervin Quintet and Big Band Express will perform. There will be munchies to eat, and plenty of events for the kids with face painting, a jumping castle, clowns and balloons. All events are free. Call the Oro Valley Town Hall at 1-520-297-2591 for information.
AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT. The Gaslight Theatre is in search of a drummer. Auditions for this permanent position are underway. Send résumé to: The Gaslight Theatre, c/o Nancy LaViola, 7010 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85710.
BLUEGRASS BOOGIE. The Desert Bluegrass Association presents its monthly bluegrass jam session at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 19, at the Texas T-Bone Restaurant, 8981 E. Tanque Verde Road. All are invited to play, sing along, or just listen and enjoy!
CALL TO PERFORMERS. The Airport Lounge seeks musicians, performance artists and poets for their Open Mic series from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesdays. Call 882-0400 for information.
THE OLD WEST. Celebrate the lore, literature and music of the American West at the ninth annual Western Music Festival, November 12 through 16. This year's festival will host between 60 and 80 individual and group performers, with free children's activities, a chuckwagon dinner, concert, and dance at Old Tucson Studios. Other highlights include nightly impromptu jam sessions and daily workshops. Call 825-6621 or 744-9484 for information.
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