Performances This Week
ARIZONA OPERA. Tucson Convention Center Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. 791-4266. The Arizona Opera continues its 1996 season with Mozart's The Magic Flute. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 2 p.m. Saturday the 16. Tickets range from $14 to $56 and are available at all Dillard's, the TCC box office, or by calling 621-2222.
BROWN BAG CONCERTS. Enjoy lunch time tunes Tucson Arts District style every Tuesday through Thursday. From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. November 14, enjoy music with The Western Music Association, at the gazebo in La Placita Plaza; from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, November 15-16; The Entertainers liven up lunch at the gazebo from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 19; catch live Mariachi music at El Centro Cultural De Las Americas from noon to 1 p.m. at the Brown House, 40 W. Congress St. on Wednesday, November 20. These concerts are free and open to the public. Call the Tucson Arts District at 624-9977 for information.
EASTSIDE ARTISTS SERIES. Christ Church United Methodist. 655 N. Craycroft Road. 327-1116. The Eastside Artists Series continues at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 17, with a concert by members of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. They will perform pieces by Bach, Moyse, Kuhlau, Telemann and Jeff Panther. Admission is $5 at the door.
GREG BROWN IN CONCERT. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-4875. Singer-songwriter Greg Brown performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 17. Tickets are $14 and $12, with $2 off discounts for TKMA, TFTM and KXCI members. Tickets are available at Hear's Music, Loco Records, Antigone Books, Rainbow Moods, and by phone. Call 881-3947 or 327-4809 for tickets and information.
LEO KOTTKE PERFORMS. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-4875. Self-taught guitar master Leo Kottke returns to Tucson for a performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 16. Opening the show will be dobro guitar virtuoso Jerry Douglas. Tickets range from $24 to $20, and are available at Hear's Music, Loco Records, Antigone Books, Rainbow Moods, and by phone. Call 881-3947 or 327-4809 for tickets and information.
MARMALADE LUNCH. DuVal Auditorium, University Medical Center. 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Bring your lunch for a free concert from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, with Clarinet Marmalade. They will perform the swinging sounds of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and other jazz favorites.
TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA. Southwest Center For Music. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220. Folk favorites Trout Fishing In America perform at 8 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. Saturday, November 16 and 17. Their spontaneous humor and mix of blues, reggae, classic rock and more will surely please. The Saturday show is a special concert for kids (of all ages) and will include their songs Boiled Okra and Spinach and 18 Wheels On a Big Rig. Tickets for the Friday performance are $14 advance, with $2 discounts for TKMA members. Advance tickets for Saturday's show are $5, $1 more at the door. Tickets are available at Hear's Music, The Folk Shop, and at Kid's Center for the Saturday performance. Call 884-1220 for information.
UNIVERSITY MUSIC. Crowder Hall, UA campus, located at the south end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway east of Park Avenue. The University of Arizona bogies with three concerts this week. The UA Percussion Ensemble performs a free concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 14. Sizzling soprano Faye Robinson performs at 8 p.m. Monday, November 18. Tickets are $10, $8 for staff, $5 for students/seniors, and are available at the Fine Arts box office, 621-1162. Hear classics to the Count at the AZ JazzII concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 19. This free concert will include a wide variety of styles from classic jazz arrangements to Count Basie and others. Call 621-2998 for information.
BISBEE CABARET. The 55 Main Gallery hosts an informal Coffee House "Cabaret Unplugged" from 8 to 10 p.m. every Friday. This free, open mike event provides musicians, poets, vocalists, entertainers and listeners with a relaxed atmosphere. Format is acoustic. Call for information or to reserve a performance time slot. Call (520) 432-4694 for information.
CARE TO PLAY? The Screening Room. 127 E. Congress St. 622-2262. Attention acoustic, jazz, folk, pop, country and "cool breeze" musicians: The Screening Room needs your talents for a new "theater concert series." Interested local musicians are invited to call the theater at 622-2262; or Rachel Sharp at 881-8425 for information.
CELTIC MUSIC JAM. The Folk Shop. 2525 N. Campbell Ave. 881-7147. Join in the fun from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, at an old-time and Celtic music jam. Everyone is welcome, with practiced players invited to join in.
STELLAR MUSIC. Stellar Cellar Tea Room. 3335 E. Grant Road. 881-7559. Bring your favorite acoustic instrument to the cellar at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays for their open mike acoustic night. Arrive early to sign up. Beverages and snacks are available. Call 881-7559 for information.
Out Of Town
LOVE OF MUSIC. The Bisbee Woman's Club continue their For the Love of Music series with a Native American and Classical flute performance at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 16, at the Bisbee Woman's Club Hall on Quality Hill in Old Bisbee. Tickets are available at the door for $7. Call (520) 432-7217 for information.
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