MUSICPerformances This Week
FESTIVAL OF CAROLS. Christ Community Church. 7801 E. Kenyon Drive. Enjoy the traditional Festival of Carols Friday through Sunday, December 11 through 13. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday, and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $6, $3 for children and are available at Christ Community Church. Call 296-8501 for information.
BOOKMAN'S MUSICAL SHOWCASE. 1930 E. Grant Road. 325-5767. Jazz Saxophonist Ron Wagner performs Christmas Tunes from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 13. Admission is free.
COMMUNITY CONCERTS. Borders Books and Music. 4235 N. Oracle Road. 292-1331. Enjoy an evening of holiday piano music with Emmerson Bartlome at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 10. J.J. Jazz performs smooth jazz sounds at 5 p.m. Friday, December 11. Carol Grotegut plays penny whistle holiday music at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 12. Representatives from the Catalina Chamber Orchestra present a Messiah Preview at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 12. Ron Durback plays classical holiday piano music at 11 a.m. Sunday, December 13. Sonoran Consort, a classical improv group, performs at 5 p.m. Sunday, December 13. Sam Taylor and Heather Hardy take the stage at 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, followed by the Kokopelli Quartet at 7:30 p.m.
BRASS UNLIMITED. Centennial Hall. UA Campus. Brass Unlimited presents their World Premiere Holiday Concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 13. Tickets range from $10 to $25, and are available at Dillard's and the Centennial Hall box offices, or by calling 1-602-503-5555.
BEAUSOLEIL AND BLACK LEATHER. Rialto Theatre. 318 E. Congress St. 529-0356. WXSW presents a cajun, creole, and zydeco dance party featuring Beausoleil with Michael Doucet, and Black Leather Zydeco, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 12. Advance tickets are $16, available at Hear's Music, The Book Mark, Border's and Yikes Toys. Tickets at the door are $18.
CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF TUCSON. Armory Park Senior Center. 220 S. Fifth Ave. The Orchestra performs a Concert of Holiday and Festive Music at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 13. Donations are requested for use in the Civic Orchestra Music Education Programs.
DESERT VOICES. PCC Proscenium Theatre. 2202 W. Anklam Road. Desert Voices presents its 10th annual holiday concert, Traditions, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, December 11 and 12. Advance tickets are $12 and $10, available at Antigone Books, Tucson Trunk and Unique on Central; tickets at the door are $15. Call 791-9662 for information.
FOOTHILLS PHIL. Catalina Foothills High School Auditorium. 4300 E. Sunrise Drive. Enjoy a concert by the Foothills Phil, conducted by Laszlo Veres, at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 13. Tickets are $3 at the door or by calling Judi Botwin at 577-5304.
GUADALUPE VESPERS. Mission San Xavier. 1950 W. San Xavier Road. The Guadalupe Vespers present Camerata Tucson: Mexican Early Music at 8 p.m. on Friday, December 11. There is a suggested donation of $15 at the door. Call 740-1851 for information.
HOLIDAY CELEBRATION. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. The Tucson Girls Chorus presents their annual holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 12. Tickets are $7 at the door. Call 577-6064 for information.
HOLIDAY CONCERT. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. The Tucson Boys Chorus performs their holiday concert at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 13. Tickets are $10 and $8 and are available at all TCC Outlets and the Boys Chorus Office. Call 296-6277 for information.
SENIOR VOICE RECITAL. Holsclaw Recital Hall. Fine Arts Complex, Speedway and Park. William Tiep and Wendy Nicholls perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 10.
SERENATA NAVIDENA 1998. Tucson Convention Center. 260 S. Church Ave. Elias Entertainment Group, Inc. presents Serenata Navideña at 5 p.m. Sunday, December 13. Tickets are available at all Dillard's outlets, the TCC box office, or by calling 1-800-637-1006.
SOUNDING JOY. UA Crowder Hall. Southeast corner of Speedway and Park Avenue. The University-Community Chorus performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, December 11. Tickets are $7, $5 for students.
STREET FAIR CELEBRATION. Mat Bevel Institute. 530 N. Stone Ave. Fifth World Productions and KXCI-FM present an evening of music and more featuring Spirit Union Revival, Scott Huckabay, The Living Folklore Medicine , Poppets Presents and other special guests. Doors open at 8 p.m., and admission is $5 to $7.
WIND ENSEMBLE. PCC Proscenium Theatre. 2202 W. Anklam Road. The PCC Wind Ensemble presents their Holiday Instrumental Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 13. Tickets are $4, $3 for students and seniors.
WORLD BEAT CONCERT. Zenith Center. 330 E. Seventh St. Mandala performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, December 11. Admission is $5 at the door. Call 623-3620 for information.
CALL TO MUSICIANS. The Arizona Art Gallery and Event Center is accepting names, music styles, informal demo tapes, and contact information for an "Open Mic" series running through January. Send information to AZ Gallery, P.O. Box 36318, Tucson, AZ 85740.
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.
STRING PLAYERS WANTED. The Civic Orchestra of Tucson, a 60-piece volunteer symphony orchestra starting its 24th season, needs violin, viola, cello, and especially bass players. Come to a rehearsal and get acquainted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. Call the director, Dr. Kreloff, at 325-3002 for information or to audition.
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