Performances This Week
CHAMBER MUSIC. UA Centennial Hall, east of Park Avenue on University Boulevard. The Hilliard Ensemble, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir perform Litany-Sacred Music of Mozart & Arvo Pärt at 8 p.m. Friday, October 3. Tickets range from $21 to $33, with discounts for students and children. Call the Centennial Hall box office at 621-3341 for tickets and information.
KIDS CLASSICS. Berger Performing Arts Center. 1200 W. Speedway. 770-3690. The Civic Orchestra of Tucson presents a Kids' Classical Afternoon, featuring 16-year-old violin virtuoso Alexander Woods, on Sunday, October 5. At 2 p.m., kids are invited to the "Musical Petting Zoo" and a pre-concert chat with Woods. The concert begins at 3 p.m. Children will be invited to watch on-stage with the orchestra for the final selection. This special concert is free, with donations gratefully accepted. Call 770-3690 for information.
HARP & SOUL. St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. The Friends of Traditional Music present Robin Huw Bowen playing the Welsh Triple Harp at 8 p.m. Friday, October 3. Bowen will play an assortment of dances and airs from Welsh and Welsh-Gypsy traditions. Advance tickets are $10, $8 for TFTM members, and $2 more at the door. Tickets are available at Hear's Music and Workshop Music. Call 327-1779 for information.
NAKAI QUARTET. PCC Center for the Arts. 2202 W. Anklam Road. The R. Carlos Nakai Quartet performs its unique fusion of Native American flute, Latin rhythms and ethnic jazz at 8 p.m. Friday, October 3. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors and students, available at Dillard's, Hear's Music, and the PCC West Campus box office. Call 206-6988 for information.
TJS ANNIVERSARY. The Tucson Jazz Society celebrates 20 years of bringing jazz to southern Arizona with a Birthday Block Party on Saturday, October 4, at Broadway and Park Avenue. Celebration begins with cake and ice-cream at noon, with music by Jeff Haskell, the Pete Swan Trio, and Crawdaddy-O. There will also be food, an art exhibit, and a jumping castle for the kids. Call the Jazz Hotline at 743-3399 for 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 Dixieland-swing sounds of the Thorsounds Trio at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 9. Admission is $3 for members and children, $6 for non-members. Reservations are required. Call 742-6455 for information.
WILLIE & LOBO. Berger Performing Arts Center. 1200 W. Speedway. 770-3690. Nuevo flamenco, high-energy acoustic gypsy music by Willie and Lobo, with special guest Sunyata, lights up the night at 8 p.m. Friday, October 3. Tickets are $14 and $16, available at Antigone Books and Hear's Music. Call 881-3947 for tickets and information.
AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT. The Catalina Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Enrique Lasansky, announces auditions for the 1997-'98 season. Experienced musicians can call 327-4721 to schedule an audition; or email email@example.com for information.
AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT. The Gaslight Theatre is in search of a drummer. Auditions for this permanent position are beginning now. Send résumé to: The Gaslight Theatre, c/o Nancy LaViola, 7010 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85710.
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.
MASTERWORKS CHORALE. The Tucson Masterworks Chorale invites female and male vocalists to join them for the 1997-'98 season. The first concert will feature Rutter's Gloria, and Pinkham's Christmas Cantata. Call 884-3506 to schedule an audition or for more 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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