Dr. Mark Nelson

Dr. Mark Nelson will hold a tuba recital at Pima Community College. 

Pima Community College Music presents Alex Cardieri and Friends in a piano recital featuring popular music

what: PCC Music – Alex Cardieri Piano & Friends

where: PCC Center for the Arts Recital Hall, West Campus, 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85709.

when: Sunday, April 12 at 3 p.m.

tickets: $8 with discounts available

information: 520-206-6986, centerforthearts@pima.edu

PCC Music presents Alex Cardieri in a faculty lecture recital featuring popular music in America. The program includes movie soundtrack themes, and works of George Gershwin, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Elton John, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and the Beatles.

Cardieri has been a music educator since 1979. He is presently a music specialist at the Sunnyside Unified School District, adjunct music instructor at Pima Community College, and former pianist at Anthony’s in the Catalinas Restaurant (Tucson). In addition he owns and operates, along with his wife Filis, a wedding music and DJ service. Cardieri holds a bachelor’s of music in piano and master’s of music in music theory from the Manhattan School of Music. He was awarded the O.M. Hartsell Excellence in Teaching Music Award in 2003, is a co-writer of the Arizona K-8 General Music Standards 2006, past president of the Arizona Society for General Music and past executive board member of the Arizona Music Educators Association. In the summer of 2013, Cardieri worked as a volunteer for a Broadway Theater Camp where he served as rehearsal pianist/accompanist in four full-scale productions of the hit show “Once Upon A Mattress.” He presently performs piano dinner music Saturday evenings at the Verona Italian Restaurant (Tucson).

Pima Community College Center for the Arts is located on the West Campus at 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson (just west of downtown). For ticket information contact the box office at 206-6986, www.pima.edu/cfa or centerforthearts@pima.ed

Pima Community College Music presents Dr. Mark Nelson Tuba Recital

what: PCC Music - Dr. Mark Nelson Tuba Recital

where: PCC Center for the Arts Recital Hall, West Campus, 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85709.

when: Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m.

tickets: $8 with discounts available

information: 520-206-6986, centerforthearts@pima.edu, http://www.pima.edu/cfa

PCC Music presents Dr. Mark Nelson in his annual faculty tuba recital. The program includes the following music selections: “Every Day an Alleluia” by Barbara York for euphonium, tuba, and piano; “Naked Tuba” for unaccompanied tuba by Anne McGinty; “Conversations” for French horn, trombone and tuba by Elizabeth Raum, “Buenos Recuerdos” (Good Memories) for tuba and piano by Adriana Figueroa Mañas (written especially for this recital); “Three More Furies” for unaccompanied tuba by James Grant; and an arrangement by Øystein Baadsvik of the “Flute Sonata No. 2” by Johann Sebastian Bach for tuba and piano.

Nelson is an internationally recognized tuba soloist who has premiered and championed over thirty new works for tuba including a double concerto for tuba, euphonium and wind ensemble he performed in Austria in 2012. He has played recitals and held master classes in many states and several countries, and is active as a member of the board of directors for the International Tuba Euphonium Association. He has two solo tuba CD recordings and has given recitals on a yearly basis since 1975.

Pima Community College Center for the Arts is located on the West Campus at 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson (just west of downtown). For ticket information contact the box office at 206-6986, www.pima.edu/cfa or centerforthearts@pima.edu

Pima Community College Theatre Arts presents THE MANDRAKE, a comedy about love and lust

what: PCC theatre arts - THE MANDRAKE

where: PCC Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre, West Campus, 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85709

when: April 16-26, Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. ASL interpreters 4/23 at 7:30 p.m.

tickets: general admission $15 with discounts available

information: centerforthearts@pima.edu, www.pima.edu/cfa, 206-6986

PCC theatre arts presents Niccolo Machiavelli’s THE MANDRAKE. Directed by Dr. Deborah Davis in the intimate space of the Black Box Theatre, where the actors and audience intermingle in a piazza of 16th century Florence, Italy.

This delightful comedy combines Machiavelli’s philosophy "the ends justify the means" with the exploits of lovers, liars and fools. THE MANDRAKE satirizes the escapades of a young man of the upper class who becomes helplessly infatuated with a beautiful and virtuous woman, who happens to be inconveniently married to an elderly and gullible aristocratic lawyer. With the help of a manipulative servant, a scheming mother, a corrupt priest and a certain aphrodisiacal plant the plan unfolds to seduce the lady for his own. One thing leads to another and everybody gets what he/she wants. The play’s political references are just as relevant today, as in Renaissance Italy.

According to director Davis, “The first and most persistent view of Machiavelli is that of a teacher of evil. After all, many characters and politicians are labeled ‘Machiavellian’ for a reason. But from another point of view, we could observe Machiavelli as a recorder of human nature. He shows us just how multi-faceted we really are and how, when placed in certain situations, we actually behave.” 

She added, “The world of The Mandrake encapsulates the energy and synergy of the Italian Renaissance where the audience and actors become part of the Cinquecento. We are all a part of the action. As Machiavelli’s brilliant comedy shows us, art, politics, religion and humanity are inseparable.”

The Pima Community College Center for the Arts is located on West Campus at 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson (just west of downtown). For ticket information contact the box office at 206-6986 or centerforthearts@pima.edu.

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