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Mozart and Mahler at the height of their powers: Music Director and Conductor George Hanson will lead the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and two stars from the Metropolitan Opera in the MasterWorks Series program, Mozart and Mahler Celebrate Family and Earth. Performance is Friday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte in Tucson. The first half of the program will feature Mozart's SymphonyNo. 35, "Haffner;" Mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford from the Metropolitan Opera and four time Grammy Award winning tenor Anthony Dean Griffey will join the TSO for the second half, GustavMahler's Das Lied von der Erde. Concert Comments, one hour prior to performances, are complimentary with tickets.
Happy New Year! We're pleased to announce an exciting spring season of events at the Poetry Center. Below is a sampling of what we've lined up for you, and you can learn more about the whole season by visiting our calendar of events.
Four years ago the Tucson community and the entire country were stunned by the events that unfolded on the corner just across the street. In the days that followed, Tohono Chul became a refuge and a place of healing for many. On this anniversary, join us in a day of reflection and remembrance and shared kindness. Admission is free with a donation of canned food to the Interfaith Community Services Food Bank, an organization that has been helping seniors, the disabled and families in financial crisis achieve stable, healthy and independent lives for 30 years. They are in need of canned spaghetti sauce, meats, fruits and vegetables, dried pasta, rice, beans, cereal, and peanut butter, jams and jellies — be generous.
Those at the UA who are advancing the medical humanities want to see the arts become more closely integrated with the STEM fields. It's picking up steam.
The Society of Southwestern Authors has awarded Desert Times freelance writer Albert Vetere Lannon second place prize for his essay, “Easy Does It — An Aging Handbook,” and a third place prize for his poem, “Autumn at Kentucky Camp.”
The Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona (CIUA) is excited to present the third Annual Chinese Culture Festival September 20-28, 2014 in Tucson, AZ. This year is the tenth anniversary of the establishment of Confucius Institutes around the world. We will join other Confucius Institutes to hold a Confucius Institute Day as the opening of the 2014 CIUA Chinese Culture Festival. Special lectures on Chinese concepts of time and on Confucius as an historical figure will be presented by faculty from the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona. The theme of this year’s Festival is “Health Promotion and Wellness.” In addition to our annual language competition, culture exhibition, concert, and Chinese martial arts demonstration, we will present a special Chinese food therapy dinner lecture, a professional workshop on traditional Chinese medicine, and a lecture on acupuncture and health by faculty from leading universities of Chinese medicine in China. Tucsonans are guaranteed a rich cultural experience; Last year, over 3000 Arizonans participated in the CIUA Chinese Culture Festival.
Pima Community College Center for the Arts announces its 2014-2015 Season: ENCORE! The new season follows on the back of last season’s record attendance with the goal of delivering an eclectic and interesting selection of Pima’s theatre, music and dance performances; gallery exhibits of contemporary works by national and regional visual artists; and special events worthy of ovation. The Center for the Arts complex, situated on PCC’s West Campus, consists of the Proscenium Theatre, the Black Box Theatre, the Recital Hall and the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery.
Eldon Housley is relatively new to the world of Cowboy poetry, but is by no means new to being a cowboy. Housley, whose poems tell the adventures of his grandson Jake and his dog Buster, is a frequent performer and is making a name for himself as both a poet and singer of “old time cowboy songs.”
Eldon Housley may be new to performing cowboy poetry, but has lived the cowboy lifestyle, including singing cowboy songs, since he was a small boy.
May 15 is the deadline for writers to submit manuscripts for review as part of the 26th annual Pima Writers’ Workshop, May 29-June 1.
The University of Arizona Poetry Center offers continuing education in creative writing and literature through the Classes & Workshops program. Non-credit courses taught by local and visiting writers, including University of Arizona faculty, meet in the evenings and on weekends. Classes offered for Summer 2014 include:
Join us for a poetry reading and book-signing event April 30 with author and PCC writing instructor Kristen Hoggatt at Pima Community College’s Northwest Campus.
Ever dream about becoming an author? Love to write poetry? Want some guidance and encouragement from a professional writer?
Pima Community College's Faculty Speakers’ Series, now in its fourth year, is designed to showcase the expertise and accomplishments of College faculty.
NEW THIS WEEK
Nearly five decades have passed since Jon Sebba saw his friend Yossi Levi killed in the 1967 Arab-Israeli Six-Day War.
The Tucson Symphony Orchestra and conductor George Hanson welcome mezzo Jennifer Johnson Cano for Les Nuits d'été by Berlioz and Ravel's Three Poems of Stéphane Mallarmé. Chamber-orchestra works by Berlioz and Ravel: Poetry in Music, which will also include Berlioz's "Queen Mab Scherzo" from "Roméo et Juliette" and Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin."
Pima Community College will kick-off the first lecture of the spring Speakers’ Series, Tuesday, Feb. 4, with Gene Trester and Lee Lambert’s presentation, “Creating Climates for Learning in 21st Century College Classrooms.”
He had written articles, poetry and English literature, but nothing was more meaningful than his most recent published work of “The Wrights of Vermont”, which delves into revealing the unknown history of his ancestors.