Arts notes

2013-01-24T00:00:00Z Arts notes Arizona Daily Star
January 24, 2013 12:00 am

new music director at St. philip's performs

St. Philip's in the Hills' new music director, Woosug Kang, will introduce himself during an organ recital at 7 p.m. Friday at the church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.

The performance, on the church's celebrated Holtkamp organ, is presented by St. Philip's Friends of Music, which presents a full slate of classical community concerts.

Kang's performance of "Sacred Music and Beyond" will feature works by French composer Charles Tournemire; Australian Graeme Koehne; Douglas Muews Sr. of New Zealand; and American William Albright.

Kang, who is working on his doctorate degree in organ performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, was named St. Philip's music director in July. He earned his master's degree from Yale and served several churches in Connecticut.

Kang is a native of New Zealand and earned his bachelor's degree from Auckland University. He has been an active organ recitalist in the United States, New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Admission to Friday's recital is a $15 suggested donation to St. Philip's Friends of Music, which uses the proceeds to support its concert series and musical educational outreach efforts.

Latin american music symposium begins at UA

The University of Arizona School of Music will explore Latin American music at its fourth international symposium.

The school is teaming up with the UA School of Dance, Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry, Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and Department of History for "Complexities of Cultural Representation in the Performance of Latin American Music" beginning today. The symposium will include presenters from Mexico, Venezuela, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Paraguay, Brazil, Cuba and the United States sharing insights and performances on a range of Latin American music and cultural influences.

The symposium, which runs through Saturday, includes performances and talks at the Stevie Eller Dance Theater, 1713 E. University Blvd., on the UA campus. It costs $20 to attend the daytime symposium events by registering at goo.gl/MdkHh online. Evening performances are $9, $7 for UA employees and seniors, and $5 for students at the door or through tickets.arizona.edu

Lectures, recitals and workshops will be held throughout the day Friday and Saturday at the UA School of Dance.

Evening performances:

• Festive concert of Latin American music, 7:30 p.m. today, with Merrie Siegel, principal flutist of the Northwest Symphony Orchestra; John Milbauer, UA associate professor of piano; and University of Costa Rica professors Orquídea Guandique on viola and Fernando Zúñiga on piano.

• Zarzuela performance - "El Duo de la Africana en Tucson," 7:30 p.m. Friday. Performance of the celebrated comic Zarzuela by M. F. Caballero with additional music by Lecuona, Morales, Roig, Elorduy and Morel de Campos.

• Choral and instrumental performance featuring the Arizona Choir under conductor Bruce Chamberlain, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Will include the U.S. premiere of a set of "villancicos" by Spanish sacred music composer Gregorio Remanch that were recently rescued from oblivion by musicologist Edgar Calderón Alcántar. He transcribed the original manuscripts housed in the archives of the Conservatorio de las Rosas in Morelia, according to a press release.

Feel the love at the Arivaca Studio Tour

Arivaca is a small town - population about 700 - but it has a big love for art.

And Saturday you can feel the love at the Arivaca Artists' Studio Tour.

Thirteen artists will be on hand as you tour through nine studios and two galleries. They create sculptures, paintings, ceramics and mixed-media pieces.

Arivaca is about 60 miles south of Tucson - take Interstate 19 to the Arivaca exit. Tickets to the tour are $10, Buy them in advance at 1-520-591-0852.

Play about AA founders stops in old Pueblo

Bill W. and Dr. Bob - no last names, please -were heavy drinkers. Not just heavy drinkers. Drunks.

And they both wanted a way out of the abyss.

How they did it is detailed in the traveling show, "Pass it On ... An Evening with Bill W. & Dr. Bob," which makes a two-night stop in Tucson this weekend, courtesy of Compass Behavioral Health Care.

The two men met in Akron, Ohio, in 1935, and together they put together the effective Alcoholics Anonymous organization, designed to help those addicted to alcohol and other substances.

Apparently they had quite a few stories to tell, and we'll hear some of those in the Tucson shows.

Portraying the title characters are Gary Kimble and Richard Springle, who have traveled the country with the show for the past four years. Proceeds from the event benefit Compass.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the auditorium at St. Gregory College Preparatory School, 3231 N. Craycroft Road. Tickets are $20 and are available at compasshc.org or 628-3371.

Muralists' works to be displayed at hotel

Joe Pagac's ever-changing murals don't grace the side of the Rialto anymore, due to building downtown.

Enter Hotel Congress.

On Saturday, the hotel's lobby and Cup Cafe will feature a show of works by Pagac and fellow artist Shana Zimmerman. There is an opening reception 6-9 p.m. Saturday.

Pagac's figurative works pack color and a sense of humor; there's a soft, story-telling aspect to Zimmerman's paintings.

The show will be up for 60 days. The hotel is at 311 E. Congress St. 622-8848.

Cathalena E. Burch Kathleen Allen Kathleen Allen Kathleen Allen

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