Happy Birthday Bach! Now let's eat cake
Today is Johann Sebastian Bach's 328th birthday, and Dove of Peace Lutheran Church is celebrating.
On Sunday, they'll be serving the composer's music with some cake on the side, featuring an assembly of Tucson's finest classical musicians.
Members of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Tucson Chamber Artists and the Kingfisher String Quartet will perform an all-Bach concert that includes his Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, featuring TSO violinists Ellen Chamberlain and Benjamin Nisbet.
The concert begins at 2 p.m. at Dove of Peace, 665 W. Roller Coaster Road. Admission is free but donations are accepted to benefit Pima County Interfaith Council.
Past concerts have filled up fast, so organizers are encouraging people to arrive early. Details: Call 887-5127.
UA electro percussion group in concert today
The University of Arizona's all electronic percussion ensemble CrossTalk is plugging in with its concert tonight at Crowder Hall.
CrossTalk, under the direction of UA prof and well-traveled percussionist Norman Weinberg, bills itself as the world's first totally electronic percussion ensemble. The nine-member group's musical arsenal includes popular and custom-designed electronic percussion systems.
Today's concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Crowder, North Park Avenue and East Speedway. Admission is $5. Details: crosstalk.arizona.edu
Miss TSO this season? Catch It on KUAT
KUAT Classical 90.5 FM will begin broadcasting concerts from the Tucson Symphony Orchestra's 2012-13 season on April 7.
Classical 90.5 personality Ted Prichard will host the 13-week run of concerts from the orchestra's Classical and MasterWorks series. It launches with the season-opening Eroica Trio performance of Beethoven's Triple Concerto.
KUAT will broadcast each of the 13 concerts twice a week - at 3 p.m. Sundays and 9 p.m. Thursdays. The broadcasts will include commentary and interviews with TSO musicians and Conductor/Music Director George Hanson.
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Safos' annual dance concert this weekend
Poetry and music join dance with Safos Dance Theatre's fourth annual concert.
Called "Vignettes," the performance will include site specific dance, music by Jordane Lafitte, works by local writers, and some visual arts pieces.
Safos, with choreographer Yvonne Montoya at the helm, is a modern dance company committed to using contemporary art forms that reflect the multiethnic communities of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.
Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the House of Neighborly Service, 243 W. 33rd St. in South Tucson. A donation of $2-$14 is suggested. www.safosdance.org