Old Pueblo Brass adds sass to Foothills mall shopping
If you happen to be shopping at Foothills Mall Friday night and hear a blast of brass coming from the distance, you might want to put your shopping on hold and give a listen.
It will be the Old Pueblo Brass Band blowing out some popular holiday tunes - "Holiday for Trombones," "Rhapsody for Hanukkah," "Pie Jesu," "Orient Express" and some popular carols including "Christmas Song," "White Christmas," "Winter Wonderland" and "Sleigh Ride."
There's no cost to listen, and the devoted musicians who volunteer with the 16-year-old ensemble led by Barbara Chinworth would love the support.
The band, which is the only British-style brass band in Tucson, will start performing at 7 p.m. Friday at the mall, 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd. Details: oldpueblobrassband.com
Cathalena E. Burch
Allegro school show to benefit food bank
The Allegro School of Music will perform a series of concerts Sunday to benefit the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.
Allegro students will perform a variety of musical styles on guitar, piano, violin, bass, drums and vocals in one-hour recitals from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the University of Arizona School of Music's Holsclaw Hall, North Park Avenue and East Speedway.
Admission is free, but nonperishable food items will be collected for the food bank.
Allegro School of Music, 4641 N. First Ave., has been in Tucson 14 years. Details: allegroschoolofmusic.net or call 670-9162.
Cathalena E. Burch
Arizona RePertory Singers to celebrate holidays
Arizona Repertory Singers will celebrate the holidays with "Rejoice and Sing," a series of concerts that feature traditional and contemporary carols including Britten's "Ceremony of Carols."
A highlight of the program will be the premiere of an original, contemporary rendition of the responsorial chant "O magnum mysterium," composed by Grant Jahn, son of the group's music director Jeffry Jahn. The younger Jahn is a music composition major at the University of Arizona.
Concerts will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Benedictine Monastery, 800 N. Country Club Road; and 3 p.m. Sunday at Fountain of Life Lutheran Church, 710 S. Kolb Road.
Tickets, $15, are available online at arsingers.org Details: Call 792-8141.
A bit of Hollywood comes to the Old Pueblo
Movie buffs, prepare to swoon.
Invisible Theatre is presenting "Hollywood Revisited," a song-and-dance performance with the original movie costumes from films made between the 1930s and the 1960s.
Those were the years when costumes were, well, something else.
Greg Schreiner is the man behind this one-time performance slated for 3 p.m. Sunday. He is a big-time collector of movie costumes, as well as curator of Special Collections at the Hollywood Museum in that star-heavy town.
He's also a pianist and will provide the music and narration for "Hollywood Revisited." Joshua Finkel (who also has directed and choreographed this travelling show), Jill Burke, Karen Morrow and Elisa Surmont provide the song and dance while wearing some of the duds originally worn by, among others, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Gene Kelly and Judy Garland.
Tickets to the performance at the Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway, are $42. Call 882-9721 or go to invisibletheatre.com
Cathalena E. Burch Kathleen Allen