OlD Pueblo Brass Band goes to the opera

It's not often that the opera house meets the brass band.

But on Sunday, Old Pueblo Brass Band is pulling out some opera giants for its concert at Desert Skies United Methodist Church on the far east side.

The program includes brass band arrangements of Guiseppe Verdi's "Sempre Libera" from "La Traviata," the Overture from R. Carlos Gomez's "Il Guarany" and the Intermezzo from Pietro Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana."

Old Pueblo Brass's Alto Horn Trio - Marcia Molter, Dudley Spore and Nancy Johnsen - will perform "Trio Con Brio," a medley of "Nessun Dorma," "Ole Sole Mio," "Brindisi," and "Figaro."

Sunday's concert begins at 3 p.m. at Desert Skies, 3255 N. Houghton Road. Admission is free and donations are accepted. Details: www.oldpueblobrassband.com

UA STudents featured in chamber showcase

Many of the UA student musicians featured in Tuesday's Chamber Music Showcase concert have been preparing for this event all year.

It's a chance for the University of Arizona students to perform in small ensembles where each musician's contribution is integral to the whole. Perfection is the goal and this cast of students is known for consistently delivering.

Tuesday's concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Crowder Hall, North Park Avenue and East Speedway. A pre-concert reception starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

UA Grad Student GIVING final recital

As the spring semester begins to wind down, UA School of Music graduate students are putting the final touches on their requisite solo recitals.

One of the most anticipated will be from Eduardo Minozzi Costa, a doctoral guitar student from Brazil who has woven himself into Tucson's musical fabric.

Costa has performed in a number of Tucson recitals and has taken us along on a journey that included a stop last year at Carnegie Hall.

His final graduate solo recital tonight likely will be his last full Tucson recital, he said.

The recital begins at 7 p.m. today at Holsclaw Hall, North Park Avenue and East Speedway. Admission is free.

Cathalena E. Burch