As PVCC starts up its Fall 2012 Fine and Performing Arts Season, there are sure to be plenty of events that will appeal to a wide range of artistic styles. Whether your preference is music, theatre or film; there is sure to be an event for you. For information or tickets call the Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at 602.787.7738 or visit us online at www.paradisevalley.edu/cpa.
“Drawings by Saskia Jorda & Joseph Podlesnik” are on display in the Center for the Performing Arts Gallery Aug. 24 – Sept. 28. Jorda uses food to relate cultural identity and Podlesnik creates drawings based on the observation and memory of others. Artist Reception 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 in the CPA Gallery. The CPA Gallery is free and open to the public 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Film Festival @PVCC presents Hispanic Cinema with some of the best films from Mexico, Spain, Cuba, Chile, and Argentina. These films offer an unparalleled glimpse into the cultures of various Hispanic countries in North American, South America and Europe. All Films are at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings in the Center for Performing Arts. Admission is free to all films.
Sept. 5: Sin Nombre tells the story of a Honduran teenager who reunites with her father, giving her a chance to realize her dream of a life in the U.S. Moving to Mexico is the first step in a fateful journey of unexpected events, which include the unlikely befriending of a Mexican gang member also looking for a new life. (Mexico, 2009; R)
Sept. 19: The Devil’s Backbone is Guillermo del Toro’s companion film to Pan’s Labyrinth. This ‘brother’ film to our next screening is set at the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939. 10-year-old Carlos is sent to an orphanage after his father was killed in the war. Slow to be accepted by the other children, he encounters the ghost of a former orphan whose secrets of the past and predictions of the future threaten everyone at the orphanage. (Spain/Mexico, 2001; R)
Grupo Liberdade kicks off the 2012-2013 Saturday Concert Series at PVCC’s Outdoor Amphtheater. The performance features a sampling of World/Ethnic Music including Brazilian Samba with Dancers. The audience is encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for lawn seating. Concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is free. www.grupoliberdade.com.
The Phoenix Opera presents The Three Tenors and One Hot Soprano perform 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, in the Center for the Performing Arts. Thesethree remarkable tenors—Juan Huerta, Francisco Renteria and Guillermo Ontiveros—and Soprano Anna-Lisa Hackett will entertain you with their winning personalities and astonishing voices. Maestro John Massaro, founder of Phoenix Opera, is the concert’s accompanist and the evening’s mistress of ceremonies will be Phoenix Opera’s creative director, Gail Dubinbaum. Admission is $15 for Adults; $12 for Seniors 55-over, $10 for Students/Military, $8 for Children.
The PVCC Faculty Jazz Ensemble features the music of both Miles Davis and John Coltrane, presenting selections from the box set The Complete Columbia Recordings: Miles Davis & John Coltrane. The ensemble presents the duo’s music on Saturday, Sept. 15, in the Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is $12 for Adults; $10 for Seniors; $8 for Students/Military and $6 for Children.
Bus Stop is William Inge’s classic romantic comedy about two young lovers and their struggle to find a place in the world. Originally directed by Harold Clurman in 1955, Bus Stop was nominated for four Tony awards including Best Play. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27-29 and 2 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Studio Theatre/M-East Building. Admission is $10 for Adults; $8 for Seniors; $6 for Students/Military; $4 for Children.