Fall 2018 Film Festival at PVCC

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August 29th, 2018 : Jean De Florette

6:30 p.m. | Free Admission

Center for Performing Arts

City-dweller Jean de Florette (Gerard Depardieu - Cyrano De Bergerac, Green Card) moves his family to the Provence countryside in the 1920s to forge a new life as a farmer. But his proud, cocky neighbouring rival Le Papet (Yves Montand - Wages Of Fear, Manon Des Sources) schemes with his simple-minded nephew Ugolin (Daniel Auteuil - Queen Margot, Manon Des Sources) to acquire some nearby land ensuring the novice owner never discovers an all-important natural spring on the property. Claude Berri's stunning adaptation of the acclaimed Marcel Pagnol novel is the winner of numerous international awards and one of the world's most popular foreign language films.


September 12th, 2018 : The Day I Saw Your Heart

6:30 p.m. | Free Admission

Center for Performing Arts

Families are complicated... Especially when Eli, the father, who's about to be 60, is expecting a baby with his new wife. Upon hearing this news, his two grown daughters, Dom, who is trying to adopt, and Justine, who flits from one boyfriend to the next, are shocked. To get closer to Justine, whom he has never gotten along with, Eli has the bright idea of making friends with all of her exes...without her knowledge. But when Justine falls in love again and Eli is about to ruin everything, this family is on the verge of falling apart. Will they all be able to make peace before it's too late?


September 26th, 2018 : Les Cowboys

6:30 p.m. | Free Admission

Center for Performing Arts

A father sets out to find his missing daughter with the help of his son. You're quite the artsy one, aren't you? Fandango MOVIECLIPS FILM FESTIVALS & INDIE TRAILERS is the destination for...well, all things related to Film Festivals & Indie Films. If you want to keep up with the latest festival news, art house openings, indie movie content, film reviews, and so much more, then you have found the right channel.


October 3rd, 2018 : Les Cowboys

6:30 p.m. | Free Admission

Center for Performing Arts

In the still of the night, three lives are about to cross...a woman abandoned, a stranger awaiting his chance and, a best-selling author who imagines the thriller of the year. Deceptively layered and intriguingly misleading, this highly anticipated new film from Oscar-winning director Claude Lelouch (A MAN AND A WOMAN) stars Dominique Pinon and Fanny Ardant as an unlikely pair caught up in a game with high stakes -- and deadly consequences.

PVCC x PVUSD Art Exhibit

 Artist: Emma Pachesky 

Artist: Emma Pachesky 

Please join us in celebrating the work of accomplished students in the Paradise Valley Unified School District. Featuring a variety of media from painting, drawing, cut paper and ceramic sculpture, students from Paradise Valley High School, Pinnacle High School and the North Valley Arts Academies display their individual perspectives and technical skills. 

Each work is unique in its theme and composition, and ranges from the surreal to the hyperrealistic. Artwork selected for this exhibit demonstrates the scope of students' experience and interests while forming a collective vision of the future art world.

 

EMERGING ARTISTS FROM PV SCHOOLS
PVCC's Center for the Performing Arts Gallery
June 11 - July 1, 2018
FREE ADMISSION 

RECEPTION
Thursday, June 21st 5:30-7:30pm
Reception attendees are also invited to attend a free preview of PVCC's summer musical: PETER AND THE STAR CATCHER at 7:30p.m. 


Center for the Performing Arts Gallery Hours Operation:

June 11-14 1030am-630pm

June 18-22 1030am-630pm

June 23 5-10pm

June 24 12-5pm

June 25-29 1030am-630pm

June 30 5-10pm

July 1 12-5pm


For additional information about the art exhibit or to schedule a visit, contact the PVCC Box Office at (602) 787-7738 or via e-mail at boxoffice@paradisevalley.edu.

 

 

No Experience Necessary: Free Music Workshops at PVCC

The music department at Paradise Valley Community College is pleased to present an exciting series of hands-on musical opportunities for students, staff and members of the community. All events in this series are FREE and only require an interest to learn something new and have fun.

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MONDAY EVENINGS: COMMUNITY SING!

6:30 - 8:30 pm | CPA 115 Music Room | June 4, 11, 18, 25

June 4th: The Beatles

June 11th : Selections from Broadway

June 18th: Selections from Disney

June 25th: Selections from Popular Music


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MONDAY EVENINGS: THE ART OF AUDIO MIXING AND REMIXING

6:30 - 8:30 pm | CPA 120 Music Lab | June 4, 11, 18, 25

June 4th: How to do a remix featuring remixed by Beyonce, Katy Perry & U2 - John Keenan

June 11th : Mixing acoustic instruments - Brett Reed

June 18th: Production elements and beat-making for radio-friendly songs - John Keenan

June 25th: Modern drum sounds: mixing with samples - Brett Reed


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TUESDAY EVENINGS: BRAZILIAN DRUM AND DANCE

6:30 - 8:30 pm | KSC 1000 | June 5, 12, 19, 26

Learn to play, sing and dance to the exciting rhythms of Brazil. All drums provided.


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WEDNESDAY EVENINGS: MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

6:30 - 8:30 pm | CPA 120 Music Lab | June 6, 13, 20, 27

June 6th: Analog and Modular Synthesis I

June 13th: Analog and Modular Synthesis II

June 20th: Interactive Multimedia Art and Handmade Electronic Music 

June 27th: Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video Games


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THURSDAY EVENINGS: FILM SCORING ANALYSIS

6:30 - 8:30 pm | CPA 120 Music Lab | June 7, 14, 21, 28

June 7th: The origin of film music. Why music?

June 14th: Diagetic vs. non-diagetic sound

June 21st: Hollywood sound: John Williams (film scoring analysis)

June 28th: The use of leitmotifs as both narrative and structural device (music-dramatic)


For additional information about the NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY events and workshops, please call (602) 787-6596 for information, or e-mail music@paradisevalley.edu.

Guinness World Record Set at PVCC

On Wednesday, March 21st PVCC Ceramics held a Guinness World Record attempt for number of pots thrown in one hour by an individual. Ceramic artist Jim Calhoun and PVCC Faculty David Bradley attempted to break the 159 pots record. David Bradley threw 146, and Jim Calhoun set a new record at 193 pots. The 350 pots thrown that day are being glazed, fired and sold to benefit the Natalia Lantseva Ceramic Scholarship fund at PVCC. Congratulations to Jim Calhoun of Calhoun Stoneware Hand Thrown on a new Guinness World Record!

 

 

 

This Week at PVCC: December 4th, 2017

THE CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS GALLERY — THE MONTH OF DECEMBER

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The Center for the Performing Arts Gallery at Paradise Valley Community College is pleased to 

announce Tracing Absence: Work by Jessica Palomo. The artwork will be on view from November 2 - December 18, 2017. The reception is December 6, at 6:30pm. The reception is open to the public; light refreshments will be served. The CPA Gallery is open and free to the public, Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm. Parking is available on the NE side of the CPA.

Jessica Palomo’s work is a response to the grief of losing a loved one, a trauma that can overload and fracture the conscious mind, causing a shattered emotional state. Through abstraction and mark-making, she explores the dynamics of this ruptured reality that place identity and emotion in a liminal, ambiguous space.


FALL CONCERT WEEK AT PVCC — FREE ADMISSION

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PVCC Women's Chorus, Monday Jazz Combo and Composers/Improvisors Big Band

Monday, December 4th at 7:30pm. CPA Mainstage Theater. Free Admission.


PVCC Community Concert Band and Wednesday "Little" Big Band (Jazz)
Wednesday, December 6th at 7:30pm. CPA Mainstage Theater. Free Admission.

PVCC Brazilian Percussion Ensemble, Cello Ensemble, String Ensemble, Flute Ensemble
Thursday December 7th at 7:30pm. CPA Mainstage Theater. Free Admission.


STUDENT DIRECTED ONE ACT PLAYS (ONE WEEKEND ONLY)

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December 7th, 8th and 9th at 7:30pm; December 10th at 2:00pm.
Studio Theater/M‐East Building. $5 Admission.

Advanced Directing Student Shows: "More To Love"  
• "Quite A Stunner" written and directed by Joey Whelan.
• "The Open Door" written by Alfred Sutro and directed by Taylor McMurray.
• "Forsaken" written by Kitt Lavoie and directed by Jordyn Drake.

Click HERE to purchase tickets online


PVCC FACULTY JAZZ ENSEMBLE — LIVE IN CONCERT

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Sunday, December 10th, 12:00pm-2:00pm. Desert Ridge Marketplace. Free Admission.

Desert Ridge Marketplace is pleased to present a Sunday Jazz Series with Paradise Valley Community College. Proudly sponsored by the Musical Instrument Museum, the series explores the rich musical traditions of various jazz composers and genres. Held on September 10th, October 8th and December 10th from 12-2pm on the MainStage at the Mall, the Jazz Series is led by PVCC music faculty Dr. Brett Reed and features PVCC instructors in the ensemble.


Balkan Art Documentary by Professor David Bradley

This summer Professor David Bradley spent a month touring Bosnia and Herzegovina as part of a Fulbright Hays faculty development program. One of 16 high school and community college educators from Arizona, the program was designed to increase awareness of European Muslim culture and art in order to incorporate that understanding in PVCC course curricula.

During his stay Professor Bradley visited galleries, met artists and saw street art in Sarajevo that commented on the war and widespread corruption in the Bosnian government. Intrigued by this theme, he returned to the region in October for another month to interview artists and gather examples of art around social justice themes to present to PVCC students. The footage from this multimedia sabbatical project has now developed into a documentary film. 

When Professor Bradley met artist Edo Vejselovic, they collaborated to transform the footage into a narrative on how artists in the Balkan region are reflecting on their history and the current factors in their daily lives. The goal of the crowdfunding campaign is to distribute the film to festivals in the US and the Balkans and show the world a positive message about what's happening artistically in this rich, historical region. 

 

Learn more and support the project at:
www.gofundme.com/Balkanartfilm

Sunday Jazz Series at Desert Ridge Marketplace

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Desert Ridge Marketplace is pleased to present the Sunday Jazz Series with Paradise Valley Community College. Proudly sponsored by the Musical Instrument Museum (www.mim.org), the series explores the rich musical traditions of various jazz composers and genres. Held on September 10th, October 8th and December 10th from 12-2pm on the MainStage at the Mall, the Jazz Series is led by PVCC music faculty Dr. Brett Reed and features PVCC instructors in the ensemble.

Fall 2017 Film Festival @ PVCC

The Film Festival at PVCC is a series of films screened at the Center For Performing Arts over course of the fall semester. This year, the festival theme is Director's Choice, highlighting films from international directors across a variety of genres. Admission to the Film Festival at PVCC is free and open to the public. 

Film Festival at PVCC Presents: Monsieur Hire

August 30th ‧ 6:30 p.m.

PG-13 1989 ‧ Crime film/Drama film ‧ 1h 21m
Monsieur Hire, a misanthropic and voyeuristic tailor, spies on his gorgeous neighbour Alice from across the street. The development of their relationship takes place against the backdrop of another plot, the unsolved murder of a local young woman. Monsieur Hire is hounded by a detective investigating the murder and is also eventually noticed by Alice. Hire propositions Alice to ditch her boyfriend Emile and run off with him to his little home in Switzerland, where he promises to take care of her.

Free Admission ‧ Center for Performing Arts


Film Festival at PVCC Presents: Cautiva

September 13th ‧ 6:30 p.m.

2005 ‧ Indie film/Drama ‧ 1h 55m
In 1994 Argentina, Cristina Quadri (Bárbara Lombardo), a teen from a well-to-do family, leads a charmed life. But when she's summoned in front of a judge one day, she learns the shocking truth of her real parents' disappearance during Argentina's "Dirty War" of the 1970s. Her actual name is Sofía Lombardi, and now she must live with her real grandmother (Susana Campos), a total stranger. With her life forever changed, Cristina works to uncover the deceit that for years kept her from the truth.

Free Admission ‧ Center for Performing Arts


Film Festival at PVCC Presents: The Lunchbox

September 27th ‧ 6:30 p.m.

PG 2013 ‧ Drama film/Romance ‧ 1h 45m
Lonely housewife Ila (Nimrat Kaur) decides to try adding some spice to her stale marriage by preparing a special lunch for her neglectful husband. Unfortunately, the delivery goes astray and winds up in the hands of Saajan (Irrfan Khan), an irritable widower. Curious about her husband's lack of response, Ila adds a note to the next day's lunchbox, and thus begins an unusual friendship in which Saajan and Ila can talk about their joys and sorrows without ever meeting in person.

Free Admission ‧ Center for Performing Arts


Film Festival at PVCC Presents: The Farewell Party

October 11th ‧ 6:30 p.m.

2014 ‧ Drama film/Romance ‧ 1h 35m

Levana and Yehezkel, a married couple in a retirement home, love being together until a pair of devastating challenges suddenly threatens to divide them.

Summer 2017 Flute Choir Concert at PVCC

The Paradise Valley Community College Summer Flute Choir presents its 24th annual concert this summer! The program started in 1994, and the choir is composed of folks from all walks of life: students to doctors, retirees to parents of young families, founding members to those who just started playing with the group this year.

An exciting addition this summer: Catherine McMichael, the composer of one of the pieces the group is playing will be coming in to work with the group on the piece, and share insights into the work's composition.

This work, as well as several others, will be performed on Thursday evening, July 27, at 7:30 pm in the Center for the Performing Arts. Admission to the concert is free of charge to the public. Come up and say hello to someone - we look forward to meeting you then!

Lee Chivers,
Flute Choir Director

The above photos show the variety of flutes in the choir: Contrabass (the BIG one), to bass and alto, regular flute and piccolo.