Upcoming events at UA’s Centennial Hall

Estampas Porteñas: Deseos A 21st Century display of Tango traditions November 18, 2016 8:00 p.m.

The Buenos Aires Tango Company, Estampas Porteñas present their newest production, “Deseos…Stories of Longing and Desire told through Argentine Tango and Music.” “Deseos” is a celebration of the greatest artistic elements of Argentina including the indomitable tango, the athletic malambo of the gauchos, and musical styles from the melancholic to celebratory.

This new creation by artistic director, Carolina Soler, features a company of 25 dancers, musicians and singers who bring exhilarating storytelling to the stage, revealing the heart and soul of Argentina. The performance will also include advanced technical elements such as 3D projection mapping, a method of illumination and projection that will allow the stage to be transformed instantaneously from a train station in rural Argentina to a milonga in an urban barrio, to an outdoor plaza in Buenos Aires. “Deseos” promises to be the height of technical production matched by flawless and emotive dancing, and ardent, soul-filled music.

VOCALOSITY November 20, 2016 3:00 p.m.

VOCALOSITY is the all-new live concert event from the creative mind of artistic producer Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect, The Sing-Off) that takes a cappella to a whole new level! This fast-paced production features an all-star ensemble of diverse young vocalists singing some of today’s chart-topping hits in brand-new arrangements that set a new standard for 10-part harmony.

No genre of music is off limits in the world of a cappella and VOCALOSITY covers them all – from tenth century Gregorian chant and classical choral to barber shop quartet and bouncing doo-wop all the way to an exploration of the current sound of a cappella with music from The Beatles, Bruno Mars and more. Combine that with direction and choreography from Sean Curran (Stomp original cast member) and you have an exhilarating evening of song unlike anything you’ve ever seen or heard, live on stage.

It’s the aca-perfect concert experience!

For more information or to purchase tickets go to: http://uapresents.org

The Sound of Music November 29, 2016 7:30 p.m.; November 30, 2016 7:30 p.m.; December 1, 2016 7:30 p.m.; December 2, 2016 8:00 p.m.; December 3, 2016 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; December 4, 2016 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Presented by Broadway In Tucson

The Hills Are Alive! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, is coming to Tucson. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp.

For more information or to purchase tickets go to: http://uapresents.org/season

Danú: FÉILE NA NOLLAG A Christmas Gathering December 7, 2016 7:30 p.m.

Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Their standing-room-only concerts are true events, featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire. Danú’s virtuosi players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki, and vocals (Irish and English) stun audiences with their blend of classic Irish music and contemporary influences for a unique Celtic inspired holiday show.

For more information or to purchase tickets go to: http://uapresents.org/season

Centennial Hall is located at 1020 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85724