Saturday, April 18, 2015

MUSIC & DANCE

Group Free

PHM0415CAL11XApril 7, 9
Chris Botti
The charismatic and critically acclaimed smooth-jazz trumpeter made his name as a sideman to Sting, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and others, but he became a star with his uniquely expressive sound and soaring musical imagination. Tu, 7:30 p.m., $65-$80, Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624; and Th, 7:30 p.m., $59-$89, Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheatre, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

April 1
Cowgirl Jazz
LeeLee Robert and friends blend the sophisticated sounds of jazz and blues music with stories and lyrics of the West. The concert is presented by Jazz in AZ. 7:30 p.m. $25-$36. Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, asukerr.com, 480-596-2660.

April 1-4
Good Rockin’ Live
This concert pays tribute to the birth of rock ’n’ roll and music legends Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. Call for times and ticket prices. The Palms Theatre, 5247 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, thepalmstheatre.com, 480-924-6260.

April 2
Pictures at an Exhibition
Music and art unite in a multimedia concert featuring pianist Natasha Paremski and cellist Zuill Bailey. 7:30 p.m. $30-$70. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

April 2
Steve Tyrell
The vocalist celebrates his latest album, I’ll Take Romance, which features romantic standards and jazz classics such as “At Last” and “The Way You Look Tonight.” 7:30 p.m. $38-$58. Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.

April 2-29
Concerts at MIM
This month’s concerts include Mary Chapin Carpenter, April 2; Dick Dale, April 3; Ed Kowalczyk: Throwing Copper Unplugged, April 4; Kneebody, April 19; Steven Adelson and Emmett Chapman: Music of the Chapman Stick, April 20; Le Vent du Nord, April 22; Alpin Hong, April 23; Hot Rize, April 25; and Herberger String Quartet, April 29. Call for times and ticket prices. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.

April 3
Doyle Bramhall II
The blues musician is known for his work with Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Elton John, Gregg Allman, Dr. John and his own band, Arc Angels. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, talkingstickresort.com, 480-850-7777.

April 3-4
The Progress Project
Movement Source Dance Company presents an evening of dance exploring progress, both personal and global. F, 8 p.m.; Sa, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. $15. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, 480-350-2822.

April 3-17
Music in the Garden    
This outdoor concert series continues with Quetzal Guerrero, April 3; Tony Duncan and Darrin Yazzie, April 10; and Traveler, April 17. F, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. $25. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-481-8188.

April 4
Arlo Guthrie
Known for singing songs of protest against social injustice, the American folk singer attained international attention at age 19 by recounting true events on the album Alice’s Restaurant in 1967. The partially sung comic monologue opposing the war and backward reasoning of authority became an anti-establishment anthem. Fifty years after the historic events, Guthrie brings The Alice’s Restaurant Massacre back to the stage. 8 p.m. $32-$50. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

April 4
The Walt Richardson Band
Soulful reggae music is on tap. 7 p.m. Free. Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, tempe.gov/museum, 480-350-5100.

April 6
Our Own Kind of Universe
Weaving thoughts on love, marriage, belief and distance with a sly musical wink, vocalist Hector Coris creates a lively, emotional and irreverent meditation on finding our place in this tiny, yet vast universe. The cabaret-style performance is presented by Scottsdale Musical Theater Company. 7:30 p.m. $20. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, scottsdalemusicaltheater.com, 602-909-4215.

April 7
Vincent Gardner Quartet
After singing and playing piano, violin, saxophone and French horn at an early age, Gardner decided on the trombone. This Jazz Under the Stars concert includes a beverage, plus fruit, cheese and dessert sampler. 7:30 p.m. $50. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

April 7, 9
Chris Botti
The charismatic and critically acclaimed smooth-jazz trumpeter made his name as a sideman to Sting, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and others, but he became a star with his uniquely expressive sound and soaring musical imagination. Tu, 7:30 p.m., $65-$80, Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624; and Th, 7:30 p.m., $59-$89, Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheatre, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

April 7, 11
Chanticleer
This Grammy Award-winning ensemble is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices.” Tu, 7:30 p.m., $65-$80, Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624; and Sa, 8 p.m., call for ticket prices, Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley, phoenixchambermusicsociety.org, 602-252-0095.

April 9
Lights, Camera, Action!
Music that made the movies is on tap as Arizona Wind Symphony takes the stage. 7:30 p.m. $10, adults; $6, students 6-12; free, children 5 and younger. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, arizonawindsymphony.org, 480-350-2822.

April 10
Funk Fest
Cameo, Zapp Band, Lakeside, ConFunkShun and S.O.S. Band share the stage. 7:30 p.m. $55-$75. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

April 10
The Shanghai Quartet
One of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles, the quartet performs as part of the Visiting String Quartet Residency Series. Beethoven, Barber and Bartók are on the program. 7:30 p.m. $23, adults; $8, students, ASU Katzin Concert Hall, 40 E. Gammage Pkwy., Tempe, 480-965-6447.

April 11
Kota Yamazaki
The choreographer brings his Fluid Hug Hug Dance Company to Tempe for the world premiere of OQ, which is the sound for “palace” in Japanese. The new work includes aspects of architecture and Japanese poetry to evoke Eastern and Western concepts and rituals around the idea of the palace. 7 p.m. $20, adults; $10, students. ASU Gammage Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com, 480-965-3434.

April 12
Rising Star
MusicaNova Orchestra welcomes pianist Katrina Jia, a 14-year-old high school freshman from Chandler. 4 p.m. $20, adults; $15, seniors and students. Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, musicanovaaz.com, 480-585-4485.

April 12, 26
Nature’s Gifts
Orpheus Male Chorus takes guests on a musical journey of the environment with songs such as “Gonna Build a Mountain” and “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’.” April 12, 3 p.m., Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church, 13658 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West; and April 26, 3 p.m., Velda Rose United Methodist Church, 5540 E. Main St., Mesa. $20, adults; $15, seniors and students; free, children 12 and younger, orpheus.org, 602-271-9396.

April 13
Arizona Composers Concert
A new generation of composers joins James DeMars for an evening with violinist Boro Martinic and cellist Jan Simiz, featuring works by Irish composer Christopher Norby and Israeli composer Gil Dori. 7:30 p.m. $10. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

April 14
Punch Brothers
Performing a futuristic blend of bluegrass, this Brooklyn-based acoustic music group includes mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny and violinist Gabe Witcher. 7:30 p.m. $34. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

April 15
Pan Devils Steel Band
The ASU ensemble presents traditional and contemporary music from the Trinidad area and beyond. 7:30 p.m. Free. ASU Katzin Concert Hall, 40 E. Gammage Pkwy., Tempe, 480-965-6447.

April 16
Phoenix Boys Choir
The choir performs patriotic songs and new works, as well as sneak peeks of special repertoire and audience favorites. 5:30 p.m. $10, adults; free, children 12 and younger. Steele Indian School Park Memorial Hall, 300 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, phoenixboyschoir.org, 602-264-5328.

April 17
4 Girls 4
Christine Andreas, Andrea McArdle, Donna McKechnie and Faith Prince – four award-winning musical stars from Broadway, film, TV and recordings – come together for an evening of song, dance, laughter and memories. 8 p.m. $39-$69. Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheatre, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

April 17-18
Gravitas
Grand Canyon University choreographers focus on balance and strength in this spring dance concert. 7:30 p.m. $12. Ethington Theatre, 3300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, 602-639-8880.

April 17-18
The Phoenix Symphony
Tito Muñoz conducts the orchestra in Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, as well as music by
Beethoven and Guilmant. Paul Jacobs is guest organist. F, 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sa, 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.

April 18
Mutter-Bronfman-Harrell Trio
Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, pianist Yefim Bronfman and cellist Lynn Harrell share the stage for a performance of two treasured works of chamber music. 8 p.m. $89-$129. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

April 18-19
ProMusica Arizona
Using cell phones to vote, audience members select the fate of the hero in The Unpredictable Adventures of Henry Hicklebee. The concert features the ensemble’s full orchestra and chorale. Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 4 p.m. $20, adults; $17.50, seniors; $12, students 18 and younger. Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley, pmaz.org, 623-326-5172.

April 18-19
Repertory Showcase
Scorpius Dance Theatre shares new and popular dance and aerial works. Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $24. Peoria Performing Arts Center, 8355 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, scorpiusdance.com, 602-258-9511.

April 19
Sips & Sounds
Walt Richardson takes the stage. 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Free. The Shops at Gainey Village, 8787 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, theshopsgaineyvillage.com, 602-466-2128.

April 20
ASU Concerts at the Center
ASU faculty and students present From Creation to Death: Music of Life. 7:30 p.m. $10. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

April 22-26
American Voices
Inspired by National Poetry Month, Center Dance Ensemble shares new works choreographed to the words of America’s great poets. Call for times and ticket prices. Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, herbergertheater.org, 602-252-8497.

April 24
Dailey & Vincent
The multitalented and award-winning bluegrass duo performs under the stars. 7:30 p.m. $19-$149. Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheatre, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

April 24
Music of Led Zeppelin
Amplified by a full rock band, The Phoenix Symphony captures Led Zeppelin’s sheer blast and power, riff for riff, in classic tunes such as “Stairway to Heaven,” “Heartbreaker,” “Black Dog” and “Immigrant Song.” Brent Havens is conductor, with Randy Jackson featured vocalist. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.

April 24
Pinnacle Concert Series
Isabelle Demers, organ professor and head of the organ program at Baylor University in Texas, performs. 7:30 p.m. $20-$35. Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, pinnacleconcerts.com, 480-303-2474.

April 24-25
Antigona
Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, Spain’s most successful touring dance company, presents this theatrical flamenco interpretation of the text and themes in Sophocles’ classic story of strength and sacrifice. 8 p.m. $29-$59. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

April 24-26
Dance Annual
ASU faculty, visiting artists, alumni, and graduate and undergraduate students share highlights from the 2014-15 season. F, 6:30 p.m.; Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $8-$16. ASU Paul V. Galvin Playhouse, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, 480-965-6447.

April 25
Kenny Rogers
A legendary artist with one of the most recognized voices in country music, Rogers shares his larger-than-life storytelling with songs such as “The Gambler,” “Lady” and “Love Will Turn You Around.” 8 p.m. $64-$124. Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, wingilariver.com, 877-840-0457.

April 25
Mads & Markus
This Lakeshore Music concert unites two young forces in jazz – San Francisco-based Mads Tolling, an internationally renowned Danish violinist and founding member of Turtle Island String Quartet, and Austrian pianist Markus Gottschlich, who belongs to the “young lions” of the Miami jazz scene. 7:30 p.m. $31. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, lakeshoremusic.org, 480-350-2822.

April 25
Music Under the Stars
Arizona Wind Symphony is joined by the Arizona Academy Drum & Bugle Corps, and Desert Vista and Corona del Sol high school symphonic and steel drum bands for an outdoor concert. 7:30 p.m. Free. Tempe Center for the Arts East Lawn Amphitheater, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, arizonawindsymphony.org, 480-350-2822.

April 25-26
The Bard’s Tale
Guest actors from Theatre Works join Phoenix Chorale for Music & Scenes from Shakespeare, which includes songs and scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest and Macbeth. Sa, 2 p.m., Peoria Center for Performing Arts, 8355 W. Peoria Ave.; 7:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix; and Su, 3 p.m., Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley. Call for ticket prices, phoenixchorale.org, 602-253-2224.

April 25-26
Cinderella
Ballet Etudes presents this fan favorite, which follows the classic tale of the kind-hearted Cinderella, her wicked stepmother, two clumsy stepsisters and a loving Fairy Godmother. Sa, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Su, 3 p.m. $16-$22. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, balletetudes.net, 480-782-2680.

April 25-26
Legends of Nashville
The Phoenix Symphony tips its hat to the greatest names in country music, with selections from famed singers and songwriters like Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Faith Hill and Tennessee Ford. Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.

April 25-26
Sidewinder Music Fest
Sara Evans and David Nail headline this country music festival. Also on the lineup: The Time Jumpers (featuring Vince Gill, Kenny Sears and Ranger Doug Green), Josh Abbott Band, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Shooter Jennings with Waymore’s Outlaws, A Thousand Horses, Gloriana, Brothers Osborne, and The Cadillac Three. 1 p.m.; gates open at noon. $99, two-day general admission. WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, sidewindermusicfest.com.

April 26
ZZ Top
The legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame trio performs its repertoire of hits, including “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Viva Las Vegas,” “Legs” and “Gimme All Your Lovin’.” 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Poolside at Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, talkingstickresort.com, 480-850-7777.

April 27
ASU Concerts at the Center
Flutists Elizabeth Buck and Magda Schwerzmann present Duo Hybrids: Old and New, Wood and Metal. From historical wooden instruments to ethnic flutes, from piccolos to bass flutes, from the oldest music to contemporary idioms, the international duo showcases the finest of cultural music exchange, taking a fresh look at hybrid art forms. 7:30 p.m. $10. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

April 30
Joe Bonamassa
Hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, the singer and songwriter has almost singlehandedly redefined the blues/rock genre and brought it to the mainstream. He performs in support of his new studio album Different Shades of Blue. 8 p.m. $82-$128. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

April 30-May 3
All Balanchine
Ib Andersen, artistic director of Ballet Arizona, brings together three works by choreographer George Balanchine – Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Square Dance and Slaughter on Tenth Avenue. Th, 7 p.m.; F, 7:30 p.m.; Sa, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Su, 1 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, balletaz.org, 602-381-1096.

 

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