Through February 1
Super Music Festival
Local and national bands hit the stage, with a different music genre featured each day, from classic rock and electronic dance music, to country and ’80s hits. W-Sa, 6 p.m.-10 p.m.; Su, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Westgate Entertainment District, 6770 N. Sunrise Blvd., Glendale, westgateaz.com, 623-385-7502.
Through March 5
This premier winter music festival features the nation’s top artists of classical, Broadway, chamber and jazz. Performances by Rosanne Cash, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Mike Kocour Quintet, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Bronx Wanderers, and Arizona Musicfest Orchestra conducted by Robert Moody are among the highlights. Call for times, ticket prices and Carefree and Scottsdale venues, azmusicfest.org, 480-840-0457.
Concerts at MIM
This month’s concerts include A Far Cry, Feb. 4; The Wailers, Feb. 5; Robin Spielberg’s American Tapestry, Feb. 13; HAPA, Feb. 15; Jorma Kaukonen, Feb. 16; Over the Rhine, Feb. 20; Paul Thorn, Feb. 21; Billy Childs, Feb. 23; ASU Contemporary Percussion Ensemble, Feb. 25; Alan Doyle, Feb. 27; and Nettwork Trio, Feb. 28. Call for times and ticket prices. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.
New York City ballet star Wendy Whelan performs duets with four dynamic choreographers. 7:30 p.m. $39-$69. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
The Genius of Getz
A leading authority on Stan Getz, saxophonist Greg Fishman shares the stage with Judy Roberts, piano and vocals; Scott Black, bass; and Pete Swan, drums. 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.
An Evening of Paganini
Violinist Rachel Barton Pine plays with passion and conviction across an extensive repertoire. 7:30 p.m. $30-$70. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
The iconic Latin recording artist brings his Volver tour to Phoenix. 8 p.m. $55.25-$146.25. US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
The Midtown Men
Four stars from the original cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys bring to life their favorite ’60s hits from The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Motown and The Four Seasons. Th-F, 7:30 p.m., $45-$65, Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624; and Sa, 7:30 p.m., $48-$62, Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.
The Phoenix Symphony performs with special guest Stephen Schwartz, who brought us the Broadway hits Pippin, Godspell and Wicked, and collaborated on the scores of major films, including The Prince of Egypt, Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. His best-loved tunes are on the program as John Canton conducts the orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.
Music in the Garden
This spring outdoor concert series gets under way with Domingo DeGrazia, Feb. 6; The Swingtips, Feb. 13; Phoenix Boys Choir, Feb. 20; and Novo Mundo, Feb. 27. F, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. $25. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-481-8188.
Dunlap and Pennington
Classical piano meets the digital age as Kiwanis Club of Carefree presents Two Pianos, Four Hands. The pianists share their talent, humor and sophisticated style while performing mega hits of Broadway, pop and jazz, plus classical favorites. 6 p.m. $30. Carefree Town Center Gardens, 101 Easy St., Carefree, kiwaniscarefree.org, 480-488-7169.
William Joseph & Friends
The world-renowned pianist and composer performs with special-guest dancers and singers. 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, 22149 E. Ocotillo Rd., Queen Creek, qcpac.com, 480-987-SHOW.
Dancing with the Stars
This dance spectacular features a cast of favorites from the TV show, including Alfonso Ribeiro, the show’s newest Mirrorball champion, plus Kym Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Sasha Farber, Mark Ballas and Witney Carson. Newly choreographed numbers are featured, along with re-creations of some of the show’s most memorable moments. 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. $28-$63. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Mill Ave Chamber Players
The ensemble celebrates the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss with works that commemorate his great influence as a composer. 3 p.m. $15-$20, adults; $10-$15, students and seniors. Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, millavechamberplayers.com, 480-204-1092.
Guests design their own program as they choose from a schedule of mini-performances in Around the World in 80 Minutes: A Different Concert Experience. The event includes a mix of music from across the globe, ranging from a brass ensemble playing German beer hall music, to a piano trio with Chinese influence, to a full orchestra playing the music of Russia. 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. $25, adults; $15, students. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, pmaz.org, 480-499-TKTS.
Occident Meet Orient
Soprano Carole FitzPatrick and pianist Russell Ryan welcome guest baritone Robert Barefield for a performance of songs, duets and operatic works. 7:30 p.m. $10. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
Broadway Classic Showstoppers
Celebrate the golden age of Broadway with classic tunes from Sound of Music, South Pacific, Oklahoma, My Fair Lady, Cats and Phantom of the Opera. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. $15. Sunland Village East Auditorium, 2145 S. Farnsworth Dr., Mesa, 480-380-0106.
Blending performance with lively commentary, renowned concert pianist Jeffrey Siegel offers witty insight about the great composers, explaining each work before performing it in its entirety. This performance is titled Torment and Triumph: Franz Liszt, Satan or Saint? 7:30 p.m. $29-$49. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
Known for its power and precision, discipline, and athletic and electrifying drumming, the musicians of Kodo bring a wondrous and sacred realm to the stage. One Earth Tour: Mystery introduces us to a world of darkness, light and reverberations with theatrics and new forms of expression. 7:30 p.m. $30-$60. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Saints of Valory
The four members of this alternative rock band hail from three different countries – Brazil, France and the U.S. – and now call Austin, Texas, their home. Fans can expect to hear hits such as “Long Time Coming,” “Kids,” “Neon Eyes” and “Twenty Six.” 8 p.m. $10. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix, crescentphx.com, 602-716-2222.
Known for hits such as “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses,” “Love at the Five & Dime” and “Where’ve You Been,” the Grammy Award-winning singer showcases her alto voice in a vast songbook of country, bluegrass and folk music. 7:30 p.m. $35-$45. Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.
Scorpius Dance Theatre
Originally staged in 2008, An Unusual Love Story… David + Lisa is an intense fairytale of sorts that tells of two people who meet in a mental institution. After a series of events, an unlikely attachment is developed between the volatile individuals. The production features dramatic black-and-white staging, and original music by Ryan Breen and Kristofer Hill. Th-F, 8 p.m.; Sa, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. $30. Phoenix Theatre, 100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, scorpiusdance.com, 602-254-2151.
Ballet Arizona is the first American ballet company to perform this renowned ballet by legendary Danish choreographer, August Bournonville. The production tells the festive and uplifting love story of Gennaro, a poor fisherman, and his beloved Teresina, who is washed away in a great storm only to be rescued by sea nymphs ruled by an evil sea spirit. Call for times and ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, balletaz.org, 602-381-1096.
The celebrated rhythm-and-blues singer takes the stage. 8:30 p.m. $45-$55. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.
Les 7 doights de la main (or “7 Fingers”) from Montreal presents this daring and acrobatic dance and theater piece that carries emotional dynamics to a point of explosion and propulsion. The group’s name is a twist on the French expression “the five fingers of the hand,” which describes distinct parts united and moving in coordination toward one common goal. 8 p.m. $29-$49. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
Hearts and Follies Revue
Love the Wild West is the theme of this show, which features ballet, jazz, theatrical dance and hula performers. F-Sa, 7 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $10. Stardust Theatre, Keuntz Recreation Center, 14401 RH Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, dancingarts.scwclubs.com, 623-544-7842.
February 13, 20
Phoenix Chamber Music Society
The Fauré Quartet performs Feb. 13, and Jerusalem Quartet, Feb. 20. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley, phoenixchambermusicsociety.org, 602-252-0095.
February 13, 27
Gold Canyon Arts Council hosts Harp Fusion, Feb. 13; and Quartetto Gelato, Feb. 27. 7:30 p.m. $25, advance; $30 at the door; $5, students. Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 E. Kings Ranch Rd., Gold Canyon, gcac1.com, 480-983-2171.
Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer
This American folk rock duo presents a Valentine’s concert, with McGraw singing and playing acoustic guitar and djembe, and Fer singing and playing acoustic plus electric guitars. 7:30 p.m. $20. Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, flagartscouncil.org, 928-779-2300. A wine and chocolate tasting (included in the ticket price) begins at 6:30 p.m.
A Hearty Arty Valentine Affair
Vocalist Molly Ringwald headlines this annual gala, which includes a buffet reception, concert, and dessert with CD signing. 7:30 p.m. $150. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
The Soul of Flamenco
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana upholds the purity and traditions of flamenco while pushing the boundaries of the art form in new directions. 7:30 p.m. $26-$38. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.
Romance Is in the Air
Cal Stewart Kellogg is at the podium as West Valley Symphony performs music by Mozart, Hanson and Rimsky-Korsakov. 3 p.m. $25, adults; $15, children 17 and younger. Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, 15550 N. Parkview Pl., Surprise, westvalleysymphony.org, 623-236-6781.
Sips & Sounds
Marmalade Skies takes the stage, performing all Beatles music. 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Free. The Shops at Gainey Village, 8787 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, theshopsgaineyvillage.com, 602-466-2128.
Tempe Symphony Orchestra
The orchestra presents its annual winter concert. 7:30 p.m. Free tickets available at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempe.gov/tca, 480-350-2822.
Victor Goines Quartet
A clarinetist, saxophonist and gifted composer, Goines is a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis Septet. 7:30 p.m. $35-$50. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Close Encounters with Music
Pianist Vassily Primakov and cellist Yehuda Hanani present Sergei Rachmaninoff: Russian Orientalia. 7:30 p.m. $19-$39. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
Fans will recognize hits such as “Against the Wind,” “Night Moves,” “Like a Rock,” “We’ve Got Tonight” and “Old Time Rock and Roll” as Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band takes the stage. 7:30 p.m. $48.50-$98.50. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Pianist Alpin Hong’s autobiographical story brings Chopin’s music to life. 7:30 p.m. $25-$35. Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.
The classical pianist presents Classical, Progressive, Modern. The concert includes pieces by Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin and de Falla, along with new works and Chinese folk songs adapted for solo piano. 7:30 p.m. $20-$27. Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, asukerr.com, 480-596-2660.
Known for her fresh and creative expressions that mix blues, country and folk music, the Grammy Award-winning singer presents a soulful tribute: Coming Forth by Day, A Celebration of Billie Holiday. 8 p.m. $39-$69. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
The vocal quartet adds a classy edge to mainstream pop with world-class harmonies and consummate showmanship. 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, 22149 E. Ocotillo Rd., Queen Creek, qcpac.com, 480-987-SHOW.
Phoenix Boys Choir presents this classical concert, which celebrates royal traditions with music performed during coronation ceremonies. Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 3 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Memorial Hall, Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, phoenixboyschoir.org, 602-264-5328.
Glenn Miller Orchestra
The world-famous band returns with a swinging show of classic hits, from “String of Pearls” and “Tuxedo Junction” to “In the Mood” and “Moonlight Serenade.” 3 p.m. $28-$38. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.
Teacher Appreciation Concert
The Phoenix Youth Symphony Percussion Ensemble, String Orchestra, Symphonic Winds, Chamber Winds and Symphonette Orchestra share the stage. 3 p.m. $10, adults; $5, seniors and students. McClintock High School, 1830 E. Del Rio Dr., Tempe, phoenixyouthsymphony.org, 480-839-4222.
ASU Concerts at the Center
Dr. Christopher Creviston, ASU saxophone professor, joins forces with his musical colleagues for a concert of recent compositions for chamber ensembles, all featuring the saxophone. 7:30 p.m. $10. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
The award-winning cowboy entertainer shares music, stories and humor about living and working in the West. 7:30 p.m. $22-$28. Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, asukerr.com, 480-596-2660.
Guests enjoy pop hits of such vocal icons at Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Tina Turner and Patti LaBelle. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. $15. Sunland Village East Auditorium, 2145 S. Farnsworth Dr., Mesa, 480-380-0106.
Zap Mama and Antibalas
Collaborating for the first time ever, the pioneering Belgian vocalist Zap Mama and Brooklyn-based band Antibalas come together in an intoxicating fusion of Afrobeat, New York City funk and traditional drumming of Cuba and West Africa. 7:30 p.m. $29-$59. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
Often referred to as the “poet of the violin,” Bell continues to enchant audiences with his breathtaking virtuosity, charismatic stage presence and daring choices of repertoire. He performs with Sam Haywood on piano. 7:30 p.m. $40-$100. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
World-renowned and critically acclaimed as a pianist, conductor, pedagogue and lecturer, Schiff performs works by Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert. 7:30 p.m. $29-$69. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
A music industry veteran, the jazz and blues artist has performed with Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Steve Miller, Jose Feliciano, Carlos Santana and more. Young’s band includes vocalist Andrea Palm, plus Joey Navarro on keyboard; Kirkwood Coakley, bass; and Casey Jones, drums. 7:30 p.m. $22-$30. Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, asukerr.com, 480-596-2660.
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.
Songs for Young and Old
Arizona Wind Symphony hosts this concert featuring winners of the high school small ensemble contest. 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.
The Irish tenor, best known for originating the role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, performs live with The Phoenix Symphony. The concert includes Broadway favorites from The Phantom of the Opera, Man of La Mancha, Les Misérables and more. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.
Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway
A world-class New York band accompanies five Broadway stars in the greatest songs from Hollywood’s most popular movie musicals and classic films. F, 7:30 p.m.; Sa, 3 p.m. $32-$52. Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.
The country superstar is known for blending traditional honky tonk and mainstream country sounds, with hits that include “Don’t Rock the Jukebox,” “Little Bitty,” “It’s Five O’clock Somewhere,” “Who’s Cheatin’ Who” and “Chattahoochee.” 7 p.m. $25-$75. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Acclaimed jazz pianists and married couple Renee Rosnes and Bill Charlap perform as a duo. 7:30 p.m. $25-$40. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, lakeshoremusic.org, 480-350-2822.
The pianist takes the audience on a musical journey with his romantic melodies and engaging wit. The concert is presented by Theater League. 8 p.m. $30-$60. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, theaterleague.com, 602-262-7272.
Nederlands Dans Theater 2
Based in The Hague, the ensemble is the acclaimed dance company’s launching pad for young dancers, who are carefully selected through auditions to perform works by a new generation of choreographers. 8 p.m. $39-$69. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
This influential composer – whose works are included in major motion picture, opera, theater and dance and are routinely performed around the globe – performs newly written work and his complete set of piano etudes, along with two guest pianists. 7 p.m. $35, adults; $10, students. ASU Gammage Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com, 480-965-3434.