Top 3 Arts Events

Written by Editorial Staff Category: Arts Issue: March 2017
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Riders of the Purple Sage
March 3-5
Arizona Opera presents this world premiere, which is based on Zane Grey’s Western novel of the same name and features scenery designed by Arizona artist Ed Mell. The production follows the dramatic story of the faithful Jane Withersteen and a mysterious gunfighter with a troubled past.
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Symphony Hall
75 N. Second St., Phoenix

Coro y Guitarra
March 3-5
The romantic fervor of Spanish and Latin music fills the air as Phoenix Chorale performs “Romancero Gitano” (inspired by the poet Federico Garcia Lorca’s Gypsy Ballads), “Libertango” and more Andalusian-inspired songs with masterful Spanish guitar accompaniment.
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$32, adults; $27, seniors and
military; $13, students

Chef Jacques Pépin
March 25
Joined by his daughter, TV personality and wine connoisseur Claudine Pépin, the master chef, author and educator presents a live demonstration of some of his most famous dishes. The program includes a Q&A moderated by a top Valley chef and a book signing.
8 p.m.
Scottsdale Center
for the Performing Arts
7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale