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Through November 4
A Vampire Tale
Scorpius Dance Theatre stages this ever-evolving, original dance production created by Lisa Starry. Celebrating its 14th year, the requisite haunt of the fall season is filled with passion, lust and jealousy. Th-Sa, 7:30 p.m. $25-$35. Phoenix Theatre, 100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, scorpiusdance.com, 602-254-2151.
Arizona Wind Symphony
The 95-piece concert band presents Shades of America. 7:30 p.m. $10, adults; $7, students. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, arizonawindsymphony.org, 480-350-2822.
The Paco de Lucia Project
Experience the future of flamenco as Javier Limón, collaborator with Paco de Lucia, reassembles the original band that toured with the legendary flamenco guitarist in the last years of his career. 7:30 p.m. $40. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Sips & Sounds (FREE)
Described as “not your ordinary string quartet,” Urban Electra performs original and contemporary music in a high-energy show, including works by Metallica, U2, Eminem, Gwen Stefani, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and more. 6-8 p.m. The Shops at Gainey Village, 8787 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, theshopsgaineyvillage.com, 602-466-2128.
Women in Song (FREE)
ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra performs a mix of Broadway, jazz, holiday, sacred and secular music. 6:30 p.m. Glendale Public Library, 5959 W. Brown St., Glendale, pmaz.org, 623-326-5172.
Known to some as Mr. Beyoncé, the hip-hop superstar and recent inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame brings his 4:44 Tour to Phoenix. Vic Mensa is special guest. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Mozart and Sibelius
Tito Muñoz leads The Phoenix Symphony in the First Symphony of Sibelius and Mozart’s richly melodic Sinfonia Concertante. The program opens with Tina Tallon’s Sear, as the orchestra continues to showcase the work of promising young American composers. 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.
Steep Canyon Rangers
A bluegrass band at its core, the sextet effortlessly walks the line between festival favorite and sophisticated string orchestra. F, 7:30 p.m., $33, Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500; and Sa, 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.
November 3, 5
The Okee Dokee Brothers
The Grammy Award-winning duo records and performs family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to get outside and experience nature. F, 7 p.m., $15-$20, adults; $10, children, Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624; and Su, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., $9-$19, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
Featuring the nation’s top artists of classical, Broadway, chamber, jazz, pops and country, this annual festival begins with a six-concert Fall Fest. A Neil Diamond tribute band and performances by Dennis Rowland and Mary Chapin Carpenter (pictured) are among the highlights. Call for times, ticket prices and Phoenix and Scottsdale venues, azmusicfest.org, 480-840-0457. Additional programming takes place Jan. 26-March 16.
Music in the Garden
Ronstadt Brothers & Los Tucsonenses take the stage Nov. 3; Big Nick and the Gila Monsters, Nov. 10; and April Verch, Nov. 16-17. Su, 7-9 p.m. $25-$30. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-481-8188.
Concerts at MIM
This month’s concerts include Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal, Nov. 3; Gypsy Soul, Nov. 4; Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians, Nov. 5; Donna the Buffalo, Nov. 5; Haas Kowert Tice, Nov. 8; Wu Man, Nov. 11; The Sachal Ensemble: Song of Lahore, Nov. 12; Al Stewart with Empty Pockets, Nov. 16-17; Tango Buenos Aires: The Spirit of Argentina, Nov. 20; Irish Christmas in America, Nov. 27-28; and Quebe Sisters, Nov. 29. Call for times and ticket prices. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.
Boys to Men
Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix hosts this annual concert, which promotes choral training and development for young male singers. 4:30 p.m. $5. Central High School, 4525 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, orpheus.org, 602-271-9396.
The Family Stone
Celebrating the golden anniversary of Sly & The Family Stone and 50 years of funk, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Jerry Martini and Greg Errico are joined by Phunne Stone, Alex Davis, Blaise Sison and Nate Wingfield in a concert of greatest hits, including “Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Agin),” “Hot Fun in the Summertime,” “Everyday People,” “I Wanna Take You Higher” and “Dance to the Music.” 7:30 p.m. $26-$46. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.
Phoenix Chamber Music Society hosts the Grammy Award-nominated wind quintet in concert with pianist Jon Nakamatsu. 7:30 p.m. $45. Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley, phoenixchambermusicsociety.org, 602-252-0095.
Moscow State Symphony
One of Russia’s most distinguished orchestras performs an all-Russian program that includes Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. 8 p.m. $69-$109. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
Salute to Veterans (FREE)
AZ Swing Kings presents this USO-style show featuring Lynn Roberts, a Bob Hope impersonator. 7-9 p.m. Gateway Park, 10100 N. El Mirage Rd., El Mirage, azswingkings.com, 623-876-2942.
Tribute to Explorers
ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra presents Discover: The Spirit of American Explorers, which celebrates the achievements of early pioneers to modern-day space travelers. Sa, 7:30 p.m., Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 39806 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem; and Su, 3 p.m., American Lutheran Church, 17200 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City. $18-$22, adults; $12, students 16-22; free, children 15 and younger, pmaz.org, 623-326-5172.
Fall & Winter Concert Series (FREE)
OnesAll Band performs Nov. 4; Rilen’Out, Nov. 11; Swingset, Nov. 18; and Greg Spivey Band, Nov. 25. Sa, 5-8 p.m. Phoenix Premium Outlets, 4976 Premium Outlets Way, Chandler, saaca.org, 480-639-1764.
Combining catchy pop melodies, hip-hop beats and feel-good lyrics, the artist is known for smash hits that dominate the radio airwaves, including “That’s What I Like,” “24K Magic,” “Just the Way You Are,” “Marry You” and “Uptown Funk.” 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
The group marks its 25th anniversary with Zanshin, a high-energy Taiko drumming performance that explores the universal themes of struggle, determination, hope and celebration. 2 p.m. $25. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., tempe.gov, 480-350-2822.
The soulful jazz singer/songwriter won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2014 for Liquid Spirit and in 2017 for Take Me to the Alley. 7:30 p.m. $37-$47. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Jewish Music Fest
Nefesh Mountain, Chava Mirel, Josh Niehaus and Todd Herzog headline the fifth annual Desert Gathering Jewish Music Festival. 4-8 p.m. $5-$75. Ina Levine Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, desertgatheringaz.com, 480-483-7121.
Eddie at 80
Legendary pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer Eddie Palmieri leads his powerhouse Latin Jazz Orchestra in a spirited night of salsa and Latin jazz. 7:30 p.m. $39-$59. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
Enjoy the passion of Spain and riveting flamenco music as the master guitarist shares the stage with his daughter Teresa on electronic violin. 7 p.m. $30-$75. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., tempe.gov, 480-350-2822.
Winter Jam Tour
Hip-hop trailblazer Lecrae headlines this annual Christian music tour, which also features Mac Powell, Andy Mineo, Building 429, Family Force 5, NewSong, Moriah Peters and Nick Hall. 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, gilariverarena.com, 623-772-3800.
Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Scott
Performing together since 1984, the world-renowned cellist and pianist share the stage for this concert. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
Mesa Music Festival (FREE)
Metal quartet P.O.D. is joined by more than 200 artists from around the world performing on traditional and nontraditional indoor and outdoor stages at this emerging artist symposium. Randy Jackson, record producer and former American Idol judge, is keynote speaker. Visit website for times and downtown Mesa venues, mesamusicfestival.com.
Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony
Tito Muñoz conducts The Phoenix Symphony in a program of Beethoven, Ginastera and Ravel. F-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.
Delivering heartfelt messages and soulful lyrics, Campbell made a name for himself in country music with timeless songs that tell his life story, including singles “Outskirts of Heaven” and “Family Man.” 7:30 p.m. $40-$50. Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.
Kip Moore (pictured) shares the stage with Chris Janson, Jerrod Niemann, Trent Harmon and RaeLynn as KMLE presents this festival of country music, craft beer and barbecue. 1-10 p.m. (VIP begins at noon). Tickets start at $39. University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, driftwoodfest.com.
War and Peace
The concert is presented by Helios, a Phoenix ensemble of seven vocalists who focus on bringing modern sensibility to early choral music. 7:30 p.m. $20, advance; $25, at the door. Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, heliosphx.org, 602-561-8499.
The premier pipa virtuoso has carved out a career as a soloist, educator and composer, giving her lute-like instrument – which has a history of more than 2,000 years in China – a new role in both traditional and contemporary music. See for yourself as she performs traditional, ancient and historical music of China. 7:30 p.m. $53.50-$63.50. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.
Hillcrest Dance and Social Club of Sun City West hosts dances with music by Michael Carollo, Nov. 11; Manuel Dorantes, Nov. 18; and Bobby Freeman & Charlene, Nov. 25. 7-9:30 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m., with complimentary dance lessons at 6:15 p.m. $6. R.H. Johnson Social Hall, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, hillcrest.scwclubs.com, 605-430-5337.
Performing poolside, the country music legends perform such memorable hits as “Song of the South,” “Mountain Music,” “I’m in a Hurry,” “High Cotton” and “Tennessee River.” 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, talkingstickresort.com, 480-850-7734.
Phoenix Youth Symphony performs under the baton of Matthew Kasper, assistant conductor of The Phoenix Symphony. 3 p.m. $19, adults; $5, students. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, phoenixyouthsymphony.org, 602-777-7013.
So You Think You Can Dance
Top 10 finalists from the 14th season of this summer dance program take the stage – Robert Green, Logan Hernandez, Lex Ishimoto, Koine Iwasaki, Dassy Lee, Kaylee Millis, KiKi Nyemchek, Taylor Sieve, Sydney Tormey and Mark Villaver – along with all-stars Jasmine Harper and Marko Germar. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
World Percussion Ensemble (FREE)
Benjamin Yates leads this group in rhythms drawn from the drumming cultures of Africa, the Middle East, India, the Caribbean and South America. 7:30 p.m. ASU Katzin Concert Hall, 40 E. Gammage Pkwy., Tempe, asuevents.asu.edu, 480-965-6447.
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Formed in 2010, this 12-piece American blues rock group is led by married couple Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi. 7:30 p.m. $39-$125. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, phoenix.ticketforce.com, 877-840-0457.
Charles Lewis Quintet + 2
The talented jazz pianist shares his Latin-infused, swinging style in The Brazilian Experience. A dear friend of the center’s namesake, Louise Lincoln Kerr, Lewis weaves stories of his experiences with Mrs. Kerr into the energetic performance. 7:30 p.m. $25-$38. Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, asukerr.com, 480-596-2660.
Bringing vibrant vocals and adept fingerpicking to a body of clever original songs and inventive covers, Dana Louise & the Glorious Birds infuses jazz and bluegrass into contemporary folk to create unexpected musical combinations. 7:30 p.m. $22-$32. Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.
Performing on double bass, flute and violin/viola, the trio is known for its innovative blend of classical and folk music with dashes of jazz and improvisation. 7:30 p.m. $20-$30. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
The art of flamenco explodes onstage as the company’s singers, dancers and musicians take audiences on a whirlwind journey of the Andalucía region of Spain. The program is part of the “Canyon Sounds” series hosted by Gold Canyon Arts Council. 7:30 p.m. $25, advance; $30, at the door. Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 E. Kings Ranch Rd., Gold Canyon, gcac1.com, 480-983-2171.
1964 – The Tribute
Fans of the Fab Four celebrate The Beatles invasion of 1964, with such hits as “We Can Work It Out,” “She Loves You,” “I Saw Her Standing There” and “Yesterday.” 8 p.m. $26-$36. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.
Student dance artists investigate personal stories and thought-provoking issues through live performances, film and interactive media. F-Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $8-$16. Margaret Gisolo Dance Studio Theatre, 611 E. Orange St., Tempe, asuevents.asu.edu, 480-965-6447.
Fall Out Boy
The pop punk rock band performs such hits as “Uma Thurman,” “Thnks fr th Mmrs,” “Young and Menace,” “Immortals” and “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ’em Up).” 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Tierney Sutton Band
The American jazz singer fronts this quartet, which includes instrumental virtuosos Kevin Axt, Ray Brinker, Trey Henry and Christian Jacob. The band is known for its sophisticated, refreshing arrangements, and most recently, for the music from and inspired by the motion picture Sully. The concert is part of the Lakeshore Music series. 7:30 p.m. $38. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, lakeshoremusic.org, 480-350-2822.
Goldrush Music Festival
Electronic dance music and hip-hop artists perform at this inaugural festival, which features four stages of entertainment, each with its own musical focus and vibe. Headliners include Marshmello, Migos, Dillon Francis, Lil Uzi Vert, RL Grime, Excision and Claude VonStroke. Noon-midnight. Call for ticket prices. Rawhide, 5700 W. North Loop Rd., Chandler, goldrushfestaz.com, 323-908-0607.
The Symphonic Winds, String Orchestra, Brass Ensemble, Winds Ensemble and Symphonette Orchestra perform. The program culminates with the Phoenix Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Matthew Kasper, assistant conductor of The Phoenix Symphony. 3 p.m. $15, adults; $5, students. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, phoenixyouthsymphony.org, 602-777-7013.
Big Band Matinee
ASU Concert Jazz Band performs selections spanning the history of big band music and beyond. 4 p.m. $10. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
The People Dance!
Representing many nations, Indigenous Enterprise uses the beauty and energy of powwow dance to educate the public about the proud traditions and dynamic creativity of modern Native American artists. 6-8 p.m. $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, pueblogrande.com, 602-495-0901.
Scottsdale Philharmonic (FREE)
With a mission of making classical music available to audiences of all ages, the nonprofit orchestra performs Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. 4 p.m. VIP seating available for $15. Scottsdale Bible Church, 7601 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, scottsdalephilharmonic.com, 480-951-6077.
West Valley Symphony
Cal Stewart Kellogg conducts the orchestra. 3 p.m. $30-$35, adults; $15-$20, children 17 and younger. Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, 15550 N. Parkview Pl., Surprise, westvalleysymphony.org, 623-707-8844.
Best known as a member of the boy band One Direction, the Irish singer and songwriter is recognized for such hits as “This Town” and “Slow Hands.” 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Percussion Jazz Ensemble (FREE)
The group performs traditional and contemporary styles, including Latin, funk, bebop and fusion. 7:30 p.m. ASU Katzin Concert Hall, 40 E. Gammage Pkwy., Tempe, asuevents.asu.edu, 480-965-6447.
AZ Swing Kings
Lenny King leads this ensemble of 19 musicians professionally experienced in the big band swing/jazz style of music in A Tribute to Bob Hope & the Radio Stars of the 1940s. Celebrity impersonator Lynn Roberts is special guest. 7-9 p.m. $25. Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 8355 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, azswingkings.com, 623-388-4858.
Rhapsody in Blue
Guest conductor Ryan McAdams and a New York-based trio of musicians (pianist Ted Rosenthal, bassist Martin Wind and drummer Tim Horner) swing their way through the Gershwin canon with incandescent riffs and flurries of jazz improvisation, all backed by The Phoenix Symphony. F-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.
November 24-December 3
Ballet Etudes presents its 31st annual production of this holiday classic. F, 7 p.m.; Sa, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Su, 3 p.m. $25-$29. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680. Additional performances at Mesa Arts Center, Dec. 8-17.
The Righteous Brothers
Bill Medley is joined by Bucky Heard as they re-create the magic of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame duo, including such hits as “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” and “Unchained Melody,” plus Medley’s Grammy Award-winning Dirty Dancing theme song, “The Time of My Life.” 8 p.m. $32.50-$59.50. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Trinity Cathedral Choir invites music lovers to bring their score and help make up the chorus for this annual trek through Handel’s Messiah Part I. 4 p.m. $10. Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, trinitymusicaz.org, 602-252-7126.
Pan Devils Steel Band (FREE)
The band brings the energetic sounds of the West Indies to its performances and showcases the steel drum, or pan, a unique musical instrument that has its origins in Thailand. 7:30 p.m. ASU Evelyn Smith Music Theatre, 40 E. Gammage Pkwy., Tempe, asuevents.asu.edu, 480-965-6447.
With musical and spiritual roots deeply planted in the natural world, the singer/songwriter draws both inspiration and metaphorical lessons from Mother Earth. She performs in support of her new album Native Invader. 7:30 p.m. $37-$87. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Sons of the Pioneers
Founded by Roy Rogers in 1933, the premier cowboy singing group is still riding tall in the saddle, continuing the tradition of such Western favorites as “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” and “Ghost Riders in the Sky.” 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.