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Through March 3
Worlds of Wonder
New and old works combine in this Center Dance Ensemble production, which includes The Rite of Spring and an opening first act based on Creation. Th-Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $28, adults; $23, seniors; $14, students. Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, herbergertheater.org, 602-252-8497.
Bar D Wranglers
The Colorado troubadours share traditional Western music, cowboy poetry and humorous tall tales. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $28. Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.
The cowboy balladeer shares music, stories and humor about living and working in the West. 7:30 p.m. $24-$30. Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, asukerr.com, 480-596-2660.
Celebrating its 16th year, the music festival boasts a lineup that includes Odesza, Empire of the Sun, Kurt Vile and The Violators, Umphrey’s McGee, Big Wild and Jungle. A portion of ticket sales benefits the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Music Therapy Program. Call for times and ticket prices. Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St., Phoenix, m3ffest.com, 602-343-0453.
Discover the wisdom and beauty of a lost civilization as diverse ethnic and folk traditions of China are conveyed through innovative dance, music and artistry. Call for times and ticket prices. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, shenyun.com/az, 800-880-0188.
Phoenix Chamber Music Society
The company hosts the Harlem String Quartet, March 1; American String Quartet, March 15; and The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, March 30. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley, phoenixchambermusicsociety.org, 602-252-0095.
Concerts at MIM
This month’s concerts include Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan, March 1; Young Musicians Winter Concert, March 3; Tinsley Ellis and Coco Montoya, March 4; Phoenix Chamber Music Society, March 5; Novo Amor, March 6; Alpin Hong, March 8; Joel Harrison, March 9; The Phoenix Symphony, March 10; Chris Potter, March 10; JigJam, March 15; River Whyless and Darlingside, March 17; Ladysmith Black Mambazo, March 19-20; Masters of Hawaiian Music, March 21; Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita, March 24; Morgan James, March 26; ASU Music Theatre and Opera, March 27; Bill Charlap Trio, March 29; The Phoenix Symphony, March 30; and MusicaNova Orchestra, March 31. Call for times and ticket prices. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Accompanied by pianist Joyce Yang, the company shares its unique style, athleticism and innovative repertoire in an evening devoted to contemporary ballet. 8 p.m. $39-$69. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
Dancing with the Stars
The dance spectacular features a cast of fan-favorite professional and troupe dancers from the TV show, including Brandon Armstrong, Alan Bersten, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, Hayley Erbert and Britt Stewart. The tour showcases every dance style from ballroom and jazz to modern and hip-hop. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
The 5 Browns
Performing on five pianos, the Juilliard-trained siblings share their super-charged take on classical music, with a repertoire that ranges from beloved concert hall staples to pop music. 7:30 p.m. $32-$44. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.
Patriotic Salute (FREE)
Vocalist Barry Dale joins AZ Swing Kings for A Swingin’ Tribute to Veterans and the USA. 4 p.m. Stone Park, 164 E. Apache St., Wickenburg, azswingkings.com, 928-684-6639.
Fans can expect to hear such revered classics as “Break Down,” “American Girl,” “Refugee” and “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” as the band pays tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. 8 p.m. $20-$35. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.
Concerts at The Nash
Andrew Rathbun performs at 7:30 p.m. March 2; and Jan Sandwich in A Tribute to Peggy Lee, 3 p.m., March 3. $10-$25. The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, thenash.org, 602-795-0464.
A Sacred Mosaic
Sonoran Desert Chorale shares jewels from the past 500 years of sacred song, including music by Mendelssohn, Duruflé, Ešenvalds and Wilberg. Sa, 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 15 E. First Ave., Mesa; and Su, 3 p.m., La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale. Call for ticket prices, sonorandesertchorale.org, 480-305-4538.
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Enjoy a sentimental journey down memory lane as this swinging big band performs classic songs and unforgettable dance tunes of the 1940s. 3 p.m. $30-$40. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.
Scottsdale Concert Band (FREE)
Pianist Andrew O’Brien joins the 75-member band, which features musicians from all walks of life, in Time Capsule: Music of the 1940s. 3:30 p.m. Coronado High School, 7501 E. Virginia Ave., Scottsdale, scottsdaleconcertband.org, 602-327-3168.
This premier music festival continues with a Young Musicians Winter Concert, March 3; The Hot Club of San Francisco, March 5; The Streisand Songbook, featuring Ann Hampton Callaway, March 7; Count Basie Orchestra, March 11; and Changes in Latitude: A Jimmy Buffet Tribute, March 15. Call for times, ticket prices and Scottsdale and Phoenix venues, azmusicfest.org, 480-422-8449.
Music in the Garden
This spring outdoor concert series features the Jaleo Quartet, March 3; Miguel Melgoza Band, March 10; Kindred Spirit, March 17; Mel Bridges & Company, March 24; and Blaine Long & Rosas del Rey, March 31. Su, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $29.95. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-941-1225.
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Renowned for its polished and refined sound rooted in outstanding musicianship, the London-based chamber orchestra performs pieces by Mozart, Bach and Haydn. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $55. Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.
The former *NSYNC singer brings his outdoors-inspired Man of the Woods tour back to the Valley, performing such favorites as “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” “Filthy,” “Say Something” and “Rock Your Body.” 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
The international percussion sensation uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps, paint cans – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Call for times. $26-$66. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
The Divas Return!
Four of the Valley’s most celebrated divas – Delphine Cortez, Sherry Roberson, Diana Lee and Alice Tatum – perform in the traditions of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson and other icons. 7:30 p.m. $28-$39. Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, asukerr.com, 480-596-2660.
The Broadway actor and singer shares the stage with pianist and comedian Seth Rudetsky for an intimate evening of music and storytelling. 8 p.m. $59-$89. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
The Phat Pack
Four Broadway performers who met in Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular sing some of the best music of Broadway while sharing stories from their personal lives and careers. 7:30 p.m. $35-$50. Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, pinnacleconcerts.com, 480-303-2474.
Dance & Dessert
Ballet Tucson’s talented dancers showcase their artistry, athleticism and versatility in a concert of diverse programming, with a grand finale of dessert tastings from many of Tucson’s finest restaurants. F, 7:30 p.m.; Sa, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Su, 1 p.m. $40-$45. UA Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, 1737 E. University Blvd., Tucson, ballettucson.org, 800-838-3006.
Fans can expect to hear such revered classics as “Uptown Girl,” “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” “New York State of Mind,” “Just the Way You Are,” “Honesty,” “Movin’ Out” and “Only the Good Die Young” as the “Piano Man” takes the stage. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
The legendary English singer-songwriter rocketed to stardom with such hits as “Is She Really Going Out with Him,” “Steppin’ Out” and “Hometown.” 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, phoenixconventioncenter.com, 800-282-4842.
The Count Basie Orchestra
The big band celebrates more than 80 years of Kansas City swing. 3 p.m. Tickets start at $40. Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.
La Santa Cecilia
Pulling inspiration from all over the world – cumbia, jazz, klezmer, tango, bossa nova and rumba – the Latin band performs vibrant and passionate hits of love, loss and everyday struggles. 8 p.m. $28-$44. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.
The Roadshow Tour
Sharing music and messages about faith, Compassion International hosts an award-winning lineup that includes Matthew West, Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher, Michael W. Smith and Leanna Crawford. 6 p.m. $20. Grand Canyon University, 3300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, compassionlive.com.
Known for its reimagined classics from the Disney songbook and beyond, the a cappella group breathes new life into such timeless songs as “You’ll Be in My Heart” and “A Whole New World,” plus modern- day classics “Let it Go/Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Remember Me.” 6:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Blending performance with lively commentary, renowned concert pianist Jeffrey Siegel offers witty insight into the lives of the great composers, explaining each work before playing it in its entirety. In this concert, Chopin in Paris, Siegel explores the influence of the City of Lights on Frédéric Chopin. 7:30 p.m. $29-$49. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
Featuring four musicians playing woodwinds, cello, guitar and percussion, the ensemble merges Western classical, Eastern European folk, Latin music and jazz with a contemporary groove. 7:30 p.m. $25-$35. Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, asukerr.com, 480-596-2660.
Steep Canyon Rangers
Effortlessly walking the line between festival favorite and sophisticated string orchestra, the Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band performs original music that links them to the past while also bringing string-based music into contemporary relevance. 7:30 p.m. $38. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Break of Reality
The instrumental rock ensemble is made up of three cellists and one percussionist. 7:30 p.m. $30. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
With lyrics in English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, the legendary crooner is a multinational Romeo. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $49.50. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Max Raabe & Palast Orchester
The Berlin-based band pays tribute to the high style and musical glory of the 1920s and 1930s in Dream a Little Dream. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $55. Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.
Alfredo Rodriguez & Pedrito Martinez
Pianist Rodriguez and percussionist Martinez mesmerize audiences with their virtuosic take on Cuban music. 8 p.m. $25-$45. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
AZ Swing Kings
Lenny King leads the ensemble in Big Band Swing and Jazz, featuring vocalist Jane Higgs. 5-6:45 p.m. $5. Birt’s Bistro, 16752 N. Greasewood St., Surprise, azswingkings.com, 623-584-0065.
Zac Brown Band
With a winning combination of country, bluegrass, reggae and a summery beach-bum touch, the band plays such chart-toppers as “Chicken Fried,” “Jump Right In,” “Toes,” “Keep Me in Mind,” “Someone I Used to Know” and “Highway 20 Ride.” 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Movement Source Dance Company presents an intimate evening of modern dance, live music, film and spoken word. F, 8 p.m.; Sa, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. $15, adults; $10, students and seniors. Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, movementsourcedancecompany.org, 602-956-3589.
Star Wars: A New Hope
The Phoenix Symphony brings John Williams’ unforgettable score to life, with the film that started it all projected on a huge screen above the orchestra. 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.
Celebrating his 80th birthday with his Gordon Lightfoot: 80 Years Strong tour, the singer-songwriter shares such favorites as “Sundown,” “Carefree Highway,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” and “Rainy Day People,” as well as some deep album cuts for die-hard fans. 8 p.m. $35-$95. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.
Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets
The Pink Floyd co-founder and drummer and his band perform early-era Floyd favorites, including “Interstellar Overdrive,” “Astronomy Domine,” “Fearless,” “Arnold Layne,” “Bike” and the group’s namesake “Saucer Full of Secrets.” 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Violins of Hope Tribute Concert
Music and stories combine to provide a powerful new lens through which to view the important role of music in Jewish life. Featuring violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, the concert is dedicated to Holocaust survivors and their families. 7:30 p.m. $39-$59. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
Why Don’t We
Finding early success with “These Girls” and “Something Different,” the breakout pop band brings its 8 Letters tour to the Valley. 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
O Sole Trio
The classical crossover trio features Erin Shields, soprano; Giuseppe Spoletini, baritone; and David Shenon, who sings and simultaneously plays piano and violin. The concert is hosted by Gold Canyon Arts Council. 7:30 p.m. $25, advance; $30, at the door; $5, students. Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 E. Kings Ranch Rd., Gold Canyon, goldcanyonarts.org, 480-983-2171.
ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra shares the story of one of the earliest founders of the National Park System in Mountain Days: The John Muir Musical in Concert. F, 7 p.m. free, Murphy Park Amphitheater, 58th and Glendale avenues, Glendale; Sa, 7:30 p.m., North Valley Christian Academy, 33655 N. 27th Dr., Phoenix; and Su, 3 p.m., American Lutheran Church, 17200 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City. Sa-Su, $22, adults; $20, seniors; $12, students 16-26; free, children 15 and younger, pmaz.org, 623-326-5172.
The Phoenix Symphony
Tito Muñoz conducts the orchestra in George Gershwin’s An American in Paris, plus works by Phillip Glass, Igor Stravinsky and Anna Clyne. 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.
Fans will be holding their cellphones high as the reigning Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year performs in the round, belting out such hits as “The Dance,” “Calling Baton Rouge,” “Friends in Low Places,” “Two Piña Coladas,” “Unanswered Prayers,” “Shameless” and “The Thunder Rolls.” 7 p.m. $94.95. State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
The Good Life Festival
Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Three Dog Night co-headline this event, which celebrates food, artisan shopping and great music in an outdoor setting. Specialty shopping, wine and craft beer tastings, massage demos, cooking demonstrations, local vendors and food trucks round out the fun. Parking opens at noon; festival gates at 2 p.m. $50-$95. Encanterra, 36460 N. Encanterra Dr., San Tan Valley, thegoodlifefest.com, 480-677-8000.
John Proulx Quartet
The jazz pianist, vocalist and Grammy Award-winning composer performs with his band as part of the Lakeshore Music series. 7:30 p.m. $40. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, lakeshoremusic.org, 480-350-2822.
Broadway Babes (FREE)
Wickenburg Community Chorus – 25 female voices strong – takes the stage. 4 p.m. Donations appreciated. First Presbyterian Church, 180 N. Adams St., Wickenburg, 928-684-4491.
Chamber Music Sedona
Pianist Yuja Wang and cellist Nicholas Canellakis perform romantic and virtuosic masterpieces by Rachmaninoff and Chopin. 2:30 p.m. $40, adults; $15, students 13-21; free, children 12 and younger. Sedona Performing Arts Center, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd., Sedona, chambermusicsedona.org, 928-204-2415.
Pictures at an Exhibition
Salt River Brass shares music by Modest Mussorgsky, Giovanni Gabrielli, Richard Wagner and Dmitri Shostakovich. 3 p.m. $16-$25. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Romance Near and Far (FREE)
Chandler Symphony Orchestra takes the stage, with Chuck Stewart as guest conductor. 3 p.m. Donations requested. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlersymphony.net, 480-899-3447.
Scottsdale Philharmonic (FREE)
With a mission of making classical music available to audiences of all ages, the nonprofit orchestra performs music by Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Dukas and Rimsky-Korsakov. 4 p.m. VIP seating available for $15. Scottsdale Bible Church, 7601 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, scottsdalephilharmonic.com, 480-951-6077.
Political, outspoken and passionate, the Chilean indie-rock singer-songwriter shares his talents. 7:30 p.m. $24-$32. Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, asukerr.com, 480-596-2660.
Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Transcending tradition in a groundbreaking mix of styles ranging from ballet to hip-hop, the award-winning company presents Star Dust, a tribute to the life and music of David Bowie, along with other works. 8 p.m. $36-$60. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
The music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons comes to life in the toe-tapping December ’63: A Tribute to the Original Jersey Boys. 7:30 p.m. $35-$50. Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, pinnacleconcerts.com, 480-303-2474.
With an easy-going charm that makes the ladies swoon, the boyishly suave global superstar has a passion for singing and interpreting classic standards from the Great American Songbook. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
The Music of Tom Petty
The Phoenix Symphony celebrates the life and music of the legendary rock star, known for such timeless hits as “Free Fallin’,” “Learning to Fly” and “American Girl.” 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Mesa Amphitheatre, 263 N. Center St., Mesa, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.
Alvin Ailey Dance
The incomparable Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre shares its inspiring technique, athleticism, spirit, hope and passion. 8 p.m. $41-$65. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500
The Latin singer-songwriter takes audiences on a journey through the Americas with her passionate collection of bilingual songs. 7:30 p.m. $30-$35. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Known for her strong signature voice and acrobatic ability on stage, the pop superstar brings her Beautiful Trauma world tour back to Phoenix, performing all the hits, including “What About Us,” “Try,” “Just Give Me a Reason,” “So What” and “Raise Your Glass.” Julia Michaels is special guest. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
The rhythm and blues divas share their powerhouse vocals. 7 p.m. $38-$58. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.
Combining both performance and commentary from the stage, the creator of NPR’s What Makes It Great? partners with Broadway veterans Sally Wilfert and Michael Winther to explore some of the most famous musical theater songs ever written in Some Enchanted Evening: The Music of Richard Rodgers. 3 p.m. $29-$49, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.