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Through April 6
Shen Yun 2016
Shen Yun Performing Arts captures the spirit of a lost culture as it brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization through classical Chinese dance and music set before an interactive video screen. Call for times. $60-$149. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, shenyun.com, 800-880-0188.
Commemorating the 1967 song that shot him to stardom, the singer/songwriter and folk legend performs “Alice’s Restaurant” in its entirety, as well as other Guthrie classics. 7:30 p.m. $25-$55. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Phoenix Chamber Music Society hosts the Musicians from Marlboro. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley, phoenixchambermusicsociety.org, 602-252-0095.
The percussionist and his band serve up a fiery stew of salsa, gritty soul music and an array of Latin jazz melodies. 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.
Songs of the Silver Screen
Recognized as the longest-running phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, Franc D’Ambrosio presents a stage show of movie hits, including “Cheek to Cheek,” “Pennies from Heaven” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz.” 7:30 p.m. $25 in advance; $30 at the door; $5, students. Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 E. Kings Ranch Rd., Gold Canyon, gcac1.com, 480-983-2171.
Chandler Jazz Festival
Bourbon Street comes to the East Valley as this jazz-filled weekend highlights local and national bands in a variety of indoor and outdoor venues. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Free. Downtown Chandler, chandleraz.gov/jazz, 480-786-4424.
Concerts at MIM
This month’s concerts include Behind the Lens with Pattie Boyd and Henry Diltz, April 1; Trace Bundy, April 2; Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, April 5-6; Birds of Chicago, April 7; Mark O’Connor’s American Classics, April 8; Joyce and Kenny Weaver, April 14; Paula Cole, April 17; Esteban, April 22; Chick Corea and Béla Fleck, April 24; Pan Devils Steel Band, April 27; and Rodney Crowell, April 29. Call for times and ticket prices. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.
Concert Under the Stars
Two of the biggest names in Latin jazz share the stage — trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and conga player Poncho Sanchez. 7:30 p.m. $39-$59; $19, children 12 and younger. Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
With roots in dance, music and martial arts, and after collaborating with renowned national and international dance companies, the seven Vivancos brothers came together in 2007, creating a unique and energetic style of dance that combines flamenco, ballet, martial arts and acrobatics. 7:30 p.m. $38-$58. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.
Hometown favorites Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers play a rich set list in this poolside concert, which concludes with a track-by-track performance of its iconic album, Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy, featuring such perennial favorites as “Banditos,” “Girly,” “Mexico” and “Down Together.” 8 p.m. $30-$100. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, talkingstickresort.com, 480-850-7734.
The Broadway legend takes an autobiographical stroll in Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales, which celebrates 50-plus years of showmanship, from his arrival in New York City as a fresh-faced kid from Texas, through his most popular roles on stage and screen, to his ascension as one of Broadway’s most accomplished director/choreographers. 8 p.m. $59-$89. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
Young Artists Competition
This scholarship competition showcases the diverse talent of Arizona performance artists, ages 15-19, in acting, dance and voice. 7 p.m. $10, adults; $5, students. Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, herbergertheater.org, 602-252-8497.
The nonprofit orchestra performs music by Wagner, Mendelssohn and Copland. 4 p.m. Free; VIP: $15. Scottsdale Bible Church, 7601 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, scottsdalephilharmonic.com, 480-941-6077.
Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage
Fans experience the franchise’s groundbreaking and wildly popular musical achievements played by a live symphony orchestra, while 50 years of the most iconic film and TV footage is beamed in high definition to the big screen. 7:30 p.m. $35-$75. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Renowned for his lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary techniques, the ukulele virtuoso has a diverse repertoire that includes Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Schubert’s “Ave Maria” and Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” 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.
Charles Lewis Quintet
Performing on the piano at church functions when he was only 7 years old, Lewis is the first jazz-category inductee of the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame. Now in his sixth decade as a musician, he performs with Joe Corral on flute; Frank Smith, alto/tenor sax and flute; Dwight Kilian, bass; and Dom Moio, drums. 7:30 p.m. $25-$36. Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, asukerr.com, 480-596-2660.
Arizona Wind Symphony
The 90-piece concert band wraps up its season with Wild, Wild West: Celebrating Heroes and Villains. 7:30 p.m. $10, adults; $6, students; free, children 5 and younger. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, arizonawindsymphony.com, 480-350-2822.
The hometown band from the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon area shares rousing renditions of old-time fiddle and bluegrass favorites. 2 p.m. Free. Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, superstitionmountainmuseum.org, 480-983-4888.
Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Kip Moore, Jake Owen, Randy Houser, Chase Bryant, Old Dominion, Cole Swindell and Chris Janson headline this outdoor music festival. Call for times and ticket prices. Country Thunder West, 20585 E. Price (Station) Rd., Florence, countrythunder.com, 866-802-6418.
Back to the Future
Brentano String Quartet performs music by some of the 20th century’s greatest composers, including Britten, Janacek and Shostakovich as part of the Visiting String Quartet Residency Series. 7:30 p.m. $23, adults; $8, students. ASU Katzin Concert Hall, 40 E. Gammage Pkwy., Tempe, 480-965-6447.
Performing with guitar and piano against a backdrop of family photos, mysteries, mottos and other mischief, the artist sings his best-known songs and the hits of tomorrow in a warm, intimate, funny and informal setting. 8 p.m. $49.50-$89.50. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
HQ After Dark
West Valley Arts Council hosts this music series, which continues with a performance by That Blues Trio. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. $6; or two for $10. West Valley Arts HQ, 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, westvalleyarts.org, 623-935-6384.
The Music of Michael Jackson
Vocalist Chester Gregory, who debuted on Broadway in the award-winning musical Hairspray and sang for the legendary King of Pop, joins conductor Brent Havens and The Phoenix Symphony for an evening of music spanning 40 years of Jackson’s career. On the program are such hits as “ABC,” “Beat It,” “I’ll Be There” and “Thriller.” 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.
Oboist Martin Schuring, clarinetist Robert Spring and bassoonist Albie Micklich present a fast-paced concert featuring music from France, Brazil and Phoenix. 7:30 p.m. $20, adults; free, students. Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, pinnacleconcerts.com, 480-585-9448.
Guests enjoy beverages and hors d’oeuvres and an intimate concert by MusicaNova musicians. The program is titled Spiritual Contrast: Vocal Music World Premieres. 7 p.m. $50. Private Ahwatukee residence, musicanovaaz.com, 480-585-4485.
Music in the Garden
This spring outdoor concert continues with the Michael Powers Group, April 8; Jazz Con Alma featuring Beth Lederman, April 15; and Big Nick and the Gila Monsters, April 22. F, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. $25. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-481-8188.
Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser have no limits when it comes to performing live and are equally impressive when playing Bach and Vivaldi as they are when rocking out to AC/DC. 7:30 p.m. $25-$250. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
A Night at the Oscars
The Phoenix Symphony brings the music of the silver screen to the theater, performing songs from Oscar-nominated and -winning dramas, romances and Hollywood classics. Stuart Chafetz is conductor, with Rich Ridenour featured on piano; Diane Penning, vocals; and Brandon Ridenour, trumpet. 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.
ASU Chamber Singers joins forces with Red Rocks Music Festival to present this powerful oratorio based on the diary of Anne Frank. Sa, 7 p.m., Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Rd., Phoenix, 480-787-1577; Su, 2 p.m., ASU Katzin Concert Hall, 40 E. Gammage Pkwy., Tempe, 480-965-6447, redrocksmusicfestival.com. $20, adults; $10, students. Both concerts begin with a talk by David Schildkret, ASU professor of choral music.
The Sacred and the Sardonic is the theme of this collaborative concert, which features the world premieres of two 21st-century vocal works. 3 p.m. Free. Scottsdale Presbyterian Church, 3421 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, musicanovaaz.com, 480-585-4485.
ASU Percussion Jazz Ensemble
Danielle Moreau leads ASU student percussionists in a program of classic and contemporary jazz compositions. 7:30 p.m. Free. ASU Katzin Concert Hall, 40 E. Gammage Pkwy., Tempe, 480-965-6447.
Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles
This multimedia spectacular takes fans on a musical journey through the life and times of the celebrated band, with a plethora of hits from the vast anthology of Beatles’ classics, including “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Hard Day’s Night,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Let It Be,” “Come Together” and “Hey Jude.” 7:30 p.m. $25-$55. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
The French electronic band is led by Anthony Gonzalez. 7:30 p.m. $33. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
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.
African Drum Ensemble
Guests enjoy drumming and folklore from Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Ghana and Nigeria. 7:30 p.m. Free. ASU Katzin Concert Hall, 40 E. Gammage Pkwy., Tempe, 480-965-6447.
The seven-time Grammy Award winner emerged from the 2005 title as American Idol to churn out such hits as “Before He Cheats,” “Blown Away,” “Something in the Water,” “Two Black Cadillacs,” “Somethin’ Bad” and “Heartbeat.” 7 p.m. $41.25-$71.25. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
The Grammy Award-winning contemporary gospel musician brings his 20 Years in One Night tour to the Valley, performing such hits as “Imagine Me,” “I Smile” and “Wanna Be Happy?” 7:30 p.m. $30-$50. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Organist Clive Driskill-Smith and percussionist Joseph Gramley take guests on a musical adventure, performing unique arrangements of classical masterpieces with a dash of humor. 7:30 p.m. $20-$30, adults; free, students. Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, pinnacleconcerts.com, 480-585-9448.
Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2
Tito Muñoz conducts The Phoenix Symphony, with Jennifer Kohn featured on violin. The program also includes works by Missy Mazzoli and Leonard Bernstein. 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.
Inventions & Conventions
This high-energy dance program features pieces made for the stage and outdoor sites created by ASU faculty, students, alumni and visiting artists. 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, asuevents.asu.edu, 480-965-6447.
Piano on the Rocks
Top international artists and competition winners travel to Sedona for this inaugural festival, which celebrates great music by French composers and composers who lived in Paris. F, 5 p.m., free, Church of the Red Rocks, 54 Bowstring Dr., Sedona; Sa-Su, 7 p.m., $15, Creative Life Center, 333 Schnebly Hill Rd., Sedona, pianoontherocks.com, 215-941-0599.
Made famous through her indie pop and electronic music, the British singer/songwriter is recognized for such hits as “Lights,” “On My Mind,” “Love Me Like You Do” and “Beating Heart.” 7 p.m. $35-$65. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Goodyear Lakeside Music Festival
This inaugural event boasts two stages featuring 13 bands and solo artists, including the Thaddeus Rose Band, Laura Walsh, Innocent Elaine, Big Nick & the Gila Monsters and Come Back Buddy. An arts village, beer and wine tent, and children’s activities add to the festivities. Noon-9 p.m. Free. Estrella Lakeside Amphitheater, 10300 S. Estrella Pkwy., Goodyear, westvalleyarts.org, 623-935-6384.
Fans can expect to jam to such classics as “Barracuda,” “Crazy on You,” “These Dreams,” “Magic Man” and “What About Love” as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo brings its iconic rock sound to the Good Life Festival stage. Specialty shopping, wine and craft beer tastings, massage demos, local vendors and food trucks round out the fun. Noon-7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $32. Encanterra Country Club, 25450 N. Encanterra Dr., San Tan Valley, thegoodlifefest.com, 480-677-8000.
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.
The Johnny Clegg Band
The award-winning South African singer/songwriter is known for his vibrant blend of Western pop and African Zulu rhythms. 7:30 p.m. $37. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Songs for Our Heroes
Phoenix Boys Choir performs patriotic songs and new works, as well as sneak peeks of special repertoire and audience favorites, in this monthly salute to veterans, past and present. 6 p.m. Free. Steele Indian School Park Memorial Hall, 300 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, phoenixboyschoir.org, 602-264-5328.
The iconic group formed by original members of David Bowie’s band celebrates the late singer’s music and life, performing the album The Man Who Sold the World in its entirety, as well as other classic hits. 8 p.m. $25-$60. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, talkingstickresort.com, 480-850-7734.
Big Blue Marble
Phoenix Chorale sings its praises for planet Earth — a miraculous place filled with order, chaos and beauty that looks like a big blue marble when viewed from space. F, 7:30 p.m., American Lutheran Church, 17200 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City; Sa, 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.
Sea to Shining Sea
ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra celebrates the 100th anniversary of our national parks with music inspired by our country’s mountains, deserts and seascapes, accompanied by photos and video footage from the National Park Service. F, 7:30 p.m., Boulder Creek High School, 40404 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem; Sa, 7:30 p.m., Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 9205 E. Cave Creek Rd., Carefree; and Su, 3 p.m., American Lutheran Church, 17200 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City. $20, adults; $17.50, seniors; $12, students; free, children 15 and younger, pmaz.org, 623-326-5172.
The Grammy Award-winning DJ, record producer, rapper and songwriter performs poolside. 11 a,m. $30. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, talkingstickresort.com, 480-850-7734.
Known for his signature tenor voice, the former member of The Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash plays a collection of his greatest hits, including “Chicago,” “Ohio” and “Teach Your Children,” as well as new tracks from his 2016 studio album, The Path Tonight. 8 p.m. $35-$85. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, talkingstickresort.com, 480-850-7734.
ABBA: The Concert
Renowned Swedish cover band Waterloo shares the stage with The Phoenix Symphony, performing such hits as “Take a Chance on Me,” “Mamma Mia” and “Dancing Queen.” Sa, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.
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 24-May 1
From Pasadena to Broadway
Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix salutes Broadway with classics from Gilbert and Sullivan, Guys and Dolls, Les Misérables and Man of La Mancha, as well as favorites from the program presented earlier this year to the American Choral Directors Association Western Division Conference in Pasadena. April 24, 3 p.m., Velda Rose United Methodist Church, 5540 E. Main St., Mesa; April 26, 7:30 p.m., All Saints Lutheran Church, 15649 N. Seventh St., Phoenix; and May 1, 3 p.m., Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley. $20, adults; $15, seniors and students; free, children 12 and younger, orpheus.org, 602-271-9396.
Phoenix Symphony musicians play selections, talk about their experiences and answer questions in a casual setting. This month’s featured artists include Adrienne Finet and Tessa Gotman on violin; Mark Deatherage, viola; and Melita Hunsinger, cello. 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Free. Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 8050 E. Mountain View Rd., Scottsdale, 540-905-2315.
Guests enjoy a journey of emotions in this new Scorpius Dance production, which explores the various meanings of the word and those people and things to whom we express our love — from romantic partners, friends, family and strangers who touch us in some way, to the earth and creatures that bring us joy. 7:30 p.m. $25-$35. Phoenix Theatre, 100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, scorpiusdance.com, 602-254-2151.
The Phoenix Symphony
Pianist Martina Filjak makes her Arizona debut as Tito Muñoz conducts the orchestra in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Th, 7:30 p.m., Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale; and F-Sa, 7:30 p.m., Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix. Call for ticket prices, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Celebrating 50 years in the music industry, the country/rock band shaped the sound of the late 1960s when it stepped on the scene and intertwined elements of folk, bluegrass and rock. Hits include “Fishin’ in the Dark,” “Mr. Bojangles,” “Buy for Me the Rain” and “House at Pooh Corner.” 8 p.m. $50-$100. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, talkingstickresort.com, 480-850-7734.
April 30-May 1
Sonoran Desert Chorale
The ensemble closes its season with Between Oceans: Songs of the Americas, featuring music from North America and South America. 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. $18, adults; $15, seniors and students, sonorandesertchorale.org, 480-835-7059.