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January 5-31  
Concerts at MIM       
This month’s concerts include Extreme Acoustic Guitar, Jan. 5; Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir of the 1960s and Beyond, Jan. 6; Bryan Sutton Band, Jan. 7; Dar Williams: Return to Mortal City, Jan. 8; John Paul White, Jan. 10; Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jan. 11; Rob Kapilow: What Makes It Great? Jan. 12; Martin Sexton, Jan. 13; Andy McKee, Jan. 14; Matt Haimovitz: The Bach Suites – Overture to Bach, Jan. 15; Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Jan. 16-17; Eric Johnson, Jan. 18; Steve Tyrell, Jan. 19-20; David Bromberg, Jan. 21; John Jorgenson Gypsy Jazz Quintet, Jan. 22; Anthony Mazzella: Legends of Guitar, Jan. 26; Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Winter Concert, Jan. 29; and An Evening with George Winston, Jan. 30-31. Call for times and ticket prices. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.

January 6-8
Carmen, Falla & Granados
Tito Muñoz leads this Spanish-inspired program as Grammy Award-winner and opera sensation Isabel Leonard makes her Phoenix Symphony debut. 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.

January 7, 28
Phoenix Chamber Music Society
Trio Solisti performs Jan. 7; and Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI, Jan. 28. 7:30 p.m. $45. Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley, phoenixchambermusicsociety.org, 602-252-0095.

January 11
Pink Martini
Drawing inspiration from around the world, the 12-piece “little orchestra” from Portland, Ore., finds inspiration in virtually every musical genre, from baroque to disco. China Forbes joins the group as featured vocalist. 7:30 p.m. $49-$79. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

January 12
Itzhak Perlman
The reigning virtuoso of the violin is beloved worldwide for his charm and humanity, remarkable skill and artistry, and the irrepressible joy of his music-making. 7:30 p.m. $50-$90. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

January 12-14
Kick-A Showcase
Scorpius Dance Theatre hosts this energetic production featuring new upbeat choreography by Lisa Starry and guest artists. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25. Phoenix Theatre, 100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, scorpiusdance.com, 602-254-2151.

January 13
Country Unplugged Tour
Fans can relive the glory days as Joe Diffie, Mark Chesnutt and Lorrie Morgan perform such hits as “Pickup Man,” “John Deere Green,” “Blame It on Texas,” “Bubba Shot the Jukebox,” “Five Minutes” and “What Part of No.” 8 p.m. $29.50-$69.50. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

January 13
Guitar Masters
Carlos Bonell and Brad Richter perform an eclectic repertoire of classic, folk and pop music. The concert is presented by Gold Canyon Arts Council. 7:30 p.m. $25, advance; $30, at the door; students, $5. Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 E. Kings Ranch Rd., Gold Canyon, gcac1.com, 480-983-2171.

January 13
SFJAZZ Collective
Mirroring the explosion of jazz talent from around the globe, the award-winning jazz ensemble features members who hail from Puerto Rico, New York, Venezuela, Philadelphia, New Zealand and Israel. The concert includes original pieces, as well as music from legendary jazz innovator Miles Davis. 8 p.m. $39-$69. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

January 13
Star Wars: The Music
Get into the intergalactic spirit as The Phoenix Symphony presents John Williams’ acclaimed music, including the “Star Wars Main Theme,” “The Imperial March” and new music from Episode VII – The Force Awakens. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.

January 14
Alley Cats
With tight four-part harmonies and delightful antics, these musical comics serve up a perfect blend of 1950s and ’60s hits and hilarious comedy in Doo-Wop Drive-In. 7:30 p.m. $21-$42. Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Rd., Gilbert, higleycenter.org, 480-279-7194.

January 14
Carmen Lundy
The talented singer with a vocal technique that combines jazz, blues, gospel and classical music presents Soul to Soul, a heartfelt storytelling performance. 7:30 p.m. $25-$35. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, lakeshoremusic.org, 480-350-2822.

January 14
The Kent Camarata
Known for its energetic and colorful performances, the ensemble shares unique arrangements of voice with viola, bassoon and piano. 4 p.m. $25. Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 9205 E. Cave Creek Rd., Carefree, ctlcarefree.org, 480-488-2081.

January 14-15
Simply Sinatra
Journey to the timeless era when The Chairman of the Board ruled the stage as vocalist Steve Lippia joins The Phoenix Symphony. The timeless tribute dedicated to Ol’ Blue Eyes includes such favorites as “Luck Be a Lady,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “I’ve Got the World on a String” and “My Way.” Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 4 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.

January 14-15
Storm Large
The featured vocalist of Pink Martini returns with her band for an evening of American songbook classics, Broadway ballads and rock anthems. Sa, 8 p.m. $29-$59, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS; and Su, 7:30 p.m., $30-$50, Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.

January 14-29
Arizona Bach Festival
Designed to inspire, educate, preserve and elevate the appreciation of Bach, the festival features an array of award-winning classical musicians. Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m., and Jan. 22, 3 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; and Jan. 15 and 29, 3 p.m., All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 6300 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. $23, advance; $25, at the door; $80, season pass, arizonabachfestival.org, 602-357-4224.

January 15
Louis Lortie
The French-Canadian pianist performs an all-Chopin program. 7:30 p.m. $29-$69. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

January 15
West Valley Symphony
Cal Stewart Kellogg conducts the orchestra in a concert featuring works by Bach, Chopin and Beethoven. 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.

January 17 (FREE)
Viva España
This collaborative piano studio recital features works by Spanish composers. 11:30 a.m. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempe.gov/tcafallevents, 480-350-2822.

January 17-18
Arizona Wind Symphony
The 95-piece concert band presents An Evening with the Boston Brass. 7:30 p.m. $15. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, arizonawindsymphony.org, 480-350-2822.

January 18
Beethoven Journey
Featuring pianist Michael Chertock, violinist Peter Zazofsky and cellist Yehuda Hanani, the concert celebrates the maestro’s early, middle and late piano works, including solo, sonatas and trios. 7:30 p.m. $19-$39. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

January 19-March 23 (FREE)
Out to Lunch
Picnic baskets and lunch bags are encouraged as local artists perform in a garden setting. Th, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
January 20 The Fab Four The tribute band is known for its precise attention to detail, and uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ favorites, including “Hey Jude,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday” and “Here Comes the Sun.” 8 p.m. $29.50-$54.50. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

January 20
Jessica Lang Dance
The modern dance company presents The Wanderer, which portrays a tale of jealousy and obsessive desire. 7:30 p.m. $20. Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.

January 20
Piano Man
The music of Billy Joel and Elton John comes to life in this multimedia tribute starring British entertainer Terry Davies on piano and vocals, backed by a nine-piece band. 7:30 p.m. $30-$45, adults; free, students. Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, pinnacleconcerts.com, 480-585-9448.

January 20-21
A Night of Leonard Bernstein
Tito Muñoz leads The Phoenix Symphony and Phoenix Symphony Chorus in a program dedicated to the late composer, conductor, educator and humanitarian. 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.

January 21
Todo Mundo
Known for its messages of unity and equality, the band has been moving dance floors since 2009 with its genre-crossing rumba, samba, reggae and Middle Eastern beat. 7:30 p.m. $19-$25. Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, asukerr.com, 480-596-2660.

January 21
Young Artist Concert
High school harpists Mariana Tiffany and Hannah Guan perform with 10-year-old Lawrence Wen and 12-year-old Asuka Firdaus on piano. 4 p.m. $10-$15. Arizona Piano Company, 4134 E. Wood St., Phoenix, musicanovaaz.com, 480-585-4485.

January 22
Hayden’s Ferry Chamber Music
Pianist Jeffrey Swann plays a Faust-inspired program. 2:30 p.m. $25, adults; $10, students. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempe.gov/tcafallevents, 480-350-2822.

January 22
The King: The Music of Elvis
Backed by a 12-piece orchestra, Broadway and theater veterans Johnny Rodgers, Brian Wilson, Blaine Krauss and drummer Danny Mallon put an all-new twist on such classic hits as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Love Me Tender” and “Don’t Be Cruel.” 3 p.m. $46-$58. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.

January 22 (FREE)
Organ Concert
Kimberly Marshall performs works of César Franck and Johannes Brahms. 3 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, trinitymusicaz.org, 602-252-7126.

January 23
Prague Philharmonia
Featuring renowned pianist Andrew Von Oeyen, the 52-piece orchestra takes the audience through the picturesque Czech countryside in a concert spotlighting some of the most beloved composers in the classical world. 7:30 p.m. $55-$65. Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.

January 24
Keyboard Conversations
Blending performance with lively commentary, renowned concert pianist Jeffrey Siegel offers witty insight into the lives of the great composers, explaining each work before performing it in its entirety. Tonight’s concert, Fiesta! Glorious Music from Spain, showcases soulful melodies and vibrant rhythms by Spanish composers. 7:30 p.m. $29-$49. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

January 24
Pepper
The alt-pop, rock and reggae trio from Hawaii performs. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Livewire, 7320 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale, livewireaz.com, 480-970-1112.

January 25
Acoustic Eidolon
The Colorado-based and internationally acclaimed duo features Joe Scott on a unique 14-string, double-neck banjo/guitar and Hannah Alkire on cello. 7:30 p.m. $25. Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Rd., Gilbert, higleycenter.org, 480-279-7194.

January 26
Alpin Hong
The piano virtuoso joins forces with Portland Cello Project for a concert that blurs the musical lines between classical, rock and jazz. 7:30 p.m. $32-$42. Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.

January 26-27
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Affectionately known as “the Trocks,” this all-male company puts a new spin on the art of dance, playfully bringing to life the heroic characters and plots of celebrated masterpieces, from romantic ballets like Swan Lake to modern masterpieces of Martha Graham. Th, 7:30 p.m.; F, 8 p.m. $39-$69. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7530 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

January 27
Ang Li
The classical concert pianist tickles the ivories. 7:30 p.m. $22-$30. Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, asukerr.com, 480-596-2660.

January 27
Chris Botti
The Grammy Award-winning trumpet sensation makes his first appearance with Arizona Musicfest as the 2017 Winter Festival headliner. A gifted instrumentalist known for effortlessly crossing the boundaries between pop, classical and jazz, Botti performs selections from his hit recordings, including his latest album, Impressions. 7:30 p.m. $34-$82. Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale, azmusicfest.org, 480-840-0457.

January 27 (FREE)
Concert of Soloists
ASU Symphony Orchestra performs with winners of its 2016 soloist competition. 7:30 p.m. ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com, 480-965-3434.

January 27
The 3 International Tenors
Paying tribute to the likes of Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli and Enrico Caruso, the trio entertains with music from opera, musical theater and pop opera. 7:30 p.m. $30-$45, adults; free, students. Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, pinnacleconcerts.com, 480-585-9448.

January 27-28
Breaking Ground
Technical artistry, physical power and unbridled creativity take center stage as CONDER/dance hosts this 10th annual contemporary dance and film festival. The program brings together top dancers, choreographers and digital artists for tiny dances – short five-minute pieces performed on 4-by-4-foot stages – and mainstage performances. 7:30 p.m. $18-$28. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, conderdance.com, 480-350-2TCA.

January 27-29
Under the Streetlamp
Exuding the irresistible rapport of a modern-day Rat Pack, the quartet performs an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook live with The Phoenix Symphony. The program includes doo-wop, Motown, old-time rock ’n’ roll and favorite songs from The Drifters, The Beach Boys and The Beatles. 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.

January 27, 29
Roots & Boots Tour
Pure country is on tap as Pam Tillis, Sammy Kershaw and Collin Raye share the stage for an acoustic concert. The trio of troubadours performs such hits as “Shake the Sugar Tree” from Tillis, “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful” by Kershaw and “My Kind of Girl” from Raye. F, 7:30 p.m., $44-$64, Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680; and Su, 7:30 p.m., $55-$65, Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.

January 28
Drumline Live
Created by the team behind the hit movie, Drumline, this versatile group of musicians and dancers brings explosive energy and athleticism to the marching band experience. 8 p.m. $38-$46. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.

January 28-29
America’s Indigenous Music
Grammy Award-winning flutist R. Carlos Nakai joins MusicaNova in concert. Sa, 3 p.m., Scottsdale Presbyterian Church, 3421 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale; and Su, 4 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. $20-$25, musicanovaaz.com, 480-585-4485.

January 28-29
Madama Butterfly
Puccini’s tragic opera tells the story of love and heartbreaking loss between a young Japanese geisha and a charismatic but callous American sailor. The production is staged by Arizona Opera. Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave., Tucson, azopera.org, 520-293-4336. The performance moves to Symphony Hall, Phoenix, Feb. 3-5.

January 30
Mirage: Visions of Fleetwood Mac
Take a trip back to the ’70s and ’80s as Arizona Musicfest presents this classic tribute celebrating the band’s treasure trove of hits, including “The Chain,” “Don’t Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow)” and “Go Your Own Way.” 7:30 p.m. $24-$67. Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale, azmusicfest.org, 480-840-0457.

January 31 (FREE)
Songs in the Winds
ASU Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra share the stage. 7:30-9 p.m. ASU Gammage Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, herbergerinstitute.asu.edu, 480-965-6447.