MUSIC & DANCE

Matt ColeFebruary 1, 2019
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Through March 15
Arizona Musicfest
The nation’s top classical, Broadway, chamber and jazz artists share the stage at this premier winter music festival. This month’s performers include Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Lonesome Traveler with Peter Yarrow, Brian Stokes Mitchell, The Hit Men, Trio Solisti, Ruth Moody Band, Neil Sedaka, Festival Sinfonia, Violins of Hope and the festival orchestra with Robert Moody. Call for times, ticket prices and Carefree, North Scottsdale and Phoenix venues, azmusicfest.org, 480-422-8449.

February 1
Desert Dance Theatre
Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman depicts the story of a courageous woman’s life and her determination to free her people from slavery through the Underground Railroad. 7 p.m. $5. Central High School, 4525 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, desertdancetheatre.org, 480-962-4584.

February 1
Kelly Clarkson
The singer/songwriter with the powerful voice and girl-next-door appeal rose to fame after winning the first season of American Idol. Fans will recognize such hits as “Heartbeat Song,” “Catch My Breath,” “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” “I Don’t Think About You,” “Heat,” “Don’t You Wanna Stay” and “A Moment Like This.” Brynn Cartelli is special guest. 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

February 1
We Banjo 3
The award-winning quartet from Galway, Ireland, finds common ground between old-world tradition and authentic Americana with banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin, creating a sound they have dubbed “Celtgrass.” 7:30 p.m. $26-$38. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.

February 1-2
Chris Botti
The Grammy Award-winning trumpet sensation effortlessly crosses the boundaries between pop, classical and jazz. F, 7:30 p.m., tickets start at $75, Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624; and Sa, 8 p.m., $45-$75, Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

February 1-2
The Phoenix Symphony
Haydn, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Beethoven are on the program as Tito Muñoz conducts the orchestra, with Jennifer Koh featured on violin. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.

February 1-3
Viva Piazzolla!
Ballet Tucson portrays the emotionally charged life of legendary composer Astor Piazzolla through music and dance in this winter concert. Special guest artists include singer Carlos Zapién and the Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Duo from Italy incorporating guitar and bandoneon into the production. F, 7:30 p.m.; Sa, 2 p.m.; Su, 1 p.m. $40-$45. Pima Community College Center for the Arts, 2202 W. Anthem Rd., Tucson, ballettucson.org, 520-903-1445.

February 2
An Evening of Legends
London’s progressive jazz-rock pioneers Soft Machine share the stage with the iconic Levin Brothers, featuring Tony and Pete Levin. 7:30 p.m. $40-$75. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

February 2
The Trocks
An outrageous company of professional male dancers in drag, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo shares its hilarious parody of classic ballet. 7:30 p.m. $38-$68. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.

February 4-28
Concerts at MIM
This month’s concerts include Villalobos Brothers and Flor de Toloache, Feb. 4; Al Jardine: A Postcard from California, Feb. 5; Kalani Pe’a, Feb. 6; Albert Cummings, Feb. 8; The Bad Plus, Feb. 12; Darrell Scott, Feb. 17; and Makana, Feb. 28. Call for times and ticket prices. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.

February 5
Al Jardine
The guitarist, vocalist and songwriter is best known for being one of the founding members of The Beach Boys, who became the rock ’n’ roll voice of the West Coast with their perfect harmonies and original tunes about surfing, beaches, hot rods and California girls. His concert is titled A Postcard from California. 7 p.m. $68.50-$78.50. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.

February 5
Joan Osborn
The soulful vocalist presents Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan, putting an interpretive spin on the rock legend’s evocative tunes. 7:30 p.m. $35-$45. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

February 6
The David Bowie Alumni Tour
Anchored by his longest-standing member, Mike Garson, key alumni musicians of David Bowie’s bands from across the decades present an unforgettable evening of Bowie songs with world-class vocalists and a mix of all-time hits and deep cuts. 7:30 p.m. $33-$68. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

February 6
Nat King Cole Centennial
Vocalists Joe Bourne and Dennis Rowland celebrate the centennial of the birth of this musical legend. 7:30 p.m. $28-$39. Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, asukerr.com, 480-596-2660.

February 6
Side by Side Concert (FREE)
Phoenix Youth Symphony performs with The Phoenix Symphony under the direction of Matthew Kasper. 6:30 p.m. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixyouthsymphony.org, 602-777-7013.

February 7
Kodo
Known for their power and precision, discipline, and athletic and electrifying drumming, the musicians of Kodo explore the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum, the taiko. 7:30 p.m. $31-$51. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

February 7-8
Tracy Byrd
Fans will be singing along to such hits as “Watermelon Crawl,” “The Keeper of the Stars,” “Drinkin’ Bone” and “Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo” as the country singer takes the stage. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $52. Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.

February 7-28
Out to Lunch Concerts (FREE)
Picnic baskets and lunch bags are encouraged as local artists perform in a garden setting. Food and drink also can be purchased on-site. Th, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

February 8
Bodytraffic
Known for its vibrant body of work, the contemporary dance company from Los Angeles performs pieces from its diverse repertoire. 8 p.m. $35-$55. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

February 8
Rodney Marsalis
Originally taught by his cousin, Wynton, and now principal trumpet with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the musician performs with top brass players from across the country as Rodney Marsalis and the Philadelphia Big Brass. 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.

February 8-10
Matthew Morrison’s Broadway
The modern-day song-and-dance man who portrayed Will Schuester on television’s Glee joins The Phoenix Symphony for a musical tour of his 20-year Broadway career, including songs from Finding Neverland, South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza and Footloose. 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.

February 9
Berlin Winds
Phoenix Chamber Music Society hosts the wind quintet. 7:30 p.m. $48. Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley, phoenixchambermusicsociety.org, 602-252-0095.

February 9
Bob Shimizu Quartet
Paying homage to jazz standards and selections from the Great American Songbook, the jazz guitarist performs with Mel Brown on bass; Dowell Davis, drums; and Lamar Gaines, keyboard. 7:30 p.m. $25-$36. Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, asukerr.com, 480-596-2660.

February 9
Jeremy Jordan
The singer/actor shares the stage with pianist and comedian Seth Rudetsky for an intimate evening of popular songs and candid showbiz stories. 8 p.m. $59-$89. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

February 9-10
Arizona Roots Music & Arts Festival
Today’s biggest reggae-rock acts, hip-hop and roots music activists headline this two-day fest, including Rebelution, Stick Figure, Atmosphere, J Boog, Trevor Hall, Dispatch, Collie Buddz, The Movement and Iya Terra. Visit website for times and ticket prices. Rawhide, 5700 W. North Loop Rd., Chandler, arizonarootsfestival.com.

February 10
Helios Vocal Ensemble (FREE)
The Phoenix group performs sacred and secular music from the Renaissance and beyond. 4 p.m. Trinity Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, trinitymusicaz.org, 602-254-7126.

February 10
Scottsdale Philharmonic (FREE)
With a mission of making classical music available to audiences of all ages, the nonprofit orchestra performs music by Stravinsky, Strauss and Marquez. 4 p.m. VIP seating available for $15. Scottsdale Bible Church, 7601 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, scottsdalephilharmonic.com, 480-951-6077.

February 10
Shirley MacLaine
A 50-year veteran of film and television, the Academy Award-winning actress, dancer and author speaks candidly about her extraordinary life, career and spiritual journey. 3 p.m. $48-$68. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.

February 10
Swingin’ on a Star
Salt River Brass performs. 3 p.m. $16-$25. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

February 10, 17
Sunday Concerts in the Garden
This spring outdoor concert series features the Big Pete Pearson Blues Band, Feb. 10; and Jay Allan Band, Feb. 17. 3:30-5:30 p.m. $29.95. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-481-8188.

February 11
2Cellos
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 AC/DC. See for yourself as the duo brings its Let There Be Cello Tour to the Valley. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

February 12
Chicago
Fans can expect to hear such favorites as “Saturday in the Park,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day” and “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” as the legendary band with horns takes the stage. 7:30 p.m. $67-$127. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

February 12
The Choir of Man
Set in an English pub, this spirit-lifting ensemble entertains with rock anthems, pop, folk, choral and opera. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $60. Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.

February 12
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 playing it in its entirety. In this concert, The Romantic Connection: Chopin, Schumann and Liszt, Siegel explains why the romantic era deserves its name and performs music intended to touch the heart of the beloved. 7:30 p.m. $29-$49. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

February 13
Kiss
Known for their trademark larger-than-life performances, the glam-rock legends are kissing the road goodbye with their End of the Road world tour. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

February 13
The Oak Ridge Boys
Known for its distinct four-part harmonies and upbeat songs, the vocal quartet shares four decades of charted singles, including “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God for Kids” and “Trying to Love Two Women.” 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Rd., Gilbert, higleycenter.org, 480-279-7194.

February 14
Esteban: Valentine’s Day Love
Accompanied by his violinist daughter, Teresa Joy, the master guitarist fuses classical and flamenco styles with popular love songs. 7 p.m. $50-$115. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

February 14
Joshua Bell
Often referred to as the “poet of the violin,” Bell continues to enchant audiences with his breathtaking virtuosity, charismatic stage presence and daring choices of repertoire. He performs with Sam Haywood on piano. 7:30 p.m. $30-$80. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

February 14
Valentine’s Concert
Brian Runbeck and Shana Bousard perform songs by Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby and other stars of the Great American Songbook in Where Is Love? Songs of Love, Longing, Romance and Exasperation. 7:30 p.m. $25-$35. Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, asukerr.com, 480-596-2660.

February 14-16
Scorpius Dance Theatre
The Picture of Dorian Gray, a gothic and philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, serves as inspiration as Lisa Starry brings the story to life, portraying her vision through dance, theater, aerial arts, visual arts and music in D.G., Inspired by Dorian Gray. Th, 7:30 p.m.; F-Sa, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $25-$45. Phoenix Theatre, 1825 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, scorpiusdance.com, 602-301-6066.

February 14-17
The Firebird
Ballet Arizona presents this dramatic new work from artistic director Ib Andersen, with live music by The Phoenix Symphony. Based on a Russian fairy tale, the performance tells the classic story through the lens of today while exploring themes of love, fantasy and escapism. La Sylphide, a timeless romantic ballet, rounds out the program. Call for times. Ticket prices start at $25. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, balletaz.org, 602-381-1096.

February 15
Bob Seger
Fans will recognize such hits as “Against the Wind,” “Night Moves,” “Like a Rock,” “We’ve Got Tonight” and “Old Time Rock and Roll” as Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band takes the stage. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

February 15
Bring Me the Horizon
The English rock band performs in celebration of its new album, amo, which explores every aspect of the powerful emotion called love. 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

February 15
Composer’s Choice
Violist and composer Nokuthula Ngwenyama curates this annual show, which features contemporary composers of anything from video games and visual art to film and television. 7:30 p.m. $35-$45. Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, asukerr.com, 480-596-2660.

February 15
Neil Sedaka
From an original teen pop sensation to a superstar, the influential singer-songwriter created some of the biggest hits ever recorded, including “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do,” “Calendar Girl,” “Love Will Keep Us Together” and “Laughter in the Rain.” 7:30 p.m. $43-$89. Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale, azmusicfest.org, 480-422-8449.

February 15-16
Crush Phoenix
Alesso, Blossom, Kaivon, Spag Heddy and Wuki headline this annual festival, which expands to two days this year. Visit website for times and ticket prices. Rawhide, 5700 W. North Loop Rd., Chandler, crush.insomniac.com.

February 16
Murphy’s Celtic Legacy
Featuring lightning-fast footwork and a clash of colors, this high-energy sensation features top Irish dancers and musicians from around the world. 7:30 p.m. $32-$48. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.

February 17
Arizona Winds (FREE)
This 85-member concert band presents A Bernstein Centennial Celebration featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein from his operettas, musicals and ballets, including Candide, Our Town, West Side Story and Fancy Free. 3 p.m. Cactus High School, 6330 W. Greenway Rd., Glendale, azwinds.com, 623-572-3353.

February 17
AZ Swing Kings
Lenny King leads the ensemble in Tribute to Bob Hope & Radio Stars of the 1940s. Celebrity impersonator Lynn Roberts is special guest. 7-9 p.m. $10. Spirit of Grace Church, 15820 W. Clearview Blvd., Surprise, azswingkings.com, 623-977-6000.

February 17
Escher String Quartet
Blockbuster favorites by Mozart, Dvorák and Barber are on the program as Chamber Music Sedona hosts this ensemble. 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.

February 19
Rosanne Cash
The singer/songwriter has earned four Grammy Awards, with 21 Top 40 hits and 11 No. 1 singles to her credit. Among the favorites are “Seven Year Ache,” “Runaway Train” and “Sea of Heartbreak.” 7:30 p.m. $49-$79. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

February 19-March 3
Shen Yu
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. Feb. 19-24, Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix; and March 1-3, Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa. Call for times and ticket prices, shenyun.com/az, 800-880-0188.

February 20
Native Trails (FREE)
Celebrate the rich heritage, culture and traditions of Native Americans through the art of song and dance as this event features traditional instruments, colorful dances and customary attire of various Southwestern tribes. 7:30 p.m. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

February 21
An Evening with Gregory Porter
The Grammy Award-winning jazz singer-songwriter composes socially conscious songs that are timeless yet utterly relevant. 7:30 p.m. $45-$75. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

February 21
Jack Jones
The jazz and pop singer made a name for himself in the ’60s with Grammy Award-winning singles “Lollipops and Roses” and “Wives and Lovers.” 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $60. Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.

February 22
Amy Grant
The Grammy Award-winning Christian and pop singer with the iconic voice performs such hits as “Baby Baby,” “Better Than a Hallelujah,” “House of Love” and “Oh How the Years Go By.” 8 p.m. $35-$75. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

February 22
The Lettermen
The trio shares its trademark harmony and lush romantic arrangements, including such favorites as “The Way You Look Tonight,” “When I Fall in Love” and “Goin’ Out of My Head/Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.” 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.

February 22-24
Pathways of Devotion
Phoenix Chorale shares expressions of spiritual and worldly devotion in this concert featuring music from Purcell to Pärt, Mendelssohn to Larsen. The program concludes with the five “Musical Valentines” – folk songs from Britain and the Americas, originally arranged for The King Sisters. 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. Tickets start at $35, phoenixchorale.org, 602-253-2224.

February 23
Ambrosia
Known for its seductive ballads, the 1970s band from Southern California scored five hit singles, including “How Much I Feel,” “Biggest Part of Me” and “You’re the Only Woman.” 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, talkingstickresort.com, 480-850-7734.

February 23
The Commanders Jazz Ensemble (FREE)
Part of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, this group of 18 airmen carries on the musical tradition of the great big bands, from jazz and swing to Broadway favorites. 3 p.m. Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.

February 23
The Doo Wop Project
This charismatic group tears it up with its musicality, dancing and showmanship in a high-energy show that traces the evolution of doo-wop, from the classic sound of five guys singing harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. 7:30 p.m. $32-$46. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.

February 23
James Francies Trio
The rapidly rising star in jazz piano performs with his ensemble as part of the Lakeshore Music series. 7:30 p.m. $37. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, lakeshoremusic.org, 480-350-2822.

February 23-24
Violins of Hope
Featuring violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, this Arizona Musicfest program honors the history, musicians and music of that time. World-renowned violinist Gil Shaham is guest soloist, performing on the recovered instruments with the festival orchestra. Sa, 8 p.m., $57-$86, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale; and Su, 3 p.m., $25-$86, La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale, azmusicfest.org, 480-422-8449.

February 24
Omer Quartet
Winners of the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the ensemble features violinists Mason Yu and Erica Tursi, violist Jinsun Hong and cellist Alex Cox. The concert is part of the Hayden’s Ferry Chamber Music series program. 2:30 p.m. $30, adults (includes wine reception with the artists); $10, students. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tca.ticketforce.com, 480-350-2822.

February 24
Susana Baca
With a voice that is delicate and soulful, the Peruvian singer is known for her poetic, evocative songs that mix traditional and contemporary themes. 7:30 p.m. $39-$59. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

February 26
Meek Mill
The multiplatinum hip-hop artist brings The Motivation Tour to the Valley. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

February 26
Muse
The Grammy Award-winning English rock band brings its Simulation Therapy world tour to the Valley. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

February 27
Arizona Wind Symphony
The 95-piece concert band presents Into the Future, featuring its Small Ensemble Contest winners. 7 p.m. $10, adults; $7, seniors and students. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, arizonawindsymphony.com, 480-350-2822.

February 27
Rachel Lee Priday
The Korean-American violinist is acclaimed for her beauty of tone and riveting stage presence. 7:30 p.m. $29-$38. Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, asukerr.com, 480-596-2660.

February 27
Sarah Brightman
Showcasing her crystalline, powerhouse voice, the world-renowned soprano performs in support of her uplifting new album, Hymn. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

February 28-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.

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