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Dec
13
3:00 PM15:00

Handel's Messiah

General Admission: $49

Handel's massive oratorio makes a profound musical statement of the Christian faith, celebrating the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  The acclaimed and popular "Hallelujah" chorus highlights this classical favorite. Music Director Tito Muñoz and The Phoenix Symphony return to present the full-length version of Messiah, joined by The Phoenix Symphony Chorus and soloists.

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Isabelle Demers, organ
Apr
24
7:30 PM19:30

Isabelle Demers, organ

Premium Seating: $35;
General Admission: $20;
Student: Free

VIRTUOSITY AND CHARM

A native of Quebec, Isabelle Demers is rapidly becoming recognized as one of North America’s most virtuosic organists. Demers is Organ Professor and Head of the Organ Program at Baylor University in Texas along with maintaining an active international concert schedule. Recent engagements include the cathedrals of Cologne and Regensburg in Germany, St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, the Royal Opera House of Muscat, Oman as well as major universities and concert halls across the United States. Critics agree that her performances are stunning, powerful and moving yet performed with “consummate musicianship” (The Diapason) - truly an event not to be missed. This concert is co-sponsored by the Central Arizona Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

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West Valley Symphony
Mar
21
7:30 PM19:30

West Valley Symphony

Cal Stewart Kellogg, conductor

Premium Seating: $45;
General Admission: $27;
Main Floor Rear: $15;
Student: Free

SHALL WE DANCE?

On December 15, 1968, residents of Sun City gathered for the first performance of what is now known as the West Valley Symphony. Maestro Kellogg was named Music Director/Conductor of the group in April 2009, and with his personable style and exceptional talent the orchestra continues to provide stirring performances for the West Valley throughout the year. Now the orchestra travels to the east side of the Valley to present an entertaining program of dance music which will include the “Bacchanale” from Saint-Saens’ Samson and Delilah, Polovtsian Dances by Borodin and Ravel’s Bolero along with other well-known works. 

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The Hyltons & Friends
Mar
13
7:30 PM19:30

The Hyltons & Friends

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Premium Seating: $35;
General Admission: $20;
Student: Free

VOCAL FIREWORKS!

Long time Music Directors at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church Brent and Marilyn Hylton have invited former soloists of the Chancel Choir to return and present a concert with Pinnacle's current soloists. Jeff Jones, baritone, is Music Professor at Coastal Carolina University; Sean Clark, tenor, sings with the Canadian Opera Co.; Jennifer Allen, mezzo-soprano, is establishing a career on the East coast; Ryan Keller, tenor, is forging a singing career in the Midwest; and Kira Rugen, soprano, returns after earning a doctoral degree in choral conducting. All will join forces with current soloists Adrienne Goglia, Valerie Perkins, Andrew Peck and Toby Kidd to present an evening of stellar vocal music accompanied by the Hyltons. With repertoire ranging from opera arias to Broadway hits, there is sure to be something for everyone, and the vocal fireworks when they all sing together are not to be missed! 

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First Day
Jan
30
7:30 PM19:30

First Day

Premium Seating: $45; 
General Admission: $27; 
Main Floor Rear: $15;
Student: Free

SONGS OF PRAISE AND INSPIRATION

From the “First Day” these vocalists joined forces they have captivated and inspired audiences of all ages with their unique blend of a cappella music. First Day is a five-man all-vocal band performing contemporary songs of praise in the southern gospel style. Featuring tight harmonies, deep bass, amazing vocal percussion and relevant lyrics, the group delivers a bold style of music that entertains and uplifts all who hear them. 

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The Brothers Four
Jan
25
4:00 PM16:00

The Brothers Four

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Premium Seating: $45;
General Admission: $27;
Main Floor Rear: $15;
Student: Free

TRY TO REMEMBER

The smooth musical sounds of The Brothers Four have delighted millions for fifty years. They have played thousands of college concerts, serenaded four U.S. presidents at the White House, performed with symphony orchestras and jazz stars, and entertained in dozens of foreign countries. Internationally acclaimed, they are truly “America’s Musical Ambassadors to the World.” They are known for such hits as “Yellow Bird”, “Try to Remember” and “The Green Leaves of Summer” to name just a few. Their all-acoustic performances include guitars, banjo, mandolin, upright bass and the trademark rich blend of their four voices. An afternoon with this quartet is an unforgettable time of pure music and entertainment. 

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Mark Kroos, double neck guitar
Jan
16
7:30 PM19:30

Mark Kroos, double neck guitar

Premium Seating: $45;
General Admission: $27;
Main Floor Rear: $15;
Student: Free 

UNIQUE DOUBLE NECK GUITAR

Based in Charlotte, NC, Mark Kroos is one of the only people in the world touring with a double neck guitar. His style is characterized by open harmonies, polyphonic textures, incredible tapping technique, and is as entertaining to watch as it is to hear. His performances burst with energy and magnetism not typical of solo guitar music. Drawing influence from folk, Celtic, indie and even punk rock artists as well as other great guitarists, Mark Kroos has developed his own edge to the acoustic guitar. In July 2011 Mark took first place in Guitar Play Magazine’s International Guitar Superstar Competition in Nashville, prompting critics to claim his sensitivity to the music and positive energy to be truly refreshing. 

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Charles Lewis Jazz Quintet
Jan
9
7:30 PM19:30

Charles Lewis Jazz Quintet

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Premium Seating: $35; 
General Admission: $20; Student: Free

AND ALL THAT JAZZ

Few names in the jazz community command more respect than Charles Lewis, the first jazz-category inductee of the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame. Born in Philadelphia, Charles began performing on piano at church functions when he was only seven years old. He moved to Arizona in 1953 to attend ASU and formed The Charles Lewis Quintet after playing with several other bands first. The current quintet includes critically acclaimed flutist Joe Corral, the multi-talented Frank Smith on alto/tenor sax and flute, Dwight Kilian, one of the Southwest’s finest jazz bassists and Dom Moio, one of the Valley’s most in-demand drummers. Together they present an evening of unforgettable jazz music. 

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Phoenix Symphony - Handel's "Messiah"
Dec
14
3:00 PM15:00

Phoenix Symphony - Handel's "Messiah"

General Admission: $49

ALWAYS A SOLD-OUT PERFORMANCE

Handel’s massive oratorio makes a profound musical statement of the Christian faith, celebrating the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The acclaimed and popular “Hallelujah” chorus highlights this classical favorite. Music Director Tito Muñoz and the Phoenix Symphony return to present the full-length version of Messiah, joined by The Phoenix Symphony Chorus and soloists.

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Celebration of Christmas
Dec
7
4:00 PM16:00

Celebration of Christmas

December 7th at 4:00PM & 7:00PM

Free Concert - a donation is requested* 

HOLIDAY MAGIC

The magic and promise of the Christmas season come alive with this annual holiday concert. With a mixture of bells, brass, strings and voices, Celebration of Christmas creates a festive occasion that is the perfect way to herald the season. Join the Pinnacle Chancel Choir, Pinnacle Pealers and special instrumental guests for a memorable and inspirational holiday experience. 

*FREE. A special offering will be received to further the fine arts program of Pinnacle Presbyterian Church 

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Classical Revolution PHX
Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

Classical Revolution PHX

Premium Seating: $35; General 
Admission: $20; Student: Free

CLASSICAL MUSIC UNDER A NEW LENS

Classical Revolution PHX presents a mix of artists and ensembles programming original works and arrangements in a variety of styles. They seek to emphasize the fun and power of classical compositions performed in a casual manner, breaking down the traditional expectations of classical music by taking it into the community - on public transportation, into pubs, open spaces, alternative venues and beyond - to expose the art form to new audiences. In 2013, they received Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton’s Arts Award for Music Organization. Featured at this concert are Clarinets for Conservation; Christopher Charbonneau and Hanah Vutipadadorn, saxophone and piano duo; Jennifer Bindel, collaborative piano and vocalist; and the Classical Revolution PHX String Quartet. 

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Afrizo
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Afrizo

Free Concert - a donation is requested* 

SINGING JOYFUL PRAISES! 

Afrizo is a group of Daystar University students who sing in a variety of African traditions. Founded more than 35 years ago, Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya is the first Africa-led Christian liberal arts university in Africa. Its 4200 students come from 20 African countries, and many return to their communities empowered to address the difficult issues facing them. The African gospel-style music presented by Afrizo is sung in English, Swahili and African tribal languages, resulting in a concert of joyful praise. 

*FREE. A special offering will be received to support scholarships for Daystar University students. 

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The St. Olaf Band
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

The St. Olaf Band

Dr. Timothy Mahr, conductor

General Admission: $20; Student: Free


ONE OF AMERICA’S PREEMINENT BANDS 

The St. Olaf Band is the oldest music organization at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, a campus internationally renowned for its high caliber of musical ensembles. Directed by Dr. Timothy Mahr, the band is noted for superb musicianship and performs the very best compositions and symphonic band transcriptions in an exciting, crowd-pleasing style. The band tours annually throughout the country and has traveled several times to Norway, Great Britain, Japan, central Europe and most recently to the Mediterranean. 

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Phoenix Symphony
Oct
5
3:00 PM15:00

Phoenix Symphony

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Tito Muñoz, conductor 
Amy Dickson, saxophone

General Admission: $49 


APPALACHIAN SPRING

Maestro Tito Muñoz continues his triumphant and dynamic inaugural season with Aaron Copland’s quintessential masterpiece, Appalachian Spring. Reminiscent of an idealized America, Copland’s harmonic and luxurious Pulitzer Prize-winning ballet suite has become one of the most inspiring and symbolic works of the 20th century. Classical saxophonist Amy Dickson, the premiere UK Classical artist who has won Breakthrough Artist of the Year, will also make her debut. Her unique sound will be heard in John Williams’ lively and energetic “Escapades” from Catch Me If You Can, as well as in Jennifer Higdon’s Soprano Sax Concerto. The concert begins with Morton Gould’s Spirituals. 

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