Bach Festival, Guitar Show
Set To Warm Phoenix
By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine
Jan. 3, 2019 — There is nothing like Phoenix in the winter time. There are a plethora of great events to be entertained by over the next two and even more between January and May: The greatest time to be a Phoenician.
So get out and have a great time with events such as the Arizona Bach Festival.
Or, see some great guitar work from Anthony Mazzella at the Music Instrument Museum.
Or, peruse below and see what tickles your fancy!
Friday, Jan. 4
Polyphemus, play by Alex Tuchi, will be staged today and Jan. 5 at the Stagebrush Theatre, 7020 E. Second St. in Scottsdale. Admission is $5; check out https://greasepaint.org/product/shows
/polyphemus/ to learn more about the play or for other information.
Saturday, Jan. 5
Entertaining audiences for 61 years, Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man is being staged through Jan. 27 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E Monroe St., Phoenix. Admission starts at $45; for showtimes or other info, visit https://arizonatheatre.org/show/the-music-man/
The Phoenix Symphony is presenting A Mozart Celebration today and Jan. 6 in Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix. For showtimes or admission, visit https://tickets.phoenixsymphony.org/single
Sunday, Jan. 6
The Phoenix Art Museum is screening The National Theatre’s The Madness of George III at 1 p.m. at the museum, 1625 N. Central Ave. Admission is $15 or $18; visit http://www.phxart.org/event/d429ef23-dcc8-47a6-0166-38291ce21358 for more details.
MusicaNova Orchestra is presenting The Mystical Muse at 2 p.m. at The Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. They’ll perform works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Edmund Rubbra, César Franck and Akshaya Avril Tucker. Check out http://www.mim.org/events/musicanova-orchestra-the-mystical-muse-cycles-of-inspiration-and-hope/ for ticket prices or other details.
Tuesday, Jan. 8
Looking for a play that has a Tony Award-winning star? Well look no further, Betty Buckley is starring in Hello Dolly! at ASU Gammage, 1200 S Forest Ave., Tempe. For more information visit, https://www.asugammage.com/shows-events/hello-dolly
The Legends of Guitar featuring Anthony Mazzella is coming to the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix. His originally composed music incorporates a multitude of genres from classical to flamenco to rock and roll. For more information, visit http://mim.org/events/legends-of-guitar-featuring-anthony-mazzella/
Wednesday, Jan. 9
Come see the Scandinavian Pain Film Series: Arctic Superstar at The Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. This film shows a musician from the Arctic Highlands of Norway and his challenge of spreading his music when only 20,000 people speak his language. For more information, visit http://www.phxart.org/event/b23ddda8-a27a-4462-b8cf-5d3ef289c263
Friday, Jan. 11
Michael LeDonne, a 14-year veteran at “Smoke” in New York City, along with Joe Farnsworth on drums, Eric Alexander on tenor saxophone, and Peter Bernstein on guitar will bring their eclectic jazz talents to The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt Rd., Phoenix. For more information, visit www.thenash.org
Jan. 11 & 12
The Phoenix Symphony presents Grofé’s picturesque Grand Canyon Suite an astounding experience of the symphony coupled with brilliant high definition images. This are just two performances, Jan. 11 and 12 at Symphony Hall, 75 N 2nd St., Phoenix. For more information, visit https://tickets.phoenixsymphony.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=11154
Saturday, Jan. 12
Step back in time and see the Temptations & The Four Tops at Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix. The show starts at 8 p.m. For more information visit http://www.comericatheatre.com/EventDetail?tmeventid=1900554CA9633B14&offerid=92036
Sunday, Jan. 13
Bring in the new year with a riveting true story of courage with the multimedia drama, Tolton:From Slave to Priest at The Black Theatre Troupe Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center, 1333 E. Washington St., Phoenix. For more information visit, http://blacktheatretroupe.org/tolton-from-slave-to-priest/
Jan. 13 to Feb. 21
The Arizona Bach Festival brings internationally renowned artists to perform Johann Sebastian Bach's great masterpieces in venues across the Valley from Jan. 13 to Feb. 21. Led by Music Director Scott Youngs, musicians featured in the 2019 Festival include two celebrated Arizona State University professors, violinist Katherine McLin and oboist Martin Schuring, joined by violinist Stephen Redfield from the faculty of University of Southern Mississippi. Events will be held throughout the state. Tickets start at $21. For more information, visit arizonabachfestival.org
Sunday, Jan. 15
The local band the Bad Sneakers Band will be performing the music of Steely Dan at the Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. For more information, visit https://www.rhythmroom.com/event/1788090-bad-sneakers-performing-phoenix/
Noted pianist Jeffrey Siegel will perform as part of Keyboard Conversations at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St. Siegel will focus on the music of Rachmaninoff and Debussy. The performance will start at 7:30 p.m. Admission prices range from $29 to $40.. Learn more at https://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/event/celebrating-rachmaninoff-and-debussy/
Sunday, Jan. 18
Travel back in time to 1979 with the play Hostage at the Herberger Theater, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. This play portrays a 1979 story based on true events when students in Tehran took over the American Embassy and the lengths a mother will got to, to be reunited with her son. For more information visit, https://www.herbergertheater.org/calendar/hostage/
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