Tickets are now on sale for Arizona Musicfest, an 18-concert winter music festival held at venues throughout Scottsdale and North Phoenix from January 29 through March 11, 2016. Artists range from violinist and headliner Joshua Bell (pictured above) to Grammy-award winning vocalist Al Jarreau as well as Broadway performers, bluegrass acts, and pop bands.
You can purchase tickets here or by calling Arizona Musicfest at (480) 840-0457. Tickets start at $24 and range up to $100 for the Bell concert. Bundle packages that offer a 10-20 percent discount on pre-selected shows can also be purchased.
Here’s a quick rundown of this year’s lineup:
Brass Transit: The Music of Chicago: Relive the 70s and 80s as Brass Transit recreates the unforgettable sound of Chicago. Friday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale.
Virtuosity from the Start: Young Musicians Concert: Past Musicfest Competition and scholarship winners display their talents. Sunday, January 31 at 2 p.m. at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale.
Sinatra & More: Backed by a swinging big band, crooner Tony DeSare performs Frank Sinatra’s best. Monday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Highlands Church.
Peter & Will Anderson Quartet: Clarinet and saxophone virtuosos Peter and Will Anderson play jazz standards by Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, and others. Wednesday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Troon Country Club, 25000 N. Windy Walk, Scottsdale.
Al Jarreau: This seven-time Grammy-award winner sings the songs he’s known for as well as selections from his latest album. Friday, February 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Highlands Church.
Run Boy Run in Concert: A Prairie Home Companion regular, Run Boy Run combines country, Celtic, bluegrass, and Appalachian. Monday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Highlands Church.
You’ve Got a Friend: The Music of Carole King & James Taylor: Nashville stars Kristi Manna and Jonathan Birchfield pay tribute to legends Carole King and James Taylor. Friday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Highlands Church.
Kruger Brothers in Concert: The Kruger Brothers weave classical, country, bluegrass, and folk along with astonishing banjo playing into their songs. Saturday, February 13 at 7:30 at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E Mayo Blvd., Phoenix.
Bob Moody & Friends: Cabaret performer Bob Moody is joined on stage by his friend, Metropolitan Opera star Elizabeth Bishop. Tuesday, February 16 at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at Troon Country Club.
Calidore String Quartet: This young quartet’s program features the works of French composers, including Jadin and Debussy. Thursday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Musical Instrument Museum.
Mozart’s 25th and Mahler’s “Titan” Symphony Arizona Musicfest Orchestra: Conducted by Robert Moody, the Arizona Musicfest Orchestra plays the classics. Tuesday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church.
Joshua Bell with the Arizona Musicfest Orchestra: The “greatest American violinist today” performs Bruch’s popular Violin Concerto and Dvořák’s beloved Symphony No. 7. Thursday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. at La Casa de Cristo Church, 6300 E Bell Road, Scottsdale.
Esteban with the Arizona Musicfest Orchestra: The renowned guitarist brings a Spanish flair to symphonic classics, backed by a full orchestra. Friday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Highlands Church.
Carmina Burana: This concert features the riveting masterpiece, Carmina Burana, performed by the Arizona Musicfest Orchestra and Chorus as well as works from the opera Salome. Sunday, February 28 at 3 p.m. at La Casa de Cristo Church.
Dukes of Dixieland: Dancing with the Dukes: The oldest continuing Dixieland band brings a night of traditional New Orleans jazz to Scottsdale. Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Highlands Church.
The Broadway Tenors: Three of Broadway’s leading men perform some of the stage’s greatest hits, including songs from Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Book of Mormon, and Wicked. Sunday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Highlands Church.
The Australian Bee Gees: Disco lives again when the Australian Bee Gees take the stage to belt out their namesake’s greatest hits in Arizona Musicfest’s finale. Friday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Highlands Church.
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