MozART Group

6300 E. Bell Road AZ, United States

A string quartet that makes you laugh? It’s no joke! Known throughout the world for their brilliant blending of classical music and comedy, the MozART Group is an ingenious fountain of noble craziness. Comprised of exceptional classical musicians, their uproarious vignettes will fill the hall with laughter and great music. The Group’s 2020 Musicfest debut […]

Rhapsody in Blue

6300 E. Bell Road AZ, United States

Festival Orchestra Week kicks off with a centennial celebration of one of today’s most recognized classical compositions, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Joining the Orchestra to perform this iconic Jazz Age masterpiece is the acclaimed Marcus Roberts Trio, offering an innovative and entertaining approach to the beloved work. Maestro Robert Moody and the Orchestra complement the […]

Superman, Schumann & Strauss

6300 E. Bell Road AZ, United States

The musicians of the Festival Orchestra take the spotlight in this special performance highlighting the excellence of the ensemble. The featured masterwork of the concert showcases the orchestral grandeur of Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra, a bold tone poem famously known in popular culture as the opening of 2001: A Space Odyssey. The monumental work was […]

Festival Orchestra POPS

6300 E. Bell Road AZ, United States

From The Greatest Showman and Moulin Rouge to Aladdin and Rent, this concert features music from the stage and screen that uplifts, inspires, and tells the stories of our time.  Broadway’s Telly Leung and Loren Allred (The Greatest Showman, Britain’s Got Talent) join the Festival Orchestra for a special night of both familiar and new […]

Renée Fleming

6300 E. Bell Road AZ, United States

One of the most beloved and celebrated singers of our time, soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. With a repertoire spanning opera and the classical tradition to jazz and Broadway, Fleming has graced the stages of the greatest opera houses, theaters, and concert halls of the […]

Gunhild Carling

6300 E. Bell Road AZ, United States

A brand-new show from last year’s surprise hit artist! Swedish musical sensation Gunhild Carling is an internationally-acclaimed superstar and internet phenomenon. Whether she’s singing favorite jazz standards, playing one of her many instruments (trumpet, trombone, harmonica, oboe, harp, flute, recorder, or jazz bagpipe!), or juggling and tap dancing, Gunhild’s sublime showmanship shines. Part musical extravaganza/part […]

Rita Moreno

9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Road AZ, United States

Rita Moreno is a true Hollywood and Broadway legend, having been honored and recognized for her acclaimed performances on both stage and screen. She has won all four of the most prestigious awards in show business: an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony, and is the recipient of the Peabody Career Achievement Award, […]

Event Series HealthRhythms

HealthRhythms

7950 E Thompson Peak Pkwy AZ, United States

HealthRhythms Group Drumming Sessions are drum circles that meet monthly on Thursdays in the Arizona Musicfest Community Room. Participants choose from a wide array of percussion instruments, and are invited to join facilitator Frank Thompson in improvising rhythms during the hour-long session. No experience required, rather sessions use the drums as a fun gateway activity […]

Judy Collins

9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Road AZ, United States

With an impressive career spanning over sixty years, legendary singer/songwriter Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folk songs and contemporary themes. From “Both Sides Now” and “Send in the Clowns” to “Mr. Tambourine Man” and “Amazing Grace,” Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life […]

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

25150 N. Pima Road AZ, United States

For 60 years, South Africa’s five-time Grammy Award winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo have warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves, and charming onstage banter. It was Paul Simon’s 1987 Graceland album that introduced Ladysmith Black Mambazo to the world. The late former South African President Nelson Mandela designated the […]

Trailblazing Women of Country

9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Road AZ, United States

Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton revolutionized country music and blazed a trail for future generations of female artists. With their chart-topping hits and record-breaking sales, these legendary artists wove threads of contemporary womanhood, musical excellence, earthy glamour, and unapologetic authenticity throughout the tapestry of country music. The result was unprecedented commercial success and […]

World Doctors Orchestra

6300 E. Bell Road AZ, United States

As a special season add-on, Musicfest is pleased to host the World Doctors Orchestra. Featuring 85 physician-musicians from around the globe, the WDO, directed by the German maestro/cardiologist Stefan Willich, has performed concerts around the world since 2008 to advance global health, compassion, and healing through music and charity. The all-American concert program, which features […]

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