1 PERFORMING LIVE SEASON BROCHURE MEMBERS PREVIEW LUDOVICO EINAUDI ESSENTIAL EINAUDI HOST OF PUBLIC RADIO S RADIOLAB JAD ABUMRAD GLOBALFEST ON THE ROAD THE NEW GOLDEN AGE OF LATIN MUSIC GEORGE BENSON & KENNY G
2 DENNIS DEYOUNG THE MUSIC OF STYX AUG 11, :00PM IKEDA THEATER $35-$55 Dennis DeYoung is a founding member of Styx, not only is he the lead singer, but he is the writer of seven of the band s eight Top Ten Hits. His live concert showcases Styx greatest hits including Lady, Babe, Come Sail Away, Mr. Roboto, Rockin the Paradise and more. Dennis is a legendary singer, songwriter, keyboardist, composer and record producer. His career spans over 40 years and his voice is one of the most recognizable in the music world today. THE POWER OF THAT MUSIC STILL, TO THIS DAY, BYPASSES THE BRAIN AND GOES STRAIGHT TO THE HEART. YOU DON'T HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT; IT'S SOMETHING THAT YOU FEEL. JOHN STAMOS ON THE BEACH BOYS Presented in partnership with Live Nation. THE BEACH BOYS SEPT 17, :00PM IKEDA THEATER $45-$99.50 The Beach Boys are one of America s greatest rock bands. Songs like Good Vibrations, Fun Fun Fun, Help Me Rhonda, and Surfin USA became anthems for a generation and continue to engage new fans today. The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of this iconic American band. Please note that this tour will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks. Presented in partnership with Emporium Presents and R Entertainment.
3 TAKE ME TO THE RIVER OCT 6, :30PM PIPER THEATER $46 Featuring Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby Rush, William Bell, Frayser Boy, Al Kapone, The Hi Rhythm Section and the Stax Alumni Band, and produced by the TMTTR Education Initiative group, this live concert is a journey through the soul of American music. These artists are featured in the TMTTR documentary film celebrating the inter-generational and inter-racial musical influence of Memphis in the face of pervasive discrimination and segregation. Rolling Stone says "TMTTR was one of the best things we saw at Bonnaroo. William Bell brought stunning theatricality and dynamics. Bobby Rush was at once gorgeous, deep, moving, and hilarious." TAKE ME TO THE RIVER WAS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS WE SAW AT BONNAROO. ROLLING STONE LUDOVICO EINAUDI Essential Einaudi OCT 17, :30PM IKEDA THEATER $40-$80 Known as a pianist with Rock God tendencies Daily Telegraph, Einaudi s unique musical alchemy draws on elements of classical, rock, electronica, and world music. Luminous, emotive, effortlessly lyrical, and always supremely refined, his music and performance have rendered traditional definitions of genre and audience obsolete. Einaudi released a series of chart-topping albums and has quietly become one of the most successful musicians on the planet. His music has been featured in blockbusters including Black Swan, The Reader, This Is England and J. Edgar. Go online to see Ludovico's Elegy for the Artic (Greenpeace): youtube.com/user/ludovicoeinaudi
4 HOME FREE OCT 25, :30PM IKEDA THEATER $26.50-$32.50 VIP MEET & GREET $150 Founded by brothers Chris and Adam Rupp, Home Free has been perfecting their live show for years prior to winning The Sing-Off. Their experience on the road carried them to a Sing-Off victory, swelling their fan base and bringing their homegrown country style into a national spotlight. Home Free continues to entertain audiences nationwide with their high-energy show that meshes Nashville standards with pop hits dipped in country flavor. They arrive in town on the heels of their debut release on Columbia Records, Country Life. Presented in partnership with Emporium Presents. DAY OF THE DEAD Mexrrissey/La Santa Cecilia/ Mariachi Flor de Toloache OCT 27, :00PM MEXRRISSEY L A S A N TA C E C I L I A M A R I A C H I F LO R D E T O LO A C H E IKEDA THEATER $38 Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with the diverse sounds of modern Mexico. Los Angeles based La Santa Cecilia s unique sound blends Latin rhythms and rock and world music, earning them a Best Latin Rock Album GRAMMY. Mexrrissey reimagines songs by Morrissey and The Smiths in Spanish with a definitive Mexican instrumentation and voice. GRAMMY -nominated Mariachi Flor de Toloache is the first all-female mariachi group who recently toured with Dan Auerbach s band The Arcs. STEEP CANYON RANGERS NOV 3, :30PM PIPER THEATER $33 What does North Carolina sound like? In a state that s also produced Doc Watson, James Taylor and the Avett Brothers, there s hardly a more well-rounded answer than the Steep Canyon Rangers. A bluegrass band at their core, the Steep Canyon Rangers effortlessly walk the line between festival favorite and sophisticated string orchestra. They re as danceable as the most progressive, party-oriented string band, and equally comfortable translating their songs for accompaniment by a full symphony.
5 THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS NOV 25, :00PM IKEDA THEATER $32.50-$59.50 With a string of #1 classics, including the most played song in radio history, You ve Lost That Lovin Feelin, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield topped the charts in four decades. Says Medley after Bobby s death, No one could ever take Bobby s place, but when I caught Bucky Heard s show it all came together I found the right guy to help me recreate the magic. The concert experience features their biggest hits Soul & Inspiration, Unchained Melody, Medley s Grammy-winning Dirty Dancing theme The Time of My Life, and much more! Presented in partnership with Emporium Presents DAVE KOZ & FRIENDS 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour with Special Guests David Benoit, Rick Braun, Peter White & introducing Selina Albright DEC 13, :30PM IKEDA THEATER $59-$89 VIP MEET & GREET $189 This year s 20th anniversary tour promises to be extra-special, reuniting Koz with two members of the original lineup David Benoit and Peter White and Rick Braun, a guest on many of Dave s holiday jaunts, dating back to the early years. Newcomer Selina Albright will also join in the festivities. Together, the five remarkable artists will perform fresh renditions of Christmas classics as well as a Chanukah medley and hits from their respective catalogs.
6 MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS By Chip Davis DEC 16, :00PM & 7:30PM ON SALE JUNE 18 TH IKEDA THEATER $36-$81 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America s favorite holiday tradition for the past 30 years. Grammy Award-winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard s Seasonal Charts every year! FAB FOUR JAN 19, :00PM IKEDA THEATER $29.50-$57.50 The Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' songs, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. This incredible stage show includes three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career. Hear such classics as "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Penny Lane," "Here Comes The Sun," and "Hey Jude." Presented in partnership with Emporium Presents. DARLENE LOVE LOVE S THUNDERBOLT VOICE IS AS EMBEDDED IN THE HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL AS ERIC CLAPTON S GUITAR... THE NEW YORK TIMES FEB 7, :30PM PIPER THEATER $48-$68 The New York Times raves; Darlene Love s thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of Rock and Roll as Eric Clapton s guitar or Bob Dylan s lyrics. This Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has done it all from the highly successful Lethal Weapon film Series and the Oscar winning Twenty Feet From Stardom to appearing on Broadway in Hairspray and Grease. As part of Phil Spector s wall of sound hit factory, her Billboard hits include: "He s a Rebel," "The Boy I m Gonna Marry," "Wait Until My Bobby Gets Home," "He s a Fine, Fine Boy" and many others. Rolling Stone has proclaimed Darlene Love to be one of the greatest singers of all time. Presented in partnership with FX Arts Management
7 JAKE SHIMABUKURO FEB 21, :30PM IKEDA THEATER $37 Compared to the likes of Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix, ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro is bringing his lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques to the Valley for an enthralling evening of jazz, pop and funk. One of the world s most exciting and innovative ukulele players and composers, Jake redefines ukulele music performing everything from traditional Hawaiian tunes to covers of popular hits like George Harrison s While My Guitar Gently Weeps and Queen s Bohemian Rhapsody. Shimabukuro has elevated this simple, four string, two octave instrument to a classical artform. He is able to cross a range of genres with ease, using skills appropriate to each. He produces string sounds resembling an acoustic tenor guitar that mix flamenco, classical, blues, and acoustic rock fingerstyling. - GratefulWeb.com JOHN MCEUEN FEB 23, :30PM PIPER THEATER $30 McEuen brings decades of worldwide performing experience with banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin. Referred to as the String Wizard, he weaves stories of his travels and family life, taking us on his musical path. A founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John instigated the 1972 classic Will the Circle Be Unbroken album, which is in the Library of Congress as one of America s most important recordings. With music from the 1960 s to now, original songs laced with hits, and a tribute to the Circle album music, it all comes to life in an evening of acoustic music in overdrive. GOBSMACKED! MAR 4, :30PM IKEDA THEATER $30-$40 Direct from sell-out seasons in London, Hong Kong and Edinburgh comes the mind-blowing vocal show GOBSMACKED! This next-generation a cappella show from the UK redefines the limits of the human voice. Featuring the reigning world champion beatboxer Ball-Zee and an international cast of world-class vocalists, GOBSMACKED! weaves stories through traditional street corner harmonies to cutting edge, multi-track live looping. Heart-stopping harmonies and jaw dropping beatboxing guarantees the audience will leave with a song in their hearts and a smile on their face.
8 GLOBALFEST ON THE ROAD - THE NEW GOLDEN AGE OF LATIN MUSIC Orkesta Mendoza and Las Cafeteras MAR 13, :30PM PIPER THEATER $38 The New Golden Age of Latin Music is being created here in the United States. The Mexican-American communities of AZ and CA are merging styles of music that reflect the changing borders and shared cultural identities. Orkesta Mendoza and Las Cafeteras are two exciting bands forging inspired new paths for the fabled Latin sound. The infectious indie mambo band, and an Arizona favorite, Orkesta Mendoza mixes Latin styles like cumbia, merengue and ranchera through a psychedelic mambo and post-punk prism, creating a one-of-a-kind sound. Alternative Chicano band Las Cafeteras recreates traditional Afro-Caribbean Son Jarocho music in a wildly vibrant style I WANT TO BREAK THE STEREOTYPE THAT TRADITIONAL JAZZ IS. BRIA SKONBERG BRIA SKONBERG MAR 16, :30PM PIPER THEATER $33 Wielding a unique blend of modern-day pop sensibility and sizzling musicianship, Skonberg aims for a sense of allure on her new collection. Producer Matt Pierson is credited with helping her create music that is curious and exotic, playing with tension and storytelling. Elite jazz chops, artfully mixed with worldly rhythms and contemporary songwriting, result in a sophisticated pop sound closely resembling that of Michael Bublé, Diana Krall, and Harry Connick Jr. Bria s original tunes include the tango Curious Game, the bluesy instrumental Down in the Deep, and the Brazilian-flavored How Can It Be. PETER YARROW & NOEL PAUL STOOKEY OF PETER, PAUL & MARY MAR 23, :00PM IKEDA THEATER $45-$65 Legendary folk singers Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey celebrate the music of Peter, Paul and Mary! This will be one of just a few concerts Peter and Noel Paul will be performing this year. Known for such classics as "If I Had a Hammer, "Where Have All the Flowers Gone, "Puff, The Magic Dragon, "Leaving on a Jet Plane, and "Blowin' in the Wind," Peter and Noel Paul carry on the proud folk tradition. Share the evening come sing these songs and more with us! Presented in partnership with Live Nation.
9 ARLO GUTHRIE Re:Generation Tour MAR 29, :30PM IKEDA THEATER $26-$56 Arlo Guthrie is a Mesa Arts Center favorite and a legendary artist who shares timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs as he carries on the Guthrie family legacy. With his singular voice, as both a singer-songwriter and social commentator, he has maintained a dedicated fan base that spans the globe. His artistic ventures help bridge an often-divided world through his powerful spirit of song, and his inimitable musical ingenuity forges to new creative heights as he continues to entertain generations.... MY SONGS HAVE TO BE SINCERE, AND THEY HAVE TO BE SUNG FROM A POSITION OF INNER CONVICTION. ARLO GUTHRIE DAVID ARCHULETA APR 14, :00PM IKEDA THEATER $51-$71 David Archuleta became a star at just 16. In 2008 more than 30 million television viewers fell in love with his angelic voice and their 44 million votes made him American Idol runner-up in Season 7. Soon after, David signed with Jive Records and his first single Crush, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the week of its release. This is a must-see concert. Get tickets early, they will sell out! BOSTON POPS ORCHESTRA with Keith Lockhart playing the music of John Williams APR 17, :30PM IKEDA THEATER $50-$140 Affectionately known as America s Orchestra, the Boston Pops is the most recorded and arguably the most beloved orchestra in the country, beginning with the establishment of the modern-era Pops by Arthur Fiedler and continuing through the innovations introduced by John Williams and the new-millennium Pops spearheaded by Keith Lockhart. The Boston Pops performs the best music of the past and present, appealing to the widest possible audience with a broad spectrum of styles, from jazz to pop, indie rock to big band, film music to the great American songbook, and Broadway to classical, making it the perfect orchestra for people who don t know they like orchestras! Keith Lockhart
10 CLASSICAL MUSIC INSIDE OUT Original Classic Jazz Masters CHOPIN/BOLLING AND THE MATT HERSKOWITZ TRIO with Special Guest violinist, Lara St. John and GRAMMY award winner Zuill Bailey SEP 21, :30PM CLASSICAL MUSIC INSIDE OUT It is my privilege to continue to build on the cultural landscape of the valley through IS UNDER ARTISTIC DIRECTION OF arts, education and community engagement. Classical Music Inside Out strives to GRAMMY AWARD WINNING make music accessible to all by creating unforgettable presentations from the classroom to the concert hall. Join me in this exciting fourth season as we rediscover ZUILL BAILEY great masterpieces celebrating complete works of rarely performed music. Let Beethoven, Bach and Chopin fill your soul. Music is humanity, music is community and music is life." - Zuill Bailey PIPER THEATER $30-$45 6:45PM PRE-SHOW WITH ZUILL BAILEY Hear Frédéric Chopin as reimagined by the Matt Herskowitz trio, in a 21st century context of mixed genres, grooves and improvisation. The program showcases the complete Sonata no. 2 in Bb minor, op. 35, and includes new original compositions by Matt Herskowitz inspired by Chopin himself. The eclectic evening begins with the incomparable music of Claude Bolling and highlights from his Suites for Cello and Jazz Piano, and Violin and Jazz Piano. The ensemble includes Zuill Bailey, cello and Lara St. John, violin. Young Artists Development Series The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University Presents: TRIO JINX with special guest performance by Zuill Bailey NOV 16, :30PM PIPER THEATER $20-$30 6:45PM PRE-SHOW WITH ZUILL BAILEY Trio Jinx brings together the low hums of double bass, spinning lines of flute and amber swirls of violin/viola. They are a classical core trio, offering an evening of classical music spiced with dashes of folk, jazz and improvisation. Trio Jinx is a part of the Young Artist Development Series by Peabody Conservatory, a program of Johns Hopkins University. CHOPIN BY CANDLELIGHT A Post-Valentine s Day Engagement with Piers Lane FEB 15, :30PM PIPER THEATER $30-$45 6:45PM PRE-SHOW WITH ZUILL BAILEY In Chopin by Candlelight, British-Australian pianist Piers Lane will enchant the audience with a complete account of the Nocturnes by the much-loved Romantic composer (performed in the atmospheric glow of candlelight). Chopin remains unsurpassed as a composer for the piano. He knew how to make the instrument sing at its lyrical best, says Lane. The music speaks eloquently to people everywhere of the beauty, the heartbreak, the dance, the yearning, the rhythm, the soul, of life itself.
11 CAMERON CARPENTER IT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE AT A YOUNG AGE TO BE INVITED TO EMBRACE CLASSICAL MUSIC. LUCIANO PAVAROTTI FEB 24, :30PM PIPER THEATER $30-$45 Cameron Carpenter is having a ball smashing the stereotypes of organists and organ music, all the while generating international acclaim and controversy unprecedented in his field. Cameron's repertoire from the complete works of J. S. Bach to film scores, his original compositions and hundreds of transcriptions and arrangements is probably the largest and most diverse of any organist. He is the first 'concert organist' in history to prefer the digital organ to the pipe organ, and to champion it as the future of the instrument. A BEETHOVEN CELEBRATION with Kurt Nikkanen, Scott Rawls and Zuill Bailey. A Week Long Experience Witness the complete Beethoven String Trios. These virtuostic masterpieces were the precursor to his legendary Quartets. Lyrical, complex and melodic, these works of art have stood the test of time. This season Artistic Director/Cellist, Zuill Bailey will be joined by his close friends violinist Kurt Nikkanen and violoist Scott Rawls to celebrate Beethoven. BEETHOVEN UNDER THE STARS TRIO FOR VIOLIN, VIOLA & CELLO IN E-FLAT MAJOR, OPUS 3 SERENADE FOR VIOLIN, VIOLA & CELLO IN D MAJOR, OPUS 8 MAR 19, :30PM $20 BEETHOVEN IN THE HOUSE TRIO FOR VIOLIN, VIOLA & CELLO IN G MAJOR OPUS 9/1 TRIO FOR VIOLIN, VIOLA & CELLO IN D MAJOR OPUS 9/2 TRIO FOR VIOLIN, VIOLA & CELLO IN D MAJOR OPUS 9/3 MAR 22, :30PM PIPER THEATER $30-$45 6:45PM PRE-SHOW WITH ZUILL BAILEY CLASSICAL MUSIC INSIDE OUT IS SPONSORED BY BILL PASSEY AND MARIA SILVA
12 BILLY COBHAM S SPECTRUM 40 JUL 22, :30PM PIPER THEATER $35 GENERAL ADMISSION, $50 VIP RESERVED SEATING Join us for the finale of the Art of the Rhythm Section week with music legend Billy Cobham and Spectrum 40. Since his breakthrough in the early 1970s, this founding member of Mahavishnu Orchestra, and drummer/leader has had a strong influence on the course of jazz and jazz-fusion. Billy Cobham remains a tireless musical explorer. Don t miss this electrifying and memorable performance by Billy and the Spectrum 40 Band, featuring Dean Brown (guitar); Ric Fierabracci (bass) and Gerry Etkins (keyboards). Presented in partnership with Art of the Rhythm Section. HERBIE HANCOCK AUG 17, :30PM IKEDA THEATER $35-$65 WE HAVE NEVER HAD SUCH A HISTORIC GATHERING OF JAZZ MUSICIANS IN ONE SEASON. - R AND Y VOG E L DIR ECT O R OF PER FOR MING LIVE For the first time since Mesa Arts Center opened, Jazz Legend Herbie Hancock performs. Continually re-imagining jazz, the ever-ingenious Oscar and multiple Grammy-winning pianist, will bring his newest mind-blowing explorations to the Ikeda Theater. Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music; he has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his unmistakable voice. With an illustrious career spanning five decades and 14 GRAMMY Awards, including Album of the Year for River: The Joni Letters, he continues to amaze audiences across the globe. THE BREEZIN & BREATHLESS TOUR with George Benson & Kenny G SEPT 15, :00PM Herbie Hancock piano/keyboards / Vinnie Colaiuta drums James Genus bass / Lionel Loueke guitar Terrace Martin keyboards/saxophone IKEDA THEATER $55-$130 Celebrating the 40th anniversary of George Benson s Breezin and the 25th anniversary of Kenny G s Breathless, each artist s set will feature classic album cuts and greatest hits as well as songs they perform together. Collectively they have sold over 125 million albums, won 11 GRAMMYs and achieved 16 #1 Albums and 10 #1 Hit Songs. Don t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see two legends come together for one iconic show!
13 HUDSON Jack DeJohnette, John Medeski, John Scofield and Larry Grenadier Celebrate Jack s 75th OCT 25, :30PM PIPER THEATER $37-$47 This cooperative all-star band calls themselves Hudson, named after the Hudson River Valley they all affectionately call home. There s a belief that geography defines destiny and that the place you live can have a profound impact on who you ultimately become. The collective known as Hudson demonstrates qualities and virtues consistent with its namesake creatively rich, highly interactive and loaded with possibility. Drummer Jack DeJohnette, bassist Larry Grenadier, keyboardist John Medeski, and guitarist John Scofield team up to celebrate their mutual musical histories and Jack s 75th birthday in an amazing new collaboration. GREGORY PORTER NOV 5, :30PM PIPER THEATER $37-$47 An artist whose music is timeless yet utterly of its time, Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as his generation s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with Take Me to the Alley, winner of the 2017 GRAMMY Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album, and the follow-up to his 2013 Blue Note debut Liquid Spirit. Yet, in his remarkable career, Porter has demonstrated an innate ability to transcend genre and connect with audiences from all walks of life. His new music reflects the singer s mindful growth as an artist and person amidst the constant touring demands that result from tremendous international success. JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH CHICK COREA MAR 27, :30PM IKEDA THEATER $51-$79 Pianist and composer Chick Corea joins the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra a group he calls the greatest big band on the planet to perform transformative new iterations of his music. Over the course of a legendary career, Corea has explored styles ranging from bebop, soul jazz, and fusion to Latin jazz and the avant-garde, earning him 24 GRAMMY Awards and counting. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra s masterful arrangers have created unique big band versions of this music, showcasing the depth and imagination found in Corea s compositions. This performance will also demonstrate why Corea and the members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra are considered some of the greatest jazz improvisers alive. MILES ELECTRIC BAND MAR 3, :30PM PIPER THEATER $46 An eleven member, All-Star live set featuring Miles Davis alumni. The progressive, avant-garde, experimental collective, known for revising the framework for modern jazz innovation, revisits repertoire from Davis electric period in paying homage to 'The Chief. Led by GRAMMY winning drummer, former bandmate and nephew of the late jazz icon Vincent Wilburn, Jr., two-time GRAMMY nominee John Beasley and Robert Irving, III on piano; GRAMMY nominee Badal Roy on tabla; legendary P-funk guitarist Blackbyrd McKnight; acclaimed percussionists Munyungo Jackson ; saxophonist Antoine Roney (Lenny Kravitz, Elvin Jones), Rolling Stones bassist Darryl Jones and hip hop turntablist DJ Logic, renowned programmer/re-mixer Debasish Chaudhurion and tabla and trumpet, Christian Scott.
14 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE PRESENTED BY TERRY VIRTS View From Above OCT 18, :30PM IKEDA THEATER $26-$40 Sometimes, a little distance is all you need to see things in a brand-new way. For astronaut Terry Virts, his newfound perspective was from the International Space Station (ISS), where he installed the Cupola module, granting an unprecedented 360-degree view from the station. When he later became the commander of the ISS, he made good use of the Cupola, taking more photographs than any astronaut who came before him. Many of those images were later used in the National Geographic book View From Above and IMAX film A Beautiful Planet, but to hear Virts tell it, no photo can capture the perfect shade of blue of a sunrise viewed from outer space. ANAND VARMA Beauty and the Bizarre NOV 15, :30PM IKEDA THEATER $26-$40 When Anand Varma takes a photograph of a parasitic wasp consuming a caterpillar from the inside, he doesn t want to you to be disgusted. He wants you to be astonished. After all, he s devoted years of his life to perfecting his techniques to create dramatic, bizarre and beautiful images of the miniature world around us. In these truly unique images, he reveals the secret life cycle of the honeybee, captures the lightning-fast behaviors of hummingbirds, and offers a rare glimpse at our world's small wonders. IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PUSHES THE LIMITS OF SCIENCE, EXPLORATION, AND WORLD-CLASS STORYTELLING AND THEN TAKES IT ONE STEP FURTHER. KATHERINE POTTER THOMPSON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE!
15 ZOLTAN TAKACS Deadliest Lifesavers FEB 7, :30PM IKEDA THEATER $26-$40 Scientist-explorer Zoltan Takacs sees in nature s deadliest animal venoms the potential for lifesaving medical innovations what if venoms that annihilate vital life functions were made to heal them instead? PETE MCBRIDE & KEVIN FEDARKO Between River and Rim: Hiking the Grand Canyon MAR 1, :30PM IKEDA THEATER $26-$40 To share the Grand Canyon s uncharted glory and shed light on the myriad threats it faces, writer Kevin Fedarko and photographer/filmmaker Pete McBride set off on an audacious and demanding adventure this year: to transect the length of the canyon on foot. HILAREE O NEILL Point of No Return MAR 28, :30PM IKEDA THEATER $26-$40 In 2014, a National Geographic team set out on a harrowing journey to the summit of Burma s Hkakabo Razi to determine if it is indeed Southeast Asia s highest point. What they didn t realize was that the greatest obstacle wouldn t be their dwindling rations, or the grueling jungle hikes, or the life-threatening hypothermia. It was the force of conflicting personalities that threatened to unravel the endeavor. Leader Hilaree O Neill recounts tough decisions she had to make to keep the team together, accompanied by photographer Cory Richard s dramatic stills and clips from Renan Ozturk s searing documentary Down to Nothing. THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE SERIES IS SPONSORED BY ARIZONA SERIES SPONSOR & NATIONAL PRESENTING SPONSOR SEASON SERIES TICKETS AND RENEWAL PACKAGES START AT $98 FOR MESA ARTS CENTER MEMBERS
16 THE MAGIC OF BILL BLAGG LIVE! SEP 22, :30PM PIPER THEATER $33 Both critics and audiences rave about Bill Blagg s incredible high-energy, grand-scale magic and illusions. Nicknamed Houdini Times Ten! by NBC, Blagg s show is packed with mind-blowing illusions and his trademark off-the-cuff personality that make this show a great family event. People will float in mid-air, vanish in the blink of an eye and so much more! Witness over 90 minutes of interactive, action-packed magic and illusion performed by the country's most prominent magical star, Bill Blagg. Get your tickets before they disappear! SHOPKINS LIVE! OCT 28, :00PM & 4:00PM IKEDA THEATER $17.50-$45 VIP MEET & GREET $100 Shopkins Live! lights up the stage with Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, and Polli Polish as they perform the coolest dance moves, sing the latest pop songs, and show off trendy fashions. Shopville is in a tizzy as preparations get underway for the Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair. Shady Diva showcases fashion designs; Lippy Lips gives colorful advice at the nail salon; Kooky Cookie tries to get in a beauty nap. But wait!! No event is complete without a few hiccups. Who has high-jinxed the fashion pageant? Where is the super-secret celebrity guest? Will Slick Breadstick ever find a dance partner? The Shopkins and Shoppies need your help the show must go on! Presented in partnership with Emporium Presents. DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE NOV 9, :30PM IKEDA THEATER $33-$53 MEET & GREET $108 Mythbusters alumni Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara's new Netflix White Rabbit Project will feature the trio using their scientific sleuth skills, as they head down the rabbit hole to investigate weird and wonderful events from pop culture, science and history. MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL DEC 20-31, 2017 VARIOUS TIMES PIPER THEATER $46-$66 Set in a department store, four women with seemingly nothing in common but a black lace bra on sale, come to find they have more to share than ever imagined. The cast makes fun of their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. A sisterhood is created between these diverse women as they realize that menopause is no longer The Silent Passage, but a stage in every woman s life that is perfectly normal. It's a hilarious celebration of women and The Change!
17 MEN ARE FROM MARS WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS MAR 7-10, 2018 VARIOUS TIMES PIPER THEATER $52 This hilarious show, based on the number one best-selling book from acclaimed author, John Gray, has been entertaining thousands of people and letting them see themselves in their own relationships. The book now comes to life as a hilarious one-man theatrical comedy! This hysterical show will have husbands and wives elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. The show returns to Mesa after a triumphant Off Broadway run at New World Stages. ASSISTED LIVING THE MUSICAL FEB 2-4, 2018 VARIOUS TIMES PIPER THEATER $33 Assisted Living: The Musical is a 75-minute vaudeville-esque revue. The show s host couple enters heaven, suspecting their son pulled the plug to get his hands on Dad s vintage Corvette. They don t mind. Instead, the couple fondly remember Pelican Roost, a full-service retirement community. Naomi Lipshitz-Yamamoto-Murphy regularly upgrades her living arrangements, an unintended consequence of spousal mortality. A Wellness Center nurse actively very actively recruits organ donors. A frentic hypochondriac chases Well, you get the idea. There are no sad songs, no Depends jokes and no f-bombs in Assisted Living: The Musical. Everyone there is having way too much fun for that! A HIGH-TECH MAGIC EXTRAVAGANZA THE NEW YORK TIMES THE ILLUSIONISTS PRESENTS: ADAM TRENT The Next Generation of Magic MAR 25, :30PM IKEDA THEATER $38-$58 Direct from Broadway, Adam Trent, the break out star of the world s bestselling magic show The Illusionists, brings his signature brand of magic and illusion to this 90-minute spectacle. Produced by the same creative team behind The Illusionist brand, Adam Trent s production is an immersive entertainment extravaganza of magic, comedy and music for the entire family. Don t miss the next generation of magic!
18 THE WORD PROJECT A SARAH VOWELL & DANIEL HANDLER CONVERSATION & BOOK SIGNING NOV 16, :30PM IKEDA THEATER $25-$45 New York Times bestselling author of six nonfiction books, Sarah Vowell and best-selling author Daniel Handler, will be in conversation onstage together, with book signing to follow. Vowell, author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, examines the connections between the American past and present, with personal, often humorous accounts of everything from presidents and their assassins to colonial religious fanatics. Handler s most recent novel is We Are Pirates about which Neil Gaiman says Honest and funny, dark and painful. We Are Pirates, reads like the result of a nightmarish mating experiment between Joseph Heller and Captain Jack Sparrow. It s the strangest, most brilliant offering yet from the mind behind Lemony Snicket, now seen in their adaptation on NETFLIX. HOST OF PUBLIC RADIO S RADIOLAB JAD ABUMRAD Embracing the Gut Churn: An Evening with Jad Abumrad JAN 20, :00PM IKEDA THEATER $25-$35 While at WNYC, MacArthur fellow Abumrad began tinkering with an idea for a new kind of radio program. The idea evolved into one of public radio s most popular shows today RadioLab. The program, which he hosts, explores big questions in science, philosophy and mankind. The show uses deep-dive journalism, narrative storytelling, dialogue and music to craft compositions of exploration and discovery. RadioLab podcasts are downloaded over 4 million times each month and the program is carried on 437 stations. Spend an evening with him exploring Gut Churn and what it s like navigating feelings during the creative process.
19 THE MOTH The JAN 26, :00PM IKEDA THEATER $33-$48 Moth is dedicated to the art of storytelling. The Moth has presented more than 3,000 stories, told live and without notes, by people from all walks of life to standing room only crowds worldwide. Each Moth Mainstage features simple, old-fashioned storytelling by five wildly divergent raconteurs who develop shape for their stories with The Moth s directors. NEW YORK S HOTTEST LITERARY TICKET. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL POST SECRET: THE SHOW FEB 6, :30PM PIPER THEATER $46 PostSecret: The Show* is an immersive, poignant journey through the humor and humanity of personal stories we keep to ourselves, and on rare occasions, share with others. Images, videos, three actors and a guitarist guide the audience through crowd-sourced narratives revealing true stories behind secrets. See the secrets that brought hundreds of millions to the PostSecret blog, which became six best-selling books. With the bravery of RENT and the surprising honesty of The Vagina Monologues, PostSecret: The Show is a breakthrough in audience sourced storytelling that reaches beyond the confines of the stage, reminding audiences that secrets can be both walls and bridges. * This show contains adult language and content and may not be suitable for children The WORD Project CAN T GET ENOUGH? VISIT MESAARTSCENTER.COM TO LEARN ABOUT MONTHLY WORDPLAY CAFÉ OPEN MIC NIGHTS AT MAC.
20 WORLD/DANCE DANCING EARTH Indigenous Contemporary Dance Creations NEW ENGLAND FOUNDATION FOR THE ART S NATIONAL DANCE PROJECT SEPT 30, :30PM PIPER THEATER $20 Rulan Tangen (Metis) and Dancing Earth has been named by Dance Magazine as One of the Top 25 to Watch. Dancing Earth strives to create experimental yet elemental dances that reflect their rich cultural heritage and explore identity as contemporary Native peoples. The work embodies the unique essences of Indigenous multi-tribal perspectives through creation and renewal of artistic and cultural movement rituals. Ancient and futuristic, their dances are a language of bone and blood memory in motion. FLAMENCO LEGENDS by Javier Limón: The Paco de Lucía Project NOV 2, :30PM PIPER THEATER $40 Mesa Arts Center fondly remembers our friend and favorite musician, Paco de Lucía. Javier Limón, longtime collaborator of Paco De Lucía, reassembles the original band that toured with the legendary flamenco guitarist in the last years of his career. Paco de Lucía was the world's premier flamenco guitarist and, according to many, Spain s greatest export. Throughout his career, he performed and recorded with musical legends such as Eric Clapton, Chick Corea, and Carlos Santana among others. Experience the secrets and future of flamenco at the highest level while honoring the legacy of Paco de Lucía.
21 Niyaz presents THE FOURTH LIGHT PROJECT An Immersive Multi-Media Experience JAN 31, :30PM PIPER THEATER $46 The Fourth Light Project combines live music and sacred dance performance with interactive technologies. The audience is invited inside the art to share in a unique narrative and multi-sensory experience. Described by The Huffington Post as, an evolutionary force in contemporary Middle Eastern music, Niyaz has created a 21st century global trance tradition, blending poetry and folk songs from their native Iran and surrounding countries, with rich, acoustic instrumentation and modern electronics. The artists four best-selling, critically-acclaimed albums all debuted at #1 on itunes and their music has been featured in The Matrix, True Blood, Alias and more. TAO:DRUM HEART APR 22, :30PM IKEDA THEATER $19-$39 TAO: Drum Heart is the latest production from TAO, internationallyacclaimed percussion artists. TAO s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of TAO: Drum Heart create an energetic and unforgettable production. SUPERNATURALLY FIT AND SUPERBLY TRAINED... STUNNING. HERALD
22 B E Y O N D T H E S H O W S FESTIVALS & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Mark your calendar for our free concerts and festivals! Season Kickoff Sept 8, 2017 spark! After Dark 3rd Sat of each month Oct-June Dia de los Muertos Oct 28 & 29, 2017 Fall Out to Lunch Concert Series Thursdays, Nov 2 - Dec 14, 2017 Mesa Arts Festival Dec 9 & 10, 2017 Spring Out to Lunch Concert Series Thursdays, Jan 18 - Mar 22, 2018 spark! Mesa s Festival of Creativity Mar 16 & 17, 2018 Mesa Arts Center offers weekly free public tours. Call to make a reservation. MESA CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM Fall 2017: MCA Museum will showcase SLANG Aesthetics!, which features the latest body of work by the godfather of the low brow art movement and cofounder of Juxtapoz Magazine, Robert Williams. Opening Reception: Fri, Sept, 8, 2017 Spring 2018: Highlighting the finest in contemporary crafts from across the country, MCA Museum s Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition has become a benchmark for innovation and quality. Opening Reception: Fri, Feb 9, 2018 Summer 2018: In conjunction with the American Alliance of Museums Conference, MCA Museum s exhibitions will focus on figurative art and the human experience. Opening Reception: Fri, May 11, 2018 Pictured below: Robert Williams, Purple As An Inexplicable Poetic Force, 30x36, Oil on canvas, Become a Mesa Arts Center volunteer! Visit mesaartscenter.com/getinvolved MCA MUSEUM HOURS MON CLOSED TUE, WED, FRI, SAT 10AM-5PM THU 10AM-8PM SUN NOON-5PM 2ND FRI OF THE MONTH 10AM-10PM CLOSED FOR MOST MAJOR HOLIDAYS. MESAARTSCENTER.COM/MCAM JOIN THE MESA ARTS CENTER M E M B E R S CIRCLE HELP SUSTAIN AND GROW MESA ARTS CENTER S EDUCATION, ENGAGEMENT AND ACCESS PROGRAMS GET IN THE LOOP VISIT MesaArtsCenter.com/jointhecircle or call today!
23 ART STUDIOS LEARN & HAVE FUN AT THE SAME TIME! Take advantage of learning from amazing local, regional and international artists in both the visual and performing arts. Arts Studios at Mesa Arts Center offer a combination of nearly 1,000 new and reoccurring classes, workshops and arts camps in three sessions a year for pre-schoolers to active adults. DESIGN A PRIVATE CLASS Do you have friends who would take a class with you if it fit their schedule, or would you like to create a unique and fun family experience or a team building retreat for your coworkers? MAC Studios Program is happy to work with you to create a private class or workshop based on your interest and availability. ENGAGEMENT PROJECT LIT IGNITING CRITICAL LITERACY THROUGH THE ARTS Engagement at MAC supports opportunities in the arts as a critical component to a healthy and active community. PROJECT LIT utilizes the arts to build literacy in Valley youth, through creativity, storytelling, humor, improvisation, visual arts, poetry, music and movement. PROJECT LIT upholds traditional literacies reading, writing, and speaking while creating vehicles for students to develop critical literacies, such as emotional, cultural and social. Through partnerships, MAC delivers PROJECT LIT in residency programs, cultivating brave space for creative expression and building critical skills among participants in K-12 school years. FALL 2017 Open Enrollment: JULY 21, 2017 Contact Billy Jones MESAARTSCENTER.COM/CLASSES MESAARTSCENTER.COM/PROJECTLIT MEMBERSHIPS BRONZE + ABOVE Subscription to e-newsletter Invites to special member events and receptions Subscription to In the Loop newsletter Advance notice and presale opportunities for performing live events Last-minute ticket offers Annual behind-the-scenes tour of Mesa Arts Center Discounts on classes Discounts on purchases at the Annual 10x10 Benefit Show and sale Discounts at The Store SILVER + ABOVE Add an additional member Free admission for you and a guest to the Annual 10x10 Benefit Show GOLD + ABOVE Free parking passes 3 free admissions to the Annual 10x10 Benefit Show Free raffle tickets at select Museum openings PLATINUM + ABOVE Invites to special backstage receptions Priority seating at Performing Live events Behind-the-scenes tour of MCA Museum for up to 25 people FOUNDER + ABOVE Invites to special meet and greets with artists Season parking passes Premier recognition in Mesa Arts Center theatre programs Special concierge service to Performing Live events DIRECTOR S CIRCLE Recognition in theatre lobby at Mesa Arts Center Last-minute ticket purchase opportunities Invite to annual Director s Circle event
24 P E R F O R M I N G L I V E S E A S O N BILLY COBHAM AND SPECTRUM 40 JUL 22, 2017 DENNIS DEYOUNG: THE MUSIC OF STYX AUG 11, 2017 HERBIE HANCOCK AUG 17, 2017 THE BREEZIN & BREATHLESS TOUR WITH GEORGE BENSON AND KENNY G SEPT 15, 2017 THE BEACH BOYS SEPT 17, 2017 ORIGINAL CLASSIC JAZZ MASTERS -CHOPIN/BOLLING AND THE MATT HERSKOWITZ TRIO SEPT 21, 2017 THE MAGIC OF BILL BLAGG LIVE! SEPT 22, 2017 DANCING EARTH SEPT 30, 2017 TAKE ME TO THE RIVER OCT 6, 2017 LUDOVICO EINAUDI: ESSENTIAL EINAUDI OCT 17, 2017 NGL: A VIEW FROM ABOVE TERRY VIRTS: NASA ASTRONAUT OCT 18, 2017 HUDSON: JACK DEJOHNETTE, JOHN SCOFIELD, JOHN MEDESKI AND LARRY GRENADIER OCT 25, 2017 HOME FREE OCT 25, 2017 DAY OF THE DEAD 2017-MEXRRISSEY / LA SANTA CECILIA / MARIACHI FLOR DE TOLOACHE OCT 27, 2017 SHOPKINS OCT 28, 2017 FLAMENCO LEGENDS BY JAVIER LIMÓN: THE PACO DE LUCÍA PROJECT NOV 2, 2017 STEEP CANYON RANGERS NOV 3, 2017 GREGORY PORTER NOV 5, 2017 DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE NOV 9, 2017 NGL: BEAUTY AND THE BIZARRE ANAND VARMA: PHOTOGRAPHER NOV 15, 2017 THE PEABODY INSTITUTE OF JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESENTS: TRIO JINX NOV 16, 2017 SARAH VOWELL AND DANIEL HANDLER NOV 16, 2017 THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS NOV 25, 2017 DAVE KOZ AND FRIENDS 20TH ANNIVERSARY DEC 13, 2017 MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS BY CHIP DAVIS DEC 16, 2017 MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL DEC 20-31, 2017 FAB FOUR JAN 19, 2018 HOST OF PUBLIC RADIO'S RADIOLAB JAD ABUMRAD JAN 20, 2018 JAKE SHIMABUKURO FEB 21, 2018 THE MOTH JAN 26, 2018 NIYAZ PRESENTS THE FOURTH LIGHT PROJECT JAN 31, 2018 ASSISTED LIVING THE MUSICAL FEB 2-4, 2018 POST SECRET: THE SHOW FEB 6, 2018 NGL: DEADLIEST LIFESAVERS ZOLTAN TAKACS: HERPETOLOGIST FEB 7, 2018 DARLENE LOVE FEB 7, 2018 PIERS LANE CHOPIN BY CANDLELIGHT FEB 15, 2018 JOHN MCEUEN FEB 23, 2018 CAMERON CARPENTER FEB 24, 2018 NGL: BETWEEN RIVER AND RIM PETE MCBRIDE: PHOTOGRAPHER KEVIN FEDARKO: WRITER MAR 1, 2018 MILES ELECTRIC BAND MAR 3, 2018 GOBSMACKED! MAR 4, 2018 MEN ARE FROM MARS WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE MAR 7-10, 2018 GLOBALFEST ON THE ROAD THE NEW GOLDEN AGE OF LATIN MUSIC: ORKESTA MENDOZA AND LAS CAFETERAS MAR 13, 2018 BRIA SKONBERG MAR 16, 2018 BEETHOVEN UNDER THE STARS BEETHOVEN STRING TRIOS: NIKKANEN, RAWLS AND BAILEY MAR 19, 2018 BEETHOVEN IN THE HOUSE NIKKANEN, RAWLS AND BAILEY: STRING TRIOS OP. 3/OP. 8, BEETHOVEN OP. 9 STRING TRIOS MAR 22, 2018 PETER YARROW AND NOEL PAUL STOOKEY OF PETER, PAUL AND MARY MAR 23, 2018 THE ILLUSIONISTS PRESENTS: ADAM TRENT, THE NEXT GENERATION OF MAGIC MAR 25, 2018 JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH CHICK COREA MAR 27, 2018 NGL: THE POINT OF NO RETURN HILAREE O'NEILL: MOUNTAINEER MAR 28, 2018 ARLO GUTHRIE RE:GENERATION TOUR MAR 29, 2018 DAVID ARCHULETA APR 14, 2018 BOSTON POPS ORCHESTRA WITH KEITH LOCKHART APR 17, 2018 TAO: DRUM HEART APR 22, 2018 BOX OFFICE MON-FRI: 10AM-7PM SAT: 10AM-5PM SUN: 12N-4PM PERFORMING LIVE SPONSORS BILL PASSEY MARIA SILVA ONE E. MA IN STREET, MESA, AZ MESA ART S C ENT E R. COM
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