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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 5:30 am

Performing Arts 2012-13 season preview

 

For complete and updated schedules, visit venue websites.

ASU Gammage

This architectural landmark on the Tempe campus of Arizona State Unviersity is the state’s premier destination for touring Broadway productions. It is also the performance venue for students of the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Info: (480) 965-3434 or herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.

  • Music for the End of Time (ASU Instrumental Ensembles): Sept. 21
  • Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 (ASU Symphony Orchestra): Oct. 10
  • Pulitzer Prize Winners (ASU Wind Ensembles): Oct. 11
  • US Air Force Band with ASU Music Faculty and Student Artists: Oct. 25
  • Americana (ASU Wind Ensembles with ASU Choral Union): Nov. 8
  • Donny and Marie — Christmas in Arizona: Nov. 27- Dec. 2
  • A Holiday Concert (ASU Symphony Orchestra and Choral Union): Dec. 9
  • Emblems — Masterworks for Wind Band (ASU Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds and Concert Band): Feb. 26
  • Carnival IV: Road Stories (ASU Wind Band): April 16

Ashley Furniture Homestore Pavilion

This Phoenix venue, formerly known as Cricket Pavilion, hosts national acts and touring shows. Info: (602) 254-7200 or livenation.com.

  • Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan: Sept. 20
  • Desert Rising with Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Stone Sour, Buckcherry and All That Remains: Sept. 28
  • Brad Paisley with The Band Perry and Scotty McCreery: Oct. 17

Chandler Center for the Arts

Chandler’s top venue for performing arts, the 1,500-seat center is equipped with three theaters and a 2,000-square-foot exhibition gallery. Info: (480) 782-2680 or chandlercenter.org.

  • Territorial Brass Band: Sept. 21
  • Share the Joy - 50 Years of Golden Harmony (Scottsdale Chorus): Sept. 22
  • Chandler Mariachi Festival: Oct. 6
  • Jukebox Junction with Glenn Miller Orchestra & The Diamonds: Oct. 28
  • Mike Aiken Solo Concert: Nov. 16
  • New Directions Veterans Choir: Jan. 18
  • Drumline Live: Jan. 20
  • Classic Albums Live performs The Beatles’ Abbey Road: March 9
  • Roots and Boots Featuring Sammy Kershaw, Joe Diffie & Aaron Tippin: March 16
  • Tony Orlando: March 23
  • Hotel California — A Salute to the Eagles: April 5

Chandler-Gilbert Community College Performing Arts

Students present theatrical, musical and dance works in the on-campus Arnette Scott Ward Performing Arts Center. Info: (480) 732-7343 or www.cgc.maricopa.edu/performingarts/.

  • Faculty Recital (tenor and piano): Sept. 6
  • Vocal Majors Recital: Sept. 25
  • Concert Band: Oct. 24
  • Choral Concert: Oct. 25
  • Jazz Night with Jazz Combos, Big Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble: Oct. 29
  • Instrumental Majors Recital: Oct. 30
  • Community Choir and Orchestra Concert: Oct. 30
  • Vocal Majors Recital: Nov. 1
  • Percussion Ensemble Concert: Nov. 19
  • Vocal and Instrumental Winter Sampler: Dec. 10

Celebrity Theatre

An intimate theater-in-the-round, Phoenix’s Celebrity hosts artists from Chris Isaak to the S.O.S. Band. Info: (602) 267-1600 or celebritytheatre.com.

  • Grown and Sexy 7: Sept. 20
  • 2 Chainz: Sept. 23
  • S.O.S. Band: Sept. 29
  • The Weeknd: Oct. 10
  • Kendrick Lamar with Ab-soul + Jay Rock: Oct. 11
  • Pepe Aguilar: Oct. 19
  • A$AP Rocky, A$AP Mob, Schoolboy and Danny Brown: Oct. 30
  • Restless Heart and Walker County: Nov. 2
  • Don Williams: Nov. 4
  • Waka Flocka Flame: Nov. 5
  • 6 Rounds of Punk: Nov. 9
  • Chris Isaak: Dec. 7
  • The Brian Setzer Orchestra: Dec. 18
  • Jerry Riopelle: Dec. 31
  • Ramon Ayala: Feb. 23

Comerica Theatre

Artists from Alanis Morissette to Eddie Vedder play this Phoenix concert hall formerly known as the Dodge Theatre. Info: (602) 379-2888 or livenation.com.

  • The King’s Men: Sept. 16
  • Pretty Lights: Sept. 18
  • Il Volo: Sept. 26
  • Train: Sept. 30
  • Alanis Morissette: Nov. 1
  • Eddie Vedder: Nov. 4
  • John Legend: Nov. 14
  • The Fresh Beat Band: Nov. 23
  • Enrique Bunbury: Dec. 11

Grand Canyon University Arena

This 5,000-seat facility in Phoenix hosts national touring concerts, events and festivals. Info: (602) 639-8999 or gcuarena.com.

  • Come Alive ft. Lecrae: Nov. 2
  • Needtobreathe-The Reckoning: Nov. 3
  • Southwest Gospel Music Festival: Feb. 28

Herberger Theater Center

This downtown Phoenix theater is home to resident companies Actors Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company and Center Dance Ensemble. It is also used by Valley Youth Theatre and iTheatre Collaborative. Info: (602) 254-7399 or herbergertheater.org.

  • Christmas Cabaret with Jeff Kennedy (iTheatre Collaborative): Dec. 7-22
  • Spirit of the Season with Jeffrey Hattrick and Nicole Pesce (Center Dance Ensemble): Dec. 10

Higley Center for the Performing Arts

This venue with a 1,235-seat concert hall and 186-seat Little Theater is on the campus of Gilbert’s Higley High School. Info: (480) 279-7194 or higleyarts.org.

  • The Osmond Brothers: Nov. 17
  • La Catrina String Quartet: Nov. 19.
  • Ronny Cox: Dec. 1
  • Phoenix Children’s Chorus: Dec. 7
  • Building Bridges Family Concert (Tom Chapin): Jan. 12
  • Acoustic Eidolon: Jan. 19
  • The Kingston Trio: Feb. 16
  • One Great Night of Folk Music: March 2
  • Bob and Bing’s Road to Gilbert: March 9
  • Laurie Lewis: March 15
  • Jack Williams: March 16

Jobing.com Arena

Bruce Springsteen, Justin Beiber and Carrie Underwood are among the acts to play this Glendale arena, also home to the Phoenix Coyotes hockey team. Info: (623) 772-3800 or jobingarena.com.

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers: Sept. 25
  • Justin Bieber: Sept. 29
  • Carrie Underwood: Oct. 21
  • Eric Church: Nov. 2
  • Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Dec. 6
  • The Who: Feb. 6

Marquee Theatre

This cozy Tempe theater is known for its eclectic mix of concerts from performers such as Dark Star Orchestra, Chevelle and Epica. Info: (480) 829-0707 or luckymanonline.com.

  • Suicidal Tendencies: Sept. 21
  • Dead Kennedys: Sept. 22
  • August Burns Red: Sept. 23
  • Atmosphere: Sept. 24
  • Citizen Cope: Sept. 25
  • Sean Paul: Sept. 27
  • The Lumineers: Sept. 28
  • Seether: Oct. 1
  • GZA playing Liquid Swords: Oct. 2
  • Big Gigantic: Oct. 3
  • Dark Star Orchestra: Oct. 4
  • Chevelle: Oct. 6-8
  • Nightwish: Oct. 7
  • The Hives: Oct. 9
  • Metric: Oct. 10
  • Shpongle: Oct. 11
  • Morbid Angel: Oct. 15
  • Bassnectar: Oct. 17
  • The Toadies and Helmet: Oct. 19
  • Matt and Kim: Oct. 23
  • Benny Benassi: Oct. 25
  • Taking Back Sunday: Oct. 27
  • Tiger Army: Oct. 28
  • GWAR: Nov. 2
  • All Time Low: Nov. 4
  • Minus The Bear: Nov. 8
  • Epica: Nov. 17
  • The Maine Mayday Parade: Nov. 24
  • Falling In Reverse: Nov. 27
  • Streetlight Manifesto: Dec. 1
  • Queensryche: Dec. 29

Mesa Amphitheatre

This old-fashioned venue with a tiered lawn has been called big enough for great acts, yet intimate enough to afford a great view of the stage. Info: (480) 644-2560 or mesaamp.com.

  • Mac Miller: Oct. 6
  • Bounce Music Festival: Oct. 26

Mesa Arts Center

Downtown’s shining arts campus hosts concerts, plays, touring productions, festivals, artists’ studios and educational programs. Info: (480) 644-6500 or mesaartscenter.com.

  • Fiona Apple: Sept. 18
  • Earth Sounds: Sept. 28
  • Pat Metheny Unity Band: Sept. 29
  • The Australian Pink Floyd Show: Sept. 30
  • Bella Notte (Salt River Brass): Oct. 7
  • Los Tres Tenores and One Hot Soprano: Oct. 28
  • Celebrate the Cello with Thomas Landschoot (Symphony of the Southwest): Nov. 10
  • Silks-n-Rags (Salt River Brass): Nov. 11
  • Fairytales, Legends, and Blockbusters (ASU Symphony Orchestra): Nov. 15
  • Under the Streetlamp: Nov. 30
  • God So Loved the World (East Valley Mormon Choral Organization): Dec. 1
  • Amahl and the Night Visitors (Symphony of the SW): Dec. 8
  • LeAnn Rimes: Dec. 9
  • Deck the Halls (Phoenix Opera): Dec. 12
  • Moody Blues: Dec. 13
  • Handel’s Messiah (Phoenix Symphony): Dec. 14
  • Richard Nader’s ‘60s Rock & Roll: Dec. 15
  • Holiday Pops (Salt River Brass): Dec. 16
  • Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour: Dec. 19
  • Good Lovelies: Jan. 16
  • The Fab Four: Jan. 18
  • George Benson Tribute to Nat King Cole: Jan. 26
  • Lollapalooza (Salt River Brass): Feb. 3
  • Nathan Pacheco: Feb. 8
  • Classical Favorites (Symphony of the Southwest): Feb. 9
  • Come Away With Me (Phoenix Opera): Feb. 10
  • BBC Concert Orchestra with Keith Lockhart: Feb. 16
  • An Evening with Elaine Paige: Feb. 26
  • Juan De Marcos and The Afro-Cuban All Stars: Feb. 27
  • Khatia Buniatishvili: Feb. 28
  • Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis: March 8
  • The Pipes and Drums of the Black Watch 3rd Battalion the Royal Regiments of Scotland and the Band of the Scots Guards: March 9
  • Jump, Jive & Swing (Salt River Brass): March 10
  • Justin Hines: March 19
  • Pictures at an Exhibition (Symphony of the SW): March 30
  • Arlo Guthrie: Here Comes the Kid: April 6
  • Lila Downs: April 12
  • Taj Mahal Trio: April 17
  • 2Cellos: April 19
  • Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour: April 26
  • Lang Lang: April 27
  • Celebration! (Salt River Brass): April 28

MIM Musical Theatre

This 300-seat theater inside the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix offers a robust performance schedule, featuring award-winning artists, local performing arts groups and ASU student performances. Info: (480) 478-6000 or mimmusictheater.themim.org/.

  • Arturo Sandoval: Sept. 14
  • Matt Haimovitz: Sept. 15
  • Horacio Franco: Sept. 16
  • La Catrina Quartet: Sept. 17
  • Rodney Crowell: Sept. 20
  • Rachel Barton Pine: Sept. 21
  • Sondre Lerche: Sept. 25
  • Martin Schuring: Sept. 26
  • Plena Libre: Sept. 26
  • Arizona Opera Up Close Series — A Season Sampler: Sept. 30
  • Nick Lowe: Oct. 1
  • Robyn Hitchcock: Oct. 4
  • Peter Asher: Oct. 5 and Oct. 6
  • Bettye LaVette: Oct. 7
  • Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro: Oct. 8
  • Danilo Pérez Trio: Oct. 9
  • The Bad Plus: Oct. 11
  • Shelby Lynne: Oct. 12
  • Ben Sidran: Oct. 13
  • Acoustic Africa: Oct. 14
  • Inti-Illimani: Oct. 18
  • Carlos Nuñez Group: Oct. 19
  • John Mayall: Oct. 20
  • Break of Reality: Oct. 25
  • Anat Cohen: Oct. 26
  • MIM Musical Interludes Series — ASU African Drumming Ensemble: Oct. 31
  • Red Priest Kids Show: Oct. 31
  • Red Priest Nightmare in Venice: Oct. 31
  • Ivory & Gold: Nov. 7
  • Branford Marsalis: Nov. 13
  • Jake Shimabukuro: Nov. 15
  • Judy Collins: Nov. 16
  • Assad Brothers: Nov. 17
  • MIM Musical Interludes Series —ASU Contemporary Percussion Ensemble: Nov. 28
  • Manhattan Transfer Holiday Show: Nov. 29-30
  • David Wilcox: Dec. 1
  • Arizona Opera Up Close Series —HolidayFare: Dec. 2
  • Pacifica Quartet: Dec. 4
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Creole Christmas: Dec. 16
  • Craig Bohmler: Jan. 9
  • Musical Interlude Series — ASU Brass: Jan. 30
  • Arizona Opera Up Close Series — Bold & Bellisimo: March 14
  • MIM Musical Interlude Series — ASU Keyboard Area: March 27
  • Arizona Opera Up Close Series —Double Entendre: April 11
  • MIM Musical Interlude Series — ASU faculty and student artists play French chamber music: April 24

Orpheum Theatre

Built in 1929, this historic Phoenix theater fell into disrepair before being restored and re-opened in 1997. It hosts touring shows, musical performances and comedy and is the home of Theater League. Info: (800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

  • Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlán: Nov. 3
  • Tenor Jonas Kaufmann In Opera Gala Concert: Feb 24

Phoenix Symphony Hall

This Valley art venue is home to the Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera and Ballet Arizona and is also the site for Broadway touring companies, a variety of dance productions, and appearances by popular entertainers. Tickets must be purchased from the performing group. Phoenix Symphony Info: (602) 495-1999 or phoenixsymphony.org. Arizona Opera Info: (602) 266-7464 or azopera.com.

  • Sarah Hicks Conducts Beethoven’s Violin Concerto (Phx Symphony): Sept. 20-22
  • Wicked Divas (Phx Symphony): Sept. 28-30
  • Lucia di Lammermoor (Arizona Opera): October 12-14
  • Tito Muñoz Conducts Ravel’s Piano Concerto (Phx Symphony): Oct. 18-20
  • Savor The Symphony (Phx Symphony): Oct. 26
  • The Texas Tenors (Phx Symphony): Oct. 26-28
  • Día de los Muertos (Phx Symphony): Oct. 27
  • Ignat Solzhenitsyn Conducts Stravinsky’s Petrushka (Phx Symphony): Nov. 8-10
  • Roméo et Juliette (Arizona Opera): November 16-18
  • Michael Christie Conducts Carmina Burana (Phx Symphony): Nov. 23-24
  • Joseph Young Conducts Holiday Pops (Phx Symphony): Nov. 30-Dec. 2
  • Family Holiday Celebration (Phx Symphony): Dec. 1
  • New Year’s Eve Celebration (Phx Symphony): Dec. 31
  • Michael Christie Conducts Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto (Phx Symphony): Jan. 3-5
  • Michael Christie Conducts The Planets (Phx Symphony): Jan 10-12
  • Bösendorfer USASU International Piano Competition: Jan. 13
  • Rex Allen Jr. in An Arizona Tribute (Phx Symphony): Jan. 18-19
  • Tubby the Tuba (Phx Symphony): Jan. 19
  • Tosca (Arizona Opera): January 25-27
  • Thomas Wilkins Conducts Brahms’ Violin Concerto (Phx Symphony): Jan. 31-Feb. 2
  • Andreas Delfs Conducts Bach and Barber (Phx Symphony): Feb. 7-9
  • Il Trovatore (Arizona Opera): March 1-3
  • Mei-Ann Chen Conducts Elgar’s Cello Concerto (Phx Symphony): March 3-9
  • Natalie Merchant (Phx Symphony): March 14
  • Patti Austin Sings Ella and The Duke (Phx Symphony): March 15-17
  • A Pirate’s Adventure (Phx Symphony): March 16
  • Michael Christie Conducts Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony (Phx Symphony): March 21-23
  • The Marriage of Figaro (Arizona Opera): April 5-7
  • Andrew Constantine Conducts Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 (Phx Symphony): April 11-15
  • A Big Band Celebration (Phx Symphony): April 19-21
  • Carnival of the Animals (Phx Symphony): April 20
  • Michael Christie Conducts Liszt’s Dante Symphony (Phx Symphony): April 25-27
  • Christie’s Farewell Concert (Phx Symphony): May 9-11
  • Edwin Outwater Conducts Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 (Phx Symphony): May 16-18
  • From Broadway to Symphony Hall (Phx Symphony): May 24-26
  • Salute to the Troops (Phx Symphony): May 31-June 2

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Located on a 21-acre urban park, Scottsdale’s premiere performance art venue houses two indoor theaters and an outdoor amphitheater. Info: (480) 499-8587 or scottsdaleperformingarts.org.

  • Sarah Hicks Conducts Beethoven’s Violin Concerto (Phx Symphony): Sept. 21
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter: Sept. 28
  • ASU Concerts at The Center —European Romance: Oct. 1
  • Michael Christie Conducts Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (Phx Symphony): Oct. 4
  • Murray Perahia: Oct. 7
  • ASU Concerts at The Center – An Evening of Choral Music: Oct. 22
  • Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra: Nov. 2
  • La Gran Fiesta: Nov. 3
  • Ignat Solzhenitsyn Conducts Stravinsky’s Petrushka (Phx Symphony): Nov. 9
  • Michael Feinstein: Nov. 10
  • Béla Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio: Nov. 23
  • Jogja Hip-Hop Foundation: Nov. 27
  • Bernadette Peters: Dec. 1
  • Big Band Night (ASU Concert Jazz Band): Dec. 3
  • Keyboard Conversations ‑ Bach the Spellbinder (Jeffrey Siegel): Dec. 4
  • The Romeros: Dec. 7
  • Close Encounters with Music — From China with Love: Dec. 12
  • Handel’s Messiah (Phx Symphony): Dec. 13
  • ASU Concerts at the Center —Partners in Time (ASU Faculty and Students with Gary W. Hill, Conductor): Jan. 14
  • Keyboard Conversations ‑ Claude Debussy: The Passionate Sensualist (Jeffrey Siegel): Jan. 15
  • Clint Black: Jan. 17
  • Chick Corea and Gary Burton: Jan. 18
  • ASU Concerts at the Center — The Romantic Viola (Nancy Buck, Viola, and Larry Loeber, Piano): Jan. 28
  • Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Jan. 31
  • Mandy Patinkin: Feb. 1-2
  • ASU Concerts at the Center — Benjamin Britten, 100th Anniversary: Feb. 4
  • Close Encounters with Music — Grand Piano Trios: Feb. 6
  • Paco Peña: Feb. 8
  • Jeffrey Kahane: Feb. 10
  • Ocotillo Winds and ASU Graduate Woodwind Chamber Groups: Feb. 11
  • John Pizzarelli Quartet: Feb. 14
  • Red Baraat: Feb. 15
  • Keyboard Conversations — The Greatness of Chopin (Jeffrey Siegel): Feb. 19
  • Barbara Cook: Feb. 23
  • Daniel Meyer Conducts Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2 (Phx Symphony): Feb. 28
  • Danú: March 1
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo: March 2
  • ASU Concerts at the Center — ASU Chamber Orchestra: March 4
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields: March 6
  • The Doo-Wop Project: March 10
  • Jesse Cook (Civic Center Amphitheatre): March 23
  • Olga Kern: March 24
  • ASU Concerts at the Center-Opera Extravaganza: March 25
  • Robert Moody Returns to The Phoenix Symphony (Phx Symphony): March 28
  • The Doo-Wop Project: March 30
  • ASU Concerts at the Center-Great Keyboardists of the 19th Century: April 1
  • Keyboard Conversations-Listen to the Dance (Jeffrey Siegel): April 2
  • Zukerman Chamber Players: April 7
  • ASU Concerts at the Center-Drumatic Dialogues: April 15
  • Dionne Warwick: April 20
  • McCoy Tyner Quartet (Civic Center Amphitheatre): May 4
  • Michael Christie’s Farewell Concert (Phx Symphony): May 10
  • Chris Botti (Civic Center Amphitheatre): May 10
  • Edwin Outwater Conducts Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 (Phx Symphony): May 17

Tempe Center for the Arts

The gleaming lakeside venue hosts concerts, plays, lectures, dance productions, intimate musical jam sessions and public events. Info: (480) 350-2822 or tempe.gov.

  • Bob Ravenscroft: Sept. 25
  • Lorraine Feather and Shelly Berg: Sept. 28
  • Southwest Winds (USAF Band): Oct. 12
  • The Cubans Are Coming: Oct. 15
  • Tempe Symphony Orchestra: Oct. 22
  • Performance with a View Series - Violin Studio Lakeside: Oct. 23
  • Turtle Island Quartet with Tierney Sutton: Oct. 27
  • Denise Donatelli: Nov. 16
  • Sonoran Chamber Music Series —Piano Trios of Felix Mendelssohn: Dec. 2
  • Performance With a View Series — ASU Pan Devils Steel Band: Dec. 11
  • Bob Ravenscroft’s Christmas Concert: Dec. 21
  • Performance With a View Series — ASU Student Jazz Combos: Jan. 22
  • Sonoran Chamber Music Series — The Ridge Piano Trio: Feb. 10
  • Performance With a View Series — The Tetra String Quartet: Feb. 19
  • Sonoran Chamber Music Series — Jeffrey Swann, piano and Thomas Landschoot, cello: Feb. 24
  • Performance with a View Series — ASU Guitar Ensemble: March 19
  • Sonoran Chamber Music Series Season Finale: April 7

U.S. Airways Center

The home of the Phoenix Suns basketball team doubles as a concert arena for acts like Madonna and Rush. Info: (602) 379-7800 or usairwayscenter.com.

  • Jason Mraz with Christina Perri: Oct. 2
  • The Black Keys: Oct. 9
  • Madonna: Oct. 16
  • Winter Jam 2012 Tour Spectacular: Nov. 10
  • Rush: Nov. 25

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