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  • Friday, Aug. 11, 2017

    Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX

    Dennis DeYoung is a founding member of STYX and the lead singer and writer on seven of the bands eight Top Ten Hits. His live concert with a six-piece band showcases all the STYX Greatest Hits spanning the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. The set includes all eight hits including Lady, Babe, Come Sail Away, Too Much Time on My Hands, Mr. Roboto plus Classic Rock Anthems Renegade, Blue Collar Man, Suite Madame Blue, Rockin the Paradise and more.  

    Dennis is a legendary singer, songwriter, keyboardist, composer and record producer with a career spanning over 40 years. His voice is one of the most recognizable in the music world today and continues to inspire new generations of fans.  

    All The Classic Hits….All The Memories…..One Unforgettable Evening….One Original Voice.

  • Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017

    A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY

    Performing classics and surprises from throughout the thirty year history of FINAL FANTASY by composers Nobuo Uematsu, Masashi Hamauzu, Naoshi Mizuta, and Hitoshi Sakimoto, A New World delivers an unparalleled intimate experience.  
    Under the direction of acclaimed conductor Eric Roth and with award-winning piano soloist Benyamin Nuss with the New World Players chamber ensemble, this is a concert not to be missed.  
    VIP ticket includes a post show meet and greet with Eric Roth and Benyamin Nuss.

  • Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

    Herbie Hancock

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  • Friday, Sep. 15, 2017

    George Benson and Kenny G – The Breezin’ & Breathless Tour

    Celebrating the 40th anniversary of George Benson’s definitive album, Breezin,’ and the 25th anniversary of Kenny G’s definitive album, Breathless, the two iconic artists have paired together to create a truly magical evening.

  • Sunday, Sep. 17, 2017

    The Beach Boys

    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.

  • Sunday, Oct. 01, 2017

    Phoenix Rising

    The Salt River Brass renews its season featuring musical highlights from its 30 year history with an emotional celebration.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

    Ludovico Einaudi

    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.

  • Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

    Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

    Beethoven’s symphonies have endured for centuries, speaking to generation upon generation. In his final symphonic work, the composer takes his listeners on a monumental journey from anguish to joy, ending with life-affirming triumph. Assistant Conductor Matthew Kasper conducts The Phoenix Symphony and Phoenix Symphony Chorus in Beethoven’s most celebrated masterpiece – the Ninth. Also on the program – Vaughan Williams’ richly textured Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, a work that joins string quartet and string orchestra in gorgeous harmony.

  • Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017

    Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

    Beethoven’s symphonies have endured for centuries, speaking to generation upon generation. In his final symphonic work, the composer takes his listeners on a monumental journey from anguish to joy, ending with life-affirming triumph. Assistant Conductor Matthew Kasper conducts The Phoenix Symphony and Phoenix Symphony Chorus in Beethoven’s most celebrated masterpiece – the Ninth. Also on the program – Vaughan Williams’ richly textured Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, a work that joins string quartet and string orchestra in gorgeous harmony.

  • Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017

    Love on the Floor

    Love on the Floor will take you on a journey through stages of love – Romance, Passion, Hurt, and Power. Featuring Dancing with the Stars two-time Mirrorball Trophy winning sensation, Cheryl Burke, Love on the Floor “tells the story of a relationship from beginning to end” (US Magazine) and is not a ballroom show! Cheryl will captivate the audience alongside Charlie White and Meryl Davis. Don’t miss a beat – get your tickets before they are gone!  

    Starring Cheryl Burke Meryl Davis Charlie White  

    Created by Cheryl Burke

  • Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

    Home Free

    The all vocal country country sensation Home Free is bringing Nashville country standards and country-dipped pop hits to town (and having a great time doing so). The 5-man band has become known for their show-stopping performances that mix their signature no-instrument, all-vocal music with their quick-witted humor.  

    Home Free has become a household name, amassing more than 150-million YouTube views, and entertaining more than 250,000 people live in concert since bursting on the national scene in 2013. Their show will bring many surprises to be sure. As Home Free prepares a new record to be released Fall 2017, audiences can expect new music and new stylings, plus country hits like Maren Morris’ “My Church”, pop slams like Shakira’s “Try Everything,” and fan favorite classics like the calypso-infused arrangement of Johnny Cash’s “Ring Of Fire.” In 2015, the band celebrated the release of COUNTRY EVOLUTION, which debuted No. 4 on the Billboard Country Charts, elevating the band “from auxiliary entertainment to headlining attraction” (Times Leader), and they come to town on the 2016 release of FULL OF (EVEN MORE) CHEER, which debuted at No.2 on the Billboard Country Charts.

  • Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

    Day of the Dead

    with Mexrrissey, La Santa Cecilia and Mariachi Flor de Toloache

    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.

  • Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017

    Salt River Brass: Uncommon Valor

    Celebrate the uncommon valor of the men and women of our armed services in a concert featuring Copland, Bernstein, and Sousa.

  • Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017

    The Righteous Brothers

    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. After Bobby passed away in 2003, Bill Medley continued to perform to sold-out crowds around the world, but fans and friends pleaded with him to keep The Righteous Brothers alive. Says Medley, "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 – Lovin’ Feelin’, Soul & Inspiration, Unchained Melody, Rock and Roll Heaven, Medley’s Grammy-winning Dirty Dancing theme The Time of My Life, and much, much more!

  • Friday, Dec. 08, 2017

    Handel's Messiah

    An annual holiday favorite, Handel’s Messiah returns to The Phoenix Symphony. The acclaimed “Hallelujah” chorus highlights these performances featuring some of the most glorious sacred music ever written. Join The Phoenix Symphony, The Phoenix Symphony Chorus, and world-class soloists in Handel’s masterpiece in churches and venues throughout the Valley.

  • Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017

    Salt River Brass: Holiday Pops

    A Valley tradition for 30 years, the Salt River Brass blends classics with jazzy favorites to capture the childlike wonder of the season.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

    Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour

    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.

  • Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017

    Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

    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!

  • Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

    THE FAB FOUR: Ultimate Beatles Tribute

    The Fab Four is the ultimate Beatles show.  They have amazed audiences around the world with their uncanny, note-for-note, live renditions of the Beatles' catalogue. Hosted by "Ed Sullivan," this incredible multimedia stage production, complete with three costume changes, will make you think you are experiencing the real thing.  If you want to see the best Beatles show in the world, you won't want to miss The Fab Four.

  • Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018

    Salt River Brass: Mardi Gras

    Kevin Clark, the Leader of the Dukes of Dixieland, helps us celebrate with a musical party through New Orleans. There will be a party down by the riverside…Salt River Brass style.

  • Sunday, Mar. 11, 2018

    Salt River Brass: Lollapalooza

    Excellent, outstanding, striking, and impressive? It’s the definition of Lollapalooza and the Salt River Brass! Join us for an exciting mix of music from the Valley’s most outstanding brass. There will be a lot for your pleasure on this Lollapalooza.

  • Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018

    Salt River Brass: Magical Music Tour

    Go on a Magical Music Tour of music from around the world. Travel through time to remember major world events and how they inspired musical works of art.

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