December 9, 2022
Harry Connick Jr.
A Holiday Celebration
Best-selling musician, singer, composer, and legendary live performer Harry Connick, Jr. returns to the Old Pueblo for a festive performance just in time for the holidays! Don’t miss all your favorite Christmas classics and fan favorites in this holiday celebration. Presented together with Broadway in Tucson. Harry Connick, Jr. invites you to celebrate the holidays with him and his band as 2022 draws to a close. One of the most beloved artists performing holiday music, Harry has been thrilling audiences around the world for decades with his definitive take on Christmas classics, as well as his own originals and fan favorites like “(It Must’ve Been Ol’) Santa Claus” and “When My Heart Finds Christmas.” Harry Connick Jr has exemplified excellence in every aspect of the entertainment world. He has received recognition with multiple Grammy and Emmy Awards as well as Tony nominations for his live and recorded musical performances, his achievements on screens large and small, and his appearances on Broadway as both an actor and a composer. He has sold millions of Holiday Albums which have become the soundtrack to Christmas for fans around the world.
January 13, 2023
Joshua Redman 3×3
Arizona Arts Live and the Tucson Jazz Festival invite you to an evening featuring some of jazz’s greatest works. Join us as we welcome Grammy-nominated saxophonist Joshua Redman to Centennial Hall. Born in Berkeley, California Joshua Redman is son of legendary saxophonist Dewey Redman and dancer Renee Shedroff. In 1991 Redman graduated from Harvard College summa cum laude and had already been accepted by Yale Law School, but deferred entrance for what he believed was only going to be one year. Instead, he moved to New York City and immediately found himself immersed in the city’s burgeoning jazz scene. Five months later Redman was named winner of the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition. Joshua Redman’s latest project is a celebration of the power of three – the music of three iconic jazz composers interpreted in the classic trio format of saxophone, bass, and drums. The 3×3 concept emerged in part from Redman’s COVID pandemic experience which left him in the unprecedented situation of not being able to make music with another human being “in a real space, in real-time” for over six months. Redman’s collaborations include some of music’s most notable icons including The Dave Matthews Band, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, B.B. King, Yo Yo Ma, Brad Mehldau, The Rolling Stones, The Roots, and Stevie Wonder. Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube
January 20, 2023
ABSENCE: Terence Blanchard
Featuring the E-Collective & Turtle Island Quartet
Two-time Oscar nominee and six-time Grammy-winner Terence Blanchard returns for a powerful performance at The Rialto Theatre. Don’t miss the artistic force from one of the world’s greatest trumpeters and composers. Presented together with the Tucson Jazz Festival. From his expansive work composing scores for Spike Lee films ranging from the documentary When the Levees Broke to the epic Malcolm X, and the latest Lee film, Da 5 Bloods, Terence Blanchard has interwoven melodies that created strong backdrops to human stories. He received an Oscar nomination and Grammy award for Best Instrumental Composition for Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman (2018). He also received Oscar and British Academy Film Award nominations for his original music for Lee’s Da 5 Bloods (2020). More recently, Blanchard has composed his second opera, Fire Shut Up in My Bones, based on the memoir of celebrated writer and The New York Times columnist Charles Blow. The Metropolitan Opera premiered a revived version of Fire Shut Up in My Bones in September 2021 to open their 2021-22 season in New York, making it the first opera composed by an African American composer to premiere at the Met. Breathless: Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective Link Facebook Instagram Twitter
January 26, 2023
Bush | Marshall | Meyer | Meyer
Four music masters come together in a special bluegrass collaboration on stage at The Rialto Theatre. Join Bush/Marshall/Meyer/Meyer for a celebration of American roots music in the heart of the Sonoran Desert. Father of the American newgrass music scene Sam Bush (mandolin/violin) joins music icons Mike Marshall (mandolin) and Edgar Meyer (bass) together with George Meyer (violin) for a special collaboration usually only heard on a late summer night on the bluegrass festival circuit. Expect to hear works from the 1999 genre-bending album Short Trip Home as well as new music written specifically for this tour. Witness the next generation of artists expressing their unique voices and perspective as Edgar Meyer’s son George charts his own course in the musical world. Bluegrass, newgrass, and classical all meet in a stunning show of Americana that will leave you wishing for more. Don’t miss Bush/Marshall/Meyer/Meyer! Bottesini: Concerto for Double Bass No. 2 in B Minor Link Link Link Link
February 3, 2023
Brooklyn Rider with Magos Herrera
Joined by the bold and expressive singer Magos Herrera, Brooklyn Rider celebrates the power of beauty as a political act. Discover a new world of classical music as tradition meets invention on the Centennial Hall stage. Born in Mexico City, Magos Herrera is a dazzling jazz singer-songwriter, producer, and educator. She is best known for her bold style and eloquent vocal improvisation in Spanish, English, and Portuguese. Magos joins Brooklyn Rider to take you on a musical journey that explores the artistry of Violeta Parra, Federico Garcia Lorca, Gilberto Gil, Joao Gilberto, Octavio Paz, and others who dared to dream under repressive regimes. Experience a gripping performance from Grammy-nominated artists who have transcended brutality through their work, work which represents love for humanity, democracy, and the inspiration to dream. Featuring evocative arrangements by Jaques Morelenbaum, Diego Schissi, Gonzalo Grau, Guillermo Klein, and Colin Jacobsen, we invite you to dream with us. Magos Herrera and Brooklyn Rider: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert Link Facebook Instagram Twitter
April 6, 2023
Unorthodox and intellectual with a wry sense of humor, voracious reader Fran Lebowitz brings New York to The Rialto Theatre. Don’t miss an evening of humor and unapologetic cultural satire by this style icon. In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of our most insightful social commentators. Her essays and interviews offer her sharp views on current events and the media – as well as pet peeves including tourists, baggage-claim areas, after-shave lotion, adults who roller skate, children who speak French, or anyone who is unduly tan. A close friend to Martin Scorcese, Fran Lebowitz is featured in multiple documentaries, television dramas, and films, including Law & Order, The Wolf of Wall Street, Public Speaking, and the Emmy-nominated Netflix series Pretend It’s a City. She has long been a regular on various talk shows including those hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, and Bill Maher. Lebowitz is the 2021 Foreign Press Honorary Awardee – an award given by the Foreign Press Correspondents Association & Club USA. Martin Scorsese Presents | Pretend It’s A City | Official Trailer | Netflix Link Facebook
April 12, 2023 - April 15, 2023
Umbrellas fly, fabrics soar over the audience, balloons swallow people, and snow swirls on the Centennial Hall stage this spring. With stunning images and gales of laughter, Air Play bounces on the edge of definition: part comedy, part sculpture, part circus, part theater. A circus-style adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal land of air, Air Play transforms ordinary objects into uncommon beauty. Created by circus performers Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone in collaboration with kinetic sculptor Daniel Wurtzel, this performance was devised through years of experimentation with simple materials, movement, and technology. Join us for a visual poem great for all ages that uses no words to bring to life the very air we breathe. No translation necessary, this experience has played from the southernmost opera house in the world in Chile to London’s Royal Festival Hall, Melbourne’s State Theatre, and Shanghai’s Grand Theatre, and continues to tour. Acrobuffos present: Air Play Link Facebook Instagram Twitter
April 26, 2023 - April 29, 2023
by Chaliwaté Company and Focus Company (Belgium)
Sometime in the near future, humanity has failed to adapt to the new ecological reality. Watch the end of the world as we know it unfolds before your eyes on the Tornabene Theatre stage with Dimanche. In a small building, a family is about to spend their Sunday together. But the walls are shaking, strong winds and torrential rain rage outside, and the storm has only just begun. Amidst this chaos, they absurdly attempt to maintain a normal family life. Meanwhile, three traveling wildlife reporters are doing their best to document Earth’s last living species. Between dreamlike fiction and factual reality, Dimanche paints a tender portrait of humanity. Using lo-fi FX, miniature vehicles, puppetry, video, and mime, Dimanche observes the ingenuity and stubbornness of humans as they try to preserve their day-to-day habits, going to extremes to keep up a sense of normalcy despite the chaos. Teaser Dimanche – Chaliwaté & Focus Link Facebook Instagram Twitter
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Harry Connick Jr Best-selling musician singer composer and legendary live performer Harry Connick Jr returns to the Old Pueblo for a festive performance just in time for the holidays Dont miss all your favorite Christmas classics and fan...
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