Glenn Miller Orchestra, Pilobolus and More Set for Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, March 2014

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Glenn Miller Orchestra, Pilobolus and More Set for Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, March 2014

The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has announced its March 2014 events. Details below!

Highlights:

The World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra
March 1, 2014

Late Nite Catechism III: 'Til Death Do Us Part
Starring Patti Hannon
March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2014

Sunday A'Fair
March 2, 9, 23 and 30, 2014

ASU Concerts at the Center
ASU Saxophone Chamber Ensembles
March 3, 2014

Mimulus
March 4, 2014

Native Trails
March 6, 8, 27 and 29, 2014

Late Nite Catechism
Starring Patti Hannon
March 8, 14, 21 and 28, 2014

Talk Cinema
March 11, 2014

44th Scottsdale Arts Festival
March 14-16, 2014

Peter Nero: The Gershwin Project
March 15, 2014

San Francisco Opera: Grand Opera Cinema Series
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
March 19, 2014

Patti LuPone: Far Away Places
March 21, 2014

Aaron Neville
March 22, 2014

ASU Concerts at the Center
Valley of the Sun Youth Harp Extravaganza
March 24, 2014

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel
Mistresses and Masterpieces
March 25, 2014

Pilobolus
Friday, March 28-29, 2014

Ultimate Play Date
Saturday, March 29, 2014

DETAILS:

The World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater
Tickets: $59, $39, $29

One of the greatest big bands of all time, the Glenn Miller Orchestra returns by popular demand with a swinging show of classic hits, from String of Pearls and Tuxedo Junction to In the Mood and Moonlight Serenade. Whether you grew up listening to Miller's one-of-a-kind sound or just discovered it on iTunes, this great American band delights music lovers of all ages. Now led by singer Nick Hilscher, the present Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world.

Supporting Sponsor: Vi at Silverstone


Late Nite Catechism III: 'Til Death Do Us Part
Starring Patti Hannon
January 11 - March 29, 2014
January 11, 18 and 25
February 1, 8, 15 and 22
March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
Saturdays, 8 p.m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Stage 2
Tickets: $39

In this popular sequel to Late Nite Catechism, Sister offers up the latest dogma fresh off the World Wide Web, some hilarious lessons about love and marriage and her own outrageous version of The Newlywed Game. Each Late Nite performance is unique and will appeal to people of all ages and faiths.

Credits: Written by Maripat Donovan with Marc Silvia


Supporting Sponsor: Courtyard by Marriott Scottsdale Old Town


Sunday A'Fair
Selected Sundays, January 12 - April 6, 2014, Noon - 4 p.m.
January 12, 19 and 26
February 9 and 16
March 2, 9, 23 and 30
April 6
Outdoors at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Free Admission

Celebrating its 27th season, Sunday A'Fair features free outdoor concerts in Scottsdale Civic Center Park by the Valley's top musicians, along with a fine arts and crafts market, fun activities for children and families, docent-led tours of the sculptures in the park and free admission to Scottsdale Museum of Contempoary Art (SMoCA). Guests are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs or picnic baskets and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of great entertainment. Delicious foods from the grill, snacks and cocktails, beer, wine and soft drinks also are available for purchase.

Presenting Sponsors: Scottsdale Insurance Company and Nationwide Foundation

Free admission to SMoCA is sponsored by Lewis and Roca LLP.


ASU Concerts at the Center
ASU Saxophone Chamber Ensembles
Monday, March 3, 2014, 7:30 p.m. (Pre-Concert Talk, 6:30 p.m.)
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater
General Admission: $10 (Free for All Students and Veterans)

ASU Concerts at the Center features performances by the faculty and students of the acclaimed Arizona State University Herberger Institute School of Music. Saxophonist Christopher Creviston coordinates this concert of small ensembles exploring the saxophone and drawing from a wide variety of compositional styles and periods, from classical and romantic to contemporary and jazz.


Mimulus
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater
Tickets: $49, $39, $29

Imaginative and daring, the energetic Mimulus troupe from Brazil brings together ballroom, samba and other social dances. For their Scottsdale debut, they will perform the evening-length work Dolores, inspired by the films of acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar. This provocative dance explores relationships among people with a touch of the improbable, the unusual, the tragic, the comic and the playful. After the performance, audience members are invited to join the Mimulus dancers in the Dayton Fowler Grafman Atrium for the "The Ball in the Hall" Mardi Gras celebration.


Native Trails
Selected Thursdays and Saturdays, January 16 - April 5, 2014, Noon - 1 p.m.
January 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30
February 1, 13, 15, 20 and 27
March 6, 8, 27 and 29
April 3 and 5
Outdoors at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Free Admission

Native Trails is a free outdoor festival celebrating the Native American cultures of the Southwest through song and dance. Each event brings together traditional instruments, colorful dances and authentic attire to share the stories of Southwestern tribes, including the Hopi, Diné (Navajo), Akimel Au-Authm and San Carlos Apache. Audiences enjoy dances like the Southwest Horse Dance, inter-tribal pow-wow dancing, world-class hoop dancing and the participatory round dance. Native Trails also features American Indian artisans selling specialty items such as jewelry, baskets, flutes and paintings, as well as local culinary delights. Guests are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs or picnic baskets.

Presented by Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and produced by Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts in collaboration with Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.


Late Nite Catechism
Starring Patti Hannon
January 10 - March 28, 2014
January 10, 17, 24 and 31
February 7, 21 and 28
March 8 (Saturday, 2 p.m.), 14, 21 and 28
Fridays, 8 p.m.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Stage 2
Tickets: $39

Spontaneous, clever and outrageously fun, Late Nite Catechism stars award-winning actress Patti Hannon as quick-tempered Sister. Ruling her classroom with an iron fist, she teaches her students - who happen to be the audience - everything she knows about sins and saints while doling out rewards and reprimands with lightning speed. The record-breaking Late Nite Catechism comedies have been running every season at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts since 2000. Each performance is unique and will appeal to people of all ages and faiths.

Credits: Written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan

Supporting Sponsor: Courtyard by Marriott Scottsdale Old Town



Talk Cinema

Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 7 p.m.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Stage 2

General Admission: $19

Talk Cinema showcases sneak previews of award-winning independent and foreign films. Audiences are among the first to see a new movie and discuss it with special guests - similar to the experience that critics and industry insiders have at film festivals. Talk Cinema films are selected from leading festivals by critic Harlan Jacobson. The selection may be an indie comedy, a provocative documentary or the next breakout hit. Screenings are introduced and followed by moderated conversations hosted by distinguished guest speakers.



44th Scottsdale Arts Festival
March 14-16, 2014
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Outdoors at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Admission: $8 ($5 for students, free for members and children 12 and under)

Long recognized as one of the top arts festivals in America, the Scottsdale Arts Festival is a weekend-long celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts. The event features 200 jury-selected artists from throughout the United States, continuous live music and entertainment on two stages, an expanded roster of 15 local gourmet food trucks from the Phoenix Street Food Coalition, creative activities for kids at the Imagine Nation family area and free admission to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA). In collaboration with the Festival, Scottsdale Public Art will present the U.S. debut of Happy Rainbow by the Los Angeles-based artist duo FriendsWithYou. Previously exhibited in Hong Kong, this interactive, 16-piece outdoor exhibition of brightly colored sculptures includes a 40-foot-wide inflatable 'bounce house' that inspires people of all ages to play and explore.


Signature Sponsor: SRP


Peter Nero: The Gershwin Project
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 8 p.m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater
Tickets: $79, $59, $49

Known for his virtuosity on the keyboard and charming stage presence, Grammy Award-winning pianist and conductor Peter Nero has led the Philly Pops for more than three decades. His extraordinary career includes 68 albums and countless performances worldwide. Hailed as one of the premier interpreters of Gershwin, Nero performs a night of the composer's treasured songs, including favorites such as Strike Up the Band, S'Wonderful, Someone to Watch Over Me and Rhapsody in Blue.


San Francisco Opera: Grand Opera Cinema Series
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 7 p.m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Stage 2
General Admission: $12

The Don Juan legend crackles to life in the hands of the world's most well-known composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Carefully balancing brilliant comedy with heaping amounts of seduction and ultimate tragedy, Don Giovanni is often referred to as the greatest opera ever composed. From the sparkling overture to one hit musical number after another, this fast-paced San Francisco Opera production features extraordinary Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien in the title role. Maestro Donald Runnicles leads the world-renowned San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus.


Patti LuPone: Far Away Places
Friday, March 21, 2014, 8 p.m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater
Tickets: $89, $69, $59

In her new, critically acclaimed concert, Far Away Places, two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone shares her penchant for wanderlust by taking the audience on a musical journey with thrilling renditions of songs by an eclectic list of songwriters, including Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson, Kurt Weill, Edith Piaf, Frederick Hollander and even The Bee Gees!

Supporting Sponsor: Alliance Bank of Arizona


Aaron Neville
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 8 p.m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater
Tickets: $69, $49, $39

One of the world's finest singers, Grammy Award winner Aaron Neville, accompanied by a pianist, performs songs from his latest album, My True Story, a celebration of the doo-wop songs of his youth.

Supporting Sponsor: Desert Mountain


ASU Concerts at the Center
Valley of the Sun Youth Harp Extravaganza
Monday, March 24, 2014, 7:30 p.m. (Pre-Concert Talk, 6:30 p.m.)
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater
General Admission: $10 (Free for All Students and Veterans)

ASU Concerts at the Center features performances by the faculty and students of the acclaimed Arizona State University Herberger Institute School of Music. From Queen Creek to Cave Creek, Apache Junction to Peoria, secondary school-age harp students are flourishing, working with teachers in their school districts, in orchestras and bands, and privately in lessons and harp ensembles. This very special evening offers the opportunity to hear an orchestra accompany these talented young musicians in concerto movements and harp ensemble repertoire. Led by harp instructors and music directors from across the Valley, more than 40 students will perform, sharing their talent, dedication and commitment to the discipline of music. Audience members may meet harp ensemble students in the lobby before the concert and at intermission as they perform and talk about the harp, its rich history, intriguing construction and 21st-century innovation, and the role that music, and playing the harp, fills in their lives.


Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel
Mistresses and Masterpieces
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater
Tickets: $49, $39, $29

Hailed by The New York Times as "an artist who means every note he plays," internationally acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel celebrates the 35th anniversary of Keyboard Conversations in Scottsdale. His brilliantly polished concert-with commentary format combines captivating remarks with world-class performances of legendary masterpieces of the piano repertoire - and concludes with a fast-paced Q-and-A session.

Mistresses and Masterpieces features works of infinite passion, poetry and longing by Chopin, Liszt, Schumann and Brahms, inspired by significant others in their lives. Romantic music "from the heart - to the heart."

Series Sponsor: Vi at Silverstone


Pilobolus
Friday, March 28, 2014, 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater
Tickets: $69, $49, $39

Named after a sun-loving fungus that grows in barnyards and pastures, Pilobolus began in 1971 as an outsider Dance Company and quickly became renowned the world over for its witty and gravity-defying works using the human body as a medium of expression. The distinctive Pilobolus approach focuses on how people, working together, can create form and movement to breathtaking effect. More than 40 years after its founding, Pilobolus continues to redefine the world's understanding of dance through constant evolution, transformation and collaboration.

Series Sponsor: FIAT of Scottsdale

Presenting Sponsor: Jamie Kapner, MD


Ultimate Play Date
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Outdoors at Scottsdale Civic Center Library
Free Admission

This free community event features eight different play zones filled with art, science, language and building activities for children and their families. For more information, visit www.ScottsdaleLibrary.org/ultimateplaydate. (Suitable for ages 1-8.)

Presented in partnership with Scottsdale Public Library


LOCATION AND PARKING: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale, four blocks south of Indian School Road and three blocks east of Scottsdale Road. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street.

ACCESSIBILITY: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers performance accommodations to enhance audience members' experience, including: American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation or live audio description with two weeks advance notice. Assistive-listening devices and wheelchair seating are always available. Visit www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or contact the Patron Services Box Office at (480) 499-TKTS (8587) [TDD: (480) 874-4694] for further details. Please inquire about services when ordering tickets.

TICKET DISCOUNTS: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers a variety of ticket discounts for members at the Duet level and above, groups of 10 or more and those purchasing packages to four or more events in one order. The Center also provides free tickets to selected events for eligible students and veterans, and 50-percent off tickets to selected events for patrons 29 and under.Visit www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or call 480-499-TKTS (8587) for more information.

THE STORE: The Store at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers a unique selection of art-related merchandise, including artist-made jewelry, imaginative toys, decorative objects from around the world, furnishings for home and office, and music, books and greeting cards. Members receive a 10-percent discount, and gift-wrapping and shipping also are available. Purchases are tax-free and support the programs of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The Store is open seven days a week: Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.; and throughout most evening events. Phone: (480) 874-4644.

SCOTTSDALE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: One of the premier performing-arts halls in the western United States, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts showcases a diverse season of dance, music, theater and film from around the world. More than 1,000 indoor and outdoor performances, educational programs, festivals and other events are presented and hosted at the Center each year serving approximately 250,000 participants and contributing substantially to Scottsdale's high quality of life and reputation as a vibrant arts destination. The Center's education and outreach programs reach nearly 20,000 children and adults each year. Most events take place in the state-of-the-art, 853-seat Virginia G. Piper Theater, recognized for its intimacy, acoustics and comfort. Additional venues include the 137-seat Stage 2 and neighboring 1,800-capacity Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located on Scottsdale Civic Center Park, a 21-acre urban oasis next to the city's Old Town and gallery districts.

The nonprofit Scottsdale Cultural Council is contracted by the City of Scottsdale to manage the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art. The Scottsdale Cultural Council is funded in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and National Endowment for the Arts.

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