Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Announces Fall Events

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Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Announces Fall Events

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has announced the following upcoming events:

ASU Concerts at The Center
Claude Debussy, 150th Anniversary

Monday, September 10, 2012, 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)

 

One of the most brilliant and original composers in history, Claude Debussy was born 150 years ago this fall. In celebration, Steinway Artist Walter Cosand performs an evening of Debussy’s piano music, including some of his most familiar pieces, as well as several exquisite but very seldom played works.


Mary Chapin Carpenter
Saturday, September 29, 2012, 8 p.m.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater

Tickets: $39, $49, $59

 

By combining folk, country, acoustic, rock and blues, Mary Chapin Carpenter defies the conventional boundaries of the music industry. A five-time Grammy Award winner, she has always professed a love for all kinds of music, and those influences come together in songs that speak to the most personal of life’s details as well as to the most universal. Carpenter’s newest album, Ashes and Roses, was released in June on Zoë/Rounder Records.

 


ASU Concerts at The Center

European Romance

Chunyang Wang, Bass, and Yeojin Seoul, Piano

Monday, October 1, 2012, 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)

 

This concert is a rare opportunity to hear some of the most beautiful European Romantic music performed by double bass and piano, including works by Chopin, Elgar, Rachmaninoff and others. The double bass has been growing in popularity as a solo instrument because of its gorgeous tone, wide range of colors and endless virtuosic possibilities.


7th Dine Out with the Chefs:
A Celebration of the Culinary Arts
Sunday, October 7, 2012, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Dayton Fowler Grafman Atrium

Advance tickets: $65 ($60 for members)

Tickets at the door: $75

VIP tickets: $100 (Includes early admission at 2:30 p.m. and VIP lounge with hosted premium bar.)

 

Returning for its 7th delicious year, Dine Out with the Chefs showcases the talents of more than 25 of the Valley’s premier chefs, along with live music by the Matt Johnson Trio; tastings of fine wines, vodkas, tequilas and coffees; gourmet cooking demos; and other surprises. Guests mingle with the chefs and sample their culinary creations, from tantalizing soups, salads and appetizers to some of their signature dishes and most decadent desserts. Named one of GQ’s “Most Inspired Bartenders of 2010,” professional mixologist Jason Asher will serve up one-of-a-kind cocktails in the VIP lounge. Other special guests include Arizona winemaker Sam Pillsbury, sommelier and wine blogger David M. Johnson, chef Laura Slama of Sub-Zero Wolf Kitchen, the baristas of Shine Coffee and award-winning author Pamela Swartz, who will sign copies of the latest edition of Dine Out Phoenix: Where to Eat from Chic to Unique.

 

Dine Out with the Chefs is produced by Pamela Swartz, Larry Siegel and Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and is sponsored by China Mist, Hotel Valley Ho and Safeway. Proceeds benefit The Center’s arts education and outreach programs.


Virginia G. Piper Concert Series: Murray Perahia

Sunday, October 7, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater

Tickets: $29, $59, $69

In the more than 35 years he has been performing on the concert stage, Grammy Award-winning pianist Murray Perahia has become one of the most sought-after and cherished pianists of our time, performing in all of the major international music centers and with every leading orchestra. He will perform Haydn’s Sonata in D Major, H 24; Schubert’s Moments Musicaux, Op. 94; Beethoven’s Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, “Quasi una fantasia,” Op. 27, No. 2; Schumann’s Faschingschwank aus Wien; Chopin’s Impromptu No. 2 in F-sharp Major, Op. 36; and Chopin’s Scherzo No. 1 in B minor. The concert also features Keyboard in the Sky,™ a video projection above the stage that enables the audience to see the pianist’s hands moving across the keyboard in real time from any seat in the theater.

 


An Evening with Bill Engvall
Friday, October 12, 2012, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater

Tickets: $49, $59, $79

A founding member of the original Blue Collar Comedy Tour, Bill Engvall is one of the top comedians working today, and among the busiest. His chart-topping albums, films and television appearances have entertained millions throughout the country. A master of stand-up, Engvall has a remarkable ability to connect with his audience and to share the humor in everyday situations.

 

 


Talk Cinema
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, January 8, 2012, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, February 5, 2012, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 19, 2012, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 16, 2012, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 7, 2012, 7 p.m.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater

General Admission: $19 ($8.50 for students with I.D.)

 

Talk Cinema showcases sneak previews of award-winning independent and foreign films before their theatrical release. Always a surprise, the films are personally selected from leading festivals by film critic Harlan Jacobson. The movie could be a quirky indie comedy, a provocative documentary or the next breakout hit. Screenings are introduced and followed by moderated conversations hosted by distinguished guest speakers.

 

 


Comedy Central Presents
The Daily Show Live: Indecision Tour 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012, 8 p.m.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater

Tickets: $49, $59, $79 (Adult Content)

 

Just in time for election season, the Indecision Tour 2012 rolls into Scottsdale! Join correspondents Rob Riggle and Al Madrigal, Writer/Executive Producer Rory Albanese and Supervising Producer Adam Lowitt from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for a night of sidesplitting stand-up and inside scoop about the wildly popular fake newscast. Full of surprises, this hilarious multimedia performance also includes a recorded video welcome from Jon Stewart and an audience Q&A with the correspondents and producers. (Jon Stewart is not part of the onstage cast.)

 

 


ASU Concerts at The Center

An Evening of Choral Music

Schola Cantorum, Symphonic Chorale and Solis Camerata

Monday, October 22, 2012, 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)

 

The ASU Schola Cantorum performs an evening of choral repertoire from different traditions. It is the ensemble’s first concert appearance under the baton of veteran choral conductor BArt Evans.


DATE*
*Interviews with Real People about Internet Dating

October 24–28, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 25, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, October 26, 2012, 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 27, 2012, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 28, 2012, 2 p.m.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Stage 2

Tickets: $29

 

Do you believe in love at first site? Written and performed by Luciann Lajoie and based on more than 150 interviews with real Internet daters, this hilarious and candid multimedia show explores the hits and misses of one woman’s surprising quest to find love online.

 


Ignite Phoenix No. 13
Friday, October 26, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater
General Admission: $15 (Sale date to be announced. Sign up online at www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org for email notification.)

Ignite Phoenix is an information exchange for fostering and inspiring Phoenix’s creative community. In one evening, 18 passionate speakers from diverse backgrounds and experiences each deliver a lightning-fast, five-minute presentation about a current project or favorite idea. Ignite Phoenix’s high-octane nature and eclectic range of topics make each event unique, memorable and often inspiring.

Presented by Ignite Phoenix and Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

 

 


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.

GROUP DISCOUNTS
Attend with family and friends, or bring a group from your business, civic or religious organization. Save $4 per ticket and at least $27.50 in handling fees when purchasing 15 or more tickets to the same event (subject to availability; some restrictions apply). Instead of $2.50 per single ticket, the facility fee is only $10 total for group orders.

THE STORE
The Store @ 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, unique 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, jazz, classical and world 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 200,000+ visitors and contributing substantially to Scottsdale’s high quality of life and vibrant arts scene. The Center’s education and outreach programs reach more than 20,000 children and adults each year. Most performances take place in the state-of-the-art, 853-seat Virginia G. Piper Theater, recognized for its intimacy, superior acoustics and comfort. Additional venues include the 137-seat Stage 2 theater and neighboring 2,000-capacity Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located on a beautifully landscaped, 21-acre urban park, a short walk from Scottsdale’s Old Town and gallery districts.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art are managed by the nonprofit Scottsdale Cultural Council.

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