Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Announces November Events

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Announces November Events

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

La Gran Fiesta: A Celebration of Hispanic and Latin Cultures
Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra with Herman Olivera
Friday, November 2, 2012, 8 p.m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater

Tickets: $29, $39, $59

Known as “The Sun of Latin Music,” pianist Eddie Palmieri has a musical career that spans more than 50 years as a bandleader of salsa and Latin jazz orchestras. His charismatic power and bold innovative drive have earned him nine Grammy Awards. Palmieri and his toe-tapping orchestra are joined by vocalist Herman Olivera, one of the great soneros, for a soul-shaking night of fiery, red-hot salsa.


Presenting Sponsor: Wells Fargo

Signature Sponsor: APS

Supporting Sponsor: Distrito at the Saguaro

 


La Gran Fiesta: A Celebration of Latin and Hispanic Cultures
Saturday, November 3, 2012, Noon – 9 p.m.
Outdoors at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Free Admission

An action-packed celebration of Latin music, dance, food and more, La Gran Fiesta takes audiences on a journey from the rich artistry of neighboring Mexico to the cultural vibrancy of the Caribbean and South America. This free community festival features performances by Arizona’s top Latin bands, activities for children and families and an arts-and-crafts Mercado. Latin-inspired food and drinks are available for purchase. Highlights of the event include Miami-based band Tiempo Libre performing a free concert at 7 p.m.

Presenting Sponsor: Wells Fargo

Signature Sponsor: APS

Supporting Sponsor: Distrito at the Saguaro

Presented in partnership with the City of Scottsdale, Scottsdale Human Relations Commission and Scottsdale Sister Cities Junior Board


La Gran Fiesta: A Celebration of Latin and Hispanic Culture
Tiempo Libre

Saturday, November 3, 2012, 7 p.m.

Outdoors at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Free Admission

One of the hottest young Latin bands today, Miami-based Tiempo Libre is equally at home in concert halls, jazz clubs and dance venues. The band’s members were classically trained in Cuba’s premier conservatories and are the heirs to their native country’s rich musical traditions. Now a worldwide sensation with three Grammy nominations, Tiempo Libre is celebrated for its incendiary, joyful performances of timba, an irresistible, dance-inducing mix of high-voltage Latin jazz, and the seductive rhythms of Cuban son.

 

Presenting Sponsor: Wells Fargo

Signature Sponsor: APS

Supporting Sponsor: Distrito at the Saguaro

Presented in partnership with the City of Scottsdale, Scottsdale Human Relations Commission and Scottsdale Sister Cities Junior Board


San Francisco Opera

Grand Opera Cinema Series:

Giacomo Puccini’s Il Trittico

Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 7 p.m.

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

General Admission: $12

 

One of the world’s foremost producers of opera, San Francisco Opera brings films of its renowned productions to audiences in Scottsdale through its Grand Opera Cinema Series. This collection of three one-act operas in one offers a rare opportunity to enjoy this unique work in its entirety, as Puccini intended. A tragic love triangle unfolds on a river barge in Paris in the dark and brooding Il Tabarro (The Cloak). Banished by her family to a convent for bearing a child out of wedlock, a young woman experiences loss and redemption in the uplifting Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica). A greedy family turns to a con artist to gain control of a dying relative’s estate in the farceGianni Schicchi.


Michael Feinstein
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater
Tickets: $79, $89, $109

Called “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” multi-platinum-selling, Emmy- and Grammy-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein is one of the premier interpreters of popular songs and standards. Returning to the intimate Virginia G. Piper Theater, he performs classic Jazz Age songs by the Gershwins.


Presenting Sponsor: Merrill Lynch

Signature Sponsors: Hazel Hare; Vicki and RoBert Smith


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, 2013, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 7 p.m.

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

General Admission: $19

 

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.


Garth Fagan Dance

Friday, November 16, 2012, 8 p.m.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater
Tickets: $39, $49, $69

Led by the Tony Award-winning choreographer of Disney’s The Lion King, Garth Fagan Dance is celebrated for its excellence and originality. The company’s dancers communicate with unbridled energy the depth, precision and grace of Fagan’s vision, which draws on many sources, from the energy of Afro-Caribbean rhythms to the speed and precision of ballet and the rule-breaking experimentation of postmodernism. The company will perform a new work featuring choreography by Fagan, music by Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and set design by acclaimed artist Alison Saar.

 

 


Béla Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio
Friday, November 23, 2012, 8 p.m.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater
Tickets: $39, $49, $69


The world’s premier banjo player, Béla Fleck has earned 14 Grammy Awards and garnered a reputation for genre-bending musical collaborations. He joins virtuoso pianist Marcus Roberts, drummer Jason Marsalis and bassist Rodney Jordan for this exuberant and eclectic performance exploring the profound connections between bluegrass and classic jazz.

 

 


The Capitol Steps

Saturday, November 24, 2012, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Sunday, November 25, 2012, 3 p.m.

Tickets: $49, $59, $69

 

Famous for putting the ‘mock’ in democracy, D.C.’s funniest singing comedians return for their annual Thanksgiving weekend pilgrimage to Scottsdale. Set to popular music, the group’s political satire pokes fun at all sides of the issues, from left to right, with fresh, up-to-the-minute material inspired by the latest election results, headlines, scandals and more.

 

 


Jogja Hip-Hop Foundation

Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater
Tickets: $9, $19, $29

 

Indonesia’s foremost hip-hop crew stands in the cultural cross hairs, rapping across language and other borders. Hailing from Yogyakarta, one of Indonesia’s artistic wellsprings, this sharp collective promotes tolerance and pluralism while taking on corruption and inequality. With wit and hooks, they meld global and indigenous trance rhythms, Indonesian pop and gamelan music, ancient Javanese poetry and literature.


On tour as part of Center StageSM

 

 


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. Visitwww.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 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 on behalf of the City of Scottsdale by the nonprofit Scottsdale Cultural Council.

HOW TO REACH US
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. Second St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Patron Services Box Office: (480) 499-TKTS (8587) 
TDD: (480) 874-4694
Web: www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScottsdalePerformingArts
Twitter: www.Twitter.com/ScottsdaleArts
Email: info@sccarts.org
Fax: (480) 874-4699

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