Singer and Composer Nathan Pacheco Comes to Mesa Arts Center, 2/8


This Washington, DC native of Brazilian descent sports an operatic voice with crossover pop potential. After auditioning for producer Ric Wake, who introduced him to Yanni, Pacheco set to putting lyrics and additional music to some of the legendary musician's most famous works, as well as working on his own original material. His timeless voice and resounding stage presence lend themselves wonderfully to this critically-acclaimed performance. Like Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban before him, Nathan Pacheco mastered the art of pop/classical crossover. In the album's 12 tracks (seven of which he co-wrote) the versatile tenor sings in four languages - English, Spanish, Italian and French - as well as multiple genres, from pop to folk to opera.

Nathan will sing at Mesa Arts Center's Tom & Janet Ikeda Theater, One East Main Street in Mesa, AZ, on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 8 p.m. Cost: 35/$45. For more information, contact Mesa Art Center's Box Office at 480-644-6500 or online at<

The Mesa Arts Center, owned and operated by the City of Mesa, is a unique, architecturally stunning facility located in the heart of downtown Mesa. Arizona's largest arts center is home to four theaters, five art galleries, and 14 art studios. Guests, patrons, and students come to Mesa Arts Center to enjoy the finest live entertainment and performances, world-class visual art exhibitions, and outstanding arts education classes. The Mesa Arts Center mission is to inspire people through engaging arts experiences that are diverse, accessible, and relevant. Mesa Arts Center has received numerous awards and accolades including the "2010 Arts Organization of the Year," by the Arts & Business Council of Greater Phoenix; the "2011 Best Venue to See National Acts" Best of Phoenix New Times; "2012 Best Arts Center" Critic's Choice, and most recently "2012 Venue of Excellence" by the International Association of Venue Managers. The 2012-2013 Performing Live Series is sponsored by Arizona Commission on the Arts. For more information, visit