Exciting Performances Added To Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts 2019–20 Season

Exciting Performances Added To Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts 2019–20 Season

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is excited to announce additional experiences for the upcoming season. The 2019-20 season is bursting with performances for everyone, from acclaimed singer-songwriters and must-see dance companies to renowned classical musicians, returning favorites and more. Marc Cohn, Spanish Brass with Chano Domínguez, the return of Live & Local performances and the always-funny Louie Anderson join the beloved Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel series, internationally known violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and Broadway veteran Patti LuPone to round out the Center's 2019-20 season.

Just Announced

The following performances are on sale to members on August 1 and the general public on August 15.

Live & Local

Jaleo: CubaCaribe

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, 8 p.m.

Jaleo is a staple in the Arizona Latin music scene. Experience an evening of Cuban and Caribbean music.

ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence

Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, 5:30 and 8 p.m.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts celebrates the return of the ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence. Whether you are a nominee, a theater manager, a designer, or just a fan of Arizona theater, you are welcome to attend.

Louie Anderson

Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, 8 p.m.

Iconic comedian and Emmy-winning actor Louie Anderson is one of the country's most adored stand-up comics. Named by Comedy Central as one of the "100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time," Anderson currently stars in the FX comedy series "Baskets."

Monica Heuser's Tribute: Remember Patsy Cline

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, 8 p.m.

Celebrate the music of Patsy Cline with Monica Heuser and a live band for her national tour of "A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline."

ASU Concerts @ The Center: An Evening of Solo Piano and Chamber Music

Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

This evening of music by "Liszt and his Rivals" for solo piano and chamber music features ASU faculty and students. ASU faculty members include Robert Hamilton, Baruch Meir, Andrew Campbell, and new piano faculty member, Cathal Breslin.

Live & Local
Sugar Thieves

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, 7 p.m.

The Sugar Thieves have a sultry blues roots foundation and powerhouse delta sound that will take you back in time. They blend the blues, country and other musical influences to create a sound that moves audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Roots Rising! Featuring Matt Andersen, Gaby Moreno, and Liz Vice

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Artists from across the roots musical landscape gather for a night showcasing some of the best young, contemporary talent. Blues artist Matt Andersen, Latin Grammy winner Gaby Moreno and soul singer Liz Vice come together for an evening of stripped-down, individual performances and a collaborative finale.

ASU Concerts @ The Center: ASU Big Band Night

Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

A longtime favorite of Valley audiences, the ASU Concert Jazz Band performs choice selections, spanning the history of big band music and beyond, for an unforgettable night of music.

Live & Local

2nd Hand Sam and His Country Gentlemen: Holiday Blues

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

2nd Hand Sam and His Country Gentlemen play authentic country music with a holiday blues twist. Listen to your favorite classic country and western tunes from the '40s, '50s and '60s.

Sunday A'Fair

Peace & Community Day

Sunday, Jan. 21, 2020, Noon - 4 p.m.

A day of unity in conjunction with the Scottsdale Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, presented with Community Celebrating Diversity.

Arizona Storytellers Project returns for three events featuring community members sharing true, first-person stories, from February to June.

Love, Like and It's Complicated

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, 7 p.m.

Dating in the digital age can be exhausting, exhilarating, and downright crazy. Join The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com to explore stories about dating apps, true love and everything in between.


Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 7 p.m.

Home can be a place, a feeling or a person. Join The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com for stories about how we make and create a place of belonging for ourselves and the people we love.

I Made This

Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 7 p.m.

Art, in all its forms, adds meaning to life. Join The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com for stories about creation and putting things out into the universe.

Sunday A'Fair

A Family A'Fair

Featuring The Lucky Band
Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, Noon - 4 p.m.

Latin Grammy Award winner The Lucky Band bring its crafty lyrics with irresistibly fresh pop beats to headline this special Sunday A'Fair. A Family A'Fair celebrates kids of all ages with dancing music for the young and young at heart as well as art activities for everyone.

One of These Nights

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

One of These Nights takes the audience on a journey through all the Eagles' sounds, from tasteful country rock - complete with full harmonies - to hard rocking tunes that highlight their extraordinary catalogue.

Stefon Harris and Blackout

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, 8 p.m.

Four-time Grammy nominee Stefon Harris and his band Blackout, named for their rejection of traditional jazz definitions, embrace sleek, slinky soul, funk and hip-hop - like Stevie Wonder rubbing elbows with George Gershwin and bop icons.

Spanish Brass with Chano Domínguez

Friday, March 20, 2020, 8 p.m.

Spanish Brass, dynamic and admired brass group, and Chano Domínguez, celebrated jazz pianist and composer, share their talents on stage during a performance featuring works composed and arranged for brass.

Paris the Show!

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 8 p.m.

"Paris the Show!" is a vibrant tribute to the greatest French singers, from Edith Piaf to Charles Trenet, and it exports the charm and the essence of the City of Light for the whole world to enjoy.

Sunday A'Fair
International Jazz Day

Saturday, April 4, 2020, Noon - 4 p.m.

Don't miss this special finale to the Sunday A'Fair series celebrating jazz music. This performance is presented in partnership with International Jazz Day Foundation.

ASU Concerts @ The Center: ASU Gospel Choir and Chamber Winds

Monday, April 6, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Jason Caslor and Jason Thompson conduct an uplifting evening of music and song with ASU's inspirational and dynamic gospel choir and chamber winds.

Marc Cohn

Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Grammy winner Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation's most compelling singer-songwriters with songs like "Walking in Memphis."

The Soul Of Mexico

With Villalobos Brothers and Mariachi Reynas

Saturday, May 2, 2020, 8 p.m.

The Soul of Mexico brings together Villalobos Brothers and Mariachi Reynas de Los Angeles for an unforgettable performance. The acclaimed contemporary Mexican ensemble Villalobos Brothers takes the stage with leading female mariachi musicians from the Grammy nominated Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles.

Feels Like Home: An Evening with the Scottsdale Chorus

Sunday, May 3, 2020, 3 p.m.

The six-time-world-champion Scottsdale Chorus sings music from the swing era through to modern a cappella, providing joyful entertainment sure to please any audience.

Tickets are currently available for the following performances:

Flamenco Intimo | Julia Chacón Flamenco Theatre

Fridays, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019, 8 p.m.
Saturdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019, 8 p.m.

Julia Chacón returns to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts with national and international flamenco dancers and musicians. Audiences will experience unforgettable shows that change so no two performances are the same. Don't miss the Family Flamenco Show at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20.

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, 8 p.m.

Bruce Hornsby, the creatively insatiable pianist and singer-songwriter from Williamsburg, Virginia, always has succeeded on his exceptional gifts, his training and his work ethic. He has collaborated with Ricky Skaggs and the Grateful Dead. He has scored films and performed with symphony orchestras. Hornsby describes his new album, "Absolute Zero," as "a compendium of what I like and moves me." Prepare for a multifaceted ride.

Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus

with special guest Robert Ellis - Texas Piano Man

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, 8 p.m.

Affectionately referred to by Elton John as "the greatest songwriter on the planet" and praised by The New York Times for his "genuine originality," Grammy nominee Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation.

Talk Cinema

Oct. 15, 2019 - May 12, 2020, 7 p.m.

Talk Cinema offers sneak previews of films personally selected by film critic Harlan Jacobson, former editor of Film Comment magazine, published by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Jacobson created and has programmed the series since 1992. His selections may include an award-winning drama, an outrageous indie comedy, a provocative documentary or the next breakout hit chosen from among new independent and foreign films from Cannes, Sundance, Toronto and other internationally ranked film festivals. Discussions with film scholars and special guests follow the screenings.

Virginia G. Piper Concert Series
Bryan Wallick, piano

Fugue Finale

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, 8 p.m.

Bryan Wallick made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1998 and has been performing on the world's most coveted stages for more than two decades. Wallick's piano performance features selections from Franck, Beethoven, Barber and Liszt.

The Best of Broadway
Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, 8 p.m.

Celebrate Broadway's greatest hits, featuring four powerhouse vocalists and a 10-piece orchestra. Experience the hits and classics from "Jersey Boys," "Mamma Mia!," "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" and the works of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Andrew Lloyd Webber and more.

Jesse Cook

Follow the Road Tour

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Canadian guitarist and composer Jesse Cook is one of the most influential figures in nuevo flamenco music, fusing elements of flamenco rumba, jazz, classical and world music. The JUNO Award winner is an alumnus of the Berklee College of Music. Guests can experience Cook with a concert under the stars.

Virginia G. Piper Series
Inon Barnatan, piano
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein, a 2011 recipient of the MacArthur "genius grant," and piano virtuoso Inon Barnatan come together to perform complete Beethoven Sonatas for piano and cello.

The Four Italian Tenors
Viva Italia

Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, 8 p.m.

On their debut American tour, The Four Italian Tenors serenade audiences with the greatest tenor arias of all time, from Verdi's "Questa o quella" and "La Donna e Mobile" (Rigoletto) to Rossini's "La Danza" and Puccini's iconic tenor aria "Nessun Dorma" (Turandot). These four tenors are the faces and voices of Italy's next great operatic generation.

ERTH's Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, 2 p.m.

Take your family on an excursion to the bottom of the ocean. ERTH's "Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure" is an underwater experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths, where prehistoric marine reptiles lived centuries ago - and maybe live still today!


Architecture in Motion

Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, 8 p.m.

DIAVOLO returns to Scottsdale with its high-energy contemporary dance set against the backdrop of an elaborately designed and interactive space. The program includes "Voyage" (2018), DIAVOLO's newest adventure, inspired by travel in space and the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

Jane Lynch & Kate Flannery: Two Lost Souls
Featuring The Tony Guerrero Quartet

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, 8 p.m.

"Jane Lynch & Kate Flannery: Two Lost Souls" comes to Scottsdale with the acclaimed singers and actors putting their one-of-a-kind spin on songs from Broadway to The Barry Sisters to the Swingin' Sixties.

The Capitol Steps
The Lyin' Kings

Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 30, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Sharing songs and skits, the irreverent Washington D.C.-based political comedy troupe pokes fun at all sides of the issues - from left to right - with fresh, up-to-the-minute material inspired by the latest headlines, scandals and more.

Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin: Together on Stage

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Longtime musical collaborators Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin perform together as an intimate, acoustic duo, swapping songs and sharing stories. This special show will feature the acclaimed singer-songwriters performing some of their favorite songs while exploring material from their own vast catalogues.

Scottsdale Arts Gala

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019

Scottsdale Arts' yearly fundraiser featuring the biggest names, fresh from Broadway, right in your own backyard. Guests will enjoy gourmet eats, fabulous entertainment and more at Scottsdale Arts Gala.

Bill Frisell and Julian Lage Duo

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Don't miss this duet featuring two of the most creative guitarists in jazz. Grammy Award winner Bill Frisell's career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 40 years. Hailed as one of the most prodigious guitarists of his generation, Grammy-nominated Julian Lage joins Frisell on stage in this unforgettable duet.

Keyboard Conversations With Jeffrey Siegel returns for his 41st season, from December to March, on the second Tuesday of each month.

The Miracle of Mozart

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Experience Mozart's rousing Rondo alla Turca, the poignant Adagio in B minor, and the tempestuous Sonata in A minor, written after the death of his mother.

Warm Romantic Music from the Far Cold North!

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Heartwarming musical gems of Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Sibelius.

Mistresses and Masterpieces

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Music inspired by the loves in the lives of Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Mendelssohn and Bartók.

Fascinatin' Rhythms!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Syncopated music of Gershwin and Scott Joplin, zesty polkas of Stravinsky and Shostakovich and stirring marches of Prokofiev and John Philip Sousa.

Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández Presents

A Merry-Achi Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, 8 p.m.

Maestro José Hernández and his platinum-selling Mariachi Sol de México perform treasured holiday classics and favorites from the mariachi songbook. A graceful blend of classical, pop, jazz, swing and Broadway tunes, Hernández's organic, irreverent renditions have become instant classics.

Scottsdale Philharmonic | Holiday Show

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, 4 p.m.

Conducted by Ajay R. Patel, the professional musicians of the Scottsdale Philharmonic perform a special holiday program, featuring many traditional classics of the season.

Assisted Living: The Musical

THE HOME...for the Holidays

Tuesday, Dec. 17 - Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019

Tuesday - Thursday, 2 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Sunday, 2 p.m.

The hilarious comedy team of Rick Compton and Betsy Bennett are off their walkers once again in "Assisted Living: The Musical - THE HOME...for the Holidays," an all-new, hysterical holiday sequel to the runaway hit about the nursing home and beyond. Christmas and retirement will never be the same!


The Spirit of the Season

Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, 7 p.m.

Voctave's gorgeous arrangements of Disney and Broadway hits have received millions of views on Facebook and YouTube. This a cappella concert is perfect for the whole family and sets the mood for a cheerful holiday season.

Detour Company Theatre

Jan. 6-12, 2020
Friday 7 p.m.
Saturday 3 and 7 p.m.

Sunday 3 p.m.

The Center's resident theater troupe designed for adults with cognitive and physical disabilities returns to present their annual spring show, under the direction of its founder and artistic director, SAM.

Sunday A'Fair

Jan. 12, 19, 26

Feb. 16, 23

March 1, 8, 22, 29

April 4

Noon - 4 p.m.

Sunday A'Fair showcases a variety of free concerts at Scottsdale Civic Center Park on

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