Live Arts Events in Greater Sedona

On Stage & Screen…


Saturday, March 23

Old Town Center for the Arts
9th Annual

“Old Town Blues Fest”
Old Town Center for the Arts
5th St. & Main, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Saturday, Mar. 23, 7:00 PM

This year’s Blues Fest will present a rootsy touch to the blues tradition, featuring “old-timey,” folk, and jazz standards.

The Bresnan Unplugged Trio will perform two sets of music and is happy to return to OTCA after many well-received sold out shows at this venue. The ensemble on this performance features leader, Dan Bresnan (vocals/acoustic archtop guitar), Steve Douglas (acoustic upright bass), and Dr. Bob Sellani (drums).

Tickets: $20 Advance, $22 Door, $25 Priority seating in first 3 rows. Don’t be disappointed. Plan to attend now. This event is usually a sellout!

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Saturday, March 23

Live! On Stage
ZENPROV COMEDY
“Zenprov Plays Doctor”
Mary D. Fisher Theater
2030 W. Hwy. 89A in W. Sedona
Saturday, Mar. 23, 7:30 PM

Want a double-dose of comedy shot right to your funny bone? Join Zenprov Comedy for their one-night-only, completely improvised show “Zenprov Plays Doctor” at 7:30 PM on Saturday, March 23 at the Mary D. Fisher Theater in Sedona

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Sunday, March 24

Chamber Music Sedona Presents:
Yuma Wang, piano | Nicholas Canellakis,cello
Sedona Performing Arts Center

995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd.
Sedona, AZ 86336

Sunday, March 24,
2:30 PM Performance

Superstar phenomenon Yuja Wang, in a rare appearance, is joined by Artistic Director Nicholas Canellakis for a thrilling program of romantic warhorses by Chopin and Rachmaninoff. Celebrated for her charismatic artistry and captivating stage presence, Yuja Wang is set to achieve new heights during the 2018-19 season. She is featured as an Artist-in-Residence at three of the world’s premiere venues: New York’s Carnegie Hall with a season-long “Perspectives” series, the Wiener Konzerthaus with a “Portrait” series, and also at the Luxembourg Philharmonie.

Nicholas Canellakis has become one of the most sought-after and innovative cellists of his generation. Canellakis’s recent highlights include a Carnegie Hall concerto debut with the American Symphony Orchestra; concerto appearances with the Albany Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Pan-European Philharmonia in Greece, and New Haven Symphony as Artist-in-Residence; and a recital of American cello-piano works at New York’s Lincoln Center. He was recently appointed the prestigious position of Artistic Director of Chamber Music Sedona.

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Sunday, March 24

Sedona Int’l Film Festival
Ballet in Cinema
“Don Quixote”
The Royal Ballet in London
Mary D. Fisher Theater
2030 W. Hwy. 89A in W. Sedona

Sunday, Mar. 24, 3 PM

The Sedona International Film Festival presents Ballet in Cinema on Sunday, March 24 when it hosts the big screen premiere of “Don Quixote” from the Royal Ballet in London. There will be one show at 3:00 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.  

Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta’s vibrant production of the dazzling ballet “Don Quixote” with music by one of ballet’s most loved and prolific composers, Ludwig Minkus. Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight has inspired countless artistic interpretations.

Acosta’s production of Marius Petipa’s 19th-century ballet brings Spanish warmth and joy to the stage. Acosta adds energy and wit to the ballet, particularly with the new choreography for Act II’s gypsy scene, which brings musicians onto the stage to add to the lively atmosphere.

Sunny, charming, funny and touching, “Don Quixote” is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.

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Sunday, March 24

Cottonwood Community Band
Sunday, March 24
Admission: Free
3 PM – Performance
Mingus Union HS Auditorium
1801 E. Fir Street
Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Standing room only crowds have caused the Cottonwood Community Band to change its performance venues. The free March 17th 3 PM performance will be at the Sedona United Methodist Church, in Sedona. The March 25th concert will be at the Mingus Mountain High School Auditorium in Cottonwood.

Composer, conductor and tuba player, Sy Brandon, brings over a half-century of professional experience to the position of conductor of the Cottonwood Community Band. Composition honors include the Arizona Commission on the Arts selecting him to compose the official band composition celebrating Arizona’s Centennial during 2011-12.

The original band consisted of eight members. Through the years, the band grew to its current 50 musicians ranging in age from gifted high school students to devoted retirees in the community. They hail from Sedona, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Camp Verde and throughout the Verde Valley.

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Saturday, March 30

Sedona Int’l Film Festival
MET: Live in HD
Richard Wagner’s Epic Opera
“Die Walküre”
Mary D. Fisher Theater
2030 W. Hwy. 89A in W. Sedona
Saturday, Mar. 30, 9 AM & 4 PM

Pre-Opera Talk by Virginia Fox
1 Hour Prior to Each Performance

Die Walküre” has long stood on its own as extraordinarily powerful operatic theater. Part of this appeal lies in its focus on some of the Ring’s most interesting characters at decisive moments of their lives: Wotan, the leader of the gods; his wife, Fricka; his twin offspring, Siegmund and Sieglinde; and, above all, Wotan’s warrior daughter Brünnhilde. These characters and others follow their destinies to some of Wagner’s most remarkable music.

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Sunday, March 31

Sedona Int’l Film Festival presents
The National Theatre of London’s
‘The Tragedy of King Richard II’

Mary D. Fisher Theatre
2030 W. Hwy. 89A in W. Sedona
Sunday, March 31, 4:00 PM

The National Theatre of London continues its season with its acclaimed new production of “The Tragedy of King Richard the Second” showing in Sedona on Sunday, March 31 at 4 p.m. The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Two-time Olivier Award-winner Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas. This visceral new production about the limits of power is directed by Joe Hill-Gibbons.

Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.

The production poses the question, “When the country is on the brink of disaster, who is the right person to take charge – and should we trust them?” “A timely portrait of a country in chaos. Simon Russell Beale is a great Shakespearean actor, capable of exquisite vulnerability and ravenous passion.” — Evening Standard

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Saturday, April 6

Earthsong Music presents:
Live Concert Performance
Fingerstyle Guitarist Rick Cyge

‘The Woodstock Generation’
Mary D. Fisher Theater
2030 W. Hwy. 89A in W. Sedona
Saturday, April 6, 7:00 PM

Fingerstyle guitar master, Rick Cyge shares favorite music from the Woodstock Generation at Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Recently voted “Sedona’s Best Musician” in KUDOS Reader’s Choice Awards, he will perform exciting fingerstyle guitar arrangements of music from the iconic era of the ’60s and ’70s.  The evening promises an uplifting and nostalgic journey into shared musical memories of the past!

Respected and admired by peers and fans for his playing finesse and prowess, Cyge is known as a composer and arranger for his subtle and intricate approach to coaxing what often sounds like more than one guitar out of his instrument.

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Sunday, April 7

Verde Valley Sinfonietta Presents
The Annual ‘Emerging Artist Concert

Echo Wang, piano
Sedona Performing Arts Center
995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd.
Sedona, AZ 86336

Sunday, April 7, 2019
2:30 PM Performance

In this season’s final Verde Valley Sinfonietta concert, conductor Kevin Kozacek has chosen several audience favorites. These include the ‘Light Cavalry Overture’ by Suppe, Rossini’s ‘William Tell Overture’ and ‘Peter and the Wolf’ by Prokofiev. Of particular interest is this season’s exceptional emerging artist, pianist Echo Wang, soloist in ‘Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16′ by Edvard Grieg.

Born in Yancheng, China, Echo Wang began piano lessons with her father at the age of four. She is currently a senior scholarship student at the Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California in the studio of Bernadene Blaha.

Echo has won several top prizes including the Deutschland un China, Gemeinsam in Bewegung International Competition, the Gail Newby Concerto Competition, CAPMTSonata Competition, and the Best Tchaikovsky Performance International Music Competition. In China, Echo was invited to perform as guest pianist at Lang Lang’s China Recital Tour.

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Saturday, April 11

Chamber Music Sedona Presents
Spring Salon Musicale
‘Bernstein at 100!

Michael Brown, piano
5:30 PM Performance
In a Private Home

A favorite among Sedona audiences, renowned pianist-composer Michael Brown will perform a salon recital celebrating the centenary of Leonard Bernstein, including selections from “West Side Story” and other dazzling works by composers who inspired the American icon. The concert will be held in the intimate setting of a private home.

Brown was recently appointed as the Composer and Artist-in-Residence at the New Haven Symphony, which will premiere his new symphony in 2019, and has received numerous other commissions from a variety of musicians and orchestras. He earned dual bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano and composition from The Juilliard School, and currently resides in New York City with his two 19th-century Steinway D’s, Octavia and Daria.

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Saturday, April 13

Sedona In Scottsdale:
Sedona Conservatory presents

Handel’s ‘MESSIAH’ in Scottsdale

A Celebratory ‘Sing-Along’ Performance!

Sedona Conservatory Presents
All-Arizona ‘MESSIAH Sing-In’

Pinnacle Presbyterian Church
25150 North Pima Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
 
Saturday, April 13
5 PM  – Chorus Rehearsal
7 PM – Performance


Full Baroque Orchestra
Organ and Soloists
Russell Fox, Conductor
The Audience Sings the Choruses
Listeners Are Welcome, Too!

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Handel’s great oratorio ‘Messiah’ is by far the most cherished choral masterpiece in all of Western culture. First performed on April 13th, 1742 in Dublin, Ireland, the popularity of this work quickly overshadowed everything else George Frideric Handel ever wrote. This year we celebrate Messiah’s 277th birthday on the exact anniversary of its 1742 premiere!

With texts ingeniously derived from both Old and New Testament sources, the universal message and electrifying music continue to satisfy people of all cultures and beliefs.

Sing-along performances of ‘Messiah’ first became popular in the 1970’s, and continue to increase in regularity. On Saturday, April 13th at the Pinnacle Presbyterian Church singers and choristers from throughout Arizona are invited to rehearse with Maestro Russell Fox at 5 PM, with a public performance at 7 PM. Musical scores for singers to borrow for the evening will be available in the lobby.

All proceeds from this benefit performance will support the Sedona Conservatory’s Concert Organ Fund. What’s that? Derived from two historic landmark American instruments, the ‘Crown Jewel’ of the new Conservatory Concert Hall will be the largest concert hall pipe organ in the world with 235 pipe sets, totaling approximately 12,700 individual pipes. 

By singing in and/or attending the April 13th ‘Messiah Sing-In’ not only will you enjoy a tremendous musical experience, you will also be directly helping to rescue and reestablish two internationally significant musical treasures. 

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Saturday, April 20

Old Town Center for the Arts
9th Annual

“Old Town Blues Fest”
Old Town Center for the Arts
5th St. & Main, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Saturday, Mar. 23, 7:00 PM

Join us for an ecstatic and rhythmically explosive evening of song and dance from the Sufi Qawaali tradition blended with a twist of Bhangra and driving Aboriginal funk. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Baraka Moon delivers pulsing, soulful and spiritually charged dance music with a positive message of peace for the whole world! 

“Leap into the fire of this magic music!Uniting influences from mystical Sufi trance songs, Indian ragas, African beats and the Australian Aboriginal didgeridoo.

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Saturday, April 27

Yavapai College presents
Emmet Cahill
“Ireland’s Next Great Tenor in Concert”
Old Town Center for the Arts
5th St. & Main, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Saturday, April 27, 7:00 PM

People of Irish ancestry, fans of Celtic music, or anyone moved by the power of a talented balladeer will want to mark Saturday, April 27 on their calendars. That’s when tenor Emmet Cahill – the breakout Irish singing sensation – will bring his stirring voice to Cottonwood’s Old Town Center for the Arts.

Presented by the Old Town Center and Yavapai College Performing Arts, Emmet Cahill is the 26 year-old County Westmeath native who took the Emerald Isle by storm. A musical prodigy at the age of five, Emmet trained at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, which named him its “Most Promising Young Singer” in 2010. A winner of multiple national singing competitions who has performed in Dublin’s National Concert Hall, he was named the Irish Music Association’s “Irish Tenor of the Year” in 2013.

Emmet’s appearance will mark the final performance in Yavapai College Performing Arts Center’s 2018-19 Verde Valley Series. YCPAC established the Verde Valley Series in 2016, to share the talents of outstanding live performers with audiences across Yavapai County.

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Sunday, May 5 & 19

Cottonwood Community Band
Sunday, May 5
Admission: Free
3 PM – Performance
Phillip England Center for the

Performing Arts
210 Camp Lincoln Road
Camp Verde, AZ 86322


Sunday, May 19
Admission: Free
3 PM – Performance
Mingus Union HS Auditorium
1801 E. Fir Street
Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Standing room only crowds have caused the Cottonwood Community Band to change its performance venues. This festive, free May 5th 3 PM performance will be at the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts, in Camp Verde. The May 19 concert will be at the Mingus Mountain High School Auditorium in Cottonwood.

Composer, conductor and tuba player, Sy Brandon, brings over a half-century of professional experience to the position of conductor of the Cottonwood Community Band. Composition honors include the Arizona Commission on the Arts selecting him to compose the official band composition celebrating Arizona’s Centennial during 2011-12.

The original band consisted of eight members. Through the years, the band grew to its current 50 musicians ranging in age from gifted high school students to devoted retirees in the community. They hail from Sedona, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Camp Verde and throughout the Verde Valley.

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Saturday, May 18

Old Town Center for the Arts
14th Annual
‘Bob Dylan Birthday Concert’
Old Town Center for the Arts
5th St. & Main, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Saturday, May 18, 7:00 PM

This popular tribute to the music of Bob Dylan is performed annually by some of the best musicians in the Verde Valley area, celebrating the birthday of one of the most legendary, iconic and influential musicians in the history of modern American music

Joe Neri, founder and director of OTCA’s “Bob Bash,” returns from his new home in New Mexico, to continue the tradition of a great night of great music performed by great musicians.

The show will feature performances by local musicians Tyler Barrett,Tim Young, Suzie Schomaker, Gina Machovina and Ron McLain.

You’re invited and get your tickets early for this sell-out event.Come on out and celebrate the music that is Bob Dylan. Who knows? … maybe Bob will stop by to party with us.

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