Arizona Musicfest continues its 2015 season this month with concerts that feature top artists of classical, chamber, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, bluegrass and pop at venues in Scottsdale and Phoenix.
GRAMMY Award winner Rosanne Cash — daughter of country legend Johnny Cash — will serve as the festival headliner and perform in concert Feb. 20.
The singer/songwriter received three Grammy awards Feb. 8 for Best Americana Album, “The River and The Thread;” Best American Roots Song, “A Feather is Not a Bird;” and Best American Roots Performance, “A Feather is Not a Bird” at the 2015 GRAMMY Awards.
The GRAMMY winner comes to Scottsdale 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and will perform songs from “The River and the Thread” at the concert held at Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Road.
Tickets start at $33 and are on sale at www.azmusicfest.org.
Ms. Cash’s album has been hailed by audiences and critics alike, including “Best Country Album” (Rolling Stone), “Best Albums of 2014” (Huffington Post), “Favorite Albums of 2014” (New York Times), and “No.1 Album of the Year” from Americana Magazine.
Other upcoming Musicfest concerts include:
* Pianist Orli Shaham performs 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix. Tickets start at $34.
* Bob Moody & Friends featuring Simply Three perform 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Fairway House at Grayhawk, 8620 E. Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. Bob Moody is the Arizona Musicfest artistic director and the cabaret-style program features a variety of guest artists. Tickets are $49.
Arizona Musicfest will also present its “Festival Orchestra Week” in February, featuring players from some of the nation’s best-known orchestras:
* “Scheherazade and Mozart” will be performed by the Arizona Musicfest Orchestra 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church. Tickets begin at $49.
* “Beethoven, Bach & The Blue Danube” is the theme 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church. Tickets start at $49.
* Storm Large, the lead singer of Pink Martini, performs with the Musicfest Orchestra 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Highlands Church. Tickets start at $23.
* “Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 and Janáček Glagolitic Mass,” 3 p.m. March 1 at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church. Tickets start at $49.
* The Bronx Wanderers conclude the festival with a program of 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s music, 7:30 p.m. March 5 at Highlands Church. Tickets start at $23.
Visit www.azmusicfest.org for additional information.
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