Arizona Musicfest kick-off celebration to feature Lucie Arnaz

Star of TV, Broadway and film, and the daughter of Hollywood legends Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Lucie Arnaz joins Arizona Musicfest for a kick-off celebration of its 25th anniversary season.

Lucie Arnaz joins Arizona Musicfest for a kick-off celebration of its 25th anniversary season Jan. 18 at The MIM.

Lucie Arnaz joins Arizona Musicfest for a kick-off celebration of its 25th anniversary season Jan. 18 at The MIM.

Ms. Arnaz and her trio will perform a high-energy tribute to her parents and her Latin music roots.

The Arizona Musicfest 25th Anniversary Celebration will be held 5:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Musical Instrument Museum. Tickets are $225 for the concert and catered reception.

Tickets can be ordered by calling 480-488-0806.

In honor of AZMF’s long-standing commitment to young musicians, the Perfect 4th String Quartet will be featured as part of the evening. Comprised of Hannah Goldstick, 13, Elena Boyd, 15, Ethan Buell, 15, and Robert Bui, 15, the young ensemble won first place at the 2015 Arizona Musicfest’s Instrumental Competition and has also been featured in Arizona Musicfest’s Young Musicians Concert Series at the MIM.

The Perfect 4th String Quartet will be joined by Steve Hanusofski, clarinetist for the Arizona Musicfest Orchestra as well as assistant principal and bass clarinet for The Phoenix Symphony. Together they will perform the first movement from Mozart’s Quintet in A Major, which was performed 25 years ago on the inaugural concert of Arizona Musicfest on Jan. 15, 1992.

For more information about Arizona Musicfest and its 25th Anniversary Festival, which opens Jan. 29, visit www.azmusicfest.org.

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