Episcopal Church of Nativity continues 2016 concert series

Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 22405 N. Miller Road in Scottsdale, continues its 2016 season with a salute to musical and marital partnership of Robert and Clara Schumann 4 p.m. Feb. 20.

“From Robert to Clara: Songs of Clandestine Correspondence” focuses on the love story of Robert and Clara Schumann and their contributions to the genre of German lieder. Soprano Dori Scholer presents works by both composers paired with readings from the passionate and poetic letters exchanged during their courtship and marriage.

Concerts are at 4 p.m. on Saturdays and are preceded by a tea and followed by a reception where concert-goers can mingle and get to know the musicians. Passes, tickets and more information are available at ArtsAtNativity.org and at the door.

The concerts are presented by 3rd Ave. Arts, a non-profit organization that is committed to making quality arts programming accessible, enriching the fabric of our communities.

Upcoming concerts:

Guy Whatley performs solo harpsichord and organ works of William Byrd and Jan Pietesrzoon Sweelinck on March 12.

Guy Whatley performs solo harpsichord and organ works of William Byrd and Jan Pietesrzoon Sweelinck on March 12. (Photo courtesy www.guywhatley.com)

 

* Saturday, March 12: Guy Whatley performs solo harpsichord and organ works of William Byrd and Jan Pietesrzoon Sweelinck, who were the most famed composers in their respective countries of England and the Netherlands in the 16th and early 17th centuries.

* Desert Sun Brass Quintet, Saturday, April 9. The Desert Sun Brass Quintet offers exciting performances, programming music spanning genres from renaissance to classical, broadway, and jazz.

* Holly Pyle and House of Stairs, Saturday, May 21. House of Stairs, featuring Holly Pyle, vocals; Garrison Jones, keys; Shea Marshall, bass clarinet, sax and synth; Stephen Avalos, drums, is a jazz-based collective that draws from funk, soul and pop influences to create a distinct progressive soundscape.

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