SUN | OCT 20 | 12 NOON | TICKETS Once Upon a Time with Driftwood Quintet
This dynamic reed quintet will present a program
focusing on engaging the audience with storytelling. Driftwood is dedicated to crossing genres and bending boundaries in classical music.
SUN | NOV 10 | 2:30 PM | BY DONATION
Veterans Day Concert with Nativity Choir
This concert honors veterans who have served our country. The moving program of commemorative songs and readings will inspire and unite the audience. By donation.
FRI | NOV 22 | 7 PM | TICKETS
Emerging Artist Jeremy Ruth with Gail Novak
The first concert of our new Emerging Artist Series features clarinetist Dr. Jeremy Ruth with pianist Gail Novak, presenting an eclectic program of works by all female and minority composers called Trailblazers.
SAT | DEC 21 | 2 PM | TICKETS A Celtic Holiday with Solis Camerata
Join this choral group and guest artists as they bring the nostalgic melodies of Celtic Christmases and the toe-tapping dances of the holiday season to you! Bring your family and friends to this lively event to sing along, enjoy some nibbles and snacks, and fill your holiday spirit with Christmas tunes from the old country.
FRI | JAN 10 | 7 PM | TICKETS
Emerging Artist Sarah Welden with Nathan Arch
The second concert of our Emerging Artist Series features soprano Sarah Welden with pianist Nathan Arch, piano presenting a program of Music in the Face of Oppression. This program will include works by German and Austrian composers who were forced to immigrate during the Nazi regime, and will explore the great variety of styles that resulted from this moment in history.
MON | JAN 20 | 7 PM | BY DONATION
MLK Concert with GCU’s Critical Mass
This unique and original program of script, music, and media centered around the life of MLK is sure to move and inspire you. Nativity Choir will be joined by Grand Canyon University’s vocal group, Critical Mass, to present gospel and sacred favorites for a special evening. By donation.
FRI | FEB 14 | 7 PM | TICKETS
Love and Latin jazz with MeghanDiego
Treat your special someone to a romantic, engaging evening of Latin Jazz, Classical, Pop and even some original tunes by the husband-wife duo, MeghanDiego on guitar and violin.
SUN | MAR 15 | 3 PM | TICKETS
Around the World in 88 keys with the Dueling Divas
Join Dueling Divas Andria Fennig and Ashley Strawser as they take you on a journey performing works from all corners of the globe including Debussy, Mozart, Glinka, MacDowell, and others. This concert has something for everyone, and is sure to entertain both young and young at heart music lover.
FRI | APR 3 | 7 PM | TICKETS
Emerging Artist Michael Tallino with Riley McKinch
Our season finale is brought to you by baritone Michael Tallino with Riley McKinch, presenting a program titled Songs of Peace for a Wild World which explores peace efforts through art songs by American, Russian, and European composers.
It brings me great pleasure to present our 5th season of Arts at Nativity concerts and events. As always, we curate culturally and socially relevant events presented by our own local artists from the greater Scottsdale area that challenge, inspire and initiate change in our local community. In addition to our mission of enriching the fabric of our community, we also seek to directly affect the health of our local arts scene by hiring from the heart of our city.
In seeking ways to offer our music to more people, we are launching a Community Engagement Initiative! Our goal for this project is that for every event we host at Nativity, we take a program of the same value to a community who cannot come to us—local hospitals, retirement communities and schools. This project ties together so many of our objectives and brings new depth to our mission. The quality of our artists remains of utmost importance while expanding the scope of our audience by offering direct access to art for our new communities of learners. We could not have launched this wonderful project without the support of 3rd Ave. Arts and you, our patrons! To learn more, visit our website, get updates at our concerts, and/or come to the Annual Gala on September 20th!
Another new element of our season is the Emerging Artist Series, featuring programs that highlight minorities, women and underrepresented people. These “up and coming” artists are offering these programs of diversity as part of our community engagement initiative as well. They will not only bring great musical offerings, but also interactive and interdisciplinary strategies for audience participation. Be sure not to miss these three incredible artists!
Please note two particularly family-friendly events this year: Our Fall Festival/Concert with Driftwood Quintet on Sunday, October 20th and our Celtic Holiday Family Concert on Saturday, December 21st. We will have subsidized tickets so that you can freely invite friends, family coworkers and neighbors. Both of these events will have many events, games, food and interactive music activities.
Finally, Thank YOU for supporting us with your presence at events, your financial support and your word-of-mouth advocacy for our programs. We would not be able to take these ambitious, exciting steps without you.