SUN OCT 1 | 2 PM | JOSEPH WYTKO, SAXOPHONE | TICKETS
ASU Professor Emeritus Joseph Wytko brings an exciting blend of music: from Ravel, Mussorgsky, Piazzolla, to Sondheim, Lennon, and Brubeck.
SUN OCT 22 | 2 PM | QAIS ESSAR, RABAB | TICKETS
Experience the richness of classical and traditional forms of Afghan and Indian music. The depth of Essar’s responsibility to preserve the culture of his war-torn motherland makes his music and narrative exceptionally compelling.
SUN NOV 12 | 2 PM | VETERANS DAY CONCERT | FREE
OUR FIFTH YEAR! Veterans read beautiful poems, and a choir, soloists, and instrumental ensemble provide special music under the direction of Ilona Kubiaczyk-Adler. Join us! Free admission.
SUN DEC 10 | 2 PM | CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION | TICKETS
Get ready to celebrate Christmas! The premiere Apollo High School Vocal Ensemble, led by University of Arizona alumnus Michael Frongillo, will present a vibrant program of Christmas-themed choral favorites interspersed with solos and sing-alongs.
SUN DEC 17 | 2 PM | EXCERPTS FROM HANDEL'S MESSIAH | FREE
The Nativity Choir and outstanding Arizona-based soloists will present a selection of favorite arias, recitatives, and choruses from the famous oratorio by Georg Friedrich Handel, Messiah. Free-will offering; no tickets required.
MON JAN 15 | 7 PM | MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY GOSPEL CONCERT | FREE
A celebration of the 89th birthday of the Civil Rights Movement’s chief spokesman and Episcopal martyr, with music from the traditional Gospel repertoire. You'll experience an evening filled with strong emotions and energy, enhanced by a story of Dr. King's life and work with excerpts from his speeches.
SUN FEB 11 | 2 PM | VALENTINE'S IN VIENNA, CITY OF MY DREAMS | TICKETS
Come hear tenor Mitchell Sturges and soprano Dori Scholer while they transport you to romantic Vienna. Featuring three centuries of music, from Beethoven to Johann Strauss to Mahler and more, this mix of art song and operetta celebrating LOVE will delight and entertain everyone!
SUN MAR 11 | 2 PM | ORCHESOGRAPHIE: THE RENAISSANCE DANCES | TICKETS
The fascinating world of renaissance dance comes alive with the stellar voices of Solis Camerata and the authentic instruments of Bartholomew Faire, as these two valley-based early-music ensembles team up to present the music of Orchesographie, a 16th century treatise on dancing.
SUN APR 15 | 2 PM | GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY TRIO | TICKETS
The Grand Canyon University Trio is comprised of music faculty from GCU - Mark Fearey (piano), Tim Haas (clarinet) and Dr. Kristilyn Woods (bassoon). Join the trio as they present an afternoon of great music ranging from Beethoven and Brahms to more modern works. Each member of the trio will also perform a solo work by a female composer. Don't miss this afternoon of great music from some of GCU's top musical talents!
| A Note from Ilona Kubiaczyk-Adler, Artistic Director
The third season of Arts at Nativity is here! As in the previous years we are mixing old and new, classical music of the West and East with folk and jazz. We are thrilled to announce that we secured some of the finest, most recognized and internationally acclaimed artists from the Valley.
Joseph Wytko's "vivid projection, effortless precision, charm and savoir–faire" were praised by the New York Times, and the Arizona Republic described him simply as "flawless." Qais Essar's recent appearances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and at the Sikh Heritage Month festival in Toronto, Canada, have expanded the reach of his unique musical message. American opera singers tenor Mitchell Sturges and soprano Dori Scholer will bring their broad performing experience gained also at European stages.
We will celebrate Christmas with a passionate and energetic concert of Vocal Ensemble under UofA alumnus Michael Frongillo, and with a performance of excerpts from Handel's "Messiah" following the well-established American Yuletide tradition. Solis Camerata choir, comprised of some of the finest singers in the Valley, will collaborate with Bartholomew Faire to bring a program of early dance music. Grand Canyon University Trio will saturate our senses with refined classical music for clarinet, bassoon and piano.
Don't miss our annual Veterans and Martin Luther King Day celebrations!
Our space is intimate; you will have an opportunity to hear and see the artists up close as they perform. After each concert, enjoy refreshments and a time to talk with performers and fellow listeners. We look forward to seeing you!