SAT SEPT 26 | 4 PM | THE ART OF DANCE | TICKETS
Music from the classical repertoire based on dance forms, performed by mezzo-soprano Suzanne Rovani, violinist Daga Suchon Hobbs, and pianist and organist Ilona Kubiaczyk-Adler.
• Concert repeats Friday, September 25 at 7 p.m. at St. Augustine's in Tempe. Details and tickets HERE.
SAT OCT 10 | 4 PM | CLASSICAL AFGHAN MUSIC | TICKETS Qais Essar is an international artist, composer, producer, and experienced live performer who carries on the traditional legacy of classical Afghan instrumentation.
• Concert repeats Friday, October 9 at 7 p.m. at St. Augustine's in Tempe. Details and tickets HERE.
SUN NOV 22 | 4 PM | JACOB ADLER, SOLO PIANO | TICKETS
Jacob Adler presents J.S. Bach’s E minor Partita for solo piano and a fantasy on Charlemagne Palestine’s Strumming Music for modular synthesizers (Tony Obr), violin with loop pedals (Josh Hill), and piano. All proceeds go to benefit Maggie’s Place, a community that provides houses of hospitality for pregnant and parenting women in need who are living in the greater Phoenix area. maggiesplace.org. NOTE: this concert is on Sunday. • Concert repeats Friday, November 20 at 7 p.m. at St. Augustine's in Tempe. Details and tickets HERE.
SAT DEC 19 | 4 PM | YULETIDE WITH BARTHOLOMEW FAIRE | TICKETS
Bartholomew Faire is the Valley’s most eclectic ‘early music’ group. They’ll perform yuletide music from various European traditions through the centuries. A chorus of lusty voices join Bartholomew Faire’s medieval and renaissance instruments, bringing back the antique sounds of Yuletide celebrations. • Concert repeats Friday, December 18 at 7 p.m. at St. Augustine's in Tempe. Details and tickets HERE.
SAT JAN 16 | 4 PM | FROM CLASSICS TO FOLK | TICKETS
Phoenix Symphony violinist Levon Zarasian and his accompanist Peter Gharibian bring us the classics of the piano and violin repertoire, as well as some of their favorite folk music from their home country, Armenia.
• Concert repeats Sunday, January 17 at 7 p.m. at St. Augustine's in Tempe. Details and tickets HERE.
SAT MAR 12 | 4 PM | GUY WHATLEY, HARPSICHORD | TICKETS Guy Whatley performs solo harpsichord works of Byrd and Sweelinck, who were the most famed composers in their respective countries of England and the Netherlands in the 16th and early 17th centuries. Although mostly known as choral composers, their remarkable keyboard music had a profound influence on future generations.
• Concert repeats Friday, March 11 at 7 p.m. at St. Augustine's in Tempe. Details and tickets HERE.
SAT APR 9 | 4 PM | DESERT SUN BRASS QUINTET | TICKETS Desert Sun Brass Quintet offers exciting performances, programming music spanning genres from renaissance to classical, broadway, and jazz. This program will provide entertainment for music lovers of every age, and display the group’s versatility in many styles of music.
• Concert repeats Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. at St. Augustine's in Tempe. Details and tickets HERE.
SAT MAY 7| 4 PM | FROM ROBERT TO CLARA | TICKETS
One of the greatest yet rarely told love stories, the musical and marital partnership of Robert and Clara Schumann is manifested in their exquisite and significant 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.
• Concert repeats Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at St. Augustine's in Tempe. Details and tickets HERE.
SAT MAY 21 | 4 PM | HOLLY PYLE AND HOUSE OF STAIRS | TICKETS
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.
• Concert repeats Sunday, May 22 at 7 p.m. at St. Augustine's in Tempe. Details and tickets HERE.
| A Note from Ilona Kubiaczyk-Adler, Artistic Director
We are excited to present the inaugural season of Arts at Nativity! We have some amazing talent lined up for you, and quite a selection of styles of music for you to enjoy. You will hear the beauty of classical music written for the female voice, presented by Chicago native Suzanne Rovani, and Tucson-based artist Dori Scholer. Exploration of solo music written for keyboard instruments is promised by Jacob Adler's piano performance of Bach, Busoni and Scriabin, as well as Byrd and Sweelinck by the organist and harpsichordist Guy Whatley. Don't miss Polish violin virtuoso Dagmara Suchon Hobbs and Phoenix Symphony violinist Levon Zarasian. Dive into the ocean of non-Western sound, with rabab master Qais Essar on the concert titled Classical Afghan Music. We present larger ensembles, too: the young and energetic Desert Sun Brass Quintet playing classical, Broadway and jazz; and the star of the Phoenix jazz scene Holly Pyle and House of Stairs. The early music group Bartholomew Faire will take you back in time with their Medieval and Renaissance Christmas program – an exciting and dance-inducing event you cannot miss! 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 promise unforgettable experiences! We look forward to seeing you.