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| Our 2018-2019 Season

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SUN OCT 14 | 12:30 PM | THE RICE BROTHERS | BY DONATION
The Rice Brothers will return to kick off our season with a varietal program in a family-friendly, interactive concert. After debuting at Carnegie Hall in 2014, they have continued to bring their youthful charisma to stages all over the world. This event will be donation-based and open to the community so bring your neighbors and the entire family for a day of inspiring art and fun! Interactive workshop at 12:30, concert at 1:00.

SUN OCT 28 | 2 PM | McLIN AND CAMPBELL | TICKETS
Music for Two with October brews will be presented by Katherine McLin and Andrew Campbell, “a superb husband/wife team who bring great excitement and artistry to their performances of the violin and piano literature.” They have gained international recognition as performers and pedagogues as they bring their thrilling spark to stages across the U.S., Europe, and South America. When they aren’t traveling and performing, the duo holds faculty residences at Arizona State University and you will love having a beverage with them!

SUN NOV 11 | 2 PM |  VETERANS DAY CONCERT | BY DONATION
Featuring Apollo High School’s Choir under the direction of Michael Frongillo and Nativity musicians, this unique Veteran’s Day Concert will be called “Commemoration and Honor” to pay tribute to those who have served. Veterans will read beautiful poems while voices and instruments will provide the music for this special offering. Join us! Free admission.

SUN DEC 9 | 3 PM | A CHORAL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION | TICKETS
This majestic, thrilling Christmas Concert will “sing in” the holiday season with a mass choir singing Messiah selections and other classic Christmas favorites. We will feature Arizona Christian University’s Firestorm Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Kira Rugen, and other local choirs.

MON JAN 21 | 7 PM | THE MLK LEGACY | BY DONATION
A birthday celebration of the Episcopal martyr and chief spokesman for the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King Jr., with traditional gospel music repertoire, script and media. Led by the Nativity Music Ministry and local jazz musicians, you’ll experience an evening filled with strong emotion as you witness the historical presentation of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life. Free-will offering

SAT FEB 2 | 7 PM | THE SALONNIÈRES TRIO | TICKETS
A La Carte is a unique experience that allows the audience to chose the program from a “menu” of genres and styles. In a revival of the European salon tradition, this group of soprano Jamie Kay Alston, violinist Jennifer Rhodes, and pianist Dr. Karali Hunter embraces many genres, including classical repertoire, folk, musical theater, and sacred traditions. Their program A la carte provides a fun, interactive experience, allowing you as the audience to chose from their best-loved music selections.  

SUN FEB 24 | 2 PM | BURKINA STRINGS, DESERT DRUMS | TICKETS
Arouna Diarra, a 16th-generation African drummer and instrument maker, along with local percussionist Dr. Sonja Branch will perform a narrative program, featuring music outside of western traditions.

SUN MAR 10 | 2 PM | THE SPIRITED LADS | TICKETS
The Spirited Lads play tunes that you can’t resist singing along with; before you know it, you are clapping your hands and stomping your feet to the infectious music. The Lads delight both new and seasoned fans of the great Irish Music tradition.

FRI APR 5 | 7 PM | HOLLY PYLE & FRIENDS | TICKETS
Phoenix native Holly Pyle is buzzing both the valley and the US with her latest concoction of disparate music influences. Known as an vocalist with an “ability to inhabit nearly any style of music,” Holly and friends will bring us an evening of best-loved tunes from the traditional jazz heritage.

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| A Note from Juliana Witt, Artistic Director

I am very excited to welcome you to the fourth season of Arts at Nativity! As the new artistic director, I look forward to continuing and developing this incredible arts series that Ilona Kubiacyk-Adler began. This season, we have something for everyone as each concert is a unique experience, featuring outstanding locally-based musicians in a conversational space to eat, drink and get to know these artists personally during and after each concert. From outstanding chamber music to Christmas Choir to Burkina drumming to Irish and Jazz, you will certainly find a variety of intimate experiences that you can’t find elsewhere.

On October 14th, we will kick off the season with a free, donation-based interactive performance by The Rice Brothers, an incredible piano/cello duo who made their Carnegie debut in 2014. This event is intended to invite our Scottsdale Community families to have a Sunday of fun and art-making together, inspired by this world-class duo!

The McLin/Campbell duo performance is one that you will not want to miss and a majestic, Christmas Concert in December will “sing in” the holiday season, featuring the Arizona Christian University Firestorm Chorale under the direction of Dr. Kira Rugen. In the Spring, I am particularly excited about our February 2nd evening of chamber music where you, the audience, will get to choose from a “menu” to create the program that you want to hear!

Invite your friends and neighbors to our free donation-based concerts: The Rice Brothers’ Interactive performance, our Veteran’s Day Concert in November and also the commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life in January. Looking forward to a great season! Hope you will join us and be inspired to let art to change the world!

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| Location/Contact Us

Episcopal Church of the Nativity
22405 N. Miller Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
Venue: (480) 967-3295
3rd Ave. Arts: (866) 258-5846
Email Artistic Director Juliana Witt