SAT OCT 9 | 2 PM | THE RICE BROTHERS | TICKETS
Their signature “concert and conversation,” Johnny & Chris Rice, on cello and piano, share the deeply moving story of Chopin’s heart and perform his glorious music.
SAT NOV 12 | 2 PM | FREE VETERANS DAY CONCERT | FREE
An ensemble consisting of soloists, choir, violin, trumpet, saxophones, guitar and piano will provide the music, and Veterans from our parish will read beautiful poems for this special offering. Join us! Free admission.
SUN DEC 11 | 2 PM | CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION | TICKETS
A special Christmas concert featuring Phoenix Chamber Brass quintet and the Loop Duo, jazz vocalist Holly Pyle and multi-instrumentalist Shea Marshall. From classical to jazz, from nostalgic to exhilarating, from unaccompanied human voice to a gloriously large brass sound, you will find all types of Christmas favorites performed by some of the greatest Valley musicians. This concert will put you in the holiday spirit!
SUN DEC 18 | 2 PM | BARTHOLOMEW FAIRE
Join Bartholomew Faire for a casual afternoon of medieval and renaissance Yuletide songs and dances. Lusty voices will be accompanied by a galaxy of authentic ancient instruments, including lutes, gothic harp, oud, citole, shawms, rauschpfeife, gothic bagpipes, bladderpipes, doucaine, dulcian, hurdy-gurdies, gemshorn, recorders, percussion, and the pipe & tabor. Experience Christmas from ages past in a whole new way! Free-will offering; no tickets required.
MON JAN 16 | 7 PM | MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY GOSPEL CONCERT | FREE
A celebration of the 87th birthday of the Civil Rights Movement's chief spokesman and Episcopal martyr, with music from the traditional Gospel repertoire. Led by the Nativity Music Ministry and local jazz musicians, you'll experience an afternoon filled with strong emotions and energy, enhanced by historical presentation of scenes from Martin Luther King's life.
SAT JAN 28 | 2 PM | VALLEY CHAMBER CHORALE | TICKETS
One of the most refined choirs in the Valley, led by Westminster Choir College alumnus Dr. Christopher Samuel, will present a program entitled Sweet Sixteen. It will feature compositions by Milton Babbitt, Cipriano de Rore, Roger Emerson, Warren Martin, Charles H. H. Parry, Robert Stone, Robert Shaw, Hubert Waelrant and David Dickau.
SUN FEB 19 | 2 PM | ARIZONA BALALAIKA ORCHESTRA | TICKETS
The Arizona Balalaika Orchestra, an ensemble within the University of Arizona Russian Department in Tucson, will bring to us Russian folk and dance music. With colorful costumes, native Slavic instruments and fascinating stories behind the pieces they will create an unforgettable folk music celebration.
SUN MAR 12 | 2 PM | MUSIC BY FEMALE COMPOSERS | TICKETS
For centuries female musicianship has been neglected and undermined, especially in historical and music theory writings. It is thanks to recent decades of research that the musical activity of women from all over the globe has been brought to light. Young musicians nowadays feel inspired and encouraged by this female legacy, and want to be a part of it. Join trio Marcy McKee (mezzosoprano), Daga Suchon Hobbs (violin) and Ilona Kubiaczyk-Adler (piano) for a presentation of music by 19th- and 20th-century female composers for voice, violin and piano.
SUN APR 30| 2 PM | MILL AVE CHAMBER PLAYERS | TICKETS
Join woodwind quintet Mill Ave Chamber Players as they cross over from classical to other genres. Enjoy the sounds of the woodwind quintet as they celebrate and explore music through the eyes of their favorite jazz, rock, and pop styles. It is the last concert of the season and there will be something for everyone.
| A Note from Ilona Kubiaczyk-Adler, Artistic Director
We are thrilled to present the second season of Arts at Nativity! We start off the season with the presentation of Chopin's life and music delivered by The Rice Brothers, an amazing duo of young artists, who both play piano and cello, and who already have a performance at Carnegie Hall on their bios. We are going to shower you with musical gifts at our two Christmas concerts! On December 11 we will marry the brilliant Phoenix Chamber Brass quintet with phenomenal jazz vocalist Holly Pyle and multi-instrumentalist Shea Marshall. And on December 18 you will hear the one and only Bartholomew Faire in a presentation of Yuletide songs and dances from the past. If you are a fan of refined choral music, come hear Dr. Christopher Samuel and his Valley Chamber Chorale. You won't leave disappointed. Arizona Balalaika Orchestra will bring the ecstatic experience of dance and song from Eastern European folk tradition. Often-forgotten pieces by female composers will shine in the March program delivered by Dr. Marcy McKee, Daga Hobbs and myself. Our season will end with one of the most active local woodwind quintets, Mill Ave Chamber Players, presenting a program of music from various genres, including jazz, pop and rock. Don't miss our free events – both energy- and tear-inducing 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!