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| Our 2021–2022 Season

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SUN | OCT 31 | 2 PM | TICKETS
Dionysus
Juliana Witt, Alastair Wright, and Dylan Ward present a program of 21st-century music for two saxophones and piano. The repertoire will explore varying ideas of light captured in music by living composers.

THU | NOV 11 | 1 PM | TICKETS
Veteran’s Day Concert (by donation)
During this free concert, we thank veterans, active duty military, and their families, with the nostalgic music and sing-alongs that lead us to remember and honor their service. Nativity Singers and special guests. 

SAT | DEC 11 | 7 PM | TICKETS
A White Elephant Concert
The traditional holiday game...with a musical twist! Join us for a festive, interactive evening of guessing, gift exchanging, and Salonnières’ dazzling music-making. 

MON | JAN 17 | 7 PM | TICKETS
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Concert (by donation)
Honoring the man and his legacy through song and spoken word from the Civil Rights Movement and beyond. Nativity Singers and special guests.

FRI | MAR 25 | 7 PM | TICKETS
Le Voyage Autour du Monde
A program celebrating female composers from past and present performed by clarinetist Katrina Clements and pianist Olga Kim. Repertoire includes works for clarinet and piano by 20th-century composers from around the world, as well as the contemporary American composer Amanda Harberg.

SAT | MAR 26 | 5 PM | TICKETS
Reeds + Wires
Julia Lougheed presents a program of works for clarinet and electronics including music written during the most isolating parts of 2020.

SAT | MAR 26 | 7 PM | TICKETS
Beyond Ourselves
MeghanDiego returns with a multidisciplinary experience of spoken word and poetry from Arizona women paired with works for guitar and violin by women composers. 

SUN | MAR 27 | 2 PM | TICKETS
The Feminine Voice
A fresh take on female representation in the arts with all programmed song texts boasting authorship by female poets. Performed by soprano Kaitlyn Johnson and pianist Da Hye Kim.

SUN | MAR 27 | 4 PM | TICKETS
Duo Odéon
Duo Odéon, violinist Hannah Tate and pianist Aimee Fincher, brings to life a variety of pieces by the femme fatales of classical music, from the familiar names of Fanny Mendelssohn and Clara Schumann to those lesser known like Florence Price and Lili Boulanger.

SUN | APR 24 | 2 PM | TICKETS
Passage of Time
Works for flute and piano by contemporary composers David Schwantner and Yuko Uebayashi reflecting on the past. Performed by flautist Rachel Reyes and guests Audrey Cully, Miao Liu, Hongzuo Guo, and Wan Ting Yu.

SUN | MAY 15 | 2 PM | TICKETS
El Recuerdo
Edgar Ricaud, tenor, pairs the bel canto stylings of Italian composer Francesco Paolo Tosti with mariachi classics and originals.

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| A Note from the Arts at Nativity Board

Greetings!

The Arts at Nativity team is excited to announce our 2021–2022 concert series. Curated by our outgoing Artistic Director, Dr. Juliana Witt, the season includes mainstays of past years – the Veterans Day Concert, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Concert, and plenty of wonderful chamber music – along with some pleasant surprises!

Juliana Witt brings her chamber music group Dionysus to the stage in October to perform illuminating works for two saxophones and piano. You also won’t want to miss the return of the dynamic trio Salonnières for an interactive holiday treat based on the white elephant gift-giving tradition. (White elephant gifts provided – leave that $5 Kenny G album at home.)

Perhaps the most exciting feature of the season is the Celebrating Women in the Arts Festival. This three-day event during Women’s History Month will feature music composed and performed by women for all to enjoy! It’s our way of saying thank you to those women past and present who have dedicated their lives to artistic endeavors, yet remain tragically under-programmed in the realm of classical music. Double-header concerts on Saturday and Sunday will give patrons a chance to explore displays of visual art by local female artists between sets.

We close out the season on a nostalgic note, with reflective yet captivating music for flute and piano by living composers Joseph Schwantner and Yuko Uebayshi. And lastly, a delightful pairing of classics from two beloved schools of repertoire – Italian bel canto and Mexican mariachi – sung by Nogales’ own Edgar Ricaud, a rising star in the opera world.

We know you will enjoy this year’s concert series. Most of all, we hope that you will purchase a season ticket, the most significant way to support us, in addition to your donations. We hope you won't miss a single one of these wonderful programs!

Thank you for your support! We couldn’t do it without your generous backing.

Sincerely,
The Arts at Nativity Executive Board

| 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
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