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| Our 2020–2021 Season

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SUN | OCT 4 | 3 PM | TICKETS
Ain't No Sunshine
Classically trained cellist Jacob Barker will perform classical and modern soulful songs by BIPOC artists, such as Bill Withers, Bob Marley, and Alabama Shakes in a program about liberation.

SUN | OCT 25 | 3 PM | TICKETS
ElectroBach
Back by popular demand, the violin-guitar duo MeghanDiego will perform a fusion of electronic music with works by J.S. Bach. Two special soloists will join them: baritone Gabriel Frongillo, and soprano Melanie Holm.

WED | NOV 11 | 5 PM | TICKETS
Veteran’s Day Concert (By donation)
During this free online concert, we take a few moments to thank the people who have served our country, with the nostalgic music and sing-alongs that lead us all to remember and honor their service.

SAT | NOV 21 | 7 PM | TICKETS
Third Stream: Where Jazz and Classical Meet
Clarinetist Dominique Holley with pianist Juliana Witt will explore how various composers from the jazz and classical worlds have sought to bridge the gap between two seemingly distant musical traditions, using “Third Stream,” which is an umbrella term for unique composition techniques.

FRI | DEC 18 | 7 PM | TICKETS
The Majesty of Christmas
No Santa. No Frosty or Rudolph, just great Christmas music. Join featured artist Michael Tallino, baritone, a three-state virtual choir and many more artists for an evening of beautiful Christmas music.

FRI | JAN 8 | 7 PM | TICKETS
Elemental
Marilyn K. Clark Silva performs on a five-octave marimba and accessory percussion instruments like the rain stick, mbira, china cymbal, stones, and kick drum to create Elemental, an immersive experience with layers of sound that mimic an element – “Air,” “Earth,” “Water,” “Fire,” “Pulse.”

MON | JAN 18 | 7 PM | TICKETS
Martin Luther King Jr. Concert (By donation)
Dr. King’s life and speeches, such as the era-defining “I Have a Dream,“ have been quoted more in the past year than perhaps any other year since his death. The current topics of social justice and civil rights trace MLK’s life in this program through script, spirituals, and gospel.

SUN | FEB 14 | 6 PM | TICKETS
Valentine’s Day with We3
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a nostalgic, all-jazz program? The trio We3, named after one of their favorite songs by the Ink Spots, is comprised of vocalist Renee Grant Patrick, violinist Suzanne Lansford, and pianist Nicole Pesce.

SUN | MAR 14 | 3 PM | TICKETS
Beethoven
This all-Beethoven program will guide you through the composer’s three compositional periods with works performed by violinist Izayah Dutcher, cellist Jennifer Son, and pianist Neilson Chen.

SUN | APR 25 | 3 PM | TICKETS
The Art of the Telephone
From opera to Broadway to chamber music, this humorous program explores how one technological device changed our lives over the past century. Featured works include Menotti’s operetta, The Telephone, and Torke’s chamber work, Telephone Book.

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| A Note from Dr. Juliana Witt, Artistic Director

Greetings!

I hope you are safe and healthy in this wild year 2020. We find ourselves faced with new challenges of all kinds. Arts at Nativity has been exploring how we will continue to create meaningful art, employ artists, and bring musical offerings to our community. Increased boundaries due to COVID have produced unprecedented creativity, so we are plowing ahead with confidence, courage, and trust that our amazing patrons will continue to support the work we do.

Our 6th season may contain the most variety yet! Our first projects will be virtual and we will remain flexible with our virtual vs. in-person plans as the year progresses. However, ALL concerts will be livestreamed in some form in order to provide access to everyone, near and far.

Our Emerging Artist Series features three amazing classically trained artists you will not want to miss! Their work will encompass classical favorites, pop covers, jazz fusions and inventive sounds created with technology. Our Classic Concerts include reimagined Bach with MeghanDiego featuring two incredible guest vocalists, a traditional Majesty of Christmas Concert with forces from three states, a Jazz Trio that will rock your world, and a chamber music concert highlighting classical and Broadway works about the telephone.

You supported us through an incredible year last season, including the launch of our Community Engagement Program and our School Residencies Program. We did six concerts in our local Scottsdale community at hospitals, cancer centers, cafeterias, and retirement communities. We also launched two school residencies, which were both a wonderful success! This year we have a residency in an Expectant Mother’s hospital unit, virtual residencies in schools supporting local music teachers, and residencies in at-risk retirement Communities, inspiring people who have remained so isolated from society because of COVID. Please help us launch our second year, requiring more creativity than ever, to safely engage our community with art that inspires, soothes, and heals our world!

Buy your season tickets! It’s a steal and the single best thing you can do to support us. If you feel moved to support our community engagement program, we welcome your donations as well!

Thank you for your love and support!

Gratefully, Dr. Juliana M. Witt

| 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