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Italian Saxophone Quartet
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Adult Pricing: $10, $15
Student Pricing: $5, $5
 

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The Italian Saxophone Quartet was founded in 1982 by four saxophone soloists, close friends determined to join together to perform chamber music for saxophone at the very highest artistic level. Since then, they have played to wide acclaim in more than 500 concerts in Italy (including the most important concert institutions), France, Germany, Spain, Greece, Japan, USA, Sweden, Lebanon, Bermuda and Russia. The quartet’s concerts have been recorded and broadcast by the Italian RAI-Radio 1 and RAI-Radio 3 as well as by Swedish, German, Japanese and American national radios.  Among their important projects, in 1999 the quartet performed Berio’s work “Outis” with the Symphony Orchestra of Milan’s Teatro alla Scala. They appeared as soloists with the Malipiero Symphony Orchestra in works by Piazzolla and Dubois, and collaborated with the Fonè String Quartet on the creation a new arrangement of the Art of the Fugue by J.S. Bach for string and saxophone quartets, which was premiered at the XXII International Chamber Music Festival in Asolo.









2nd Annual Dancing with the Graham County Stars
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Reserved Pricing: $25
General Pricing: $15
 

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Six of our local celebrities are partnered with a professional dancer to learn a 90-second ballroom dance routine. Over the course of a week our celebrities will refine their skills as they prepare to compete onstage in front of a live audience. At the end of the week, we add in costumes, video highlights and a hilarious local judging panel for a show that our community will absolutely love. 



During this interactive show, you will laugh, cheer, sing, and laugh some more. The best part is the AUDIENCE votes for who will win and take home the coveted mirror ball trophy. With the surge in popularity of ballroom dance in pop culture, Mark Lowes and Marlayna Sheeran, founders of the Utah Ballroom Dance Company (UBDC), set out to create a touring show that would capitalize on this popularity. Reality dance competition shows are drawing in audience members to not only watch their favorite stars dance but also get to vote for them and determine their fate. 



This company features some of nation’s top ballroom dance athletes who have performed nationally and internationally receiving numerous accolades and awards such as the coveted U.S. National Formation Championships. Utah Ballroom Dance Company please visit www.utahbdc.com











Cavani String Quartet
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Adult Pricing: $10, $15
Student Pricing: $5, $5
 

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It has been over 10 years since Gila Valley Arts Council presented the Cavani String Quartet, but we are very happy to have them back as their last residency here was one of the best we"ve had for working with the local string students in workshops and performance. Hailed as brilliant and passionate performers, as well as ambassadors for chamber music, the Cavani String Quartet succeeds like few others in communicating the sheer joy of music making. The quartet has the honor of being a winner of the Naumburg Chamber Music Award, the prestigious Fischoff, Banff, and Coleman competitions as well as being chosen for The Cleveland Quartet Award at The Eastman School. Described by the Washington Post as “completely engrossing, powerful and elegant" the quartet's impressive thirty year legacy has garnered significant recognition including the Ohio Governors Award for the Arts, Musical America Magazine's Young Artists of the Year and the Guarneri String Quartet Award for Artistic Excellence, in both 2005 and 2011, from Chamber Music America. The Cavani Quartet has received an ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming and has currently commissioned, premiered and performed the music of more than thirty living composers. Nationally recognized for their superlative and unique approach as both performers and teaching -artists, they have received more than ten Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Awards to engage audiences of all ages in communities across the country.








BYU's Noteworthy
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Reserved Pricing: $5, $10, $15
 

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The newest official performing ensemble at BYU, Noteworthy is composed of nine female singers who deliver a power-packed concert that combines vocal percussion, humor, and a tight harmonic style that’s all their own. Noteworthy appeared on the first season of NBC’s television show The Sing-Off, won first place in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella in 2007, and has been featured in stories by NBC Sports and BYU Magazine. The group’s most popular music video and single—“Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”—has received more than 17 million views on YouTube since its release in 2015. Noteworthy originates in the office of BYU Performing Arts Management.





ABBAFAB
Friday, April 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Reserved Pricing: $15, $25
 

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Having played to sold-out crowds across the U.S. and abroad, ABBAFAB is a stunning tribute to the music of ABBA featuring the sensational talents of some of TAD’s most talented and loved artists and musicians! This multimedia production is a tribute to some of the greatest music produced in the 70s and 80s including monster hits such as Waterloo, Fernando, Honey Honey, Dancing Queen and countless others. From ABBA’s earliest hits to Mamma Mia, ABBAFAB will take you on a technicolor journey that is unmatched. Our vocalists and musicians have toured the world as solo artists and band members and have come together to create the most entertaining ABBA tribute on the market today!

ABBA’s record breaking string of hits has stood the test of time and continues to thrill audiences of all ages. With vocals and musicianship the are second to none, the ABBAFAB vibe is infectious! ABBA fans love it and new ABBA fans are created at every show. There’s no generation gap here, so let’s ALL party like it’s 1979!





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