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Jacome Flamenco: Musicians and Dance
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Adult Pricing: $10, $15
 

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This world renowned Flamenco dance troupe is based right here in Arizona. The unbridled energy, inspiration and excitement of Jácome Flamenco’s singers, dancers and musicians take audiences on a whirlwind journey of Andalucía. You feel the rhythm, hear the song, smell the wine and see the beauty of a distant culture encouraging you to join in. The art of flamenco explodes onstage and audience shouts of “Olé!” become part of the experience, part of the passion of flamenco. Internationally acclaimed touring company, Jácome Flamenco was formed in 2003 by Chris B. Jácome, Artistic Director & Composer. The company has held concerts in many sold-out theatres from performing to over 6,000 audience members at the Redlands Bowl in California to presenting at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. International performances include Mexico, Canada, Spain and Indonesia.








Heart By Heart
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Reserved Pricing: $15, $25
 

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In 2013, bassist Steve Fossen and drummer Michael Derosier were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as original members of Heart. That 70"s-era lineup brought to the world the massive radio hits Magic Man, Crazy On You, Dreamboat Annie, Barracuda, Kick It Out, Heartless, Straight On, Dog & Butterfly, Even It Up and much more. Now Fossen and Derosier are back together with HEART BY HEART, a new band featuring powerhouse vocalist Somar Macek, multi-talented guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Lizzy Daymont, and legendary Seattle guitarist Randy Hansen. Honoring the magic and power of the music of Heart, this incredible lineup considers it their responsibility to bring the songs to the stage in their original form.



According to Fossen, “We don’t see it as our task to modify or update these classic tunes that Heart fans love and have listened to all these years.” After every show, fans express their appreciation for HEART BY HEART's ability to bring back the memories by playing the songs as written and recorded. Having Mike and Steve on stage gives HEART BY HEART an authenticity no other Heart Tribute can match. 








GENTRI
Friday, January 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM

General Pricing: $15, $25
 

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GENTRI: The Gentlemen Trio was established in June 2014 and is comprised of three highly trained tenors: Brad Robins, Casey Elliott and Bradley Quinn Lever. Pioneering a signature sound that can only be described as “Cinematic Pop,” the music of GENTRI is transfused with lush, epic orchestrations and rich, dynamic three-part harmonies all composed by the group’s producer Stephen Nelson. Critics have called GENTRI’s sound “strong, brave, and inspiring” as well as “anything but boring.”



GENTRI’s self-titled, debut EP was released March 31, 2015. The record spent 10 consecutive weeks in the Top 10 on two different Billboard charts, including three weeks at No. 2 on both the Classical and Classical Crossover charts. On the heels of their first album release, the Gents debuted their first music video to their original hit single, “Dare,” which made international headlines on news outlets around the world, including ABC World News, NBC Nightly News and Inside Edition. The Gents’ later released their full-length album, RISE, which debuted at #3 on Billboard’s Classical and Classical Crossover Charts, right behind John Williams for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Andrea Bocelli. Their latest full length album, Finding Chrsitmas, has also charted in the top 10 on multiple Billboard charts, as well as appeared multiple times in the iTunes top 10 holiday album list, (right alongside other artists such as Michael Bublé and Pentatonix).



GENTRI has performed alongside world-renowned talent, including international tenor sensation Alfie Boe, Tony Award-winning vocalist Idina Menzel, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and legendary rock band Journey. Other notable events include performing at the Governor of Utah’s annual gala, as well as performing the national anthem for the Utah Jazz, San Diego Padres, and Colorado Rockies. GENTRI also was recently featured on an Emmy- Award-Winning television Christmas special with YouTube sensation Lexi Walker that was broadcast to over 20 million homes.



Follow the Gents on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@GENTRImusic), and download their music on iTunes/Amazon.








Shuffle
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Adult Pricing: $10, $15
 

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A modern day 6 piece ensemble which is made up of piano, violin, cello, clarinet, oboe and a female vocalist is geared up with a new set of rules that delivers the unexpected. Inspiring and energetic, New York-based chamber music ensemble SHUFFLE Concert changes the rules of performance as we know it. Conceived by SHUFFLE’s artistic director and pianist, Eliran Avni, SHUFFLE Concert was born while Avni was exercising on the elliptical machine at the gym. His MP3 player jumped from a Pretenders song to the first movement of Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony, nearly causing him to lose his balance… and thus, the idea for SHUFFLE Concert was born! Unique to SHUFFLE Concert performances is the manner in which the program is selected. The audience is invited to actively participate in the selection of works to be performed by choosing from a menu of over 30 works derived from 15 different styles, with works ranging from solos and duos, to trios, quartets, quintets and sextets. Genres vary from classical, baroque, and romantic, to Jazz, pop and Broadway. The result is a highly engaged audience and a high energy performance.










Hotel California
Friday, February 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM

General Pricing: $15, $25
 

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For more than two decades, HOTEL CALIFORNIA has touched the hearts of fans all over the world, by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of the Eagles. See how a spirited blend of originality and the pursuit of excellence have taken HOTEL CALIFORNIA to a level of international recognition normally reserved only for gold and platinum recording artists.

This dynamic, highly acclaimed show incorporates their very own world renowned vocal harmony, and authentic instrumentation, including all specialty instruments in a stage spectacle that is both modern and exciting. Each concert presents an exciting, showcase of The Eagles megahits such as “Take it Easy” “Heartache Tonight” and of course “Hotel

California” as well as selected titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh.

The magic and mystique of this truly timeless music, is as powerful as it is captivating. So join us now on a trip down a dark desert highway, feel the cool wind in your hair, and experience Grammy award winning sounds….. Relax it’s time to check into the HOTEL CALIFORNIA.








Italian Saxophone Quartet
Wednesday, February 14, 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
Tickets on sale Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 8:00 AM
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 12:00 AM

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.








Noteworthy
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Tickets on sale Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 12:00 AM
 

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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.




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