Tonto Community Concert Association

  2014-2015 CONCERT SCHEDULE

 
     
 
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WELCOME TO THE 2014-2015 TCCA CONCERT SEASON

 

"The Concert Association provides cultural events for all students of the District that they may not otherwise be exposed to.  These Outreach Programs are given at no charge to the students or the schools."

 

Red asterisks ** next to a performance indicate an additional Student Outreach Program.

 

Below is a review of the concerts scheduled for our 2014-2015 season, beginning September 16, 2014.

 

NOTE >> Click On Photos To View "Live On Stage Performances" << NOTE

 

 

 

 

GOOD COMPANY - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014 - 2:30 PM

 

Soulful Collective of Writers and Musicians “superb, understated…delivers intimate, personal emotions.”  ~ Music that Matters

 

The definitive sounds of NYC-Nashville-Detriot-LA. Vintage hits performed seamlessly alongside fresh, original material

 

Americana Music upstarts present “Under the Influence of Great American Music.” Kaleidoscope of R&B, Rock, Gospel and Bluegrass looks forward as much as it inspires nostalgia.  Iconic American roots music for the 21st Century with live band.

 

 

 

 

SUSAN EGAN - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2014 - 2:30 PM

 

Star of Broadway/Film/Television “Egan is electrifying” ~ New York Post

 

The “Belle of Broadway”…literally!  A song list that defines musical theatre.  Highly sought-after star of stage and screen is “svelte, sexy and sensational” (New York Post).

 

Equal parts actress and singer. Broadway veteran shares anecdotes and songs from a career on the Great White Way.

Photo by:  Javier Naval

 

 

 

 

** WILLIAM FLORIAN - Those Were The Days - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014 - 7:00 PM

 

Those Were the Days …“A perfect combination of musician and storyteller.” ~ Cultural Art Center of Cape Cod

 

     ●  Former lead singer of “The New Christy Minstrels”

     ●  The Spirit and Folk Songs of the 60s

 

Iconic folk music songwriter and performer.  Music of the ’60s, as well as favorites including John Denver. Humorous stories and audience interplay. Familiar repertoire and laid-back style continue to inspire his vast fan base. 

 

 

 

 

** ALEX DEPUE w/ MIGUEL DE HOYOS - SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 2015 - 2:30 PM

 

Fiery Violin & Guitar Duo “…virtuosity and sophistication…” – San Diego Union-Tribune.

 

High-flying fingerboard pyrotechnics.  Certified Gold & GRAMMY nominated (DePue with Steve Vai).

 

World-renowned violinist/fiddler leads duo through an array of styles – Classical, Bluegrass, Rock – with blazing virtuosity and emotion. Duo credits include an appearance with the Philadelphia Orchestra and as feature entertainers with the International Bluegrass Music Association. Supercharged, accessible, genre-crossing repertoire.

 

 

 

 

** PIANO BATTLE - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015 - 7:00 PM

 

International Dueling Pianists “Tongue-in-cheek showdown over five rounds, great show!”

 

·         ●  Jaw-dropping technique, gut-busting wit

·         ●  “Two for One” Special!

 

Direct from Germany! Two pianists, each a celebrated soloist in their own right, go head-to-head to be “King of the Keys.” The audience keeps score as the battle – and the banter – wages. Humorous interplay, audience interaction and a playlist of the “Greatest Hits” of piano literature.

 

 

 

 

LIVE FROM NASHVILLE - FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2015 - 7:00 PM

 

High-Octane Country Show with Live Band “International Award-Winning Production Company”.

 

Fully Produced Song and Dance Spectacular!  Breathtaking Scenery, Multimedia and Costumes!

 

Nashville-based Matt Davenport Productions celebrates the songs that gave Music City its name – from rural roots to sold-out stadiums. Hank, Patsy and the latest from Nashville. Stellar stagecraft, country singers and dancers, backed by a bonafide band of Nashville sidemen.

 

 

 

 

SAXsational ! - THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015 - 7:00 PM

 

Veteran Saxophonist Spotlights Local Band “Knowledge, background, history ... entertaining. I can’t recommend the program enough.” ~ Director of Bands, St. George Utah.

Community enrichment built into the show!  50 years of jazz and pop standards! 

One of the most beloved instruments in American culture takes center stage! Rob Verdi (“Side Street Strutters”) shares his rare and unusual instrument collection, along with five decades of songs and artists that have shaped the saxophone. Accompanied by local band or ensemble insures superior community engagement.

 

 

 

 

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*** 2014 CONCERTS YOU'VE ALREADY ENJOYED (OR MAYBE MISSED) ***

 

JESSE LYNCH'S JAZZ 101 - SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014 - 2:30 PM

 

Jesse Lynch is no stranger to Live On Stage. He has played piano for popular veterans Daniel Rodriguez and The American Tenors and has wowed audiences of his own playing everything from Beethoven and Bop to free jazz and contemporary compositions.

 

With an extensive professional history as a vocal accompanist and coach, as well as a student of both jazz and classical performance, Jesse is a genre-defying musician with the ability and passion to take on any style of music.

 

Joined on bass and drums, Jesse Lynch leads audiences on a journey through the evolution and history of jazz through music and multi-media presentation in his touring program Jesse Lynch’s Jazz 101.

This talented trio will crank up the heat on stage with explosive energy and electrifying technique in the sounds of Joplin, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong and other jazz greats.

 

 

 

 

AN EVENING WITH HAL LINDEN - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014 - 7:00 PM

 

Hal Linden spices up the stage with a dose of nostalgia and a dash of legendary star quality.

 

With a 65-year career in the entertainment business, Hal Linden is best known for his portrayal of the police precinct captain in the hit television series, Barney Miller, for which he earned multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominations.

 

In 1957, he made his Broadway debut in the musical Bells Are Ringing opposite Judy Holliday and has continued to perform in more than 20 Broadway and off-Broadway productions including Pajama Game, A Christmas Carol, Chicago and Cabaret. In 1971, he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role in The Rothschilds.

Backed by a 7-piece band, Linden performs some of America’s greatest songs and Broadway hits. You will get decades worth of knowledge and talent and an entire concert filled with an assortment of poise, entertainment and timeless melodies. 

 

 

 

 

BACK ON BROADWAY - TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014 - 7:00 PM

 

Exciting, impressive, touching, wildly entertaining, fresh, fun and funny are just some of the things people are already saying about Back on Broadway.

 

Following in the fancy footsteps of the critically acclaimed and audience favorite, On Broadway, Matt Davenport Productions’ all new show delivers an exciting evening of non-stop show stoppers!

 

The multi-talented cast of ten brings to life the most popular scenes and songs from the new Broadway classics as they learn “How to Succeed on Broadway!” Dazzling costumes, colorful and quirky scenery and an orchestral sound accompanies the triple-threat  performers  in  full  production  numbers  from  shows  like

The Producers, Ragtime, Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins, Avenue Q, Jersey Boys 9 to 5, The Addams Family, Mama Mia and more!

 

Back on Broadway also brings you the hits from award-winning recent revivals like Anything Goes, South Pacific, Evita and Hello Dolly! Back on Broadway - It’s your favorite moments from musicals all in one performance!

 

 

 

 

** JOHN BERRY - SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014 - 2:30 PM

 

Using his tenor voice as a spiritual tool, John Berry is a moving, inspiring performer that has the power to touch the hearts of both his loyal fans and newest concert-goers.

 

John recorded and marketed six albums on his own Clear Sky Records label. His regional popularity and those early discs eventually attracted him attention on Music Row.

 

Capitol Records signed him in 1992 and it was then that he had a string of hits including "I Think About It All The Time," "Change My Mind," "Kiss Me In The Car," “What's In It For Me," and the #1 Grammy-nominated single "Your Love Amazes Me."

 In 1995 he received the Horizon Award and a nomination for Top Male Vocalist by CMA. His performance of the title track CD, O Holy Night, led to his most enduring legacy.  John Berry on vocal and guitar adds fiddle and back-up vocal to entertain with a celebration of life, love, faith and good music.

 

 

 

 

UMI GARRETT - SATURDAY,  MAY 17, 2014 - 7:00 PM

 

She’s one young girl with one great passion … and one giant career ahead of her.

 

11-year-old piano prodigy, Umi Garrett, has been skyrocketing into superstardom since her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2009. Receiving requests to perform worldwide and appearing regularly with symphony orchestras around the world, she’s thrilling audiences with her unparalleled performances and youthful, enthusiastic charm. Umi’s highlights range from her orchestral debut with the Desert Symphony in California to her debut in Asia with the Wuhan Symphony Orchestra.

 

Performing at festivals in Italy, Australia and Japan, she was recently invited to perform a solo recital for the Japan Times in Tokyo and at Carnegie (Weill) Hall.

Winner of first prize at the Southwestern Youth Music Festival, the J.S. Bach Competition in Los Angeles for two consecutive years and the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition in New York, Umi Garrett is on a flight to legendary status and her ride doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon.

 

 

 

 

** FOUR CELTIC VOICES - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 - 7:00 PM

 

Authentic Irish Folk Ensemble  “…sweet harmony that is bold and vibrant.” ~ Morganton Municipal Auditorium

 

Dazzling musicianship, enthralling artistry.  Billboard “World Music” No. 1 seller

 

Quartet of vocalists and instrumentalists render Irish classics alongside original compositions. The ensemble – Voices, Celtic Harp and Bowed Psaltery – boasts four seasoned concert and theatrical professionals.

 

 

 

 

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