Tonto Community Concert Association

  2013-2014 CONCERT SCHEDULE

 
     
 
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WELCOME TO THE 2013-2014 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 2013-2014 season, beginning September 30, 2013.

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

*** 2013-2014 CONCERTS YOU'VE ALREADY ENJOYED (OR MAYBE MISSED) ***

 

** THE DIAMONDS - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 - 7:00 PM

With a “National Anthem of Rock and Roll” in their pockets, The Diamonds are more than seasoned performers. They are classic rock ’n’ roll.

 

The original quartet rose to prominence in the 1950s and early 1960s with 16 Billboard hits including “The Stroll” and the instant, million-selling hit “Little Darlin’” which has sold approximately 20 million copies to date.

 

The Diamonds have learned that the durability of classic rock and roll music is as much about the future as it is about the past.

The newest quartet members, playing saxophone and trombone joined with piano and drums, continue to expand their audience by performing in a variety of venues and touring Europe, South America, and Asia.

 

Three gold records... thirty-three appearances on American Bandstand... inductions into the Doo-Wop Hall of Fame and Vocal Group Hall of Fame... If you miss this show – you’ll be missing rock ’n’ roll history!

 

 

 

 

** FRANC D'AMBROSIO - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013 - 2:30 PM

 

The world’s longest running phantom is taking off his mask and heading back in time!

 

Best known for his decade-long portrayal of the lead role in the Tony Award-winning musical, The Phantom of the Opera, Franc D’Ambrosio also sang the Academy Award-winning theme song, “Speak Softly Love” as the opera singing son of Al Pacino in Godfather III.

 

He has studied under the late Luciano Pavarotti, was snagged by Barry Manilow to play the male lead in the pre-Broadway tour of Copacabana and he has earned two Grammy Considerations for Best Male Vocalist (1999) and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album (2005).

This season Franc will showcase his newest creation, I’ll Be Seein’ YOUZ ...A Bronx Boy’s Musical Perspective of World War II featuring popular war songs from 1939-1946 and colorful stories from his Bronx, Italian family. With piano accompaniment, the show and its leading man will capture your heart and take you on a journey throughout history.

 

 

 

 

** SONIC ESCAPE - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013 - 7:00 PM

 

A force of epic proportion. A palpable connection to the audience. An unforgettable concert experience.

 

Formerly known as Silver Roots, Sonic Escape is composed of husband Shawn Wyckoff (flute) and wife Maria Kaneko Millar (violin) graduates of The Julliard School. Adding cellist to the flute and violin, Sonic Escape heralds a journey across borders, worlds and time steeped in legends and magic.

 

The trio has performed in classical music’s greatest halls including the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Recipients of the 2011 Canada Council for the Arts Composition Grant as well as the 2010 Chamber Music American Residency Grant, 2012 marks the release of their debut album.

Sonic Escape devours new sounds, pushes musical boundaries, and infuses shows with pure, dynamic energy making audiences think they are hearing an orchestra of a dozen different instruments or the synchronous voice of one. Intertwining music and stories, this talented trio creates a rollercoaster ride of emotions and revelations.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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