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Arizona Musicfest enriches the quality of life through the presentation of world-class performances and outstanding music programs for youth.
Arizona Musicfest—America’s Premier Winter Music Festival—presents top artists of classical orchestral, chamber, opera, jazz, Broadway, country-western, blues, and pop music in exceptional programs (created especially for Arizona Musicfest) at venues throughout the scenic desert foothills of Scottsdale and Carefree.
At the heart of the Festival is the Arizona Musicfest Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Robert Moody, and comprised of musicians from the nation’s finest orchestras, including; the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, The Phoenix Symphony, and others. In addition, the Festival features the 100-voice Arizona Musicfest Chorus; and the Arizona Musicfest Chamber Players. A recent Chamber broadcast on American Public Media’s “Performance Today” caused the announcer to exclaim, “You gotta love those folks from Arizona!”
The Arizona Republic recently recognized Arizona Musicfest as “The Best Classical Music Festival” and regularly features its concerts in “Top Ten” Lists.
Arizona Musicfest Youth Education
Equally impressive, Arizona Musicfest is committed to broadening our musical footprint through extensive programs which enrich our area’s music education offerings, inspire our youth, and provide valuable and lasting investment in our community. Each year, 6,000 school children experience classical music exposure through Musicfest Minutes, a daily curriculum-based music lesson in area classrooms. Utilizing the emerging trend of using ukuleles to teach the fundamentals of music, Musicfest Strummers provides string instruments to 3rd through 6th graders throughout the Valley. In the fall of 2012, Musicfest Music Makers made its debut, introducing third and fourth graders to string, wind and brass instruments. Through the Festival’s exciting Katzen Jazz Program, area elementary students are provided with unique exposure to the Jazz repertoire, history and performance practice. The Arizona Musicfest Orchestra Outreach Program provides master classes for promising music students and music education forums for school assemblies. The Orchestra also introduces thousands of students each year to the experience of an orchestra rehearsal through a Festival Orchestra open rehearsal. Additionally, Arizona Musicfest maintains an Instrument Rental Program; hosts an annual children’s concert by the Phoenix Youth Symphonette; and sponsors the annual Cave Creek Unified School District’s One Voice concert.
Arizona Musicfest Programs for Young Musicians
In addition to providing accessibility to music instruction and exposure to classical music, performance opportunities for exceptional young Valley musicians (grades seven through twelve) are provided through the Young Performers Recital Series, the annual Young Artists Concertand the highly regarded Young Musicians Competition. Celebrating the talent of our area’s outstanding young musicians and investing in their future is also key to Musicfest. This commitment is best recognized through Arizona Musicfest Scholarship funds which annually help to underwrite the college education of outstanding student musicians pursuing degrees in music performance.
Please check out the other sections of the Arizona Musicfest website for the concert schedule/buying tickets; donation opportunities; attending special events; and information on our education and performance youth performance programs.
Discover the best creative resource in town.
Stop by the Sonoran Arts League’s CENTER FOR THE ARTS at Stagecoach Village, home to a gallery, gift shop, workshop space, open studio, art events, youth and veteran programs, as well as the new HQ for Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour.
A community experience and destination for enhancing lives and futures through art located in Cave Creek, Arizona. Join a workshop or an open studio and experience an opportunity to create art and learn a new skill. Come celebrate and support the power of art to enrich life, increase awareness, build community and add valuable skills.
We are growing in numbers and in programs. The center also facilitates art events, festivals, exhibitions, shows, group activities and art experiences, and free veteran & youth art classes. Join us at the center and “Be A Part Of The Arts”.
Since 1978. Professional Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows, RV- Boat Shows, Home & Garden Expos.
The Gallery at el Pedregal (6 galleries in el Pedregal)
The Sonoran Arts League has teamed up with The Boulders Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona to bring the public an exceptional collection of artwork, art demonstrations, artists-in-residence, and art events – all in one beautiful place, “The Gallery at el Pedregal”. The Gallery offers a rotating collection of one-of-a-kind juried works by League artists, art experiences for group outings, artists-in-residence, youth art and veteran exhibits, and other art events throughout the year. (34505 N. Scottsdale Road, second floor) The Gallery is open daily, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Every Friday, join us for a “Fine Art Fridays” – an ART WALK with featured artists demonstrating and a tour of 5 galleries throughout el Pedregal.
Monthly “Art Parties” held on the 3rd Saturday of every month, the Gallery brings a collaboration of 3 art disciplines: culinary arts, performing arts and the visual arts – for a free afternoon of art experiences.
Magic Bird Festivals was established in Cave Creek, Arizona in 1989 and built the Cave Creek Arts & Crafts Festivals into major events of over 300 artisan exhibitors during the 1990’s and has produced a variety of shows & festivals throughout Arizona for over 23 years gaining valuable experience in quality care and service to our exhibitors and shopping patrons.
Festival Events. Magic Bird Festivals currently provides exhibit and sales opportunities to a wide variety of individual exhibitor entrepreneurs through our vetted Treasure Markets at major Festivals inside Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in partnership with the ballpark, plus our Gift & Treasure Market at the Annual Carefree Christmas Festival.
And more recently, Magic Bird Festivals by invitation of the Town of Carefree, now offers two new artist only juried Fine Art & Entertainment Festivals located in the Carefree Town Center Desert Gardens: our Annual Carefree Indian Art Market & Cultural Festival & our Carefree Festival of Fine Chocolate & Fine Art where all exhibits meet the high standards established by the well known Thunderbird Fine Art & Wine Festivals of Carefree, Arizona, yet with a new and different flair. Learn more by visiting http://www.carefreeazfestivals.com
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Exceptional dance instruction in a family-friendly environment.
We offer Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop,
Lyrical/Contemporary, and Musical Theatre.
Come Dance With Us!
Innovation and variety characterize ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra’s four-concert season, which includes musical genres ranging from classical to contemporary to semi-staged Broadway favorites to creative collaborations with other performance partners.
Since its founding in 2003, ProMusica Arizona (PMAZ) has become a leader in bringing live music to audiences in greater Phoenix, especially the North Valley area including Carefree-Cave Creek. With almost 100 singers and instrumentalists ranging in age from late teens to mid-80s, PMAZ has performed over 150 times for nearly 100,000 people across the Valley.
All concerts are family-friendly, and reasonably priced tickets make them affordable for almost everyone. Children 15 and under are free with a paid adult. ProMusica Arizona Chorale & Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Visit us at http://www.pmaz.org.
The Sonoran Arts League is an arts service organization dedicated to actively advancing art, artists, and art education (non-profit).
Comprised of more than 700 artists and art enthusiasts; our members actively participate in community outreach programs, youth mentoring and education, public art/murals, as well as free veteran art programs.
The League provides an environment where creative individuals with similar values, interests, and goals form an alliance that benefits their work and support the community through educational programs.
The League produces several events, such as Hidden in The Hills Artist Studio Tour, Small Works Show, Sonoran Festival of Art and partners with Foothills Food Bank on Empty Bowls Project.
In addition to providing art education and experiences for all ages, the League manages “Gallery at el Pedregal” in north Scottsdale, as well as the Center for the Arts at Stagecoach Village (Cave Creek).
Join us as a member or attend any one of the many art workshops and “Be A Part Of The Arts”!
Thunderbird Artists, leading producer of award-winning and juried fine art & wine festivals
that began in 1981.
Since 1993, the Town of Carefree has partnered with Thunderbird Artists for three festivals per year.
Carefree closes their streets to accommodate artists from throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Patrons love sipping fine wines as they stroll throughout renowned artists and listening to musicians all bordered by specialty shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and outdoor cafes.