The Mesa Arts Center, owned and operated by the City of Mesa, is a unique, architecturally stunning, international award winning facility located in the heart of downtown Mesa. Arizona's largest arts center is home to four theaters, five art galleries, and 14 art studios. Guests, patrons, and students come to Mesa Arts Center to enjoy the finest live entertainment and performances, world-class visual art exhibitions, and outstanding arts education classes. The facility is an architectural showpiece and a destination for visitors to the Phoenix area. The Mesa Arts Center mission is to inspire people through engaging arts experiences that are diverse, accessible, and relevant.
Spring 2019 Performance Schedule:
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- We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Martin Luther King Dr. Featuring Damien Sneed | Friday, January 25, 2019 | 7:30PM
- Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “We Shall Overcome” showcases repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches.
- Joshua Bell | Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 7:30PM
- With a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and conductor, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. Bell has recorded more than 40 CDs garnering Grammy®, Mercury, Gramophone and Echo Klassik awards and is the recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize.
- CMIO: Break of Reality | Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 7:30PM
- Formed in 2003, Break of Reality has gone on to reach millions of listeners via platforms like Spotify and Pandora Radio, and their rendition of the Game of Thrones theme has over 16 million views on YouTube. The band has released four full length albums and their music has been featured on a variety of radio, television and internet outlets, including NPR, PBS, Dateline NBC, Yahoo Music and Huffington Post.
- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre | Friday, March 29-30, 2019 | 8:00PM
- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance. The Ailey company has gone on to perform for an estimated 25 million people at theaters in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents – as well as millions more through television broadcasts, film screenings, and online platforms.
- Zakir Hussain: Masters of Percussion | Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 8:00PM
- Zakir Hussain is today appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon. A classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order, his consistently brilliant and exciting performances have not only established him as a national treasure in his own country, India, but gained him worldwide fame. His playing is marked by uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational dexterity, founded in formidable knowledge and study.
- Monterey Jazz Festival with Cecile Mclorin Salvant | Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | 7:30PM
- Their live performance demonstrates Monterey’s “traditional-untraditionalist” attitude, jazz-with-a-purpose exuberance, and joyful fun that continues to be the hallmark of the Festival to this day.
- CMIO: Jason Vieaux & Yolanda Kondonassis | Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 7:30PM
- Yolanda Kondonassis is celebrated as one of the world’s premier solo harpists and is widely regarded as today’s most recorded classical harpist. NPR describes Vieaux as, “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation.” His album, Play, won the 2015 Grammy® Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo and earned a place on NPR’s “50 Favorite Songs of 2014 (So Far)” for Vieaux’s recording of “Zapateado.”
- Christian Mcbride Big Band | Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 7:30PM
- The Christian McBride Big Band is a 17-piece, 21st century big band whose debut album, The Good Feeling, received the Grammy® Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album in 2012. Iconic bassist Christian McBride has been doing what the title of his upcoming big band album implied for years: Bringin’ It. This highly anticipated release puts his status and skills as an all- around entertainer on full display.
- Jake Shimabukuro | Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 7:30PM
- Compared to the likes of Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix, ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro is bringing his lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques back to Mesa Arts Center for an enthralling evening of jazz, pop and funk. One of the world’s most exciting and innovative ukulele players and composers, Jake redefines ukulele music--performing everything from traditional Hawaiian tunes to covers of popular hits like George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
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