Press Release

April 15, 2014

Highlights Include Branford Marsalis,
Mutter-Bronfman-Harrell Trio,
Joyce Yang and Conrad Tao

(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) – Showcasing some of the world’s most celebrated musicians, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ new 2014–15 classical season is now on sale.

Tickets and additional information are available through the Center’s new mobile-optimized or (480) 499-TKTS (8587). Discounted tickets are available for members as well as groups and subscribers. Those purchasing a four-concert subscription before April 30 to either the Virginia G. Piper Concert Series or Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel will receive a special gift of two free tickets to their choice of one Close Encounters with Music concert.

On Oct. 19, Grammy Award–winning saxophonist and Tony Award-nominated composer Branford Marsalis will join theChamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in Marsalis Well Tempered, a special performance of Baroque masterpieces by Albinoni, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and others. On April 18, 2015, three of the world’s most acclaimed and talented musicians – violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, pianist Yefim Bronfman and cellist Lynn Harrell – will share the stage performing two treasured works: Beethoven’s “Archduke Trio” and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio.

Four virtuoso pianists will be presented as part of the long-running Virginia G. Piper Concert Series, beginning on Nov. 16 with Joyce Yang, the silver medalist at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The only classical musician on Forbes’ 2011 “30 Under 30” list of people changing the world, Conrad Tao will give a recital on Jan. 25. One of the most prominent proponents of the keyboard works of J.S. Bach, Andras Schiff will perform on Feb. 26. Grammy Award winner Murray Perahia will return by popular demand for a recital on March 12.

Acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel will return for his 36th season of Keyboard Conversations,his brilliantly polished series of concerts with commentary that combine captivating remarks with world-class performances of masterpieces of the piano repertoire. Siegel’s four 2014–15 concerts will include: The Miracle of Mozart on Dec. 2, Rachmaninoff and Friends on Jan. 13, Torment and Triumph: Franz Liszt – Satan or Saint? on Feb. 10 and Chopin and Grieg: A Musical Friendship on March 24.

An enriching concert experience that brings together sublime chamber music, distinguished performers and insightful commentary, the Close Encounters with Music series will return for two concerts with esteemed cellist and Artistic DirectorYehuda HananiDvorak Serenade on Jan. 28 will feature Hanani with pianist Roman Rabinovich, violinist Itamar Zormanand baritone Mischa Bouvier. Hanani and pianist Vassily Primakov will perform Sergei Rachmaninoff: Russian Orientalia on Feb. 18.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale, two blocks south of Indian School Road and three blocks east of Scottsdale Road. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers performance accommodations to enhance audience members’ experience, including: American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation or live audio description with two weeks advance notice. Assistive-listening devices and wheelchair seating are always available. Visit or contact the Patron Services Box Office at (480) 499-TKTS (8587) [TDD: (480) 874-4694] for further details. Please inquire about services when ordering tickets.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers a variety of ticket discounts for members at the Duet level and above, groups of 10 or more and those purchasing packages to four or more events in one order. The Center also provides free tickets to selected events for eligible students and veterans, and 50-percent off tickets to selected events for patrons 29 and under.Visit or call 480-499-TKTS (8587) for more information.

The Store at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers a unique selection of art-related merchandise, including artist-made jewelry, imaginative toys, decorative objects from around the world, furnishings for home and office, and music, books and greeting cards. Members receive a 10-percent discount, and gift-wrapping and shipping also are available. Purchases are tax-free and support the programs of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The Store is open seven days a week: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.; and throughout most evening events. Phone: (480) 874-4644.

One of the premier performing-arts halls in the Western United States, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts showcases a diverse season of dance, music, theater and film from around the world. More than 1,000 indoor and outdoor performances, educational programs, festivals and other events are presented and hosted by the Center each year serving approximately 250,000 participants and contributing substantially to Scottsdale’s high quality of life and reputation as a vibrant arts destination. The Center’s education and outreach programs reach nearly 20,000 children and adults each year. Most events take place in the state-of-the-art, 853-seat Virginia G. Piper Theater, recognized for its intimacy, acoustics and comfort. Additional venues include the 137-seat Stage 2 and neighboring 1,800-capacity Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located on Scottsdale Civic Center Park, a 21-acre urban oasis next to the city’s Old Town and gallery districts.

The nonprofit Scottsdale Cultural Council is contracted by the City of Scottsdale to manage the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art. The Cultural Council is funded in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and National Endowment for the Arts.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. Second St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Patron Services Box Office: (480) 499-TKTS (8587)
TDD: (480) 874-4694
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (480) 874-4699