Press Release

August 27, 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT: Virginia McInnis | [email protected] | 480-874-4663

Rufus Wainwright
Photo caption: Rufus Wainwright

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — Celebrate the start of cooler fall weather at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. There are plenty of performances for everyone from rockin’ concerts and classical evenings to laugh-out-loud comedy shows and intimate cabaret-style dance performances.

Flamenco Intimo | Julia Chacón Flamenco Theatre

Fridays, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, 8 p.m. 
Saturdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, 8 p.m.
Stage 2

Julia Chacón returns to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts with national and international flamenco dancers and musicians. Audiences will experience unforgettable shows that change, so no two performances are the same. Don’t miss the Family Flamenco Show at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20.

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

Friday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m.

Bruce Hornsby, the creatively insatiable pianist and singer-songwriter from Williamsburg, Virginia, always has succeeded on his exceptional gifts, his training and his work ethic. He has collaborated with Ricky Skaggs and the Grateful Dead. He has scored films and performed with symphony orchestras. Hornsby describes his new album, “Absolute Zero,” as “a compendium of what I like and moves me.” Prepare for a multifaceted ride.

Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus

With special guest Robert Ellis – Texas Piano Man

Saturday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m.

Affectionately referred to by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet” and praised by The New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Grammy® nominee Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation.

Talk Cinema 

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.

Talk Cinema offers sneak previews of films personally selected by film critic Harlan Jacobson, former editor of Film Comment magazine, published by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Jacobson created and has programmed the series since 1992. His selections may include an award-winning drama, an outrageous indie comedy, a provocative documentary or the next breakout hit chosen from among new independent and foreign films from Cannes, Sundance, Toronto and other internationally ranked film festivals. Discussions with film scholars and special guests follow the screenings.

Louie Anderson  

Friday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m. 

Iconic comedian and Emmy®-winning actor Louie Anderson is one of the country’s most adored stand-up comics. Named by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time,” Anderson currently stars in the FX comedy series “Baskets.” 

Monica Heuser’s Tribute: Remember Patsy Cline 

Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m. 

Celebrate the music of Patsy Cline with Monica Heuser with over 25 of her hit songs accompanied by a live country band.

Julia Chacon Flamenco Theatre Presents | Family Flamenco Show  

Sunday, Oct. 20, 3 p.m.

Enjoy this special, one-afternoon-only performance of the Family Flamenco Show, featuring internationally experienced flamenco dancers and musicians in a family-friendly setting.

Virginia G. Piper Concert Series
Bryan Wallick, piano

Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m.

Bryan Wallick made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1998 and has been performing on the world’s most coveted stages for more than two decades.


Fugue Finale: Prelude, Chorale et Fugue Franck

Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, op. 24:  Brahms

Sonata op. 26 Barber

Fantasie und Fuge über das Thema B-A-C-H Liszt

ASU Concerts @ The Center: An Evening of Solo Piano and Chamber Music

Monday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.

This evening of music by “Liszt and his Rivals”for solo piano and chamber music features ASU faculty and students. ASU faculty members include Robert Hamilton, Baruch Meir, Andrew Campbell, and new piano faculty member Cathal Breslin.

Through its partnership with the City of Scottsdale, the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts (formerly known as Scottsdale Cultural Council) creates diverse, inspired arts experiences and educational opportunities that foster active, lifelong community engagement with the arts. Since its founding in 1987, Scottsdale Arts has grown into a regionally and nationally significant, multi-disciplinary arts organization offering an exceptional variety of programs through four acclaimed branches — Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation — serving more than 400,000 participants annually.


Since 1975, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has provided a stage for a wide range of artists and genres, creating shared, inspiring experiences for the community that celebrate artistic excellence and cultural awareness. Today one of the premier performing arts halls in the western United States, the Center presents a diverse season of music, dance, theater, comedy and film from around the world.


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. 2nd St. in downtown Scottsdale. 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 also available. Visit or contact the Member and 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 Scottsdale Arts members at the Friends level and above, groups of 10 or more and those purchasing packages to four or more events in one order. The Center provides free tickets to selected events for eligible students, teachers and active-duty military and veterans. Visit or call 480-499-TKTS (8587) for more information.


The award-winning Store at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts supports the mission and diverse programs of the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts. The Store’s unique selection of merchandise includes artist-made jewelry, stylish furnishings for home and office, unique creations by Arizona artists, fair-trade and upcycled/recycled global crafts, music, books, greeting cards and imaginative toys. Purchases are tax free, and members receive a 15 percent discount. Gift wrapping and shipping are also available. 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.


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

7380 E. 2nd St.

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

480-499-TKTS (8587)

MEDIA: For interviews, digital images or additional information, please contact:

Virginia McInnis
Public Relations Specialist
Scottsdale Arts

Phone: 480-874-4663
Email: [email protected]