Press Release

October 25, 2022

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Performances Coming to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts in November

Images (from left to right): Vienna Boys Choir, Alan Cumming and Matthew Whitaker are among the performances in November at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts gears up for the holiday season with a bunch of incredible performances, from a LGBTQIA+ activist and actor and a world-renowned choir to the “jolly ambassador of aloha” and the Celtic spirit of Ireland right here in Scottsdale. 

Below is the schedule of concerts and other performances at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts in November (subject to change): 

Alan Cumming is Not Acting His Age 
Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, 8 p.m. 
Alan Cumming has done it all. He has won a Tony, hosted the Tonys and been nominated for an Emmy for doing so. He made back-to-back films with Stanley Kubrick and the Spice Girls. He has played God, the devil, Hitler, the pope, Hamlet, all the parts in “Macbeth,” Dionysus, a Smurf (twice) and the EmCee in “Cabaret” (thrice). And now he’s coming to Scottsdale. 
Vienna Boys Choir 
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, 7 p.m. 
The Vienna Boys Choir has been delighting music lovers across the globe for six centuries with their purity of tone, distinctive charm and diverse repertoire, which includes everything from medieval to contemporary to experimental music. 
Matthew Whitaker 
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, 8 p.m. 
WBGO jazz radio describes pianist Matthew Whitaker, winner of the 2019 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award, as “music,” saying “To see and hear him play is to know that divine talent exists. Beyond his innate musical abilities is a sheer joy and passion to create music.” 

Altan: Donegal to Scottsdale 
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, 7:30 p.m. 
With a Celtic spirit culled from the rich musical traditions of their native County Donegal, Altan explores the expanse of Irish music, from lovely old tunes to lively jigs and reels. Their exquisitely produced, award-winning recordings and their heartwarming, dynamic live performances have captivated audiences from Donegal to Tokyo to Seattle. 

Jake Shimabukuro 
Christmas in Hawai’i 
Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, 8 p.m. 
‘Ukulele master and jolly ambassador of aloha Jake Shimabukuro will bring joy to the world this upcoming holiday season by delivering a special gift for all with his eclectic holiday show, Jake Shimabukuro – Christmas in Hawai’i. Shimabukuro’s genuine love for people, the spirit of holidays and his beloved home of Hawai’i are at the forefront of the show. 

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts would like to thank the partners for the 2022–23 season: 
City of Scottsdale 
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust 
Great American Title Agency 
Tiffany & Bosco 
National Endowment for the Arts 
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation 
Dr. David and Joan Goldfarb Trust 
The Dayton Fowler Grafman Endowment for Classical Music 
Betty Hum and Alan Yudell 
Galbut Beabeau 
Mountain Shadows Resort 
Karen and John Voris 
Hotel Adeline 
Hotel Valley Ho 
Sacks Tierney P.A. 
Bank of America 
Ethelyn Cohen, In Memory of Howard Cohen 
Renewal by Anderson 
The Theodore R. Stephan Endowment for Student Matinees 
Arizona Commission on the Arts