Press Release

January 25, 2023

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Performances Coming to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts in February

Images (clockwise from left to right): Ramin Karimloo, Marc-André Hamelin and KODO are among the performances in February at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts continues the 2022-23 season with new performances in February. From a legendary American jazz bassist and a performance of Beethoven’s greatest work to a Broadway star known for his roles as Valjean and Enjolras in “Les Misérables” and the perfect post-Valentine’s Day classical date night, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has a little something for everyone this February. 

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

Christian McBride’s New Jawn 
Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, 8 p.m. 
American jazz bassist Christian McBride is a luminary with one hand ever reaching for new heights and the other extended in fellowship — and perhaps the hint of a challenge — inviting us to join him. 

Wednesday, Feb. 15, and Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, 7:30 p.m. 
Exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum, the taiko, Kodo is forging new directions for a vibrant living art form.   

Scottsdale Philharmonic 
Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023, 4 p.m. 
The Scottsdale Philharmonic performs Beethoven’s ninth symphony with Melissa Solomon, Patti Graetz, Ted Zimnicki and Jeffery Stevens as featured soloists. 

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel 
Musical Valentines 
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, 7:30 p.m. 
Find a little something sweet with Musical Valentines as Jeffrey Siegel waxes romantic with the love-inspired music of Liszt, Chopin, Schumann and more. 

Marc-André Hamelin 
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2023, 7:30 p.m. 
“A performer of near-superhuman technical prowess” (The New York Times), pianist Marc-André Hamelin is known worldwide for his unrivaled blend of consummate musicianship and brilliant technique in the great works of the established repertoire.  

Robert Dubac’s STAND-UP JESUS 
Thursday, Feb. 23–26, 2023, various times 
With shows like “The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?,” Robert Dubac draws on decades of showbiz experience as a writer, actor and stand-up comic to explore social mores, political ideas and the complexity of the human experience. Now he’s back with “Stand-Up Jesus,” an irreverent look at reverence. 

Ramin Karimloo with Seth Rudetsky 
Friday, Feb. 24, 2023, 8 p.m. 
Ramin Karimloo is an Olivier and Tony Award nominee who made his name in some of the West End’s most enduring productions, most notably “Phantom of the Opera” and “Les Misérables.” 

All performances take place at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, Arizona. Ticket prices vary by show. Visit or call Scottsdale Arts Guest Services at 480-499-TKTS (8587) for more information. 

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 Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts would like to thank the following 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; Mountain Shadows Resort; Karen and John Voris; Hotel Adeline; Hotel Valley Ho; Sacks Tierney P.A.; Theodore R Stephan Endowment for Student Matinees; WESTAF/TourWest; Bank of America; Ethelyn Cohen, In Memory of Howard Cohen; Renewal by Andersen; Elise and Dan Parish; and Arizona Commission on the Arts.