MIM Music Theater

ACOUSTICALLY SUPERB! Immerse yourself in the sounds of the world in the state-of-the-art MIM Music Theater. Offering spacious seating and exceptional acoustics, the intimate 300-seat theater showcases an inspiring array of live concerts by major artists from around the globe. MIM also offers workshops, films, lectures, and interactive performances that draw guests deeper into global musical traditions and trends.

Upcoming Shows for MIM Music Theater

  • Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017

    Jonatha Brooke

    Jonatha Brooke has been writing songs, making records, and touring since her early days in Boston with her band The Story, which released two albums, Grace in Gravity and The Angel in the House, on Elektra Records. In 1995, she released Plumb, the first of two solo albums on MCA/Universal, followed by Ten Cent Wings in 1997. In 1999, she started her own independent label, Bad Dog Records, and has since released six more albums. Her acclaimed album, The Works, combined previously unheard and unpublished Woody Guthrie lyrics with her own music and arrangements.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017

    Las Migas

    The four women of Las Migas come from four different cities that span not only the geography of Spain but also its cultural diversity: Barcelona, Sevilla, Córdoba, and Lérida. The two Andalusians play the guitar: Marta Robles, the quartet’s original member, and Alicia Grillo, the most recent addition and youngest musician of the group. The two Catalans are Alba Carmona (vocals) and Roser Loscos (violin). They all came to the group with one common passion: flamenco. You can hear it in the rhythms of the guitarists, the fluttering violin lines, and the raw power of the vocals. Carmona is also a gifted dancer.

    Recently launched, the new Las Migas live show contains many surprises. For the first time, Carmona presents special choreography featuring dance and vocals, filled with sensuality and self-confidence. The concert begins with a very intimate and personal approach and, as it builds in emotional intensity, it showcases the exquisite, heartfelt style that has always characterized the music of Las Migas.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

    MIM Musical Interludes Series: “Metal Music” featuring the B1 Duo

    The transforming experience of “Metal Music” takes audiences inside the sounds of solid metal objects. Garth Paine and Simone Mancuso of B1 Duo morph these large impenetrable outer objects into intimate, fragile, rich, and bold timbres, texture, and musical forms. The composition and performance of this music is as much about the physical bodily sensation of sound as it is about the composed musical ideas.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

    Sarah Jarosz + The Brother Brothers

    Texas-born Sarah Jarosz has earned her credibility in the world where contemporary folk, Americana, and roots music intersect. Her reputation is built on three fronts: she is a gifted multi-instrumentalist (mandolin, octave mandolin, guitar, and banjo), an expressive and distinctive vocalist, and an accomplished songwriter. A frequent guest on the radio program A Prairie Home Companion, Jarosz has also appeared on several television shows, such as Austin City Limits, the BBC’s Transatlantic Sessions, Conan, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. In 2017, she won two GRAMMY Awards for Best Folk Album and for Best American Roots Performance.

  • Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

    Regina Carter: Simply Ella

    Regina Carter is the foremost jazz violinist of her generation. Her quest for beauty, combined with her passion for excellence, did not escape the attention of the MacArthur Foundation, which awarded her its prestigious fellowship “genius grant.” Carter’s recent release, Ella: Accentuate the Positive, and touring program, “Simply Ella,” mark the hundredth birthday of a musical legend. The program celebrates the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald—the source of Carter’s musical inspiration.

  • Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017

    Freddy Cole Quartet

    Freddy Cole is a swinging jazz pianist and vocalist and a true American treasure! The youngest brother of Nat King Cole, Freddy is one of the most compelling musical storytellers and a highly esteemed poet of the Great American Songbook. His suave, smoky, elegant vocals are among the most respected in jazz, and with his internationally renowned musical quartet, he promises a thrilling, swinging night with his signature class and style.

  • Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

    Phoenix Boys Choir Masters

    In this performance, the Phoenix Boys Choir Masters will showcase music from America’s past, featuring songs by Stephen Foster as well as spirituals and gospel songs. In addition, the group will explore music from different centuries written or arranged for male voices. They will pay tribute to the late composer Leonard Cohen by presenting his “Hallelujah” and showcase a variety of love songs, such as “Georgia on My Mind” and “Surfer Girl.” They will also present “Geographical Fugue,” an avant-garde piece by Ernst Toch. This is sure to be an enjoyable and entertaining evening with music for every taste.

  • Thursday, Nov. 02, 2017

    Kandace Springs

    Every so often a new singer emerges who’s able to assimilate multiple musical touchstones and still come off sounding remarkably fresh and unburdened by the past. Kandace Springs is one of those artists. The 27-year-old, Nashville-based singer, songwriter, and pianist counts such stylists as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack, and Norah Jones as her heroes, but as evidenced by her sparkling full-length Blue Note Records debut, Soul Eyes, Springs mimics none of them. Instead Springs allows her comely alto to become a conduit that touches upon soul, jazz, and pop while transforming those aforementioned influences into a personalized sound that reveals itself effortlessly.

  • Friday, Nov. 03, 2017

    Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal + Germán López

    When Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal released their first collaborative album, Chamber Music, they caught the music world by surprise. Everything about this duo was unexpected: the Malian master of the traditional harp, or kora; the French cellist with the unlikely background in trip-hop; and the elegant, soulful music they made together. The album appeared on numerous best-of lists in both Europe (in 2009) and North America (in 2011). Now, these two sonic voyagers have returned with Musique de Nuit (Night Music), an album that may not have the same element of surprise, but which may be even more spellbinding than its predecessor.

  • Saturday, Nov. 04, 2017

    Arizona District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

    The public is welcome to attend and listen to aspiring opera singers compete in the Arizona District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. The singing starts at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 4, and continues all day until all singers have been heard by a panel of judges who are vetted by the Met Opera.

  • Saturday, Nov. 04, 2017

    Gypsy Soul

    Authentic and excellent are the words most often used to describe the duo Gypsy Soul and its music. Their multicultural heritage helps influence both their message and sound, attracting audiences with their soulful blend of roots, pop, blues, and jazz. Their wistful story began in Scotland when Roman Morykit (from United Kingdom) and Cilette Swann (from Canada / United States) made a promise to each other to make both their living and their lives from their art.

  • Sunday, Nov. 05, 2017

    Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Concert

    Arizona’s brightest young classical musicians showcase their astounding virtuosity, technique and prodigious musicianship. Committed to promoting these rising stars, Arizona Musicfest is proud to showcase these extraordinary young artists in a concert that is sure to delight and entertain you.

  • Sunday, Nov. 05, 2017

    Donna the Buffalo

    One of the most dynamic and determined bands continuously touring America since 1989, Donna the Buffalo has created a community environment at their shows through their distinctive, groove-heavy, and danceable music. Donna the Buffalo is a band for the people that is accessible, positive, and memorable. With roots in old-time fiddle music that evolved into a soulful electric American mix infused with elements of Cajun, zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country, Donna’s music often contains social and moral responsibility as core beliefs, and they are just simply fun to get out and celebrate life with.