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Upcoming Shows for Mesa Arts Center - Ikeda Theater

  • Sunday, Mar. 24, 2019

    Salt River Brass: Pictures at an Exhibition

    Salt River Brass will paint in glorious brass strokes and enter the magical world of music based on artwork with Modest Mussorgsky’s alternately fanciful and powerful set of tone poems entitled Pictures at an Exhibition. Music from Giovanni Gabrielli, Richard Wagner, and Dmitri Shostakovich fill out this grand exhibition!

  • Saturday, Apr. 06, 2019

    Zakir Hussain: Masters of Percussion

    Zakir Hussain is today appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon. A classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order, his consistently brilliant and exciting performances have not only established him as a national treasure in his own country, India, but gained him worldwide fame. His playing is marked by uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational dexterity, founded in formidable knowledge and study

  • Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2019

    Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

    To usher in the upcoming Twenty-Twenties, famed time-twisting musical collective Postmodern Jukebox will circumnavigate the globe in 2019 on their Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour. The tour is meant to prepare the world for a new decade -- one that Postmodern Jukebox creator Scott Bradlee hopes will see a return to the style and craftsmanship that typified the music of past generations.
    < “Last time around the 'Twenties gave us Jazz, America's one true art form. Who knows what is possible in the 2020s?" says Bradlee. "One thing that is for sure is that there are a lot of folks that are tired of the clickbait headlines, mindless reality TV, and smartphone addiction that has only served to divide people in the last decade. We're using our small corner of the pop culture space to tell people to forget their troubles, and come join us for a night of celebrating true musical talent and timeless style - live and in real life."

  • Sunday, Apr. 28, 2019

    Salt River Brass: On the Shoulders of Giants

    Maestro Sheridan brings an exciting program that pays tribute to the musical melting pot of the United States and the great American brass virtuosi whose legacy has provided the foundation for countless brass giants of today. From Classical to Jazz and from Herbert L. Clarke to Miles Davis, the Salt River Brass delivers an unforgettable concert of past heroes.

  • Wednesday, May. 01, 2019

    Metropolitan Youth Symphony Season 37 Spring Concert

    The year closes with the Wind Ensemble, String Orchestras and Full Symphony performing some of their favorite popular pieces in the beautiful Ikeda Theater. A Founding Resident Company of the Mesa Arts Center, MYS offers a unique musical experience for instrumental musicians, grades 9 and younger.

  • Thursday, May. 02, 2019

    Jake Shimabukuro

    Compared to the likes of Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix, ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro is bringing his lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques back to Mesa Arts Center for an enthralling evening of jazz, pop and funk. One of the world’s most exciting and innovative ukulele players and composers, Jake redefines ukulele music--performing everything from traditional Hawaiian tunes to covers of popular hits like George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

  • Saturday, Jun. 29, 2019

    David Gray

    Info coming soon!

  • Friday, Oct. 11, 2019

    Dennis DeYoung

    The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Tour

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