Presented by Mesa Arts Center

 

Box Office Hours: WED-SAT 12P-5P

 

The Mirage Summer Music Series features a collection of national, international and local musicians with shows from July 22  to August 26, 2023 and is the perfect way to beat the summer heat!

 

This eclectic six-show line-up offers Jazz, Folk, Soul, World, Classical and much more.

 

Kabarett

July 22

 

Kabarett presents a musical journey through some of the greatest film scores of the 20th Century, including their own arrangements of music from Citizen Kane, Vertigo, Twilight Zone, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Ed Wood and more. Featuring original music from band leader Chris Norby, all performed live by a 15-piece orchestra.

 

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Jon Rauhouse Combos

July 29

 

Multi-instrumentalist Jon Rauhouse has gathered together some of the best musicians around, including, Blaine Long, Betsy Ganz, Norm Pratt, Megan Neff, Robin Vining, Lindsay Cates, Frank Rowland, and others to perform in this one-of-a-kind performance.

 

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Pijama Piyama

August 5

 

Pijama Piyama began in 2019 as an imaginary collective of desert degenerates known as "El Grupo Afrutado." Pijama Piyama now exists as a six member band led by Jonathan Saillant who writes, arranges, and produces the music. Their music embraces the multi-cultural nuances of growing up in Phoenix, infl uenced by Latin Music, Jazz, video games, Frank Zappa and the world of psychedelia.

 

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Union32

August 12

 

Union32 is comprised of Brett Reed, Ben Hedquist, Ryan Anthony, Keith Kelly and Adam Roberts. The band specializes in performing high-energy covers of classic rock, funk, and pop hits. The band is known for their dynamic stage presence and tight musicianship, which has earned them a dedicated following in the local music scene.

 

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Shreyas Iyer and Friends

August 19

 

Shreyas Iyer and Friends is a talented group of musicians led by Indian classical tabla player and composer, Shreyas Iyer. The ensemble blends music from the East and West, incorporating elements of Indian classical music, jazz and blues into their compositions. The six musicians bring over 100 years of musical experience in a unique sound that is sure to elevate and inspire!

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Downtown Chamber Series

August 26

 

Featuring works for two pianos, piano four hands, and the Bartok Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion with pianists Cameron Grant and Olga Gorelik and percussionists Michael Compitello and Matt Prendergast. Downtown Chamber Series brings chamber music to urban art spaces, with programs featuring a wide range of music and instruments from Baroque to Contemporary. Founded in 2000, DCS has presented over 200 different musicians and visited over a dozen art spaces in the Valley.

 

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