2013/2014 Season Calendar
NOVEMBER 23 – Saturday at 7 pm:
PERFORMANCES at the MUSEUM
Music on the Menu: a Foodraiser for Tempe’s Homeless
Presented by the Tempe History Museum and Classical Revolution Phx
Classical Revolution Phx and the Tempe History Museum present a FREE concert and “foodraiser” featuring classical music and a collection of food and funds for those in need. Music on the Menu is an event held to bring together a community to help support those in need during Thanksgiving. Classical Revolution PHX presents classical music by members of Phoenix Early Music Society and a vocal/piano duo performing inspirational music of differing styles. Guests are encouraged to bake individually-wrapped treats or buy from the bake sale, and we are also providing a non-perishable food drive to collect food to feed those in need during the holiday season. Please help your community in this fun and easy way, and join us for Music on the Menu on November 23!
Musical Instrument Museum presents I AM AZ: Classical Revolution PHX with Estrella Sax Quartet, Simply Three, Paradise Winds, and Urban Nocturnes
DECEMBER 16 – Monday at 7:00 pm
Purchase tickets through MIM.org.
An I Am AZ Music Concert featuring Estrella Sax Quartet, Simply Three, Paradise Winds, and Urban Nocturnes
Blending innovative arrangements of classical music with today’s popular songs, Simply Three offers a fresh approach and an entertaining program for all ages. Comprised of violinist Alex Weill, cellist Zack Clark, and bassist Nicholas Villalobos, Simply Three came together in 2010. They released their first self-published album in 2011 and have earned critical and popular acclaim across the United States. Hailed by the Boston Philharmonic, “They’ve got what it takes,” Simply Three is capturing the essence of quality programming and entertainment. By incorporating their classical virtuosity and captivating style, they have created a renewed excitement for instrumental music.
Their programming includes a variety of invigorating arrangements of popular songs by Adele, Coldplay, Gotye, to name a few, as well as operatic favorites, virtuosic fiddle music, and original compositions. Each member of the trio is personally dedicated to enhancing the classical music experience and educating the next generation of musicians. Their commitment to musical excellence, entertainment, and fresh approach to fusing pop and classical music, have inspired thousands of audiences across the nation.
Karen Sinclair, violin and Mark Deatherage , viola are currently full time members of the Phoenix Symphony and have been performing chamber music together for three years, presenting major works from the duo, string trio and string quartet repertoire. Their current project, Urban Nocturnes, is dedicated to performing exceptional and delectable string chamber music in casual and unconventional settings. Their performance will showcase duets for violin and viola as well as solo works for their respective instruments and will include music by Mozart, Handel, Bach, Kreisler, Martinu, Hindemith, Reger, and even Michael Jackson.
Sinclair is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Royal Academy of Music in London, and Rice University. She has appeared as several times as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, in addition to garnering top prizes internationally at the Tibor Varga Competition in Switzerland and the International Competition of Padua in Italy.
McKay is a graduate of Louisiana State University and Indiana University. He is a former member of the Eykamp String Quartet, resident quartet with both the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and the University of Evansville.
Mark Deatherage joined The Phoenix Symphony as Associate Principal Viola in 2008, and as Acting Principal Viola in 2009. Born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri, Mr. Deatherage has been professionally engaged by many orchestras in the midwest including the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2007-2008 he was a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. Mark Deatherage received both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Indiana University, from Mimi Zweig and Alan DeVeritch, respectively. While in Indiana, he was a student of Michael Strauss, Principal Viola of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. During his down time, it may be difficult to find Mr. Deatherage, as he will likely be out exploring the back roads and jeep trails of Arizona.
Paradise Winds Reed Quintet
Founded in 2009, artists of the Paradise Winds, a chamber wind ensemble with flexible instrumentation, met while pursuing graduate degrees at Arizona State University and have been performing together since 2005. In 2012, Paradise Winds were featured in the Phoenix Downtown Chamber Series and were collaborators with the Grammy-winning Phoenix Chorale. Individual members of the Paradise Winds have also appeared with New World Symphony (Miami, USA), AIMS Festival Orchestra (Graz, Austria), Wintergreen Summer Music Festival Orchestra (Virginia, USA), The Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera, Phoenix Metropolitan Opera, MusicaNova Orchestra, Symphony of the Southwest and Arizona Ballet.
The Paradise Winds reed quintet performing on MIM’s I Am AZ Music: Classical Revolution PHX is comprised of Nikolaus Flickinger-oboe/English horn, Patrick Murphy-saxophones, Joshua Gardner-clarinet, Stefanie Harger Gardner-bass clarinet, and Joseph Kluesener-bassoon.
Bookmans of Mesa Music Event
DECEMBER 18 – Wednesday at 5:00 pm
Join CRPHX at Bookmans Mesa for All Wrapped Up! Enjoy free gift-wrapping services provided by Kids in Need to Read charity and make a peace ornament to take home and put on your own tree. Classical and holiday-themed music will be provided by the Pinnacle Bassoon Quartet with Chip King, John Briggs, Joseph Kluesener, and Kate Mac Kenzie at 5:00 pm and the CRPHX String Quartet with Brittany Davidson and Emilio Vasquez (violins), Jill Osborne (viola), and Ruth Wenger (cello).
Lost Leaf Music Event
FEBRUARY 14 – Friday at 8:00 pm
Join Classical Revolution PHX for “Syphilis Night” – music of syphilitic composers – at The Lost Leaf on 5th/Roosevelt featuring an all-star cast of local classical musicians performing Classical and Romantic works by composers whose lives were altered by the affliction of syphilis in the 18th through early 20th centuries. A casual concert all music lovers can enjoy on Valentine’s Day!
LOUD! FESTIVAL AT TEMPE HISTORY MUSEUM
MARCH 15 – Saturday at 5:00 pm
The Tempe History Museum with Classical Revolution PHX present a family-friendly event with Sustainable Green themes, LOUD music, bold flavors, arts and crafts! Celebrate LOUD III with Classical Revolution PHX. Bring a picnic blanket, enjoy the sunshine, LOUD music, delicious food, and enjoy arts and crafts.
FIRST FRIDAY – CR PHOESTIVAL
APRIL 4 – Friday
Hosted by the Phoenix Chorale and presented by Classical Revolution Phoenix, the Classical Revolution Phoestival features multiple stages and a variety of chamber ensembles from brass quintet to woodwind ensembles to a demonstration of the Great Cathedral Organ at Trinity Cathedral and more! The Phoestival takes place at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Stages include Atwood Hall, the Cathedral, and in the upstairs Auditorium.