Past Events

Bayer and Peterson

Presented by Tempe History Museum, Mr. Wesley Green, Tempe Historical Society and Classical Revolution Phx

Thursday, June 13, 2013

7:00 pm

“Bayer & Peterson” is a concert of original scores for chamber ensembles and chamber orchestras with vocal soloist written by Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer and Tom Peterson, recipients of the Judges’ and Audience Awards from the 2012 Classical Revolution PHX AZ centennial-themed Composition Competition sponsored by the Tempe History Museum.  “Bayer & Peterson” features woodwinds, brass, strings, harp, piano, electric guitar and digital playback and is sponsored by the Tempe Historical Society and Mr. Wesley Green.  As a special summer delight, Paletas Betty will be there with ice cream treats for sale before the concert and during intermission. Join us at the Tempe History Museum (809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281) for a “cool” evening of music, and be sure to check out Tom Peterson’s and Elizabeth Bayer’s web pages for more biographical information.

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OPUS

Presented by ASU’s Society of Composers Inc., Classical Revolution PHX, and Phoenix Art Museum

Saturday, May 11, 2013

12:30 pm

Presented by Arizona State University’s Society of Composers Inc. with Classical Revolution PHX and hosted by Phoenix Art Museum, aspiring local composers present new works in an artistic setting. This event promises to be an eclectic and inspiring display of new sounds and musical expressions, and the concert is free with regular museum admission.

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CRPHX Phoestival

Presented by the Phoenix Chorale and Classical Revolution Phx

Friday, April 5, 2013

6:30 pm

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 begins at 6:30 pm and takes place at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Stages include Atwood Hall, the Cathedral, and in the upstairs Auditorium.

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LOUD II: An Outdoor Celebration of loud bands and food trucks

PERFORMANCES at the MUSEUM

Presented by the Tempe History Museum and Classical Revolution Phx

Saturday, March 16, 2013

2:00-6:00 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 II with the theme of Sustainability and Going Green featuring recycled and re-purposed music in new arrangements brought to you by the Classical Revolution PHX.  Bring a picnic blanket, enjoy the sunshine, LOUD music, delicious food, and enjoy green arts and crafts while learning more about sustaining our world together.

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Lost Leaf Series

MAY 27, 2012 – Sunday, 7-9 pm
Lost Leaf (Roosevelt & 5th St., Phoenix)

We close our 2011/12 Season at the Lost Leaf with a sampling of CRPHX performances featuring: Opera Revolution’s Mallory Roberts and Jeremy Peterman in a short opera by Francis Poulenc entitled “La Voix Humane”; Jordan Drum and Joe Millea performing marimba duo/solo repertoire; and Michael N. Hernandez of the Mana Quartet sprinkling solo soprano saxophone into the mix. Additional musicians may or may not present performances… you’ll have to come see or hit us up to find out! As always, bar sales support Classical Revolution Phoenix and the musicians. We hope to see you there, enjoying yourselves.

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AZ Centennial Composition Competition

MAY 5, 2012 – Saturday, 7 pm
Tempe History Museum

Composers Comp CompJoin Classical Revolution Phoenix at the Tempe History Museum for a night of American Idol meets Classical Music. In celebration of Arizona’s 100th birthday, CRPHX is holding a competition for new classical works by living Arizona composers.  Five semifinalists have been chosen to create a piece inspired by their experiences in Arizona. The five composers drew their required instrumentation out of  a hat and received two weeks to create their new piece.

Saturday May 5, we’ll bring on the Idol. Local freelance musicians will perform the five works for a panel of area composers and composition professors, who will interact with the composers, emcee and you the audience.  The winner will be decided from judges scores and audience vote. You will have a major voice in this competition.

The winner will be announced directly after the concert at a party for the composers, judges, musicians and YOU.  The winning composer will have his or her original works showcased at a future Classical Revolution Phx concert.

The composers are: Elliot Sneider,  Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer, Kevin Ames, Tom Peterson, Collette Mabingani

So please, join us at the Tempe History Museum May 5 at 7pm to hear these five new classical works celebrating Arizona, vote on your favorite, and enjoy the afterparty where we’ll announce the winner.

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Classical Revolution PHX at Bookmans

 featuring  Millea/Drum Duo

Friday May 4, 2012 6-7pm

Bookmans of Phoenix, 19th Ave and Northern Ave

Join Classical Revolution PHX at Bookmans for the May First Friday Art Walk with the Millea/Drum Duo.

The Millea/Drum Duo is a marimba and percussion group based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Joe Millea and Jordan Drum founded the Duo in 2010 while studying at the Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. In 2011 the Duo took first place in the Southern California International Marimba Competition, the group’s first international competition.

The goal of the Millea/Drum Duo is to explore the percussion duo idiom. From classical transcriptions to contemporary chamber music to standard duo repertoire, the Millea/Drum Duo strives to encompass a wide variety of musical styles as well as a high level of precision and artistry in its performances. They are advocates for new music, commissioning new duo works by internationally-renown composers, as well as avid proponents of music education, presenting master classes and performances in schools, colleges and other music education establishments throughout the United States and abroad.

Find more info on the duo at their website www.milleadrumduo.com

Come out to Bookmans, browse the store and enjoy the work of the Millea/Drum Duo before heading down to First Friday Art Walk. 6-7pm

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CRPHX Lost Leaf Series presents: Siroccan Winds

The Lost Leaf Gallery, Roosevelt and 5th St, Phoenix

Sunday, April 28, 2012 7-9pm

March’s Lost Leaf series features CRPHX regular Siroccan Winds. This local woodwind quintet will be playing works by Nielsen, Schuller, Joseph Waters, Lars-Erik Larsson, Hindemith, Jenni Brandon, plus pops arrangements including Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson.  Sirocaan Winds members are Maureen O’Brien, flute, Torrence Welch, oboe, Dan Coombs, clarinet, Ben Yingst, bassoon, and Donald Harvey, horn.

As always, bar sales support the Classical Revolution Phoenix and the musicians. We hope to see you there, enjoying yourselves.

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CRPHX First Friday Bookmans Series: Opera Revolution

Friday, April 6, 2012   6-7pm

Bookmans of Phoenix, 19th Ave and Northern Ave

We’re continuing our First Friday Art Walk series at Bookmans of Phoenix with the newly formed Opera Revolution. This exciting local group is what Classical Revolution Phx is all about: feeling a void in local music scene, bringing together a group of musicians, creating opera scenes and programs, and getting the performances out the people. Come out to Bookmans on 19th Ave and Northern, Friday April 6th from 6-7pm.

Opera Revolution will perform arias and duets from Don Giovanni, Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” and Carmen just to name a few. Singers are Joyce Yin Soprano, Kristen Briggs Soprano, Erica Petrocelli Soprano, John Gibney Baritone, Andrew Briggs Baritone, and Joel Wolcott Baritone with Eric Carlson on piano.

Browse Bookmans’ extensive book, music and gaming selections and support Classical Revolution Phoenix and this amazing new group! Viva le Opera Revolution!!!

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CRPHX Lost Leaf Series: ASU Pan Devils Steelband

914 N 5th St

Sunday, March 25, 2012 – 7-9pm

Dance the night away to the island sounds of ASU Pan Devil Steelband at the Lost Leaf.

Led by Jordan Drum, the Pan Devils Steelband from the ASU Herberger School of Music has entertained campus, public school and community audiences throughout the state. The band brings the lilting sounds of the West Indies to its performances, with calypso, soca and reggae music from the Caribbean and jazz and pop music from the United States.

The members of the Pan Devils steelband are undergraduate and graduate students, music majors and non-music majors. Some of the band’s members have been playing steelpans for over 15 years, while some began on August 18, 2011.

Get downtown, partake of Lost Leaf’s extensive beer list, support Classical Revolution Phoenix and jam to the beats of the islands!

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American Institute of Architects Arizona Reincarnation Tour

March 24, 2012
Join Phoenix Architects and CRPHX musicians as they tour reused spaces in Phoenix. Saturday, March 24 at Phoenix Public Market 12-1: Joey Kluesener, Laura McIntyre (bassoons) and Hudson Lanier (guitar). Lux Coffee on Central 3-4pm Michael Hernandez on soprano sax.

The reincarnation tour will continue without CRPHX at the following locations: 1-2pm MonOrchid, 2-3 Giant Coffee, 3-5 Windsor, St. Francis.

Enjoy the music and support the use of historic Phoenix buildings.

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CRPHX “LOUD” Festival

Celebrating music that was loud before Marshall amps existed.
Saturday March 24, 2012  2-6pm
Tempe History Museum
809 E Southern Ave, Tempe

At “Loud,” you’ll hear three Phoenix brass bands and enjoy great local food trucks. This FREE, family friendly outdoor event celebrates the roots of music: man and his instrument before the days of Marshall stacks and massive amplification.

Phoenix food trucks setting up shop will be: Luncha Libre, Epic Hot Dogs, Paletas Betty, and Aji Mobile Foods.

You’ll hear Ocotillo Brass, ASU Dixie Devils, and Bad Cactus Brass Band.

The Ocotillo Brass Quintet is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of brass chamber music in the greater Phoenix area. These vibrant musicians devote their efforts to the performance of a wide selection of musical styles, and strive to present the finest brass playing to audiences from every walk of life. Ocotillo Brass Quintet found its roots at the prestigious Arizona State University School of Music, and is currently based out of Tempe, Arizona. They are regularly coached by the world-renowned Sam Pilafian, founding tubist of the Empire Brass Quintet. The members of the Ocotillo Brass Quintet each pursue active careers as performers, teachers, and clinicians. They also each perform with the internationally respected Salt River Brass Band. This quintet is busy preparing for a series of recitals that will be presented in several Valley Churches during March and April.

The ASU Dixie Devils were formed in the Spring of 2007 with the intention of bringing dixieland music to sporting events and other activities around the university. The group was created and led by Sam Pilafian. The members of group are all ASU students on scholarship for their participation. Dan is a business law major and an exceptional trumpet player. Jeremy is a graduate of the jazz program at ASU and plays saxophone and clarinet. Amy is a graduate student in ethnomusicology playing trombone in the ensemble. Gabe is a graduate student in jazz performance and plays banjo and accordion. Connor is a music education major on Tuba. Sam Pilafian is the professor of Tuba and Euphonium at ASU.  Check out http://asudixiedevils.com/ASU_Dixie_Devils/Welcome.html for more info.

The Bad Cactus Brass Band is a New Orleans Second Line street jazz band based in Phoenix, Arizona. Founded by sousaphonist Benjie Messer, their members include many of the fieriest jazz musicians in the Phoenix area. Their repertoire includes original dance music, funky street beats, traditional dixieland, gospel and swing, and pop songs reinterpreted with a brass band sound. Powered by tuba, drums, trumpets, saxophones, and trombones, the Bad Cactus Brass Band brings a Mardi Gras energy to street corners, festivals, parties, nightclubs, weddings, and funerals.  See their website http://badcactusbrassband.com/ for information on upcoming events.

So come out and enjoy the sun, food and LOUD music!

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First Friday Art Walk Musical Extravaganza

Friday March 2nd, 2012

Bookmans Series and Classical Revolution Phoestival

Start the night off at Bookman’s of Phoenix listening to the saxophone ensemble, Taleus Quartet, from 6-7pm. Jon Wintringham, Elizabeth Hanson, Ryan Lemoine, and Brian Ngo will perform a concert of new, edgy saxophone music. Bookman’s of Phoenix is at 19th Ave and Northern. Browse the store and support CRPHX and Taleus Quartet.

After Taleus Quartet finishes, we’ll hop down the highway to First Friday Art Walk on Roosevelt Row. Our 2nd Annual Classical Revolution Phoestival is being at Trinity Cathedral at Roosevelt and 1st Ave from 6:30-9:30.

You’ll hear the Grammy winning Phoenix Chorale, Arizona School for the Arts Percussion Ensemble, internationally award-winning marimbist Yi-Chia Chen, Estrella Consort, Paradise Winds, Ocotillo Brass Quintet, Siroccan Winds and the brand new Tempe Opera Group.

Enter the raffle to win a CRPHX tshirt or admission tickets to the Musical Instrument Museum.

That’s 9 local classical ensembles in one night!! Classical music is creative and very present in Phoenix.

Join us for our two events, support local musicians and artists. It’s a First Friday Musical Extravaganza!!!!

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Lost Leaf Series Presenting Mill Ave Chamber Players

Sunday, February 26, 2012  7-9pm

Lost Leaf Gallery 914 N 5th St, Phoenix, AZ

Our regular series with the Lost Leaf continues this month with Mill Ave Chamber Players.

Mill Ave Chamber Players is the Phoenix area’s only professional woodwind ensemble presenting concerts featuring works for woodwind quintet and harmoniemusik. In 2010, the MACP was invited to debut the newly renovated recording studio of KBAQ, performing the Serenade for Winds and Strings by Antonin Dvorak, aired the Southwest Season Ticket Series on KBAQ.

For this concert, they’ll be combining with members of Phoenix Chamber Brass to perform an eclectic mix of wind chamber music; Barber’s popular “Summer Music” for woodwind quintet, music by Satie accompanying a silent film and Thomson’s “Elegy” just to name a few.  Musicians include: Monica Anthony(flute), Nik Flickinger(oboe),Ben Yingst (bassoon),Johnathan Robinson(clarinet),Rose French(french horn),Alyssa Saint(violin),Don Smith(trumpet),David Thibodeux(trumpet),Matt Lennex(trombone),Jesse Chavez(tuba),and Grant Linsell(conductor). Check out http://www.millavechamberplayers.org/ for more info on Mill Ave Chamber Players.

(See MACP a second time at their upcoming show at Paradise Valley Community College, March 31 at 6:00pm.)

Proceeds from the bar benefit MACP and CRPHX. Come out, have a good beer and hear great chamber music the way it was heard centuries ago: with friends, conversation and good times. Admission is FREE!!!

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First Friday Art Walk Series
at Bookmans in Phoenix
featuring Tetra String Quartet
Friday, February 3, 2012 – 6-7 pm

Admission is free!

Bookmans Entertainment Exchange (8034 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix)

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Classical Revolution PHX presents
Classical Revolution PHOESTIVAL
at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Friday, March 2, 2012 – 6:30-9:30 pm

A FREE festival of classical music during First Friday along Roosevelt Row

Hosted by the Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale, the Classical Revolution Phoestival features multiple stages and a variety of chamber ensembles including a brass quintet, woodwind quintet, vocalists, saxophone quartet, and more artists from across the Phoenix Metro area. Performers include the Phoenix Chorale, Arizona Chamber Orchestra, Siroccan Winds, Estrella Consort, a demonstration of the Great Cathedral Organ at Trinity Cathedral, and more.

The Phoestival begins at 6:30pm and takes place at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (100 W. Roosevelt St.). Stages include Atwood Hall, the Cathedral, the Labyrinth, and in the upstairs Auditorium.

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix – map)

Free Admission

2nd Annual Phoestival March 2012

Phoenix Chorale: 27 voice choir

West Wing Cathedral, 6:30-8:00, 8:20-9:30

Arizona’s professional choir, the GRAMMY® Award-winning Phoenix Chorale is the first North American choir to record for Chandos Records, having made its first appearance on the label in 2004 with Shakespeare in Song. The choir’s first joint recording with the Kansas City Chorale, Eternal Rest, was released in 2005. The second, of Grechaninov’s Passion Week, was released in 2007 and received GRAMMY® nominations in four categories, including Best Classical Album, Best Choral Performance, and Best Surround Sound Album, and won a GRAMMY® Award for Best Engineered Album, Classical. In 2008, the Chorale released Spotless Rose: Hymns to the Virgin Mary which received GRAMMY® Award nominations in two categories, including Best Classical Album, winning a GRAMMY® for Best Small Ensemble Performance. Also in 2008, the choir’s third joint recording with the Kansas City Chorale, a disc of sacred choral works by Rheinberger, was released and received GRAMMY® nominations for Best Choral Performance and Best Surround Sound.

Audiences around the globe have enjoyed the sounds of the Phoenix Chorale also through broadcasts, including American Public Media’s ‘Performance Today’. In 2009, the choir made its New York debut with the Kansas City Chorale (also under the direction of Charles Bruffy) in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. The New York Times referred to the choirs’ ‘refined sound and elegant phrasing’ as well as ‘vivid intensity’, and praised the performance for its ‘buoyant pulse and energetic finesse’. Formerly known as the Phoenix Bach Choir, the Phoenix Chorale was founded in 1958 by Drs Hal and Timona Pittman. It originally focused on music of the Renaissance and baroque periods, but today is equally dedicated to the creation and performance of new music, which it intermingles with more traditional concert repertoire. www.phoenixchorale.org

Arizona School for the Arts Percussion Ensemble

Courtyard Labyrinth 6:30-7:00, 7:30-8:00

The Arizona School for the Arts Percussion Ensemble (ASAPE) was established in 2006 by its director Liz Guzman, as a way to provide young percussionists with the opportunity to explore and study in depth the world of drums and percussion. The ASAPE is an advanced level performing ensemble that focuses on contemporary percussion literature utilizing orchestral, world and non-traditional percussion instruments. In addition to performing two concerts a year and at the annual ASA Showcase, the students perform regularly throughout the community and have been featured performers with the GCC Percussion Ensemble, the Arizona Percussive Arts Society, the MusicaNova Orchestra and the Radio City Rockettes. With dedication to technical mastery, musical expression and artistic achievement the ASAPE ensemble continues to receive high honors and Superior ratings at the AzPAS Solo & Ensemble Competition and AMEA State Solo & Ensemble Festival each year.

For more information about Arizona School for the Arts and the ASA Percussion Ensemble, please visit us at www.goasa.org.

Estrella Consort- Saxophone Chamber Music

East Wing Atwood Hall 6:30-7:00, 8:00-8:30

Named after the Sierra Estrella Mountain Range near Tempe, AZ, the Estrella Consort is a saxophone quartet founded in 2010 that is committed to the performance of exciting works, old and new. Members Patrick Murphy, Allison Adams, David Foley, and Tom Snydacker strive to bring music to the masses in an approachable, enjoyable, and innovative style.

For the Phoestival, Estrella will perform music by Russian composer Alexander Glazunov, and span the 20th century with early composer Bozza and ultra modern composers such as Frank Tichelli and Christian Lauba.

Following the Phoestival, you can hear Estrella Consort at the North American Saxophone Alliance Competition being held in Tempe from March 14-18. Congrats on making semi-finals!

In April, they’ll be representing Tempe as part of the Tempe Sister Cities Program with a 4 city tour of Ecuador. https://www.facebook.com/theestrellaconsort

Yi-Chia Chen- Marimba

East Wing Atwood Hall 7:00-7:30, 8:30-9:00

Percussionist Yi-Chia Chen received her D.M.A. (2011) and M.M. (2008) in Percussion Performance from Arizona State University. As an active marimbist and chamber percussionist, Chen has made numerous appearances in festivals and conferences, including 2012 College Music Society Pacific Southwest Regional Conference, 2011 Xenakis Festival, 2011 College Music Society 30th Great Plains Regional Conference, 2011 Adria Summer Percussion Course (Adria, Italy), 2010 Macau Band Fair (China), 2010 Kaohsiung City Symphony Orchestra Percussion Ensemble Tour (Hong Kong, Taiwan), 2009 Phoenix Experimental Arts Festival, Percussive Arts Society International Convention (2007, 2006), and Arizona Percussive Arts Society Spring Festivals (2011, 2009, 2008).

Chen is the first-prize winner of 2009 Classical Marimba League Marimba Artist Competition and 2007 Percussive Arts Society International Convention Solo Marimba Competition. Her repertoire focuses on contemporary solo marimba literature and contemporary chamber music. Chen also studied West African Drumming: Djembe, Sabar, Tabala, and Sorouba with African music scholar Dr. Mark Sunkett, and is frequently performing with Dr. Mark Sunkett and ASU African Drum Ensemble in the Phoenix metropolitan area in promoting music of West Africa.

Yi-Chia Chen will be performing Rotation No. 2 by Sammut, Khan Variations by Vinao, Dances of Earth and Fire by Klatzow and the painfully beautiful Chaconne in D minor from Bach’s Violin Partita No. 2.

Upcoming events for Yi-Chia Chen include the following:

3/10 Sat. Rhythmic Variations 7:30pm Smith Theater, Arizona State University

3/13 Tu   Wood Songs, 10:30am, Kerr Cultural Center, Scottsdale, AZ

4/17 Tu   ASU Percussion ensemble performing music of John Cage, 10am, Tempe Center of the Arts 

4/17-4/19 John Cage Festival, 7:30pm, Katzin concert Hall, Arizona State University

4/20 Fri   Special Engagement: Nature, Sounds, Silences: John Cage, 7pm, Desert Botanical Garden. Phoenix, AZ

4/21 Sat  ASU Contemporary Percussion Ensemble, 7:30pm, Katzin Concert Hall, Arizona State University

4/22 Sun  African Drum Ensemble, 7:30pm, Student Service Lawn, Arizona State University 

4/25 Wed ASU Contemporary Percussion Ensemble, 10:30am&1pm, Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ

4/29 Sun  Musica Nova Orchestra, Mahler: Symphony No. 9, 4pm, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts 

Paradise Winds – Double Reeds and Piano

East Wing Atwood Hall 7:30-8:00, 9:00-9:30

The Paradise Winds are a mutating chamber ensemble of highly trained wind virtuosi programming entertaining and sustainable concert music intended to connect with all audiences. Most members of the Paradise Winds started performing together in 2005 at Arizona State University while pursuing masters and doctoral studies in woodwind performance at the Herberger Institute School of Music. Since that time, they have appeared in a variety of classically- and unusually-oriented concerts at ASU and abroad, on American Public Media’s Performance Today, and with surrounding area ensembles, such as The Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Arizona, Symphony of the West Valley, Symphony of the Southwest, and the Musica Nova Orchestra.

As chamber musicians, members of the Paradise Winds have assisted on countless outstanding recitals at ASU School of Music and have appeared with the Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble, Fountain Hills Chamber Players, Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra, and the Mill Ave. Chamber Players as well as in the Downtown Chamber Series (Phoenix), Second Sunday Concert Series (Paradise Valley), King of Glory Concert Series (Tempe), St. Phillip’s in the Hills Concert Series (Tucson), Performances at the Museum (Tempe History Museum) and with the Classical Revolution PHX. Aside from performing, artists of the Paradise Winds are faculty at various schools in the Maricopa County Community College District and at Arizona State University, and they maintain private teaching studios and other small businesses. Several of the Paradise Winds membership have received awards in research and performance and have served as professional musicians with branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, Synergy Brass Quintet, and as Artist-Faculty abroad at Saarburg Serenaden (Germany).

Joseph Kluesener (bassoon and CRPHX founder), Tiffany Pan (oboe), and Erika Tazawa (piano) will perform a Divertimento in Bb Major by Mozart and Peter Hope’s Four Sketches, which is a uinque mix of familiar baroque, classical and modern influences, with a colorful and compelling character.

http://paradisewinds.com/

Siroccan Winds- woodwind quintet
3rd Floor Auditorium 6:30-7:00, 8:00-8:30

Sirocco, scirocco, jugo or, rarely, siroc is a Mediterranean wind that comes from the Sahara and reaches hurricane speeds in North Africa and Southern Europe.  Founded in the summer of 2010, Siroccan Winds is a dynamic and versatile wind quintet featuring Dan Coombs (clarinet), Donald Harvey (horn), Maureen O’Brien (flute and CRPHX founder), Torrence Welch (oboe), and Ben Yingst (bassoon). For more information, visit the SiroccanWinds’ facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/SiroccanWinds.

Upcoming Siroccan Winds performances:

Saturday, March 10, 7 p.m at the Tempe History Museum (809 East Southern Avenue, Tempe). The family-friendly program is entitled “Escape From the Zoo” and will include a menagerie of classic and contemporary animal-inspired compositions by Maurice Ravel, Sergei Prokofiev, Camille Saint-Saëns, Jenni Brandon and Anthony Plog.

Sunday, April 29, 7 p.m. at The Lost Leaf (914 North 5th Street, Phoenix).  The program, “20th Century Wind Quintets,” combines standard literature for the wind quintet with arrangements of popular music favorites and an exciting piece for wind quintet and electronic recording.

Ocotillo Brass- Brass Quintet
3rd Floor Auditorium 7:00-7:30. 8:30-9:00

The Ocotillo Brass Quintet is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of brass chamber music in the greater Phoenix area. These vibrant musicians devote their efforts to the performance of a wide selection of musical styles, and strive to present the finest brass playing to audiences from every walk of life. Ocotillo Brass Quintet found its roots at the prestigious Arizona State University School of Music, and is currently based out of Tempe, Arizona. They are regularly coached by the world-renowned Sam Pilafian, founding tubist of the Empire Brass Quintet. The members of the Ocotillo Brass Quintet each pursue active careers as performers, teachers, and clinicians. They also each perform with the internationally respected Salt River Brass Band. This quintet is busy preparing for a series of recitals that will be presented in several Valley Churches during March and April.

Members Malachy Rodriguez and Juan Rodriguez (trumpets), Alex Austin (French horn), Garret Hass (trombone), and David Earll (tuba) will perform Dukas’ “Fanfare from “La peri””, Central and North American folk songs in Suite Americana by Crespo, and the jazz portrait of 1920s America Gershwin’s “An American in Paris”

See Ocotillo Brass Quintet next at Classical Revolution PHX’s LOUD festival on March 24th. Held at the Tempe History Museum, this outdoor concert will celebrate the power of fanfares, carnival and LOUD instrumental music, complete with food trucks and taps from Four Peaks Brewery.

Tempe Opera Group- Opera Scenes
3rd Floor Auditorium 7:30-8:00, 9:00-9:30

The Tempe Opera Group is a brand new Phoenix ensemble of local opera singers and collaborative pianists. Members Joel Wolcott, Bob Altizer, Mallory Roberts and Suzanne Rovani will be singing a “Types of Love” program: opera scenes from Mozart, Strauss and more that depict the many stages and emotions of love and relationships.

This fledgling group is what Classical Revolution PHX is all about; creating new, local, classical ensembles and devising a way to get it out of the concert halls and out to the people. As the group solidifies and creates new events, you’ll be sure to find out about them on the CRPHX website www.classicalrevolutionphx.org

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Classical Revolution Phx 
at the Lost Leaf featuring Paradise Winds
Sunday, January 29, 2012  7-9 pm

Head back out to the Lost Leaf for the first CRPHX show of 2012, featuring Paradise Winds. The group is a mutating ensemble of woodwind performers who began performing together while working on graduate music degrees at ASU. Sunday’s group will feature Nikolaus Flickinger on oboe, Joshua Gardner on clarinet, and Joseph Kluesener on bassoon. Repetoire will span many classical genres include Mozart, Russian, French, Modern and Cuban Jazz composers. Bar sales proceeds benefit the musicians and the Classical Revolution PHX, so come enjoy the music, and buy drinks with your friends to support the cause!

Lost Leaf Bar and Gallery  (914 N. 5th St., Phoenix)

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NEW! First Friday Art Walk Series 
at Bookmans in Phoenix featuring Ocotrillo
November 4, 2011 – 6-7 pm

If you couldn’t get enough of Ocotrillo’s sweet jazz sounds at their Lost Leaf gig or you just couldn’t make it, never fear you have another chance to hear them! Come out to the opening night of the new Bookmans First Friday CRPHX series. Admission is free, Ocotrillo is Gabe Hall-Rodrigues, accordion; Sean Brogan, bass, and guest drummer.

Bookmans Entertainment Exchange (8034 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix)

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Spook-tastic Classical Jam Session at Fixx Coffee Bar
Fixx Coffee Bar in Tempe

Halloween Night! Monday, October 31, 2011 – 6-8 pm

Round 3 of the Classical Jam Session Series is at an earlier time to leave time for spooking. Wear your costume, make your music, and someone’s guaranteed to bring candy ;)  Same format as the other jams so don’t be shy.  

Music makers and music lovers of Phoenix, come to Fixx Coffee Bar in Tempe for a Classical Jam Session hosted by Classical Revolution PHX. We need singers, pianists, winds, strings, percussionists and improvers of all kinds. Any style of music and set chamber groups are welcome. Use the opportunity to perform a piece before a recital or just come jam with other like minded musicians.  

Full range and weighted digital piano and sound system will be available. Some music will be provided but feel free to bring fake books and your own chamber music, remembering our friends in bass and tenor clefs as well as other keys. 

Invite every music maker and music listener you know. It’s a casual affair so if you can’t make the whole time; come late, leave early, JUST COME and Join the Jam!

Fixx Coffee Bar (11 E. 7th St., Tempe – Mill Ave and 7th St)

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Classical Revolution Phx 
at the Lost Leaf featuring classical guitarist, Joe Higginbotham
Sunday, October 30th, 2011 – 7-9 pm

October’s Lost Leaf Series features Joe Higginbotham. Joe will be playing classical guitar rep that’s equal parts sweet melodies and blazing riffs. Bring your friends, enjoy the music and Lost Leaf’s extensive beer selection. And remember, a portion of bar sales support Joe and CRPHX.  See you at the Leaf. 

Lost Leaf Bar and Gallery  (914 N. 5th St., Phoenix)

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Classical Jam Session 
at Fixx Coffee Bar 
Monday September 26, 2011 – 8-10 pm

Music makers and music lovers of Phoenix, come to Fixx Coffee Bar in Tempe for a Classical Jam Session hosted by Classical Revolution PHX. We need singers, pianists, winds, strings, percussionists and improvers of all kinds. Any style of music and set chamber groups are welcome. Use the opportunity to perform a piece before a recital or just come jam with other like minded musicians.  

Full range and weighted digital piano and sound system will be available. Some music will be provided but feel free to bring fake books and your own chamber music, remembering our friends in bass and tenor clefs as well as other keys.  

Highlights from last month’s jam session: bassoon, sax, tuba improving on the themes “Charlie Sheen drunk in Vegas” and “Antonio Banderas getting married in India” 

Invite every music maker and music listener you know. It’s a casual affair so if you can’t make the whole time; come late, leave early, JUST COME and Join the Jam! 

Fixx Coffee Bar (11 E. 7th St., Tempe – Mill Ave and 7th St) 

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Classical Revolution Phx  
at the Lost Leaf featuring Ocotrillo 
Sunday, September 25, 2011 – 7-9 pm

Join the CRPHX for the opening Lost Leaf performance of the new season.  Featured artist is “Ocotrillo,” with Gabe-Hall Rodrigues accordion, Sean Brogan bass, and Wes Anderson on drums. The  trio plays jazz standards as well as contemporary songs and original works created by the members of the group.  There is no cover at the door but there is 21+age limit. A portion of the bar proceeds benefit Ocotrillo and the CRPHX. Bring your friends, enjoy some great jazz and support the Classical Revolution at the Lost Leaf. 

Lost Leaf Bar and Gallery  (914 N. 5th St., Phoenix)

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Classical Jam Session 
at Fixx Coffee Bar 
Monday, August 29, 2011 – 8-10 pm

Bring your voices and instruments, chamber ensembles and music to the Fixx Coffee Bar on E. 7th in the Mill Ave. district Monday Aug 29 2011 from 8-10pm. It’s a 5-min walk North of ASU SoM! 

As you arrive, we will assemble an impromptu list of artists/groups and repertoire performing that night. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and give some performances to the public before gigs, recitals and juries, and recycle favorites of your repertoire too.                  

You can find free SATB, etc. music at http://imslp.org/ 

and don’t forget your friends in B-flat, E-flat, F and c-clef readers, etc. etc. Keyboard players, there is power, so if you can bring what you need we’d love to hear you play. 

For performing at the Fixx Coffee Bar, players receive one free drink on the menu and endless refills on drip coffee and bag teas during the session as well as a venue and audience to promote your upcoming concert events. You can help the Classical Revolution PHX by coming, playing and sharing with friends! 

Fixx Coffee Bar (11 E. 7th St., Tempe – Mill Ave and 7th St)

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Classical Revolution PHX presents Siroccan Winds
at Tempe History Museum
Saturday, June 4, 2011  – 7 pm

Join the Siroccan Winds for a musical journey around the world including stops in Argentina, France, Norway and Russia. Discover the unique sounds and timbres made by the instruments of a woodwind quintet. The Siroccan Winds features Maureen Baker (flute), Torrence Welch (oboe), Daniel Coombs (clarinet), Ben Yingst (bassoon), and Donald Harvey (French horn).

Admission is free; donations are welcome.
More information available here or by calling 480-350-5100.

Tempe History Museum (809 E. Southern – Rural & Southern)

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Classical Revolution Phx  
at the Lost Leaf featuring Tetra String Quartet 
Sunday, May 8, 2011 – 7-9 pm

Lost Leaf Bar and Gallery  (914 N. 5th St., Phoenix)

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Classical Revolution Phx  
at the Lost Leaf featuring Paradise Winds 
Sunday, April 10, 2011 – 7-9 pm

Lost Leaf Bar and Gallery  (914 N. 5th St., Phoenix)

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Classical Revolution PHX presents 
Paradise Winds “Debut” at Tempe History Museum
Saturday, April 2, 2011  – 7 pm

Featured artists include Woodrow Chenoweth, Jenna Daum, Andrew Deboer, Joseph Kleusener, Ashley Reid-Williams, and Matt Miracle.

This free concert features World-Premiere music by Kurt Mehlenbacher and Tom Peterson with works by Alyssa Morris, Robert MccartHy and D. Arthur Gerwig. This Concert is presented in partnership with Tempe history museum and Classical Revolution PHX.

Tempe History Museum (809 E. Southern – Rural & Southern)

More info here: Paradise Winds

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Classical Revolution PHX
at the Lost Leaf featuring the Matt Williams and Jacob Lauxman Duo 
Sunday, March 13, 2011 – 7-9 pm

Lost Leaf Bar and Gallery  (914 N. 5th St., Phoenix)

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Classical Revolution PHX presents
Classical Revolution PHOESTIVAL
at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Friday, March 4, 2011 – 6:30-9:30 pm 

The first FREE festival of classical music during First Friday along Roosevelt Row

Hosted by the Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale, the Classical Revolution Phoestival features multiple stages and a variety of chamber ensembles including a brass quintet, woodwind trio, classical solo guitar, vocalists, saxophone quartet, and more artists from across the Phoenix Metro area. Performers include the Phoenix Chorale, Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio Artists, Paradise Winds, Estrella Consort, Paradisa!, Valley Brass Quintet, classical guitarist Joseph Higginbotham, a demonstration of the Great Cathedral Organ at Trinity Cathedral, and more.

The Phoestival begins at 6:30pm and takes place at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (100 W. Roosevelt St.). Stages include Atwood Hall, Olney Gallery, the Cathedral, the Labyrinth, and in the upstairs Auditorium.

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix – map)

Free Admission

Click the image below to see the schedule:

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