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Arizona Musicfest enriches the quality of life through the presentation of world-class performances and outstanding music programs for youth.
Arizona Musicfest—America’s Premier Winter Music Festival—presents top artists of classical orchestral, chamber, opera, jazz, Broadway, country-western, blues, and pop music in exceptional programs (created especially for Arizona Musicfest) at venues throughout the scenic desert foothills of Scottsdale and Carefree.
At the heart of the Festival is the Arizona Musicfest Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Robert Moody, and comprised of musicians from the nation’s finest orchestras, including; the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, The Phoenix Symphony, and others. In addition, the Festival features the 100-voice Arizona Musicfest Chorus; and the Arizona Musicfest Chamber Players. A recent Chamber broadcast on American Public Media’s “Performance Today” caused the announcer to exclaim, “You gotta love those folks from Arizona!”
The Arizona Republic recently recognized Arizona Musicfest as “The Best Classical Music Festival” and regularly features its concerts in “Top Ten” Lists.
Arizona Musicfest Youth Education
Equally impressive, Arizona Musicfest is committed to broadening our musical footprint through extensive programs which enrich our area’s music education offerings, inspire our youth, and provide valuable and lasting investment in our community. Each year, 6,000 school children experience classical music exposure through Musicfest Minutes, a daily curriculum-based music lesson in area classrooms. Utilizing the emerging trend of using ukuleles to teach the fundamentals of music, Musicfest Strummers provides string instruments to 3rd through 6th graders throughout the Valley. In the fall of 2012, Musicfest Music Makers made its debut, introducing third and fourth graders to string, wind and brass instruments. Through the Festival’s exciting Katzen Jazz Program, area elementary students are provided with unique exposure to the Jazz repertoire, history and performance practice. The Arizona Musicfest Orchestra Outreach Program provides master classes for promising music students and music education forums for school assemblies. The Orchestra also introduces thousands of students each year to the experience of an orchestra rehearsal through a Festival Orchestra open rehearsal. Additionally, Arizona Musicfest maintains an Instrument Rental Program; hosts an annual children’s concert by the Phoenix Youth Symphonette; and sponsors the annual Cave Creek Unified School District’s One Voice concert.
Arizona Musicfest Programs for Young Musicians
In addition to providing accessibility to music instruction and exposure to classical music, performance opportunities for exceptional young Valley musicians (grades seven through twelve) are provided through the Young Performers Recital Series, the annual Young Artists Concert and the highly regarded Young Musicians Competition. Celebrating the talent of our area’s outstanding young musicians and investing in their future is also key to Musicfest. This commitment is best recognized through Arizona Musicfest Scholarship funds which annually help to underwrite the college education of outstanding student musicians pursuing degrees in music performance.
Please check out the other sections of the Arizona Musicfest website for the concert schedule/buying tickets; donation opportunities; attending special events; and information on our education and performance youth performance programs.
Discover the best creative resource in town.
Stop by the Sonoran Arts League’s CENTER FOR THE ARTS at Stagecoach Village, home to a gallery, gift shop, workshop space, open studio, art events, youth and veteran programs, as well as the new HQ for Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour.
A community experience and destination for enhancing lives and futures through art located in Cave Creek, Arizona. Join a workshop or an open studio and experience an opportunity to create art and learn a new skill. Come celebrate and support the power of art to enrich life, increase awareness, build community and add valuable skills.
We are growing in numbers and in programs. The center also facilitates art events, festivals, exhibitions, shows, group activities and art experiences, and free veteran & youth art classes. Join us at the center and “Be A Part Of The Arts”.
Ciolim is a fine art gallery teaching classes in all mediums; oil, acrylic, watercolor and drawing.
Our goal is to offer quality art work at affordable prices by some of the finest artists in the United States. We wish to continue our path of teaching classes with limited numbers of students. Our classes are limited to 8 and offer the finest instructors we can find.
Desert Foothills Theater is an award-winning theater that has been presenting work in the far north valley since 1975. Theater changes lives and we invite all community members to be part of that life-changing experience by providing performance, volunteer, education and attendance opportunities for everyone!
We invite participation through open auditions for all adult and youth shows; through a variety of educational opportunities including classes, camps, post-performance talkbacks, pre-performance “meet ups”; and by
providing volunteer opportunities in all areas and aspect of theater production. We provide training and support for those interested in learning more about backstage work and we do it all in a positive, welcoming and supportive environment.
We invite you to experience the life-changing world of theater with us.
Gallery Michéle is a Contemporary Art Gallery, established in 2019 in Carefree Arizona and located across from the Carefree Desert Gardens Sundial Plaza, between The Carefree Consignment and Corrado’s Italian Cucina. Our Gallery and working studio focus on modern contemporary fine art, 3-dimensional media, and sculpture. Showcased within are nationally and internationally recognized artists. If you are looking for something unique and cannot find it in our Gallery, please consider commissioning one of our talented artists.
Our Gallery contains several viewing galleries, making it ideal for multiple exhibitions and a working studio where you can see our artists at work. This spacious setting allows the Gallery to offer considerable diversity affording accessibility to various tastes and aesthetics. Discover the many pieces that we showcase.
We look forward to building long-lasting relationships with you and sharing our artists’ incredible work with you.
Exceptional dance instruction in a family-friendly environment.
We offer Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop,
Lyrical/Contemporary, and Musical Theatre.
Come Dance With Us!
The Sonoran Arts League is an arts service organization dedicated to actively advancing art, artists, and art education (non-profit).
Comprised of more than 700 artists and art enthusiasts; our members actively participate in community outreach programs, youth mentoring and education, public art/murals, as well as free veteran art programs.
The League provides an environment where creative individuals with similar values, interests, and goals form an alliance that benefits their work and support the community through educational programs.
The League produces several events, such as Hidden in The Hills Artist Studio Tour, Small Works Show, Sonoran Festival of Art and partners with Foothills Food Bank on Empty Bowls Project.
In addition to providing art education and experiences for all ages, the League manages “Gallery at el Pedregal” in north Scottsdale, as well as the Center for the Arts at Stagecoach Village (Cave Creek).
Join us as a member or attend any one of the many art workshops and “Be A Part Of The Arts”!
After 37 years of producing award-winning, juried fine art and wine festivals, Thunderbird Artists is expanding to open its first fine art gallery, Thunderbird Artists Gallery, in Carefree. The new gallery, will be an eclectic collection of fine artworks from some of the top fine artists in the nation. Patrons can view and purchase the works of renowned artists, including David Bennett, Guilloume, Jacinthe Dugal-Lacroix, Sandy and Dave Daniel, Virgil Ortiz, Dan Hale, Deborah Steidel and others.
“We’ve been partnering with the Town of Carefree and the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce on our Carefree festivals for 26 years. It only makes sense that we would consider Carefree as our home base for an art gallery,” said Thunderbird Artists President Denise Colter.
Thunderbird Artists, leading producer of award-winning and juried fine art & wine festivals
that began in 1981.
Since 1993, the Town of Carefree has partnered with Thunderbird Artists for three festivals per year.
Carefree closes their streets to accommodate artists from throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Patrons love sipping fine wines as they stroll throughout renowned artists and listening to musicians all bordered by specialty shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and outdoor cafes.