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.
Black Mountain United Church of Christ is a protestant denomination rooted in the Congregational and German Reformed churches. We are a progressive, inclusive and welcome all. We believe that God is still speaking through many voices. We like thoughtful sermons and discussions on the Bible, theology, and experiencing God through relationships and spiritual practice. Our Mission Projects involve caring for the homeless, older homebound adults, animals and the food bank. We are a congregation where love grows, rooted in grace.
Worship – Sundays at 10 a.m which includes Sunday School and Nursery. We have an active women’s fellowship, seasonal bible studies, a book group, classes on Spirituality and fellowship events. Holy Days are celebrated with special worship services and a Christmas Eve Feast and an Easter Sunday Brunch with Egg Hunt.
Our Sanctuary and buildings are available for rentals for weddings, events, and meetings.One Time/Weekly or Ongoing Meeting Space is Available. Call us Today to Reserve Your Date!
Lou Middelstorb 602-821-9496
Tim Wingate 978-880-2891
Kris@ BMUCC Administration Tues & Fri 10a.m-2p.m
The objectives of the Club shall be to develop fellowship through social and cultural activities among its members. To further the aims, objectives and interests of Italian Americans, and encourage knowledge of the language, art, culture and history of Italy, and to foster an understanding of that cultural heritage in our country. Membership is open to all that have a love for Italy and all thing Italian.
Carefree Church offers a new and refreshing way for the entire family to explore, learn and experience life and faith! With contemporary music, drama and videos, our services are fun and uplifting. Pastor Dwight’s messages provide a practical approach to applying the Bible to everyday living. “Kidslife” is a creative and interactive atmosphere designed just for children birth through 6th grade! “Elevate” for 7th -‐ 12th graders meets Wednesdays at 7pm. Many students say it’s the highlight of their week! There’s always something fun happening at Carefree Church! We host lots of great events each year! Family Picnics, Harvest Festivals, Golf Tournaments, Car Shows, Vacation Bible School and lots more! We love new guests and consider you our VIP! We hope you’ll join us soon! Sunday Service Times are 8:30 and 10:15 am.
At the base of Black Mountain, is a handsome Southwest style building – the Cave Creek Museum. Its roots are embedded in the pioneer traditions of neighbor helping neighbor. Begun as an historical society in 1968 by a small group of volunteers, the Museum took form when land was donated by Frank and Hazel Wright, and the old Episcopal Church was relocated to that site. Donations and gifts of local historical significance poured in.
In April of 1970 the museum opened its doors for visitors. The Museum, a largely volunteer organization, represents the dedication and generosity from the people in Cave Creek & Carefree. It is a pleasure to present the pre-history and history of peoples living life in the north desert foothills.
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”.
The Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and education. Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. The Black Mountain Foothills Chapter encompasses the Cave Creek, Carefree, North Scottsdale, North Phoenix, and New River area.
Do you have a Revolutionary ancestor? Contact us for help discovering your patriotic family tree!
The Desert Foothills Family YMCA opened its doors in October 2009 to serve the communities of North Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Carefree and North Phoenix. This Y sits on the beautiful backdrop of the North Sonoran desert and is a part of the Black Mountain Campus – a partnership with Paradise Valley Community College and the Foothills Community Foundation.
As a true multi-generational facility, the Desert Foothills YMCA supports offerings and services for the entire community – from the youngest member at 3 months and their siblings to adults and active seniors in their 90s! In addition to the health & fitness offerings (including equipment, group fitness classes and personal training), the facility has a heated outdoor pool with zero-depth entry, gender specific and family locker rooms, separate spaces and programs for youth and teens, racquetball courts and a gymnasium. DFFY is a very popular place for the teens in the area with a dedicated teen center and associated programs, many of which are free to the community. It has the largest Teen Leaders Club in the association.
The Desert Foothills success can be accredited to a dedicated leadership team that exemplifies the core values of the YMCA. You’ll often see firefighters playing racquetball, the gym full of adults playing Pickleball, or the buses dropping kids off at the branch after school. The Desert Foothills Family YMCA is proud to be part of the Valley of the Sun YMCA and the surrounding community.
Fitness Center, Cardio Equipment, Strength-Training Equipment, Circuit Training, Outdoor Pools, Family Warm-Water Adventure Pool, Warm-Water Lap Pool & Whirlpool, Gymnasium, Racquetball Courts & Aerobics Studio, Rock Climbing Wall, Amazing Kids Child Watch & Outdoor Play Area, Teen & Technology Center & Recording Studio, Locker Rooms & Family Changing Area, Youth Fitness Room/Equipment
Desert Foothills Land Trust works with landowners, communities and partners to protect the most special and important natural areas in the Arizona communities of Carefree, Cave Creek, north Scottsdale, north Phoenix, Anthem and New River. The nonprofit Land Trust has permanently protected 620 acres on 17 preserves, many of which are open to the public for exploration and passive recreation. The Land Trust also offers opportunities for community members to engage directly in land conservation through guided hikes, volunteer activities and other events and programs. In 2010, the Land Trust was awarded accredited status by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission – the first land trust in Arizona to achieve this designation. The Land Trust is supported by gifts and grants from community members, as well as the volunteer efforts of dozens of families and individuals. More information is available at http://www.dflt.org or 480-488-6131.
The Library is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 not funded by taxes. Independent of civic library systems, the Desert Foothills Library’s main income is derived from Members, grants, cell antenna rent, the Friends of the Library Bookstore and passport processing fees. The Library Vision “To be at the heart of the community” perfectly outlines the role of the Library in providing services to everyone in the Cave Creek, Carefree, North Scottsdale and North Phoenix.