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.
Cave Creek’s Award Winning Barbecue, pecan wood smoked to perfection. Bryan’s Black Mountain Barbecue, come try the New Taste of the Old West.
Nestled in the beautiful Sonoran Foothills of Cave Creek, the Grace Museum was established by the legendary icon, Grace Voss Fredericks. One of the first women on television, she participated in many aspects of the entertainment industry including radio, Broadway, Vaudeville, etc.
She loved her Country and dedicated her Museum to its progress over the past 200 years. Enjoy the nostalgic history of her collections of Americana with a guided approximate 2-1/2 hour tour. Tours are by appointment only and groups need to be four or more persons.
$10.00 per person. Please call 480-488-9045 for reservations.
Harolds is THE place in Cave Creek, Arizona for good food, great music and a dang’ good time. Harold’s features the finest Choice hand carved steaks and daily delivered fresh seafood. All our BBQ meats are smoked on premise using mesquite wood to provide a traditional southwest flavor. Our wide variety menu features everything from Salads, Steaks, Seafood, Italian & Mexican dishes, to the best Hamburgers in Arizona.
Home of the crazy cowboy invites you to try the best kept secret around! Heart and Soul Café is a family owned and operated café that boasts delicious fresh homemade cuisine of American food with a touch of the southwest. We have been featured on the Food Network for our famous suicide stack, a 13 layer breakfast biscuit big enough to feed 4-6 people! Phoenix Magazine has named us best breakfast three years running. Come visit us for a fantastic homemade meal, we are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with an excellent dance floor and live entertainment in our bar.
The Horny Toad Restaurant, a rustic spot known for their mouth-watering Barbecued Pork and Beef Ribs, Steaks and their famous Crispy Fried Chicken. This fun restaurant has generated national recognition for its fun atmosphere, friendly service, and huge portions that always leave you stuffed and satisfied. Their hefty menu offers heaping portions of Barbeque Ribs smothered with The Horny Toad’s special BBQ sauce; the mouthwatering Toad Cut 16oz Prime Rib is any cowboy’s dream come true; and the Toad’s world famous Crispy Fried Chicken will have your coming back for more the very next day Satisfy your sweet tooth with a hot fudge brownie sundae, a homemade apple cobbler, or The Toad’s famous Strawberry Shortcake. The Horny Toad is a great place to bring the family! The Toad has the very best of accommodations with their indoor dining room, and western style patio that overlooks the beautiful desert mountain sunsets.
Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse is the answer to the demand for a high value for the dollar, top-quality steakhouse experience in north Scottsdale — at last!
Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse is the latest concept by our family-run company, Keeler Hospitality Group, LLC. We proudly own and operate Spencer’s Omaha in Nebraska, and two Liberty Station American Tavern and Smokehouse restaurants Scottsdale, Arizona. Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse features only the finest Certified Angus Beef (CAB) steaks, freshest available seafood, chicken, and American specialties that redefine comfort food, served with professional yet unpretentious service. In addition to fine dining, Keeler’s featuring an inviting and upscale neighborhood social house atmosphere that encourages conversation and laughs among old friends and new. The restaurant boasts a centrally located island bar, large adjacent patio, beautiful courtyard and roof-top deck designed for star-gazing and lounging after a good wholesome meal — made by our family for yours.
MacDonald’s Ranch is the premier horseback riding stable in the Valley of the Sun! Located in the tranquil Sonoran Desert just north of Phoenix in the City of Scottsdale, Arizona.Who comes out to MacDonald’s Ranch? Everybody! From families and corporate groups, to single horseback riders, girl scouts, churches, and “Wild West” seeking tourists! We can host events for small parties and large groups – our venue can easily accommodate several guests at once! Our professional staff can customize services and amenities to fit most any situation!MacDonald’s Ranch offers guided Horseback Rides, Stagecoach Rides, a Petting Zoo, Pony Rides for young children, Hayrides, Cowboy Cookouts, Rehearsal Dinner Sites, Bachelorette Rides, Team Building Activities, Public Events such as our Pumpkin Patch in October, Kid’s Birthday Parties, and so much more!Our location is close to all modern conveniences! We are minutes away from most valley resorts, hotels, airports, and local events such as the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, the Waste Management Phoenix Open – PGA Tour, the Barrett Jackson Car Show, and the Scottsdale MLB Spring Training Facilities. We are open year around but due to Arizona’s seasonal weather and our private events we recommend that you call and inquire about our hours in advance!Come horse around with us!
Family owned and operated for 40 Years.
Remember – Everybody rides free on their Birthday!
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!
Amazing Pub Food, Bears Den, 25 HD TVs, Hot Rods and Classic Cars, Motorcycles, Live Music. We’re A Place Where Freinds and Neighbors Meet. Join us!