Classical Music Inside Out Series Subscription Packages
Renewing subscribers on sale Sept 9 at 12 p.m.
Series Subscriber Package includes:
- One virtual ticket (good for one device/household) to each Classical Music Inside Out 2020-21 performance (Richard Dowling, Rob Kapilow, Adam Golka, Matt Herskowitz, Shelly Watson and Duo Parnas).
- One virtual ticket (good for one device/household) to Happy Hour with Zuill Bailey prior to the free community performance of Bach Cello Suites Part I on Thursday, April 15 at 6:45 PM.
- One virtual ticket (good for one device/household) to an exclusive performance of Bach Cello Suites Part II with Zuill Bailey on Thursday, May 20 at 7:30 PM.
Zuill Bailey is underwritten by Bill Passey and Maria Silva. Educational support for Classical Music Inside Out provided by the Gloria Miner Charitable Music Foundation.
Each performance will be prerecorded for Mesa Arts Center to ensure a quality presentation. Shelly Watson's engagement will be live.
October 15 | 7:30 PM
Hailed by the New York Times as an especially impressive fine pianist, Richard Dowling appears regularly across the United States in solo recitals, at chamber music and jazz/ragtime festivals, and as a guest soloist in concerto performances with orchestras. He has been
acclaimed by audiences for his elegant and exciting style of playing which earns him frequent return engagements. Dowling will perform works by Gershwin, David Thomas Roberts, and Scott Joplin.
November 19 | 7:30 PM
The sophisticated rhymes and imagery of Cole Porter’s lyrics made him one of the nation’s preeminent songsmiths. But an overlooked element of Porter’s legacy is the music underlying those lyrics, which Rob Kapilow argues is essential to understanding the work’s genius. Broadway stars Sally Wilfert and Michael Winther join Kapilow for a musical tour through Porter's life and career.
For over 30 years, Rob Kapilow has brought the joy and wonder of classical music – and unraveled some of its mysteries – to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Characterized by his unique ability to create an “aha” moment for his audiences and collaborators, whatever their level of musical sophistication or naiveté, Kapilow’s work brings music into people’s lives: opening new ears to musical experiences and helping people to listen actively rather than just hear.
December 17 | 7:30 PM
Ludwig van Beethoven was born on December 16, 1770 and baptized on December 17. Adam Golka celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birthday in 2020 playing all 32 of Beethoven’s Sonatas in performance, going hand in hand with his next recordings with First Hand Records.
Polish-American pianist Adam Golka has been regularly on the concert stage since the age of sixteen, when he won first prize at the 2nd China Shanghai International Piano Competition. He has also received the Gilmore Young Artist Award and the Max I. Allen Classical Fellowship Award from the American Pianists Association, and was presented by Sir András Schiff in recitals at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr in Germany, Tonhalle Zürich, and in Berlin and New York.
January 21 | 7:30 PM
Uniquely combining the superlative technique of a classical virtuoso with his prowess in jazz, world music and free improvisation, pianist, composer and arranger Matt Herskowitz has carved out a unique and personal voice in music. Over the course of the last decade, Matt has produced a series of critically-acclaimed recordings, premiered his works in settings from New York’s Central Park to Germany’s Köln Philharmonie, collaborated with top classical, jazz and pop artists, and has performed at music festivals across the globe
February 18 | 7:30 PM
Shelly has taken every artistic opportunity offered in New York City to become her own brand of entertainment excellence. As an opera singer she's an award winning, B.M and M.M Juilliard graduate, a Metropolitan Opera outreach Artist and world premiere music collaborator specializing in improvisation.
As a comedian, she's made the world laugh. She's headlined and been featured at Caroline's Comedy Club, Comedy Cellar, N.Y Comedy Club, Gotham, Magnet Theater, Dangerfield's, UCB and Stand Up New York and was voted one of Z100s' Funniest Females. This led to a nationally syndicated radio segment "Hip Hopera" (her operatic arrangements of rap songs) that ran 13 seasons. Her spectacular Hip Hopera opening on the MTV 2001 VMA's with Jaime Foxx has been voted one of the top 10 best moments in the VMA's every year since its debut.
This year she directed and stage/costume/set designed the premiere of David Cheskys' opera La Farranucci at the Playhouse Theater in Brooklyn. For over 6 years and 600 shows, Company XIV was a delicious artistic home for Shelly. She starred As Madame Drosselmeyer in numerous adaptations of Nutcracker Rouge as well as gracing the stage as main emcee, narrator and storyteller for Rococo Rouge, XIV Variete and a commercial for Stella Artois featured during the Olympics. helly delivers an impressive display of improvisational skills,
patter and vocal virtuosity. Her amazing ability to enthrall an audience of 80 or 8,000, by creating moods and memories has made her a highly sought after Femcee and event host.
March 18 | 7:30 PM
Duo Parnas is the critically acclaimed collaboration of two sisters, violinist Madalyn Parnas and cellist Cicely Parnas. This musical partnership established between sisters has captivated audiences across the globe in the world’s most prestigious music venues, festivals, recitals, and as soloists with countless orchestras. In 2008, ten years after their early childhood debut, they solidified their presence on the world’s stage by taking First Prize at the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition held in Carnegie Hall, releasing their first album Parnas Double, and collaborating with the great artist Peter Serkin in the Parnas/Serkin Trio.