Presented by Mesa Arts Center


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The Mirage Summer Music Series features a collection of national, international and local musicians with shows from July 22  to August 26, 2023 and is the perfect way to beat the summer heat!


This eclectic six-show line-up offers Jazz, Folk, Soul, World, Classical and much more.


July 22


Kabarett presents a musical journey through some of the greatest film scores of the 20th Century, including their own arrangements of music from Citizen Kane, Vertigo, Twilight Zone, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Ed Wood and more. Featuring original music from band leader Chris Norby, all performed live by a 15-piece orchestra.


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July 29


Multi-instrumentalist Jon Rauhouse has gathered together some of the best musicians around, including, Blaine Long, Betsy Ganz, Norm Pratt, Megan Neff, Robin Vining, Lindsay Cates, Frank Rowland, and others to perform in this one-of-a-kind performance.


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August 5


Pijama Piyama began in 2019 as an imaginary collective of desert degenerates known as "El Grupo Afrutado." Pijama Piyama now exists as a six member band led by Jonathan Saillant who writes, arranges, and produces the music. Their music embraces the multi-cultural nuances of growing up in Phoenix, infl uenced by Latin Music, Jazz, video games, Frank Zappa and the world of psychedelia.


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August 12


Union32 is comprised of Brett Reed, Ben Hedquist, Ryan Anthony, Keith Kelly and Adam Roberts. The band specializes in performing high-energy covers of classic rock, funk, and pop hits. The band is known for their dynamic stage presence and tight musicianship, which has earned them a dedicated following in the local music scene.


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August 19


The Shreyas Iyer Ensemble is a talented group of musicians led by Indian classical pianist and composer Shreyas Iyer. The ensemble blends classical and contemporary styles, incorporating elements of Indian classical music and jazz into their compositions. The group has performed at various venues and festivals in India, captivating audiences with their innovative sound and masterful musicianship.

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August 26


Featuring works for two pianos, piano four hands, and the Bartok Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion with pianists Cameron Grant and Olga Gorelik and percussionists Michael Compitello and Matt Prendergast. Downtown Chamber Series brings chamber music to urban art spaces, with programs featuring a wide range of music and instruments from Baroque to Contemporary. Founded in 2000, DCS has presented over 200 different musicians and visited over a dozen art spaces in the Valley.


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