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Arizona Musicfest Announces Another Star-Studded Season for 2023-2024

For Immediate Release:


Featured artists include acclaimed star of stage and screen Kristin Chenoweth; legendary performer Paul Anka; opera luminary Renée Fleming with the Festival Orchestra; Broadway favorite Brian Stokes Mitchell with Lara Downes; folk music royalty Judy Collins; beloved teen angel Frankie Avalon; Musicfest audience favorites The Texas Tenors; and a special evening featuring entertainment icon Rita Moreno in conversation. Additional concerts showcase the famed Jazz at Lincoln Center with Bria Skonberg and Benny Benack III; world music ambassadors Ladysmith Black Mambazo; a centennial celebration of Henry Mancini’s music featuring the composer’s Grammy-nominated daughter Monica Mancini; Jazz greats John Pizzarelli and Catherine Russell; and the return of entertainer extraordinaire Gunhild Carling with the Musicfest Pops Ensemble.

“Musicfest continues to enjoy transformative growth and success, as we build upon the exciting momentum that our artists, audiences and donors have developed over the last many years,” says Allan Naplan, Arizona Musicfest’s executive and producing director. “From new artists making their Musicfest debuts to return engagements of beloved audience favorites, the 2023-24 season promises to be another entertaining, engaging and thoroughly enjoyable season, as some of music’s best come to Musicfest.”

This season, Musicfest audiences will also enjoy The Barricade Boys, featuring leading men of London’s West End; the return of The Doo Wop Project; the classical male vocal ensemble Cantus; beloved musical novelty acts including the MozART Group; and The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain; as well as tribute concerts featuring the music of Elvis; Billy Joel and Elton John; The Eagles; and three Trailblazing Women of Country Music. Finally, Musicfest favorite Neil Berg returns to perform Part 4 of his popular retrospective 50 Years of Rock n’ Roll.

For more than 30 years, Arizona Musicfest has served the valley as a valued non-profit arts organization. Along with its popular concert season, the organization also provides extraordinary opportunities to aspiring young musicians through important educational, performance and scholarship programs, as well as to older residents through Music Alive!, the organization’s dynamic community lifelong learning and creative aging series featuring over 160 events for the Greater Scottsdale/Phoenix area.

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