West Valley Symphony spotlights Verdi, Wagner

During its first concert of the 1013-1014 season, the West Valley Symphony will celebrate the bicentennial of a third. The orchestra;s ” Birthday Bash of ’13” concert this weekend showcases works from Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi, operatic composers born in 1813.

The symphony also will play a piece from English composer Benjamin Britten, born in England in 1913. The concert kicks off the 45th season for the symphony, which started in 1968 as the Sun City Symphony Orchestra and became the West Valley Symphony in 2004.

When: 3 p.m. Sunday, November 3rd. Will-call opens at 2; doors open at 2:15.

Where: Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, 15550 N. Parkview Place, Surprise,

Admission: $25; $15 for age 18 or younger

Details: Call 623-236-6781 or visit: www.westvalleysymphony.org for more information.


‘Amazing Grace”

The Grammy- winning Phoenix Chorale teams up with blue-grass quintet Run Boy Run for a spiritualized fusion of Americana music. Tuscon-based Run Boy Run’s debut album,” So Sang the Whippoorwill,” came out in March.


Time: Thursday- Friday Oct. 24-25 : 7p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26th:  3, 5, and 7p.m. Sunday Oct.27th: 3 p.m.

Address: Performing Arts, 8355 W. Peoria Ave.

Price: $13-$29

For more information call 602-253-2224 or visit www.phoenixchorale.org


‘Oro and Leona’

The Musical Theatre of Anthem presents the tropical tale of two golden lion Tamarin monkeys names Oro and Leona. The brother and sister have been separated from the rest of their family and must learn to be brave and survive on their own along a musical journey.

Date & Time: October 3-4: 7p.m.; October 5: 5 and 7 p.m. and October 6: 1 and 3 p.m.

Address: Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N. Vision Way.

Price $15-$18

Call 602-743-9892 or visit: musicaltheatreofanthem.org

Concert in the Plaza- Sun City Grand

Enjoy live music in the Sonoran Plaza! Join us for Mike Smith’s Quartet featuring vocalist Isabel Davis! Isabel is a versatile singer with a varied repertoire that includes standards, jazz, popular favorites, Latin and R&B hits.

Location: Sonoran Plaza

When: Tuesday, September 10th from 6p.m. – 9 p.m.

Price: $15 per person

For more information please visit: www.grandinfo.com

“Little Women” Matinee Performance!

Little Women Matinee Performance at the Hale Centre Theatre

Share this timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War. This trip is offered in conjunction with Promenade Travel Services. Tickets available online at www.grandinfo.com or at the activities desk.

$89 dollars per person- includes driver gratuity

Location: Sonoran Parking Area

When: Saturday, September 21st from 11:45 AM- 4:00 PM

Big, The Musical!

By Theater Works, combining MasterWorks and YouthWorks troupes, tells the story of a 12 year old boy who is granted his wish by a fortune machine, suddenly a 30 year old man, he soon discovers there’s much more to being an adult than he bargained for, charming, funny, witty and wise, this story tells the perils of growing up too fast and getting what you wished for!

Join us on September 6th through September 29th at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts!

For more information please visit: www.theaterworks.org or give us a call at: 623-815-7930!