Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., recently announced its Classical Music Inside Out 2022-23 season.
Classical Music Inside Out celebrates 10 years under the artistic direction of Grammy-winning cellist Zuill Bailey.
“We are beyond thrilled to bring Classical Music Inside Out back for another season that is truly unlike any other. We have something for everyone from local, national and international artists who each bring a unique talent to the scene. We are very proud of our continued mission to make music accessible to everyone in our region. Each CMIO artist spends the week in residencies in our schools and community. We look forward to seeing you and celebrating our 10th anniversary season together,” Bailey, artistic director of Classical Music Inside Out, said in the statement.
Pricing for the Classical Music Inside Out subscription package starts at $110. Subscribe or renew at mesaartscenter.com/cmio or call the Mesa Arts Center Box Office during business hours at 480-644-6500.
- Adam Golka, piano; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 6: Polish-American pianist Golka is a concerto soloist. He has performed with dozens of orchestras and symphonies around the world. Currently, he is on tour with a recital featuring Beethoven’s Farewells, Liszt’s Sonata, Grazyna Bacewicz’s Piano Sonata No. 2, as well as studies by Nicolai Kapustin and his own Relevant Etude (2021).
- Sphinx Competition winners Kebra-Seyoun Charles, double bass, and Jonathan Okseniuk, violin; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 10: The Sphinx Competition is a national competition offering young black and Latino classical string instrumentalists the chance to compete under the guidance of a renowned jury and to perform with and receive mentorship from established professional musicians. For 2022, Charles is the winner of the senior division and Okseniuk is the winner of the junior division.
- Awadagin Pratt and Maxwell Quartet; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 19, 2023: Pianist Pratt is acclaimed for his musical insight and intense performances in recital and with symphony orchestras. The Maxwell Quartet is made up of four great friends who grew up playing classical and folk music together in youth orchestras. Maxwell Quartet and Awadagin will perform together on a piece called “Clouds”, a piano quintet by Jamaican-British composer Eleanor Alberga, who is a prominent black composer.
- Zuill Bailey | Celebrating Bach’s Cello Suites; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2023: Bailey, widely regarded as one of the world’s finest cellists, is a distinguished soloist, recitalist, artistic director and teacher. In 2021 Zuill released The Complete Bach Cello Suites which was recorded live at the Mesa Arts Center and will celebrate the Bach Cello Suites when performing at the Mesa Arts Center.
- Heroic Trio; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2023: Eroica Trio is Erika Nickrenz (piano), Sara Parkins (violin) and Sara Sant’Ambrogio (cello). The Grammy-nominated trio Eroica delights audiences with irresistible enthusiasm and sultry elegance. Their performance will include a wide range of repertoire spanning hundreds of years as well as the quintessential “Eroica” programs with an eclectic mix of original and exclusive arrangements and pieces composed for them.
The Mesa Arts Center’s Classical Music Inside Out series aims to expand access and appreciation of classical music to all ages through a diverse range of community engagements in schools, community groups, hospitals and more. in Mesa and throughout the Valley, the statement said.
Classical Music Inside Out is supported by Bill Passey and Maria Silva. Educational support for Classical Music Inside Out is provided by the Gloria Miner Charitable Music Foundation.
For more information on free Inside Out classical music engagements, go to mesaartscenter.com/bachinthecommunity,
Mesa Arts Center, owned and operated by the City of Mesa, is located in the heart of downtown Mesa. The arts center houses four theaters, five art galleries and 14 art studios. Go to mesaartscenter.com.