The Tonto Community Concert Association 2019-2020 season starts Sept. 21, but now is the time to get the early bird discount on season tickets.
All concerts are held at the Payson High School auditorium. Subscribers receive tickets to eight concerts performed by professional artists. Early bird adult subscriptions for the season are available through June for $90. Beginning July 1, subscriptions are available for $100 (or $12.50 per concert). Individual adult tickets at the door for each concert are $25. Children and students under the age of 18 are admitted at no charge when accompanied by a ticketed adult.
• Ben Gulley with the Mark Lowrey Trio at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21: Ben Gulley is an American operatic tenor whose career includes lead roles in Mozart’s Requiem, Aida and Bernstein’s Broadway. Joined by the Mark Lowrey Trio, the program features selections from Broadway, classical and Americana genres.
• Tajci — Waking Up in America at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8: By the age of 19, Tajci was a pop star in her country of Croatia. Tajci and her sister Sanya join pianist Brian Hanson in presenting a musical cabaret-style show of the American songbook.
• Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Review at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14: Long before Dan was hosting television shows like PBR bull riding, American Magazine and Due West, he was playing the showrooms of Nevada with the Dan Miller Band. For the past 14 years he has performed with “Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue” in Cody, Wyo. With daughter Hannah on fiddle and Wendy Corr on bass adding vocal harmonies, their program ranges from Americana and western to bluegrass and gospel.
• Jason Lyle Black at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16: Jason Lyle Black is an award-winning pianist, entertainer and composer. Black plays comedy bits like “Songs Not to Play at People’s Weddings and Funerals” and on piano, favorites like “Clair de Lune” or “Rhapsody in Blue.”
• Loren & Mark at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30: Mark and Loren will put on a guitar show. Their repertoire draws on many musical influences including Americana, jazz, classical, bluegrass, gypsy jazz and more. The pair is best known for their rhythmic finger-style technique, classic renditions, improvisation and vocal duets.
• Sons of Serendip at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11: Sons of Serendip is a musical group of four friends consisting of a harpist, cellist, pianist and lead vocalist, who through a series of events came together in graduate school at Boston University. The quartet was a finalist on Season 9 of “America’s Got Talent.” Since the talent competition, Sons of Serendip has toured nationally.
• Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 8: Sail On brings a sound reminiscent of the original Beach Boys. The group’s harmonies capture the sound of the iconic band and transport the audience to the beach for an afternoon of memories and “Fun, Fun, Fun.” Members of Sail On have performed with musicians from Brian Wilson’s band, The Zombies, Earth Wind and Fire, Cheap Trick, Mark Lindsay and produced recordings for Micky Dolenz.
• Celtic Angels Ireland at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 25: The Celtic Angels Ireland deliver a celebration of everything Irish. Celebrating their heritage through Irish dance, music, and song is something these entertainers take very seriously.
For details or to purchase a subscription online, visit www.tccarim.org. Season tickets are mailed in late August. Call Sandy at 928-472-2423, Jan at 303-903-2895 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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