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The Duttons - January 30, 2022

  • The Duttons

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    COMING TO THE DAVID M. PLAYER CENTER FOR THE ARTS

    JANUARY 30, 2023 ~ 7:00PM

    • Tickets:
    • Adult $25
    • Children (4-18) $15
    • Children under 4 Free

    The Dutton Family: Branson's Ultimate Musical Experience!

    On Tour, On Television, Live On Stage-

    The Duttons are international touring and recording artists who perform bluegrass to classical music and everything in between. Their show features a variety of instruments, including violin, guitar, bass, viola, banjo, mandolin, keyboard, harmonica, and drums, among others. The Duttons have garnered awards and recognition in national fiddling contests, classical violin competitions, and as studio musicians.

    In addition to their instrumental virtuosity, the Duttons are accomplished singers and dancers and have been recognized as superb vocal talents. Behind the scenes, the Duttons collaborate among themselves and other entertainment professionals to create unique production ideas for their crowd-pleasing show.

    Dean and Sheila Dutton (Dad and Mom Dutton) were not professional musicians and they certainly weren’t planning on raising their children as such.  When they realized that music was beginning to define who they were as a family, however, they embraced it wholeheartedly.  Since that moment, The Duttons  have not looked back and have gone on to enjoy a successful music career. Today, they own their own theater in Branson, Missouri, where they perform over 300 shows a year. They also own the hotel, and gift shop associated with the theater, and manage another theater in Mesa, Arizona, where they perform from December through April.  The Duttons also do several tour dates throughout the year around the world.

    While the Duttons’ musical talent is immediately obvious, what sets them apart from most shows is their ability to connect with their audiences. People are fascinated by the all-in-the-family performers whose love for each other and for what they share is definitely unique. “I, for one, have never witnessed anything like this instant rapport between performers and ticket buyers – and I’ve been attending concerts for almost six decades,” said critic Mike Kerverlas of the Sumter, S.C. Item. “In short, the Duttons are showmanship personified.”

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Dance it Off! 2023 - January 28, 2023

GVAC

  • GVAC

    All GVAC public shows are at 7PM

  • NOBUNTU

    November 16, 2022

    NOBUNTU

    Nobuntu is a “Five Part” A’cappella Vocal ensemble made up of young women from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
    The name Nobuntu is an African concept that values humbleness, love, purpose, unity and family from a woman’s perspective. Their repertoire is a fusion of traditional Zimbabwean-rooted music, Afro Jazz, Gospel and Crossover in pure voices with minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as Mbira and some dance movements. Nobuntu is a production identified by its concept and philosophy, a new generation of young women singers who celebrate and preserve their culture, beauty and heritage through art. The ensemble’s mission is the belief that music is the most important and original wheel of change, way of expression of a new generation of young women singers with uniqueness to transcend racial, tribal, religious, gender and economic boundaries.

  • DUO DELORO

    January 11, 2023

    DUO DELORO

    Adam del Monte is one of the leading flamenco and classical guitarist/composers of his generation. Del Monte is featured on the double GRAMMY® Award winning recording of Ainadamar by Osvaldo Golijov. He has performed the Concierto de Aranjuez twice at Disney Hall, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion and in Jerusalem, as well as his own Flamenco Guitar Concerto with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Mak Grgic, touted as a “gifted young guitarist” by the New York Times, and “a guitarist to keep an eye on” by the
    Washington Post, Grammy®- nominated artist Mak Grgić [GER-gich] is a star on the worldwide stage. His roles as soloist, collaborator, and Grammy-nominated recording artist are fueled by curiosity, imagination, and boundless energy.

  • The Fitzgeralds

    February 22, 2023

    Fitzgeralds

    The Fitzgeralds have evolved to include a wide variety of material in their performances, including Celtic fiddle pieces, high-energy step dancing, and a focus on original compositions and arrangements. Their extensive tour history includes performances with notable artists; Natalie MacMaster, Ireland’s Nathan Carter, Leahy, Tony McManus, Cherish the Ladies, The StepCrew, and Lunasa. It is the rare combination of exceptional musicianship, mind-blowing step dancing, audience interaction, evident love of performing, and genuine sibling connection that resonates with audiences of all ages and sets this group apart.

  • Black Oak Ensemble

    March 22, 2023

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    The Black Oak Ensemble took root in 2011 when they performed for a stand-ing-room-only audience on Chicago’s prestigious Music in the Loft Series. Since then, the ensemble has performed for the Stradivari Society and appeared at the Chicago Cultural Center, Art Institute of Chicago, Mayne Stage, WFMT Radio, Windy City Live, and the Latino Music Festival. The ensemble was featured on a Ravinia Festival tour from Barcelona to Monte Carlo, and in summer 2016 they toured France, with concerts in Paris, Toulouse, and other cities. Desirée Ruhstrat and David Cunliffe are both founding members of the Lincoln Trio, which was nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY Award for best performance by a small ensemble. Aurelien Pederzoli was a founding member of the Spektral Quartet and the Anaphora Ensemble.


SAFFORD SCHOOLS MUSIC & ELEMENTARY PROGRAMS

  • Bulldog

    All SUSD programs and concerts are at 6:30PM (*unless otherwise noted).

  • SUSD School Performances

    SUSD Elementary Instrumental (Band & Orchestra - 5th & 6th Grades)

    December 13, 2022

    tickets


    SUSD Orchestras (5th - 12th Grades)

    May 10, 2023

    tickets(Coming Soon!)


    SUSD Orchestras (5th - 12th Grades)

    May 10, 2023

    tickets(Coming Soon!)


    Elementary Schools

    Dorothy Stinson School

    December 7, 2022

    tickets

    February 28, 2023

    May 15, 2023


    Lafe Nelson School

    December 6, 2022

    tickets

    February 27, 2023

    May 17, 2023


    Ruth Powell School

    December 8, 2022

    tickets

    March 1, 2023

    May 16, 2023


     Safford Middle School

    March 7, 2023 - Orchestra

    tickets(Coming Soon!)

    March 9, 2023 - Band

    April 18, 2023 - Choir


    Safford High School

    December 2, 2022 - Dance Recital

    tickets

    December 15, 2022 - SHS Music Dept.

    tickets

    February 2, 2023 - SHS Music Dept.

    March 8, 2023 - SHS Music Dept.

    March 31, 2023 - Dance Recital

    April 12, 2023 - Film Festival (SBNN)

    May 2, 2023 - Choir


     

GILA VALLEY SCHOOLS

  • Discovery Plus Academy


    DPA

    November 28, 2022

    May 3, 2023


    PIMA


    Pima Schools

    PUSD Choirs

    November 30, 2022

    May 9, 2023


    PUSD Bands

    December 12, 2022

    May 1, 2023


    Pima High School Dance

    December 5, 2022


    PUSD Elementary Program

    November 29, 2022

    Spring 2023


    THATCHER


    Thatcher Schools

    TMS Choir

    December 1, 2022

    May 4, 2023


    THS Choir

    December 14, 2022

    tickets

    March 6, 2023

    May 8, 2023


     

Multiple theater configurations to fit your need!

MAIN THEATER

CFA SEATING

MAIN THEATER WITH STAGE EXTENSION (THRUST)

Main Stage with Thrust Extension

RECITAL HALL

Recital Hall

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Tickets can also be purchased in person at Richards Music in downtown Safford.

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