Welcome to the David M. Player Center for the Arts!
Purchase tickets online, or in person at Richards Music in downtown Safford.
Safford Schools Music and Elementary Programs for 2021-2022!
Safford High School Choirs October 26, 2021
Safford Middle School Choir October 27, 2021
Safford High School Orchestra October 28, 2021
Lafe Nelson School Concert November 4, 2021
Dorothy Stinson School Concert November 9, 2021
Ruth Powell School Concert November 10, 2021
Join us for the Gila Valley Arts Council 2021-2022 Season! Tickets go on sale October 18th!
Delirium Musicum - November 16, 2021
Delirium Musicum represents the artistic excellence and leadership of the young generation of musicians in Los Angeles. The small size of this ensemble allows the musicians to bond and engage intimately with the audience through dedicated performances that inspire wild excitement and ecstasy!
The spontaneity resulting from this approach, as well as their juxtaposition of music from all time periods creates meaningful human experiences. Creative and unapologetic interpretation of the old masters as well as collaboration with contemporary composers brings a unique voice to the group. Delirium Musicum creates a dialogue about new ways to explore music as it pertains to life!
Ilya Yakushev - January 19, 2022
Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev, with many awards and honors to his credit, continues to astound and mesmerize audiences at major venues on three continents. Winner of the 2005 World Piano Competition in Cincinati, OH, Ilya received his first award at age 12 as a prizewinner of the Young Artists Concerto Competition in his native St. Petersburg.
In 1997, he received the Mayor of St. Petersburg's Young Talents award, and in both 1997 and 1998, he won First Prize at the Donostia Hiria International Piano Competition in San Sebastian, Spain. Ilya attended the Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music in his native St. Petersburg, Russia, and subsequently came to New York City to attend Mannes College of Music where he studied with legendary pianist Vladimir Feltsman. Ilya is a Yamaha Artist.
The Brothers Four February 9, 2022
Now in their 60th year of performing and recording, The Brothers Four continue to delight millions of fans worldwide with their smooth, musical sounds. Since the early 1960s, The Brothers Four have played thousands of college concerts, sung for U.S. Presidents at the White House, appeared at countless Community Concerts, performed with symphony orchestras and jazz stars and toured dozens of foreign countries. Million-sellers for The Brothers Four include such releases as Greenfields, Seven Daffodils, Try to Remember, and Across the Wide Missouri. Their hit recording of The Green Leaves of Summer from the motion picture The Alamo was nominated for an Academy Award.
The Fitzgeralds - March 9, 2022
The Fitzgeralds have evolved to include a variety of material in the 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!