GRAMMY award nominee Roseanne Cash, who will be performing Feb. 20.

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Arizona Musicfest to feature GRAMMY nominees

Staff Report~ 1/7/2015

SCOTTSDALE – Arizona Musicfest is bringing multiple GRAMMY award nominees to the north valley this musical season.

Headlining the month-long series of concerts is Rosanne Cash, who will be performing Feb. 20 at Highlands Church. The thirteen-time GRAMMY nominee has followed in the footsteps of her legendary father Johnny Cash, extending the country genre to appeal to an even wider appreciative audience.  She will perform songs from her 2015 GRAMMY nominated recording, The River & The Thread, plus other favorites.   

In addition to Cash, other recent GRAMMY nominees performing at this year’s Festival include New York Polyphony and Steep Canyon Rangers, the latter serving as the debut of Bluegrass at Musicfest.

Other 2015 Musicfest artists include the legendary Duke Ellington Orchestra, world renowned pianists Orion Weiss and Orli Shaham, as well as tribute concerts to The Eagles, Simon and Garfunkel, and the rock and roll hits of the 50s and 60s.

As the jewel in the Musicfest crown, the Festival Orchestra is comprised of the finest principal musicians from the top major American orchestras.  These virtuosos, assembled like an All-Star team by Maestro Robert Moody, will undertake the massive classical masterpieces planned for Orchestra Week, including Rimsky-Korsakov’s exotic Scheherazade, Strauss’ enchanting Blue Danube and Tchaikovsky’s thrilling Symphony No.4.  The Orchestra will also be front and center as the sultry songbird, Storm Large, lead singer of the sensational group Pink Martini, joins them to perform songs from the Great American Songbook on Feb. 27 at Highlands Church.

Arizona Musicfest opens Jan. 29 with A Salute to the Eagles and runs throughout the month of February with Classical, Chamber, Jazz, Rock and Roll, Country, Bluegrass and Pop concerts. 

Visit www.azmusicfest.org for a complete schedule of performances and to purchase tickets online or call (480) 840-0457 for more information.