Chandler Center for the Arts continues its fabulous Free Concert Series this Sunday, September 12, at 7 PM with “That’s Life” From Sinatra to Sondheim. Valley Favorites Rusty Ferracane and Kristen Drathman join composer/arranger Craig Bohmler and top valley musicians in an evening of song, celebrating snapshots of life through musical theatre classics, traditional standards and contemporary songs by Stephen Sondheim, Jule Styne and Jason Robert Brown and others, along with standards made popular by artists such as Sinatra, Streisand and Sammy Davis Jr.
In his interview with The Examiner for this weekend's staged concert at Symphony Hall of The Music Man, Ferracane also talked about “That’s Life” From Sinatra to Sondheim. "Craig Bohmler did all the arrangements for it. We originally did it for a concert series at a Church in Paradise Valley. We put together a performance featuring Bohlmer's music but also a variety of music ranging from Sinatra to Sondheim." Ferracane added, "It's all about Broadway tunes and basic pop standards. That's why we call it That's Life: From Sinatra to Sondheim. Some people from Chandler had come to see us perform it in Paradise Valley and wanted us to part of their concert series at Chandler Center for the Performing Arts. They are opening a renovated theater so they are doing a free concert series to commemorate it reopening..."
For a more detailed "getting to know you" with Rusty Ferracane, see our Examiner interview: But he doesn't know the territory! Rusty Ferracane is Harold Hill in The The Music Man.
Chandler Center for the Arts offers another free concert of Calo Flamenco: Cuadro on Sunday, September 19 at 3 PM.
Ballet de Martin Gaxiola is the rising star in the U.S. flamenco scene. Following the traditional themes and elements of this folk art form, Calo Flamenco’s unique and entertaining presentation style has gained critical acclaim from the press and audience members alike. This electrifying dance and music ensemble will arouse the passion of the human heart in a brilliant display that only flamenco can deliver.
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Millions of patrons have been entertained, educated, thrilled and inspired in this beautifully designed and elegantly accommodating facility. Over the past twenty years the community has enjoyed a broad range of programming, including international ballet and dance, national tours of top Broadway shows, intimate performances of jazz, adult contemporary music, classic entertainment, family-friendly programming and many other special events.
The Chandler Center for the Arts is committed to supporting artistic excellence while engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through an array of inspiring programs.
The Center offers many artistic programs that inspire and motivate young people. Last year more than 150,000 students of all ages participated in arts educational programs that enhanced their studies, presented new ideas, and enriched their lives.
The Center is the only large indoor cultural venue in Chandler, and one of the only venues in the Valley that is able to provide quality programming at a highly competitive cost.
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