Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers - Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m., Sedona Performing Arts Center
Michael Feinstein: Live in Concert! - Friday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m., Sedona Performing Arts Center
Tickets for three-time Grammy Award-winner Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemaker’s Sedona International Film Festival opening concert on Saturday, Feb. 18 and five-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein’s performance of the Great American Songbook on Friday, Feb. 24 go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16.
Tickets for the Hornsby performance are $65 or $55. VIP tickets for the best seats at the Sedona Performing Arts Center (SPAC), 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road in Sedona, and a backstage pre-concert meet-and-greet with Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers are $100. Only 50 VIP tickets will be sold.
Tickets for the Feinstein concert are at $55 or $45 with VIP tickets for the best seats and backstage meet-and-greet with Feinstein also are $100. Only 50 VIP tickets will be sold.
Please note: No phone orders will be taken because all ticket buyers must select their seats at the time of purchase. All concertgoers must have a ticket for entry. Sedona International Film Festival passes and ticket packages will not provide concert access. This is a separate-ticketed event.
Hornsby’s work displays a creative iconoclasm that’s been a constant in the artist’s three-decade recording career. His commercial stock soared early on, when “The Way It Is” — the title track of his 1986 debut album — became one of the most popular songs on American radio.
Hornsby has built one of the most diverse, collaborative and adventurous careers in contemporary music. Drawing from a vast wellspring of American musical traditions, the singer/pianist/composer/bandleader has created a large and accomplished body of work and employed a vast array of stylistic approaches. Throughout this period, Hornsby has maintained the integrity, virtuosity and artistic curiosity that have been hallmarks of his work from the start.
Despite his early mainstream successes, Hornsby has pursued a more personal, idiosyncratic musical path, focusing on projects that sparked his creative interest, including collaborations with the Grateful Dead, Spike Lee, Ricky Skaggs, Don Henley, Ornette Coleman, Bob Dylan, Bela Fleck, Bonnie Raitt, Pat Metheny and Robbie Robertson. Hornsby’s performance will offer a glimpse of a restless spirit who continues to push forward into exciting new musical terrain.
Feinstein will bring his Ira Gershwin Program and Great American Songbook to a special concert celebrating Music in the Movies on Friday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m.
He has built a dazzling career over the last three decades bringing the music of the Great American songbook to the world. From recordings that have earned him five Grammy Award nominations to his Emmy nominated PBS-TV specials, his acclaimed NPR series and concerts spanning the globe – in addition to his appearances at iconic venues such as The White House, Buckingham Palace, Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall and Sydney Opera House – his work as an educator and archivist define Feinstein as one of the most important musical forces of our time.
In 2007, he founded the Great American Songbook Foundation, dedicated to celebrating the art form and preserving it through educational programs, Master Classes, and the annual High School Songbook Academy. Michael serves on the Library of Congress’ National Recording Preservation Board, an organization dedicated to ensuring the survival, conservation and increased public availability of America’s sound recording heritage.
His Emmy Award-nominated TV special “Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Legacy” aired across the country, and the PBS series “Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook” was broadcast for three seasons and is available on DVD. For his nationally syndicated public radio program “Song Travels,” Feinstein interviews and performs alongside of music luminaries such as Bette Midler, Neil Sedaka, Liza Minnelli, Rickie Lee Jones, David Hyde Pierce and more.
As Ira Gershwin’s assistant for six years early in his career, Feinstein earned access to numerous unpublished Gershwin songs, many of which he has since performed and recorded. Gershwin’s influence provided a solid base upon which Feinstein evolved into a captivating performer, composer and arranger of his own original music. He also has become an unparalleled interpreter of music legends such as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer, Duke Ellington and Harry Warren.
Through his live performances, recordings, film and television appearances, and his songwriting (in collaboration with Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Lindy Robbins, Bob Merrill and Amanda Green), Feinstein is an all-star force in American music.
For more information, please visit www.SedonaFilmFestival.org or call the film festival office at 928-282-1177. The festival box office is located at 2030 W. State Route 89 in West Sedona.