PHOENIX (December 12, 2019) – The MIM Music Theater proudly announces its Winter/Spring 2020 Concert Series, with tickets on sale to the public on December 12 at 10:00 a.m. The new series, running from January through May, includes more than thirty-five concerts spanning multiple genres across the globe.
Highlights this season include Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq; Playing for Change, a unique fusion of talents who come together to inspire the world through music; blues vocalist and pianist Marcia Ball with virtuoso slide guitarist and bandleader Sonny Landreth; legendary trumpet player Herb Alpert and Grammy-winning vocalist Lani Hall; and Juan de Marcos, founder of the Buena Vista Social Club, leading the Afro-Cuban All Stars.
The Winter/Spring 2020 Concert Series welcomes some artists who will be performing at the MIM Music Theater for the first time. New artists include Americana and folk duo the Secret Sisters; iconic Mexican American singer Lila Downs; pioneer of the minimalist movement, composer, and musician Terry Riley, accompanied by his son Gyan Riley on guitar; and country music hitmaker and piano-pounding powerhouse Phil Vassar.
Concertgoers can also look forward to the return of several favorites to the MIM Music Theater, including Grammy-winning bass player Victor Wooten, traditional Irish music group Altan, classical tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, and Grammy- and Tony-winning jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater paying tribute to musical icon Ella Fitzgerald.
The MIM Music Theater presents over 290 concerts per year and has had over 150 Grammy-winning artists perform on its stage. Within the span of only nine years, the theater has been recognized as one of the top music venues of its size, anywhere in the world. Audiences and musicians have praised its unparalleled intimate atmosphere and acoustically superb sound quality.
Linford Detweiler of singer-songwriter duo Over the Rhine calls the MIM Music Theater a “lovely place to make music.” David Harrington of Kronos Quartet says, “MIM is a new American treasure. . . . It’s like walking into the soul of mankind.”
Tickets went on sale to members who give $250+ annually on Thursday, December 5, at the Winter/Spring 2020 Concert Series Preview Event. Circle of Friends members starting at $250 enjoy exclusive member benefits, including advance purchase opportunities for concerts and invitations to Concert Series Previews with MIM’s artistic director. Members who give $500+ annually also receive 10% off concert tickets. Additional artists will be added to the lineup throughout the season. To get the latest announcements from the MIM Music Theater, visit MIM.org and sign up for concert newsletters.
2020 Concert Series sponsored by Sanderson Lincoln.
About MIM and the MIM Music Theater
The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) enriches our world by collecting, preserving, and making accessible an astonishing variety of musical instruments and performance videos from every country in the world. MIM offers guests a welcoming and fun experience, incomparable interactive technology, dynamic programming, and exceptional musical performances. MIM fosters appreciation of the world’s diverse cultures by showing how we innovate, adapt, and learn from each other to create music—the language of the soul.
In addition to hosting performances by renowned artists, the MIM Music Theater introduces guests to emerging talents from around the world. It has been called “the best 300-seat venue in the country” by Grammy-winner Shawn Colvin. Each performance is an extension of the museum’s exhibits―showcasing the instruments, the people who play them, and the musical language we all share.
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Raj Dayal, Media Relations Manager, MIM