by Corianna Lee
During the rush of the holidays, the Coolidge Performing Arts Center hosts many fantastic performances from local school and community groups, such as the Central Arizona Symphony and Desert Song Community Choir. After the holidays is when the performance season really ignites with international flare! Two upcoming concerts in particular are must- see performances this year – “Everything Fitz” and International Musician Todd Green.
International Solo Artist Todd Green appears at the Coolidge Performing Arts Center on Thursday Feb. 16, 2017 at 7 p.m. Green has been writing and performing music since the age of 10. He now tours “as a multi-instrumental solo artist” performing for schools and communities and teaching master classes. Green will perform with over 32 different instruments from around the world. As part of his presentation, he educates audiences about different cultures and the importance of music in all cultures as a binding force for humanity. In addition to the evening performance, schools in the Coolidge community will benefit from an abbreviated school day performance, and a special lecture open to the public will be held at the Artisan Village of Coolidge during the same week. Dates and times for these events will be announced. Advanced tickets for Todd Green are $10. Tickets will be available at the door for $12.
“Everything Fitz” in an electric performance by Canada’s Fitzgerald family, three time Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champions and Ontario Open Step Dancing Champions. “The band presents a program of music and dance which reflects their distinct Canadian culture, namely the rich tradition of Canadian old-time fiddling and Ottawa-Valley step dancing.” The Fitzgerald family features parents, Pam and Paddy and their children, Tom, Kerry and Julie, who have amazed audiences from a young age with their “precision and musicality.” This high energy entertainment is new to the Coolidge Performing Arts Center and is the second of two stops for this group in Arizona. Performance for “Everything Fitz” is March 11 at 7 p.m. Advanced tickets for “Everything Fitz” are $15 and $17 at the door.
Tickets for both shows are available in advance at www.coolidgeperformingartscenter.org. For more information on “Everything Fitz” visit theirwebsite at www.everythingfitz.ca. For more information on Todd Green visit www.toddgreen.com. Be sure to pick up your tickets in advance! Ages 12 and younger are free to all shows.