April 18, 2008
Ottmar Liebert at The Fox Theatre
Once again, downtown Tucson's historic theatres join together to bring you another great concert.
Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra will perform at the Fox Tucson Theatre on June 26 at 8pm. Reserved Seating tickets are ON SALE NOW and can be purchased online here, by phone at (520) 624-1515, or in person at 15 W Congress in downtown Tucson.
Ottmar Liebert has said that "flamenco is a music both romantic and dangerous; it is an attitude as much as it is a musical genre." Therein lies the philosophy that catapulted him to fame at the end of the '80s with an engaging mix of subdued flamenco guitar and South American percussion, rock, jazz, and pop influences. Liebert's "attitude" actually suppresses the more challenging and "dangerous" aspects of flamenco in favor of the romantic -- and the stylish. He's not a technical wizard on the guitar, but he has a feel for the music's innate sensuality and a gift for creating memorable melodies.
Posted by rialtoadmin at 1:53 PM
April 10, 2008
Brandi Carlile added to Indigo Girls on 6/18!
We have some exciting news:
Our favorite songstress Brandi Carlile has been added to the Indigo Girls show on June 18 here at Rialto. We can only attribute her last minute addition to her undying love and appreciation for Tucson, and our modest stage, as shown by staying late and graciously meeting absolutely everyone that stuck around after her previous performances. Also for further reference, see the three framed concert posters adorning Rialto's lobby with her signature dotted with a heart, and a sweet note to Tucson. Maybe we should come right out and say it: Rialto has a crush on Brandi... And to be coupled with the Indigo Girls... the only other thing we should say with great urgency, is get your tickets NOW.
Posted by rialtoadmin at 4:20 PM
April 9, 2008
Pink Martini just added!
'Pink Martini is like a romantic Hollywood musical of the 1940s or 50s – but with a global perspective which is modern,' says founder and artistic director Thomas M. Lauderdale. 'We bring melodies and rhythms from different parts of the world together to create something which is new and beautiful.'
The mini-orchestra will perform at The Rialto Theatre on May 14, 2008, and reserved seating tickets are on sale now.
A few more press snippets about this incredible band:
This is rich, hugely approachable music, utterly cosmopolitan yet utterly unpretentious. And it seems to speak to just about everybody.
-Stephen Brookes, WASHINGTON POST
From a serendipitous start, Pink Martini’s eclectic repertoire, alluring performances, and top-notch orchestrations have proven an irresistible mix.
-James McQuillen, SYMPHONY Magazine
Led by Harvard graduate and classically trained pianist Thomas M. Lauderdale, the band moves gracefully between such genres as Cuban rumbas and French café tunes.
-THE NEW YORKER
Posted by rialtoadmin at 1:41 PM
April 8, 2008
Calexico to play Benefit
Hometown heroes Calexico will be performing a benefit concert for Mariachi Aztlan, students of Pueblo High School. Mariachi Aztlan hopes to raise money for a trip to Washington DC on July 4, 2008 to represent Arizona in the Independence Day Parade. On Friday, May 23, Calexico will be joined by Salvador Duran, Mariachi Luz de Luna, and Mariachi Aztlan.
Tickets are on sale NOW. The balcony is reserved seating, while the floor is general admission/standing room only. Click here for tickets!
Calexico's dusty rock blends mariachi, country and folk influences to create a flavor that well represents Tucson. Said of their latest release, "Garden Ruin is where Calexico fill those dusty, empty landscapes they've long documented with a big, big sound. Taking full advantage of the rockin' Calexico live band, the record distils its multicultural roots, the input of a producer, new domestic arrangements, international affairs, broadening horizons, developing ambitions and changing scenery."
April 3, 2008
Indigo Girls at Rialto, on sale Saturday 4/5
Our favorite female acoustic duo, THE INDIGO GIRLS, will return to The Rialto Theatre on June 18. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, April 5 at 10am. That is, unless you are a 92.9 The Mountain VIP Member; you can buy them now during a special VIP Presale.
Please note that this event will have a general admission floor--that means standing room only--and reserved seated balcony. So get your tickets now if you want a seat!
Keep an eye on this space, www.rialtotheatre.com, for tickets Saturday. We will also have them available at Tucson Bookmans and Zia locations.