Wu Man, Zhang Family Band perform traditional Chinese music

Grammy-nominated pipa virtuosa Wu Man joins the lively Zhang Family Band to perform old-tune traditional Chinese music with shadow puppetry 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 10, at the Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. The “high-energy” concert features Wu Man on the pipa, which is a flute-like instrument with a history of more […]

Grammy winner Suzy Bogguss will perform on April 19-20 at MIM Music Theater

Grammy winner Suzy Bogguss will perform two nights of shows on April 19 and 20 at the MIM Music Theater in Phoenix. The platinum-selling artist is an Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Award winner best known for her 1990s string of country radio hits including “Outbound Plane,” “Drive South,” “Letting Go,” and […]

Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica “Maksaz” tour stops at MIM Theater on Feb. 27

Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica, a global jazz and exotic chamber music ensemble, will bring its “Maksaz” tour 7 p.m. on Feb. 27 to Musical Instrument Museum Theater at 4725 East Mayo Blvd. The Orchestrotica’s quintet formation concludes its three-state “Maksaz” tour, including Massachusetts and Kansas, in Arizona, according to a press release, adding that the program […]

‘Come Together,’ celebrate John Lennon’s birthday at MIM Oct. 8

Celebrate “A Day in the Life” of legendary musician John Lennon at the Musical Instrument Museum on Saturday, Oct. 8. Enjoy this special day with a Curator Talk, a film screening, a MIMQuiz, UK-themed menu items for purchase at Café Allegro, and other activities commemorating Lennon’s legacy of peace and love. Not surprisingly, Mr. Lennon is associated with some of the world’s most valuable musical instruments, including the Steinway upright piano in MIM’s Artist Gallery, according to a press release.

Celebrate Bastille Day with Experience France at MIM

Celebrate Bastille Day during Experience France, MIM’s fifth annual celebration of French music and culture on Saturday, July 9, and Sunday, July 10 at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix.

MIM celebrates Father’s Day with special events

Delight Dad on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19, with a day at the Musical Instrument Museum in north Phoenix. Spend the day exploring the galleries, learning drumming basics, and enjoying lunch and drink specials at Café Allegro. Register the whole family for a special drumming workshop led by master instructor Frank Thompson. Learn the basics of African, Latin, and pop-music hand drumming and make music and rhythm together. After basic instruction, the session will end with a jam session.

MIM announces new director of institutional advancement

The Musical Instrument Museum in north Phoenix has announced Melissa M. Santana as its new director of institutional advancement. Ms. Santana brings to MIM more than 20 years of experience in developing fund-raising strategies for institutions in the arts and education.

Musical Instrument Museum slates upcoming February events

The Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd in Phoenix, has numerous events happening during the month of February. Tickets/Info (unless otherwise specified) can be found online at MIM.org or by calling 480-478-6000.

The Legacy of Stradivarius comes to life as never before at the MIM

Opening Jan. 16, as part of its five-year anniversary celebration, the Musical Instrument Museum will bring to Arizona Stradivarius: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker. Violins, an internationally beloved instrument, will be the star of this new exhibition, which showcases 10 exceptional historic and modern examples from the string family, including a 1728 Stradivarius violin on public display for the first time in the United States. On view only at MIM, this one-of-a-kind exhibition introduces the story of how early violin makers from the modest Italian city of Cremona shaped music from the 16th century onward, according to a press release.

Musical Instrument Museum to host numerous December events

The Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd in Phoenix, has numerous events happening during the month of December. Tickets/Info (unless otherwise specified) can be found online at MIM.org or by calling 480-478-6000.