Nicole Pesce, dubbed the “human iPod” because of her repertoire of more than 12,000 memorized songs, will provide the grand finale to the 64th season of Globe Miami Community Concert Association on Tuesday, April 30, 7 p.m., at High Desert Middle School Auditorium. Back by popular demand after her performance last season with We3, Pesce will appear as a soloist, inaugurating the association’s newly restored nine-foot Baldwin grand piano, a project endowed by the United Fund of Globe Miami.
Please note that this is a venue change from the original location at Miami High School. Because of technology demands, concerts will be held at HDMS until MHS is able to complete its planned lighting and sound renovations.
HDMS, in a partnership with Freeport McMoRan, just completed a $50,000 equipment renovation.
Pianist, keyboardist, composer and arranger Pesce entertains audiences with her unique blend of virtuosity, humor and pizzazz, and was recognized as one of the “top ten musicians to hear in Phoenix.” Phoenix-born, Pesce has been performing professionally for more than 30 years, since the age of seven after classical training by her father, Nicholas Pesce, Jr.
Admission to GMCCA concerts is by membership only. Two types are offered: full-season or single concert memberships. Full memberships for the 2019-2020 season will be available at the Pesce concert.
The Association will offer the concert free to new subscribers who buy a membership for the next season. Special rates for students and for families help make the concerts available to everyone. The membership costs are as follows: adults, $40; students, $10; families, $90; single parent families, $50, and single concert memberships, $20.
Members are entitled to attend six concerts as a season member for $40. At single concert prices, that would be only two concerts. Single concert memberships are available only at the night of the performance.
For more information, call Peggy at 928-812-1696 or Sue at 928-425-9236.
Next season’s preview includes: Beverley Belles (USO style patriotic show); Sons of the Pioneers (85th anniversary tour); Bank of Harmony (four-part a cappella harmony); Thomas Pandolfi (pianist); Dallyn Bayles and Amy Keeler (Broadway show tunes) and Island Steel Drum Band.
The main benefit of membership is to attend the concerts the Association organizes with the Globe-Miami community in mind.
All out-of-town guests are welcome to the concerts free of charge when accompanied by a season member.
Also, GMCCA has reciprocity with community concerts associations in Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado; this entitles members to attend those concerts free of charge.