Cellist Zuill Bailey, artistic director of Mesa Arts Center’s Classical Music Inside Out Series, was recognized yesterday with Grammy awards for “Tales of Hemingway” by composer Michael Daugherty. Bailey received Grammy Awards for Best Classical Instrumental Solo, Best Contemporary Classical Composition and Best Classical Compendium. Following the event, Bailey will travel to Mesa for a week of engagements and performances at Mesa Arts Center, the Arizona Museum of Natural History, Arizona State University, Highland Elementary School and Mesa Express Library.
“The collaboration between Mesa Arts Center and Zuill Bailey is one that we’re extremely proud of,” said Randy Vogel, director of theaters and operations at Mesa Arts Center. “He is an incredibly talented and generous artist with an unbelievable ability to make classical music accessible to everyone. We’re so pleased for him to receive this recognition, and look forward to continuing our work with him through the Classical Music Inside Out Series.”
Mesa Arts Center’s Classical Music Inside Out Series offers both free and ticketed immersive music experiences, wherein master musicians share their passion for music, give informal insights and significantly deepen the listening experience in settings that range from classrooms and stages to hospitals and care centers. The next ticketed performance in the series is this Thursday, Feb. 16 featuring pianist Navah Perlman, daughter of famed violinist Itzhak Perlman, and a pre-performance talk back with Zuill Bailey. Tickets are on sale now and available at Mesa Arts Center’s box office, at mesaartscenter.com or by calling 480-644-6500.