Rob Kapilow: What Makes It Great?®

Finishing the Hat: The Songs of Stephen Sondheim
March 15, 20187:30 pm
Special Offers & Promotions
  • Members enjoy a discount of $8 off single premium tickets per concert and many other exclusive benefits including priority seating.
  • When you purchase 4 or 5 events per order, you receive $4 off each ticket. (At least $16 in savings.)
  • By purchasing 6 or more events in a single order through the box office you will receive $6 off each ticket. (At least $36 in savings.) Not available online.
  • Call the box office for details: 480-499-8587

About This Event

Through his entertaining concert presentations, commentaries on NPR’s Performance Today and PBS NewsHour, books and CDs, Rob Kapilow brings the joy and wonder of classical music – and unravels some of its mysteries – to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Only a handful of artists in the 20th century redefined their fields as completely as Stephen Sondheim redefined musical theater. Yet although nearly everyone would agree that Sondheim has been the most influential innovator of the musical of the last half century, both his basic temperament and compositional style are almost directly at odds with the Broadway musical itself, and as a result perhaps no great artist’s work has been more misunderstood than Sondheim’s. Join Rob Kapilow and singers for an evening of performance and discussion that takes you deeply inside some of the most extraordinary theater music ever written, including songs like “Send in the Clowns,” “Finishing the Hat,” “Too Many Mornings” and “Getting Married Today.”

“[Rob Kapilow] leaps into the void dividing music analysis from appreciation and fills it with exhilarating details and sensations.” – The New York Times

Ticket Discounts

  • Free Tickets for Veterans, Students and Teachers: The Center provides free tickets to selected events for eligible veterans, students and teachers. A valid student ID, teacher ID or proof of military service is required. Tickets are limited and must be requested by phone or in person at the box office.
  • 29 and Under Ticket Discounts: Arts lovers 29 years and under enjoy 50-percent off tickets to selected events. All ticket prices (A, B and C) are available for the 50-percent discount (one ticket per eligible youth). Tickets are limited and may be purchased online, by phone or in person using promo code 29UNDER.

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