The Vista Center for the Arts resumes a robust schedule for the 2022-23 season after the holidays, with three different performances planned in January.
The venue, at 15660 N. Parkview Place, plays host to the following performances in January:
• The Drifters 2023 are in concert from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14.
The Bill Pinkney legacy group still reflects the entire Legendary Drifter’s presence in the music industry and weaves a blend of nostalgic magic and on-stage excitement with a 21st Century twist.
Today’s sophisticated and informed music lovers reject generic imitations, and, accordingly, the Original Drifters remain in demand.
• The West Valley Symphony - Welcome Back Jonathan performance is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15.
Violinist Jonathan Okseniuk returns to The Vista stage performing Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto in D.” Okseniuk has been performing as a soloist since the age 4. At the age of 5 he made his orchestral debut with the Suprima Chamber Orchestra.
During the past five years, Okseniuk has played as concertmaster, assistant concert master and principal second violin and is currently assistant concertmaster of the Phoenix Youth Symphony Orchestra.
This concert also includes Sibelius’ “Finlandia” and Mussorgsky/Ravel’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”
• Lee Rocker (of the Stray Cats) takes the stage from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28.
Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning, and rocking his giant upright bass as a founding member (along with Brian Setzer and Slim Jim Phantom), of the Grammy-nominated music group the Stray Cats, who sold more than 10 million albums and garnered 23 gold and platinum certified records worldwide.
Lee and his band perform Stray Cats hits like “Sexy and Seventeen," “Stray Cat Strut” and “Rock This Town,” plus lots of other songs Lee performed post-Stray Cats with music legends from Ringo Starr and George Harrison to John Fogerty and the Rolling Stones.