April 1: Dark Star Orchestra: Continuing the Grateful Dead Concert Experience
Join Dark Star Orchestra at the MIM for a tribute to the psychedelic era’s most memorable ambassadors. Performing Grateful Dead classics in the same way that an orchestra interprets music of classical composers, Dark Star Orchestra selects from among the nearly 2,500 shows that the Grateful Dead performed during their 30-year tenure as fathers of improvisational rock.
The composer spirit is derived and channeled as the musicians capture the excitement and innovation of the original performances and compositions. On most performances, Dark Star Orchestra presents the complete original set list, song by song and in consecutive order, while adapting their phrasing, voice arrangements, and specific musical equipment for the various eras of the Grateful Dead shows they perform.
Tickets are $36.50–$39.50, and the show begins at 7 p.m. at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix.