Arts at Ascension

Arts at Ascension is a 4-concert series of events, hosted at Church of the Ascension and directed by Charles Szczepanek.  The mission of Arts at Ascension is to provide music performed at the highest levels of artistry in the world to the community of Fountain Hills and North Scottsdale while also supporting fine arts education in our local Phoenix community.

For the last 3 seasons, net proceeds from ticket sales have benefited arts education at St. Matthew School in downtown Phoenix.  Over the course of those 3 seasons, over $45,000 has been raised and donated, helping to create a beautiful arts program and learning environment for children at St. Matthew’s.

For a list of upcoming events, ticket purchasing information, and more, please visit  We look forward to seeing you this season!

Suite in G Minor for 2 violins and piano, Op. 71 – IV. Molto vivace

Music by: Maurice Moszkowski

Performed by: Xiaolin Li & Aihua Zhang, violins 1 and 2; Charles Szczepanek, piano

Six Duets Op. 11, I. Barcarolle

Music by: Sergei Rachmaninoff

Performed by: Dr. Daniel Paul Horn, piano primo; Charles Szczepanek, piano secundo

Dans la Nuit

Music and Text by: Reynaldo Hahn

Performed by: Zachary Gordin, baritone; Charles Szczepanek, piano

Tuba Concerto, Andante ma non troppo – Allegro con brio

Music by: Martin Ellerby

Performed by: Patrick Sheridan, tuba; Charles Szczepanek, piano

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