arts on the rocks

Arts at the Rocs is a series of performing arts events offered for the community by Desert Hills Presbyterian Church (DHPC) Music and Arts Ministry.  Our mission is to work with high-quality, professional artists and musicians to provide the DHPC congregation and the community at large with experiences they might not otherwise have.

Our sixth season has all the elements to be our best season yet with a wide variety of performances offering the opportunity for extraordinary audience experiences.  Most events are free of charge and held at the DHPC campus, which offers breathtaking views of the boulders and the desert landscape to further enhance your concert experience.

With 56 years of rich history in the North Scottsdale/Carefree community, Desert Hills Presbyterian Church invites you to join us for Arts at the Rocks 2023-2024 season performances.

We’ll See You There!

2023-2024 Concert Series

Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 4:00pm in the Sanctuary

This is a free event!

Hailed as “entrancing” and called “artists in the deepest sense of the word”, the Merz Trio has established itself at the forefront of the US chamber music scene.  With debuts in the 2022-2023 season at Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, among others, the Trio is passionately committed to reshaping the narrative of classical music. Lauded for its “stunning virtuosity…fresh and surprising interpretations’ the Merz Trio promises an inspiring classical performance.

Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 4:00pm in the Sanctuary

This is a free event!

Returning to Arts at the Rocks by popular demand, the elegantly soulful trio, We3, will perform a musical tribute to timeless tunes.  Vocalist Renee Grant Patric, violinist, Suzanne Lansford and pianist, Nicole Pesce are a powerhouse of musical talent.  The trio delivers a toe-tapping, finger-snapping performance of your favorite popular tunes.  An afternoon you won’t want to miss!



Fountain Hills Saxophone Quartet

For 10 years, the Fountain Hills Saxophone Quartet (FHSQ) has been delighting audiences in the greater Phoenix area with its unique blend of expert musicality and engaging storytelling.  A favorite act at many venues around the valley, this versatile group gets toes tapping with music that covers every genre, decade and style.  The FHSQ is proudly serving in its third year as Srtists-In-Residence at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church.