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Concerts & Events Schedule

Schedule of concerts and events below:


Savor the Symphony Women's Luncheon

Join us for the 3rd Annual Savor the Symphony Women’s Luncheon featuring the gorgeous actor, singer and songwriter, Cheyenne Jackson. Eavesdrop on Cheyenne Jackson's rehearsal with The Phoenix Symphony as he delights the audience with popular songs from the Great American Songbook. Then dine at a luncheon prepared by Chef Bernie Kantak of The Gladly and Citizen Public House. Hear Cheyenne Jackson and Chef Bernie Kantak discuss their experiences and journey with music and food. All proceeds from this one-of-a-kind luncheon benefit The Phoenix Symphony's Education and Community Engagement initiatives.
Fri 10/24/14 11:00AM General Admission




Savor the Symphony Raffle Tickets are one for $20 or six for $100. Proceeds benefit The Phoenix Symphony’s Education & Community Engagement Programs. Raffle ends October 24, 2014.
Fri 10/24/14 5:00PM General Admission


Cheyenne Jackson
2014-15 APS Pops
Cheyenne Jackson

Cheyenne Jackson, a multi-talented actor, singer and songwriter, makes his Arizona debut with The Phoenix Symphony singing a dazzling parade of popular songs from the Great American Songbook. Celebrate famous film music, beloved musicals and the great leading men and women of the cinema with Cheyenne Jackson. You've seen him on Glee, 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, on broadway and in the Emmy Award-Winning film Behind the Candelabra. The New York Daily News hails, "Cheyenne Jackson has got it all...the voice, the moves, the quirky self-effacing humor." Join The Phoenix Symphony and Cheyenne Jackson for a truly unforgettable evening.
Fri 10/24/14 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 10/25/14 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Sound of Speed 'Pit Road' Street Festival

Barrett-Jackson and Phoenix International Raceway present The Sound of Speed, benefitting The Phoenix Symphony!

Join The Sound of Speed ‘Pit Road’ Street Festival, a one-of-a kind event where guests have exclusive access to special Phoenix International Raceway and NASCAR experiences and view an extravagant showcase from some the world’s greatest car collections. Presented by the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, the ‘Pit Road’ experience combines the world of collector cars, NASCAR racing, world class music and culinary creations from valley food trucks in a one-night-only feast for all your senses.

The cost of admission allows access to the Street Festival only. Food and beverage purchased separately.

All ticket holders to the Sound of Speed Concert and the Sound of Speed VIP/sponsor event will have complimentary access to the Street Festival.
Thu 11/6/14 5:00PM General Admission


The Sound of Speed VIP Event

Barrett-Jackson and Phoenix International Raceway present The Sound of Speed, benefitting The Phoenix Symphony!

VIP Event attendees enjoy a pre-concert, red carpet party with a chance to mingle with NASCAR personalities and local celebrities while dining on savory food creations and specialty cocktails. Attendees have the opportunity to bid on exclusive auction items specifically selected to impress at this one-of-a-kind event. After the VIP Event, The Phoenix Symphony electrifies you with The Sound of Speed concert glorifying motorsports, hot cars and an all-American salute to our Veterans. Led by Master of Ceremonies Tom Wopat of the Dukes of Hazzard and a guest appearance by famous NASCAR driver Rusty Wallace, the concert is a multi-media experience featuring a world premiere commissioned musical work called The Sound of Speed Overture.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to pump up the volume at Symphony Hall with The Sound of Speed!

Individual tickets are $500. Sponsorship begins at $5,000.

Don't forget to purchase tickets to The Sound of Speed concert at 7:30 pm! Click here for tickets.
Thu 11/6/14 5:00PM General Admission


The Sound of Speed Concert

Barrett-Jackson and Phoenix International Raceway present The Sound of Speed, benefitting The Phoenix Symphony!

The Phoenix Symphony electrifies you with The Sound of Speed concert glorifying motorsports, hot cars and an all-American salute to our Veterans. Led by Master of Ceremonies Tom Wopat of the Dukes of Hazzard and a guest appearance by famous NASCAR driver Rusty Wallace, the concert is a multi-media experience featuring a world premiere commissioned musical work called The Sound of Speed Overture.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to pump up the volume at Symphony Hall with The Sound of Speed!

Don't miss out on The Sound of Speed VIP event at 5:00 pm! Click here for tickets.
Thu 11/6/14 7:30PM Symphony Hall


An Evening of Chamber Music featuring Bach, Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn

The second of our two-part Scottsdale Chamber Festival will highlight the strings of The Phoenix Symphony led by Concertmaster Steven Moeckel. This program features the Bach Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, featuring Steven Moeckel as soloist and also Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, a masterful work loved by critics and audiences alike. The program begins with Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No.10 in B minor which is presented in the form of a single movement.
Sat 11/8/14 7:30PM Scottsdale Center for the Arts


A Garden Party
2014-15 Events
A Garden Party

Music in the Garden is back for an encore performance on Sunday morning at this exquisite home in Paradise Valley. The timeless décor, amazing art and fine furnishings complement the beautiful patio areas. This elegant home and garden, built for entertaining, allows for walks among colorful flower beds and a pristine landscape. Enjoy a refreshing drink and soak up the warm Arizona sun to savor the start of fall. A musical serenade on the patio by Dian D’Avanzo, Assistant Concert Master; Karen Sinclair, Section First Violin; Mathieu Page-Bouchard, Acting Principal Viola; and Michael D’Avanzo, Section Cello, will be followed by a spectacular brunch under the date palm trees.
Sun 11/9/14 11:30AM General Admission


Arcadia Charm
2014-15 Events
Arcadia Charm

Located at the base of Camelback Mountain is a historic Adobe charmer. The Santa Fe style architecture has been fully restored in all its glory. Take in the beauty of the mountain as we sit up on the veranda and listen to the melodies played by The Phoenix Symphony brass Quintet. The home once owned by the Maytag family was rumored to include a zoo on the grounds. Take a stroll around the property before settling down for a delicious dinner on the back lawn.
Thu 11/20/14 6:00PM General Admission


Beethoven and Brahms
2014-15 US Airways Classics
Beethoven and Brahms

Back by popular demand, Music Director Laureate Michael Christie returns to The Phoenix Symphony to conduct Beethoven’s revolutionary Symphony No. 1, which uniquely and boldly advanced the overall symphonic form. Also returning to Phoenix with Maestro Christie is internationally recognized pianist William Wolfram, performing Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1. Wolfram's versatile piano technique and immense energy is highlighted by the young Brahms’ complicated and captivating concerto.

Friday morning Coffee Classics performances feature one hour of music selected from the weekend's program.
Fri 11/21/14 11:00AM Symphony Hall
Fri 11/21/14 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 11/22/14 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Meet The Artist Luncheon: Michael Christie & William Wolfram

Immediately following every Coffee Classics concert, The Phoenix Symphony invites you to enjoy a delicious lunch and panel discussion with musicians, conductors and guest artists in the lobby of Symphony Hall. These intimate luncheons allow you to interact with artists on a one-on-one basis, and give you the opportunity to ask questions about their lives and work while chatting with them over lunch. This Meet The Artist Luncheon features Music Director Laureate Michael Christie and pianist William Wolfram.
Fri 11/21/14 12:00PM General Admission


Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9 “New World Symphony”

Celebrate this season of Thanksgiving as Maestra JoAnn Falletta returns to explore the new world in Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9, “New World Symphony.” Commissioned and written entirely in the United States, this symphony From the New World, is one of the most popular works in the romantic repertoire and stands today as a triumphant tribute to the American spirit.
Fri 11/28/14 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 11/29/14 7:30PM Symphony Hall


The Polar Express
2014-15 Family
The Polar Express

A young boy strains to hear the bells on Santa’s sleigh from his bed when a mysterious train arrives outside his house. Join him aboard the Polar Express for a delightful journey to the North Pole. A lively narration and special guest will immerse the audience into the world for those who truly believe. Continue the adventure and join The Phoenix Symphony for the annual holiday sing-a-long.

Don't forget to come one hour early for family friendly pre-concert activities including our popular Instrument Petting Zoo!
Sun 11/30/14 2:30PM Symphony Hall


Holiday Pops
2014-15 APS Pops
Holiday Pops

“O’ Come, All Ye Faithful” to the Valley’s most beloved holiday tradition, Holiday Pops, as Guest Conductor Stuart Chafetz returns to lead The Phoenix Symphony and The Phoenix Symphony Chorus in this festive concert of seasonal favorites and the ever-popular Holiday sing-a-long. This year the tradition soars to new and angelic heights as the Desert Bells Bell Choir and The Phoenix Girls Chorus take their place among over 200 artists in a performance guaranteed to deliver the holiday spirit.
Fri 12/5/14 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 12/6/14 2:00PM Symphony Hall
Sat 12/6/14 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 12/7/14 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Handel's Messiah
2014-15 Specials
Handel's Messiah

Handel’s massive oratorio makes a profound musical statement of the Christian faith, celebrating the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The acclaimed and popular “Halleluiah” chorus highlights this spiritual concert. Join Music Director Tito Muñoz as he leads the Valley’s favorite holiday tradition as The Phoenix Symphony, The Phoenix Symphony Chorus and soloists perform Handel’s Messiah in churches and venues throughout the Valley.
Wed 12/10/14 7:30PM Scottsdale Center for the Arts
Fri 12/12/14 7:30PM Ikeda Theatre Mesa Arts Center
Sat 12/13/14 7:30PM Camelback Bible Church
Sun 12/14/14 3:00PM Pinnacle Presbyterian Church


New Year's Eve Celebration
2014-15 Specials
New Year's Eve Celebration

End the year on a high note and join one of our most entertaining guest conductors, Stuart Chafetz, as he conducts The Phoenix Symphony in the Valley’s most popular New Year’s Eve Celebration. Enjoy famous Strauss waltzes and seasonal classics and contemporary favorites from Rodgers and Hammerstein and Simon and Garfunkel. Don’t miss this joyous and popular musical celebration that is sure to sell out.
Wed 12/31/14 4:00PM Symphony Hall
Wed 12/31/14 7:30PM Symphony Hall


The Texas Tenors
2014-15 APS Pops
The Texas Tenors

Back by popular demand, The Texas Tenors are riding into town to perform with The Phoenix Symphony. Fresh off their December 2013 PBS special with The Phoenix Symphony, these good ‘ol boys from America’s Got Talent combine their personal charisma and powerful harmonies in a mixture of country, contemporary and operatic favorites. With songs like their original hit “You Should Dream”, favorites “Nessun Dorma” and “God Bless the USA” and new surprises likes “Music of the Night” from Phantom of the Opera and more, this will be a Texas-sized performance you don’t want to miss.
Fri 1/2/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 1/3/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 1/4/15 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2

The Phoenix Symphony is honored to welcome 2013 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Vadym Kholodenko to the 2014/15 season and his Phoenix Symphony debut. Acclaimed for his “absorbing musical shadings” and artistic depth, Kholodenko delivers an unforgettable performance of Prokofiev’s grand and lyrical second piano concerto. This program also features Brahms’ impassioned and intense Symphony No. 3 in F Major, considered his most nearly perfect artistic creation.

Additional seating for this performance is available through the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Click here.here.
Thu 1/8/15 7:30PM Scottsdale Center for the Arts


Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2
2014-15 US Airways Classics
Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2

The Phoenix Symphony is honored to welcome 2013 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Vadym Kholodenko to the 2014/15 season and his Phoenix Symphony debut. Acclaimed for his “absorbing musical shadings” and artistic depth, Kholodenko delivers an unforgettable performance of Prokofiev’s grand and lyrical second piano concerto. This program also features Brahms’ impassioned and intense Symphony No. 3 in F Major, considered his most nearly perfect artistic creation.
Fri 1/9/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 1/10/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Bösendorfer Piano Competition

The Phoenix Symphony partners once again with Bösendorfer, one of the world’s oldest and most well-known piano manufacturers, and ASU’s School of Music for the 7th Biannual Bösendorfer USASU International Piano Competition Finals. See rising star pianists from around the world as they compete to win $15,000, a guest artist contract with The Phoenix Symphony, and performance opportunities at the Bösendorfer National Concert Series. Join in the excitement and anticipation as the next Bösendorfer International Piano Competition winner is chosen.
Sun 1/11/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Historic Uptown
2014-15 Events
Historic Uptown

Join us in the heart of the city at this uptown Phoenix location for the second Young Professionals “Party” of the season. Take in the beauty of the equestrian bridle path with the tree lined streets in this charming central Phoenix home. An area for young professionals to see and be seen. Tasty bites provided by Noca, featuring seasonal local organic produce with a Modern American twist will be followed by a musical performance by The Brahms Clarinet Quintet, let by Alexander Laing, Principal Clarinet.
Thu 1/15/15 6:00PM General Admission


Sibelius' Symphony No. 5
2014-15 US Airways Classics
Sibelius' Symphony No. 5

Music Director Laureate Michael Christie returns for his second and final appearance in the 2014/15 season to lead The Phoenix Symphony in a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the births of both Jean Sibelius and Carl Nielsen. This concert features two works by Jean Sibelius, including his triumphant and enveloping Symphony No. 5, and Spring Song with its own spacious theme and inspiring climax. The evening also includes The Phoenix Symphony’s own Principal Flutist Viviana Cumplido Wilson, with Nielsen’s intimate and melodic flute concerto. The program begins with selections from Edvard Grieg’s expansive Peer Gynt including the ever popular theme “In the Hall of the Mountain King.”

Friday morning Coffee Classics performances feature one hour of music selected from the weekend's program.
Fri 1/16/15 11:00AM Symphony Hall
Fri 1/16/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 1/17/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Meet The Artist Luncheon: Michael Christie & Viviana Cumplido Wilson

Immediately following every Coffee Classics concert, The Phoenix Symphony invites you to enjoy a delicious lunch and panel discussion with musicians, conductors and guest artists in the lobby of Symphony Hall. These intimate luncheons allow you to interact with artists on a one-on-one basis, and give you the opportunity to ask questions about their lives and work while chatting with them over lunch. This Meet The Artist Luncheon features Music Director Laureate Michael Christie and Phoenix Symphony Principal Flutist Viviana Cumplido Wilson.
Fri 1/16/15 12:00PM General Admission


George Benson
2014-15 Mesa
George Benson

George Benson brings his iconic sound back to Mesa Arts Center. With a career spanning four decades, Benson has been heralded as a jazz guitarist of unparalleled chops and a vocalist with great emotional range and sophistication—And a spectacular combination of both. Back by popular demand from his 2012 sold-out performance, George Benson teams up once more with The Phoenix Symphony for a show of Benson’s original hits including “Breezin’”, “This Masquerade” and more. Don’t miss this spectacular one-night-only performance!

Additional seating for this performance is available through the Mesa Arts Center. Click HERE for tickets.
Wed 1/21/15 7:30PM Ikeda Theatre Mesa Arts Center


Broadway Romance
2014-15 APS Pops
Broadway Romance

Get an early start to Valentine’s Day and join The Phoenix Symphony and stars of Broadway as they sing their way through Tony Award-winner Ted Sperling’s guide to the greatest love stories from Broadway musicals. Hear music from West Side Story, Girl Crazy, Follies, Guys and Dolls, Camelot, Ragtime, Carousel, Annie Get Your Gun, and The Light in the Piazza, along with favorites like “If I Loved You,” “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “Somewhere,” and “I’ve Never Been in Love Before.” This is a concert for the heart that you won’t want to miss.
Fri 1/23/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 1/24/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 1/25/15 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Cirque de la Symphonie
2014-15 Mesa
Cirque de la Symphonie

The Phoenix Symphony brings the world-famous Cirque de la Symphonie to Mesa for the first time. Don’t miss this high-flying and talented Cirque troop including jugglers, strong men, contortionists and gravity defying aerialists as they once again join The Phoenix Symphony on stage – and 40 feet above it at the Mesa Arts Center.
Sat 1/31/15 2:30PM Ikeda Theatre Mesa Arts Center
Sat 1/31/15 7:30PM Ikeda Theatre Mesa Arts Center


Colm Wilkinson
2014-15 Mesa
Colm Wilkinson

Best known for originating the role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, Irish Tenor, Colm Wilkinson makes his Arizona debut performing live with The Phoenix Symphony. Wilkinson brings his acclaimed and heart felt voice to the Mesa Arts Center singing Broadway favorites from The Phantom of the Opera, Man of La Mancha, Les Misérables and more. Wilkinson’s versions of both "The Music of the Night" from Phantom and "Bring Him Home" from Les Misérables are acclaimed throughout the world and leave audiences breathless. Don’t miss this magical two night only special performance with the incomparable Colm Wilkinson.
Fri 2/27/15 7:30PM Ikeda Theatre Mesa Arts Center
Sat 2/28/15 7:30PM Ikeda Theatre Mesa Arts Center


Barber's Cello Concerto
2014-15 US Airways Classics
Barber's Cello Concerto
Guest Conductor Mischa Santora makes his Phoenix Symphony debut to lead a dynamic program of Revueltas, Barber and Schumann. Cellist Christian Poltera, selected as a BBC New Generation Artist, performs Barber’s romantic Cello Concerto on his 1711 “Mara” Stradivari cello. This program also presents Schumann’s challenging yet richly expressive and popular second symphony and Mexican-born Silvestre Revueltas’ Redes Suite, representing his score from the powerful Mexican film “The Wave.”

Friday morning Coffee Classics performances feature one hour of music selected from the weekend's program.
Fri 3/6/15 11:00AM Symphony Hall
Fri 3/6/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 3/7/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Meet The Artist Luncheon: Mischa Santora & Christian Poltera

Immediately following every Coffee Classics concert, The Phoenix Symphony invites you to enjoy a delicious lunch and panel discussion with musicians, conductors and guest artists in the lobby of Symphony Hall. These intimate luncheons allow you to interact with artists on a one-on-one basis, and give you the opportunity to ask questions about their lives and work while chatting with them over lunch. This Meet The Artist Luncheon features guest conductor Mischa Santora and cellist Christian Poltera.
Fri 3/6/15 12:00PM General Admission


Music of Queen
2014-15 Specials
Music of Queen

We will, we will, ROCK you! The 2014/15 Legends series debus…In a decade of "super groups" - and four decades beyond - Queen still reigns supreme. The Phoenix Symphony presents "The Music of Queen." A "Bohemian Rhapsody" of hit after chart-smashing Queen hit. Brody Dolyniuk returns with The Phoenix Symphony to perform the solid platinum hits of Freddie Mercury, like "Radio Ga Ga," "We Are the Champions," "Somebody to Love," "Who Wants to Live Forever," "Killer Queen," "Don't Stop Me Now," "Fat-Bottomed Girls," "I Want It All," and many more.
Fri 3/13/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall


A Night at the Movies: Singin' in the Rain

The Phoenix Symphony takes you out for a movie in style with a unique presentation of the legendary Hollywood musical film Singin’ in the Rain, starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds. The Phoenix Symphony accompanies this feature film live, bringing the iconic classical score to life with hits like the title song “Singin’ in the Rain,” and others such as “Make ‘Em Laugh,” “Fit as a Fiddle,” and “You Were Meant for Me” sprinkled throughout this classic.
Sat 3/14/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 3/15/15 2:00PM Symphony Hall


The Pure Enjoyment of Life

Some call the Sonoran desert land a natural sanctuary, a lush, high-desert haven with sweeping space and mountain grandeur. A place that invites a fortunate few to create their own measures of solitude and society, of quiet detachment and vital engagement. In the heart of vibrant North Scottsdale, Silverleaf offers an artful design for desert living with both the closeness to social amenities and the luxury of private residential club living. The 50,000 square-foot Silverleaf Club’s structure is a classic study in authentic Mediterranean construction, infused with a living sense of history. We invite you to come experience the quintessential lifestyle that is Silverleaf. A performance by Leslie Frey Anderegg, Acting Assistant Principal Second Violin; Adrienne Geisler, Section Second Violin; Mark Dix, Section Viola; and Peter Anderegg, Acting Principal Cello will be followed by an unforgettable dining experience at the Silverleaf Clubhouse.
Thu 3/19/15 6:00PM General Admission


Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony No. 4
2014-15 US Airways Classics
Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony No. 4

Tito Muñoz, in his inaugural season, returns to Symphony Hall demonstrating his remarkable and focused conducting style with a passionate program of Webern, Chopin and Mendelssohn. Known for his fresh perspective, Canadian born pianist Louie Lortie returns to Phoenix to perform Chopin’s first piano concerto. The evening begins with Webern’s opulent and poetic Im Sommerwind and concludes with Mendelssohn’s joyful representation of Italy through his most popular Symphony No. 4, the Italian Symphony.

Friday morning Coffee Classics performances feature one hour of music selected from the weekend's program.
Fri 3/20/15 11:00AM Symphony Hall
Fri 3/20/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 3/21/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Meet The Artist Luncheon: Tito Muñoz & Louis Lortie

Immediately following every Coffee Classics concert, The Phoenix Symphony invites you to enjoy a delicious lunch and panel discussion with musicians, conductors and guest artists in the lobby of Symphony Hall. These intimate luncheons allow you to interact with artists on a one-on-one basis, and give you the opportunity to ask questions about their lives and work while chatting with them over lunch. This Meet The Artist Luncheon features Music Director Tito Muñoz and pianist Louis Lortie.
Fri 3/20/15 12:00PM General Admission


A Frank Lloyd Wright Experience

Back by popular demand, renowned composer and architect David E. Dodge invites us into his Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home in North Scottsdale. This evening is truly a feast for the eyes, the soul and the body. Tour the multistoried contemporary structure filled with unique Asian artifacts and interesting sculptures and hear the beautiful classical music from The Phoenix Symphony composed by David E. Dodge himself. A recital by The Phoenix Symphony Chamber Ensemble will be conducted by Emil de Cou and followed by an East Asian-inspired cuisine dinner prepared by talented Thai Chef Vichai Karmakhan.
Wed 3/25/15 6:00PM General Admission


Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and More

Enjoy The Phoenix Symphony in a delightful celebration of the music of George Gershwin with one of the most popular American concert hits of all time. Hear Rhapsody in Blue performed by Eric Zuber, crowned as the 2013 Bösendorfer Piano Competition Winner right here in Phoenix. The program also features Gershwin favorites such as “American in Paris,” “Strike Up the Band,” and a one-of-a-kind medley of “Shall We Dance.”
Fri 3/27/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 3/28/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 3/29/15 2:00PM Symphony Hall


An Extraordinary Exposition

Step into this beautiful Phoenix home and you are surrounded by an extensive collection of Oceanic art. This unique collection consists of carvings, weavings, pottery and other art forms created by tribal members living on the islands of the South Pacific. These range from the large island of New Guinea to the many small islands of Micronesia and Polynesia. Contemporary pieces fill the remainder of the home located across 44th Street from the head of Camelback Mountain. This party is unique art experience not to be missed. Dian D’Avanzo, Assistant Concertmaster; Karen Sinclair, Section First Violin; Mathieu Page-Bouchard. Acting Associate Principal Viola; and Michael D’Avanzo, Section Cello, will perform on the patio followed by a fabulous dinner prepared by Executive Chef Mark Tarbell. Don’t miss the opportunity to mingle with Maestro Tito Muñoz!
Tue 4/14/15 6:00PM General Admission


A Visual Wonder
2014-15 Events
A Visual Wonder

Nestled in the hills of Paradise Valley is an exquisite home surrounded by indigenous plants and desert. Antique furnishings and artwork from countries around the world give this home an eclectic charm. A collection of western art is intermingled with pieces gathered from Cuba, France, and Spain. The mixture of color and texture will stimulate your visual senses. Associate Concertmaster Magdalena Martinic-Jercic will be accompanied by her pianist on the family’s Hamburg Steinway B piano. A variety of delicious dinner selections will follow the performance. Don’t miss the opportunity to mingle with !
Thu 4/16/15 6:00PM General Admission


Mozart's Symphony No. 40
2014-15 US Airways Classics
Mozart's Symphony No. 40

The centerpiece of Mozart’s final symphonic trilogy, Symphony No. 40 encompasses unparalleled emotional range during four movements full of contrast and character. Tito Muñoz, continuing his triumphant debut with The Phoenix Symphony, leads a program that also features the return of Grammy Award-winning organist Paul Jacobs performing Guilmant’s Symphony No. 1 for Organ and Orchestra. The evening begins with the overture to Beethoven’s loving opera, Fidelio.

Friday morning Coffee Classics performances feature one hour of music selected from the weekend's program.
Fri 4/17/15 11:00AM Symphony Hall
Fri 4/17/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 4/18/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Meet The Artist Luncheon: Tito Muñoz & Paul Jacobs

Immediately following every Coffee Classics concert, The Phoenix Symphony invites you to enjoy a delicious lunch and panel discussion with musicians, conductors and guest artists in the lobby of Symphony Hall. These intimate luncheons allow you to interact with artists on a one-on-one basis, and give you the opportunity to ask questions about their lives and work while chatting with them over lunch. This Meet The Artist Luncheon features Music Director Tito Muñoz and organist Paul Jacobs.
Fri 4/17/15 12:00PM General Admission


Music of Led Zeppelin
2014-15 Specials
Music of Led Zeppelin

Bridging the gulf between rock ’n’ roll and classical music, The Phoenix Symphony will blow you away with the return of the popular Music of Led Zeppelin as the Legends Series continues. Amplified by a full rock band, creator Brent Havens will conduct the orchestra as they capture Led Zeppelin’s sheer blast and power, riff for riff, while churning out new musical colors. The two-plus-hour concert features classic Zeppelin tunes, including “Stairway to Heaven,” “Heartbreaker,” “Black Dog,” “Immigrant Song,” and more.
Fri 4/24/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Legends of Nashville
2014-15 APS Pops
Legends of Nashville

The Legends of Nashville will hang their hats at Symphony Hall for a tribute to the greatest names in Country Music. With selections from famed singers and songwriters like Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Faith Hill and Tennessee Ford, this show will leave your boots knocking and your country soul content.
Sat 4/25/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 4/26/15 2:00PM Symphony Hall


An Evening with the Phoenix Boys Choir

Join Maestro Tito Muñoz and his convincing musicianship on the podium in an evening of beautiful and diverse choral repertoire with The Phoenix Symphony Chorus and the world-renowned Phoenix Boys Choir. The evening begins with Vaughan Williams’ Magnificat, a lyrical expression of joy and thanksgiving. The evening continues with Brahms’ Schicksalslied or “Song of Destiny,” which explores the competing existence of deities and mortals. The evening concludes with both choirs singing Kodály’s rarely performed Psalmus hungaricus, a bombastic and defiant work based on scriptures’ Psalm 55 to mark the 50th anniversary of the unification of Buda and Pest in Hungary.

Additional seating for this performance is available through the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Click here.here.
Thu 5/7/15 7:30PM Scottsdale Center for the Arts


An Evening with the Phoenix Boys Choir
2014-15 US Airways Classics
An Evening with the Phoenix Boys Choir

Join Maestro Tito Muñoz and his convincing musicianship on the podium in an evening of beautiful and diverse choral repertoire with The Phoenix Symphony Chorus and the world-renowned Phoenix Boys Choir. The evening begins with Vaughan Williams’ Magnificat, a lyrical expression of joy and thanksgiving. The evening continues with Brahms’ Schicksalslied or “Song of Destiny,” which explores the competing existence of deities and mortals. The evening concludes with both choirs singing Kodály’s rarely performed Psalmus hungaricus, a bombastic and defiant work based on scriptures’ Psalm 55 to mark the 50th anniversary of the unification of Buda and Pest in Hungary.
Fri 5/8/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 5/9/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Super Diamond - A Tribute to Neil Diamond

Super Diamond salutes the legendary Neil Diamond as lead singer “Surreal Neil” closes out the inaugural Legends Series with a high-octane show of hits made famous by the Sweet Caroline master himself. With “Cracklin Rosie,” “Cherry Cherry,” and “I Am…I Said,” Neil Diamond made his unforgettable mark on contemporary music. Super Diamond has performed on the Late Show with David Letterman and to sold-out performances fans of the “Solitary Man” around the world.
Fri 5/15/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall


"All Night Long" - Music of the 1980's

Sure, the 80s had Ronald Regan and Reaganomics, John Hughes films and Molly Ringwald, but could any of that compare with the likes of Elton John, Cyndi Lauper, Phil Collins and Lionel Richie? Guest Conductor Stuart Chafetz returns to take audiences back to 1980’s with favorites like “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” and “What a Feeling.” Join The Phoenix Symphony in a musical salute to the decade that brought us parachute pants, leg warmers and headbands.
Sat 5/16/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 5/17/15 4:00PM Symphony Hall


Eye of the Tiger!
2014-15 Family
Eye of the Tiger!

Bring your kids along sporting their favorite team jersey to move and groove with one of the great decades in music history. Enjoy the orchestra’s adaptations of 80s favorites that will have you and your kids dancing in the aisles. This isn’t a mixed tape, it’s live with The Phoenix Symphony featuring hits like “Born in the U.S.A.,” “What a Feeling,” the theme from Ghostbusters and more.
Sun 5/17/15 1:00PM Symphony Hall


Mahler's Symphony No. 1
2014-15 Scottsdale
Mahler's Symphony No. 1

In the final concert of Maestro Muñoz’ debut season, The Phoenix Symphony presents Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in a musical journey of triumph over death. Praised by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as “impossible to resist, captivating with lyricism, tonal warmth, and boundless enthusiasm,” violinist Giora Schmidt makes his Phoenix Symphony debut with Bruch’s enduring first violin concerto. The program opens with Finding Rothko, an enchanting piece reflecting on four of the abstract works by Russian artist Mark Rothko by the young American composer, Adam Schoenberg.

Additional seating for this performance is available through the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Click here.here.
Thu 5/21/15 7:30PM Scottsdale Center for the Arts


Mahler's Symphony No. 1
2014-15 US Airways Classics
Mahler's Symphony No. 1

In the final concert of Maestro Muñoz’ debut season, The Phoenix Symphony presents Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in a musical journey of triumph over death. Praised by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as “impossible to resist, captivating with lyricism, tonal warmth, and boundless enthusiasm,” violinist Giora Schmidt makes his Phoenix Symphony debut with Bruch’s enduring first violin concerto. The program opens with Finding Rothko, an enchanting piece reflecting on four of the abstract works by Russian artist Mark Rothko by the young American composer, Adam Schoenberg.

Friday morning Coffee Classics performances feature one hour of music selected from the weekend's program.
Fri 5/22/15 11:00AM Symphony Hall
Fri 5/22/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 5/23/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Meet The Artist Luncheon: Tito Muñoz & Giora Schmidt

Immediately following every Coffee Classics concert, The Phoenix Symphony invites you to enjoy a delicious lunch and panel discussion with musicians, conductors and guest artists in the lobby of Symphony Hall. These intimate luncheons allow you to interact with artists on a one-on-one basis, and give you the opportunity to ask questions about their lives and work while chatting with them over lunch. This Meet The Artist Luncheon features Music Director Tito Muñoz and violinist Giora Schmidt.
Fri 5/22/15 12:00PM General Admission


Oliver! With Phoenix Theatre
2014-15 APS Pops
Oliver! With Phoenix Theatre

Oliver! based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel, Oliver Twist, chronicles the adventures of the orphaned boy Oliver as he escapes his bleak workhouse existence, journeys to London, and is taken in by a gang of apprentice pickpockets working for master thief Fagin. When Oliver is falsely accused of exposing the gang by the frightening Bill Sykes, he begins to realize he has more friends than he thought. The show’s unforgettable songs include “Food, Glorious Food,” “Consider Yourself,” “Where is Love?,” “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,” “I’d Do Anything,” “Oom-Pah-Pah,” and “As Long As He Needs Me.” Join The Phoenix Symphony as they celebrate their fifth annual collaboration with Phoenix Theatre with a one-of-a-kind semi-staged performance of Oliver!
Fri 5/29/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 5/30/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 5/31/15 4:00PM Symphony Hall


Oliver! Family Concert with Phoenix Theatre

Experience a rare treat for the Family Series as The Phoenix Symphony and Phoenix Theatre team up for a unique production of Oliver! based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel, Oliver Twist, chronicling the adventures of the orphaned boy Oliver as he escapes his bleak workhouse existence, journeys to London, and is taken in by a gang of apprentice pickpockets working for master thief Fagin. When Oliver is falsely accused of exposing the gang by the frightening Bill Sykes, he begins to realize he has more friends than he thought. Well known songs from the production, “Consider Yourself,” “Where is Love?,” “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,” “I’d Do Anything,” “Oom-Pah-Pah,” and more, will have your family singing along in a shortened version of this popular production.
Sun 5/31/15 1:00PM Symphony Hall


rePLAY - A Video Game Symphony of Heroes

rePLAY, a Video Game Symphony of Heroes brings together the powerful visuals and stunning musical scores of your favorite video games, including Final Fantasy, The Elder Scrolls, Halo and more. This unique concert experience immerses you in the detailed worlds of these gaming masterpieces, with the music scores performed by The Phoenix Symphony and The Phoenix Symphony Chorus. Dramatic game-play footage is projected on a giant screen above the orchestra. Feel the thrill of battle like never before, in an exciting adventure fit for gamers and non-gamers alike.
Fri 6/5/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 6/6/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall


The Road to Prescott
2014-15 Events
The Road to Prescott

Time to escape the heat and follow the road that leads us to a beautiful family ranch north of Prescott, Arizona. The Las Vegas Ranch has been in the Pierce family since 1959 and covers more than 42 sections of the most beautiful lush bottom lands most Arizonans have ever seen. At this historic home, sit under the canopy of beautiful mature shade trees as The Phoenix Symphony musicians serenade us on a summer afternoon. A buffet dinner will be enjoyed by all following the musical performance by Phoenix Symphony musicians.
Sun 6/7/15 4:00PM General Admission


Gift Certificates
2014-15 Ancillary
Gift Certificates

Give the gift of music! The perfect gift for any occasion. Buy a Phoenix Symphony Gift Certificate today.

Gift certificates can be purchased in increments from $25 - $500 on the website. To purchase a gift certificate for any other amount please call Patron Services at 602.495.1999.

Tue 6/30/15 8:00PM General Admission