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Concerts & Events Schedule

Schedule of concerts and events below:


Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2
This creative program opens with Thomas Ades’ Dances from Powder Her Face, music from his opera which musically retells the downfall of Britain’s “Dirty Duchess”, Margaret, Duchess of Argyll. Martina Filjak, winner of the first prize in the Cleveland International Piano Competition and called “a pianist to watch” by The New York Times, makes her Arizona debut with this powerhouse program. Garnering international praise for her poetic passion and magnetic stage presence, Filjak will perform the beautiful and rich Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2. The program culminates with Dvorák’s Symphony No. 8, often called his “Pastoral,” a work that stands apart from his other symphonic works and is one that is his most bucolic and idyllic.

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Sat 4/30/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall


A Dancer's Delight
2015-16 Events
A Dancer's Delight
Put on your poodle skirt and dance shoes, and join us in this contemporary style home complete with an ultra-hip ballroom worthy of New York or Hollywood. See the famous curved stainless steel staircase that leads to the elevated lounge for a fun performance by The Phoenix Symphony musicians. Sip wine as you enjoy stunning views of the Valley in this resort style back yard.

A musical performance by The Phoenix Symphony brass ensemble will be enjoyed by all. Following dinner, we will hit the dance floor to finish off the evening with memorable Motown favorites.
Sun 5/1/16 5:00PM General Admission


Star Wars: The Music
2015-16 Specials
Star Wars: The Music
“May the fourth be with you” this May as The Phoenix Symphony brings another episode of Star Wars: The Music to Mesa Arts Center. Put on your best Star Wars costume and come celebrate “Star Wars Day” as this epic adventure invades Mesa Arts Center with John Williams’ acclaimed music including the “Main Theme” and the “Imperial March” and new music from Episode VII - The Force Awakens. Get your tickets today as this popular concert is sure to sell out.

Additional seats may be available for purchase thru Mesa Arts center by clicking HERE.
Wed 5/4/16 7:30PM Mesa Arts Center-Ikeda Theater


An Evening with Yuja Wang
2015-16 Events
An Evening with Yuja Wang

Recognized as one of the most important pianists of her generation, Yuja Wang performs in an intimate salon setting at a private home. This spectacular, one-of-a-kind evening, designed for The Phoenix Symphony by Ms. Wang, will capture her depth of musical insight, her fresh interpretation and charismatic presence. Seating is limited for this special and unique performance, followed by a dinner and conversation with Ms. Wang. All proceeds for this event will benefit The Symphony’s Education and Community Outreach programs.
Thu 5/5/16 8:00PM General Admission


Scheherazade
2015-16 Scottsdale
Scheherazade
Join Maestro Teddy Abrams in his debut with The Phoenix Symphony as he conducts Rimsky-Korsakov’s famed Scheherazade, a seductive musical journey based on tales from Arabian Nights. The program begins with Igor Stravinsky’s masterful Scherzo a la Russe with its lively and dancing spirit and features the return of Amit Peled for Shostakovich’s popular and challenging Cello Concerto No.1.

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Thu 5/12/16 7:30PM Scottsdale Center for the Arts


Scheherazade
2015-16 Classics
Scheherazade
Join Maestro Teddy Abrams in his debut with The Phoenix Symphony as he conducts Rimsky-Korsakov’s famed Scheherazade, a seductive musical journey based on tales from Arabian Nights. The program begins with Igor Stravinsky’s masterful Scherzo a la Russe with its lively and dancing spirit and features the return of Amit Peled for Shostakovich’s popular and challenging Cello Concerto No. 1.

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Fri 5/13/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 5/14/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Piano Man - The Music of Billy Joel
Hand-picked by Billy Joel to play the title role in the Broadway musical Moving Out, Grammy and Tony nominated Michael Cavanaugh won the hearts of audiences and critics alike. In this tribute to Billy Joel, hear many of the Piano Man’s biggest hits including “She’s Got a Way,” “New York State of Mind,” “Uptown Girl” and “Just the Way You Are” live with The Phoenix Symphony.
Fri 5/20/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Kristin Chenoweth VIP Event
The Phoenix Symphony invites you to go behind the scenes and meet the talented actress and recording artist Kristin Chenoweth. This multi-talented star has effortlessly transitioned between stage, television and film. She received a Best Supporting Actress Emmy for her work on Pushing Daisies and a Tony for her performance in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, as well as nominations for her roles in Fox's Glee and Broadway's Wicked. A veteran of the concert stage Kristin has performed to sold out crowds in concert halls across the country. Join us as we celebrate her Phoenix Symphony debut backstage for a private reception in a one-night only intimate evening, benefitting The Phoenix Symphony.
Sat 5/21/16 5:30PM General Admission


Kristin Chenoweth
2015-16 Pops
Kristin Chenoweth
Actress and recording artist Kristin Chenoweth makes her debut with The Phoenix Symphony to close out the 2015/16 APS Pops Series. This multi-talented star has effortlessly transitioned between stage, television and film. She received a Best Supporting Actress Emmy for her work on Pushing Daisies and a Tony for her performance in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, as well as nominations for her roles in Fox's Glee and Broadway's Wicked. A veteran of the concert stage Kristin has performed to sold out crowds in concert halls across the country. Make sure to subscribe soon to be able to join Kristin and The Phoenix Symphony for two nights only of magic as she performs songs from Broadway and the Great American Songbook.
Sat 5/21/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 5/22/16 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Berlioz and Sibelius
2015-16 Scottsdale
Berlioz and Sibelius
Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique describes a journey into the composer’s lovesick mind and complete obsession with Irish actress Harriet Smithson. Berlioz’s famous drama is epic in size, with its large orchestatration and his larger-than-life life fantasy world. World-renowned violinist and Valley favorite, Concertmaster Steven Moeckel, takes the stage to perform Sibelius’ technically demanding Concerto for Violin on his 1840 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume instrument.

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Thu 5/26/16 7:30PM Scottsdale Center for the Arts


Berlioz and Sibelius
2015-16 Classics
Berlioz and Sibelius
Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique describes a journey into the composer’s lovesick mind and complete obsession with Irish actress Harriet Smithson. Berlioz’s famous drama is epic in size, with its large orchestatration and his larger-than-life life fantasy world. World-renowned violinist and Valley favorite, Concertmaster Steven Moeckel, takes the stage to perform Sibelius’ technically demanding Concerto for Violin on his 1840 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume instrument.

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Fri 5/27/16 11:00AM Symphony Hall
Fri 5/27/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 5/28/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Meet the Artist Luncheon: Tito Muñoz and Steven Moeckel
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 green room at 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 Tito Muñoz and Steven Moeckel.
Fri 5/27/16 12:00PM General Admission


The Earth – An HD Odyssey
2015-16 Classics
The Earth – An HD Odyssey
The Earth – An HD Odyssey, is truly an out-of-this-world concert experience. The multi-sensory event showcases classical favorites with an arresting multi-media presentation. The Phoenix Symphony’s performance of John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Strauss’ epic Also sprach Zarathustra featured in 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Glass’ The Secret Agent, is complemented by striking and majestic high definition images taken from NASA missions in Earth’s orbit. This event is not to be missed.
Fri 6/3/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 6/4/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall


The Road to Prescott
2015-16 Events
The Road to Prescott
Time to escape the heat and follow the road that leads 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 that most Arizonans have never 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 supper will be enjoyed by all following the musical performance by Phoenix Symphony musicians.
Sun 6/5/16 4:00PM General Admission


Beethoven's Symphony No. 5
2016-17 Classics
Beethoven's Symphony No. 5

Tito Muñoz, conductor
Behzod Abduraimov, piano

Young: Remnants
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

The 2016/17 Season kicks off with the epic grandeur of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Tito Muñoz, in his third season as Virginia G. Piper Music Director, leads The Phoenix Symphony in a masterful interpretation of Beethoven’s ever popular and powerful “Victory” symphony. Joining this program is 2009 London International Piano Competition winner, Behzod Abduraimov performing Rachmaninoff’s technically challenging and compositionally brilliant, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Maestro Muñoz continues his tradition of highlighting young American composers by featuring Nina Young and her “sonic experience” composition, Remnants, which invites listeners to perceive the orchestra as one giant instrument – a resonating body.
Fri 9/16/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 9/17/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 9/18/16 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Brahms’ Symphony No. 4
2016-17 Classics
Brahms’ Symphony No. 4

Matthias Bamert, conductor
The Phoenix Symphony Chorus

Brahms: Tragic Overture*
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Brahms: Symphony No. 4*

Guest conductor Matthias Bamert joins The Phoenix Symphony and Chorus for an evening of Brahms and Stravinsky. Johannes Brahms’ monumental Symphony No. 4 engages the audience with its autumnal lyricism and epic grandeur. The Phoenix Symphony Chorus performs in Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, a work based on Psalms 38, 49 and 150, and dedicated in part “to the glory of God”. The program opens with another dramatic work by Brahms, the Tragic Overture which was the “weeping” counterpoint to his festive Academic Festival Overture, known for its dramatic trajectory and shattering close.

*Coffee Classics performances feature one hour of select pieces and/or movements from the weekend Classics program.
Fri 9/23/16 11:00AM Symphony Hall
Fri 9/23/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 9/24/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Bravo Broadway: Music of the Night

Robert Franz, conductor
Hugh Panaro, vocalist
Christiane Noll, vocalist
Capathia Jenkins, vocalist

Tip your hat to Broadway as this popular program returns to Symphony Hall featuring music from The Phantom of the Opera. Under the baton of guest conductor, Robert Franz The Phoenix Symphony is joined by three world-class Broadway soloists to perform your favorite Broadway tunes from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Les Misérables, and more.
Fri 9/30/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 10/1/16 2:00PM Symphony Hall
Sat 10/1/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Halloween at Hogwarts
2016-17 Specials
Halloween at Hogwarts

Tickets go on sale to Subscribers during the Subscriber Pre-Sale on April 26th.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on May 3rd at 9:00 am.

Michael Grandinetti, magician

The Hogwarts Express returns to the Valley this October. Muggles, witches and wizards are welcome to attend this popular annual tradition. Join The Phoenix Symphony for this year's musical potion featuring nearly 90 minutes of seasonal selections, memorable music from the Harry Potter films and a spooktacular dose of magic. Come dressed as your favorite Hogwarts character or wear your Halloween costume. Get your tickets early, Halloween at Hogwarts is sure to sell out.
Sat 10/8/16 2:00PM Symphony Hall
Sat 10/8/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 10/9/16 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Stravinsky, Vivaldi and Haydn

Matthew Kasper, conductor
Brian Gordon, piccolo

Stravinsky: Danses concertantes
Vivaldi: Piccolo Concerto in C Major
Haydn: Symphony No. 104 “London”
Thu 10/13/16 7:30PM Camelback Bible Church
Fri 10/14/16 7:30PM Central United Methodist
Sun 10/16/16 2:00PM MIM Music Theater


Bernadette Peters
2016-17 Mesa
Bernadette Peters

For one night only, veteran star of the Broadway stage Bernadette Peters joins forces with The Phoenix Symphony to perform favorites from Broadway shows and The Great American Songbook. Ms. Peters is perhaps best known for her definitive and iconic Broadway performances in Sunday in the Park with George, Song and Dance, Into the Woods and Annie Get Your Gun. She is also widely acknowledged as the leading interpreter of the works of Stephen Sondeim. She has received countless accolades throughout her distinctive career, ranging from her Tony Awards to a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear a living legend of the musical theatre alongside The Phoenix Symphony, at Mesa Arts Center.

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Sat 10/15/16 7:30PM Mesa Arts Center-Ikeda Theater


Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7

Tito Muñoz, conductor
Steven Moeckel, violin

Adam Schoenberg: Canto
Barber: Violin Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7

Maestro Tito Muñoz returns for a powerful performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7, a patriotic hymn to his hometown of Leningrad and a rallying cry to the foes of fascism. This large orchestral work masterfully fuses Shostakovich’s emotional themes and motifs into “music written with the heart’s blood.” Valley favorite Concertmaster Steven Moeckel joins this program with a breathless performance of Samuel Barber’s rhapsodic Violin Concerto. To open, Maestro Muñoz once again features the music of young American composer Adam Schoenberg for the third straight season, this time presenting Schoenberg’s idyllic and lyrical Canto inspired by the birth of his son.
Fri 10/21/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 10/22/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Music of Jouney
2016-17 Legends
Music of Jouney

Come rock out to one of the top-selling bands of all time as The Phoenix Symphony presents The Music of Journey. Valley favorite, Brody Dolyniuk, returns to present rock’s most iconic music like you have never heard it before, live with The Phoenix Symphony. Don’t miss the first 2016/17 Legends Series performance with chart topping hits like “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Faithfully,” “Open Arms” and more of your favorite Journey hits.
Fri 11/4/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 11/5/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall


The Animal Kingdom
2016-17 Family
The Animal Kingdom

The Phoenix Symphony and guest conductor Robert Franz take a walk on the wild side with an all new Family concert featuring music from Disney’s The Lion King, Prokofiev’s thrilling Peter and the Wolf and other animal-themed classical musical selections. Join us one hour early when the doors open for free family friendly pre-concert fun like the instrument petting zoo and station activities throughout the lobby.
Sun 11/6/16 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Dvorak’s Cello Concert
2016-17 Classics
Dvorak’s Cello Concert

Tito Muñoz, conductor
Mark Kosower, cello

Beethoven: Egmont Overture*+
Corigliano: Symphony No. 1
Dvorák: Cello Concerto *

Mark Kosower, Principal Cello of the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra, makes his Phoenix Symphony debut and joins Tito Muñoz for Antonín Dvorák’s rich and soulful Cello Concerto – “the most beautiful ever written for the instrument.” The program opens with John Corigliano’s two-time Grammy Award-winning Symphony No. 1, an unforgettable work that features an epic quilt-like weaving of themes memorializing the feelings of loss, anger and frustration.

*Coffee Classics performances feature one hour of select pieces and/or movements from the weekend Classics program. +Egmont Overture performed only at 11am Coffee Classics concert.
Fri 11/18/16 11:00AM Symphony Hall
Fri 11/18/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 11/19/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall


The Texas Tenors
2016-17 Pops
The Texas Tenors

The Texas Tenors ride back into town adding some Holiday cheer to their 2015 sold-out performances. These good ol’ boys from America’s Got Talent and their 2013 PBS Special with The Phoenix Symphony, You Should Dream, have become Valley favorites in their home away from home. Don’t miss the return of The Texas Tenors for this Thanksgiving weekend musical feast.
Fri 11/25/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 11/26/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 11/27/16 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Holiday Pops
2016-17 Pops
Holiday Pops

John Varineau, conductor

It’s the most wonderful time of year as the Valley’s most beloved holiday tradition, Holiday Pops, returns to Symphony Hall. Join The Phoenix Symphony and The Phoenix Symphony Chorus to experience this festive concert of seasonal favorites and the ever-popular Holiday Sing-Along, guaranteed to put you and your family in the holiday spirit.
Fri 12/2/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 12/3/16 2:00PM Symphony Hall
Sat 12/3/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 12/4/16 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Handel's Messiah
2016-17 Specials
Handel's Messiah

Tito Muñoz, conductor
Celena Shafer, soprano
Carin Gilfry, mezzo-soprano
Norman Shankle, tenor
Rod Gilfry, baritone

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 12/7/16 7:30PM Scottsdale Center for the Arts
Thu 12/8/16 7:30PM Camelback Bible Church
Fri 12/9/16 7:30PM Mesa Arts Center-Ikeda Theater
Sat 12/10/16 7:30PM Camelback SDA Church
Sun 12/11/16 3:00PM Pinnacle Presbyterian Church


Cirque de la Symphonie
2016-17 Specials
Cirque de la Symphonie

Back by popular demand, Cirque de la Symphonie returns to The Phoenix Symphony with an all new holiday show. This year, the popular Cirque troupe brings their gravity-defying acts to the iconic Orpheum Theatre with a special dose of holiday cheer. Hear holiday favorites like “White Christmas” and “Deck the Halls” and beloved movements from masterpieces like Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. This popular holiday music is performed live by The Phoenix Symphony while hula hoops, strong men, contortionists, aerialists and jugglers perform on stage… and 40 feet above it!
Fri 12/16/16 7:30PM Orpheum Theatre
Sat 12/17/16 2:00PM Orpheum Theatre
Sat 12/17/16 7:30PM Orpheum Theatre
Sun 12/18/16 2:00PM Orpheum Theatre


Music of the Eagles
2016-17 Legends
Music of the Eagles

The Legends Series continues as the Music of the Eagles makes its debut with The Phoenix Symphony. Performing to sold-out shows across the nation, Terry Brock and a team of vocalists deliver this one-of-a-kind tribute to one of America’s greatest rock bands. With music from the albums Hotel California, Desperado, One of These Nights, On the Border, The Long Road Out of Eden and many more, you will hear all of your favorites as The Phoenix Symphony soars to new heights and adds a new dimension to these classic rock songs.
Fri 12/30/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall


New Year's Eve Celebration
2016-17 Specials
New Year's Eve Celebration

Stuart Chafetz, conductor
Nicole Parker, vocalist

End the year on a high note with The Phoenix Symphony and guest conductor Stuart Chafetz in the Valley’s most popular New Year’s Eve Celebration. Enjoy famous Strauss waltzes, seasonal classics and Broadway and contemporary favorites all with a complimentary glass of Champagne to celebrate the New Year. Don’t miss this joyous and popular musical celebration that is sure to sell out. Enjoy your choice of two special performances at 4:00 pm or 7:30 pm.
Sat 12/31/16 4:00PM Symphony Hall
Sat 12/31/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Carmen, Falla & Granados
2016-17 Classics
Carmen, Falla & Granados

Tito Muñoz, conductor
Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano

Rossini: Selections from The Barber of Seville
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol, op.34
Bizet: Selections from Carmen
Granados: Colección de canciones amatorias
Falla: El sombrero de tres picos (Three-Cornered Hat): Suite No.2
Falla: Siete canciones populares españolas

Tito Muñoz leads this Spanish-inspired program as Grammy Award-winner and opera sensation Isabel Leonard makes her Phoenix Symphony debut. Performing selections from Bizet’s famous opera, Carmen, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Enriqué Granados’ amorous Spanish poems, Canciónes amatoria, as well as traditional Spanish songs, Siete canciones populares españolas (Seven Spanish Folksongs) by Manuel de Falla, this delightful and romantic program is destined to leave audiences “enamorado”… in love.
Fri 1/6/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 1/7/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 1/8/17 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Simply Sinatra
2016-17 Pops
Simply Sinatra

Robert Franz, conductor

Journey to the timeless era when The Chairman of the Board ruled the stage. Sensational vocalist Steve Lippia returns to The Phoenix Symphony for this popular tribute to the music of Frank Sinatra. In an evening dedicated to Ol’ Blue Eyes, enjoy favorites like “Luck be a Lady,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “I’ve Got the World on a String,” “My Way” and more.
Sat 1/14/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 1/15/17 4:00PM Symphony Hall


Enchantment Theatre Company

Enchantment Theatre Company takes over Symphony Hall with magic, theatrical masks and life-size puppets in their Phoenix Symphony debut. A charmed tree bears golden apples and an evil magician conjures a terrible storm in this imaginative Family Series production. Meet a beautiful princess and her magical unicorn and witness Prince Ivan defeat the evil magician Kaschei The Deathless in the fabulous story of The Firebird. Join us one hour early when the doors open for family friendly pre-concert fun like the instrument petting zoo and station activities throughout the lobby.
Sun 1/15/17 1:00PM Symphony Hall


A Night of Leonard Bernstein
2016-17 Classics
A Night of Leonard Bernstein

Tito Muñoz, conductor
Melita Hunsinger, cello
John Holiday, countertenor
The Phoenix Symphony Chorus

Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra*
Bernstein: Three Meditations from Mass*
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story*
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

Music Director Tito Muñoz leads a distinctly American program dedicated to the late composer, conductor, educator and humanitarian Leonard Bernstein. The concert is highlighted by Bernstein’s popular Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, and also explores the range and depth of the composer’s work. Opening with Divertimento, a lighthearted reflection of the composer’s storied relationship with The Boston Pops, the program also includes selections from the Bernstein archive including the choral work, Chichester Psalms, and Three Meditations from Mass, featuring The Phoenix Symphony’s principal cellist, Melita Hunsinger.

*Coffee Classics performances feature one hour of select pieces and/or movements from the weekend Classics program.
Fri 1/20/17 11:00AM Symphony Hall
Fri 1/20/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 1/21/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Under the Streetlamp
2016-17 Pops
Under the Streetlamp

Under the Streetlamp, America’s hottest new vocal group with two top PBS specials, performs an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook live with The Phoenix Symphony. Exuding the irresistible rapport of a modern day Rat Pack, the quartet includes leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning musical, Jersey Boys. Together with The Phoenix Symphony, they deliver an evening of unforgettable entertainment. You’ll hear Doo-Wop, Motown, old time Rock ‘n’ Roll and all of your favorite songs from The Drifters, The Beach Boys, and the Beatles. In a show-stopping salute to their mentors, Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio, the guys perform a medley from the “Four Seasons” catalog of outstanding hits.
Fri 1/27/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 1/28/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 1/29/17 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
2016-17 Chamber
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Steven Moeckel, conductor & violin soloist

Dvorák: Serenade for Strings
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Thu 2/2/17 7:30PM Camelback Bible Church
Sat 2/4/17 2:00PM MIM Music Theater
Sat 2/4/17 7:30PM Central United Methodist


Neil Sedaka
2016-17 Mesa
Neil Sedaka

Join The Phoenix Symphony for a special evening on stage at Mesa Arts Center with Neil Sedaka, one of the music industry’s most influential singer-songwriters. Mr. Sedaka wrote some of the biggest hit songs ever recorded, such as “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do,” “Calendar Girl,” “Love Will Keep Us Together” and “Laughter in the Rain.” His chart topping songs were made famous by such legends as Connie Francis, Carole King, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Tom Jones and earned him multiple Grammy Awards, the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award and countless other accolades. Come hear him perform the unforgettable music that made him a modern classic.

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Fri 2/3/17 7:30PM Mesa Arts Center-Ikeda Theater


Vaughn Williams’ Symphony No. 5

James Feddeck, conductor
Paul Appleby, tenor
Cassie Walck, horn

Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5

Guest Conductor James Feddeck returns to The Phoenix Symphony in a romantic program featuring the works of Vaughan Williams, Britten and Delius. This all-British program is highlighted by Vaughan Williams’ radiant and lyrical Symphony No. 5, the “symphony of the celestial city.” The evening begins with Frederick Delius’ The Walk to the Paradise Garden, a musical juxtaposition of the immutability of nature and the transitory condition of the human experience. Tenor Paul Appleby also joins The Phoenix Symphony for Benjamin Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, a collection of six British poems on the subject of the night, including both its calm and sinister aspects.
Fri 2/17/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 2/18/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 2/19/17 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Disney in Concert
2016-17 Pops
Disney in Concert

John Varineau, conductor

Disney in Concert – A Tale as Old as Time, a multimedia extravaganza featuring acclaimed Broadway vocalists, and scenes from your favorite Disney movies projected above the orchestra. Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid come to life in this showpiece of Disney’s marvelous movies, music, and characters. This concert guarantees fun for the whole family, complete with Disney sing-alongs.
Fri 2/24/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 2/25/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 2/26/17 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Mendelssohn, Finzi and Cerrone

Tito Muñoz, conductor
Steve Hanusofski, clarinet

Cerrone: High Windows
Finzi: Clarinet Concerto
Mendelssohn: Octet (transcription for orchestra by Yoon Jae Lee)
Thu 3/2/17 7:30PM Camelback Bible Church
Fri 3/3/17 7:30PM Central United Methodist
Sun 3/5/17 2:00PM MIM Music Theater


Music of Led Zeppelin
2016-17 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, performed under the stars at Mesa Amphitheatre. 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. This outdoor concert is a General Admission event.
Sat 3/4/17 7:00PM Mesa Amphitheatre


Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3
2016-17 Classics
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3

Tito Muñoz, conductor
Caroline Goulding, violin

Ligeti: Violin Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”

Tito Muñoz brings another dose of Beethoven to the 2016/17 Season with Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony, a towering journey of emotion and invention marking the transition to the Romantic period in classical music. Symphony No. 3 heralds the well-known marcia funebre, or funeral march. Grammy-nominated violinist Caroline Goulding also joins the program for György Ligeti’s Violin Concerto, a brilliant synthesis of avant-garde explorations and traditional melodic and formal conventions that the BBC calls a “cornucopia of effects and techniques, a wild collage of atmospheres and colors.”
Fri 3/10/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 3/11/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Pops Goes to Hollywood
2016-17 Pops
Pops Goes to Hollywood

Carl Topilow, conductor

Lights! Camera! Action! The Phoenix Symphony goes to the movies with Hollywood favorites including Gone with the Wind, Rocky, Forrest Gump, Titanic and Pirates of the Caribbean. Guest conductor Carl Topilow combines his experience as a conductor with his outgoing personality to present an innovative and interactive multimedia concert for movie lovers of all ages.
Fri 3/17/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 3/18/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 3/19/17 4:00PM Symphony Hall


Space Spectacular
2016-17 Family
Space Spectacular

NASA images and videos projected above the orchestra make this Family concert an out-of-this-world experience. Guest conductor Carl Topilow and The Phoenix Symphony present classical favorites like Holst’s The Planets, and popular hits from space movies; 2001: A Space Odyssey, Apollo 13, Star Trek and of course iconic themes from John Williams like Super Man and Star Wars including the “Main Theme,” “Cantina Band,” and “Imperial March.” Join us one hour early when the doors open for family friendly pre-concert fun like the instrument petting zoo and station activities throughout the lobby.
Sun 3/19/17 1:00PM Symphony Hall


Mozart’s Requiem
2016-17 Classics
Mozart’s Requiem

Tito Muñoz, conductor
Danielle Talamantes, soprano
Emily Marvosh, contralto
Brian Stucki, tenor
Michael Sumuel, bass-baritone
The Phoenix Symphony Chorus

Buxtehude/Chávez: Chaconne in E Minor*
Pärt: In principio
Mozart/Süssmayr: Requiem*

The Phoenix Symphony and The Phoenix Symphony Chorus perform Mozart’s deathbed composition, Requiem, hailed as the “sublimest achievement that the modern period has contributed to the church.” Music Director Tito Muñoz leads this grand program that also features Arvo Pärt’s In principio, with its ringing, ethereal textures and implacable rhythms, as well as Carlos Chavez’ colorful orchestration of Dietrich Buxtehude’s stately and dancelike Chaconne.

*Coffee Classics performances feature one hour of select pieces and/or movements from the weekend Classics program.
Fri 3/24/17 11:00AM Symphony Hall
Fri 3/24/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 3/25/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Music of the Rolling Stones
2016-17 Legends
Music of the Rolling Stones

Brent Havens, conductor
Brody Dolyniuk, vocalist

The final Legends Series concert features the music of the “World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band,” with classic songs from the Rolling Stones like “I Can’t Get No (Satisfaction),” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” “Start Me Up,” “Ruby Tuesday” and more. Join vocalist Brody Dolyniuk and conductor Brent Havens as they take the stage, live with The Phoenix Symphony in a truly unique concert experience.
Fri 3/31/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Beethoven's No. 9
2016-17 Specials
Beethoven's No. 9

Tito Muñoz, conductor
Jennifer Black, soprano
Rebecca Ringle, mezzo-soprano
Garrett Sorenson, tenor
Alfred Walker, bass-baritone
The Phoenix Symphony Chorus

Wagner: Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin
Wagner: Prelude to Act I of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Wagner: Arrival of the Guests at the Wartburg from Tannhäuser
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

Don’t miss Beethoven’s most celebrated masterpiece, Symphony No. 9, featuring the famous “Ode to Joy” performed by The Phoenix Symphony, The Phoenix Symphony Chorus and talented soloists. The first half of these powerful special performances at Symphony Hall features three fiery and majestic works from Richard Wagner including selections from Lohengrin, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Tannhäuser.

Sat 4/1/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 4/2/17 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Steven Moeckel in Recital
2016-17 Chamber
Steven Moeckel in Recital

César Franck: Violin Sonata in A Major, M.8
Steven Moeckel, violin
Joanna Goldstein, piano

Edward Elgar: Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op.84
Steven Moeckel, violin
TBD, violin
TBD, viola
Melita Hunsinger, cello
Joanna Goldstein, piano
Sun 4/9/17 2:00PM MIM Music Theater


Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
2016-17 Pops
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (BBVD), one of the most in-demand swing bands touring today, hit it big with the popular film Swingers. Since then they have recorded numerous platinum albums and scored hits with “You and Me and the Bottle Makes Three Tonight (Baby)” and “Go Daddy-O.” BBVD now carries on the tradition of swing’s legendary big bands in a one-of-akind performance with The Phoenix Symphony. Known for their highenergy live shows, BBVD will make you feel like you’ve stepped back into the Big Band era. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes when they perform at Symphony Hall!
Fri 4/14/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 4/15/17 2:00PM Symphony Hall
Sat 4/15/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Schubert's Symphony No. 9
2016-17 Classics
Schubert's Symphony No. 9

Tito Muñoz, conductor
Rachel Barton Pine, violin

Cerrone: Invisible Overture*
Maneein: Violin Concerto (world premiere)
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 “Great”*

In a unique evening bridging the classic and contemporary, the 2016/17 Classics Season continues as Tito Muñoz leads The Phoenix Symphony in Franz Schubert’s final Symphony No. 9. Schubert’s “Great” symphony is hailed for its majestic scale and beautiful songlike melodies. Continuing to introduce Phoenix audiences to young American composers, Tito Muñoz presents works by Earl Maneein and Christopher Cerrone. The program features the world-premiere of Maneein’s Violin Concerto as performed by J.S. Bach International Violin Competition Gold Medalist, Rachel Barton Pine, on her 1742 Guarneri, “ex-Bazzini ex-Soldat.” Maestro Muñoz opens the program with Cerrone’s Invisible Overture, a lush and ominous musical painting reflecting the decaying empire of Kublai Khan.

*Coffee Classics performances feature one hour of select pieces and/or movements from the weekend Classics program.
Fri 4/21/17 11:00AM Symphony Hall
Fri 4/21/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 4/22/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Romeo & Juliet and Petrushka
2016-17 Classics
Romeo & Juliet and Petrushka

Case Scaglione, conductor
Sung Chang, piano

Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1
Stravinsky: Petrushka

Tchaikovsky’s fantasy overture for Romeo and Juliet, his popular musical interpretation of the famous star-crossed lovers, kicks off this powerful and romantic program. Former Associate Conductor of the New York Philharmonic, Case Scaglione, debuts with a program that also includes Stravinsky’s famous ballet, Petrushka, which captures colorful and boisterous scenes from Russian street and theater life. Pianist Sung Chang returns to Symphony Hall after his Gold Medal-winning performance in the 2014 Bösendorfer USASU International Piano Competition with Liszt’s thunderously virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 1.
Fri 4/28/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 4/29/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 4/30/17 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Lea Salonga: Magic Music of Broadway

From “Defying Gravity” to “Be Our Guest,” The Phoenix Symphony celebrates the magical music of Broadway! Join The Phoenix Symphony as Tony Award-winning Broadway legend, Lea Salonga, the original star of Miss Saigon and later, Les Misérables and the singing voice of Disney’s Princess Jasmine and Mulan takes you to “a whole new world” and brings to life to the Magical Music of Broadway.
Fri 5/5/17 7:30PM Orpheum Theatre
Sat 5/6/17 7:30PM Orpheum Theatre


Music of John Williams
2016-17 Specials
Music of John Williams

Robert Franz, conductor

Fresh off of the 2015 sold-out performances, the Music of John Williams returns to Symphony Hall. Best known for his iconic film scores and ceremonial music, John Williams is one of the most popular and successful American orchestral composers of the modern age. Hear The Phoenix Symphony perform selections from over 60 years of John Williams scores, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Indiana Jones, Jaws, Schindler’s List, Born on the Fourth of July and many more.
Fri 5/12/17 7:30PM Orpheum Theatre
Sat 5/13/17 7:30PM Orpheum Theatre
Sun 5/14/17 2:00PM Orpheum Theatre


An Evening with Rodgers and Hammerstein

Tito Muñoz, conductor

The Phoenix Symphony and Phoenix Theatre team up once again with the return of this popular collaboration, An Evening with Rodgers and Hammerstein. The timeless music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II is brought to life with the reprisal of this original semi-staged production. Don’t miss two of the Valley’s premiere arts organizations performing hits from Cinderella, South Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music and much more on the stage of Symphony Hall.
Fri 5/19/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 5/20/17 2:00PM Symphony Hall
Sat 5/20/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 5/21/17 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Haydn’s Symphony No. 45
2016-17 Classics
Haydn’s Symphony No. 45

Tito Muñoz, conductor
Chad Shelton, tenor
Margaret Mezzacappa, mezzo-soprano

Haydn: Symphony No. 45 “Farewell” Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

Tito Muñoz closes his third season as Virginia G. Piper Music Director with a program of Haydn and Mahler masterworks. The program opens with Franz Josef Haydn’s “Farewell” Symphony, offering a fitting finale to the season with its experimental forms, unexpected wit, and poignant conclusion. Gustav Mahler’s most personal and intimate work, Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth), features six songs addressing the universal themes of living, parting and salvation, as performed by vocalists Chad Shelton and Margaret Mezzacappa.
Fri 5/26/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 5/27/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Live and Let Die: The Music of Paul McCartney

Live and Let Die features hit songs from the Beatles catalog and Paul McCartney’s solo works. Hear favorites like “Hey Jude,” “Penny Lane,” “Live and Let Die,” “Let It Be,” “Maybe I’m Amazed,” “Long and Winding Road” and many more. Led by actor, singer and recording artist Tony Kishman, experience the greatest hits of “Yesterday” performed by a four-piece band alongside The Phoenix Symphony.
Fri 6/2/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 6/3/17 2:00PM Symphony Hall
Sat 6/3/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall