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Concerts & Events Schedule

Schedule of concerts and events below:


Chairman's Reception
2015-16 Events
Chairman's Reception
Join The Phoenix Symphony for an exclusive opportunity to attend the Opening Night Chairman’s Reception. Immediately before the concert, mix and mingle with Virginia G. Piper Music Director Tito Muñoz, The Phoenix Symphony Board of Directors, Composer Adam Schoenberg and a small group of Symphony supporters while enjoying beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres.
Fri 9/18/15 5:30PM General Admission


Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
2015-16 Classics
Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
Maestro Tito Muñoz debuts his second season as The Phoenix Symphony’s Virginia G. Piper Music Director with a bold and powerful concert. Join Maestro Muñoz in this grand and famed program as he leads The Phoenix Symphony, The Phoenix Symphony Chorus and talented soloists in Beethoven’s most celebrated and final masterpiece, Symphony No. 9, featuring the famous “Ode to Joy.” This Opening Night program also features American Symphony by Adam Schoenberg, one of the most celebrated young composers of our time whose music is described by The New York Times as full of “mystery and sensuality.”
Fri 9/18/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 9/19/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Super Heroes
2015-16 Family
Super Heroes
Put on your best cape and get ready for the iconic music from your favorite superhero films and television shows. Your Spidey senses will tingle, and you will be at the edge of your seat when you hear music from your favorite super hero movies: Batman, Superman, Captain America, The Incredibles, X-Men and many more! Patrons of all ages are invited to come dressed as their favorite superhero.
Sun 9/27/15 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Tribute to the Brave
2015-16 Pops
Tribute to the Brave
The Phoenix Symphony kicks off its 2015/16 APS Pops series with a dynamic multi-media experience in tribute to all who have fought for the freedoms we enjoy and those who revere our country’s great history as we mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the 100th anniversary of World War I and the 75th anniversary of World War II. Westwater Arts returns to Phoenix from its acclaimed 2012 Centennial performance of the Grand Canyon Suite with powerful symphonic photochoreography using hundreds of archival photographs projected on screens above the orchestra. The first photographic essay, The Eternal Struggle, is a poignant glimpse into what it was like to live and govern during the Civil War set to the words of Abraham Lincoln through the incomparable music of Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, narrated by a well known personality. Next, The Symphony performs No Man’s Land, commemorating World War I and the collision between centuries-old traditions and the emergence of modern warfare with the music of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. Then, through Citizen Soldier, The Phoenix Symphony reflects on the more than 100 million men and women who participated in history’s most widespread conflict, World War II, set to Barber’s Second Essay for Orchestra. Finishing out the program are inspirational and patriotic tributes in support of our men and women in uniform.
Fri 10/2/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 10/3/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 10/4/15 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Respighi's Pines and Fountains of Rome
Music Director Laureate Michael Christie returns to conduct Ottorino Respighi’s symphonic tone poems Fountains of Rome, romancing Rome’s famous fountains at different times of the day, and Pines of Rome, depicting pine trees in different locations in Rome. The program also features Verdi’s powerful Overture to La forza del destiny, The Force of Destiny, and the world premiere of Symphony No. 5 by Daron Hagen, recipient of the 2014 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, a work commissioned specifically for performance by The Phoenix Symphony Commissioning Club.
Fri 10/9/15 11:00AM Symphony Hall
Fri 10/9/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 10/10/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Meet the Artist Luncheon: Michael Christie & 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 Michael Christie.
Fri 10/9/15 12:00PM General Admission


Halloween at Hogwarts
2015-16 Specials
Halloween at Hogwarts
The Hogwarts Express returns to Symphony Hall this Halloween from its 2013 and 2014 sold out performances. Muggles, witches and wizards are welcome to attend this popular annual tradition. Join The Phoenix Symphony as this year's musical potion offers nearly 90 minutes of seasonal selections, even more memorable music from the Harry Potter films and an all new spooktacular dose of magic. Come early and dressed as your favorite Hogwarts character or wearing your Halloween costume. Prizes will be given for the best costumes.
Fri 10/16/15 7:30PM Orpheum Theatre


The Sound of Speed 2 Pit Road Street Festival
Barrett-Jackson Auction Company presents The Sound of Speed 2, benefiting The Phoenix Symphony!

Join The Sound of Speed 2 Pit Road Street Festival, a one-of-a kind event where guests have exclusive access to a new and extravagant showcase of cars 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, world class music and culinary creations from Valley food trucks for a one-of-a-kind 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 2 Concert and The Sound of Speed 2 VIP/sponsor event will have complimentary access to the Street Festival.
Sat 10/24/15 3:00PM General Admission


The Sound of Speed 2 VIP Event
Barrett-Jackson Auction Company presents The Sound of Speed 2, benefiting The Phoenix Symphony!

VIP Event attendees enjoy a pre-concert, red carpet party 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 2 concert glorifying motorsports, hot cars and an all-American salute to our Veterans.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to pump up the volume at Symphony Hall with The Sound of Speed 2!

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

All ticket holders to The Sound of Speed 2 Concert and The Sound of Speed 2 VIP/sponsor event will have complimentary access to the Street Festival.
Sat 10/24/15 5:00PM General Admission


The Sound of Speed 2
2015-16 Events
The Sound of Speed 2
Barrett-Jackson Auction Company presents The Sound of Speed 2, benefiting The Phoenix Symphony!

The Sound of Speed 2 celebrates the collision of cars, racing and music with a new electrifying multimedia concert and an all-American salute to our veterans. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to pump up the volume at Symphony Hall with The Sound of Speed 2!

All ticket holders to The Sound of Speed 2 Concert and The Sound of Speed 2 VIP/sponsor event will have complimentary access to the Street Festival.
Sat 10/24/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Star Wars: The Music
2015-16 Family
Star Wars: The Music
Get into the intergalactic spirit and be ready for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Join us for a family performance dedicated to the music of Star Wars. This epic adventure invades Symphony Hall with John Williams’ acclaimed music including the “Main Theme” and the “Imperial March”.
Sun 10/25/15 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Brahms' Symphony No. 2
2015-16 Classics
Brahms' Symphony No. 2
Continuing The Phoenix Symphony’s Classics season, Tito Muñoz leads the orchestra in Brahms’ Symphony No. 2. After waiting many years to complete his first symphony, Brahms produced his second symphony almost overnight. The lilting Symphony No. 2 is generally regarded as the most genial and relaxed of Brahms's four works in the genre, but its finale is jubilant and electrifying. The program opens with Brahms’ ebullient Academic Festival Overture and 26-year-old South Korean violinist Jinjoo Cho, winner of the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, plays Stravinsky’s neoclassical violin concerto.
Fri 11/20/15 11:00AM Symphony Hall
Fri 11/20/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 11/21/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Meet The Artist Luncheon: Tito Muñoz & Jinjoo Cho
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 Music Director Tito Muñoz and violinist Jinjoo Cho.
Fri 11/20/15 12:00PM General Admission


Pixar in Concert
2015-16 Pops
Pixar in Concert
Kick off your holiday season with the whole family during Thanksgiving weekend with Pixar in Concert. From the Toy Story trilogy to The Incredibles and Up, Pixar Animation Studios has forever impacted filmmaking and given audiences of all ages some of the most beloved characters in cinematic history. The Phoenix Symphony presents Pixar in Concert, with visually stunning film clips projected on screen while The Phoenix Symphony plays the memorable scores from each of Pixar's movies, including its latest release, Monsters University.
Fri 11/27/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 11/28/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 11/29/15 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Holiday Pops
2015-16 Pops
Holiday Pops
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 12/4/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 12/5/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 12/6/15 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Handel's Messiah
2015-16 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 12/9/15 7:30PM Scottsdale Center for the Arts
Thu 12/10/15 7:30PM Camelback Bible Church
Fri 12/11/15 7:30PM Ikeda Theatre Mesa Arts Center
Sat 12/12/15 7:30PM Camelback SDA Church
Sun 12/13/15 3:00PM Pinnacle Presbyterian Church


New Year's Eve Celebration
2015-16 Specials
New Year's Eve Celebration
End the year on a high note with The Phoenix Symphony 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.
Thu 12/31/15 4:00PM Symphony Hall
Thu 12/31/15 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Music of John Williams
2015-16 Pops
Music of John Williams
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 highlights 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.
Sat 1/2/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 1/3/16 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Masterful Mozart
2015-16 Classics
Masterful Mozart
Maestro Muñoz presents a rare treat of an all-Mozart program with pieces composed during the prolific and final years of Mozart’s short life. Symphony No. 39 is the subject of much discussion, and its warm yet dramatic tone makes it sublimely beautiful. Internationally recognized pianist Shai Wosner, a BBC New Generation Artist, will make his Arizona debut performing the enigmatic Piano Concerto No. 20 in a program that also features the delightful and popular Eine kleine Nachtmusik and the whimsical overture to the operatic comedy Le nozze di Figaro, The Marriage of Figaro.
Fri 1/8/16 11:00AM Symphony Hall
Fri 1/8/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 1/9/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Meet the Artist Luncheon: Tito Muñoz & Shai Wosner
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 Shai Wosner.
Fri 1/8/16 12:00PM General Admission


Schoolhouse Rock!
2015-16 Family
Schoolhouse Rock!
A brand new Family Series concert based on the iconic television series Schoolhouse Rock! Bop along to catchy, tongue-twisting tunes like “Conjunction Junction,” “Mother Necessity” and “I’m Just a Bill,” that combine scholastic themes and popular classical music.
Sun 1/10/16 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Savor the Symphony Luncheon
Join us for the 4th Annual Savor the Symphony Luncheon featuring a private rehearsal performance by Human Nature. Bigger than The Beatles in Australia, Smokey Robinson discovered this amazing group of Motown singers and brought them to America where they quickly gained fame as openers for chart toppers like Celine Dion and Michael Jackson. Currently playing to sold out houses at the famed Venetian Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, Human Nature brings their amazing harmonies to Phoenix for the first time.
Fri 1/15/16 10:00AM General Admission


Human Nature
2015-16 Pops
Human Nature
You’ll be dancing in the aisles as Human Nature makes their Arizona debut with The Phoenix Symphony. Bigger than The Beatles in Australia, Smokey Robinson discovered this amazing group of Motown singers and brought them to America, where they quickly gained fame as openers for chart toppers like Celine Dion and Michael Jackson. Currently playing to sold out houses at the famed Venetian Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, Human Nature brings their amazing vocal harmonies to Phoenix for the first time. These four talented performers sing their own multiplatinum hits and the best of Motown in a show that is sure to not only bring back memories but also create new ones in a special way. Get ready…because here comes Human Nature.
Fri 1/15/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 1/16/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 1/17/16 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Beethoven's Symphony No. 7
2015-16 Scottsdale
Beethoven's Symphony No. 7
Tito Muñoz brings a second offering of Beethoven to The Phoenix Symphony’s Classics season with Symphony No. 7 which Beethoven felt was one of his best works. Primarily known for the hypnotic and beautiful second movement, which has been featured in many film scores including the Academy Award-Winning The King’s Speech, the symphony is both stirring and inspirational. Continuing to introduce patrons of The Phoenix Symphony to new young composers, Maestro Muñoz opens the program with Andrew Norman’s new kinetic work, Unstuck, which musically documents his ability to overcome writers block. Norman, a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Music and composer for famed artists like Emanuel Ax, is recognized as one of the most compelling musical voices of his generation. The program also highlights Poulenc’s lighthearted but spiritual Gloria.
Thu 1/21/16 7:30PM Scottsdale Center for the Arts


Beethoven's Symphony No. 7
2015-16 Classics
Beethoven's Symphony No. 7
Tito Muñoz brings a second offering of Beethoven to The Phoenix Symphony’s Classics season with Symphony No. 7, which Beethoven felt was one of his best works. Primarily known for the hypnotic and beautiful second movement, which has been featured in many film scores including the Academy Award-Winning The King’s Speech, the symphony is both stirring and inspirational. Continuing to introduce patrons of The Phoenix Symphony to new young composers, Maestro Muñoz opens the program with Andrew Norman’s new kinetic work, Unstuck, which musically documents his ability to overcome writers block. Norman, a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Music and composer for famed artists like Emanuel Ax, is recognized as one of the most compelling musical voices of his generation. The program also highlights Poulenc’s lighthearted but spiritual Gloria.
Fri 1/22/16 11:00AM Symphony Hall
Fri 1/22/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 1/23/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Meet the Artist Luncheon: Tito Muñoz and Dian D'Avanzo
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.
Fri 1/22/16 12:00PM General Admission


Beatlemania
2015-16 Legends
Beatlemania
Imagine The Beatles playing in concert with a symphony orchestra. What would that have sounded like? Find out for yourself when Classical Mystery Tour, the premier Beatles tribute band joins your Phoenix Symphony in a show the Los Angeles Times called “more than just an incredible simulation…a live performance with a high goose-bump quotient.” The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like John, Paul, George and Ringo and they perform 50 years of timeless Beatles’ hits from “Please, Please Me” all the way to “Abbey Road.” Many Beatles’ fans never had the opportunity to experience a live Beatles show. Now you can with The Phoenix Symphony.
Fri 1/29/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Jason Alexander
2015-16 Pops
Jason Alexander
Long before he became “Seinfeld’s” George Costanza, the vastly talented Jason Alexander was a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical star. Worried this is a concert about “nothing”? Absolutely not… Alexander shares his musical journey and passion for Broadway, stage and screen. Don’t miss this blockbuster night as Jason Alexander makes his Arizona symphonic debut with The Phoenix Symphony in an evening filled with music, humor and fun.
Sat 1/30/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 1/31/16 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Sinatra Sings Sinatra
2015-16 Mesa
Sinatra Sings Sinatra
Sinatra Sings Sinatra: Join Frank Sinatra Jr. alongside The Phoenix Symphony in a celebration of the music, life, and legend of Frank Sinatra Sr. at Mesa Arts Center. Frank Sinatra Jr. takes the stage delivering a personal recollection of life on and off stage with his iconic father. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind multi-media concert experience including stories, photos, videos and iconic music of Frank Sinatra.
Thu 2/4/16 7:30PM Ikeda Theatre Mesa Arts Center


Broadway Legacy
2015-16 Specials
Broadway Legacy
The Broadway of yesteryear returns to the iconic Orpheum Theatre as the The Phoenix Symphony presents favorites from Hello, Dolly!, Mame and La Cage aux Folles. The Broadway Legacy Concert features a cast of Broadway’s top stars performing the toe-tapping, soul-stirring, show-stopping music of Jerry Herman. As a legend of American Music Theatre and one of Broadway’s most beloved icons, composer and lyricist Jerry Herman created a musical legacy that has lit up Broadway for decades. Don’t miss this one night only special performance dedicated to classic Broadway.
Sat 2/6/16 7:30PM Orpheum Theatre


Cirque de la Symphonie
2015-16 Mesa
Cirque de la Symphonie
The Phoenix Symphony brings the world-famous Cirque de la Symphonie to Mesa Arts Center. Don’t miss this high-flying and talented Cirque troop including hula hoops, strong men, contortionists and gravity defying aerialists and jugglers as they once again join The Phoenix Symphony on stage – and 40 feet above it.
Fri 2/19/16 7:30PM Ikeda Theatre Mesa Arts Center
Sat 2/20/16 7:30PM Ikeda Theatre Mesa Arts Center


The Music of Whitney Houston
Broadway sensation Rashidra Scott joins The Phoenix Symphony to celebrate the amazing music and extraordinary talent of Whitney Houston. Don’t miss an evening of Whitney favorites like "Saving All My Love," "How Will I Know?," "Where Do Broken Hearts Go?" and of course "I Will Always Love You" at Mesa Arts Center.
Sat 2/27/16 7:30PM Ikeda Theatre Mesa Arts Center


Perfect Pitch: Celebration of Sports and Music
Let’s play ball! Come dressed in your favorite team or club sports jersey as The Phoenix Symphony rocks a family concert dedicated to sports and heart pumping music of all kinds. This fun original Family Series concert will feature favorites like the University of Arizona and Arizona State Fight Songs, the theme from Rocky and even the exciting “Raiders March” from Indiana Jones.
Sun 2/28/16 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Ravel's Bolero
2015-16 Classics
Ravel's Bolero
One of The Phoenix Symphony’s favorite guest conductors, Andrew Grams, returns to lead Maurice Ravel’s most famous work, Bolero. The crowd pleasing Bolero delights through the longest-sustained single crescendo of any orchestral work and inspires a visceral and sensual response. Pascal Roge, whose name is synonymous with the best piano performance of the French repertoire in the world today, also joins The Phoenix Symphony playing Saint-Saëns' Concerto No. 2.
Fri 3/4/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 3/5/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall


The Gershwin Experience : Here to Stay
“Here to Stay” is a multi-media concert celebrating the genius of George and Ira Gershwin, with hits like “I Got Rhythm,” “Strike Up the Band,” “The Man I Love,” “’S Wonderful” and other favorites. Featuring leading Grammy award-winning soprano Lisa Vroman, and tap dancing sensation Ryan VanDemBoom, this Phoenix Symphony event also showcases rare audio and video footage, family photos and elegant, state-of-the-art visuals of the Gershwins. This will be a night of music and entertainment you won’t want to miss!
Fri 3/11/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 3/12/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 3/13/16 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Haydn's "Nelsonmesse"
2015-16 Classics
Haydn's "Nelsonmesse"
Tito Muñoz continues his creative leadership with this diverse program. Arguably Haydn’s greatest single composition, "Nelsonmesse," or Missa in Agustiis, is one of six masses Haydn wrote late in his career. Transporting listeners from the greatest depths of despair to great joy, this choral masterpiece is not to be missed.

Featuring another young American composer, the program begins with Magiya by Sean Shephard, “an exciting composer of the new American generation,” according to The New York Times. Magiya, or Magic, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the BBC, is a complex fanfare full of urgency and drive. The program also includes the exciting Variaciones concertantes by Ginastera featuring multiple virtuosic solos.
Fri 3/18/16 11:00AM Symphony Hall
Fri 3/18/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 3/19/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Meet the Artist Luncheon: Tito Muñoz and Celena Schafer
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.
Fri 3/18/16 12:00PM General Admission


Celebrating Bernstein
2015-16 Specials
Celebrating Bernstein
The Phoenix Symphony celebrates the life, legacy and music of legendary Hollywood composer Elmer Bernstein. In coordination with Elmer’s sons, Peter and Gregory, and the Elmer Bernstein Estate, this world premiere multimedia performance offers a behind the scenes look at the iconic music from the Bernstein library. Enjoy scores and movies clips from cinematic favorites like The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, Age of Innocence, The Ten Commandments, To Kill A Mockingbird, Animal House, The Three Amigos and Ghostbusters as well as a special guest appearance by Mary Badham who played Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird. Conducted by son Peter Bernstein, this performance offers a look into the life of this iconic composer as movie clips are projected on a large screen above the orchestra.
Fri 3/25/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Chris Botti
2015-16 Mesa
Chris Botti
Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Chris Botti makes his Phoenix Symphony debut for an evening of jazz classics. Swing to the sophisticated sounds of America’s best-selling jazz instrumentalist alongside the The Phoenix Symphony in this magnetic must-hear performance at Mesa Arts Center.
Sat 3/26/16 7:30PM Ikeda Theatre Mesa Arts Center


The Music of Michael Jackson
From his early years with the Jackson 5 to his mega-hit album Thriller and beyond, Michael Jackson stormed the music industry with hit after hit. The "Music of Michael Jackson" takes you through each era of this storied performer from hits like “ABC”, and "I'll Be There” through “Beat It,” “Thriller,” “Rock With You,” “The Way You Make Me Feel” and many, many more. Chester Gregory, who debuted on Broadway in the Tony Award Winning musical Hairspray and sang for the legendary King of Pop, joins conductor Brent Havens and The Phoenix Symphony for an evening filled with fabulous music spanning 40 years of Michael Jackson's influential and celebrated career!
Fri 4/8/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall


A Night at the Oscars
2015-16 Pops
A Night at the Oscars
Lights, camera, action! Come dressed for the red carpet as The Phoenix Symphony brings the music of the silver screen to Symphony Hall, performing songs from Oscar-nominated and winning dramas, romances and Hollywood classics.
Sat 4/9/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 4/10/16 2:00PM Symphony Hall


Sibelius' Symphony No. 2
2015-16 Classics
Sibelius' Symphony No. 2
Continuing to weave new American artistic works into the season, Tito Muñoz opens the evening with a composition by Missy Mazzoli, the recipient of four ASCAP Young Composer Awards and a Fulbright Grant, who has been heralded as “one of the more consistently inventive, surprising composers now working in New York” by The New York Times. Mazzoli, who is influenced by minimalism, 19th-century Romanticism, techno and indie rock, has composed a gritty and complex work. The concert then features another New York and American favorite, Leonard Bernstein’s classic and elegantly fashioned orchestral work, Serenade, featuring the Arizona debut of violinist and International Tchaikovsky Competition winner, Jennifer Koh, known for her dazzling virtuosity. The program crests with the “Symphony of Independence,” Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2.
Fri 4/15/16 11:00AM Symphony Hall
Fri 4/15/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 4/16/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall


Meet the Artist Luncheon: Tito Muñoz and Jennifer Koh
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 Jennifer Koh.
Fri 4/15/16 12:00PM General Admission


ABBA: The Concert!
2015-16 Pops
ABBA: The Concert!
The Swedish pop group ABBA sold more than 370 million albums worldwide, spawned a hit Broadway musical that was adapted into a film starring Meryl Streep and arguably created the most enjoyable dance music ever. Get as close as you can to the original group by experiencing ABBA: The Concert! featuring renowned Swedish cover band Waterloo, live with The Phoenix Symphony. With original ABBA band members, Waterloo has appeared in more than 25 countries around the world including sold out performances at The Royal Albert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. Don’t miss your chance to experience ABBA’s greatest hits like “Take a Chance on Me,” “Mamma Mia” and “Dancing Queen” in a performance that will make you want to wear sequins and polyester once again.
Sat 4/23/16 2:00PM Symphony Hall
Sat 4/23/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 4/24/16 2:00PM Symphony Hall


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 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.
Thu 4/28/16 7:30PM Scottsdale Center for the Arts


Rachmanioff'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.
Fri 4/29/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 4/30/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall


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.
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.
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


Kristen Chenoweth
2015-16 Pops
Kristen 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.
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.
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