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Concerts & Events Schedule

Schedule of concerts and events below:


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.

Additional seating for this performance is available through the Mesa Arts Center. Click HERE for tickets.
Sat 1/31/15 2:30PM Ikeda Theatre Mesa Arts Center
Sat 1/31/15 7:30PM Ikeda Theatre Mesa Arts Center



2014-15 Events
Master Class

Be part of a rare and exclusive Master Class with the Grammy nominated Marylata Elton, music producer and former Head of Music for DreamWorks whose career has spanned thirty years working with some of the greatest artists and composers of today including Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Elton John, Bryan Adams, Tim Rice and Stephen Schwartz. Join Marylata for this unique opportunity that includes sitting in on a behind the scenes rehearsal of the hit show, Blockbuster Broadway with The Phoenix Symphony, followed by an interactive session where she will share insights from the world of musicals. Learn about the trade secrets of auditioning, the creative process of working with Oscar winning composers and the many rewards of community and college theater arts programs.

Plus, enjoy special guest appearances with Stephen Schwartz Oscar, Tony and Grammy winning renowned composer of stage hits Wicked, Godspell, Pippin and film blockbusters Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Prince of Egypt. Joining the master class is actor, director and writer, Fay Ann Lee, who began her career on Broadway in Miss Saigon leading to recurring and guest roles on television shows like Law and Order, Third Watch and Criminal Intent.

This once in a lifetime Master Class is for any performer who is passionate about music, theater, film and the arts and believes in “Defying Gravity”!
Thu 2/5/15 3:45PM General Admission


Blockbuster Broadway
2014-15 Specials
Blockbuster Broadway

Wicked, the other story of Oz, has been has been a Broadway fixture for more than 10 years. To what bit of magic do we owe this impressive run? None other than the musical wizardry of legendary songwriter Stephen Schwartz. He brought us the Broadway hits Godspell and Pippin, and collaborated on the scores of major films, including The Prince of Egypt, Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and we are celebrating his achievements with a blockbusters concert of his best-loved tunes. Conducted by John Clanton and featuring Broadway vocalists Scott Coulter, Jessica Hendy, Kelli Rabke and Fay Ann Lee. Stephen Schwartz will join them on stage, making a “Wicked” guest appearance on vocals and piano. If you love the bewitching music of Wicked, you'll be defying gravity and floating on air for this rare treat with The Phoenix Symphony at the iconic Orpheum Theater.
Fri 2/6/15 7:30PM Orpheum Theatre
Sat 2/7/15 7:30PM Orpheum Theatre


Blockbuster Broadway VIP Experience with Stephen Schwartz


The Phoenix Symphony invites you to go behind the scenes and enter the mind, heart, soul, and creative world of Broadway and film composer Stephen Schwartz. Meet the creative genius behind Broadway's Wicked, Pippin, and Godspell, and Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame and Pocahontas. Hear Schwartz talk about how he brought these productions to life. Be enriched by his stories and be entertained by his music in a one-night only intimate evening, benefitting The Phoenix Symphony.
Sat 2/7/15 5:00PM General Admission




Purchase a chance to win one of two special VIP theatre experiences including a trip to New York and a VIP package to see Jason Alexander at Symphony Hall.

Raffle tickets are available at one for $40, three for $100 or seven for $200

The drawing will be held at the Blockbuster Broadway with Stephen Schwartz concert on February 7, 2015. You do not need to be present to win.
Mon 2/9/15 6:00PM General Admission


Symphony Sampler
2014-15 Events
Symphony Sampler

Join The Phoenix Symphony in an exclusive invitation-only opportunity to experience a 30-minute sampling of our new 2015/16 classics season. Attend this multi-media event led by Virginia G. Piper Music Director Tito Munoz and listen to performances of Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak, and Brahms complete with exciting visuals projected above the orchestra. Choose from three short 30-minute concert times of 6:00pm, 7:00pm, or 8:00pm. Local food trucks and bars, and a meet-and-greet with Phoenix Symphony musicians and Tito Munoz are available both before and after your performance.
Fri 2/20/15 6:00PM General Admission
Fri 2/20/15 7:00PM General Admission
Fri 2/20/15 8:00PM General Admission


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. This performance is sponsored in-part by the local Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library.

Additional seating for this performance is available through the Mesa Arts Center. Click HERE for tickets.
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 Avondale Toyota
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 Legends
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 Avondale Toyota
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 Maestro Tito Muñoz!
Thu 4/16/15 6:00PM General Admission


Mozart's Symphony No. 40
2014-15 Avondale Toyota
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 Legends
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 Avondale Toyota
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. Patrons of all ages are encouraged to come dressed in their best 1980's attire!
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 Avondale Toyota
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


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