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Classics Friday Blue

Symphony Hall : Fri 1/26/18 7:30PM - Fri 5/11/18 7:30PM

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The Classics Blue package offers five programs from the Classics Series at Symphony Hall. These can't miss programs include works from Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart and Shubert. Available on Friday nights, these programs will fill your classical soul with music from the masters. Check our new Expanded Choose Your Own Subscription before you decide. You can now pick and choose any of our Classical, Pops and even special performances to create your perfect season.

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Sibelius and Debussy Friday, January 26, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Sibelius and Debussy


Karina Canellakis, conductor
Stewart Goodyear, piano

Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Egyptian”
Sibelius: The Oceanides
Debussy: La Mer

Guest Conductor Karina Canellakis makes her Phoenix Symphony debut in an imaginative, impressionistic program sure to make a splash. Debussy, Britten and Sibelius contribute works that capture the many moods of the sea, with its sun-drenched waves and watery depths. Pianist Stewart Goodyear, proclaimed “a phenomenon” by The Los Angeles Times, returns to Symphony Hall in the sensuous “Egyptian” Piano Concerto of French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, who reportedly wrote this dazzling work after a boat ride up the Nile.



Brahms and Schumann Friday, February 23, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Brahms and Schumann


Tito Muñoz, conductor
Friederike Starkloff, violin

Webern: Passacaglia
Schumann: Symphony No. 4
Brahms: Violin Concerto

Each of Brahms’ concertos can be counted among music’s towering masterpieces, and the formidable violin concerto may be the composer’s very finest. Internationally acclaimed violinist Friederike Starkloff (“superb – capricious, feisty and seductive” – Classical Source) debuts with The Phoenix Symphony to perform this exemplary work alongside Robert Schumann’s joyous Fourth Symphony and the romantic Passacaglia from Anton Webern.



Mozart Piano Concerto No. 22 Friday, April 27, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 22


Jeffrey Kahane, conductor and piano

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22
Dvorák: Nocturne in B major
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

Conducting from the keyboard, guest Jeffrey Kahane performs Mozart’s elegant Piano Concerto No. 22. Then, on the podium, he leads a concerto for the entire ensemble – Bartók’s sensational Concerto for Orchestra, a Phoenix Symphony specialty. Dvorák’s Nocturne for Strings, which began life as the gorgeous slow movement of a string quartet, rounds out the program.



Schubert and Brahms Friday, May 11, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Schubert and Brahms


Tito Muñoz, conductor
Maria Valdes, soprano
Rod Gilfry, baritone
The Phoenix Symphony Chorus

Schubert: Symphony No.8, “Unfinished”
Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)

Johannes Brahms established his reputation not with an orchestral work but with a sacred choral work: his profoundly moving German Requiem, which he labored over for a dozen years. He found a musical language full of drama and touching intimacy. Tito Muñoz leads a romantic program featuring Brahms’ masterpiece alongside Schubert’s immortal “Unfinished” Symphony.