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Symphony Hall : Sat 9/29/18 7:30PM - Sat 5/25/19 7:30PM

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Mozart, Strauss and Tchaikovsky Saturday, September 29, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Mozart, Strauss and Tchaikovsky


David Danzmayr, conductor
Drew Petersen, piano

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1, Op. 23
Mozart: Symphony No. 36 “Linz" K. 425
Johann Strauss Jr: Kaiser-Walzer (Emperor Waltz), Op. 437

Mozart’s legendary compositional facility was never more apparent than in his Thirty-Sixth Symphony, “Linz,” titled after the city in which he composed it hastily for an unplanned concert. Despite his haste, Mozart proved his mastery with rich, large-scale movements and a dazzling finale written to be performed as fast as possible. Contrasting the delicate elegance of Mozart is Tchaikovsky’s deeply romantic First Piano Concerto performed by Drew Peterson, praised for his commanding and poetic interpretations. This program opens with waltz-king Johann Strauss’ Emperor Waltz.



Tchaikovsky’s Fourth and Rachel Barton Pine Saturday, October 13, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Tchaikovsky’s Fourth and Rachel Barton Pine


Tito Muñoz, conductor
Rachel Barton Pine, violin

Gabriel Kahane: Nocturama
Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, Op. 36

Highlighted by Rachel Barton Pine’s commanding performance of Paganini's first Violin Concerto, experience this powerhouse program presented by The Phoenix Symphony led by Maestro Muñoz. This program continues our dedication to young American composers by opening with Gabriel Kahane’s Nocturama, and concludes with Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony; an urgent and supercharged reflection on his internal struggles.



A Mozart Celebration Saturday, January 5, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
A Mozart Celebration


Tito Muñoz, conductor
Alexander Laing, clarinet

Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, K. 622
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter” K. 551

Phoenix Symphony Principal Clarinetist Alex Laing commands the stage in this all-Mozart concert featuring the composer’s luminary Clarinet Concerto. The concerto is bookended with Mozart’s masterful Overture to Don Giovanni and the exuberant “Jupiter,” his forty-first and final Symphony.



Grand Canyon Suite: An HD Experience Saturday, January 12, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
<em>Grand Canyon Suite</em>: An HD Experience


Matthew Kasper, conductor
Westwater Arts

Barber: Second Essay for Orchestra, Op. 17
Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite (with projection)
Ives: Symphony No.2

Grofe’s picturesque Grand Canyon Suite wowed sold-out audiences during the Symphony’s 2012 performance, and the National Park’s 100-year anniversary performance will feature Westwater Arts high-definition images of the Grand Canyon projected above the orchestra in Symphony Hall. Assistant Conductor Matthew Kasper continues this patriotic program with Barber's Second Essay for Orchestra and the unique compositional style of Chalres Ives with his Second Symphony.



Beethoven and Haydn Saturday, February 2, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Beethoven and Haydn


Tito Muñoz, conductor
Jennifer Koh, violin

Haydn: Symphony No. 69 “Laudon” Hob. 1/69
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Violin Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” Op. 68

Maestro Tito Muñoz celebrates the return of Jennifer Koh with Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Violin Concerto: a virtuosic and flashy, aggressive and brutal, meditative and static masterwork. This program opens with Haydn’s “Loudon” Symphony, his lush and finely crafted departure from his earlier works, and concludes with Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony, which stands as one of the most vivid depictions of nature and rustic life.



Romeo & Juliet and Porgy & Bess Saturday, April 20, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
<em>Romeo & Juliet</em> and <em>Porgy & Bess</em>


Carl St. Clair, conductor
Kevin Deas, vocalist
Angela Brown, vocalist
Pilgrim Rest Choir

Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo & Juliet Suites 1 and 2
Gershwin: Porgy & Bess: A Symphonic Picture arr. Bennet

The orchestra is an integral piece of both the operatic and balletic art forms, and The Phoenix Symphony offers unique insight into that brilliance through the juxtaposition of suites from George Gershwin and Sergei Prokofiev. Prokofiev’s popular and intriguing suite to Romeo & Juliet fuse with Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess Suite to create an evening of sweeping emotion and dramatic elegance showcasing the towering Montagues and Capulets and the beloved classic “Summertime,” featuring the acclaimed Pilgrim Rest Choir alongside the orchestra.



The Planets: An HD Odyssey Saturday, May 25, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
<em>The Planets</em>: An HD Odyssey


Tito Muñoz, conductor
Planets HD Odyssey

Elgar: Elegy, Op. 58
Michael Hersch: end stages
Holst: The Planets – An HD Odyssey


As our 2018/19 Classics series ends, embark on an expansive voyage through the Solar System with The Planets: An HD Odyssey. Propelled by Holst’s masterwork The Planets, this bracing multimedia experience explores the astrological and emotional influences of our sister planets through this large-scale orchestral suite as stunning NASA and Hubble image are projected above the orchestra. Sir Edward Elgar’s serene and dreamlike Elegy for Strings opens the program, while Michael Hersch’s tragic, personal, and deeply compelling end stages, accompanied by the artwork that inspired the composer, presents an interdisciplinary exploration of mortality to close the program.



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