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2012-13 US Airways Classics
Michael Christie Conducts Carmina Burana
Bernstein and Stravinsky
For 11/23 11am
Back by popular demand, Maestro Christie conducts a composition commissioned by The Phoenix Symphony Commissioning Club, with contemporary composer Marjan Mozetich's Procession of Duos featuring solos from various pairs of instruments in the orchestra. Also enjoy Maestro Christie as he conducts the music from Stravinsky’s ballet Petrushka.

Carmina Burana
For 11/23 8pm and 11/24 8pm
Celebrate Virginia G. Piper Music Director Michael Christie’s debut in his final season with The Phoenix Symphony as he leads the Symphony and Chorus in one of the most memorable musical creations of the 20th Century, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. Hear the majesty of this scenic cantata based on the famous collection of medieval poems that has survived as one of the most invigorating, entertaining and easily heard compositions of the classical music repertoire with the often heralded “O Fortuna” movement used in countless movie scores. Also, back by popular demand, Maestro Christie conducts a composition commissioned by The Phoenix Symphony Commissioning Club, with contemporary composer Marjan Mozetich's Procession of Duos featuring solos from various pairs of instruments in the orchestra.

There will be a special performance of Carmina Burana at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church in North Scottsdale. To buy tickets or for more information on this event click HERE
Fri 11/23/12 11:00AM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Fri 11/23/12 8:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Sat 11/24/12 8:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase



2012-13 Ancillary
Meet the Artist Luncheon
Immediately following every Coffee Classics concert, The Phoenix Symphony invites you to enjoy a delicious luncheon and panel discussion with musicians, conductors or guest artists in Symphony Hall.

These intimate luncheons allow you to interact with musicians and conductors on a one-on-one basis, give you the opportunity to ask them questions about their lives and their work, and chat with them over lunch.
Fri 11/23/12 12:00PM General Admission More Information Purchase



Celebrate Virginia G. Piper Music Director Michael Christie’s debut in his final season with The Phoenix Symphony as he leads the Symphony and Chorus in one of the most memorable musical creations of the 20th Century, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. Hear the majesty of this scenic cantata based on the famous collection of medieval poems that has survived as one of the most invigorating, entertaining and easily heard compositions of the classical music repertoire with the often heralded “O Fortuna” movement used in countless movie scores. Also, back by popular demand, Maestro Christie conducts a composition commissioned by The Phoenix Symphony Commissioning Club, with contemporary composer Marjan Mozetich's Procession of Duos featuring solos from various pairs of instruments in the orchestra.
Sun 11/25/12 3:00PM Pinnacle Presbyterian Church More Information Purchase



The Phoenix Symphony is delighted to present a program to benefit the Annual Fund and we invite you to join us at some of this season’s most highly anticipated events. Each year, Parties of Note presents magnificent events at private homes and spaces featuring world class art collections, stunning views and beautiful gardens.
Each party also features a private recital by Phoenix Symphony musicians. We hope you will join your fellow Symphony family members at these special events.
Wed 11/28/12 5:30PM General Admission More Information Purchase



Join The Phoenix Symphony as we ring in the Christmas holiday with an array of your seasonal favorites. Resident Conductor Joseph Young leads The Phoenix Symphony and Chorus in a festive, one-of-a-kind concert tradition that is guaranteed to get you in the spirit of the season.
Fri 11/30/12 8:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Sat 12/1/12 8:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Sun 12/2/12 2:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase



Celebrate the holiday season with timeless classics and favorite yuletide tunes performed by The Phoenix Symphony under the baton of Resident Conductor Joseph Young. Enjoy Howard Blake's stunning soundtrack to The Snowman while the animated classic film plays above. Featuring our popular holiday sing-along, this warm and festive concert will make your season bright.
Sat 12/1/12 2:30PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase



2012-13 Ancillary
Parties of Note: Holiday Cheer
The Phoenix Symphony is delighted to present a program to benefit the Annual Fund and we invite you to join us at some of this season’s most highly anticipated events. Each year, Parties of Note presents magnificent events at private homes and spaces featuring world class art collections, stunning views and beautiful gardens.
Each party also features a private recital by Phoenix Symphony musicians. We hope you will join your fellow Symphony family members at these special events.
Wed 12/5/12 6:00PM General Admission More Information Purchase



2012-13 Specials
Handel's Messiah
Your favorite holiday tradition continues as The Phoenix Symphony and Chorus, led by Virginia G. Piper Music Director Michael Christie, perform Handel’s Messiah in churches and venues throughout the Valley.
Wed 12/12/12 7:30PM Piper Auditorium, Xavier Prep More Information Purchase
Thu 12/13/12 7:30PM Scottsdale Center for the Arts More Information Purchase
Fri 12/14/12 7:30PM Ikeda Theatre Mesa Arts Center More Information Purchase
Sat 12/15/12 7:30PM Camelback SDA Church More Information Purchase
Sun 12/16/12 3:00PM Pinnacle Presbyterian Church More Information Purchase



2012-13 Specials
New Year's Eve Celebration
Ring in 2013 with family, friends and The Phoenix Symphony performing your favorite classics. Virginia G. Piper Music Director Michael Christie leads the orchestra in a joyous musical celebration.
Mon 12/31/12 7:30PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase



Virginia G. Piper Musical Director Michael Christie continues his exciting final season with The Phoenix Symphony by conducting our internationally acclaimed Concertmaster Steven Moeckel in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, one of the most demanding and best known works in the violin repertoire. Experience this powerhouse duo as they explore together Tchaikovsky’s monumental work with Steven Moeckel's virtuoso technique being described as “as close to perfect as this life allows.” Enjoy as well, Maestro Christie’s exciting interpretation of Copland’s El Salón México, reflecting our unique Hispanic influence based on Mexican folk music along with Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 in D minor, his most notable symphonic work.
Thu 1/3/13 7:30PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Sat 1/5/13 8:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase



2012-13 US Airways Classics
Michael Christie Conducts The Planets
Take a musical voyage through the Solar System as Virginia G. Piper Music Director Michael Christie and The Phoenix Symphony perform Gustav Holst’s most popular composition, The Planets. Explore the astrological and emotional influence of seven planets from our solar system accompanied by the visual projections from “The Planets – An HD Odyssey” featuring HD images from the Mars Rovers, and other NASA and JPL footage from various missions.In addition, savor the world debut of a new, imaginative work that fuses harmonies of jazz and techno with the palette of orchestral electronic sounds – written by Mason Bates and commissioned by Dr. Judith G. and Edwin H. Wolf, –based on her collection of poems, “Weeping Shadows.”
Thu 1/10/13 7:30PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Sat 1/12/13 8:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase



The Phoenix Symphony partners with Bösendorfer, one of the world’s oldest and most well-known piano manufacturers, and Arizona State University’s School of Music for the Sixth Biannual Bösendorfer USASU International Piano Competition featuring rising star pianists from around the world. Three finalists are narrowed from more than 100 applicants to compete in the final round and perform with The Phoenix Symphony. The talented winner will receive $15,000, a contract as a guest artist with The Phoenix Symphony and performance opportunities at the Bösendorfer National Concert Series. Join in the excitement and anticipation as the next Bösendorfer International Piano Competition winner is chosen.
Sun 1/13/13 7:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase



Rex Allen Jr. joins The Phoenix Symphony for a musical tribute to Arizona and the tradition of the singing cowboy of the silver screen. Allen continues the legacy of his father, the “Arizona Cowboy” of Wilcox, AZ, known for his Western music and movie classics as well as the voice behind hundreds of Walt Disney characters, with his own chart-topping singles including “Can You Hear Those Pioneers?,” “Ride Cowboy, Ride” and “Teardrops in My Heart.” In 1984, Allen Jr.’s composition “Arizona” became the official alternate State Song of Arizona. Feel the Western heritage of yesteryear brought to life as The Phoenix Symphony and Rex Allen Jr. come together for this unforgettable tribute to Arizona.
Fri 1/18/13 8:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Sat 1/19/13 8:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase



2012-13 Family
Tubby the Tuba
Enjoy Tubby the Tuba’s iconic story performed by The Phoenix Symphony. Children will adore Tubby and his friends including The Violin, Peppo the Piccolo and The French Horn as they join Tubby on his journey to find his melody. Bring the kids an hour early for the Tubby book reading, arts and crafts and the instrument petting zoo.
Sat 1/19/13 2:30PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase



The Phoenix Symphony is delighted to present a program to benefit the Annual Fund and we invite you to join us at some of this season’s most highly anticipated events. Each year, Parties of Note presents magnificent events at private homes and spaces featuring world class art collections, stunning views and beautiful gardens.
Each party also features a private recital by Phoenix Symphony musicians. We hope you will join your fellow Symphony family members at these special events.
Thu 1/24/13 6:00PM General Admission More Information Purchase



Legendry vocalist George Benson accompanies The Phoenix Symphony on stage at the Mesa Arts Center for an uforgettable tribute to Nat King Cole.
Sat 1/26/13 8:00PM Ikeda Theatre Mesa Arts Center More Information Purchase



Resident Conductor Joseph Young leads The Phoenix Symphony in Beethoven’s beautiful, fiery and harmoniously rich Symphony No. 4. Composed while Beethoven worked on his famous 5th Symphony, this increasingly popular and sometimes playful work frequently recalls influences of Beethoven’s former teacher, Joseph Haydn and includes “one of the most imaginative passages anywhere in Beethoven.” Also be there for the return performance of Laura Wilde, described as having “a ravishingly beautiful mezzo sound.” Wilde conjures the sights and sounds of the east in Ravel’s Shéhérazade, a three-part song cycle based on poems inspired by the French translation of the Arabian Nights stories.
Sun 1/27/13 3:00PM Pinnacle Presbyterian Church More Information Purchase



Welcome the Hollywood Bowl’s Principal Guest Conductor, the Music Director of the Omaha Symphony and the first African American to hold a conducting position at the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Wilkins, in a continuation of our presentation of the best conductors of our next generation. He leads The Phoenix Symphony and one of the world’s preeminent violinists, Miriam Fried. Enjoy Wilkins’ energy and virtuosity, and love of the musical repertoire, as he conducts an emotional and powerful concert featuring a broad orchestral range from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 to Márquez’s Danzón No. 2. Experience Wilkins’ direction coupled with violinist Miriam Fried’s “fiery intensity and technical mastery” as they perform Brahms’ only Violin Concerto. Since winning the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, Miriam Fried is recognized as one of today’s major violin virtuosos and pedagogues around the world. Make sure to experience this performance as Fried electrifies the audience with her 1718 Stradivarius.
Thu 1/31/13 7:30PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Fri 2/1/13 11:00AM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Sat 2/2/13 8:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase



2012-13 Ancillary
Meet the Artist Luncheon
Immediately following every Coffee Classics concert, The Phoenix Symphony invites you to enjoy a delicious luncheon and panel discussion with musicians, conductors or guest artists in Symphony Hall.

These intimate luncheons allow you to interact with musicians and conductors on a one-on-one basis, give you the opportunity to ask them questions about their lives and their work, and chat with them over lunch.
Fri 2/1/13 12:00PM General Admission More Information Purchase



In the 2012-13 Season, The Phoenix Symphony is proud to present some of the world's greatest conductors within its 38-week program schedule. Conductor's Corner, a series of in-home events and receptions, will feature each 2012-13 Season guest conductor following one of their scheduled performances. These intimate gatherings are a unique opportunity for patrons to mingle with some of the most talented and up-and-coming conductors in the world. Join us for the 2012/13 Season Conductor's Corner events!
Fri 2/1/13 5:30PM General Admission More Information Purchase



2012-13 US Airways Classics
Andreas Delfs Conducts Bach and Barber
In one of the most exciting concerts of the 2012/13 season, world renowned Conductor Laureate of the Milwaukee Symphony who was instrumental in the orchestra’s rise to national prominence, Andreas Delfs, teams with The Phoenix Symphony to provide an unequalled programming experience. A frequent partner to the world's most renowned solo artists including Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma and Renée Fleming, Andreas Delfs comes to Phoenix as another in the amazing guest conductor lineup of the 2012/13 season to conduct virtuoso, television and recording artist Anne Akiko Meyers in one of the most demanding concertos in the repertoire, Barber’s Violin Concerto. Then, in a unique and once in a lifetime experience, Delfs will conduct both Anne Akiko Meyers and our very own, internationally renowned Concertmaster Steven Moeckel in Bach’s Double Violin Concerto considered one of the best examples of work from the late Baroque period.
Thu 2/7/13 7:30PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Sat 2/9/13 8:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase



In the 2012-13 Season, The Phoenix Symphony is proud to present some of the world's greatest conductors within its 38-week program schedule. Conductor's Corner, a series of in-home events and receptions, will feature each 2012-13 Season guest conductor following one of their scheduled performances. These intimate gatherings are a unique opportunity for patrons to mingle with some of the most talented and up-and-coming conductors in the world. Join us for the 2012/13 Season Conductor's Corner events!
Thu 2/7/13 9:30PM General Admission More Information Purchase



2012-13 Specials
Trio Gala
This spectacular evening includes an inaugural performance, extraordinary dinner, entertainment and much more. The highlight of the evening will be the TRIO performance at Symphony Hall, which features Ballet Arizona, Arizona Opera, and The Phoenix Symphony on stage together for the first time.

The TRIO gala allows you to experience the exciting future of the performing arts in Arizona.

Gala tickets include pre-performance reception, seated dinner, entertainment and a prime seat at the TRIO performance. Reserve your seat today to the party and performance of the year.

For more information, visit the official TRIO website

If you have specific seating requests please leave a comment in the notes section of the checkout page. Every effort will be made to accommodate your requests.
Fri 2/8/13 6:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase



2012-13 Specials
Trio
An inaugural performance showcasing and benefiting Arizona’s premiere performing arts groups. Ballet Arizona, Arizona Opera and The Phoenix Symphony join together for the first time on stage for an unforgettable, one night only performance.

For details about the evening or more information on the TRIO Gala please visit www.trioevent.org.
Fri 2/8/13 7:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase



Bringing the excitement of the next generation of great conductors to Scottsdale, join The Phoenix Symphony as Daniel Meyer makes his triumphant debut. Described as “charismatic” and a “powerfully-expressive creator” with “flowing signals and agile body language,” Meyer as Music Director of the Asheville Symphony and Erie Philharmonic has reinvigorated both orchestras with innovative programs with a unique dedication to his audiences. He leads The Phoenix Symphony and Van Cliburn Piano Competition Finalist and First Prize Winner of the Cleveland Piano Competition Chu-Fang Huang in Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2. This graceful and charming work is paired with Dvořák’s exhilarating Symphony No. 6 considered to be even greater than the “New World” among most musicians and scholars today. Join Maestro Meyer as he also conducts Theofanidis’ musically and spiritually inspired Rainbow Body, one of the most beloved works by a living composer.
Thu 2/28/13 7:30PM Scottsdale Center for the Arts More Information Purchase



In the 2012-13 Season, The Phoenix Symphony is proud to present some of the world's greatest conductors within its 38-week program schedule. Conductor's Corner, a series of in-home events and receptions, will feature each 2012-13 Season guest conductor following one of their scheduled performances. These intimate gatherings are a unique opportunity for patrons to mingle with some of the most talented and up-and-coming conductors in the world. Join us for the 2012/13 Season Conductor's Corner events!
Thu 2/28/13 9:30PM General Admission More Information Purchase



2012-13 US Airways Classics
Mei-Ann Chen Conducts Elgar's Cello Concerto
Back by popular demand, Mei-Ann Chen returns to Arizona following her triumphant debut during the 10/11 season. One of the most dynamic young conductors in America today, Mei-Ann Chen is the music director of the Chicago Sinfonietta and her charismatic podium style, musicality and personal warmth have simply won over Phoenix audiences. Maestro Chen leads The Phoenix Symphony in one of the most revered cello concertos of all time, Elgar’s Cello Concerto. The program also includes Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7, one of his most popular works, and An-Lun Huang’s "Saibei Dance", a piece written during China’s cultural revolution yet one that is celebratory of the season of harvest and a composition near and dear to Maestra Chen’s heart.
Thu 3/7/13 7:30PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Fri 3/8/13 11:00AM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Sat 3/9/13 8:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase



In the 2012-13 Season, The Phoenix Symphony is proud to present some of the world's greatest conductors within its 38-week program schedule. Conductor's Corner, a series of in-home events and receptions, will feature each 2012-13 Season guest conductor following one of their scheduled performances. These intimate gatherings are a unique opportunity for patrons to mingle with some of the most talented and up-and-coming conductors in the world. Join us for the 2012/13 Season Conductor's Corner events!
Thu 3/7/13 9:30PM General Admission More Information Purchase



2012-13 Ancillary
Meet the Artist Luncheon
Immediately following every Coffee Classics concert, The Phoenix Symphony invites you to enjoy a delicious luncheon and panel discussion with musicians, conductors or guest artists in Symphony Hall.

These intimate luncheons allow you to interact with musicians and conductors on a one-on-one basis, give you the opportunity to ask them questions about their lives and their work, and chat with them over lunch.
Fri 3/8/13 12:00PM General Admission More Information Sold Out!



The Phoenix Symphony is delighted to present a program to benefit the Annual Fund and we invite you to join us at some of this season’s most highly anticipated events. Each year, Parties of Note presents magnificent events at private homes and spaces featuring world class art collections, stunning views and beautiful gardens.
Each party also features a private recital by Phoenix Symphony musicians. We hope you will join your fellow Symphony family members at these special events.
Fri 3/8/13 6:00PM General Admission More Information Purchase



The Phoenix Symphony is delighted to present a program to benefit the Annual Fund and we invite you to join us at some of this season’s most highly anticipated events. Each year, Parties of Note presents magnificent events at private homes and spaces featuring world class art collections, stunning views and beautiful gardens.
Each party also features a private recital by Phoenix Symphony musicians. We hope you will join your fellow Symphony family members at these special events.
Thu 3/14/13 6:00PM General Admission More Information Purchase



2012-13 Specials
Natalie Merchant
Singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant joins The Phoenix Symphony to perform music from her latest album entitled Leave Your Sleep, based on literary inspirations and composed for expanded musical ensembles and orchestra, as well as songs from her previous top-selling albums. Merchant began her career as lead singer and lyricist for the alternative rock trendsetting band 10,000 Maniacs and later experienced a successful solo career with albums Tigerlily, Ophelia, Natalie Merchant Live, The House Carpenter's Daughter and Motherland. For her most recent album, Merchant adapted the poetry of E.E. Cummings, Ogden Nash, Robert Graves and more into songs influenced by klezmer, bluegrass, chamber music and folk. Be captivated by this “brassy, deep singer” as she performs live with The Phoenix Symphony.
Thu 3/14/13 7:30PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase



Grammy and Oscar-winning vocalist Patti Austin joins The Phoenix Symphony in a performance dedicated to the brilliance of Duke Ellington and “The First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald. Enjoy Austin’s transcending style as she evokes the beauty and emotion of these legendary jazz classics such as Cottontail, I Got It Bad, It Don't Mean a Thing and more.
Fri 3/15/13 8:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Sat 3/16/13 8:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Sun 3/17/13 2:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase



2012-13 Family
A Pirate's Adventure
Ahoy mateys! Walk the plank as our scalawag musicians present swashbuckling favorites for the entire family. Come sail away with The Phoenix Symphony with music from Pirates of the Caribbean, Pirates of Penzance and much, much more. Dress up like a pirate and come an hour early to participate in preconcert family activities.
Sat 3/16/13 2:30PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase



The Phoenix Symphony is delighted to present a program to benefit the Annual Fund and we invite you to join us at some of this season’s most highly anticipated events. Each year, Parties of Note presents magnificent events at private homes and spaces featuring world class art collections, stunning views and beautiful gardens.
Each party also features a private recital by Phoenix Symphony musicians. We hope you will join your fellow Symphony family members at these special events.
Tue 3/19/13 6:00PM General Admission More Information Purchase



Continuing the celebration of his final season, Virginia G. Piper Music Director Michael Christie conducts The Phoenix Symphony in an arrangement of one of the most famous works for organ, Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor. Returning to Arizona, America’s most celebrated concert organist and Grammy Award-winner, Paul Jacobs, whom the New York Times christened “the young wizard,” will treat audiences with Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 written for orchestra and organ. And to punctuate an already momentous concert, Mr. Jacobs will premiere the world debut of a new work commissioned by The Phoenix Symphony and composed by one of today’s pre-eminent composers, Stephen Paulus.
Thu 3/21/13 7:30PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Fri 3/22/13 11:00AM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Sat 3/23/13 8:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase



2012-13 Ancillary
Meet the Artist Luncheon
Immediately following every Coffee Classics concert, The Phoenix Symphony invites you to enjoy a delicious luncheon and panel discussion with musicians, conductors or guest artists in Symphony Hall.

These intimate luncheons allow you to interact with musicians and conductors on a one-on-one basis, give you the opportunity to ask them questions about their lives and their work, and chat with them over lunch.
Fri 3/22/13 12:00PM General Admission More Information Purchase



The Phoenix Symphony is delighted to present a program to benefit the Annual Fund and we invite you to join us at some of this season’s most highly anticipated events. Each year, Parties of Note presents magnificent events at private homes and spaces featuring world class art collections, stunning views and beautiful gardens.
Each party also features a private recital by Phoenix Symphony musicians. We hope you will join your fellow Symphony family members at these special events.
Fri 3/22/13 6:00PM General Admission More Information Purchase



Join one of Arizona’s favorite entertainers, Robert Moody as he returns to lead The Phoenix Symphony at the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts. As a Resident Conductor of The Phoenix Symphony for many years, Moody quickly became known for his innovative programming and his warm charismatic rapport with audiences. He has had the honor of serving as Music Director for the Winston-Salem Symphony since 2005, the Music Director for the Portland Symphony Orchestra (Maine) and as Artistic Director for Arizona MusicFest, one of the nation’s premiere winter music festival destinations, since 2007.
Thu 3/28/13 7:30PM Scottsdale Center for the Arts More Information Purchase



2012-13 Specials
Audra McDonald
Join us in welcoming 5-time Tony Award-winning and 2-time Grammy Award-winning actress and singer Audra McDonald as she performs favorites from the stage and screen live with The Phoenix Symphony. Known best for her role on ABC’s hit television series “Private Practice” and her role as the title character in the original sold-out production of “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” Audra McDonald will wow stage and screen fans in this one-night-only performance you won’t want to miss.
Thu 3/28/13 7:30PM Ikeda Theatre Mesa Arts Center More Information Purchase



In the 2012-13 Season, The Phoenix Symphony is proud to present some of the world's greatest conductors within its 38-week program schedule. Conductor's Corner, a series of in-home events and receptions, will feature each 2012-13 Season guest conductor following one of their scheduled performances. These intimate gatherings are a unique opportunity for patrons to mingle with some of the most talented and up-and-coming conductors in the world. Join us for the 2012/13 Season Conductor's Corner events!
Thu 3/28/13 9:30PM General Admission More Information Purchase



A leader and advocate for classical music, Andrew Constantine comes to Arizona for his debut with The Phoenix Symphony. Described by Classic FM as “a rising star of classical music” and described by Britain’s The Independent as “electrifying,” Maestro Constantine continues this season’s blockbuster lineup of next generation conductors by leading The Phoenix Symphony through the emotional and pivotal Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 and partnering with renowned clarinetist, David Shifrin, one of only two wind players to have been awarded the Avery Fisher Prize since the award’s inception in 1974 in Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A Major. Hear the magic of Maestro Constantine and Shifrin in a truly exceptional concert.
Thu 4/11/13 7:30PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Sat 4/13/13 8:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase



In the 2012-13 Season, The Phoenix Symphony is proud to present some of the world's greatest conductors within its 38-week program schedule. Conductor's Corner, a series of in-home events and receptions, will feature each 2012-13 Season guest conductor following one of their scheduled performances. These intimate gatherings are a unique opportunity for patrons to mingle with some of the most talented and up-and-coming conductors in the world. Join us for the 2012/13 Season Conductor's Corner events!
Fri 4/12/13 5:30PM General Admission More Information Purchase



2012-13 APS Pops
A Big Band Celebration
The Phoenix Symphony is bringing Big Band back! Conductor Matt Catingub joins the Symphony to perform hits from Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Quincy Jones and more. Son of the late great jazz vocalist Mavis Rivers, Catingub is known for his unique abilities as a conductor, composer, arranger, instrumentalist and singer. At age 17, Catingub was the youngest member of the Louie Bellson Big Band and has since experienced a life-long career of musical success. He has written arrangements and orchestrations for many of the world’s leading artists including Michael Feinstein, Rosemary Clooney and Chris Botti, and has had music featured on the Grammy award-winning soundtrack for the film “Goodnight, and Good Luck.” Experience the energy and sound of the Big Band Era performed live by The Phoenix Symphony.
Fri 4/19/13 8:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Sat 4/20/13 8:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Sun 4/21/13 2:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase



2012-13 Family
Carnival of the Animals
Join us on a wild musical adventure into the animal kingdom! Be delighted as The Phoenix Symphony performs music inspired by your favorite friends from the jungle such as Flight of the Bumble Bee, selections from Carnival of the Animals, music from The Lion King and more! Dress up in your favorite animal costume or bring your favorite stuffed animal friend!
Sat 4/20/13 2:30PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase



For 4/25 and 4/27
Continue to celebrate with Virginia G. Piper Music Director Michael Christie in his final season. The Phoenix Symphony and Chorus come together for an explosive and romantic performance of Liszt’s Dante Symphony. This work, based on Dante Alighieri’s journey through hell and purgatory, as depicted in "The Divine Comedy" is paired with Antonio Estévez’s dramatic La Cantata Criolla, Venezuela’s best-known nationalistic composition. Based on a poem by Alberto Arvelo Torrealba called “Florentino and the Devil,” the chorus and symphony combine to colorfully paint a tale of a singing contest between the two title characters. Don’t miss Maestro Christie at his best in the world of great choral masterpieces.

For 4/26
Continue to celebrate with Virginia G. Piper Music Director Michael Christie in his final season. The Phoenix Symphony and Chorus come together for an explosive and romantic performance of Liszt’s Dante Symphony. This work, based on Dante Alighieri’s journey through hell and purgatory, as depicted in "The Divine Comedy". Virginia G. Piper Musical Director Michael Christie continues his exciting final season with The Phoenix Symphony by conducting our internationally acclaimed Concertmaster Steven Moeckel in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, one of the most demanding and best known works in the violin repertoire. Experience this powerhouse duo as they explore together Tchaikovsky’s monumental work with Steven Moeckel's virtuoso technique being described as “as close to perfect as this life allows.”
Thu 4/25/13 7:30PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Fri 4/26/13 11:00AM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Sat 4/27/13 8:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase



2012-13 Ancillary
Meet the Artist Luncheon
Immediately following every Coffee Classics concert, The Phoenix Symphony invites you to enjoy a delicious luncheon and panel discussion with musicians, conductors or guest artists in Symphony Hall.

These intimate luncheons allow you to interact with musicians and conductors on a one-on-one basis, give you the opportunity to ask them questions about their lives and their work, and chat with them over lunch.
Fri 4/26/13 12:00PM General Admission More Information Purchase



The Phoenix Symphony is delighted to present a program to benefit the Annual Fund and we invite you to join us at some of this season’s most highly anticipated events. Each year, Parties of Note presents magnificent events at private homes and spaces featuring world class art collections, stunning views and beautiful gardens.
Each party also features a private recital by Phoenix Symphony musicians. We hope you will join your fellow Symphony family members at these special events.
Fri 4/26/13 6:00PM General Admission More Information Purchase



The Phoenix Symphony is delighted to present a program to benefit the Annual Fund and we invite you to join us at some of this season’s most highly anticipated events. Each year, Parties of Note presents magnificent events at private homes and spaces featuring world class art collections, stunning views and beautiful gardens.
Each party also features a private recital by Phoenix Symphony musicians. We hope you will join your fellow Symphony family members at these special events.
Tue 5/7/13 6:00PM General Admission More Information Purchase



2012-13 US Airways Classics
Christie’s Farewell Concert
In what is sure to be a bittersweet yet triumphant concert, join us as we celebrate Michael Christie in his final performance with The Phoenix Symphony as Virginia G. Piper Music Director. In a very personal program, Maestro Christie and the Symphony take stage to perform Dvořák’s Scherzo capriccioso, a celebration in and of itself reflecting nature and the vibrancy of a village festival. This colorful and imaginative orchestration is paired with Mozart’s elegant Symphony No. 38, known as the Prague Symphony and Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski’s Concerto for Orchestra. Please join us and thank Maestro Christie for his eight years of dedication and accomplishment here in Arizona.
Thu 5/9/13 7:30PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Fri 5/10/13 11:00AM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Sat 5/11/13 8:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase



2012-13 Ancillary
Meet the Artist Luncheon
Immediately following every Coffee Classics concert, The Phoenix Symphony invites you to enjoy a delicious luncheon and panel discussion with musicians, conductors or guest artists in Symphony Hall.

These intimate luncheons allow you to interact with musicians and conductors on a one-on-one basis, give you the opportunity to ask them questions about their lives and their work, and chat with them over lunch.
Fri 5/10/13 12:00PM General Admission More Information Purchase



2012-13 Scottsdale
Christie's Farewell Concert
In what is sure to be a bittersweet yet triumphant concert, join us as we celebrate Michael Christie in his final performance with The Phoenix Symphony as Virginia G. Piper Music Director. In a very personal program, Maestro Christie and the Symphony take stage to perform Dvořák’s Scherzo capriccioso, a celebration in and of itself reflecting nature and the vibrancy of a village festival. This colorful and imaginative orchestration is paired with Mozart’s elegant Symphony No. 38, known as the Prague Symphony and Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski’s Concerto for Orchestra. Please join us and thank Maestro Christie for his eight years of dedication and accomplishment here in Arizona.
Fri 5/10/13 7:30PM Scottsdale Center for the Arts More Information Purchase



In the 2012-13 Season, The Phoenix Symphony is proud to present some of the world's greatest conductors within its 38-week program schedule. Conductor's Corner, a series of in-home events and receptions, will feature each 2012-13 Season guest conductor following one of their scheduled performances. These intimate gatherings are a unique opportunity for patrons to mingle with some of the most talented and up-and-coming conductors in the world. Join us for the 2012/13 Season Conductor's Corner events!
Tue 5/14/13 7:00PM General Admission More Information Purchase



In the final classical performance of a season saturated with the creative talents of the next generation of symphonic conductors, experience one of North America’s most creative, dynamic and engaging conductors, Edwin Outwater. Music Director of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony in Ontario, Canada, Maestro Outwater has gained international attention for his innovative projects and brilliant performances as he revitalized the orchestra. This up and coming star leads The Phoenix Symphony in one of Prokofiev’s most popular works, his Symphony No. 5. Also, listen as William Wolfram, bronze medalist at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow and silver medalist at both the William Kapell and the Naumburg International Piano Competitions, attacks Liszt’s poetic yet unconventional Piano Concerto No. 2.
Thu 5/16/13 7:30PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Sat 5/18/13 8:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase



In the final classical performance of a season saturated with the creative talents of the next generation of symphonic conductors, experience one of North America’s most creative, dynamic and engaging conductors, Edwin Outwater. Music Director of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony in Ontario, Canada, Maestro Outwater has gained international attention for his innovative projects and brilliant performances as he revitalized the orchestra. This up and coming star leads The Phoenix Symphony in one of Prokofiev’s most popular works, his Symphony No. 5. Also, listen as William Wolfram, bronze medalist at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow and silver medalist at both the William Kapell and the Naumburg International Piano Competitions, attacks Liszt’s poetic yet unconventional Piano Concerto No. 2.
Fri 5/17/13 7:30PM Scottsdale Center for the Arts More Information Purchase



The Phoenix Symphony and Phoenix Theatre partner for the third consecutive year to bring you an exciting and unique collaboration featuring your favorite hits from Broadway. This semi-staged program will highlight both the orchestra and actors as they bring Broadway to Symphony Hall.
Fri 5/24/13 8:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Sat 5/25/13 8:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Sun 5/26/13 2:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase



2012-13 APS Pops
Salute to the Troops
Get ready for an extraordinary musical experience with conductor Stuart Chafetz and The Phoenix Symphony. Maestro Chafetz recently held the position of Resident Conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony and is known for his innovative concerts. Join Maestro Chafetz and The Phoenix Symphony to celebrate freedom with a repertoire of patriotic favorites. Active Servicemen and Veterans are encouraged to attend in uniform.
Fri 5/31/13 8:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Sat 6/1/13 8:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase
Sun 6/2/13 2:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase



2012-13 Specials
Idina Menzel
Don’t miss Tony-Award Winning Broadway superstar Idina Menzel’s Arizona debut! Wicked’s original Elphaba, and star of Rent, Glee, and her own PBS special brings her critically acclaimed show to The Phoenix Symphony. This one-night-only performance features a diverse repertoire of classic pop, musical theater favorites, including hits from Wicked and Rent, as well as songs from her album Live: Barefoot at the Symphony. From London’s Royal Albert Hall to New York’s Carnegie Hall, join sold-out audiences falling in love with Idina Menzel.
Sat 6/8/13 8:00PM Symphony Hall More Information Purchase