Ballet Arizona’s “The Sleeping Beauty” meets The Phoenix Symphony

Ballet Arizona presents one of the world’s oldest fairy tales, “The Sleeping Beauty,” with a ballet twist. Fairies, princes and nymphs come to life on stage Oct. 25-28 at Symphony Hall with accompaniment from The Phoenix Symphony, according to a press release. The celebrated classic with a kiss, set to the Phoenix Symphony’s live performance […]

Phoenix Symphony artistic, administrative leaders extend tenure

Virginia G. Piper Music Director Tito Muñoz and President/CEO Jim Ward have both agreed to separate multi-year contract extensions, according to Dr. Oliver Harper, chair of The Phoenix Symphony Association. “It is an honor for the board of directors and for this community that our talented leadership duo at The Phoenix Symphony have recommitted to […]

Live music returns to Ballet Arizona’s ‘The Nutcracker’

Following a one-year hiatus, Ballet Arizona has announced that the Phoenix Symphony will once again perform “The Nutcracker,” restoring live music to the holiday favorite. Residents and visitors will one again have the opportunity to experience two of the Valley’s leading performing arts organizations in grand performance, presented Dec. 8-24 at Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second Street. “Ballet performed to live music is the art in its greatest form for both the audience and the dancers,” said Samantha Turner, Ballet Arizona’s executive director, in a press release.

Music, mountains and memory event supports The Phoenix Symphony

Paradise Valley Town Council member Julie Pace and her husband David Selden, along with residents Sheila and Michael Zuieback hosted 150 guests at the Zuieback home, featuring picturesque views of Camelback Mountain. The event was held April 20 in support of the Phoenix Symphony’s community engagement programs, specifically the B-Sharp Music Wellness, a WONDER Project, Music and Alzheimer’s Memory Research Initiative, according to a press release. Guests were entertained as they arrived by a Phoenix Symphony brass quintet and sipped on the signature cocktail featured that evening, the Camelback Sunset.

Savor the Symphony fundraiser benefits music education

For the fourth year in a row, The Phoenix Symphony’s annual Savor the Symphony Luncheon was a sell-out event and generated donations to help promote music education throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area. Emceed by former 12 News reporter Kim Covington, the fund-raising luncheon included the first-ever Arizona performance by the pop group Human Nature. Currently […]

Star Wars, Harry Potter, scores to be played by Phoenix Symphony

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. Don’t miss this concert 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 2, and 2 p.m. on Jan. 3 at Symphony Hall in downtown Phoenix.

Combination of music, racing, cars makes ‘Sound of Speed 2’ a hit

The Sound of Speed 2 was a resounding success with more than 4,500 people in attendance. Held at Symphony Hall on Oct. 24, this unique collaboration between The Phoenix Symphony and the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company brought together music, cars and racing fans to raise awareness and support for the Symphony’s education and community outreach initiatives. Barrett-Jackson’s Pit Road Street Festival, on Third Street next to Symphony Hall, featured 28 cars valued at over $100 million, from its own collection as well as from private owners around the Valley, according to a press release.