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CONTENTS

REDISCOVERED MASTERS 2

CLASSICS 4

PIANO FESTIVAL 8 COMPOSER SPOTLIGHT 12

POPS 14 SPECIALS 18 FAVORITES 19 FAMILY 20

BENEFITS & MORE 22

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Welcome Symphony Family! It is with great pride and excitement that we present to you our 2010-11 Season! A year filled with genius compositions, masterpieces uncovered after being hidden for decades and a two-week long festival of the greatest Piano Concerti ever written. It is so gratifying to craft a season knowing that our audiences expect an adventure as much as they revel in the tried and true. We have become known for innovative and high quality programming that excites our community and this season will be no less impressive. It is such a thrill for me as Music Director to guide the musical adventures we take together. This year’s

fantastic journeys range from the heart lifting children’s opera Brundibar to stunning collaborations with scores of artistic partners, including this year’s spectacular multi-media collaboration with the Phoenix Art Museum for Mendelssohn’s masterpiece Elijah. We are also thrilled to announce the inauguration of an exciting threeyear collaboration with the Phoenix Theatre, kicking off with Meredith Wilson’s timeless Grammy and Tony award-winning Broadway smash musical, The Music Man as the opening of our 2010-11 Season. We pride ourselves in creating a fascinating season for both our long-

time patrons and brand new audiences, as we work to evoke a passion for orchestral music within our entire community. We look forward to sharing this tremendous season of symphonic music with you and I hope you are as thrilled about our new 2010-11 Season as we all are. I look forward to seeing you at our performances!

MICHAEL CHRISTIE

The Virginia G. Piper Music Director

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Clockwise from top left: Weinberg, Schulhoff, Weill, Bruch, Tyberg, Haas and Krása

REDISCOVERED

MASTERS 2

Their lives cut short by the horrors of war, and their works denied to be heard in the world’s concert halls, World War II affected all walks of life including music composition. Several composers’ vital and passionately lyrical compositions were banned and entire schools of composition were eradicated during the Holocaust while small pockets of music thrived in concentration camps across Eastern Europe. The Phoenix Symphony will explore and perform many of these works for the first time during the 2010-11 Season in its series, Rediscovered Masters. These composers include such masters as Max Bruch, Pavel Haas, Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Hans Krása, Erwin Schuloff, Marcel Tyberg and Kurt Weill bringing to life the voices that were silenced decades ago. Throughout the season and academic year, The Phoenix Symphony and the Arizona State University Center for Jewish Studies will present a series of lectures, films and discussions around the Valley, linking the musical presentations to the cultural and historical themes of assimilation, modernization, destruction and remembrance. w w w.phoenixsymphony.org


The Phoenix Symphony Rediscovered Masters will include a season long celebration of the works of these fine composers including concerts, events and lectures. In partnership with The Orel Foundation, ASU Center for Jewish Studies and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., The Phoenix Symphony will celebrate these great men—Masters who cannot be suppressed forever; and who will never be forgotten.

CONCERTS

Hans Krása: Brundibar OCT 7–OCT 9, 2010, Symphony Hall October 7 performance dedicated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Rediscovered Master’s World Premiere!

Marcel Tyberg: Completion of SchuberT’s Unfinished Symphony

NOV 11–NOV 13, 2010

Erwin Schulhoff: Symphony No. 2 NOV 26–NOV 27, 2010

Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 MAR 3–MAR 5, 2011, Symphony Hall

Kurt Weill: Suite from Threepenny Opera MAR 24–MAR 26, 2011

Pavel Haas: A Study for Strings MAR 24–MAR 26, 2011

Series made possible by:

LECTURES & EVENTS Rediscovered Masters: From Mendelssohn to the Holocaust Speaker: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Irving & Miriam Lowe Professor of Modern Judaism and Director, Center for Jewish Studies, Arizona State University Oct 6 at 7:30 pm, Temple Beth Israel Oct 7 at 6:30 pm, Symphony Hall

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis Film Screening Nov 7 at 3:00 pm, Phoenix Art Museum

The Jews of Central Europe Speaker: Marsha L. Rozenblit, Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Jewish History, University of Maryland Nov 10 at 7:30 pm, Temple Beth Israel Nov 11 at 6:30 pm, Symphony Hall

The Young Felix Mendelssohn: The Making of a Musical Genius Speaker: Larry Todd, Arts and Sciences Professor of Music, Duke University Nov 22 at 7:30 pm, Temple Beth Israel Nov 26 at 6:30 pm, Symphony Hall

Judaism and Christianity: Shared Heritage, Diverse Interpretations Speaker: David Schildkret, Professor of Choral Music, Arizona State University School of Music Feb 2 at 7:30 pm, Temple Beth Israel Feb 3 at 6:30 pm, Symphony Hall

“An Hebraic Art Taste”: Wagner, Jews and the Business of Music Speaker: David Conway, Senior Research Fellow, University College, London Mar 2 at 7:30 pm, Temple Beth Israel Mar 3 at 6:30 pm, Symphony Hall

Theresienstadt: Hitler’s Unwitting Gift Speaker: Bob Elias, Executive Director, The Orel Foundation Mar 23 at 7:30 pm, Temple Beth Israel

Music, Assimilation, and Ambivalence Speaker: Joel Revzen, Artistic Director, Arizona Opera Apr 20 at 7:30 pm, Temple Beth Israel

Jewishness in Music: German-Jewish Opera After Wagner Speaker: Kenneth Reinhard, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, UCLA May 18 at 7:30 pm, Temple Beth Israel May 19 at 6:30 pm, Symphony Hall

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classic

Brahms Violin Concerto OPENING NIGHT! The Phoenix Symphony launches its 2010-11 classical season with Brahms’ dazzling Violin Concerto featuring sensational young violinist Augustin Hadelich. Declared by critics around the globe as a rising talent and consummate showman, Hadelich makes his Phoenix Symphony debut for one night only. Hear this exciting performance that also features Tchaikovsky’s poignant Symphony No. 6.

Augustin Hadelich

Boléro! An overwhelming success since its premiere as a ballet in 1928 and making its way into popular American culture with the film 10, Ravel’s Boléro has remained an audience favorite for its simple melody and vibrant orchestration. Enjoy this colorful work alongside Corigliano’s moving Symphony No. 1, inspired by the AIDS crisis of the late 20th century. The concert highlight will be the world premiere performance of celebrated Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov’s newest composition.

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SEP 23  n  THU  n  7:30 pm SEP 25  n  SAT  n  8:00 pm

Michael Christie, conductor Augustin Hadelich, violin

Michael Christie, conductor

BRAHMS: Violin Concerto TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 (“Pathétique”)

CORIGLIANO: Symphony No. 1 GOLIJOV: World Premiere RAVEL: Boléro

Maurice Sendak and Brundibar Witness two very striking fairytales as The Phoenix Symphony explores Prokofiev’s romantic suite from his ballet Romeo and Juliet and Hans Krása’s Brundibar, a children’s opera composed in 1938 frequently performed at the Therensienstadt concentration camp in the former Czechoslovakia. The first piece of The Phoenix Symphony’s Rediscovered Masters series, this semi-staged opera features the Phoenix Boys Choir and is presented with the delightful images of famed illustrator Maurice Sendak from the recently published children’s book.

OCT 7  n  THU  n  7:30 pm OCT 8  n  FRI  n  11:00 am* OCT 9  n  SAT  n  8:00 pm Michael Christie, conductor Vocalists, TBD Phoenix Symphony Chorus Phoenix Boys Choir KRÁSA: Brundibar WEINBERG: Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet (selections)

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OCT 7 performance will be held in honor of the


“MR. HADELICH PLAYS…WITH AN

EFOCUS, X ANAUNERRING C TIN G DRAMATIC

SENSE AND A RICH,

BEAUTIFUL TONE.”

—The New York Times

Mozart’s Surprises Mozart never fails to delight and charm audiences with his sublime compositions. His Symphony No. 40 and Overture to Don Giovanni are two of his most dramatic compositions and are paired with Haydn’s Symphony No. 60 for a concert of elegant classical masterpieces.

OCT 14  n  THU  n  7:30 pm OCT 15  n  FRI  n  8:00 pm Michael Christie, conductor MOZART: Don Giovanni Overture HAYDN: Symphony No. 60 (“Il Distratto”) MOZART: Symphony No. 40

Schubert’s “Unfinished Dvorˇák’s New Symphony” Finished World Symphony Rediscovered masters world premiere As an expatriate living in Italy, Austrian composer Marcel Tyberg is one of many composers who sought to complete Schubert’s lyrical Unfinished Symphony with detailed sketches from the composer. Hear this world premiere completion along with Bruckner’s sacred Mass in E minor written for chorus and wind orchestra.

NOV 11  n  THU  n  7:30 pm NOV 12  n  FRI  n  11:00 am* NOV 13  n  SAT  n  8:00 pm

Written in America as a musical postcard to his Bohemian homeland, Dvorˇák’s most famous symphony is known for its nostalgic folk melodies and exultant finale. Enjoy this musical celebration of the Americas with Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 featuring Phoenix favorite Benedetto Lupo returning to the keyboard as soloist and performing the stunning, unaccompanied Song Without Words, made famous in the Romantic era parlor concerts of the Mendelssohn family.

NOV 26  n  FRI  n  8:00 pm NOV 27  n  SAT  n  8:00 pm

Michael Christie, conductor Phoenix Symphony Chorus

Michael Christie, conductor Benedetto Lupo, piano

CORIGLIANO: Suite for Antiphonal Chorus SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8 (“Unfinished”) TYBERG: Completion of Shubert’s Symphony No. 8 BRUCKNER: Mass in E minor

SCHULHOFF: Symphony No. 2 MENDELSSOHN: Song Without Words Op. 19 MENDELSSOHN: Piano Concerto No. 1 ˇ ÁK: Symphony No. 9 DVOR (“New World Symphony”)

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classics Jennifer Frautschi

Symphonie fantastique

Elijah

Berlioz’s masterpiece details the composer’s dreamy, and sometimes nightmarish, devotion to actress Hariett Smithson. Complete with an elegant ball, a frightening march to the scaffold, and a sublime scene in the field, Berlioz’s most celebrated work is a orchestral tour de force. It is paired with Corigliano’s delightful Pied Piper Fantasy featuring Phoenix Symphony principal flutist Viviana Cumplido, and a legion of area flutists and drummers.

W ith Imagery in collaboration with the Phoenix A rt Museum

JAN 6  n  THU  n  7:30 pm JAN 7  n  FRI  n  11:00 am* JAN 8  n  SAT  n  8:00 pm

FEB 3  n  THU  n  7:30 pm FEB 5  n  SAT  n  8:00 pm

Michael Christie, conductor Viviana Cumplido, flute CORIGLIANO: Pied Piper Fantasy BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique

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Composed in the spirit of Bach and Handel, Mendelssohn’s work for orchestra and chorus portrays the dramatic scenes of the Biblical prophet Elijah in musical form. Experience this monumental work accompanied by masterpiece paintings which have been selected by Phoenix Art Museum’s curators to dramatically depict the biblical tale.

Michael Christie, conductor Phoenix Symphony Chorus Vocalists, TBD MENDELSSOHN: Elijah

Also sprach Zarathustra Instantly recognizable as the theme from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra remains his most popular symphonic poem today. Experience this work live in the concert hall along with works written for the king of all instruments: the organ. Juilliard professor and organ virtuoso Paul Jacobs returns following his stunning 2009 debut to perform works by Jongen and Widor.

FEB 17  n  THU  n  7:30 pm FEB 18  n  FRI  n  11:00 am* FEB 19  n  SAT  n  8:00 pm Michael Christie, conductor Paul Jacobs, organ JONGEN: Symphonie concertante WIDOR: Toccato from Symphony No. 5 STRAUSS: Also sprach Zarathustra


“SHE’S A STUNNING VIRTUOSO,

TOSSING OFF THE MOST

HAIR-RAISING FIREWORKS–FROM BRAVURA BOWINGS

TO DOUBLE HARMONICS–WITH CASUAL EASE.” —Napa Valley Register

Frautschi Performs Bruch

Threepenny Opera Suite

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

Praised by the Arizona Republic as a “great musician” in her most recent performance with The Phoenix Symphony, Jennifer Frautschi returns to perform Bruch’s fiery Violin Concerto. Guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen also leads Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, (Reformation) featuring Martin Luther’s A Mighty Fortress is Our God as part of the work’s powerful finale.

Concertmaster Steven Moeckel takes the lead as The Phoenix Symphony performs Mozart’s Haffner Serenade and Kurt Weill’s Suite from The Threepenny Opera with its ever popular Mack the Knife. The concert is paired with A Study for Strings, the powerful and moving piece written by Czech composer Pavel Haas, who was silenced in 1944.

Known throughout Europe as the greatest trombone virtuoso of our time and heralded as a rising star of new conductors, Christian Lindberg makes his North American conducting debut in a program devoted to works written in Scandinavia. The program features Sibelius’ grandiose Symphony No. 2 and Nielsen’s Helios Overture. Lindberg will delight audiences as he performs his own composition, a concerto for trombone entitled Kundraan’s Karma.

MAR 3  n  THU  n  7:30 pm MAR 4  n  FRI  n  11:00 am* MAR 5  n  SAT  n  8:00 pm Mei-Ann Chen, conductor Jennifer Frautschi, violin WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 5 (“Reformation”)

MAR 24  n  THU  n  7:30 pm MAR 25  n  FRI  n  11:00 am* MAR 26  n  SAT  n  8:00 pm Benjamin Rous, conductor Steven Moeckel, violin WEILL: Suite from Threepenny Opera HAAS: A Study for Strings MOZART: Serenade for Strings (“Haffner”)

APR 14  n  THU  n  7:30 pm APR 15  n  FRI  n  11:00 am* APR 16  n  SAT  n  8:00 pm Christian Lindberg, conductor and trombone soloist NIELSEN: Helios Overture LINDBERG: Kundraan’s Karma SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2

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THE WORLD’S

GREATEST

PIANO CONCERTOS

FESTIVAL Four legendary composers, four talented soloists, eighty-eight keys and your Phoenix Symphony make for an outstanding mini-festival devoted to the piano. Michael Christie has invited a dazzling line-up of talented young soloists to the Valley to perform celebrated concertos as part of this two-week festival. With works by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Grieg and Tchaikovsky, audiences are in for a spectacular treat that will dazzle and delight! Piano soloists performing during the Festival will include the 2009 BĂśsendorfer USASU International Piano Competition Winner, 2009 Christel DeHaan Classical Fellow of the American Pianists Association and the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medalist.

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WEEK 1

Grieg & Tchaikovsky Michael Christie, conductor

MAY 5  n  THU  n  7:30 pm Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg is best known for his dynamic Piano Concerto in A Minor and his incidental music composed for the play Peer Gynt. Hear both of these Norwegian selections as The Phoenix Symphony opens its 2011 Piano Festival.

MAY 6  n  FRI  n  11:00 am* One hour reduced program of this week’s selections.

MAY 7  n  SAT  n  8:00 pm First performed in Boston in 1875 to rave reviews and audience acclaim, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 remains an audience favorite the world over. Hear the brilliant melodies of this renowned concerto paired with the composer’s Serenade for Strings, written in imitation of Mozart’s delightful works for string orchestra.

WEEK 2

Rachmaninoff & Beethoven Michael Christie, conductor

MAY 12  n  THU  n  7:30 pm (with the Phoenix Symphony Chorus) Rachmaninoff was a legendary composer, conductor and performer and his works live on as a musical reminder of his larger-than-life personality. His Piano Concerto No. 2 is no exception, bringing plenty of musical fireworks and gorgeous melodies to the keyboard.

MAY 14  n  SAT  n  8:00 pm Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 represents the pinnacle of his piano concertos, rightfully earning the title “Emperor.” Combining the magnificent power and delicate intimacy of the piano, Beethoven captures all that audiences love in a great work for piano and orchestra. Don’t miss the Piano Festival finale that also includes a world premiere commission by Canadian composer Marjan Mozetich. The Mozetich premiere presented by The Phoenix Symphony Commissioning Club. Please note: Artists, programs and schedule subject to change.

Top to bottom: Rachmaninoff, Grieg, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky

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classics classics Steven Moeckel

Symphonic Voyages

The Red Violin

Take a symphonic voyage with talented composers as your tour guides. Mendelssohn composed his “Scottish” Symphony after traveling to the British Isles, while Mahler composed his own music and text when creating his Songs of a Wayfayer. Artistic Director of the Arizona Opera, Joel Revzen makes his conducting debut with The Phoenix Symphony for this stunning night of orchestral power.

Phoenix Symphony concertmaster Steven Moeckel performs music from John Corigliano’s Oscar-winning score, The Red Violin presenting this contemporary classic with projected images from the film. The musical tale of the violin’s journey through several tumultuous generations is paired on the performances with Mendelssohn’s enchanting music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

APR 21  n  THU  n  7:30 pm APR 23  n  SAT  n  8:00 pm

MAY 19  n  THU  n  7:30 pm MAY 21  n  SAT  n  8:00 pm

Joel Revzen, conductor

Michael Christie, conductor Steven Moeckel, violin

VERDI: La Forza del Destino (Overture) MAHLER: Songs of a Wayfarer MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 3 (Scottish)

CORIGLIANO: Red Violin Concerto WILLIAMS: Theme from Schindler’s List MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Individual $35

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composer spotlight During the 2010-11 Season, Music Director Michael Christie and The Phoenix Symphony will continue to explore and showcase two composers and, for the first time, the collective work of a group of composers. Audiences will have the opportunity to hear the charming works of Felix Mendelssohn, the eclectic works of American composer John Corigliano, and Rediscovered Masters, a title given to represent European composers who were silenced in the early twentieth century, particularly during the 1930s and 1940s. Through performances of major works, as well as discussions surrounding concerts and special lectures, Michael Christie and The Phoenix Symphony will take you inside the musical story of these extraordinary masters.

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Felix Mendelssohn

John Corigliano

Mendelssohn is frequently overlooked when compared with his Romantic contemporaries including Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann. A resurgence in the popularity of his music has taken place in the past year as institutions celebrated the composer’s 250th birthday in 2009. The Phoenix Symphony will take a closer look at Mendelssohn exploring the works of this talented prodigy turned mature composer. Selections during the 2010-11 season include his monumental oratorio, Elijah, his Third and Fifth Symphonies and his Piano Concerto No. 1.

Hailed as one of America’s celebrated contemporary composers, John Corigliano has won great popular acclaim garnering both Grammy and Academy Awards for his compositions. His eclectic works address a number of topics through a number of genres including chamber music, opera, symphonies and scores for the big screen. The 2010-11 season will include his Symphony No. 1, written as a memorial to the victims of AIDS, his Pied Piper Fantasy for flute and orchestra, and the Oscar-winning score to the film The Red Violin.

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Michael Krajewski

OPENING WEEKEND!

The Music Man We’ve got Trouble. Right here in River City. Our own Music Man Michael Christie kicks off the Pops Season as he leads The Phoenix Symphony’s “76 Trombones” for this feel-good, toe-tapping musical. Joined by Artistic Director Michael Barnard and Phoenix Theatre, The Music Man is the heartwarming story of an upbeat charlatan “Professor” Harold Hill who promises to teach a small-town marching band how to play instruments by using the “think system.” This dazzling parade of song and dance is a semi-staged co-production set in a small Midwestern town and sure to delight audiences of all ages!

SEP 10  n  FRI  n  8:00 pm SEP 11  n  SAT  n  8:00 pm SEP 12  n  SUN  n  2:00 pm Michael Christie, conductor Phoenix Theatre & The Phoenix Symphony

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Irving Berlin: From Rags to Ritzes Hocus Pocus Pops “The costumes, the scenery, the makeup, the props! The audience that lifts you when you’re down.” Conductor Jack Everly returns with his all-star cast for this spectacular new show celebrating one of America’s most prolific song-writers, Irving Berlin. From Rags to Ritzes is a virtual songbook of Berlin hits, including White Christmas, Blue Skies and Steppin’ Out With My Baby. Don’t miss this lavish celebration as Everly and The Phoenix Symphony prove “There’s no business like show business!”

OCT 1  n  FRI  n  8:00 pm OCT 2  n  SAT  n  8:00 pm OCT 3  n  SUN  n  2:00 pm Jack Everly, conductor

Back by popular demand, Conductor Michael Krajewski leads The Phoenix Symphony in a chilling performance of ghoulish favorites inspired by Halloween themes. From Psycho, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and The Addams Family Fantasy to the Danse Macabre by Saint-Saëns and Gounod’s Funeral March of a Marionette, this will be a show guaranteed to spook you right out of your seat!

OCT 29  n  FRI  n  8:00 pm OCT 30  n  SAT  n  8:00 pm OCT 31  n  SUN  n  2:00 pm Michael Krajewski, conductor


“HAS KRAJEWSKI POPS CROWDS

WHISTLING

HIS TUNE.” —The Boston Globe

Home for the Holidays with Bob Moody!

Hollywood Dreams and Nightmares

Cirque de la Symphonie

Valley favorite Bob Moody is donning his Santa hat, filling up his sleigh and flying into Symphony Hall for a concert of holiday treats. A perfect way to kick off the holidays, The Phoenix Symphony brings you this toe-tapping, bell-ringing night of holiday tunes to get you in the spirit. It will have you shouting “Ho! Ho! Ho!”

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It’s Cirque meets Symphony as the most amazing acrobats, contortionists, jugglers and strongmen perform to the backdrop of classical masterpieces and popular contemporary music! Led by Michael Krajewski, this magical spectacle will amaze and delight as these veteran world record holders and gold medal winners perform their spectacular human feats while The Phoenix Symphony dazzles with their own fireworks. A complete sell out in cities around the country, don’t miss the Phoenix debut of Cirque de la Symphonie— truly the highlight of the Pops Season!

DEC 3  n  FRI  n  8:00 pm DEC 4  n  SAT  n  8:00 pm DEC 5  n  SUN  n  2:00 pm Robert Moody, conductor Phoenix Symphony Chorus

Join The Phoenix Symphony for a musical evening of the greatest epics and thrillers ever seen on the Silver Screen! Whether it’s the spine chilling soundtracks from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and Vertigo, the heart pounding themes from The Godfather, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl or the sweeping overtures from Lawrence of Arabia and Gone with the Wind, audience favorite James Sedares will take the director’s chair and lead the orchestra for this concert of cinematic masterpieces. So grab some popcorn, head to the theater and get ready to move to the edge of your seat!

JAN 28  n  FRI  n  8:00 pm JAN 29  n  SAT  n  8:00 pm JAN 30  n  SUN  n  2:00 pm

FEB 25  n  FRI  n  8:00 pm FEB 26  n  SAT  n  8:00 pm FEB 27  n  SUN  n  2:00 pm Michael Krajewski, conductor

James Sedares, conductor

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POPS Feelin’ Groovy

The Elvis Tribute

Boogie Woogie Pops

A T rib u te to S imon & G arf u nkel

N ew S how !

memorial day weekend! 1930s & 40s : Music of T he Greatest Generation

After wowing audiences with his tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John, Jim Witter is back with a all new show of hits from the legendary folk duo Simon and Garfunkel, one of the most popular recording artists of the 60s. Witter brings his velvety voice and his band of talented musicians for this night of all of Simon and Garfunkel’s biggest hits. From The Sound of Silence, I am a Rock, Cecila, Mrs. Robinson and Scarbourgh Fair to Bridge Over Troubled Water, A Hazy Shade of Winter and The Boxer they join The Phoenix Symphony for this incredible night of signature melodies.

MAR 18  n  FRI  n  8:00 pm MAR 19  n  SAT  n  8:00 pm MAR 20  n  SUN  n  2:00 pm Jim Witter, piano & vocals

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There’s a whole lotta’ shakin’ going on as The Phoenix Symphony brings a dazzling tribute to the King with this all new show. Hailed as one of the best tribute artists in the business, Kraig Parker has the looks, voice, moves and style of the great Elvis Presley. Hound Dog, Don’t be Cruel, Blue Suede Shoes, Jailhouse Rock. Elvis Presley’s hit list stretches from the Heartbreak Hotel to Blueberry Hill. A smash across the country with sold-out performances, this extravaganza includes all the flash, the swiveling hips and the greatest hits of Elvis all with full symphonic treatment!

APR 29  n  FRI  n  8:00 pm APR 30  n  SAT  n  8:00 pm

Join The Phoenix Symphony for a celebration of America and Americana reminiscent of the U.S.O. shows of yesteryear. In anticipation of Memorial Day, Boogie Woogie Pops brings together the inspirational works of American wartime songwriters and composers, many of whom entertained and lifted morale among American forces overseas as well as friends and family members on the home front. From America the Beautiful and Stars and Stripes Forever to Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, this will be a rousing tribute and remembrance of the men and women of our Armed Forces and the music of The Greatest Generation.

Bryan English, conductor Kraig Parker, vocalist

MAY 27  n  FRI  n  8:00 pm MAY 28  n  SAT  n  8:00 pm Loras John Schissel, conductor


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S U N D AY P O P S The Music Man - SEP 12 From Rags to Ritzes - OCT 3 Hocus Pocus Pops - OCT 31 Home for Holidays - DEC 5

Live & Let Die T he M u sic of P a u l M c C artne y The season finale features the outstanding musicians of the Classical Mystery Tour who blew audiences away with their powerhouse symphonic salute to The Beatles. Don’t miss these same outstanding musicians as they return to present Live and Let Die, Tony Kishman’s award-winning re-creation of the sound and look of Paul McCartney. With his uncanny resemblance and sound of the beloved Beatle, Kishman and The Phoenix Symphony will dazzle McCartney and Beatles fans of all ages. From his great songs with The Beatles to his outstanding solo music, Paul McCartney’s legacy comes alive at Symphony Hall for this explosive weekend!

JUNE 10  n  FRI  n  8:00 pm JUNE 11  n  SAT  n  8:00 pm

Hollywood Dreams - JAN 30 Cirque de la Symphonie - FEB 27 Simon & Garfunkel Tribute - MAR 20

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Music Man - SEP 10 or 11 Hocus Pocus Pops - OCT 29 or 30 Hollywood Dreams - JAN 28 or 29

Simon & Garfunkel - MAR 18 or 19 Boogie Woogie Pops - MAY 27 or 28

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From Rags to Ritzes - OCT 1 or 2 Home for Holidays - DEC 3 or 4 Cirque de la Symphonie - FEB 25 or 26

The Elvis Tribute - APR 29 or 30 Live & Let Die - JUNE 10 or 11

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POPS 4

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O P E N I N G N I G H T S O R S AT U R D AY N I G H T S

Michael Krajewski, conductor Tony Kishman, guitar / piano / vocals Jim Owen, guitar / keyboards / vocals Chris Camelleri, drums / vocals

You can choose any 4 concert combination from any of our classics or pops concerts. Please refer to page 23 for more details!

Please note: Artists, programs and schedule subject to change.

Please note: The City of Phoenix has instituted a $1 per ticket facility fee. Package prices do not include this fee and will be added at time of ordering.

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Deck the Halls Family Concert

Candlelight Messiah

The Phoenix Symphony’s Deck the Halls event celebrates the holiday season with a magical stageshow designed for children of all ages. Led by Conductor Bob Moody and featuring members of the Phoenix Boys Choir, Symphony Hall will be transformed into a magical wonderland with music from your favorite holiday tunes. Get your photo taken with Santa, and enjoy the pre-show party in the lobby including entertainment, arts and craft activities and refreshments.

feat uring choral Highlights of handel’s Messiah & corelli’s Christmas Concerto

DEC 4  n  SAT  n  2:30 pm

DEC 9  n  THU  n  7:30 pm Central United Methodist Church

DEC 10  n  FRI  n  7:30 pm St. Mary’s Basilica

DEC 11  n  SAT  n  7:30 pm Camelback 7 Day Adventist th

DEC 12  n  SUN  n  2:00 pm*

Robert Moody, conductor Symphony Hall

Mesa Arts Center

TICKETS: $25, $35, $45 (adults) $15, $25, $35 (kids)

American Lutheran Church

Handel’s Messiah with S oloists DEC 17  n  FRI  n  7:30 pm* Scottsdale Center for the Arts

DEC 18  n  SAT  n  7:30 pm Church at Litchfield Park

DEC 19  n  SUN  n  3:00 pm Pinnacle Presbyterian Church

TICKETS: $35 *SCOTTSDALE MESSIAH TICKETS: $20, $30, $40

DEC 16  n  THU  n  7:30 pm DEC 18  n  SAT  n  2:00 pm Church at Litchfield Park

TICKETS: $30 *MESA MESSIAH TICKETS: $20, $30, $40, $50

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Please note: A per ticket facility fee may be charged for some perfomances.


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“IF WE HAVE

FAV O R I T E S

FORGOTTEN THAT MUSIC IS

MEANT

TO GIVE PLEASURE, IT IS CHRISTIE’S GIFT TO

REMIND US.” — Arizona Republic

Mozart Surprises OCT 17 at 2:00 pm Mesa Arts Center

NOV 17 at 7:30 pm

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Handel’s Messiah DEC 12 at 2:00 pm Mesa Arts Center

DEC 17 at 7:30 pm

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Brandenburg Concerto JAN 15 at 8:00 pm

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

JAN 16 at 2:00 pm Mesa Arts Center

Also sprach Zarathustra FEB 20 at 2:00 pm Mesa Arts Center

Chamber Music Classics

New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

Brandenburg Festival

It’s an all-out musical countdown as The Phoenix Symphony performs all your favorite masterpieces for this end of the year celebration! Every section of the orchestra will be rollicking with good cheer as we toast the end of 2010 and ring in 2011. Grab your hat, your noisemakers and your glass of champagne and join us as Symphony Hall turns into Times Square for this last night of 2010!

Written for and dedicated to the Margrave of Brandenburg in 1721, Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concerti were stowed away and not performed until the late nineteenth century.  The Phoenix Symphony will present all six of these hidden treasures in beautiful venues throughout the Valley as a rare holiday treat!  Experience some of Bach’s greatest works for orchestra featuring talented Phoenix Symphony musicians as soloists.  

DEC 31  n  FRI  n  7:00 pm

JAN 14  n  FRI  n  8:00 pm

Benjamin Rous, host Symphony Hall

Tempe Center for the Arts

TICKETS: $26-$76

Scottsdale Center for the Arts

JAN 15  n  SAT  n  8:00 pm JAN 16  n  SUN  n  2:00 pm Mesa Arts Center Michael Christie, conductor

TICKETS: $25, $35, $45

featuring Spotlight Composers APR 28 at 7:30

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Piano Festival Rachmaninoff MAY 15 at 2:00 pm Mesa Arts Center

Symphonic National Tribute MAY 26 at 7:30 pm

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

MESA SERIES TICKETS:

$195, $155, $115, $75 All performances at 2:00 pm SCOTTSDALE SERIES TICKETS:

$216, $162, $112 All performances at 7:30 pm

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Orchestra from Planet X

The Music Man

Enchanted Tales

Hocus Pocus Pops

W ith P hoeni x T heatre

B r u ndibar & P eter & the W olf

Take the kids back to the days of ice cream parlors and barbershop quartets as The Phoenix Symphony and Phoenix Theatre perform a narrative version of the classic musical, The Music Man. Led by our own “music man” Michael Christie, families will delight as Professor Harold Hill teaches kids how to play instruments using the “think system” and leads the “76 Trombones” through Symphony Hall.

It’s story time as The Phoenix Symphony performs two musical folk tales. In Krasa’s Brundibar, Aninku and Pepicek go to town for milk to make their sick mother better but are thwarted by Brundibar, an evil hurdygurdy grinder. With the help of several animals and their friends, the children rise up and defeat the bully. Brundibar is paired with the all-time favorite symphony for children, Prokofiev’s Peter and The Wolf. The story comes alive as various sections of the orchestra personify the duck, the bird, the cat and of course, our hero Peter who outwits the terrible wolf who menaces the small Russian village.

Daddies, mummies and all the little ghosts and goblins are invited to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes for this “spooktacular” Halloween event. The concert includes Lemony Snickett’s The Composer is Dead, a creepy, murder mystery from the same author of the popular book series that teaches children about the different instruments in an orchestra. This will be an afternoon of tricks, treats and suspenseful music as The Phoenix Symphony casts a magical spell on Symphony Hall. An imaginative blend of chilling music and spirited fun is sure to spook you into the season.

SEP 11  n  SAT  n  2:30 pm Michael Christe, conductor

OCT 30  n  SAT  n  2:30 pm Michael Krajewski, conductor

OCT 10  n  SUN  n  2:30 pm Michael Christie, conductor Phoenix Boys Choir Phoenix Symphony Chorus

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THERE’S NEVER BEEN

A BETTER TIME TO INTRODUCE YOUR

SPECIAL CHILD

OR GRANDCHILD TO THE POWER

OF MUSIC. Thanks to the generosity of Target, you receive one free child’s subscription with each adult series purchased!

TICKETS: $60, $80, $100 (Includes one adult and one child) $45, $60, $75 (additional child package) The Family Series is sponsored by Target

Orchestra from Planet X

Cirque de la Symphonie

The Rhythms of the Earth

F eat u ring M agic C ircle M ime C o .

It’s Cirque meets Symphony as the most amazing acrobats, contortionists, jugglers and strongmen perform to the backdrop of great classical masterpieces and popular music. Kids of all ages will be dazzled as these daring artists, comprised of many of the best cirque acts in the world perfectly choreograph their death-defying feats to such composers as Rimsky-Korsokav, SaintSaëns, Bizet, Dvorˇák, Tchaikovsky and John Williams. This will be an unforgettable afternoon of maximum drama as families experience the magic of the symphony paired with the mystique of Cirque!

Spring is here and the earth is alive! From the Amazon jungles to the Saharan desert, join the Symphony for a concert dedicated to our amazing planet. The concert will feature music from the Grand Canyon Suite, the driving rhythm of “Songs the Plants Taught Us,” and much more! Kids will leave with seeds to plant in their neighborhoods as our community prepares to celebrate Earth Day.

Look out—there are aliens in Symphony Hall! Two devious but somewhat bumbling space creatures try to take over a Phoenix Symphony performance—and then, the world! As the concert begins, the conductor leads the Orchestra through an exploration of America’s greatest music. Suddenly, the aliens charge in, rhythmically patting their odd metallic costumes to communicate and use mind control on our unsuspecting conductor! Before this quirky mayhem is over, youngsters will enjoy performances of Don Gillis’s Symphony X, “Hoe-Down” from Aaron Copland’s Rodeo, “A Night in the Tropics” from L.M. Gottschalk’s Fiesta Criolla, John Williams’ “Flying Theme” from E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial, and much more. Get ready for music that’s out of this world!

MAR 19  n  SAT  n  2:30 pm Benjamin Rous, conductor

FEB 26  n  SAT  n  2:30 pm Michael Krajewski, conductor

JAN 29  n  SAT  n  2:30 pm Benjamin Rous, conductor

Please note: The City of Phoenix has instituted a $1 per ticket facility fee. Package prices do not include this fee and will be added at time of ordering.

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T HE BENEFIT S OF SUBSCRIBING Now is the best time to subscribe to this spectacular season! Subscribers are an integral part of The Phoenix Symphony family and enjoy a wide array of privileges and benefits. Reserve your seats now! The Best Seats at a Great Price Subscribers always have the best seats—and at significant savings. Many subscriptions feature a savings of over 25% off compared to general public prices. And, as a subscriber, you retain your same seats year after year, and receive first priority for any special events, upgrades or changes.

Choose Your Own Series! The Phoenix Symphony has a wide variety of ticket package options for you to choose from. From our full series to a Choose your own package of any combination of Classics and Pops performances, it’s your choice! Can’t decide right now which concerts you want to attend? No problem! You can call us any time during the season when you decide which concerts you prefer.

Special Event Concert Tickets & Advance Pre-Sales Season subscribers have the first opportunity to order tickets to any of our performances or Special Event concerts before the general public. As a subscriber you know you will always have a good seat to any concert you wish to attend.

Exchange Flexibility If your schedule changes, your series tickets can change, too! If you cannot attend a performance, simply return your tickets to the Box Office to exchange them for another concert. (Please note: There is a $2 charge per ticket to exchange. Sorry, certain concerts are not available for exchange. Please check with our box office staff for restrictions.)

Restaurant Discount Card Subscribers receive a special Phoenix Symphony Restaurant Card that provides you with a 10% discount on meals purchased at select restaurants in downtown Phoenix, Scottsdale and Mesa during the 2009-10 Season. Enjoy a special dinner or lunch as part of your concert experience—and save!

Prepaid Parking Privileges & Light Rail Getting to your concerts has never been easier! Prepaid parking guarantees you will have a parking space for all the concerts in your series with parking available at Collier Center, Chase Tower and Convention Center West Garages. Also, consider taking the Light Rail downtown with a convenient stop directly south of Symphony Hall. Call the box office for ordering details.

Detailed seating charts for each of our performance venues are available online at The Phoenix Symphony’s website. Season tickets will be mailed to subscribers in early August. The Phoenix Symphony’s box office staff is always ready to answer your questions and help you. Don’t hesitate to call us. 602-495-1999

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Each year the Symphony ENGAGES SERVES

80,000 STUDENTS AND ADULTS

ANNUALLY

275 S C H O O L S VALLEY-WIDE

REACHES 40 SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND

35 CITIES STATEWIDE

Enhancing Your Concert Experience “Musically Speaking”

Learn more about the music and the performers on stage! Our free pre-concert conversations begin one hour prior to each Classics concert at Symphony Hall. Guest artists or members of the orchestra are interviewed, the music is discussed and a Question and Answer session follows.

“Intermission Insights” Michael Christie’s Intermission Insights bring you a fresh perspective on how the performers feel on stage during the performance. At each intermission of each Classics concert, Michael Christie will be joined onstage by a guest soloist or member of the orchestra to discuss the evening’s performance.

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NEW! Coffee classics

hosted by kbaq’s sterling beeaff

The Phoenix Symphony has teamed up with 89.5 KBAQ and on-air announcer Sterling Beeaff for a new expanded program for our 11:00 am Coffee Classics concerts. Join Sterling as he brings his vast wealth of knowledge of classical music and sparkling personality to introduce and discuss each of our eight Coffee Classics.

Symphony Gift Shop

Looking for a CD of the music you’ve just heard? Or just looking for something musical and fun to give as a gift? The Phoenix Symphony Gift Shop is open at all Symphony performances at Symphony Hall. All Gift Shop proceeds benefit the Symphony.

College Club

The College Club program is designed to enable college students to attend unlimited Symphony Classics concerts with a $30 season pass. Students can become College Club Cardholders and redeem tickets by visiting the Symphony’s website or contacting the Box Office. College Club tickets are distributed on a firstcome, first served basis. Limit one ticket per concert, per cardholder and student ID is required.


The Phoenix Symphony’s music making and education programs are supported by more than 5,000 corporations, foundations, and individual citizens each year. Your support makes a difference! The Phoenix Symphony gratefully acknowledges these Premier Sponsors whose generosity makes possible our annual season of music making, education programs, and community engagement activities.

dorrance FA M I LY F O U NDAT I ON T H E B R U C E T. H A L L E FA M I LY F O U N D AT I O N

THE HEARST FOUNDATIONS

Herberger Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

JW KIECKHEFER FOUNDATION

VMT HOLDINGS

ON MEDIA

W hiteman Foundation

The Phoenix Symphony gratefully acknowledge the generosity of these Collaborative Partners.

The Phoenix Symphony gratefully acknowledge the generosity of these additional season and series sponsors.

The Phoenix Symphony receives generous support from the citizens of Arizona through these public agencies and entities.

The Official Airline of The Phoenix Symphony

City of Phoenix PHOENIX OF ARTS AND CULTURE City ofOFFICE Phoenix

Salt River-Pima Maricopa Indian Community

CONVENTION CENTER THEATRICAL DIVISION PHOENIX OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CONVENTION CENTER THEATRICAL DIVISION PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

The Official Retail Sponsor of The Phoenix Symphony

The Official Partner Hotel of The Phoenix Symphony

The Official Partner Hotel of The Phoenix Symphony

The Official Florist of The Phoenix Symphony

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Fa x

Call during Box Office hours, Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm to speak with one of our Box Office representatives: 602-495-1999 or 1-800-776-9080

Complete your Series Reservation Form (including payment by credit card) and fax anytime (24 hours a day) to: 602-241-5347

I n t erne t

Go to www.phoenixsymphony.org and click “Renew Season Tickets” button to renew your seats online.

Person

Visit us at the Symphony Hall Box Office (at the intersection of Adams and 2nd Streets) or at our administrative office at 1 North First Street, Suite 200. Both locations are open weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm.

Mail

Complete your Series Reservation Form and mail it together with payment (appropriate credit card information or check payable to “The Phoenix Symphony”) to: Phoenix Symphony Box Office, 1 North First Street, Suite 200 Phoenix, AZ 85004


2010-11 Season Preview  

The Phoenix Symphony 2010-11 Season Preview Guide

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