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The Phoenix Symphony

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2021/22 SEASON


THIS IS HOW COMMUNITY SOUNDS. So Excited to Return! It is my honor to welcome you to the 2021/2022 Season of

the top orchestras in the country, The Phoenix Symphony’s

The Phoenix Symphony, our 75th Season and the triumphant

artistic quality benefits and mirrors the metropolitan and

return of your Orchestra to the stage. In my eighth year with

cosmopolitan growth of Phoenix and the surrounding areas.

The Phoenix Symphony as your Virginia G. Piper Music

A strong arts community attracts people from all over to live,

Director, I am struck by the unique and vital role this Orchestra

work and play in Arizona. Music invites greater collaboration,

has played in the transformation of Phoenix. We performed for

compassion and creativity. We want people to know that we’re

the first time a mere 35 years after the city was incorporated

more than just an orchestra that performs in Symphony Hall.

and we have been a vital part of Phoenix through every step of

The Phoenix Symphony is committed to serving our vulnerable

its evolution, from its days as an upstart Western town growing

populations experiencing homelessness or Alzheimer’s, seeking

into a modern, progressive city, to the vast, international

health in our hospitals and students in underserved school

capitol that is contemporary Phoenix – our nation’s 5th largest

districts now more than ever.

municipality. Over the decades, this Symphony has been a constant source of joy and respite, and a gathering space for the incomparable shared experience of live music. Coming out of a global pandemic, our community, residents and enthusiastic visitors will come back to support, or perhaps discover that, during this momentous 75th season, this City boasts the very best Orchestra. The mission of the contemporary orchestra is wonderfully

The 75th Season is a celebration of our immensely talented musicians. From the high-quality symphonic works presented on stage at Symphony Hall to their incredible community service in our education programs and health and wellness initiatives, our Orchestra goes above and beyond to show their support for the Phoenix community. Join me as we recognize their talents and achievements. All my best –

multi-faceted, and naturally extends beyond the stage to the community. The Phoenix Symphony plays a critical role in a student’s education, in an individual’s life and in a city’s vitality. As Arizona’s largest performing arts organization and among

Tito Muñoz, Virginia G. Piper Music Director


As always, The Phoenix Symphony will continue to monitor the developments surrounding COVID-19 and adapt our policies surrounding safety protocols accordingly and regularly. We will stay apprised of all CDC guidelines and collaborate with the City of Phoenix, who owns and manages Symphony Hall and The Orpheum Theatre, and management at any other Venues in which our performances are held. Safety measures may include masks for all patrons, social distancing and other related policies. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this continuously-changing landscape.

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CLASSICS SERIES

Opening Night! An Evening with the Romantics GIUSEPPE VERDI Overture to La Forza del Destino PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 35 TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 Tito Muñoz, conductor Giora Schmidt, violin

Symphony Hall Friday, October 22, 2021 – 7:30 pm Saturday, October 23, 2021 – 7:30 pm Sunday, October 24, 2021 – 2:00 pm The Overture from Guiseppe Verdi’s popular opera La Forza del Destino (The Power of Fate) opens this concert of favorites from the Romantic era. Giora Schmidt, a violinist described by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as “impossible to resist, captivating with lyricism, tonal warmth, and boundless enthusiasm,” takes on Tchaikovsky’s magnificent Violin Concerto. Closing the program is Tchaikovsky’s wildly popular Fifth Symphony, a work so beloved, it was performed on the radio during the siege of Leningrad during World War II to inspire Russian troops.

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Virginia G. Piper Music Director, Tito Muñoz


The Jazz Effect: Gershwin and Stravinsky IGOR STRAVINSKY Symphony in C GEORGE GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue GERSHWIN An American in Paris STRAVINSKY Suite from The Firebird (1919) Tito Muñoz, conductor Jon Kimura Parker, piano

Symphony Hall Friday, November 12, 2021 – 7:30 pm Saturday, November 13, 2021 – 7:30 pm Sunday, November 14, 2021 – 2:00 pm The intersection of jazz and classical music in the mid-20th century is one of the great stories in musical history. Gershwin’s best-known masterpieces, Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris, are bookended by Stravinsky’s iconic Symphony in C and Firebird Suite,

Midori

Midori Returns! ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 35 JOHANNES BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 96 Tito Muñoz, conductor Midori, violin

Symphony Hall

the ballet/orchestral firestorm that was Stravinsky’s

Friday, November 19, 2021 – 7:30 pm

professional breakthrough. Hear how both Gershwin

Saturday, November 20, 2021 – 7:30 pm

and Stravinsky’s music was influenced by jazz, and how

Sunday, November 21, 2021 – 2:00 pm

their works in turn shaped the music of our time.

Midori is a visionary violinist, activist, educator and Kennedy Center Honoree, who mesmerizes audiences with her profound musicianship. Here, Midori performs the ever-popular violin concerto of Austrian-born American composer and violin prodigy Erich Wolfgang Korngold. The program finishes with the final symphonic work by the great German Romantic composer Johannes Brahms.

Jon Kimura Parker

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CLASSICS SERIES

Beethoven and Rachmaninoff: Genius meets Passion SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Vocalise LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21 RACHMANINOFF Concerto No.3 in D minor for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 30 Tito Muñoz, conductor Joyce Yang, piano

Symphony Hall Friday, January 14, 2022 – 7:30 pm Saturday, January 15, 2022 – 7:30 pm Sunday, January 16, 2022 – 2:00 pm Composer, virtuoso pianist and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff meets the giant Ludwig van Beethoven

Katharina Wincor

in this program of compositional titans. Rachmaninoff’s symphonic arrangement of his lyrical masterpiece song Vocalise opens the program, followed by Beethoven’s first symphony, with its musical echoes of his teachers Haydn and Mozart. This rich program rounds out with one of the most technically challenging concertos ever written, performed by Grammy-nominated virtuoso pianist Joyce Yang.

Masterpieces of Elgar and Mendelssohn EDWARD ELGAR Concerto in E minor for Violoncello & Orchestra, Op. 85 MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.4 in A major, Op. 90, “Italian” Katharina Wincor, conductor Gabriel Martins, cello

Orpheum Theatre Friday, January 21, 2022 – 7:30 pm Saturday, January 22, 2022 – 7:30 pm Sunday, January 23, 2022 – 2:00 pm Join guest conductor Katharina Wincor and soloist Gabriel Martins for an evening of romantic era masterpieces from genius composers whose skills revealed themselves at an early age. Elgar’s cello concerto is a majestic work of sublime beauty, loved by generations, and Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony is a landmark composition filled with the

Joyce Yang

joys of the composer’s European travels in Italy. Note: This performance is not included in Classics Full packages.

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Music’s Master Architects: Beethoven and Shostakovich LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 73 “Emperor” DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47 Tito Muñoz, conductor Stewart Goodyear, piano

Symphony Hall Friday, March 18, 2022 – 7:30 pm Saturday, March 19, 2022 – 7:30 pm Sunday, March 20, 2022 – 2:00 pm Each laboring against demons both personal and political, Beethoven and Shostakovich represent an apex of musical construction and a testament to the potential of mankind. The program begins with Beethoven’s last completed concerto, dubbed “Emperor,” performed by Valley favorite

Aaron Dworkin

The American Rhapsody SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Novelette, Op. 52, no. 1, A major COLERIDGE-TAYLOR/DWORKIN The American Rhapsody: Symphonic Variations on an African Air ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 “From the New World”

pianist Stewart Goodyear. Shostakovich’s immensely successful fifth symphony finishes the program, perfectly threading the needle of managing the approval of Soviet authorities and expressing the suffering of the Russian people.

Tito Muñoz, conductor Aaron Dworkin, spoken word

Symphony Hall Friday, April 22, 2022 – 7:30 pm Saturday, April 23, 2022 – 7:30 pm Sunday, April 24, 2022 – 2:00 pm The centerpiece of this exciting program, The American Rhapsody, is a multi-layered tribute to the courage, freedom and commitment of George Washington. The first President’s words are brought to life though his speeches and writings as spoken by MacArthur Fellow Aaron Dworkin and set to the music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. The program opens with Coleridge-Taylor’s Novelette, a sprightly waltz inspired by Robert Schumann, and closes with one of the world’s most popular symphonies, Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” which was heavily influenced by African-American and NativeAmerican music.

Stewart Goodyear

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CLASSICS SERIES

Spotlight on Clarinetist Alexander Laing JESSICA MEYER Through Which We Flow CARL MARIA von WEBER Concerto No. 1 in F minor for Clarinet & Orchestra, Op. 73 LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 “Pastorale” Tito Muñoz, conductor Alexander Laing, clarinet

Symphony Hall Friday, April 29, 2022 – 7:30 pm Saturday, April 30, 2022 – 7:30 pm Sunday, May 1, 2022 – 2:00 pm Bask in the beauty of the Romantic period with two striking pieces from the era. Beethoven’s programmatic sixth Symphony, “Pastoral,” captivatingly evokes the natural world. Weber’s first clarinet concerto showcases the expressive range of the clarinet, as showcased by our brilliant Principal Clarinet Alexander Laing. Also featured

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony AARON COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 “Choral”

is composer and violist Jessica Meyer’s new work, Through Which We Flow, which has been compared to the serenades of Dvořák and Tchaikovsky.

Tito Muñoz, conductor Maria Valdes, soprano Reilly Nelson, mezzo-soprano Thomas Cooley, tenor Kevin Deas, bass-baritone The Phoenix Symphony Chorus

Symphony Hall Friday, May 20, 2022 – 7:30 pm Saturday, May 21, 2022 – 2:00 pm Saturday, May 21, 2022 – 7:30 pm The 75th Season closes with two masterworks that have enthralled audiences for generations. The program begins with the epic splendor of Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, inspired by a 1942 speech by then Vice President Henry Wallace proclaiming the “century of the common man.” Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, one

Principal Clarinet Alexander Laing

of the supreme achievements in music history, is a soul refreshing inspiration. You won’t want to miss this grand musical spectacle!

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POPS SERIES

An Evening with Renée Elise Goldsberry Tito Muñoz, conductor Renée Elise Goldsberry, vocalist

Symphony Hall Friday, October 29, 2021 – 7:30 pm Saturday, October 30, 2021 – 7:30 pm Sunday, October 31, 2021 – 2:00 pm Renée Elise Goldsberry received the Tony Award, Grammy Award, Drama Desk Award and Lucille Lortel Award for her performance off and on Broadway in the musical phenomenon Hamilton. She has appeared in many other iconic Broadway productions including The Lion King (her Broadway debut) and as the last Mimi in Rent. In addition to some of her most beloved Broadway classics, she also performs a few soulful renditions of standards that are sure to be recognized by young and old alike.

Music of the Knights® Matthew Kasper, conductor Lorinda Lisitza, vocalist Kelli Rabke, vocalist Scott Coulter, vocalist John Boswell, piano and vocalist

Symphony Hall Friday, November 26, 2021 – 7:30 pm Saturday, November 27, 2021 – 7:30 pm Sunday, November 28, 2021 – 2:00 pm Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney are not only knights — the also happen to be three of the most successful songwriters of all time with careers that span decades. “Music of the Knights®” honors their lasting musical influence with songs like “Memory,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Circle of Life,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” “Your Song,” “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” “Yesterday,” “Hey Jude,” and many more!

The Phoenix Symphony Pops Series is generously sponsored by

Renée Elise Goldsberry

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POPS SERIES

Holiday Pops Michael Krajewski, conductor Andrea Ross, vocalist Ryan Vona, vocalist The Phoenix Symphony Chorus

Symphony Hall Friday, December 3, 2021 – 7:30 pm Saturday, December 4, 2021 – 2:00 pm Saturday, December 4, 2021 – 7:30 pm Sunday, December 5, 2021 – 1:00 pm Sunday, December 5, 2021 – 5:00 pm Celebrate the Season with The Phoenix Symphony at our annual Holiday Pops concert! Featuring hymns and carols from a variety of traditions and faiths as well as beloved secular songs; you’ll feel merry and bright at our most festive production of the year!

Mambo Kings

Hot Latin Nights with the Mambo Kings Stuart Chafetz, conductor Mambo Kings

Symphony Hall Friday, January 7, 2022 – 7:30 pm Saturday, January 8, 2022 – 7:30 pm Sunday, January 9, 2022 – 2:00 pm Mambo Kings take their audiences on a fascinating journey through the music of Latin America and the U.S. From the sultry melancholy of Astor Piazzolla and the burning AfroCuban jazz of Tito Puente, to the rhythmic playfulness of jazz great Dave Brubeck and the pop strains of The Beatles, Mambo Kings will be your guide on a Latin jazz tour of the Pan American experience, featuring original orchestral arrangements and compositions of music from the U.S., Perú, Argentina, Cuba and Puerto Rico.

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Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong and the Queen of Jazz Byron Stripling, conductor/vocals/trumpet Carmen Bradford, vocalist

Symphony Hall Friday, February 4, 2022 – 7:30 pm Saturday, February 5, 2022 – 2:00 pm Saturday, February 5, 2022 – 7:30 pm

Tony DeSare

Byron Stripling and Carmen Bradford’s chemistry lights up the stage as they take you on a journey through the most famous duets and solos recorded by two of jazz’s greatest legends – Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Featuring hits of the Great American Songbook, they recreate one of the most memorable collaborations in music history while entertaining and capturing everyone’s heart along the way.

Music of Frank Sinatra and Beyond with Tony DeSare Stuart Chafetz, conductor Tony DeSare, vocals and piano

Symphony Hall Friday, February 18, 2022 – 7:30 pm Saturday, February 19, 2022 – 7:30 pm Sunday, February 20, 2022 – 2:00 pm Called “two parts Frank Sinatra and one part Billy Joel,” the triple-threat singer/pianist/songwriter Tony DeSare takes on the legend of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, delivering a fresh take on old school class in an outstanding, criticallyacclaimed tribute to the great Frank Sinatra that includes songs like “Come Fly with Me,” “I’ve Got the World On a String,” “It Was A Very Good Year,” “One for My Baby,”

Carmen Bradford

“The Summer Wind,” “I Get A Kick Out of You,” “Night and Day,” “New York, New York,” “My Way,” and many more Sinatra classics.

The Phoenix Symphony Pops Series is generously sponsored by

Byron Stripling

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POPS SERIES

Broadway Showstoppers Matthew Kasper, conductor Anne Runolfsson, vocalist Scarlett Strallen, vocalist Hugh Panaro, vocalist

Symphony Hall Friday, March 11, 2022 – 7:30 pm Saturday, March 12, 2022 – 7:30 pm Sunday, March 13, 2022 – 2:00 pm Three hot voices belt out a staggering collection of Broadway classics old and new in this showstopping revue. Join Anne Runolfsson, Scarlett Strallen and Hugh Panaro as they reach for the stars with hits such as “Be Our Guest” (Beauty and the Beast), “Over the Rainbow” (The Wizard

Revolution: Music of the Beatles. A Symphonic Experience

of Oz), “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” (Annie Get You Gun), “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat” (Guys and Dolls), “All That Jazz” (Chicago), “Let It Go” (Frozen) and “Music of the Night” (The Phantom of the Opera).

Photos and videos in this program will be projected onto a large screen above the orchestra. All music under license from Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC and Harrisongs LTD. All photos under license from The Beatles Book Photo Library. The show is not endorsed by or connected to Apple Corps or The Beatles.

Revolution: Music of the Beatles. A Symphonic Experience Matthew Kasper, conductor

Symphony Hall Friday, March 25, 2022 – 7:30 pm Saturday, March 26, 2022 – 7:30 pm Sunday, March 27, 2022 – 2:00 pm The Beatles come to life in Revolution, the new authorized symphonic tribute to the Fab Four, featuring top vocalists and musicians accompanied by Grammy-winner Jeff Tyzik’s new arrangements transcribed and arranged from the original master recordings at Abbey Road. Accompanied by hundreds of rare and unseen photos from the historic, London-based archives of The Beatles’ official fan magazine – The Beatles Book Monthly – along with stunning video and animation. The production features arrangements of over 25 top hits including “Ticket to Ride,” “Penny Lane,”

Resident Conductor Matthew Kasper

“All You Need Is Love,” “Get Back,” “Here Comes the Sun,” and “Hey Jude.”

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Jurassic Park in Concert Tito Muñoz, conductor

Symphony Hall Friday, May 13, 2022 – 7:30 pm Saturday, May 14, 2022 – 7:30 pm Sunday, May 15, 2022 – 2:00 pm The action-packed adventure pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking special effects, this epic film is sheer movie magic 65 million years in the making. Now audiences can experience Jurassic Park as never before: projected in HD with The Phoenix Symphony orchestra performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture. Welcome…to Jurassic Park! Rated PG-13 © Universal City Studios LLC and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

Coco In Concert Live to Film Matthew Kasper, conductor

Symphony Hall Friday, November 5, 2021 – 7:30 pm Saturday, November 6, 2021 – 7:30 pm Sunday, November 7, 2021 – 2:00 pm Coco features a score by Oscar® and Grammy®-winning composer Michael Giacchino and the Oscar®-winning song, “Remember Me,” by songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel sets off on an extraordinary journey and unlocks the real story behind his family history.

Rated PG Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts, © All rights reserved. Film will be projected onto a large screen above the orchestra.

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SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

Handel’s Messiah

Case Scaglione, conductor Cheyanne Coss, soprano Mack Wolz, mezzo-soprano Terrence Chin-Loy, tenor Rob McGinness, baritone The Phoenix Symphony Chorus

Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, Scottsdale Thursday, December 16, 2021 – 7:30 pm Friday, December 17, 2021 – 7:30 pm

Mesa Arts Center – Ikeda Theater Saturday, December 18, 2021 – 7:30 pm The acclaimed “Hallelujah” chorus is the centerpiece of these wonderful performances featuring some of the most glorious sacred music ever written. Join The Phoenix Symphony, The Phoenix Symphony Chorus and soloists as we present Handel’s masterpiece.

Conductor Case Scaglione

New Year’s Eve Celebration! Stuart Chafetz, conductor

Symphony Hall Friday, December 31, 2021 – 7:30 pm The Phoenix Symphony’s New Year’s Eve concert is a beloved annual tradition. Celebrate our 75th Season and ring in the new year with your hometown orchestra in this lively and fun evening! This wonderful celebration of auld lang’s syne comes with exciting special guests and a champagne toast to kick off your New Year!

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Steve Hackman’s “Brahms v. Radiohead”

Steve Hackman, conductor

ASU Gammage Auditorium Friday, March 4, 2022 – 7:30 pm Saturday, March 5, 2022 – 7:30 pm Brahms v. Radiohead is an epic symphonic synthesis of Radiohead’s album OK Computer and the Brahms first symphony, utilizing the Phoenix Symphony and three pop vocalists. The piece stays in the romantic sound world of Brahms, using only the instruments he would have used to debut his Symphony, but woven in, superimposed and inserted are the melodies and music of Radiohead. Note: Radiohead and Brahms do not appear on these performances. Subscription seating for this performance is limited.

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We’re a part of your community. The 2021/22 Community Engagement and Education Season is dedicated to Chairman Emeritus Dr. Oliver Harper, in recognition of his leadership, dedication and love of The Phoenix Symphony.

MIND OVER MUSIC™

CLASSROOM CONCERTS

Recognized nationally by publications like Forbes

Our musician ensembles tour area schools with engaging

Magazine, The Phoenix Symphony is one of only a select

educational concerts. These highly-interactive assembly

few programs in the United States that pairs local teachers

programs encourage students to develop a deeper

with our talented Orchestra musicians. Together, they

understanding of music and integrate music standards

create custom lesson plans bringing music into STEM

with science, language arts and math concepts, helping

(science, technology, engineering, math) concepts.

students make connections across the curriculum.

SYMPHONY FOR THE SCHOOLS

SYMPHONY CONNECTIONS

This signature program provides K-12 public, private,

A partnership with Maricopa Community Colleges,

charter, parochial and home school groups an opportunity

Symphony Connections is a touring program featuring

to attend a concert at Symphony Hall. Symphony for the

the Phoenix Symphony String Ensemble performing

Schools aligns with Arizona’s College and Career Ready

on community college campuses throughout the Valley.

Standards, helping students connect these experiences to their studies.

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B-SHARP MUSIC WELLNESS, A W.O.N.D.E.R. PROJECT We’re proud to be the only orchestra in the nation to be conducting Health and Wellness Programs on this level. There are five unique branches of this

Our musicians of The Phoenix Symphony understand the critical role they play in using music as a tool for connection, education and overall community wellness. These incredibly trained and skilled musicians choose Phoenix as their home and delight in being an active part

special project: our Homeless Initiative, focusing on

of the local community. Our mission to empower people

the holistic wellness of an underserved population;

through music and be a catalyst for joy and discovery takes

our Hospital Initiative, where Symphony musicians

us into classrooms, shelters, hospitals, Indian reservations

bring live music to individuals in an intimate settings;

and many other places in the Valley. The Orchestra thrives

our Caregivers Initiative, bringing pre-concert

on creating unique, live music and shared experiences

discussions to individuals and family members

whether on stage at Symphony Hall or in an Alzheimer’s

of those with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related

center. The science and medical research our Education

Dementias; our Hospice Initiative, benefiting patients, caregivers and staff; and our Research Initiative, evaluating the impact of live music on Alzheimer’s patients. The Phoenix Symphony would like to express our

and Outreach Programs team study and employ demonstrate that symphonic music stimulates creativity, helps developing brains acquire language and enhance reading skills, promotes calm and invites curiosity.

heartfelt thanks for the years of partnership and investment from The Rob and Melani Walton Foundation in our B-Sharp Music Wellness, a W.O.N.D.E.R. Project (Walton Optimal Neurological Discovery Education Research).

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Your support

is music to our ears. Amidst a global health challenge, we were better able

Your investment provides caregivers in hospital settings a

to recognize just how impactful the experience of live

respite from their demanding responsibilities, creates a spark

music is – the very hour, minute, moment, one is having

of hope in persons experiencing homelessness, inspires

a multi-sensory adventure as the notes are played,

Title 1 school children to believe in a bright future and

all others in the audience are simultaneously having their

achieve greater results in reading and science, and takes our

own experience. No matter where we grew up, what

musicians out into the community to perform in public

our beliefs are, what we do for a living, in this specific

spaces to encourage deeper connection. Simply put, without

performance space, we are there to unite in the joy

you, we cannot play a single note. Our gratitude for every

of listening to symphonic music.

donated dollar, service, supply, volunteer hour and kind word

The individual musicians of the Phoenix Symphony are

of appreciation would fill thousands of pages of sheet music.

only able to play their part because YOU play the most

Thank you for being an integral part of the Symphony as

vital part. Buying tickets for the performances only covers

we rise in this 75th Anniversary Season. Together, this is

50% of the operating costs, so we rely on our community

how community sounds!

to donate. Donations enable our mission to happen and for a wider audience to experience the outreach and musicianship of our Orchestra, as many citizens may never get the privilege to come to the Hall.

Support the Symphony Today! Give us a call: 602-452-0426

E-mail: development @ phoenixsymphony.org Web: phoenixsymphony.org/donate

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We are profoundly grateful for the support of these corporations and foundations.

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Season Calendar

The Phoenix Symphony 2021-2022 All performances conducted by Tito Muñoz, Virginia G. Piper Music Director at Symphony Hall, unless otherwise noted.

October 22-24, 2021

December 31, 2021

An Evening with the Romantics

March 11-13, 2022

New Year’s Eve Concert

Broadway Showstoppers

Giora Schmidt, violin soloist

Stuart Chafetz, conductor

Matthew Kasper, conductor

October 29-31, 2021

January 7-9, 2022

March 18-20, 2022

An Evening with

Hot Latin Nights with the Mambo Kings

Renée Elise Goldsberry

Stuart Chafetz, conductor

November 5-7, 2021

January 14-16, 2022

Music’s Master Architects: Beethoven and Shostakovich Stewart Goodyear, piano soloist

Coco In Concert Live to Film Matthew Kasper, conductor

Beethoven and Rachmaninoff: Genius meets Passion Joyce Yang, piano soloist

November 12-14, 2021

March 25-27, 2022 Revolution: Music of The Beatles. A Symphonic Experience. Matthew Kasper, conductor

January 21-23, 2022, Orpheum Theatre

The Jazz Effect: Gershwin and Stravinsky

Masterpieces of Elgar and Mendelssohn

Jon Kimura Parker, piano

April 22-24, 2022

Katharina Wincor, conductor

The American Rhapsody

Gabriel Martins, cello soloist

Aaron Dworkin, spoken word

February 4-5, 2022

April 29-May 1, 2022

November 19-21, 2021 Midori Returns! Midori, violin soloist

Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong and the Queen of Jazz

November 26-28, 2021

Byron Stripling, conductor

Music of the Knights

Carmen Bradford, vocalist

Matthew Kasper, conductor

Spotlight on Clarinetist Alexander Laing May 13-15, 2022 Jurassic Park in Concert

February 18-20, 2022 December 3-5, 2021

Music of Frank Sinatra and Beyond

(5 performances)

with Tony DeSare

Holiday Pops

Stuart Chafetz, conductor

Michael Krajewski, conductor March 4-5, 2022, ASU Gammage December 16-17, Pinnacle Presbyterian Church

Auditorium Steve Hackman’s

December 18, Mesa Arts Center Handel’s Messiah

“Brahms v. Radiohead” Steve Hackman, conductor

Case Scaglione, conductor

Classics

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Pops

Special Performances

May 20-21, 2022 Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony


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$ 160.00

Includes these 8 concerts:

Includes these 8 concerts:

Includes these 8 concerts:

October 22, 2021. . . . An Evening with the Romantics

October 23, 2021. . . . An Evening with the Romantics

October 24, 2021. . . . An Evening with the Romantics

November 12, 2021. . The Jazz Effect: Gershwin and Stravinsky

November 13, 2021. . The Jazz Effect: Gershwin and Stravinsky

November 14, 2021. . The Jazz Effect: Gershwin and Stravinsky

November 19, 2021. . Midori Returns!

November 20, 2021. . Midori Returns!

November 21, 2021. . Midori Returns!

January 14, 2022. . . . Beethoven and Rachmaninoff: Genius meets Passion

January 15, 2022. . . . Beethoven and Rachmaninoff: Genius meets Passion

January 16, 2022. . . . Beethoven and Rachmaninoff: Genius meets Passion

March 18, 2022 . . . . . Music’s Master Architects: Beethoven and Shostakovich

March 19, 2022. . . . . . Music’s Master Architects: Beethoven and Shostakovich

March 20, 2022 . . . . . Music’s Master Architects: Beethoven and Shostakovich

April 22, 2022. . . . . . . The American Rhapsody

April 23, 2022. . . . . . . The American Rhapsody

April 24, 2022. . . . . . . The American Rhapsody

April 29, 2022. . . . . . . Spotlight on Clarinetist Alexander Laing

April 30, 2022. . . . . . . Spotlight on Clarinetist Alexander Laing

May 1, 2022. . . . . . . . . Spotlight on Clarinetist Alexander Laing

May 20, 2022 . . . . . . . Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

May 21, 2022. . . . . . . . Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

May 21, 2022. . . . . . . . Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

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POPS SUBSCRIPTIONS Pops Friday Full

Pops Saturday Full

FRIDAY NIGHTS

Prime Dress Circle

Pops Sunday Full

SATURDAY NIGHTS

$ 75.00

SUNDAY MATINEES

$ 675.00

Prime Dress Circle

$ 75.00

$ 675.00

Prime Dress Circle

$ 75.00

$ 600.00

Dress Circle

$ 60.00

$ 540.00

Dress Circle

$ 60.00

$ 540.00

Dress Circle

$ 60.00

$ 480.00

Price A

$ 48.00

$ 432.00

Price A

$ 48.00

$ 432.00

Price A

$ 48.00

$ 384.00

Price B

$ 36.00

$ 324.00

Price B

$ 36.00

$ 324.00

Price B

$ 36.00

$ 288.00

Price C

$ 27.00

$ 243.00

Price C

$ 27.00

$ 243.00

Price C

$ 27.00

$ 216.00

Price D

$ 20.00

$ 180.00

Price D

$ 20.00

$ 180.00

Price D

$ 20.00

$ 160.00

Includes these 9 concerts:

Includes these 9 concerts:

Includes these 8 concerts:

October 29, 2021. . . . An Evening with Renée Elise Goldsberry

October 30, 2021 . . . An Evening with Renée Elise Goldsberry

October 31, 2021. . . . An Evening with Renée Elise Goldsberry

November 26, 2021. . Music of the Knights®

November 27, 2021. . Music of the Knights®

November 28, 2021. . Music of the Knights®

December 3, 2021. . . Holiday Pops

December 4, 2021. . . Holiday Pops

December 5, 2021. . . Holiday Pops, 1 pm

January 7, 2022. . . . . Hot Latin Nights with the Mambo Kings

January 8, 2022. . . . . Hot Latin Nights with the Mambo Kings

January 9, 2022. . . . . Hot Latin Nights with the Mambo Kings

February 4, 2022. . . . Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong and the Queen of Jazz

February 5, 2022. . . . Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong and the Queen of Jazz

February 20, 2022. . . Music of Frank Sinatra and Beyond with Tony DeSare

February 18, 2022. . . Music of Frank Sinatra and Beyond with Tony DeSare

February 19, 2022. . . Music of Frank Sinatra and Beyond with Tony DeSare

March 13, 2022. . . . . . Broadway Showstoppers

March 11, 2022. . . . . . Broadway Showstoppers

March 12, 2022. . . . . . Broadway Showstoppers

March 25, 2022 . . . . . Revolution: Music of the Beatles. A Symphonic Experience.

March 26, 2022 . . . . . Revolution: Music of the Beatles. A Symphonic Experience.

May 13, 2022. . . . . . . . Jurassic Park in Concert

May 14, 2022. . . . . . . . Jurassic Park in Concert

March 27, 2022. . . . . . Revolution: Music of the Beatles. A Symphonic Experience. May 15, 2022. . . . . . . . Jurassic Park in Concert

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The Phoenix Symphony 2021/22 Season Brochure - 75th Season  

The Phoenix Symphony is thrilled to announce the 2021/22 season in celebration of its 75th Anniversary with a dynamic mix of performances.

The Phoenix Symphony 2021/22 Season Brochure - 75th Season  

The Phoenix Symphony is thrilled to announce the 2021/22 season in celebration of its 75th Anniversary with a dynamic mix of performances.

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