The Phoenix Symphony has announced the lineup for its exciting 75th season! A variety of season ticket packages are on sale now.
The Symphony’s beloved Classics Series is brimming with classical favorites from Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Dvořák, and more.
Exciting events from the 75th Anniversary Season include:
• Opening Night! Giuseppe Verdi’s Overture to La Forza del Destino opens the 75th Season as part of “An Evening with the Romantics.” This rich program of Romantic era music includes Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major with soloist Giora Schmidt and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.
• Brilliant soloists abound this season. Visitors include violinists Midori (her first appearance with TPS since 2007) and Giora Schmidt. Piano soloists include Stewart Goodyear, Joyce Yang, and Jon Kimura Parker. Cello soloists include Gabriel Martins, our own Principal Clarinet, Alexander Laing, and a unique take on Samuel Coleridge-Taylor from spoken word performer Aaron Dworkin.
• Jazz heavily influences the symphony’s concerts, from Classics to Pops this season. First, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris are paired with Igor Stravinsky’s iconic Symphony in C and Suite from The Firebird. Next, Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong and the Queen of Jazz (Ella Fitzgerald) celebrate a historic jazz collaboration with trumpeter Byron Stripling and vocalist Carmen Bradford. Then, the music of Frank Sinatra gets the spotlight with pianist and vocalist Tony DeSare.
• Beethoven runs through the Classics season with performances of his Symphony No. 1, and Piano Concerto No. 5. These two are followed by Symphonies nos. 6, “Pastoral,” and 9. Some slightly less well-known but fascinating composers also get a turn. With performances of works by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, who helped shape the sound of Golden Age Hollywood. Then, the Symphony welcomes Carl Maria von Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 1, which celebrates the sonic pallet of the woodwind fixture.
• The Pops Season brings an upbeat mix featuring Broadway songs and performers. This includes Tony Award-winning Hamilton cast member Renée Elise Goldsberry, the Mambo Kings with their Hot Latin Nights program, Broadway Showstoppers with music from all the biggest shows, and the newly authorized tribute to The Fab Four, Revolution: Music of the Beatles.
Back by popular demand, Beethoven’s most celebrated masterpiece, his Ninth Symphony, is back as it quickly becomes a sold-out tradition at the Symphony. Other Special Performances include Handel’s Messiah, our signature New Year’s Eve Celebration, and many other beautiful, must-see concerts.
Season ticket packages are now available at Subscription Packages | The Phoenix Symphony.