The Phoenix Symphony is excited to announce we are upgrading to a new, easy-to-use ticketing system. During this transition, our TICKETING SYSTEM IS DOWN September 11, 12, 13, and 14. Our new ticketing system will be live on September 15. Sorry for any inconvenience. Feel free to browse our performances in the meantime.

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AZ Central: 10 milestones in Phoenix arts and culture history

The Mexican Maestro

Founded in 1947, the Phoenix Symphony came of age in 1972 when it moved into the newly built Symphony Hall and hired its first important conductor, Mexico City-born Eduardo Mata. “Mata was a fantastic conductor,” percussionist Bill Wanser told The Republic. “He conducted with everything — eyebrows, elbow, fingers — his whole body was in motion.” Mata served six seasons and then moved to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

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