The Phoenix Symphony’s 2011-2012 season is dedicated to Jeanne and Gary Herberger for over 50 years of their generous support and eternal commitment to the arts in our community. The Chairman Reception, in Symphony Hall’s Green Room, recognized the Herberger’s contributions with Interim President & CEO Jim Ward saying, “We are deeply honored to dedicate this season to Gary and Jeanne for their generosity and tremendous support for culture and keeping the arts alive for generations to come.”
Following the elegant reception, guests enjoyed the first concert of the season, directed by Virginia G. Piper Music Director Michael Christie. The program featured Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Part’s In Principio and the famous Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Jeanne joined the orchestra in conducting The Star Spangled Banner.