The Phoenix Symphony
Program includes Guest Conductor Sarah Hicks, and violinist Elena Urioste in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto
PHOENIX – An Opening Night like you have never seen before. The Phoenix Symphony kicks off its 2012/13 season with special guest Larry Fitzgerald. The Arizona Cardinals star wide receiver will conduct the National Anthem on September 20, 2012 at Symphony Hall.
Arizona’s sports fans are familiar with six-time Pro-Bowl veteran Fitzgerald as he faces 11 of the toughest defenders in the league. Now, in a once-in–a-lifetime event, the sports and musical worlds collide as Larry Fitzgerald faces 66 of Arizona’s finest musicians and leads them in the Star Spangled Banner.
“The Phoenix Symphony is one of the Valley’s great cultural assets and the Cardinals are thrilled to be involved in the opening of the 2012-13 season. We’ve all seen Larry Fitzgerald perform on the field but we can’t wait to see him in this new role of guest conductor.” Said Michael Bidwill, President of the Arizona Cardinals Football Club.
“We are grateful to have such a talented athlete and respected member of the community both on and off the field join us as we open our exciting season,” said Jim Ward, CEO and President of The Phoenix Symphony. “Like many of us, Larry Fitzgerald realizes the importance of supporting all the great entertainment options Arizona has to offer from sports to the performing arts.”
Following Fitzgerald’s guest appearance on the podium, Opening Night continues and The Phoenix Symphony is joined by guest conductor, Sarah Hicks and award winning violinist Elena Urioste in a dynamic program that includes the ever popular symphonic dances from West Side Story, the Overture to Candide and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.
Tickets start at $18 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 602-495-1999 or online at phoenixsymphony.org.
For more information about The Phoenix Symphony visit www.phoenixsymphony.org.