Symphony Spotlights Satchmo and Sinatra
Tuesday January 25, 2022
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Symphony Spotlights Satchmo and Sinatra
February Pops Performances Celebrate Jazz and Classic Standards
PHOENIX (January 25, 2022) — The Phoenix Symphony’s Feburary performances will bring to life some of the favorites in jazz and classic standards with highly regarded guest musicians taking the stage at Symphony Hall.
“Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong and the Queen of Jazz” featuring Byron Stripling (conductor, vocals and trumpet) and Carmen Bradford (vocals) will be featured on Friday, February 4 and Saturday, February 5 (two Saturday shows).
Stripling and Bradford take patrons 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 during the performance. Stripling and Bradford are available for interviews to discuss these performances. Please contact Tom Evans to schedule interviews.
And from February 18-20, The Phoenix Symphony will feature “Music of Frank Sinatra and Beyond with Tony DeSare,” under the baton of Stuart Chafetz. Chafetz is available for interviews to discuss these performances. Please contact Tom Evans to schedule interviews
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 classic in a critically-acclaimed tribute to the great Frank Sinatra. The performance 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,” “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 75th Anniversary includes a robust mix of classics, pops and special performances, with some truly innovative and attention-grabbing programs scheduled. The entire season schedule can be viewed at www.phoenixsymphony.org.
Season ticket packages and single ticket sales are now available to the general public.
All audience members attending The Phoenix Symphony’s concerts will be required to show either a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours (3 days) of the performance OR proof of vaccination against COVID-19 with a vaccine authorized by the Centers for Disease Control PLUS a photo ID.
In addition, all guests attending Symphony Hall, ASU Gammage and Orpheum performances must maintain appropriate face coverings in accordance with current CDC guidelines except when eating or drinking
The Phoenix Symphony was founded in 1947, and has grown over the years to become one of the state’s largest performing arts organizations. Its 75th Anniversary season comes on the heels of the cancellation of the 2020-21 season, and provides a unique opportunity to not only celebrate the organization’s history, but to celebrate its return as well.
About The Phoenix Symphony
Founded in 1947 as a part-time orchestra in Phoenix, a city of less than 100,000 people, and run by passionate volunteers, The Phoenix Symphony has grown alongside the capital city to become Arizona’s only full time orchestra. In addition to performing traditional and modern repertoire in the fall and spring in Symphony Hall, year round our world class musicians are actively engaged in the community. Through generous foundation, corporation, and individual support, TPS is strengthened by collaborating with the best guest conductors and artists across the nation and internationally. The core mission of The Phoenix Symphony is to provide the joy of music as a catalyst for discovery, knowledge, compassion, and connection. Annually, our orchestra members empower more than 120,000 students through education and outreach partnerships and create opportunities for healing and deeper connection for tens of thousands of adults experiencing homelessness, in Alzheimer’s care facilities, in hospitals, and in hospice. To learn more, please visit phoenixsymphony.org