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.

Rachel Barton Pine Engages with The Phoenix Community

November 29, 2023   Rachel Barton Pine is not only a world-class artist, but a passionate pedagogue, dedicated to uplifting students of all ages with her love of music. As a recent guest of The Phoenix Symphony, Pine performed on stage in Symphony Hall with The Phoenix Symphony November 17th through 19th and took the […]

Fall Update from President & CEO, Peter Kjome

September 20, 2023   Dear Friends, We look forward with excitement to the 2023-24 Season of the Phoenix Symphony. I hope you will join us for our 77th season to create lasting memories with friends and family. The upcoming season will be truly extraordinary, and after a decade with Tito Muñoz as our Music Director, the institution’s […]

Summer Update from President & CEO, Peter Kjome

  By Peter Kjome, President and CEO July 27th, 2023   Dear Friends, This is a time of innovation, change, and progress, and it is with a spirit of gratitude that I share this update with you.  As Arizona’s largest performing arts organization, the Phoenix Symphony plays a vital role in our city and the […]

How to Pick the Best Orchestra Concert Seats

By Kayleigh Gallagher, Digital Storytelling and Creative Marketing Manager June 22, 2023 During our upcoming 2023-24 Season, The Phoenix Symphony will perform in eight different venues across The Valley including Symphony Hall, Orpheum Theatre, Mesa Arts Center Ikeda Theater and many more. With hundreds or thousands of seats at each concert hall, you might be […]

Spring Update from President & CEO, Peter Kjome

By Peter Kjome, President and CEO May 26, 2023   Dear Friends, This has been a remarkable and inspirational spring at The Phoenix Symphony. Thank you for your enthusiastic participation over the past few months. Together, we experienced incredibly moving concerts in Symphony Hall and other venues. Our musicians also performed in schools, health care […]

TPS Guest Artist Jay Campbell Interacts with Community

By TPS Operations April 17, 2023   The Phoenix Symphony by tradition features world-class artists at the top of their field. Guest soloist, Jay Campbell, was no exception. The Phoenix Symphony welcomed Jay Campbell to Symphony Hall stage for his riveting performance of Henri Dutilleaux’s, “Tout un monde lointain…” for solo cello during the weekend […]

New in Education and Community Engagement – Open Rehearsals for Students!

By Jordanna Matlock, Manager of Community Engagement April 22, 2023   The Phoenix Symphony Education department is delighted to offer a new experience to students in Arizona: Open Rehearsal Field Trips! This program gives students the rare opportunity to see what happens behind the scenes at a major symphony’s concert. TPS held four open rehearsals […]

Update from President & CEO, Peter Kjome

By Peter Kjome, President and CEO April 25, 2023   The Phoenix Symphony is an integral and indispensable part of Phoenix and Arizona, and many people are working together to advance our orchestra and its programs. As we begin an exciting new chapter, I am inspired by the dedication and passion of those who care […]

Uzu and Muzu Composer Avner Dorman

October 27, 2014   Uzu and Muzu From Kakaruzu Composer Avner Dorman answers our questions about the Symphony for the School’s program that premiers at Symphony Hall on November 4 and 5. Avner Dorman was born in Israel.  He did not start playing an instrument until he was 9 years old, and he quickly found that […]

Symphony Season Highlights

Symphony season highlights “Big Names and Big Music” is the theme of the Phoenix Symphony’s 2013-14 season. Here are a few of the diverse offerings. Performances at Symphony Hall unless noted otherwise. Tickets and details: 602-495-1999 or John Williams with Steven Spielberg: The film composer of “Star Wars” and dozens of other films conducts […]

‘Joy’ Opens Symphony’s Season

The Phoenix Symphony opens its 2013-14 season with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and its famous “Ode to Joy” chorus. The guest conductor is Andrew Grams, a rising star who was mentored by Franz Welser-Möst at the Cleveland Orchestra. In June, he was named music director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra outside Chicago. Grams debuted with the […]

The challenges of childhood music lessons

Phoenix Symphony violist Mark Dix talks about the challenges of childhood music lessons, shifting gears when a child loses interest and what daughter Naomi and son Louie have taught their dad about creating a home where the DNA is music. Talk about the first time you picked up an instrument. I started at age 5 […]

Executive Profile: Finance Expert Plays to a Different Beat

Tim Schultz took an unconventional path to the boardroom. Growing up in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, he and his siblings played enough instruments to form a small orchestra. “It went from trumpet, to tuba, to sax, to piano,” he said. “My entire family was musical, and in particular my mother.” From kindergarten through high school, […]

Conductor Outwater likes ‘strange moments’

As the music director of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony in Ontario, Canada, Edwin Outwater has commissioned work by Richard Reed Parry of Grammy-winning indie-rockers Arcade Fire and conducted a composition by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood. He’s also introduced the Intersections series, in which he’s linked classical music to a variety of other disciplines, from quantum physics […]

Phoenix Symphony Names 2 to Board

The Phoenix Symphony Association named Jaime Daddona Brennan and Tim K. Schultz to its Board of Directors. “Jaime and Tim bring invaluable experience to our Board of Directors,” said C.A. Howlett, Chairman of the Board for The Phoenix Symphony. “We are truly fortunate to welcome such high-caliber individuals to our team” he added. Jaime Daddona […]

Natalie Merchant talks album, Phoenix Symphony

It was four years ago, performing at the invitation of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, that Natalie Merchant first experienced the excitement of standing onstage with a 60-piece orchestra at her back as she shared her music with an audience. “It was astounding,” Merchant says. “A full-string section, woodwinds, brass. The texture is so different from […]

Daniel Meyer conducts Phoenix Symphony

The Phoenix Symphony has lined up Daniel Meyer of the Asheville (N.C.) Symphony and Erie (Pa.) Philharmonic to guest-conduct a program of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 6, Theofanidis’ “Rainbow Body” and Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2 with pianist Chu-Fang Huang. When we caught up with Meyer to talk about his first performances in metro Phoenix, he […]

Outgoing Christie named laureate of Phoenix Symphony

As a token of gratitude for his work as maestro of the Phoenix Symphony for the past eight years, the board of directors of the Phoenix Symphony is naming Michael Christie music director laureate. Christie, who is taking a job as music director of the Minnesota Opera, will finish out the 2012/2013 season in Phoenix. […]

London calls in dazzling fashion

London called, and about 700 concertgoers answered Friday night for the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra concert at NAU’s Ardrey Memorial Auditorium. The audience was a mix of students and adults of all ages, including more than a sprinkling of seniors, whose enthusiasm for the music was unbridled and heartfelt, with standing ovations after each major portion […]


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