Phoenix Symphony Music Director Tito Muñoz Extends Tenure

PHOENIX (March 1, 2023) — The Phoenix Symphony announced today that Virginia G. Piper Music Director Tito Muñoz has agreed to extend his tenure for an additional season, culminating in an exceptional decade of leadership as artistic leader of the Symphony.

Tito Muñoz will continue as Music Director through August 31, 2024. After ten years as artistic leader of The Phoenix Symphony, his tenure is one of the longest in the organization’s history.

The Phoenix Symphony Appoints Peter Kjome as President and CEO

Contact: Rachael CurleyDRA THE PHOENIX SYMPHONY APPOINTS PETER KJOME AS PRESIDENT AND CEO PHOENIX (January 11, 2023) — The Phoenix Symphony Board of Directors has selected orchestra veteran Peter Kjome, who recently led one of the country’s top orchestras, after a national search to serve as the organization’s new President and CEO. Kjome succeeds […]

World-renowned violinist Sarah Chang performs with the Phoenix Symphony Oct. 14-16

Violinist Sarah Chang made her debut with the New York Philharmonic when she was 8. Since then, she’s played with orchestras around the world and with some of the best and most well-known musicians. She’s been honored in magazines and by both Yale and Harvard universities. And Oct. 14-16, she’ll be in the Valley performing […]

The Phoenix Symphony strategizes to appeal to new audience

The Phoenix Symphony will begin its 2022-23 season on October 14th. Music Director Tito Muñoz has traveled around the globe, not only to conduct but to bring world-class talent back to Arizona. Here to discuss The Phoenix Symphony’s strategies to appeal to new audiences is Music Director Tito Muñoz. Advancing into its second season back […]

Music to Our Ears | Tito Muñoz Talks The Phoenix Symphony’s 22-23 Season, Music Education and More

To prepare for the Phoenix Symphony‘s new season, we sat down with conductor and Virginia G Piper Music Director Tito Muñoz to talk about music education and his world travels.   The Phoenix Symphony is kicking off their 2022-2023 season on October 14-16 with a full orchestra for a romantic evening, featuring conductor and Virginia G. Piper Music Director Tito Muñoz and virtuosa violinist Sarah […]

Phoenix Symphony adds more venues in time for the start of its 2022-2023 season

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – The Phoenix Symphony is adding more venues across the Valley in celebration of its 76th concert season. Besides their usual performances at Symphony Hall, the group is adding more concerts the Mesa Arts Center, Orpheum Theatre, Camelback Bible Church, and Madison Center for the Arts. The launch of the season will be […]

Phoenix Symphony Announces 2022-23 Season

The Phoenix Symphony (TPS) is announcing its 2022-23 concert season, which features performances at Symphony Hall and also embarks on a series of concerts at venues across the Valley, including Mesa Arts Center, Orpheum Theatre, Camelback Bible Church and the Symphony’s newest venue partner, the Madison Center for the Arts.


The Phoenix Symphony (TPS) President and Chief Executive Officer Suzanne Wilson will step down from her position to relocate to London, England for a unique opportunity presented to her family. Wilson’s departure will be late fall 2022.

The Phoenix Symphony Celebrates Contemporary Music with REVERB

The Phoenix Symphony will launch the inaugural presentation of REVERB: a Contemporary Music Festival, which celebrates newly composed music through the eyes (and ears) of 12 of contemporary classical music’s most respected living composers and performers in two fast-paced, musically accessible concerts. The performances will take place over two evenings on Wednesday, April 6 and and Friday, April 8, at Central United Methodist Church, 1875 North Central Avenue, Phoenix.

Symphony Spotlights Satchmo and Sinatra

The Phoenix Symphonys February 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.

TPS Welcomes Guest Concertmaster Allifranchini

With Phoenix Symphony Concertmaster Steven Moeckel taking a sabbatical for the 2021-22 season, the Phoenix Symphony welcomes Ruggero Allifranchini as Guest Concertmaster for the October 22-24 performances, An Evening with the Romantics. Ruggero Allifranchini is Concertmaster of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in New York and was most recently a co-Concertmaster of the Saint Paul […]

The Phoenix Symphony Welcomes New Chief Development Officer Kate Francis

The Phoenix Symphony has named veteran arts administrator Kate Francis to join the organization’s senior leadership team as Chief Development Officer. Francis will work closely with The Phoenix Symphony President and CEO Suzanne Wilson and the Board of Directions to provide strategic direction and leadership for all fundraising initiatives including the annual fund; major, corporate […]

Phoenix symphony, opera and chorale are keeping the music alive during COVID. Here’s how

Corrections & Clarifications: A previous version of this article misstated how the Phoenix Symphony used funding from the Paycheck Protection Program.  While many people are isolating themselves to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, performing arts groups throughout metro Phoenix have had to leave concerts unperformed, sheets of music unsung and instruments unplayed. As choirs, symphonies […]