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In Business PHX: The Phoenix Symphony Performs Belshazzar’s Feast Concert This Weekend

April 14, 2023

 

The Phoenix Symphony is announcing the Belshazzar’s Feast concert April 14-16 at Symphony Hall, which promises unforgettable melodies rendered with exquisite care and precision.

The concert will feature Jeremy Denk, Phoenix Symphony’s guest pianist and an acclaimed artist. The Phoenix Symphony partnered with Changing Hands Bookstore for an event on April 12 at 6 p.m. in which Denk discussed and signed his memoir, Every Good Boy Does Fine. Peter Kjome, Phoenix Symphony president and CEO, engaged in a conversation with Denk about piano playing, the Phoenix Symphony and classical music.

Watch Denk on CBS Sunday Morning and listen to him on NPR’s Fresh Air.

Belshazzar’s Feast will be held April 14 and April 15 at 7:30 p.m. and April 16 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase on The Phoenix Symphony’s website. The Phoenix Symphony’s Virginia G. Piper Music Director Tito Muñoz will conduct the performance.

From William Walton’s unforgettably majestic Belshazzar’s Feast to the brilliant pianist Denk exploring Johannes Brahms’ second piano concerto, the concert promises unforgettable melodies rendered with exquisite care and precision. The concerto, a notable technical challenge for pianists, showcases Brahms’ sharp intellectual prowess and with deep, often tumultuous changes. Belshazzar’s Feast is an oratorio with The Phoenix Symphony with Chorus and Baritone soloist combining for a grand musical spectacle. Based on the Old Testament story concerning the lavish feast thrown by the Babylonian king, Belshazzar.

The Phoenix Symphony is Arizona’s largest performing arts organization and one of the state’s most important cultural assets. In addition to performing traditional and modern repertoire in the fall and spring in Symphony Hall and around the Valley, its world-class musicians are actively engaged in the community thanks to generous foundation, corporation, and individual support. The Symphony is strengthened by collaborating with renowned guest conductors and artists. The core mission of The Phoenix Symphony is to provide the joy of live music as a catalyst for discovery, knowledge, compassion, and connection. Annually, orchestra members empower more than 120,000 students through education and partnerships and create opportunities for deeper connection for tens of thousands of adults experiencing homelessness, in Alzheimer’s care facilities, in hospitals and in hospice.

 

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