Michael Krajewski leads the Phoenix Symphony in Cirque de la Symphonie

PHOENIX, AZ – (January 21, 2011) The Phoenix Symphony continues its 2010/11 APS Pops Series when the circus meets the Symphony in Cirque de la Symphonie on February 25-27 at Symphony Hall.

Audience favorite Michael Krajewski and The Phoenix Symphony will act as a backdrop for acrobat, contortionists, jugglers and strongmen. The performers are veteran world record holders and gold medal winners who perform to the music of classical masterpieces and popular contemporary music.

Mr. Krajewski has performed with the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra as well as symphonies across the United States. He led Edmonton and Winnipeg symphonies as well as the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Canada. Krajewski has performed internationally with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra in concerts in Belfast and Dublin. This magical show will amaze and delight as these veteran world record holders and gold medal winners perform their spectacular human feats while The Phoenix Symphony dazzles with their own fireworks.

“Cirque de la Symphonie,” sponsored by St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center, will be held at Symphony Hall on February 25 8:00 pm, February 26 at 2:30 pm & 8:00 p.m., and February 27 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets for “Cirque de la Symphonie” start at $18 and can be purchased by calling the Phoenix Symphony Box Office at 602-495-1999 or by visiting www.phoenixsymphony.org.

Other highlights of The Phoenix Symphony’s 2010/11 APS Pops Series include “Feelin’ Groovy” (March 18 – March 20) and “The Elvis Tribute” (April 29 – April 30) and Boogie Woogie Pops (May 27 – May 28).

About The Phoenix Symphony: The Phoenix Symphony, Arizona’s only full-time professional orchestra and its premier performing arts non-profit organization, serves roughly 300,000 people in the metropolitan Phoenix and central Arizona with almost 200 concerts and presentations annually. The 66-member orchestra presents an annual season from September through early June, offering regular series of Classics, Symphony Pops, Chamber Orchestra and Family offerings, as well as community presentations celebrating various holidays and events.

Under the artistic leadership of Michael Christie as the Virginia G. Piper Music Director and administrative leadership of Interim President & CEO Jim Ward, the orchestra is overseen by the non-profit Phoenix Symphony Association under Board Chairman C.A. Howlett.

The Symphony’s highly regarded program of education and community engagement activities annually engages more than 65,000 students and adults from diverse backgrounds, introducing music to new generations and new audiences through a variety of programs. Currently, the Symphony’s education programs serve 275 schools in 40 schools districts and 35 Arizona cities helping to introduce music to new generations through a variety of education and youth-engagement programs.

The Phoenix Symphony’s 2010/11 Lead Sponsors are US Airways, APS, Target and The Arizona Republic.


The Phoenix Symphony’s 2010/11 Sponsors are US Airways, APS, Target and The Arizona Republic.