Schools Celebrate the Holidays with The Phoenix Symphony

Symphony Plays for Sold-out Concerts

PHOENIX – Thousands of school children will be entering the doors of Symphony Hall to hear holiday music from the world-class Phoenix Symphony. On November 30 and December 1, Resident Conductor, Joseph Young and musicians from the orchestra will perform A Holiday Celebration, featuring well-known classics such as Sleigh Ride, Carol of the Bells, and selections from The Nutcracker.

Symphony for the Schools is the premiere education program of the Phoenix Symphony. These 45-minute daytime concerts and accompanying teacher resources are developed using the Arizona State Arts and Academic Standards. “Symphony for the Schools is a unique opportunity for students to experience a live performance by professional musicians,” said Joseph Young, Resident Conductor for The Phoenix Symphony. “The program is designed to be educational, connecting music to other areas of the curriculum, and hopefully inspires students to become involved in music.”

Dancers from the Arizona School of Classical Ballet will join the Symphony on stage to perform selections from The Nutcracker. The concert will also feature The Night Before Christmas, performed with the orchestra by narrator Spencer Dooley, who can currently be seen as “Bob Cratchit” in the Southwest Shakespeare Company’s A Christmas Carol. “Our Symphony for the Schools concerts are wildly popular,” stated Kim Leavitt, Director of Education and Community Engagement for the Symphony. “All four concerts have been sold out since the first of November.”

For more information contact Kim Leavitt, Director of Education and Community Engagement, at kleavitt@phoenixsymphony.org or (602) 452-0470.

For more information about The Phoenix Symphony visit www.phoenixsymphony.org.