Ankush Kumar Bahl, conductor
Pablo Sáinz Villegas, guitar
Many composers’ music reflects their ancestral homelands. Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, the most popular concerto ever composed for guitar and orchestra, is inspired by the Royal Gardens at Aranjuez in Spain and features spellbinding Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas as soloist. Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 begins with the breadth and majesty of a Nordic landscape and ends with one of the most dramatic finales in classical music. Guest conductor Ankush Bahl leads The Phoenix Symphony in Armenian-American composer Alan Hovhaness’ popular and meditative Symphony No. 2, “Mysterious Mountain.”
Hovhaness: Symphony No. 2, “Mysterious Mountain” *
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5
* Sponsored by APS
The Phoenix Symphony’s Preludes series returns for the 2023-2024 season! Preludes
will take place prior to select performances with activities that will be sure to delight the
whole family! Prepare to hear live musical performances, discover new artworks,
explore the dances and traditions of new cultures, and much, much more!
Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez Preludes – Begin One Hour Prior to Performance on Saturday and Sunday ONLY
Become entranced by the beautiful appearance and enchanting sound of the classical guitar, expertly performed and showcased by the Phoenix’s Guitar Society’s top-notch players.
The Preludes Series is brought to you by