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The Ultimate ABBA Tribute

The Ultimate ABBA Tribute

Stuart Chafetz, conductor

Renowned Finnish vocal sensation Rajaton takes the music of ABBA to a whole new level with “The Ultimate ABBA Tribute.” Take a chance and enjoy your favorite ABBA hits including “Mamma Mia,” “Dancing Queen,” “SOS” and “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme” with guest conductor Stuart Chafetz leading the six-voice acapella ensemble backed by the power of The Phoenix Symphony. You’ll have the time of your life with this exciting extravaganza of lights, sounds and choreography that will leave you saying “Thank You for the Music.”


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!

The Ultimate ABBA Tribute Preludes – Begin One Hour Prior to Performance

Calling all dancing queens and disco divas! Join us for an electrifying ABBA extravaganza in the lobby before the main event. Slip into your glitziest outfits and unleash your inner dancing sensation to the iconic beats of ABBA’s greatest hits.

– Wear your bell bottoms and strike a pose and transport yourself back to the ’70s with our ABBA-themed props – it’s a photo opportunity that’ll have you saying ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!’ for more snapshots of nostalgia!

– Get ready to groove with our Tie-Dye Cocktail

– Saturday Evening: Dance the night away to your favorite disco hits with tunes from the Phoenix Conservatory of Music’s Allstar Band


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About Rajaton 

The Finnish word Rajaton translates as “boundless” – a word that so accurately describes the way this six voice a cappella ensemble approaches music. Rajaton exposes audiences to the kind of diversity of repertoire, singing style, and stage presentation that has made them a phenomenon on the world stage.

Performing at concert halls, churches, jazz and choral festivals, this distinct group of musicians approach all styles of music with the same level of commitment and integrity, making it difficult to imagine an audience that Rajaton could not inspire, or a type of music Rajaton could not make it’s own. But it is perhaps their deep passion for choral art, their generosity of spirit and their sheer enjoyment of singing that has won the hearts and acclaim of audiences and critics everywhere. Their energy – infectious; their ability to entertain and inspire – Rajaton!


About Stuart Chafetz

Stuart Chafetz is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Columbus Symphony and Principal Pops Conductor of the Chautauqua and Marin Symphonies. Chafetz, a conductor celebrated for his dynamic and engaging podium presence, is increasingly in demand with orchestras across the continent and this season Chafetz will be on the podium in Detroit, Ft Worth, Naples, Buffalo, North Carolina and Seattle.  He enjoys a special relationship with The Phoenix Symphony where he leads multiple programs annually.

He’s had the privilege to work with renowned artists including Leslie Odom, Jr., En Vogue, Kenny G, David Foster w/Catherine McPhee, The O’Jays, Chris Botti, 2 Cellos, Hanson, Rick Springfield, Michael Bolton, Kool & The Gang, Jefferson Starship, America, Little River Band, Brian McKnight, Roberta Flack, George Benson, Richard Chamberlain, The Chieftains, Jennifer Holliday, John Denver, Marvin Hamlisch, Thomas Hampson, Wynonna Judd, Jim Nabors, Randy Newman, Jon Kimura Parker and Bernadette Peters.

He previously held posts as resident conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and associate conductor of the Louisville Orchestra. As principal timpanist of the Honolulu Symphony for twenty years, Chafetz would also conduct the annual Nutcracker performances with Ballet Hawaii and principals from the American Ballet Theatre. It was during that time that Chafetz led numerous concerts with the Maui Symphony and Pops. He’s led  numerous Spring Ballet productions at the world-renowned Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

When not on the podium, Chafetz makes his home near San Francisco, CA, with his wife Ann Krinitsky. Chafetz holds a bachelor’s degree in music performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and a master’s from the Eastman School of Music.

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