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The Phoenix Symphony Announces The Sound of Speed 2!

June 25, 2015

The Phoenix Symphony
Lisa Kennell
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Megan Jones
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The Phoenix Symphony Announces
The Sound of Speed 2

Presented by Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions

PHOENIX – After a successful inaugural event in 2014, The Phoenix Symphony once again takes over downtown Phoenix with The Sound of Speed 2, a groundbreaking concert and street festival. On October 24, 2015, The Symphony promises to deliver a production unparalleled in the orchestral world, as cars, racing and music collide in this one-of-a-kind fundraising event. Guests at the event will be greeted by a spectacular Pit Road Street Festival showcasing rare and classic collector cars, bars and food trucks along 3rd Street. The Pit Road Street Festival will be followed by a multimedia concert experience at Symphony Hall.

Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, returns as presenting sponsor and will showcase an entirely new selection of rare cars from collections around the world during the Pit Road Street Festival.  In 2014, Barrett-Jackson showed 30 cars worth a combined total of over $100 million, including the original General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard, a 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra and a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO.  This year, Barrett-Jackson promises to deliver even more.

Notable attendees from 2014 include Dukes of Hazzard star, Tom Wopat, and racing legends Jeff Gordon, Rusty Wallace, Ray Evernham, Chip Ganassi and Don Purdhomme.

The Sound of Speed 2 will culminate with a live, multimedia concert by The Phoenix Symphony that celebrates the collision of cars, racing and music. The performance will feature musical tributes to cars and racing in film and pop culture as well as an all-American homage to the military and veterans.

The Sound of Speed 2 promises to be bigger and better than last year,” said Jim Ward, President and CEO of The Phoenix Symphony. “We are thrilled to be working with Barrett-Jackson again to bring back this one-of-a-kind event with an all-new multimedia concert.”

The Sound of Speed is one of the most unique events Barrett-Jackson has ever been a part of,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. “We are proud to partner with The Phoenix Symphony to raise money for its Education and Community Outreach programs.”

The Phoenix Symphony would like to recognize our Co-Chairs for this event: Carolyn and Craig Jackson, Nan and C.A. Howlett, and joining for the first year, Actor Frankie Muniz and his fiancé, Elycia Marie Turnbow.  Muniz is best known as the star of the FOX television family sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, but he is also race car driver for Lamborghini and a passionate car collector.

Media availability: Interviews with Jim Ward and Craig Jackson are available on request.  Email [email protected].


Tickets start at $30 and are available at

About The Phoenix Symphony:
The Phoenix Symphony has been proudly serving the citizens of the Phoenix metropolitan area and Arizona since 1947. The Phoenix Symphony presents an annual season from September through the beginning of June, featuring full-length classical and pops concerts at Symphony Hall in downtown Phoenix, as well as concerts in Scottsdale, Mesa, Prescott and throughout central Arizona. The Symphony performs for more than 120,000 students and children, helping to introduce music to new generations through a variety of education and youth-engagement programs.

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company:

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; Reno Tahoe, Nevada; and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature 100 hours of live television coverage in 2015, including broadcasts in over 100 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit, or call 480-421-6694.


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