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The Phoenix Symphony Presents: The Red Violin

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Symphony finishes its 2010/11 US Airways Classics Series with a brilliant rendition of The Red Violin May 19 & 21 at Symphony Hall.

Phoenix Symphony concertmaster Steven Moeckel performs music from John Corigliano’s Oscar-winning score, The Red Violin. The musical tale of the violin’s journey through several tumultuous generations is paired with performances of Mendelssohn’s enchanting music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The Virginia G. Piper Music Director, Michael Christie, will lead The Phoenix Symphony and soloist Steven Moeckel in this performance.

Moeckel is known internationally for his extensive command of the concerto repertoire which includes the works of Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Beethoven, Sibelius, Berg and Ysaye. As a soloist and concert artist, he is known for his artful interpretations, rich sound, and technical prowess.

Born in Germany, Steven Moeckel began his musical career at and early age, first as a violinist, then performed at age eleven as the principal soprano soloist for the Vienna Boys Choir. After leaving the choir, he resumed violin studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, graduated with honors at nineteen and immediately became Co-concertmaster of Germany’s Ulm Philahrmonic for three seasons.

This concert marks the finale of the Symphony’s Rediscovered Masters Series. Throughout the 2010/11 Season The Phoenix Symphony and the Arizona State University Center for Jewish Studies, in conjunction with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and The Orel Foundation, presented a series of lectures and films around the Valley, linking the musical presentations to the cultural and historical themes of assimilation, modernization, destruction and remembrance. The final lecture “Between Dream and Reality: German Jewish Composers after Wagner” will feature Musicologist, Christopher Hailey. The Rediscovered Masters Lecture Series is sponsored by Sheila Schwartz and in part by a grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix. The lecture on May 18 is held at Congregation Beth Israel at no charge. The lecture on May 19 is held at Symphony Hall; admission is included with a ticket to the evening’s performance.

The Red Violin will be held at Symphony Hall on May 19 at 7:30 pm and May 21 at 8:00 pm. Tickets for The Red Violin start at $18 and can be purchased by calling the Phoenix Symphony Box Office at 602-495-1999 or by visiting

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



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