Phoenix Symphony Archives

ZooLights is back + more to do this week

Peacock from ZooLights 2013, photo from

11/24-1/11: ZooLights The annual ZooLights event is opening this week at the Phoenix Zoo. Opening on Nov. 24 and closing on Jan. 11, ZooLights features almost 4 million LED lights spread throughout the zoo and formed into the shapes of many of its popular animals. By day, the zoo’s animals will be out and wandering… Read More →

Maestro Muñoz Makes Debut Sept. 19-20

Tito Munoz conducting the Cleveland Orchestra

The Phoenix Symphony launches its 2014-15 season and Virginia G. Piper Music Director Tito Muñoz’ inaugural season with Carl Orff’s Carmina burana on September 19 and 20 at Symphony Hall. For this special occasion, Sandra Day O’Connor, Former Supreme Court Justice and prominent supporter of arts in Arizona, will conduct our nation’s national anthem before… Read More →

Phoenix Symphony, PIR present ‘Sound of Speed’


The Phoenix Symphony will rev its musical engines and shift into a new gear to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Phoenix International Raceway in a creative collaboration that mixes great music, classic cars and people who love both with a special performance entitled ‘The Sound of Speed.’ This groundbreaking event marks a new level in… Read More →

Phoenix Symphony Elects G&K Shareholder

Ryan Opel - Headshot

The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that Ryan B. Opel has been elected to the office of Vice Chair, Nominating & Governance, for The Phoenix Symphony Association. Mr. Opel joined the Symphony’s Board of Directors in 2012 and became Chairman of the Education and Community Engagement Committee in 2013. “I am honored to… Read More →

Spielberg Benefit Concert Raises more than $600K


On Saturday September 28th The Phoenix Symphony hosted a Benefit Concert Conducted by John Williams with Special Guest Steven Spielberg. This one-night-only performance was a fundraiser that combined two Hollywood titans, iconic music scores and a selection of unforgettable film clips in order to benefit The Phoenix Symphony’s Education and Community Engagement programs. This special… Read More →

Spielberg Joins Williams with The Phoenix Symphony

Phoenix Symphony Contest
by in Business News | Nonprofit

Five-time Academy Award and 21-time Grammy Award winner John Williams joins The Phoenix Symphony to conduct an unforgettable evening of music from the movies, featuring selections from some of his most popular and iconic scores, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jaws, E.T., Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List and more.  During this special appearance on September 28,… Read More →

Phoenix Symphony Names 2 to Board

Phoenix Symphony Contest
by in Business News | Nonprofit

The Phoenix Symphony Association named Jaime Daddona Brennan and Tim K. Schultz to its Board of Directors. “Jaime and Tim bring invaluable experience to our Board of Directors,” said C.A. Howlett, Chairman of the Board for The Phoenix Symphony. “We are truly fortunate to welcome such high-caliber individuals to our team” he added. Jaime Daddona… Read More →

Top 5: Performing Arts & Theater (Fall-Winter 2012)

Top 5: Performing Arts & Theater, Experience AZ, Fall-Winter 2012

The Top 5 Performing Arts & Theater venues in Arizona — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Herberger Theater 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 252-8497 Herberger Theater is home to Actors Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, and Center Dance Ensemble. Approximately 175,000 patrons visit the Herberger annually. Silver Star Playhouse 5247… Read More →

New Year's Eve Events Throughout Arizona To Ring In 2013

New Year's Eve 2013 Events in Arizona
by in Events | Play | Stay

If you’re looking for something do in Arizona this New Year’s Eve 2013, we’ve got you covered — from Flagstaff all the way down to Tucson. Whether you’re into comedy, music, dancing or all of the above, the following events should help you ring in the New Year with a bang: Northern Arizona Weatherford Hotel… Read More →

Phoenix Symphony Invites Larry Fitzgerald To Conduct On Opening Night [PHOTOS]

The Phoenix Symphony, Larry Fitzgerald
by in Events | Play

Upon fall’s arrival, one may hear the sound of beautiful music grace the Downtown Phoenix area as temperatures begin to simmer down. Where is it coming from you might ask? At the Phoenix Symphony, of course, as it prepares to open its doors again to the public. And if you decide to venture out to… Read More →

Top 5: Arizona Theatres (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5 Arizona Theatres (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Arizona Theatres — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre 5247 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, AZ 85205 480-325-6700 The theatre opened in October 2001 and is soon to be entering its 11th Season. The theatre seats 500 and is known as “Mesa’s Most Entertaining Destination.” Centrally located,… Read More →

Contest Allows Fans To Become Stars With The Phoenix Symphony

Phoenix Symphony Contest

The Phoenix Symphony announces a video contest asking fans to record and send in their own renditions of Rat Pack classics and be entered to win a full evening of prizes to coincide with the Symphony’s Saturday, April 28, 2012 performance of The Rat Pack!. Contestants submit videos via email between Tuesday April 3, 2012… Read More →