Saturday, my husband and I were privileged to be invited to the Phoenix Symphony for an evening. We had a nice evening enjoying Brahms' Symphony No.2 and performances by the amazing organist Paul Jacobs. The organ-playing was definitely the highlight of the night, watching Jacobs' fingers fly across and up and down the keys, flipping switches and stepping on pedals with his feet all was amazing. It was also a great break from our typical date night to dress up (just a little) and get some culture.
Even if classic orchestral music isn't your thing, the Phoenix Symphony has something for you. Check out their upcoming concert schedule which includes:
Thursday, Feb 25th through Sunday, Feb 27th
A show combining live circus performers and a symphony performance. There's even a family concert on Saturday afternoon with tickets starting at $16/person. The family concert sounds like such a fun way to introduce classical music to kids of all ages.
Guest violinst Jennifer Frautschi joins the Phoenix Symphony for a violin concerto. Other works from various composers complete the concert lineup.
Feelin' Groovy: A Tribute to Simon & Garfunkel
This concert is part of the Symphony's pops series, and includes guest Jim Witter on piano and vocals.
One thing I wish I'd known before going is that before the classics concerts (like the Bruch violin concerto above) and during intermission you can hear from symphony musicians, the conductor Michael Christie, and guest musicians discuss the music and answer questions. Go here for more information.
For other upcoming Symphony concerts, go here. You may also be interested in Meet the Musician events--free small performances by symphony musicians that happen twice a month.
Get some culture in your life and check out the Phoenix Symphony.