Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Phoenix Symphony Orchestra's 2016 / 2017 Season = Broadway / Pops Concerts

Bravo Broadway: Music of the Night

Robert Franz, conductor
Hugh Panaro, vocalist
Anne Runolfsson, vocalist
Capathia Jenkins, vocalist

Tip your hat to Broadway as this popular program returns to Symphony Hall featuring music from The Phantom of the Opera. Under the baton of guest conductor, Robert Franz, The Phoenix Symphony is joined by three world-class Broadway soloists to perform your favorite Broadway tunes from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Les Misérables, and more.

Fri 9/30/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 10/1/16 2:00PM Symphony Hall
Sat 10/1/16 7:30PM    Symphony Hall

Bernadette Peters

For one night only, veteran star of the Broadway stage Bernadette Peters joins forces with The Phoenix Symphony to perform favorites from Broadway shows and The Great American Songbook. Ms. Peters is perhaps best known for her definitive and iconic Broadway performances in Sunday in the Park with George, Song and Dance, Into the Woods and Annie Get Your Gun. She is also widely acknowledged as the leading interpreter of the works of Stephen Sondheim. She has received countless accolades throughout her distinctive career, ranging from her Tony Awards to a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear a living legend of the musical theatre alongside The Phoenix Symphony, at Mesa Arts Center.

Sat 10/15/16 7:30PM Mesa Arts Center-Ikeda Theater

The Texas Tenors

The Texas Tenors ride back into town bringing some holiday cheer, following their 2015 sold-out performances. These good ol’ boys from America’s Got Talent won an Emmy for their 2013 PBS Special with The Phoenix Symphony, You Should Dream, and have become Valley favorites. Don’t miss the return of The Texas Tenors for this Thanksgiving weekend musical feast.

Fri 11/25/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 11/26/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 11/27/16 2:00PM  Symphony Hall

Holiday Pops

John Varineau, conductor

It’s the most wonderful time of year as the Valley’s most beloved holiday tradition, Holiday Pops, returns to Symphony Hall. Join The Phoenix Symphony and The Phoenix Symphony Chorus to experience this festive concert of seasonal favorites and the ever-popular Holiday Sing-Along, guaranteed to put you and your family in the holiday spirit.

Fri 12/2/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 12/3/16 2:00PM Symphony Hall
Sat 12/3/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 12/4/16 2:00PM  Symphony Hall

Simply Sinatra

Robert Franz, conductor

Journey to the timeless era when The Chairman of the Board ruled the stage. Sensational vocalist Steve Lippia returns to The Phoenix Symphony for this popular tribute to the music of Frank Sinatra. In an evening dedicated to Ol’ Blue Eyes, enjoy favorites like “Luck be a Lady,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “I’ve Got the World on a String,” “My Way” and more.

Sat 1/14/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 1/15/17 4:00PM Symphony Hall

Under the Streetlamp

Under the Streetlamp, America’s hottest new vocal group with two top PBS specials, performs an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook live with The Phoenix Symphony. Exuding the irresistible rapport of a modern day Rat Pack, the quartet includes leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning musical, Jersey Boys. Together with The Phoenix Symphony, they deliver an evening of unforgettable entertainment. You’ll hear Doo-Wop, Motown, old time Rock ‘n’ Roll and all of your favorite songs from The Drifters, The Beach Boys, and the Beatles. In a show-stopping salute to their mentors, Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio, the guys perform a medley from the “Four Seasons” catalog of outstanding hits.

Fri 1/27/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 1/28/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 1/29/17 2:00PM Symphony Hall

Disney in Concert

John Varineau, conductor

Disney in Concert – A Tale as Old as Time, a multimedia extravaganza featuring acclaimed Broadway vocalists, and scenes from your favorite Disney movies projected above the orchestra. Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid come to life in this showpiece of Disney’s marvelous movies, music, and characters. This concert guarantees fun for the whole family, complete with Disney sing-alongs.
Fri 2/24/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 2/25/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 2/26/17 2:00PM Symphony Hall

Lea Salonga: Magic Music of Broadway

From “Defying Gravity” to “Be Our Guest,” The Phoenix Symphony celebrates the magical music of Broadway! Join The Phoenix Symphony as Tony Award-winning Broadway legend, Lea Salonga, the original star of Miss Saigon and later, Les Misérables and the singing voice of Disney’s Princess Jasmine and Mulan takes you to “a whole new world” and brings to life to the Magical Music of Broadway.

Fri 5/5/17 7:30PM Orpheum Theatre
Sat 5/6/17 7:30PM Orpheum Theatre

Music of John Williams

Robert Franz, conductor

Fresh off of the 2016 sold-out performances, the Music of John Williams returns to the Orpheum Theatre. Best known for his iconic film scores and ceremonial music, John Williams is one of the most popular and successful American orchestral composers of the modern age. Hear The Phoenix Symphony perform selections from over 60 years of John Williams scores, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Indiana Jones, Jaws, Schindler’s List, Born on the Fourth of July and many more.

Fri 5/12/17 7:30PM Orpheum Theatre
Sat 5/13/17 7:30PM Orpheum Theatre
Sun 5/14/17 2:00PM Orpheum Theatre

An Evening with Rodgers and Hammerstein

Tito Muñoz, conductor

The Phoenix Symphony and Phoenix Theatre team up once again with the return of this popular collaboration, An Evening with Rodgers and Hammerstein. The timeless music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II is brought to life with the reprisal of this original semi-staged production. Don’t miss two of the Valley’s premiere arts organizations performing hits from Cinderella, South Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music and much more on the stage of Symphony Hall.

Fri 5/19/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sat 5/20/17 2:00PM Symphony Hall
Sat 5/20/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall
Sun 5/21/17 2:00PM Symphony Hall

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