The Symphony of the Southwest is partnering with Mesa Unified School District to present "Beauty in Sight and Sound," a special multimedia extravaganza. The symphony will play side-by-side with the Youth Symphony of the Southwest in a program that features artwork by Mesa district high school students.
The event will be held 7:30 p.m. March 30 in the Ikeda Theater, Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St.
The concert includes "Academic Festival" by Brahms, "Death and Transfiguration" by Strauss" and "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Mussorgsky. A silent auction will take place in the lobby.
"Pictures at an Exhibition" was originally inspired by 10 drawings and paintings by Viktor Hartmann.
For this concert, the music was used to inspire original artwork by students at Mountain View, Westwood, Red Mountain, Mesa and Dobson high schools. The students' paintings and drawings, as well as Hartmann's, will be projected on a giant video screen above the orchestra during the performance.
Tickets are available now through the Mesa Arts Center box office for $19; use promo code "youth" to buy tickets from the MAC for $7, plus a service charge.
The Symphony of the Southwest is offering advance group-sale (four or more) tickets through March 29 for $5 per student and $8 per adult, with no limit and no service charge. Call the symphony's Cathy Worcester at (480) 204-2108 for the group-sale price.
- Mesa Unified School District