Thursday, September 18, 2014 5:22 am
His face is on billboards and bus stops around town, but Tito Muñoz — the new Virginia G. Piper Music Director of The Phoenix Symphony and a rising young star on the conductor circuit, is an unassuming man who speaks humbly, equating his role to that of “a glorified traffic cop.”
Friday, July 18, 2014 2:39 am
The Brubeck Brothers Quartet is returning to the Valley, and this time they are bringing the spirit of jazz to the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19.
Friday, May 2, 2014 10:43 am
Ballet master Ib Anderson honors his mentor, famed choreographer George Balanchine, with a night infused with Balanchine’s techniques and style — and presented by Ballet Arizona in three works that encompass a Western motif, from costumes to music.
Music Director Laureate Michael Christie returns once again to lead The Phoenix Symphony in one of the greatest of all works, Verdi’s massive and theatrical Messa da Requiem.
Friday, April 4, 2014 6:00 am
At just 13, Ethan Bortnick has moved audiences nationally and internationally as a pianist, composer, singer, entertainer, and a driven humanitarian, dedicated to combining his musical pursuits with his charity work.
Friday, March 21, 2014 4:39 am
Remember the training scene in “Rocky” where Sylvester Stallone chin-ups and chest-presses his way through the powerful horn lines of “Gonna Fly Now”? If so, then you’re familiar with the work of Bill Conti — Hollywood conductor and composer extraordinaire.
Friday, March 7, 2014 11:37 am
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 6:49 am
See Arizona’s premier performing arts groups — Ballet Arizona, Arizona Opera and The Phoenix Symphony — perform on one stage during this gala fundraising event featuring excerpts from the “Barber of Seville,” “West Side Story” and “Schindler’s List.” While gala tickets, which include cocktails, the performance, dinner and dancing, are costly, performance-only tickets offer an affordable way to see all three groups perform simultaneously.
Thursday, February 13, 2014 5:16 pm
As Raychel Diane Weiner twirls across the stage in Ballet Arizona’s elaborate production of “La Bayadère”, she’ll be dancing her good-byes to Arizona audiences. The ballerina from Southern California, who has been with the company for two years, is heading to New York City, where she starts filming this spring for the Starz Network ballet drama “Flesh and Bone.”
Thursday, February 6, 2014 2:59 pm
You may not recognize the name Megan Hilty, but if you’ve ever watched NBC’s “Smash,” you’ll discover a familiar face. Hilty starred as Ivy Lynn in the musical sitcom, singing the hit song “Let Me Be Your Star,” but her career actually started on Broadway with starring roles in “9 to 5: The Musical” and “Wicked.”
Monday, January 20, 2014 5:54 pm
The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated song and dance man, who stars in the hit show “Glee,” performs favorite Broadway hits with the Phoenix Symphony.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 12:11 pm
Enjoy the best music of the stage as the Phoenix Symphony accompanies soloists Susan Egan, Christiane Noll and Gary Mauer, performing selections from “Cabaret,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Misérables,” “Hairspray,” “Chicago,” “Thoroughly Modern Mille,” “Show Boat” and “My Fair Lady,” among others.
Friday, December 27, 2013 5:45 am
New Year’s Eve at Dave & Buster’s
Monday, December 23, 2013 2:29 pm
Each year, Ballet Arizona rings in the season with Ib Andersen’s “The Nutcracker,” when dancing toys, mischievous mice, waltzing flowers and sparkling snowflakes dance to Tchaikovsky’s score performed by The Phoenix Symphony.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 6:06 am
You may recognize her from TV, but you might not realize Audra McDonald, who played Dr. Naomi Bennett on ABC’s hit television series “Private Practice,” has a major career as a concert and recording artist, regularly appearing on the great stages of the world.
Monday, December 16, 2013 4:45 am
Bomi Johnson, a senior at Desert Vista High School, recently received confirmation that she has qualified as a 2013 National Merit Semifinalist.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 10:37 am
Once you peel away the wrapping and the tinsel, nothing speaks as profoundly to the heart of Christmas as “The Messiah” does.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 2:30 pm
The Higley Center for the Performing Arts has a slate of holiday performances set up for December, highlighted by a show this Friday by a Grammy-award winning group.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 9:30 am
Ib Andersen’s Ballet Arizona dances the story of Clara and her magical Prince against the backdrop of Tchaikovsky’s iconic score.
One of the Valley’s most beloved holiday traditions, this festive concert features seasonal favorites and the ever-popular holiday sing-along.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 5:58 pm
Kick off holiday shopping with Black Friday ticket deals at Mesa Arts Center. Tickets will be reduced to $24 for select Performing Live series shows, like Itzhak Perlman, Matthew Morrison (of Fox TV show “Glee”) with The Phoenix Symphony and Diana Krall.
Thursday, November 14, 2013 6:00 am
"America's Orchestra" plays much-anticipated concert at Hohokam Stadium.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 10:15 am
Who says that when our life is over that we’re forgotten, that our music dies?
Thursday, October 31, 2013 3:09 pm
Ib Andersen and Ballet Arizona present this beloved rags-to-riches tale with magnificent costumes, scenery and a sprinkling of fairy godmother magic.
Monday, September 23, 2013 5:52 pm
It’s a marriage of high culture and pop culture: The Phoenix Symphony is teaming up with “American Idol” for two concerts at Symphony Hall.