Ten things you may not know about the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra.
1. It's not just old music by dead guys. We offer a September-April season program of classical and popular music. Why? Because our audiences have asked for it and because playing the enduring and rich array of classical music is what we do best.
2. Our musicians are teachers, lawyers, astronomers, band directors, professors, students, business owners.
3. For the smoothest experience on concert night, buy and collect tickets beforehand. No lines, no waiting, and no $2 service charge added to your ticket price when you purchase your ticket on concert night.
4. Our conductor, Maestra Elizabeth Schulze, says she encourages concertgoers to clap when they want to show their appreciation. Clap between movements. Clap after a piece. Clap at the beginning. The applause police will not be in attendance for any FSO concert.
5. Children are welcome.
6. Student tickets during concert week are $8 for any student of any age from any school. (Don't forget your student I.D.) $8?
7. This season we have a six masterworks concert season. Concertgoers will welcome the plusher seats, improved sightlines and updated features of our performance hall, Ardrey Memorial Auditorium.
8. We've been orchestrating community for 64 seasons.
9. We are a non-profit organization that relies on the generosity and goodwill of hundreds of individuals, agencies, and businesses. Our reach is wide, and our gratitude is deep.
10. We love what we do.