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Summer Chamber Series

By |2016-06-27T17:27:31+00:00June 27th, 2016|Categories: Community News, Special Events|

The Oakmont will be serving a prix fixe dinner on Sunday, August 21st. The Elden Brass Quintet performs at 5pm (free concert!) with dinner at approximately 6:30pm Meals are set at a flat $35. You should RSVP beforehand as these dinners sell out quick! Seating is limited, call 928-774-5107 to get your spot!   Four Course Dinner Menu: 1st course: Simple [...]

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FSO Job Opportunity: Executive Director

By |2016-06-01T22:08:41+00:00June 1st, 2016|Categories: Community News, FSO News|

The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Board of Directors through the Executive Committee, the Executive Director is responsible for managing the human and financial resources of the Flagstaff Symphony Association (FSA) in order to achieve the organization’s mission “to enrich, engage, and inspire [...]

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FSO Announces Resignation of Executive Director

By |2016-05-31T04:47:26+00:00May 31st, 2016|Categories: Community News, FSO News|

The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra (FSO) has announced the resignation of Executive Director Christopher Barton, effective July 15. Barton will leave the FSO to become the Executive Director of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Orlando, FL. “It is with mixed feelings that we say goodbye to Chris,” said Helen Hudgens Ferrell, President-elect of the FSO Board of Directors. [...]

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FSO Music Director Candidates Announced

By |2016-02-02T22:13:42+00:00February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Community News, FSO News, Special Events|

The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra has announced four finalists in the search for its next Music Director. The finalists, selected from more than 120 applications, are Darko Butorac of Missoula, Montana; Charles Latshaw of Kent, Ohio; Daniel O’Bryant of Flagstaff; and Lidiya Yankovskaya of New York City. Each finalist will spend a week in Flagstaff to rehearse [...]

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Flagstaff Symphony: New Music for America

By |2015-10-27T23:51:06+00:00October 27th, 2015|Categories: Community News, FSO News, Special Events|

We often overlook the hard work that goes into the composition of music and the days consumed by great composers writing and being tormented by their craft. These long hours created the classics we enjoy and you have the opportunity to be a part of that process by donating to our crowdfund campaign. Most classical music was [...]

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Part Four: The Concerto

By |2015-09-24T16:55:42+00:00September 24th, 2015|Categories: Community News, FSO News, Special Events, Upcoming Concerts|

A favorite showpiece for virtuoso violinists, the Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms was written in collaboration with a longtime friend, the great Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim. Both men participated in its premiere, Brahms as conductor, in Leipzig on January 1, 1879. It is not known when Brahms began work on his only violin concerto, but we [...]

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Part Three: JOHANNES BRAHMS

By |2015-09-17T21:06:46+00:00September 17th, 2015|Categories: Community News, FSO News, Special Events, Upcoming Concerts|

One of the most beloved composers of all time (among the “3 B’s” -- Bach, Beethoven and Brahms), Johannes Brahms was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1833. His father, a humble double bass player, was aware of Johannes’s early musical talent and struggled to provide the child with superior training. By the time he was a [...]

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Part Two: The Soloist, Rachel Barton Pine

By |2015-09-11T20:26:37+00:00September 11th, 2015|Categories: Community News, FSO News, Upcoming Concerts|

Some people are born prodigies. Rachel Barton Pine says she “nagged for a violin when I was 3, and by age 5 I was signing my kindergarten papers ‘Rachel, violinist.’ That was the core of my being.” As a child, she would set stuffed animals on the couch; step atop the coffee table, perform and bow. [...]

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Search Opens for FSO Music Director

By |2015-08-19T07:41:00+00:00August 19th, 2015|Categories: Community News, FSO News|

The Flagstaff Symphony Association welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Music Director, available beginning in the 2017–2018 season. The Position The Music Director reports directly to the board and is responsible for the fulfillment of the orchestra’s artistic potential and its image in the community. In collaboration with the board and staff, s/he is [...]

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Summer Chamber Music Concerts August 23 & 30

By |2015-08-06T17:29:10+00:00August 6th, 2015|Categories: Community News, FSO News, Special Events, Upcoming Concerts|

The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra will present two free small ensemble concerts at distinctive locations in August. The Ponderosa Players Sunday, August 23 at 5pm Lowell Observatory 1400 W Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff Enjoy an outdoor afternoon concert by the Ponderosa Players on serene Mars Hill in front of the Lowell Observatory Rotunda building. Elden Brass Quintet [...]

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