Upcoming Concerts

FSO Celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Birthday

By |2018-08-28T17:28:48+00:00August 24th, 2018|Categories: Upcoming Concerts|

FLAGSTAFF, AZ (August 24, 2018) -- “Tonight, tonight, it all began tonight…” The beloved tune from West Side Story by American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein anticipates a celebratory evening as Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra honors the hundredth anniversary of Bernstein’s birth. FSO is joining orchestras worldwide in feting the classical composer and pianist whose work spanned [...]

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FSO Presents Three Performances of The Nutcracker

By |2018-01-16T19:38:00+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Categories: FSO News, Upcoming Concerts|

FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA (November 2, 2017) -- Holiday enchantment begins on the first weekend of December when the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra presents three performances of The Nutcracker, the beloved ballet by Tchaikovsky.  Friday and Saturday evening concerts, December 1 and 2, begin at 7:30 at Ardrey Memorial Auditorium on NAU campus. The popular Lollipop Concert, an abridged [...]

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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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Part One: Introducing the Violin

By |2015-09-04T18:29:22+00:00September 4th, 2015|Categories: FSO News, Upcoming Concerts|

The first chords of the 66th season of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra will resound in NAU’s Ardrey Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 25. When the star of the evening, acclaimed violin soloist Rachel Barton Pine, takes the stage to perform the Brahms Violin Concerto, she will have in hand a long-time partner – a 273-year-old violin with a remarkable history.

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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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Season 66 Brochure: Subscribe Now!

By |2015-07-01T13:25:40+00:00July 1st, 2015|Categories: FSO News, Upcoming Concerts|

Download the FSO 2015-16 season brochure and subscribe today for the best seats at the best discount! Subscribers save up 20% off single ticket prices! Subscribe by phone at 928.523.5661 or by mail via the order form. Online subscription ordering coming soon! FSO Season 66 brochure; original artwork by Linda Shearer-Whiting The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra enters its 66th [...]

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Flagstaff Symphony performs Carmina Burana April 17

By |2015-04-10T16:15:56+00:00April 10th, 2015|Categories: FSO News, Upcoming Concerts|

The awe-inspiring music of Carmina Burana comes to life with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, the Master Chorale of Flagstaff, NAU’s Shrine of the Ages Choir, Flagstaff Youth Chorale, and guest singers, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, at NAU Ardrey Memorial Auditorium. “Carmina Burana is a choral-orchestral masterpiece, one of the most iconic works of the 20th [...]

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Jeans ‘n Classics band to perform The Beatles music with Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra

By |2015-02-20T22:55:29+00:00February 20th, 2015|Categories: FSO News, Upcoming Concerts|

The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra is guaranteed to raise a smile at its March 6 concert. It’s a British Invasion: The Music of The Beatles, with Jeans ‘n Classics, a band specializing in arranging rock music to roll with symphonies. The eight-piece ensemble and FSO will perform the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album in its [...]

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