FSO News

Charles Latshaw Named As New Music Director

By |2017-04-02T14:25:44+00:00April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Community News, FSO News, Special Announcement, Special Events|

Photo Credit: Dave Irvine Link to Arizona Daily Sun Article FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA (March 30th, 2017) – The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra has announced the appointment of Charles Latshaw as the new Music Director, beginning July 1. Latshaw will fill the vacancy left by Elizabeth Schulze, who is leaving after nine years of conducting the orchestra. Her final [...]

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What is an “Audition Season”?

By |2016-07-27T22:00:15+00:00July 27th, 2016|Categories: FSO News|

If you haven't heard, the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra is in the process of hiring a new conductor! After 9 fantastic years with us, Elizabeth Schulze, our current Artistic Director and Conductor, will be leaving our organization which begs the question: "who could possibly replace her?" Well, an "Audition Season" is how we find her replacement! 125 [...]

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Subscribe to Season 67

By |2016-06-28T17:49:19+00:00June 28th, 2016|Categories: Community News, FSO News|

Experience five conductors in one unforgettable season of Symphonic Fan-Fare! If you were already planning to attend 3 or more concerts this season why not buy those tickets in advance at a discount? Subscribers save 20% off single ticket prices. Buying a season subscription is a great way to save. Subscription seats are discounted and guarantee [...]

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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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FSO Annual Gala

By |2016-01-14T18:02:30+00:00January 14th, 2016|Categories: FSO News, Special Events|

April 2nd, 2016 - Save the Date! Please save the date for the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra Season 66 Gala! Join us for an evening of fine dining, dancing to live music, auctions and games, all to support the FSO mission: "To enrich, engage, and inspire our community through the performance of orchestral music." If you got our [...]

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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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