Concerts & Events

Concerts & Events 2018-02-01T02:38:54+00:00

2017–2018 | Season 68

Charles Latshaw, conductor and music director

All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in Ardrey Memorial Auditorium on the campus of Northern Arizona University.

Concerts are preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a Conversation with the Conductor, giving the audience the opportunity to speak with the conductor and guest soloist(s) about the evening’s program.

Upcoming Concerts

Masterworks I

Jeff Nelsen, Horn; Nina Nelsen, mezzo soprano– Friday, September 29, 2017
Charles Latshaw, conductor

  • Ludwig van Beethoven Coriolan Overture, op. 62
  • Wolfgang Mozart Horn Concerto #4, K. 495 in Eb major
  • Gustav Mahler Songs of a Wayfarer
  • Ryan O’Connell Remembering the Future
  • Zoltán Kodály Háry János Suite

Jeff Nelsen, Horn; Nina Nelsen, mezzo soprano


Masterworks II

Friday, October 27, 2017

Thomas Heuser, guest conductor

  • Michael Daugherty Red Cape Tango from Metropolis Symphony 5
  • Engelbert Humperdinck Witch’s Ride from Hansel and Gretel
  • Modeste Mussorgsky (arr. R.-Korsakov) Night on Bald Mountain
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, op. 35


Holiday Classic

The Nutcracker — Friday, December 1 / Saturday, December 2, 2017

Charles Latshaw, conductor

  • Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker, Op. 71

NAU Community Music & Dance Academy Ballet Troupe

Andrew Needhammer, director and choreographer

Flagstaff Youth Chorale

Experience the magic of Tchaikovsky’s classic holiday adventure! A sparkling party, a dramatic battle, and a whimsical journey to the Land of Sweets are all brought to life through captivating choreography and one of the greatest symphonic scores ever written.

Lollipop Matinee sponsored by Flagstaff Symphony Guild


Masterworks III

Andrew Sords, Violin — Friday, January 26, 2018

Charles Latshaw, conductor

  • Will White Acadia Fanfare
  • Jean Sibelius Concerto for Violin in D minor, op. 47
  • Dvořák Symphony No. 9, in E minor, op. 95 “From the New World”

Andrew Sords, Violin


Masterworks IV

Spencer Myer, Piano — Friday, February 16, 2018

Charles Latshaw, conductor

  • Elisabetta Brusa Wedding Song
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, op. 18, C minor
  • Serge Prokofiev (arr. Latshaw) Romeo and Juliet Suites 1 & 2, op. 64 a/b

Spencer Myer, piano


Motown & Classics

Featuring Laurice Lanier — Friday, March 16, 2018

Charles Latshaw, conductor

  • Selections from Anita Baker, Al Green, Leon Russell, Etta James, Gladys Knight, and more!

Laurice Lanier, singer


Masterworks V

Master Chorale of Flagstaff and NAU Shrine of the Ages — Friday, April 20, 2018

Edith Copley and Charles Latshaw, conductors

  • Johannes Brahms Schicksalslied “Song of Fate”, op. 54 (Copley)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op. 125 “Choral”    (Latshaw)