Concerts & Venue: Masterworks Series

All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in Ardrey Memorial Auditorium on the campus of Northern Arizona University. With the exception of the Nutcracker, 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 soloists about the evening’s program.

2013–2014 concerts

Elizabeth Schulze, artistic director and conductor

Friday, September 27, 2013

Lost in Space

Underwritten by NAU Office of the President

Out of this world images from Lowell Observatory. We are excited to collaborate with Children's Chorale of Flagstaff.

Julie Gold/John Lennon: From A Distance / Imagine

Carl Nielsen: Helios Overture, Op. 17

Margaret Brouwer: Pluto--A Sequel, 1997

Claude Debussy: Clair de Lune

Gustav Holst: The Planets


Friday, October 25, 2013

Harry Potter Meets Darth Vader

Underwritten by Northern Arizona Healthcare

Featuring the music of legendary film composer John Williams, including Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Arc and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

A festive Halloween costume concert


Friday, December 6, and Saturday, December 7, 2013

The Nutcracker Ballet--Peter Tchaikovsky

Underwritten by Thrivent Financial, FSO Board Alumni

Lollipop Matinee sponsored by the Flagstaff Symphony Guild

Our annual collaboration with NAU Community Music and Dance AcademyBallet Troupe extraordinaire

Jon Eder, conductor

Lollipop tickets go on sale November 1, 2013


Friday, January 17, 2014

FSO Master-Musicians: Jacquelyn Schwandt, viola

Underwritten by Michael & Karen Kitt

Richard Wagner: Overture to Meistersinger, WWV96

Rebecca Clarke: Viola Sonata (Ruth Lomon orchestration)

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 1


Friday, March 7, 2014

Spanish Nights featuring Judith Cloud, mezzo-soprano and Vanessa Perez, piano

Underwritten by the board of directors of The Elizabeth & Michel Sorel Charitable Organization

Roberto Sierra: Fandangos

Manuel deFalla: Seven Popular Spanish Songs

Manuel deFalla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain

Emmanuel Chabrier: Espana

Friday, April 11, 2014

Jeans 'n Classics

The Percival Lowell Concert underwritten by William & Kathryn Putnam

An ensemble and orchestra extravaganza featuring classics from Blood, Sweat, and Tears; Earth, Wind, and Fire and a litle Chicago not to be missed!!

"Working with Jeans 'n Classics was a dream. Peter Brennan's orchestral arrangements of Pops music are brilliant. The members of J & C are great to work with -- talented, professional, hard-working, and just darn fun to work with. We enjoyed working with them so much, we are bringing them back for a second booking....and I've recommended them to all my symphony colleagues acrosss the country." -- Janel Ponder-Smith, Executive Director--Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra