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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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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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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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Guild Presents Annual Home Tour August 8th

By |2015-07-08T03:30:10+00:00July 8th, 2015|Categories: Community News, FSO News, Special Events|

The Annual Home Tour is a major fundraising initiative of the Flagstaff Symphony Guild. Tickets are $35 and provide individuals access to five distinctive Flagstaff homes. Saturday, August 8th, 2015 | 10am - 4pm The 2015 Home Tour features the historic Colton House, the original home of Museum of Northern Arizona founders Dr. Harold S. Colton [...]

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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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