2020 Special Events

In the 2020 season, the FSO will host incredible events for our community! The FSO enriches, serves and shapes the cultural life of the region and acts as a positive driver of employment and tourism. These special events compliment our season of high quality orchestral concerts, by providing new and exciting ways for the community to get involved with us! Whether you are a runner, a golfer or a wine enthusiast, there is something for everyone. Join us!


Beethoven 5K

The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra announces a new event for the whole community, the Beethoven 5k!  The outdoor event is a 3.1 mile, professionally timed race for runners and walkers with activities for the whole family.  The race will be held on Saturday July 18, 2020 at beautiful Buffalo Park on McMillan Mesa in Flagstaff AZ. 

The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra usually performs Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in a concert hall, but on July 18 runners and walkers will have the opportunity to be in the performance of Beethoven’s 5k! In honor of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, we invite the community to join members of the FSO, whether your speed is andante, allegro or presto, around the mostly- flat, foot friendly path. Known for his bold, powerful and expressive compositions, the 5th Symphony epitomizes Beethoven’s talent and force.  In a 1k Kids Dash, young runners may even see Beethoven himself running alongside!




 Athletes will be professionally timed and can track their results on Chronotrack and Athlinks.

Packet pick up will take place on July 17 at the FSO offices downtown. On site registration is from 8-9 am on July 18, with the race beginning at 9:30 am. Join the FSO for a day of orchestral music, fun swag items, and awards crafted by a local artist. Bring the kids for a 1k fun run which is a $10 donation on site. 

Enjoy the outdoors and get exercise, all while listening to the sounds of Beethoven’s bold, powerful, and expressive 5th Symphony. Runners of any speed and ability are encouraged to participate. Register today to save! Remember, when you exercise to classical music, you exercise your brain as well as your body!

Buffalo Park is located on McMillan Mesa at 2400 N Gemini Rd, Flagstaff, Arizona.


A Flag on Fourth

July 4, 2020

The annual Independence Day Pops concert is held on July 4, 2020 at the Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill.  This special concert features the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jon Eder in an afternoon of patriotic music for the whole community.  The goal of this free concert is to give back to the community and invite families with children of all ages to enjoy live, orchestral music.

Flagstaff Symphony Guild Home Tour

August, 2020, 10am to 4pm

The date is TBA in August, 2020, 10am to 4pm.  The Tour will include several beautiful homes located in different areas of Flagstaff allowing you to acquaint yourself with this beautiful mountain town. FSO musicians will perform in each home.  Contact Mary 928 522-0549 for tickets and more information.  Tickets are $40.  All proceeds go to the Flagstaff Symphony.

Sippin’ with the Symphony

September 12, 2020

The 2nd annual Sippin With the Symphony takes place on September 12, 2020 at the Oakmont on the Continental Country Club’s golf course.  Guests can expect to hear live classical entertainment, enjoy freshly prepared hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, and sample quality wine and beer on the grassy lawn. This fundraiser for the FSO also includes a silent auction, raffle, and other prizes. It is summertime in Flagstaff at it’s finest, all while supporting a worthy cause.