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’s Beethoven 5k is a 3.1 mile, professionally timed race for the whole family.  The race will be held on Saturday July 18, 2020 at the 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 you will have the opportunity to be  in the performance of Beethoven’s 5k! 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth. Known for his bold, powerful and expressive compositions, the 5th Symphony epitomizes the composer’s talent and force.  In honor of this remarkable piece and composer, you are invited to join members of the FSO, whether your speed is andante, allegro or presto, around the mostly- flat, foot friendly path.  Musicians playing Beethoven will help encourage you along the course. Beethoven himself will be in attendance and running with the kids in the 1k Kids Dash ($10 suggested donation on-site)
When you exercise to classical music, you exercise your brain as well as your body!
1k Kids Dash fun run (non timed) $10 donation on site
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 and awards ceremony at 10:45 am. The top 3 finishers for men and women will receive custom designed, hand made awards by a local artist.

No Strings Attached Golf Tournament

June 6, 2020

The FSO invites golf enthusiasts to a fun and challenging day at Continental Country Club.  Up to 144 golfers can participate in the first annual golf tournament on June 6, 2020. Situated below Mount Elden, the 18-hole championship course designed by Bob E. Baldock offers a remarkable golf experience. The Continental Golf Club has become the best rated public course in Flagstaff. Participants can expect lively competition and a sense of community while supporting the FSO.


Summer Pops with Ann Hampton Callaway

June 20, 2020

On June 20, 2020, in collaboration with the Pepsi Amphitheater and Coconino County Parks and Recreation, the FSO will be performing its first summer pops concert with special guest artist Ann Hampton Callaway singing The Streisand Songbook. This is an exciting family-friendly outdoor concert in Flagstaff’s favorite live music venue!

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.