The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 75th Anniversary Season in 2024- 2025. Through the years, the FSO’s purpose has remained the same: to share beauty and inspire joy; to create meaningful experiences for families, friends, and neighbors; and to help cultivate generations of artists, educators, and leaders through its music education programs.

The opening four-note motif of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is one of the most recognizable and iconic sequences in classical music. Beethoven’s influence on classical music is immeasurable, and he left an enduring legacy that continues to inspire musicians and audiences. It is also known that Beethoven found inspiration in nature and often composed while walking in the countryside. He believed that spending time outdoors helped stimulate his creativity. FSO’s Beethoven 5K is a community run that celebrates classical music, nature, community and the 75 years of joy and inspiration FSO has offered to all residents of Flagstaff. Join us on June 1st for the Beethoven 5K!

The run is a timed event sure to suit the competitive nature of running enthusiasts, however walkers and joggers are all welcome. Each participant will receive a custom race tee-shirt in a technical fabric material and a timing bib. Top placers will receive prizes and there will be a Kids Dash, where all participants in the 1K receive a participation gift. The event promises to be a joyful celebration of music, nature, and community.

Early-bird pricing (through May 10): $35

Regular price (after May 10): $45