Dear Friends of the Flagstaff Symphony,

First and foremost, we hope this message finds you well. Your health and safety are of the utmost importance to all of us at the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra.

Following Federal and local guidelines, we regret to inform you that we have canceled the Choral Masters concert scheduled for Friday, April 17th, at Ardrey Memorial Auditorium on the NAU campus.

Simply, the Flagstaff Symphony exists because of you. The community’s continued support by purchasing tickets to concerts and giving generous donations is how the Flagstaff Symphony has continued to exist for 70 years. Truthfully, like many other non-profit organizations in our community, cancellations like this hit us hard. In an effort to preserve the Symphony during these unprecedented times, we’re asking that you consider making a donation to the FSO.

We hope you will visit our 70th Anniversary Campaign 70FOR70 for more information on how you can help.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the FSO Office at 928-774-5107 or email me directly at We want to be here for you the way you’ve been there for us all these years.

Thank you again for your understanding and patience during this challenging time and for your continued support of the FSO.

Please stay tuned to the FSO’s website and Facebook page for the most updated information on all future events.

Larry Lang

Executive Director

2019–2020 | Season 70

Charles Latshaw, conductor and music director

All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in Ardrey Memorial Auditorium on the campus of Northern Arizona University.

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 soloist(s) about the evening’s program.


Upcoming Concerts


Master Chorale – CANCELED

April 17, 2020

Master Chorale of Flagstaff and NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir

Edith Copley conductor

Franz Joseph Haydn – The Creation

The season’s finale is a celebration of the FSO’s 70th season, as well as a tribute to long-time Master Chorale conductor Edith Copley. Some 150 voices join for one monumental work, The Creation by Franz Joseph Haydn. Inspired by Handel, this 1798 oratorio depicts the creation of the world as described in the Biblical books of Genesis and the Psalms and John Milton’s Paradise Lost. It is written in three parts, with soprano, tenor and bass soloists. The first part depicts the creation of light, heaven and earth, and the natural world. Animals, men and women are created in the second part. Finally,
Adam and Eve are idyllically portrayed in the Garden of Eden.