2021–2022 | Season 72

Charles Latshaw, Conductor and Music Director

All evening concerts will begin at 7:30pm in Ardrey Memorial Auditorium on the campus of Northern Arizona University.

The Dec. 5th Saturday matinee for the Nutcracker Lollipop is at 2pm and the “Broadway Classics” matinee on Saturday, Feb. 19th, 2022 is at 3pm

Season 72 Concerts

We are so excited to return to LIVE performances and look forward to seeing our patrons in person again! Many of the programs we were unable to perform from last season are part of Season 72, including Celebrating Beethoven with Jeffrey Swann on piano in September, Musical Stories in January, and Broadway Classics in February. We also have several new programs including Musical Landscapes in October featuring Steven Moeckel on violin performing the Dvorak Violin Concerto, along with Symphony No. 2 by Sibelius. This extraordinary season will conclude with An Earth Day Celebration highlighting the talents of renowned cellist Cecily Parnas performing Ernst Bloch’s Hebraic Rhapsody paired with the monumental Le Mer by Claude Debussy. Join us for a season of celebration and renewal as we return to the concert stage!

View our 2021/2022 Season Program

FSO COVID-19 Policy:

We want to assure you that your safety, and the safety of our musicians and staff, is of utmost importance. In coordination with NAU, these are the protocols for the Season 72 concerts at Ardrey:

  • Face coverings are required for Ardrey Auditorium performances. In keeping with NAU policy, face coverings are required in settings where physical distancing isn’t possible. (https://nau.edu/jacks-are-back/)
  • If you are ill or believe you have been exposed to someone who is, please stay home. We will refund your ticket purchase or credit you for a future performance.
  • Programs: we will have both printed and digital programs. If you would rather not touch a physical program, you can access the digital program on your cellphone (cellphone use will be limited to before the concert and during intermission).

Studies have proven that orchestra audiences are more likely to be vaccinated against COVID, and are more likely to be careful about COVID transmission. A study from the League of American Orchestras shows that the orchestra audience vaccination rate is 97%, which includes data from Arizona.

The Flagstaff Symphony and NAU staff also pledge to:

  • Ensure staff members wear approved face coverings in all settings where they are required.
  • Ensure musicians wear approved face coverings in all settings where they are required when not performing, and as their instruments allow during performances.
  • Monitor staff and musician health prior to the start of all public events.
  • Ensure safe sanitation practices are followed at our venues and other event locations, including collaborating with venue partners to ensure that all common areas and high-touch surfaces are cleaned and sanitized regularly.
  • Provide masks and hand sanitizer throughout performance and event spaces

Musical Landscapes
October 22, 2021

Enjoy a sweeping tour of these European musical landscapes, from Germany to the Czech Republic to Finland. This program will feature Sibelius’ monumental Symphony No. 3, along with Dvoraks’ Concerto for Violin and Orchestra with soloist Steven Moeckel, the new Associate Professor of Violin at NAU, hailed by critics worldwide as “one of the most versatile young musicians of today.”

The Nutcracker Ballet
December 3 & 4, 2021

Featuring Northern Arizona University’s Community Music and Dance Academy.

Musical Stories
January 21, 2022

A magical program showcasing some of the most beloved children’s stories depicted in the orchestral repertoire. The program will feature talented string students from throughout the region performing alongside our FSO professionals.

Broadway Classics
February 19 (SATURDAY), 2022

Special Saturday Matinee Concert featuring Broadway stars Andrea Burns and Nicholas
Rodriguez performing classic hits from Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein. Bring the whole family to an afternoon salute to the golden age of Broadway!

Earth Day Celebration
April 15, 2022

A unique concert and discussion focused on the importance of everyone’s role in protecting our environment and the precious planet we all share, with a specific focus on two related emergencies, public health and climate change. The program will feature Claude Debussy’s enchanting Impressionist work La Mer, along with international performing artist Cicely Parnas performing Bloch’s powerful Hebraic Rhapsody.