Symphony Night welcomes the Phoenix Symphony
Rising from the ashes of a Covid-cancelled 2020 season, the Phoenix Symphony returns to Symphony Night tomorrow on KNAU.
Music Director Tito Munoz is on the podium with a series of broadcast concerts from last year.
His season is firmly rooted in classical and romantic mainstays: We’ll hear three Beethoven symphonies and his most famous piano concerto, as well as Brahms’ 3rd Symphony and a piano concerto by Sergei Rachmaninoff.
The new season is heavy on American composers as well, with two of George Gershwin’s most popular pieces from the concert stage, Aaron Copland’s Fanfare For the Common Man, and a piece for strings by the intriguing contemporary American composer Jessica Meyer.
Soloists this season include the fabulous violinist Midori, pianist and Grammy nominee Joyce Yang, and Phoenix Symphony principal clarinet Alex Laing.
For something completely different, join us in late November for a mash-up of the Phoenix Symphony with The Mambo Kings, taking us on a musical tour of Caribbean and South American styles featuring music from Astor Piazzolla to (El Rey) Tito Puente.
The Phoenix Symphony is back! Tune in Monday evenings at seven on Classical KNAU and online at KNAU.org, complete program listings here.