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Phoenix Symphony


totally 80s
Friday, January 27, 2023, 7:30 PM 
Saturday, January 28, 2023, 7:30 PM 
Sunday, January 29, 2023, 2:00 PM 

The Phoenix Symphony
Stuart Chafetz, conductor
Nicole Parker, vocalist
Aaron Finley, vocalist

We’re like totally crankin’ up the Tears for Fears and celebrating one of the most decadent decades of music – the 80s! Relive rock, R & B, and new wave hits from icons like George Michael, Phil Collins, Blondie, Huey Lewis & The News, Robert Palmer, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Mr. Mister, Cher, Rush, Kool & The Gang, Tommy Tutone and more. It’s the perfect reason to break out your Swatch watch, tease up your hair, and enjoy some bodacious music!




The Phoenix Symphony
Carlos Izcaray, conductor

GIOVANNI GABRIELI  Canzona per sonare No. 2
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL  Royal Fireworks Music, HWV 351
GABRIELA LENA FRANK  Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout
SERGEI PROKOFIEV  Classical Symphony, Op. 25 (Symphony No. 1)

Handel’s celebratory, upbeat, and vibrant Royal Fireworks Music begins this program under the baton of guest conductor Carlos Izcaray. The program continues with Prokofiev’s first symphony, a landmark neo-classical work inspired by a vision of a Haydn as a contemporary composer. Featuring the Brass section of TPS, Giovanni Gabrieli’s Canzona per sonare No. 2 was composed in the early Baroque period and will surround the audience in glorious, majestic brass music. Gabriela Lena Frank, Composer-in-Residence with the Philadelphia Orchestra whose work was featured in the inaugural season of REVERB, mixes elements of western classical and Andean folk musical traditions with Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout.


Are you interested in seeing  Phoenix Symphony performances not at The Madison Center for the Arts?  See their schedule below:


Opening Nigh! A Romantic Evening
October 14-16, 2022

Hocus Pocus (film with live orchestra): Symphony Hall
Friday, October 28-30, 7:30pm

Music of the Americas
November 4-6, 2022

Best of Broadway
November 11-13, 2022

Dancers, Dreamers and Presidents
November 18-20, 2022

Disney in Concert: Around the World
Novmeber 25-27. 2022

Holiday Pops
December 2-4, 2022

Handel’s Messiah
December 15-18, 2022

New Year’s Eve Concert
December 31, 2022

Purely Classical
January 6-8, 2023

REVERB Contemporary Music Festival
January 18-20, 2023

The Music of John Williams: Symphony Hall
February 17-19, 2023

Turning Points
March 10-12, 2023

Pink Martini
March 17-19

French Connection
March 24-26, 2023

The Princess Bride in Concert Live to Film
March 31-April 2, 2023

Let’s Misbehave: The Songs of Cole Porter
April 7-8, 2023

Belshazzar’s Feast

April 14-16, 2023

April 19, 2023

Latin Fire
April 21-23, 2023

TPS Chorus Concert
April 27, 2023

Passion and Power
April 28-30, 2023

Grand Finale
May 12-13, 2023