The Phoenix Symphony is announcing the Purely Classical concert on Jan. 6-8 at Symphony Hall.
The performances will be held 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7, and 2 p.m. Jan. 8. Tickets are available for purchase on The Phoenix Symphony’s website.
The Phoenix Symphony’s Virginia G. Piper Music Director Tito Muñoz will conduct the performance.
“Audiences frequently tell me our classical performances are their favorite concerts because they find relaxation, discover a new take on music they know and their spirits are lifted on an emotional journey,” said Tito Muñoz, the Phoenix Symphony’s Virginia G. Piper Music Director.
Violinist Steven Moeckel also will perform. The beloved former concertmaster of The Phoenix Symphony returns to Symphony Hall as soloist for Mozart’s graceful and ornate third violin concerto with its lively, elegant dances. Musical giants from the classical era form this program, brimming with great and powerful music. The concert features the Leonore Overture from Beethoven’s one and only opera, Fidelio. The concert ends with one of the most recognizable works of the symphonic canon, Mozart’s Symphony No. 40.
As concerto soloist, concertmaster, and recitalist, violinist Steven Moeckel has engaged audiences and critics worldwide with his effortless virtuosity, vivid characterization and uncanny ability to capture the very essence of a work. A seasoned performer since childhood, Moeckel first appeared as concerto soloist at the age of 8. Since then, he has continued to solo with orchestras throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, interrupted only by a two-year period as Principal Soprano Soloist of the renowned Vienna Boys Choir.
The Phoenix Symphony was founded in 1947 and has grown over the years to become one of the state’s largest performing arts organizations. In addition to performing traditional and modern repertoire in the fall and spring in Symphony Hall and around the Valley, our world-class musicians are actively engaged in the community year-round thanks to generous foundation, corporation, and individual support. TPS is further strengthened by collaborating with world renowned guest conductors and artists. The core mission of The Phoenix Symphony is to provide the joy of live music as a catalyst for discovery, knowledge, compassion, and connection. Annually, our orchestra members empower more than 120,000 students through education and outreach partnerships and create opportunities for healing and deeper connection for tens of thousands of adults experiencing homelessness, in Alzheimer’s care facilities, in hospitals and in hospice.