Category Archives: Special Events

FSO Holiday Concert at La Posada Hotel

Join the Elden Brass Quintet Performing Holiday Favorites

Saturday, December 16 from 4 – 5 pm
Tickets $20 Purchase tickets at Evenbright: https://goo.gl/xSgt4f
First come, first served with only 75 seats available.La Posada Hotel 303 E 2nd St, Winslow, AZ 86047
10% room discount to attendees until sold out.
Attendees need to make separate dinner reservations if planning to eat in the Turquoise Room.
Holiday Fundraiser for the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra

Summer Chamber Music Series – Coconino String Quartet

Sunday, August 27 at 5 PM – 6 PM

Outdoors at Lowell Observatory, 1400 W. Mars Hill Road Please bring your own lawn chairs. Some sea ng is provided. Indoors in case of inclement weather.
We will be offering a Raffle to the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Miami Marlins September 24 game at each of the three concerts. Enter to win 10 tickets in a Private Suite, and 4 Parking Vouchers. $10 per ticket OR 5 tickets for $40! Drawing held at August 27 concert–winner need not be present to win. Generously provided by APS.

The FSO is grateful for our summer concert sponsors:
Norma Jean Clifton
Nat and Jean White
Freddie Paulsrud and Valerie Core (Russ Lyon Sotheby’s)
Axia Mortgage
Drs. Robert and Sheila Edgar
Jude Mack

Summer Chamber Music Series – Elden Brass

Sunday, August 20 at 5 PM – 6 PM

In the Forest Highlands Clubhouse, 5 miles south of Flagstaff on Rt. 89A

We will be offering a Raffle to the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Miami Marlins September 24 game at each of the three concerts. Enter to win 10 tickets in a Private Suite, and 4 Parking Vouchers. $10 per ticket OR 5 tickets for $40! Drawing held at August 27 concert–winner need not be present to win. Generously provided by APS.

The FSO is grateful for our summer concert sponsors:
Norma Jean Clifton
Nat and Jean White
Freddie Paulsrud and Valerie Core (Russ Lyon Sotheby’s)
Axia Mortgage
Drs. Robert and Sheila Edgar
Jude Mack

Summer Chamber Music Series – Ponderosa Players

August 13, 2017 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ponderosa Players — Oakmont Restaurant
2380 Oakmont Drive in Continental Country Club

Optional dinner served at 6:15 p.m. Please call Jude at 602-481-6810 as soon as possible if you plan on having dinner. $30 per person; must pay in advance.

3-course meal includes non-alcoholic beverage (alcohol billed as separate tab to each guest). Salad: arugula, fresh figs, toasted almonds, goat cheese, white balsamic vinaigrette Entree: pan roasted chicken breast, lemon glazed pan jus, pea risotto, charred asparagus Dessert: lemon panna cota, blackberry coulis, fresh berries, candied lemon

We will be offering a Raffle to the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Miami Marlins September 24 game at each of the three summer chamber concerts. Enter to win 10 tickets in a Private Suite, and 4 Parking Vouchers. $10 per ticket OR 5 tickets for $40! Drawing held at August 27 concert–winner need not be present to win. Generously provided by APS. $2500 value! 

The FSO is grateful for our summer concert sponsors:
Norma Jean Clifton
Nat and Jean White
Freddie Paulsrud and Valerie Core (Russ Lyon Sotheby’s)
Axia Mortgage
Drs. Robert and Sheila Edgar
Jude Mack
Brenda Silveus

Charles Latshaw Named As New Music Director

Photo Credit: Dave Irvine

Link to Arizona Daily Sun Article

FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA (March 30th, 2017) – The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra has announced the appointment of Charles Latshaw as the new Music Director, beginning July 1. Latshaw will fill the vacancy left by Elizabeth Schulze, who is leaving after nine years of conducting the orchestra. Her final performance at the podium will be the April 21 concert at Ardrey Memorial Auditorium on the NAU campus.

Latshaw will be introduced to Flagstaff at the “Dancing For Our Stars” symphony gala dinner, dance and auction to be held Saturday, April 8, at High Country Conference Center. Five celebrity couples, including Mayor Coral Evans, will perform in a dance competition based on the popular TV dance show. Tickets for the event are still available by calling the NAU Central Ticket Office at 928-523-5661.

“I couldn’t possibly be happier about coming to Flagstaff,” Latshaw said. “When I was here for my audition week in October, every rehearsal, every meeting, every experience felt like the orchestra and I fit together perfectly. The FSO is a shining jewel in Northern Arizona, and I am so happy to be invited to be a part of its great legacy.” His first performance with the orchestra will be on September 29.

“We’re going to do so many amazing things together!” Latshaw said. “This orchestra is so strong, so vigorous, and such a vital part of the Flagstaff community.”

Currently the Music Director of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra (Colorado), until 2016 Latshaw was the director of the Kent/Blossom Music Festival (Ohio)and the Kent State University Orchestra. He previously served as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra in Indiana. Latshaw has also held conducting positions with the Indianapolis Symphony, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, Washington Sinfonietta, and Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra. He was selected by members of the Vienna Philharmonic as their Herbert von Karajan conducting fellow in 2007. He holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in instrumental conducting from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Latshaw is firmly dedicated to bringing orchestral music to new audiences, especially young people. Growing up in Ohio, he started playing trumpet in fifth grade. He has taught band, choir, general music, and musical theater to students of all ages. He has served as faculty for summer music programs, including the Rocky Ridge Music Center, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic Strings Camp, and Palace Theatre summer programs. He has led “Side by Side” concerts for high school students with the Indianapolis Symphony, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, and the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra. He is also an enthusiastic advocate of accessible and exciting contemporary works.

Latshaw has held the position of principal trumpet in orchestras in Ohio, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. He has performed with jazz bands as a trumpet player, vocalist, and band leader. In addition, he has appeared in acting and singing roles with the Palace Professional Theater of Manchester and the New Hampshire State Opera. Performance tours have taken him to Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic, as well as across the United States.

Latshaw is an enthusiast of building and operating camera-equipped unmanned aerial vehicle (UAVs), better known as drones. Along with his wife Kelley, an accountant and flutist, and their dog, Henry, he enjoys spending time in the woods, camping, hiking, and skiing.
FSO Board president Stan Sutherland chaired the Search Committee, which was composed of FSO musicians, board members, and leaders from the community. He said, “The committee started with a pool of over 100 applicants, and we gradually narrowed the field to 4 outstanding finalists.  During their audition weeks, they all performed at a very high level, and the final selection was difficult.  But one candidate stood out as being the best fit for our town, our orchestra, and our plans to expand the reach and impact of the FSO.  The Board is very pleased with the committee’s choice, and we are excited to welcome Charles to our Flagstaff family.”

Financial support for the search process was provided by the sponsorship of Flagstaff law firm Aspey, Watkins & Diesel, Northern Arizona’s Law Firm.

13th Annual Home Tour

 

 

The 13th annual Home Tour fundraiser, hosted by the Flagstaff Symphony Guild, will be held on August 5th from 10am to 4pm and is an excellent way to spend a Saturday afternoon in Flagstaff.

Five beautiful homes will be featured and all proceeds support the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra!

Tickets can be purchased for $35 by calling Mary at 928.522.0549

Tickets include a map and directions to all five homes.

 

Summer Chamber Series

The Oakmont will be serving a prix fixe dinner on Sunday, August 21st.

The Elden Brass Quintet performs at 5pm (free concert!) with dinner at approximately 6:30pm

Meals are set at a flat $35. You should RSVP beforehand as these dinners sell out quick!

Seating is limited, call 928-774-5107 to get your spot!

 

Four Course Dinner Menu:

1st course:

Simple Greens– Artisan greens, almond brittle, manchego cheese, sherry vinaigrette

 

2nd Course:

Silly Goat– goat cheese fondue, herb flatbread, charred cauliflower, lemon oil

 

3rd Course:

Swine and Scallop– Pan seared scallops, creamed corn, pancetta, smoked red pepper sauce

 

4th Course:

Airline– pan seared chicken breast, white truffle mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts, pan jus

 

 

 

POSTER

The final concert is on Sunday, August 21st at 5pm.

Bring a chair (some will be provided) and enjoy!

The Summer Concert Series are free and the entire family is invited to join. There will be four total concerts, spread out over four weeks, each on a Sunday evening at 5PM.

Our title sponsor is Morning Dew Landscaping, a local business who is generously supporting these free events! We would also like to thank the following:
Edward Bowell and Anne-Marie Malotki

Otto and Jallina Franz

Nat and Jean White

Drs. Robert and Sheila Edgar