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Guild Prelude Fundraiser – June 5th

By | 2016-05-11T17:23:56+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Categories: Special Events|

The Guild Prelude is a shopping extravaganza sponsored by the Flagstaff Symphony Guild that includes clothing, jewelry, hats, and more. This annual fundraising event is a wonderful sale full of exciting merchandise from vendors around the state all within the Forest Highlands Country Clubhouse. Entrance fee is only $20 and includes Prosecco (bubbly) and hors d'oeuvres! [...]

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FSO Music Director Candidates Announced

By | 2016-02-02T22:13:42+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Community News, FSO News, Special Events|

The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra has announced four finalists in the search for its next Music Director. The finalists, selected from more than 120 applications, are Darko Butorac of Missoula, Montana; Charles Latshaw of Kent, Ohio; Daniel O’Bryant of Flagstaff; and Lidiya Yankovskaya of New York City. Each finalist will spend a week in Flagstaff to rehearse [...]

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FSO Annual Gala

By | 2016-01-14T18:02:30+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Categories: FSO News, Special Events|

April 2nd, 2016 - Save the Date! Please save the date for the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra Season 66 Gala! Join us for an evening of fine dining, dancing to live music, auctions and games, all to support the FSO mission: "To enrich, engage, and inspire our community through the performance of orchestral music." If you got our [...]

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Flagstaff Symphony: New Music for America

By | 2015-10-27T23:51:06+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Categories: Community News, FSO News, Special Events|

We often overlook the hard work that goes into the composition of music and the days consumed by great composers writing and being tormented by their craft. These long hours created the classics we enjoy and you have the opportunity to be a part of that process by donating to our crowdfund campaign. Most classical music was [...]

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Part Four: The Concerto

By | 2015-09-24T16:55:42+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Categories: Community News, FSO News, Special Events, Upcoming Concerts|

A favorite showpiece for virtuoso violinists, the Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms was written in collaboration with a longtime friend, the great Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim. Both men participated in its premiere, Brahms as conductor, in Leipzig on January 1, 1879. It is not known when Brahms began work on his only violin concerto, but we [...]

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Part Three: JOHANNES BRAHMS

By | 2015-09-17T21:06:46+00:00 September 17th, 2015|Categories: Community News, FSO News, Special Events, Upcoming Concerts|

One of the most beloved composers of all time (among the “3 B’s” -- Bach, Beethoven and Brahms), Johannes Brahms was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1833. His father, a humble double bass player, was aware of Johannes’s early musical talent and struggled to provide the child with superior training. By the time he was a [...]

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Part Two: The Soloist, Rachel Barton Pine

By | 2015-09-11T20:26:37+00:00 September 11th, 2015|Categories: Community News, FSO News, Upcoming Concerts|

Some people are born prodigies. Rachel Barton Pine says she “nagged for a violin when I was 3, and by age 5 I was signing my kindergarten papers ‘Rachel, violinist.’ That was the core of my being.” As a child, she would set stuffed animals on the couch; step atop the coffee table, perform and bow. [...]

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Part One: Introducing the Violin

By | 2015-09-04T18:29:22+00:00 September 4th, 2015|Categories: FSO News, Upcoming Concerts|

The first chords of the 66th season of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra will resound in NAU’s Ardrey Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 25. When the star of the evening, acclaimed violin soloist Rachel Barton Pine, takes the stage to perform the Brahms Violin Concerto, she will have in hand a long-time partner – a 273-year-old violin with a remarkable history.

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Search Opens for FSO Music Director

By | 2015-08-19T07:41:00+00:00 August 19th, 2015|Categories: Community News, FSO News|

The Flagstaff Symphony Association welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Music Director, available beginning in the 2017–2018 season. The Position The Music Director reports directly to the board and is responsible for the fulfillment of the orchestra’s artistic potential and its image in the community. In collaboration with the board and staff, s/he is [...]

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FSO Musician Auditions: September 1st, 2nd, & 3rd

By | 2015-08-15T19:20:01+00:00 August 15th, 2015|Categories: FSO News|

The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra announces auditions for the 2015-16 season. When: Tuesday, September 1 (winds, percussion, and brass) Wednesday, September 2 (violin, viola) Thursday, September 3 (cello, double bass) Where: Northern Arizona University School of Music What: Second Oboe Section Horn Section Percussion Section Strings Audition Material: Excerpts are available online. Register: Call: 928-774-5107 x102 E-mail: [...]

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