The Phoenix Symphony Announces Masterpieces By Mozart & Rachmaninoff

Two Kids Free with Adult Ticket to Nov. 17 Concert at Mesa Arts Center

The Phoenix Symphony is announcing Mature Masterpieces by Mozart & Rachmaninoff, featuring music by the famed composers who were at the pinnacle of their powers and also the end of their lives, to be held Nov. 17-19.

This Friday Nov. 17, at The Mesa Arts Center, The Phoenix Symphony is excited to extend a special offer because of a generous donor:two (2) FREE kids’ tickets with the purchase of a single adult ticket. This opportunity aims to encourage families to attend The Phoenix Symphony together introducing the younger generation to the beautiful world of classical music.

Guest conductor José Luis Gomez will whip up a frenzy of emotion with Rachmaninoff’s tumultuous Symphonic Dances, brimming with nostalgia for 19th century Russia. The eminent violinist Rachel Barton Pine will return to The Phoenix Symphony as soloist for the Violin Concerto No. 2 composed by Florence Price, the first African-American woman to have a symphony performed by a major orchestra.

Guest conductor José Luis Gomez. Image Courtesy of the Phoenix Symphony

“This performance will be a symphonic mix featuring Mozart’s whimsical Overture to The Magic Flute, and Rachmaninoff’s lush and powerful Symphonic Dances. We are thrilled to host world-renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine again in Phoenix who will be performing Florence Price’s Second Violin Concerto,” said Tito Muñoz, Virginia G. Piper Music Director.

The concerts will be held Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mesa Arts Center, Nov. 18 at 7:30 at Symphony Hall and Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. at Symphony Hall.

Mozart: The Magic Flute: Overture, K. 620
Florence Price: Violin Concerto No. 2
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

Guest Artist and Violinist Rachel Barton Pine will discuss the “Coloring Book of Black Composers” produced by The Rachel Barton Pine Foundation at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 18th at Changing Hands Phoenix. The book honors 40 remarkable international Black classical composers from the 1700s to the present day.

Guest Artist and Violinist Rachel Barton Pine. Image Courtesy of the Phoenix Symphony