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Phoenix Symphony returning to Prescott

Yavapai College Performing Arts Center (File Photo)

Yavapai College Performing Arts Center (File Photo)

The Yavapai Symphony  Association has planned its schedule of concerts for the 2014-15 Phoenix Symphony season in Prescott.  

This will be the 48th year the association has been presenting the Phoenix Symphony to the community for a season of seven concerts at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center.

The first performance will take place on Sept. 21, when the orchestra will be joined with the Phoenix Symphony Chorus and the Phoenix Boys Choir, performing Stravinsky's "The Firebird" and Orff's "Carmina Burana."

The second concert, on Oct. 26, will be a salute to American composers including Bernstein, Gershwin and Copeland.

On Sunday, Nov. 23, pianist William Wolfram will join the symphony for performances of Beethoven's "Symphony No. 1" and Brahms' "Piano Concerto No. 1." 

The next concert, on Jan. 18, will include the symphony's principal flautist, Viviana Cumplido Wilson, with performances of "Symphony No. 5" by Sibelius; "Concerto for Flute & Orchestra" by Nielsen; and Grieg's "Selections from Peer Gynt."

On March 22, pianist Louis Lortie will perform Chopin's "Piano Concerto No. 1," with the orchestra presenting Mendelssohn's "Symphony No. 4" and Webern's "Im Sommerwind."

On April 19, the orchestra will perform Mozart's "Symphony No. 40" and Beethoven's "Leonore Overture No. 3." Organist Paul Jacobs will perform Guilmant's "Symphony No. 1."

The final Prescott concert will be on May 10, and the Phoenix Symphony Chorus and the Phoenix Boys Choir will return to perform Vaughan Williams' "Magnificat," along with "Schicksalslied" by Brahms and "Psalmus Hungarius, op. 13" by Kodaly.

The Yavapai Symphony Association is currently accepting orders for season tickets at (928) 776-4255 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Single concert tickets will be available for sale Aug. 18. For more information, visit


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