Musical Spotlight

Spring with The Symphony

The Phoenix Symphony is thrilled to have our musicians becoming more active in the community, thanks to the receipt of PPP2 funding. We hope you have a chance to once again observe our treasured and iconic orchestra as we unite and inspire our community through musical experiences.

TPS OnTour: SATURDAYS at the Arizona Science Center
Every Saturday in May @ 11 a.m.

Through a partnership with Arizona Science Center, guests can enjoy a mini-concert every Saturday in May at the Daniel Cracchiolo Theater on level 1. TPS musicians will perform favorites the entire family can enjoy including everything from the Classics to the Pops. 

TPS OnTour: FIRST FRIDAY at Phoenix Art Museum
May 7th 3-7 p.m.  Admission is free 

Continuing our partnerships with other Phoenix cultural organizations, we invite you to experience a live performance of our extraordinary musicians while you stroll through the art museum on this special First Friday of May. Admission is free during the 3-7p.m.


Below is a list of where our musicians have performed.

April 14th
Fountain View Village, Fountain Hills

TPS musicians Laurie Selby (cello), Karen Bea (viola), Cheryl Bintz (violin) and Lan Qiu (violin) met and played for the residents of Fountain View Village in Fountain Hills. The performance was part of TPS’ B-Sharp Music Wellness: A W.O.N.D.E.R. Project that includes performances for elderly residents throughout the Valley. A special thank you to Evan Kobley, who is the 2020-21 Arizona State President of the Children of the American Revolution. He developed a project called “History, Healing and Hope — Celebrating our Symphony” supported performances to groups such as this through Arizona. 


April 17th
Outdoor Evening Concert at the Herberger

We were thrilled to present our musicians as the grand finale at the Pavilion, the outdoor stage at The Herberger Theater Center. The performance’s featured soloist was Associate Principal Clarinet Steve Hanusofski, in Carl Maria von Weber's Clarinet Quintet in B flat, an early-Romantic work that demonstrates the expressive capabilities of this wonderful instrument.  Also on the program was Mozart's youthful Divertimento in D for Strings and Tchaikovsky's lush and iconic Serenade for Strings.

April 21st
Sunshine Village Memory Care, Peoria

TPS musicians Fred Chao (cello) and Lan Qui (first violin) were part of this musical trio visiting our B-Sharp Music Welliness: a WONDER project partners who we have dearly missed performing for during this past year. Here at Sunshine Village, the trio started the day by reconnecting with the residents and concluded their visit with a beautiful concert in the courtyard.

April 23rd
Maravilla Care, Scottsdale

This special performance is part of TPS’ B-Sharp Music Wellness: A W.O.N.D.E.R. Project

April 24th
Dinner on the Desert fundraiser at the Desert Botanical Garden

TPS musicians performing throughout the evening, under the stars, at this very special fundraiser.


April 26th
Podcast on McQuaid Mission: Different Ways of Healing

Listen and watchOur President & CEO Suzanne Wilson was featured on the McQuaid Mission program presented by the Human Services Campus. Suzanne spoke with Amy Schwabenlender, Executive Director of the organization, about the work TPS does to serve the Homeless community and organizations that are working to help individuals experiencing homelessness. The podcast also featured a few performances by TPS' acting assistant principal second violinist Leslie Frey Anderegg.


Here is a list of private events where our musicians will be performing.


May 4th
Paseo Village, Phoenix
The performance is part of TPS’ B-Sharp Music Wellness: A W.O.N.D.E.R. Project

May 6th
Fairmont Village, Peoria

The performance is part of TPS’ B-Sharp Music Wellness: A W.O.N.D.E.R. Project

May 10th
Gardiner House, Phoenix
The performance is part of TPS’ B-Sharp Music Wellness: A W.O.N.D.E.R. Project

May 28th
Vi at Silverstone, Scottsdale
TPS musicians perform a small concert for the residents.