2015 - 2016 Season

If an event is underlined, you can click on it to download a flyer PDF for that concert. All repertoire shown is subject to change.

Pops Concert:
September 11, 2015 - Friday, 7:30pm* "Purely American"
Strings on Fire by Henry Mancini
Duke Ellington! by Duke Ellington

Jam Pak Blues 'N' Grass Neighborhood Band - guest ensemble

Pops Hoedown by Richard Hayman
The Cowboys Overture by John Williams

C'est Moi from Camelot by Lerner & Loewe
Agony from Into The Woods by Stephen Sondheim
Lily's Eyes from The Secret Garden by Simon & Norman
Bring Him Home from Les Miserables by Claude-Michel Schonberg
Andrew McKee & Aaron Ballard, soloists

Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber
Armed Forces Salute arr. Robert Lowden
Salute to George M. Cohan by Hawley Ades

Classical Series:
October 4, 2015 - Sunday, 3pm* "Fate Awaits"
Festival Prelude by Reed
Overture to Merry Wives of Windsor by Nicolai
Chaconne by Vitali
   Yunze Yang, violin soloist
Symphony No. 5, op. 67 in C minor by Beethoven

November 8, 2015 - Sunday, 3pm* "Gypsy Life"
Martha Overture by Flotow
Toccata for Percussion Instruments by Chavez
   CSO Percussion section, soloists
Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major by Mozart
   Katrina King, flute soloist, Pamela Hahn, harp soloist
Capriccio Bohemien, op. 12 by Rachmaninoff

January 31, 2016 - Sunday, 3pm* "Winter Romance"
Poet and Peasant Overture by Von Suppé
Concerto for Piccolo by Liebermann
Lisa Tharp, soloist
Horn Concerto No. 1 by Richard Strauss
Donald Harvey, soloist
Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy by Tchaikovsky

March 20, 2016 - Sunday, 3pm* "Young Artist... New World"
Polovtsian Dances by Borodin
Tzigane for Violin by Ravel
Belle Wang, violin soloist, First Place Winner of 2016 Youth Competition
Symphony No. 9, op. 95 in E minor (from the New World) by Dvorak

May 1, 2016 - Sunday, 3pm* "Musical Majesty"
Cello Concerto, op. 85 in E minor by Elgar
   Li Ma, soloist
Symphony No. 5, op. 64 in E minor by Tchaikovsky


Holiday - ticketed events
December 6, 2015 - Holiday Concert Sunday, 3pm and 6pm***
December 18, 2015 - Nutcracker Ballet - Friday, 7pm**
December 19, 2015 - Nutcracker Ballet - Saturday, 2pm and 6pm**
December 20, 2015 - Nutcracker Ballet - Sunday, 3pm**


   *Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler AZ 85225, admission by donation
 **Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Rd., Gilbert AZ 85295
       Ticketed event: see higleycenter.org for information
***Sun Lakes United Methodist Church, 9248 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248
       Ticketed event: call 480-895-8766



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