2017 - 2018 Season
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September 8, 2017 - Friday, 7:30pm* "Dance Around the World"
Guest Conductor, Nicholas Ross
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October 8, 2017 - Sunday, 3pm* "Grand Canyon"
Festival Overture on Star Spangled Banner by Dudley Buck
Martin Haub, Guest Conductor
Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat major by Joseph Haydn
Michael Downey, trumpet soloist
Grand Canyon Suite by Ferde Grofé
November 12, 2017 - Sunday, 3pm* "Cheers to Youth"
Magic Flute Overture by W. A. Mozart
Violin Concerto in E minor, first movement by Felix Mendelssohn
Hannah Goldstick, soloist & winner of 2017 Youth Competition
Peer Gynt Suite No. 2 by Edvard Grieg
Chandler Festival Overture by Charles Liu†
January 28, 2018 - Sunday, 3pm* "CSO Turns 25!"
Marche Militaire by David McConaughey†
Music and guest artists from China
Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra by Nino Rota
John Friedeman, bassoon soloist
Salut d’amour (Love’s greeting), op. 12 by Edward Elgar
March 25, 2018 - Sunday, 3pm* "Just Beethoven's 9th"
Symphony No. 9 by Ludwig von Beethoven
with the combined choirs of Chandler-Gilbert Community College - Marcus Denton, Director
Pique Dame Overture by Franz von Suppé
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Claude Debussy
Symphony No. 5, op. 47 in D minor by Dmitri Shostakovich
Holiday - ticketed events
December 3, 2017 - Holiday Concert Sunday, 3pm and 6pm***
December 15, 2017 - Nutcracker Ballet - Friday, 7pm**
December 16, 2017 - Nutcracker Ballet - Saturday, 2pm and 6pm**
December 17, 2017 - Nutcracker Ballet - Sunday, 3pm**
†Commissioned works for CSO's 25th Anniversary Season - World Premiere performance
*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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