The latest issue of the League of American Orchestras' trade magazine Symphony features a cover story on Michael Christie, the 34-year-old conductor of the Phoenix Symphony and the Brooklyn Philharmonic. As is the case with most trade magazine stories, the article is flattering in the extreme. So mu ... More >>
We'll give you three guesses as to why there's only one concert listed on Sunday (and the first two don't count). As music editor Martin Cizmar reported earlier this week, no one wants to compete with the Arizona Cardinals' Super Bowl battle with the Pittsburgh Steelers, with the lone exceptio ... More >>
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October 1 - 7, 1998
Beyond Arizona, musicians rave about it, but the Phoenix Symphony, at 50, plays to half-empty houses at home. Can its new maestro, Hermann Michael, fill the seats?