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  1. September 24-27, 2009 - Virginia G. Piper Music Director Michael Christie introduces Phoenix audiences to Guest conductor and international sensation Alondra de la Parra as she joines The Phoenix Symphony for Dvorák's jubilant and robust Symphony No. 8. Ms. de la Parra will also lead the orchestra for Chávez' exotic and sensuous Sinfonia India and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 with American Pianists Association Max I. Allen Fellow, Adam Golka. More at

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  2. Virginia G. Piper Music Director Michael Christie prepares you for a spectacular start of the 2009-10 season with Beethovens monumental Symphony No. 9, a truly inspirational work devoted to the human spirit, which culminates in the triumphant choral finale, Ode to Joy. Paired with the Phoenix premiere of John Adams memorial On the Transmigration of Souls, this spectacular opening includes a moving tribute to the heroic men and women in public safety, those who daily risk their lives for their fellow man. More info and tickets at

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  3. Michael Christie and Lawrence Golan take you on a tour of The Phoenix Symphony's action-packed 2009-10 Season featuring composers Mozart, Prokofiev and John Adams, legendary artists such as Jon Kimura Parker, Patti LuPone and Gustavo Dudamel, and an expanded Pops line-up! Tickets and information at

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  4. Two massive orchestral showpieces collide in this concert featuring Jennifer Higdon's Concerto for Orchestra and Orff's epic Carmina Burana. Michael Christie chats with Jennifer Higdon about the task of featuring every instrument in the orchestra as well as the impression Carmina Burana has made on her work.

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  5. Michael Christie sits down with Phoenix Symphony Spotlight Composer Jennifer Higdon to talk about her crossover bluegrass-inspired Concerto 4-3 as well as the Haydn "Fire" Symphony and Rachmaninoff's stirring Symphonic Dances. More info at

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The Phoenix Symphony

The Phoenix Symphony

The Phoenix Symphony presents its 2008-09 video series! Hosted by Music Director Michael Christie and other Phoenix Symphony artists, this series will preview the world-class guest artists and music featured during the Classics season. For more information, visit

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