Yavapai Symphony Association 2024-2025 Classical Season

All concert tickets are available ONLY by contacting the Yavapai Symphony Association at (928) 776-4255 or at 228 N. Alarcon St., Prescott. Tickets may also be purchased at the door prior to each concert. Programs are subject to change.
Sun, Sept 8 | 3pm
Our classical music favorite for over 50 years, The Phoenix Symphony returns to Prescott to inaugurate the 2024-2025 Concert Season. Their 1992 album of the music of Aaron Copland received an ECHO Award, continental Europe’s equivalent of the Grammy award.  

Sunny Xuecong Xia, Conductor. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to Cosi fan tutte; Franz Schubert: Symphony #5 in B-flat Major; Ludwig von Beethoven: Symphony #4 in B-flat MajorMichelle 

Thurs, Oct 22 | 7pm 
Emanuel Ax is an internationally acclaimed Grammy Award-winning American classical pianist. For 50 years, he has been the main recital partner of Yo-Yo Ma, and since 1990 has been on the faculty on the Juilliard School of Music in New York. 

Ludwig von Beethoven – Sonata Op. 27 No. 1 Quasi una Fantasia; John Corigliano – Fantasia on an Ostinato; Ludwig von Beethoven – Sonata Op. 27 No. 2 Quasi una Fantasia “Moonlight”

Tues, Nov 19 | 7pm
Lauded as a pianist of sterling artistry by Gramophone magazine, Michelle Cann has become one of the most sought-after pianists of her generation. She made her debut with The Philadelphia Orchestra in 2021 and has since performed with many of the prominent American symphony orchestras. 
Frédéric Chopin – Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47; Joel Thompson – My Dungeon Shook, Three American Preludes (mvt. 11 and 111); William Grant Still – A Deserted Plantation – Spiritual; William Grant Still – A Deserted Plantation – Young Missy; William Grant Still – A Deserted Plantation – Dance; Franz Liszt – Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S. 514


Thurs, Jan 16 | 7pm
Named one of the greatest string quartets of the last 100 years, the multi award-winning Dover Quartet is one of the world’s most in-demand chamber ensembles. Each member of the Quartet is a  faculty resident at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Quartet No.21 in D Major, K.575; Felix Mendelssohn – Quartet No. 4 in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2; Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11

Sat, Feb 8 | 3pm
A favorite of our patrons, The ASU Symphony Orchestra returns to perform a challenging and diverse program. Watch this orchestra and its young performers as they engage with the major works of the orchestral canon. 

Tues, Feb 18 | 7pm
Founded in 1992, this critically acclaimed period-instrument ensemble specializes in early music. Recognized internationally for creative programming, and praised for forging a vibrant approach to early music, Apollo’s Fire’s album Songs of Orpheus won a Grammy Award on 2018.

Georg Philipp Telemann – Don Quixote Suite (selections); Johann Sebastian Bach – Menuet & Badinerie from Orchestral Suite No. 2; Johann Sebastian Bach – Concerto for Two Violins; Johann Sebastian Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 5; Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto for Four Violins


Tues, May 20 | 7pm
Thomas Wilkins, conductor, Francisco Fullana, violin. The magnificence of the Southwest landscape is portrayed in the Phoenix Symphony’s final classical concert of the season in the cinematic Grand Canyon Suite, which offers five musical scenes of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Ferde Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite; Aaron Copland: El Salón México; Arturo Márquez: Fandango Violin Concerto