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Review of Phoenix Symphony

Phoenix Symphony
Ranked #41 of 231 things to do in Phoenix
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Loved the music, loved the venue and loved the entire experience. Even arrange an eclipse of the sun for us :)

Thank Charlotte A
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

The Phoenix Symphony Hall is a great venue for music. We have been attending performances here for many years. The symphony plays much of the traditional classical music that audiences appreciate with an occasional new composition. The pops performances have been very entertaining through the years.

While there are many good seats in the hall we would recommend not sitting under the balcony where the music does not seem to acoustically travel.

The prices for performances for the Phoenix Symphony are very reasonable compared to other cities.

Thank azkremer
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

What an amazing night. Born and raised in Arizona I looked forward with anticipation to a performance by the Phoenix Symphony as they gave an Arizona Tribute. It was awe inspiring watching resident conductor Joseph Young direct with such passion. A bonus was hearing Rex Allen, Jr. sing legendary western ballads, share stories from yesteryear and tell about his famous father. Listening to the theme songs from "The Lone Ranger", "Bonanza" and "How the West Was Won" had us all humming and tapping our toes in our seats. What a great group of musicians. They gave a flawless performance. It's hard to act like a "high-brow" listening to these amazing artists. Their energy is contagious.

Thank JWArizona
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Great hall that seats about 2500. Easy to find downtown. Parking was easy to find. Had a great bar meal nearby and walked to the hall. The hosts are volunteers, and they were very enthusiastic and helpful; they made our visit. The lobby has coffee/pastry and liquor bars. The seating is easy to get to. While the acoustics were were good, the sound guys were morons, forgetting to turn on mic's several times, or turn them off during the performance, causing annoying feed back in one number. I expected better sound engineering. However, it is a nice hall with nice people and we will go back. The event prices are generally quite good and it is a very nice evening out.

Thank Charles L
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Fran & I really enjoyed the ASU private reception where we learned about planets from an expert on planetary science Kip Hodges from ASU's School of Earth & Space Exploration and then learned the story behind the music of Gustav Holst's most popular composition, "The Planets" by Phoenix Symphony Principal Timpanist Bruce Polk. The performances were quite good and I loved the video provided by NASA that was timed with each of the seven pieces from the Planets. The facility is magnificent!

Thank ASUParent
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