Phoenix Symphony’s pops season-opener, with NFL’s Patrick Peterson on the podium

Posted on: September 28, 2016

On September 30, National Football League cornerback Patrick Peterson will guest-conduct the Phoenix Symphony to open the orchestra’s first pops performance of the 2016-17 season at Symphony Hall. Peterson, a member of the Arizona Cardinals team since 2011, will lead the “Star-Spangled Banner,” followed by a program of Rodgers and Hammerstein and music from Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, and West Side Story, led by Robert Franz and featuring Broadway singers Capathia Jenkins, Christiane Noll, and Hugh Panaro. The Phoenix Symphony launched its classical season on September 16 with Music Director Tito Muñoz leading Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with piano soloist Behzod Abduraimov, and American composer Nina Young’s Remnants.

Posted September 28, 2016