In his place, a talented mob of guest conductors will lead Arizona’s only full-time professional symphony, beginning with Harvard graduate and New York Times profilee Sarah Hicks, who opens the season on Thursday, September 20 by guiding acclaimed violinist Elena Urioste through Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto in D Major.” Also coming to the Valley are such orchestral up-and-comers as Tito Muñoz and Ignat Solzhenitsyn, performing the likes of Ravel, Stravinsky, Brahms, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev. Christie will conclude his eight-year tenure at the symphony on Saturday, May 11, 2013 with Mozart’s “Symphony No. 8.” No word on who his Jay Leno will be. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit phoenixsymphony.org.
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