The Phoenix Symphony will debut the first of an innovative series of concerts this Friday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. at The monOrchid gallery at 214 E. Roosevelt St., in Downtown Phoenix.
More than 70 musicians will perform selections of space-themed music for this special event called “SYMPHNY: monOrchid.” The symphony’s music director Tito Munoz chose selections for the hour-long performance from past events at Symphony Hall as well as Phoenix Fan Fusion Weekend at the Phoenix Convention Center. Included will be iconic songs from the popular epic film “Star Wars.”
Guests who come to hear the orchestra perform at this unexpected venue will be treated also to the gallery show created by local artist Antoinette Cauley, whose own work is inspired by music. Her series of bold portraits of young girls reimagined as hip hop artists, representing her thoughts about growing up too soon, will transform this life stage into one of thoughtful inspiration — a time to contemplate your own life journey, where you came from and how you arrived where you are today. It promises to be a transformative audio and visual experience.
The event is sponsored by True North Studio, the real estate development company that also owns the building where the gallery is located. Tickets ($10/person) can be purchased at the door but are also being sold online through the symphony’s box office. Food and beverage concessions will be offered throughout the evening.