Phoenix Symphony Hall
About the Phoenix Symphony Hall:
This downtown Phoenix venue started out as being part of the Phoenix Civic Plaza and opened its doors in 1972. After many years of use, it was renovated at the same time as the construction of the Phoenix Convention Center's west building was taking place. It was to become part of the convention center's family of venues. It now boasts a tad over 2,300 seats, better accessibility for wheelchair patrons, as well as technological updates that have improved acoustics, lighting, sound systems etc. This Hall is home to several resident companies, but also doubles as a meeting hall, reception hall and so much more.
Three major arts organizations call the Symphony Hall home. The Phoenix Symphony, the Arizona Opera and Ballet Arizona all share the space for their grand staged productions. The Phoenix Symphony which started out in 1947 as a part-time orchestra in what was then a small town, is now one of the largest performing arts organizations in Phoenix. They have embraced not only the classics, but also perform pops concerts and other family shows and musical tributes. The Phoenix Symphony not only wishes to bring the experience and joy of music to others, but they have created programs that also focus on the healing and wellness aspects of music. These programs include the B-Sharp Music Wellness Program and the W.O.N.D.E.R. Project. The current conductor and musical director of the Phoenix Symphony is Tito Muñoz.