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October 5, 2018

The Phoenix Symphony’s Annual Parties of Note Series Combines Great Music, Spectacular Homes and Gourmet Food  

Six exclusive parties in private homes and unique spaces throughout the Valley benefit The Phoenix Symphony’s Education & Community Engagement Programs

PHOENIX - The Phoenix Symphony is pleased to announce its annual popular Parties of Note series will return for the 8th consecutive year offering guests the opportunity to enjoy a fun evening with friends and Phoenix Symphony musicians in some of the Valley’s most beautiful homes. Parties of Note, chaired by Phoenix Symphony Board Member Molly DeFilippis, kicks off on November 15th in the home of Phoenix Symphony President and CEO Jim Ward. 

Each Party of Note is an unforgettable affair, allowing guests private access to world-class art collections, historical locations, stunning views and beautiful gardens. Guests will relax as they listen to live music performed by Phoenix Symphony musicians. In addition, they will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with Virginia G. Piper Music Director Tito Muñoz, followed by a delicious dinner catered by some of the Valley's most celebrated chefs. 

Each Party of Note is generously underwritten by hosts who open up their homes to a limited number of guests. Event Chairman Molly DeFilippis says, “I am thrilled to Chair Parties of Note and am extremely grateful for this season's generous hosts, our talented Phoenix Symphony musicians, so many well-known and reputable chefs, and finally; the hundreds of guests that attend Parties of Note every year in support of The Phoenix Symphony’s exceptional education and community outreach programs. It's is a relaxing way to celebrate an anniversary, birthday, or just spend time with family and friends!” 

“The Phoenix Symphony is honored, for an eighth straight year, to perform in an intimate and friendly setting and introduce all that we are doing at Symphony Hall as well as throughout the community," said Jim Ward, President and CEO of The Phoenix Symphony. "Parties of Note benefits our education and wellness programs that feed the souls of our community through high-quality music experiences both on and beyond the stage.”

Each event ticket is $200 per person and a limited number of tickets are available per party. Tickets are available at

2018/19 Parties of Note Series: 

Mountainside Villa
Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 6pm
Hosted by: Jim Ward

International Treasures
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 6pm
Hosted by: Drs. Jacque Sokolov & Mitzi Krockover

A Frank Lloyd Wright Experience
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 6pm
Hosted by: David E. Dodge

City Lights
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 6pm
Hosted by: Neil Giuliano

View from the Top 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 6pm
Hosted by: Sondra & George Juetten

The Farm at South Mountain
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6pm 
Hosted by: The Farm

About The Phoenix Symphony

The Phoenix Symphony has been proudly serving the citizens of the Phoenix metropolitan area and Arizona since 1947. The Phoenix Symphony presents an annual season from September through the beginning of June, featuring full-length classical and pops concerts at Symphony Hall in downtown Phoenix, as well as concerts in Scottsdale, Mesa, Prescott and throughout central Arizona. The Symphony performs for more than 125,000 students and children, helping to introduce music to new generations through a variety of education and youth-engagement programs. For more information, visit