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November 19, 2018

Sold-Out Mountainside Villa Party Kicks Off The Phoenix Symphony Parties of Note Series

PHOENIX - The Phoenix Symphony introduced its 8th Parties of Note Season with a sold-out party on November 15th in the home of Phoenix Symphony President and CEO Jim Ward. Nestled against the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, the home is adorned with family heirlooms including a rare Hamburg Steinway & Sons Model C concert grand piano and a Lyon & Healy Harp.

More than 60 guests enjoyed cocktails and mingled with Virginia G. Piper Music Director Tito Muñoz under the stars in the perfect fall weather before enjoying a dinner specially prepared for the event by Atlasta Catering. 

The Phoenix Symphony Concertmaster and internationally-acclaimed violinist, Steven Moeckel, was accompanied by pianist Paula Fan who performed on the Hamburg Steinway for a special chamber performance. Musical selections included Manuel de Falla’s Suite populaire espagnole and Camille Saint-Säens’ Sonata No. 1.

Parties of Note is a one-of-a-kind program offering a unique opportunity to spend an evening in an intimate setting with Phoenix Symphony musicians and friends, while enjoying a gourmet meal in some of the Valley's finest homes. 

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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