october, 2016

22oct7:00 pm9:00 pmThree Bs: Bach, Beethoven & Brahms7:00 pm - 9:00 pm North Canyon H.S. Performing Arts Center, 1700 E. Union Hills Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85024 Event Organized By: North Valley Symphony Orchestra Event Type: Orchestra Performance

Event Details

North Valley Symphony Orchestra

Features 2 Local Violists in First 2016-17 Season Concert


Phoenix violists, Craig and Jessica Triplett, will be featured in North Valley Symphony Orchestra’s (NVSO) first concert of the 2016-17 season, “Three Bs: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, on Saturday, October 22nd, 7:00 p.m. at North Canyon High School Auditorium, 1700 E. Union Hills Drive.


Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 is the least known and most rarely performed of the six Brandenburg Concertos, and features an unusual combination of instruments…there are no violins at all, but two viola soloists, viola, cello, bass and harpsichord. The viola was Bach’s favorite orchestral instrument, and NVSO Concertmaster Craig Triplett will join his wife, NVSO viola principal Jessica Triplett, in performing the viola solos.

The concert will include two additional selections showcasing well-known classical composers. Known as one of the greatest symphonists, Ludwig van Beethoven wrote his very first symphony when he was not yet 30-years-old, a symphony in C Major. Finished in 1800, his First Symphony honors the tradition of Mozart, dead less than a decade, and Haydn, who had given Beethoven enough lessons to know that his student would soon set out on his own

Johannes Brahms Fourth Symphony, his final symphonic work, provides a sure-fire way to attract audience members with its comfortingly familiar melodies and melancholy, its satisfying symphonic coherence, and its appeal to musicians and conductors. Phoenix audiences rarely have the opportunity to hear this despairing, troubling and astonishing symphony.

The NVSO Youth Orchestra will introduce their season to audience members by taking the stage for a short time to perform Brahms’ Hungarian Dances No.4, 5 & 6.

NVSO is committed to making concert tickets affordable for all. Ticket prices are $5.00 each concert, or $15.00 for a full Season Pass to include all four concerts. Purchase tickets at our website, www.northvalleysymphony.org, or by calling 623-980-4628.


(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


North Canyon H.S. Performing Arts Center

1700 E. Union Hills Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85024

Event Type

Orchestra Performance


North Valley Symphony Orchestraboard@northvalleysymphony.org P.O. Box 75101, Phoenix, AZ 85087