Guest bloggers Joey Kluesener and Susie Quattrocchi from Classical Revolution PHX tell us a bit about the Phoestival – and why it’s an event you won’t want to miss!
On Friday, April 4th, the Grammy-winning Phoenix Chorale and Classical Revolution PHX present the fourth annual Phoestival (pronounced “festival”). Four stages, three hours, and fifteen ensembles of live classical music will fill Trinity Episcopal Cathedral on Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row during the First Friday Artwalk. Classical Revolution PHX, winner of the 2013 Phoenix Mayor’s Arts Award for Music, is proud to offer Phoenix’s only chamber music festival with the generous support of the Phoenix Chorale, Trinity Cathedral, KBAQ and ASU Herberger Institute.
There are many reasons why music lovers enjoy festivals. As most of us know, there is nothing like seeing an enjoyable style of music performed live. The sound opens up and flows through you in a way that simply cannot compare to how we usually experience it through recordings. One of the reasons a festival is so special is because it brings together a multitude of talent playing live, feeding off of each other’s energy, and bringing together people in an open atmosphere of diversity. Phoestival is a unique opportunity to experience several styles of live classical music in one night and Classical Revolution PHX provides the community with the opportunity to dive deeper into the genre with the diversity of the lineup.
This year, guests can get a touch of everything all in one place. The Cathedral will showcase its beautiful acoustic with a Cathedral Organ demonstration and an open rehearsal featuring the 28-voice Grammy-winning Phoenix Chorale.
The Labyrinth (courtyard) will be the home to metallic instruments, featuring ASU’s Bottomless Brass and East Valley-based Cornua Irae (French horn quartet).
Atwood Hall is where piano is featured in solo and chamber music ensembles, and if you make your way to the third floor Auditorium, the Phoenix Early Music Society features guitar and vihuela in performance, and Clarinets for Conservation will teach you about the mpingo tree in Africa – among many others!
Here are photos from last year’s Phoestival:
Those mobile-philes who love taking photos and videos: bring your devices and go ahead and tag and post about Classical Revolution PHX on social media! We hope you will let us know what your favorite parts of the night were!
4th Annual Classical Revolution PHOESTIVAL
Friday, April 4, 2014 – 6:30 -9:30 pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix – map)
– Joey Kluesener & Susie Quattrocchi from Classical Revolution PHX