Classical Arts

By Richard Schultz, October 2015 Issue.

According to, there are 18 definitions of the word classic.

From “of enduring interest, quality, or style” to “an article, as of clothing, unchanging in style” the common idea is something that’s timeless as well as essential.

Classical arts are both. But that does not change the fact that Arizona’s classical arts organizations are in the midst of redefining themselves to reach new audiences and develop new works.

By enduring the hardships of the economy of recent years, these organizations recognize the need to aspire toward new creative horizons to attract audiences and financial support.

In the meantime, the local opera, ballet and symphony invite you to be a part of their 2015-2016 seasons.

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