BARRETT-JACKSON, PHX SYMPHONY & PIR PRESENT 'THE SOUND OF SPEED'

SoundOfSpeed

The Phoenix Symphony will rev its musical engines and shift into a new gear to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Phoenix International Raceway in a creative collaboration that mixes great music, classic cars and people who love both with a special performance entitled ‘The Sound of Speed.’  This groundbreaking event marks a new level in the confluence of music and sports with this first of its kind collision between the NASCAR and the orchestral worlds.

"We are thrilled to partner with The Phoenix Symphony for this truly one-of-a-kind event," said PIR President Bryan R. Sperber. "Our 50th Anniversary is an opportunity to celebrate the great moments in racing history, and pairing those memories with a powerful score will create an experience that race fans and music lovers everywhere will enjoy."

To commemorate PIR’s Golden Anniversary, the musical selection and festivities will be centered around cars and racing. Guests at the event will be greeted by a spectacular ‘Pit Road’ entry statement showcasing several classic race cars along 3rd Street. The ‘Pit Road’ experience is being hosted courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Auction Company CEO Craig Jackson.

“This first-ever event brings together two of America’s greatest pastimes and two of our city’s great cultural and entertainment icons,” said Jim Ward, President and CEO of The Phoenix Symphony. “Audiences are in for a high octane evening of fun in this community celebration.”

Once the party goes inside, guests will be able to experience ‘The Sound of Speed’ concert, conducted by Larry Blank. The performance will also feature appearances by NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace as a guest conductor and ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ star Tom Wopat.

“I am honored to serve as the guest conductor for ‘The Sound of Speed’ and to be a part of Phoenix International Raceway’s 50th anniversary celebration,” added Wallace. “I’ve always been a fan of great music, and obviously I’ve spent my life in racing.  Combining the amazing talents of The Phoenix Symphony with the scenes from of some of the greatest racing movies ever produced is going to make this a truly unforgettable night.”

This one night only special event will be held November 6, 2014 at Symphony Hall. For more information on tickets and sponsorships visit http://www.phoenixsymphony.org/events/2014-sound-of-speed or call The Phoenix Symphony Box Office at 602-495-1999.

The Phoenix Symphony and Phoenix International Raceway would like to recognize our Co-Chairs for this event, Rob and Melani Walton and Craig and Carolyn Jackson, and C.A. and Nan Howlett, as well as the hard work and generous support of the Steering Committee for this inaugural event: David Barnett, Bob Beck, Bob and Pat Bondurant, Michelle Clarke, Bruce Covill, Jon Kyl, Mac Magruder, Al Molina and Renee Dee, Fred Pakis, Jason Rose, Lyn St. James, Jack Thomas, Rusty Wallace, and Tom Wopat.

Related PIR News

  • 2/04/16

    PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY HOSTS “PRIX VIEW” INAUGURAL INDYCAR TESTING SESSION

    Fans can watch as teams prepare for Phoenix Grand Prix with testing session on Feb. 27

  • 2/01/16

    PIR ANNOUNCES PROMOTION OF KRISTIE MAGGS TO SENIOR DIRECTOR OF CONSUMER MARKETING

    Phoenix International Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber announced today that Kristie Maggs has been promoted to Senior Director of Consumer Marketing and Partnership Activation. Since joining PIR in July 2007, Maggs has played an integral role in the marketing efforts of two annual NASCAR Sprint Cup weekends and the upcoming Verizon Indy Car Series – growing the track’s fan base through promotional opportunities with track partners and elevating the PIR brand.

  • 1/28/16

    PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY KICKS OFF INAUGURAL NASCAR WEST COAST MEDIA DAY

    Phoenix International Raceway participated in the inaugural NASCAR West Coast Media day at the Peterson Automotive Museum in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday. The event, which highlights the second season of back-to-back races at Las Vegas, Phoenix and Fontana, featured NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Aric Almirola, Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski. In addition to the upcoming 2016 season, the drivers as well as track presidents discussed the return of “NASCAR Goes West” including the Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, March 13.

  • 1/07/16

    NASCAR STAR KASEY KAHNE ATTENDS PHOENIX SUNS GAME

    NASCAR star Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 5 Great Clips Chevy SS for Hendrick Motorsports, attended Wednesday’s Phoenix Suns home game versus the Charlotte Hornets at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Kahne was in the Phoenix area to promote the start of the 2016 NASCAR season, the Daytona 500, and the Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, which is scheduled for Sunday, March 13.

  • 11/30/15

    PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY EXTENDS BLACK FRIDAY, CYBER MONDAY SALES THROUGH END OF WEEK

    For people looking for that perfect gift for the race fan in their life, Phoenix International Raceway has extended its Black Friday and Cyber Monday special offers through the end of the week.

Facebook

© 2016 Phoenix International Raceway

FacebookTwitterLinkedInDiggDeliciousNewsvineRedditStumbleTechnorati

ISC Track Sites