We inspire and enrich audiences through the transformative power of symphonic music. As the cultural heart of the community, we share the beauty of music through educational and entertaining performances.

Best of State 2019 - 2023!

Upcoming Performances

While the Cox Perfoming Arts Center is undergoing renovations the Southwest Symphony will be performing at Desert Hills High School.

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Handel's Messiah

Gershwin and the Rhapsody

March 1st & 2nd. 2024

Get ready for an unforgettable night commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, as the Southwest Symphony—joined by renowned pianist and GRAMMY® winning recording artist Jeffrey Biegel—performs Gershwin's iconic work alongside Peter Boyer’s Rhapsody in Red, White, and Blue as part of the 50-state premier tour.

 Pictures at an Exhibition

Pictures at an Exhibition

April 5, 2024

Experience the beauty and power of music with the Southwest Symphony's performance of Pictures at an Exhibition and Borodin's In the Steppes of Central Asia. The orchestra, led by Lucas Darger, will bring to life the majestic and evocative sounds of Borodin's In the Steppes of Central Asia and the dynamic and emotionally charged Pictures at an Exhibition.

Aretha a tribute

Aretha: A Tribute

May 3 & 4, 2024

Experience the soulful sounds of the Southwest Symphony as they pay tribute to the legendary Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Joining the symphony for this special event are acclaimed vocalists Capathia Jenkins and three-time GRAMMY® nominated artist Ryan Shaw, who will deliver powerhouse performances of Franklin's greatest hits.

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Dannielle L.

One truth that I will argue for all my life: HUMANS NEED ART!!!
Art is not a want. It is a need. It keeps us in touch with our humanity in ways that nothing else can. Tonight I was granted the privilege of experiencing Beethoven's 9th symphony performed by our very own Southwest Symphony joined by Lieto Voices!.
MOVED MY SOUL beyond words. Thank you to each artist for the unimaginable hours spent in practice to make my life just a little richer tonight 🎶💕

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