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City of Goodyear, Arizona

Communications Office


For Immediate Release: April 20, 2009



2009 Goodyear Symphony Pops Concert

at the Ballpark



GOODYEAR, ARIZ. (April 20, 2009) – The music of great film composers will be featured at the 2009 Goodyear Symphony Pops Concert on Saturday, May 9.


Goodyear and the West Valley Arts Council are teaming up for this popular family event. This year the symphony moves to a new location – the new Goodyear Ballpark at 1933 S. Ballpark Way, east of Estrella Parkway and south of Yuma Ave.


Gates open at 4:30 p.m. General admission tickets for stadium seating are $20 for adults ($18 for Goodyear residents), $15 for students with valid ID, $5 for children ages 10 and under. A limited number of VIP tickets are available at $100 each, and include special seating and hors d’oeuvres.


This year’s theme pays homage to great film composers like Henry Mancini, Rodgers and Hammerstein, James Horner and John Williams. Leading the symphony will be Resident Conductor Lawrence Golan, who began his tenure with The Phoenix Symphony during its 2006-07 season. This will be his third year conducting the popular annual performance.


Don’t miss the pre-concert performance by the Symphonic Winds from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., offered to audience members at no additional charge. The children’s arts and crafts area and petting zoo is open 5:30 to 7 p.m. 


On-site food vendors will be offering local favorites. Wine and beer will also be available for purchase.

Food rules this year are different from past symphony performances held elsewhere, and are subject to the same regulations as games and events at Goodyear Ballpark. Visitors may bring the following food and beverages into the Ballpark:


§         Factory sealed, pre-packaged single serving snack items

§          One factory-sealed plastic water bottle (non-carbonated and colorless water only) not exceeding 1 liter in size per person

§          Children’s single serving juice drinks in factory-sealed box or pouch package

§         Baby formula and baby food


No alcohol, glass containers, or chairs, may be brought into the event.


The Goodyear Symphony Pops Concert is presented by the West Valley Arts Council and sponsored by the City of Goodyear, APS, Gloria King in memory of Jim King, Sr., University of the Incarnate Word, and Bales Hay and Feed.  


Purchase tickets at the gate or call the West Valley Arts Council at 623.935.6384. Tickets are also available online at         



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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749