PhoenixPhest Marathon Concert





PhoenixPhest Marathon Concert

  • $50 Family: Specify the number of people
  • $30 Headliner Concert - Gen. Adm.
  • $10 Non-headliner Concert - Gen. Adm.
  • $25 Student Weekend Pass - Gen. Adm.
  • $15 Student Headliner Concert - Gen. Adm.
  • $5 Student Non-headliner Concert - Gen. Adm.


  • Gabe Bolkosky, Executive Director/violin

Event Details

The Marathon Concert is The Phoenix Ensemble’s annual fundraising event. Performers sign up for time slots and gather pledges. We have prizes for the top fundraisers, raffles, door prizes and more! If your life has been touched by PhoenixPhest, if you are feeling grateful for arts education during this Thanksgiving season, we invite you to "give back" by participating in this fun benefit concert. Your contribution as a performer, donor, or audience member will help keep the Phests affordable for all, and provide need-based scholarships to more students.

This year's headliner concerts TBA; details coming soon. Please visit the Phoenix Ensemble website for more information about the Phoenix Ensemble and how you can participate in the marathon.

Gabe Bolkosky

Gabriel Bolkosky is the executive director and founding member of The Phoenix Ensemble. Through this organization and other projects, he has worked with great composers such as William Bolcom, Fredric Rzewski, John Harbison, Bright Sheng, William Albright, Thomas Ades, George Tsontakis, Bernard Rands, Sydney Hodkinson, Derek Bermel, Ned McGowan, Christopher Rouse, among many others.

Gabe maintains a strong interest across many musical genres and regularly performs in both classical and improvised settings. He has released seven CDs that show his breadth as a musician; all are available on his website,

Gabe has taught violin and improvisation to thousands of students across the world. He has served as guest artist at many workshops and schools around the country including Harvard, Brandeis, Dartmouth, Princeton, the University of Michigan, the Walden School and the Aspen Music Festival. Gabe founded the PhoenixPhest chamber music festival with the intent of creating an environment open to all levels and ages of musicians, providing a more holistic musical experience without sacrificing quality. He is the executive and artistic director of the Phests, and also maintains a private violin studio.


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