“Our mission is to bring classical music free of charge to people of all ages,” says Joy Partridge, President and Co-founder of the Scottsdale Philharmonic. “Our mission is growing. This past year, we began work to form a Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra for all students in the Valley grades 7-12. We’re excited to move forward with our auditions and practices.”
The Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Daniel Atwood, will meet on Tuesdays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the New Vision Center located at 18010 N. Tatum Blvd in Phoenix, 85032. The group plans four concerts between October 2019 and May 2020.
Admission to the Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is by audition. Musicians who would like to arrange an audition can visit http://www.scottsdalephilharmonic.net/youth-orchestra for more information and to download the audition application. Scholarships are available to help with the application and participation fees.
“We are also working to create an Annual Scottsdale Children’s Concert to introduce all 3rd graders to classical music,” Partridge continued. “For the past two years, we provided music camp scholarships to underprivileged youth."
The next free Scottsdale Philharmonic concert is May 19 at the Scottsdale Bible Church, 7601 E. Shea Blvd. The May 19th concert presents the music of Gershwin and Strauss. Other dates for free concerts in 2019 include Oct. 13 and Nov. 24.
Sign up for email notifications of all the free concerts at www.ScottsdalePhilharmonic.com. For a $15 tax-deductible donation, attendees can have a VIP preferred seat—payable on the website. Doors open at 3 p.m. for each concert, and free parking is available.
About the Scottsdale Philharmonic
Founded in 2012, the Scottsdale Philharmonic is a non-profit funded by donations from patrons, grants and sponsors. About 120 volunteers, including over 75 professional musicians, continue to volunteer their time and talent for each of the performances.
For more information, visit www.scottsdalephilharmonic.com or call 480-951-6077.