Scottsdale Philharmonic celebrates 10th anniversary of its founding

With the start of the 2021 to 2022 season, the Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra also announces an exciting schedule

Posted 9/10/21

Scottsdale Philharmonic’s upcoming Oct. 10 concert marks the start of the 10th season of presenting classical music to Valley residents.

Since its founding in 2012, the orchestra has …

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Scottsdale Philharmonic celebrates 10th anniversary of its founding

With the start of the 2021 to 2022 season, the Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra also announces an exciting schedule

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Scottsdale Philharmonic’s upcoming Oct. 10 concert marks the start of the 10th season of presenting classical music to Valley residents.

Since its founding in 2012, the orchestra has presented more than 40 concerts, for free or a small donation, to more than 55,000 classical music lovers. 

Starting last year, concerts reached hundreds more through live streaming. 

The mission of the Scottsdale Philharmonic is to provide the city of Scottsdale and surrounding communities with a professional symphony orchestra performing a series of traditional classical music concerts, making classical music available to audiences of all ages.

“Our musicians were elated to be back performing live with two concerts held in May and June, and we are looking forward to a full 2021-2022 season,” Joy Partridge, Scottsdale Philharmonic co-founder, stated in the release.

Partridge added in the release that interested parties should mark their calendars for Oct. 10 and Nov. 21, the dates for the next concerts.

Tickets are available online at www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org for a donation of $15.

The Oct. 10 concert will feature “Reformation Symphony” by Mendelssohn among others and the Nov. 21 concert will feature “Trumpet Concerto” by Haydn with a trumpet solo by Gage Ellis; “Symphony No. 2” by Brahms; and “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss II.

Along with the beginning of the Scottsdale Philharmonic’s season of performances, the Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is also starting its second season.

“The Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, SPYO, is doing amazing things with its music director Dr. Daniel Atwood,” Partridge stated.

Atwood announced that SPYO concerts will feature appearances of three Phoenix-area musicians during its upcoming 2021-2022 season. The SPYO, under the direction of Atwood, was started in 2019. 

“The interest in auditions this year is remarkable,” Atwood stated in the release. 

Additional auditions for the 2021 to 2022 season will be on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. For more information, or for information on submitting a video audition, visit scottsdalephilharmonic.com.

“Our Youth Orchestra is for students grade 7 to 12 who want to learn to be great orchestra players,” Atwood stated. “We play three exciting concerts a year that explore compositions by great composers including Elgar, Holst, Bach, Schumann, Diabelli, Mozart, Beethoven and many more.”

Tuition for the program is only $100 a year, with rehearsals and all concerts held at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church on 8202 E Cactus Road.

“Our new concert venue this year at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church has great acoustics, a nice central location in Scottsdale, and will be a beautiful setting for the SPYO to play our upcoming season,” Atwood stated.

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