Classical musical lovers enjoyed an afternoon of patriotic music at the Scottsdale Philharmonic’s recent live concert and live stream from the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega welcomed the sold-out crowd, praising the contributions to the community by the Scottsdale Philharmonic and its youth orchestra, according to a press release.
“Our musicians were elated to be back performing live and to present patriotic Fourth of July music to kick off the holiday,” says Joy Partridge, Scottsdale Philharmonic co-founder, in a prepared statement. “Mark your calendars for our next concerts on Oct. 10 and Nov. 21.”
The Oct. 10 concert features “Reformation Symphony” by Felix Mendelssohn; “Final Countdown” by Scott; and “Bolero” by Ravel; the Nov. 21 concert will feature “Trumpet Concerto” by Joseph Haydn with trumpet solo by Gage Ellis, and “Symphony No. 2” by Johannes Brahms.
Partridge added tickets, a donation of $15, are available at scottsdaleperformingarts.org.
“The Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is doing amazing things with its music director Dr. Daniel Atwood,” Partridge says, announcing upcoming SPYO concerts, which will feature appearances of three Phoenix area musicians during its 2021-2022 season.
The youth orchestra, for students in grades 7-12 , hosts four concerts a year that explore compositions by composers including Elgar, Holst, Bach, Schumann, Diabelli, Mozart, Beethoven, and more. Tuition is $100 a year.
Practice is held at 6:30-8:30 p.m., on Tuesdays ; rehearsals and concerts are 7 p.m. at the New Vision Center for Spiritual Living, 18010 N. Tatum Blvd. in Phoenix. The SPYO, which was started in 2019, will hold additional auditions for the 2021-22 season at 10 a.m on Saturday, Oct. 9.
The Scottsdale Philharmonic is funded by the support from patrons, grantors and sponsors. Over 85 professional musicians volunteer their time and talent for each of the Scottsdale Philharmonic performances. The organization has been nominated five times for a Governor’s Arts Award.
For more information, visit scottsdalephilharmonic.com or call 480-951-6077.