The Scottsdale Philharmonic Orchestra announces its first concert in 2021 as the premier spring concert is 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 2 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
“All of our musicians are excited to be able to safely resume our rehearsals and performances,” said Joy Partridge, Scottsdale Philharmonic co-founder, in a prepared statement. “We’re looking forward to a great season at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.”
The May 2 concert, according to a press release, will feature music selections from four composers:
Tickets, the release said are available for $15 at https://scottsdaleperformingarts.org/events/2021-05/.
“According to CDC guidelines, the venue will have limited seating capacity so we encourage our patrons to get their tickets early,” Ms. Partridge said.
“Our second concert of the season will be on Sunday, June 27, 4 p.m., also at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. This concert will feature July 4 patriotic music.”
The Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra will hold auditions for its Youth Orchestra in May and October, the release said, noting the SPYO will hold live and video auditions for its upcoming 2021-22 season. Live auditions will be at 10 a.m. on Saturdays, May 15 and Oct. 9.
The Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra started in 2019 under the direction of Dr. Daniel Atwood, who along with directing the SPYO, and playing principal horn in the Scottsdale Philharmonic.
He teaches K-2 music at Archway Classical Academy Veritas where he also directs the ACAV String Club.
Earning adoctorate of musical arts in horn performance from James Madison University, his master of music from Florida State University, and his bachelor of music from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dr. Atwood moved to the Phoenix area three years ago, noted the release.
“Our Youth Orchestra is for students grade 7 to 12 who want to learn to be great orchestra players,” said Dr. Atwood in a prepared statement.
“Tuition is very affordable, only $100 a year. We practice Tuesday evenings, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and hold our rehearsals and concerts at the New Vision Center for Spiritual Living, 18010 N. Tatum Blvd. in Phoenix.”
Youth Orchestra concerts are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Dec. 14; March 8 and May 3, 2022, according to the release.
For more information on the live auditions or for information on submitting a video audition, see the website. The Scottsdale Philharmonic is funded by donations from patrons, grants and sponsors.
More than 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 www.scottsdalephilharmonic.com or call 480-951-6077.