Arizona Philharmonic is Prescott’s own professional orchestra. Patrons have repeatedly expressed excitement about this development in our local arts scene. And who wouldn’t? Beyond city pride and artistic satisfaction, a local professional orchestra increases Prescott’s ability to attract tourism, new businesses, and family relocation.

Our 2018-2019 inaugural season was an exciting one:

  • Our inaugural concert, co-produced by Yavapai College, featured music of local composer Henry Flurry and was conducted by Maestro Peter Bay. Soloists included Steinway Artist James D’León, marimbist Maria Flurry, and soprano Nicosia Garrison. CLICK HERE FOR MEDIA
  • In October 2018 Arizona Philharmonic performed with the Prescott Chorale, featuring the singers in Bach’s Magnificat in D and soloing in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. CLICK HERE FOR MEDIA
  • In December of that same year, AZ Phil supported Yavapai College’s powerful combined choirs in Messiah.
  • In March of 2019, our percussion energized the Yavapai College’s chorales and two faculty pianists in Carmina Burana, interpreted by the beautiful Ballet Victoria.
  • We also had the opportunity to engage Bigs and Littles from Yavapai County Big Brother Big Sisters in group-composing movie theme music. CLICK HERE FOR MEDIA

This season, Maestro Peter Bay once again finds time off from his Austin Symphony post to return as Music Director for  two full orchestra concerts (August 25 and May 24) that feature professional Prescott-area soloists. Our May concert offers a special treat with the beloved Toni Tennille as narrator for a charming set of pieces inspired by famous children’s books. We also will highlight our orchestra’s musicians in four intimate chamber concerts (Fridays with AZ Phil), complete with food and beverages. These concerts overlook our beautiful city from the third floor of the Elks Theater Performing Arts Center.

You can preview our 2019-2020 season program here.

We are particularly excited to collaborate with the Jim and Linda Lee Planetariumon two projects: a new Spring Under the Stars program (March 20 & 21), where Prescott’s Spring Night Sky dances with live performances of Vivaldi and other classics; and in an outreach programwith Prescott Unified School Districtthat combines learning of constellations and composing for orchestra, the results of which will be highlighted on our May orchestra concert!

We hope to see you there!


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