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:
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.
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!