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Valley Home-Schooled Students Enjoy Scottsdale Philharmonic Concert

Families from the Classical Conversations Community attended a free concert performed by the Scottsdale Philharmonic as part of the students' fine art course.

Goodyear, AZ, May 04, 2018 --( Home-schooled students in the Goodyear North Classical Conversations community and their parents recently had the opportunity to experience a symphony orchestra up close.

The students had recently finished a six-week fine arts course that focused on great composers, music theory and the orchestra. Classical Conversations Community Director Channa Gonzalez saw an announcement for a free classical music performance by the Scottsdale Philharmonic, and thought it would be a perfect outing for her group. “This concert featured a piece by Tchaikovsky, one of composers that the students had studied,” Gonzalez says.

The Scottsdale Philharmonic performs five free concerts each year held at the Scottsdale Bible Church. “We encourage people of all ages to join us for our concerts, and we were especially delighted to host these students and their parents,” explains Joy Partridge, President and Co-founder of the Scottsdale Philharmonic. “A number of our musicians met with them one-on-one to talk about the instrument that they play.”

“It was wonderful for our family to be able to experience and enjoy such a beautiful concert,” says Michelle Hoskins. “Since our daughter has been learning all about the orchestra and composers, it was incredible to see all the different aspects of the orchestra and how everything works together. Being able to see the instruments up close and to hear the musicians’ stories will be a memory we shall keep forever.”

“I liked how the musicians played and how hard they worked,” says Peter Montgomery, age 9, who just started learning the drums. “I can tell they practiced a lot. My favorite instrument is the drum. I could hear it. The lady hit it really loud and long. It was cool.”

Today, more than 117,000 students from over 43,000 families participate in Classical Conversations programs in almost 2,500 communities. These communities are led by over 15,000 contracted directors and tutors and are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 15 foreign countries. For more information, visit

About the Scottsdale Philharmonic
Founded in 2012, the Scottsdale Philharmonic is a non-profit with a mission statement of bringing free classical concerts to the community. The organization is funded by donations from patrons, grants and sponsors. Over 75 professional musicians continue to volunteer their time and talent for each of the performances. For more information, visit or call 480-951-6077.
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