Scottsdale, AZ, January 18, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- For the fourth straight year, the Scottsdale Philharmonic was nominated for the Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards for its substantial and outstanding contributions to arts and culture statewide. The group was nominated in the 2019 Community category that recognizes an organization that has demonstrated significant support or participation in activities which foster excellence in, appreciation of, or access to arts in the State of Arizona.
The Scottsdale Philharmonic started presenting its free concerts to the community in 2012. “We’re honored to be nominated for this award for the fourth year,” says Joy Partridge, President and Co-founder of the Scottsdale Philharmonic. “Our mission is to bring classical music to people of all ages in the community.”
“Last year, our organization expanded its mission to include developing an annual children’s concert and a youth orchestra as well as giving music scholarships for underprivileged youth through Rosie’s House,” Partridge says. “We have over 120 volunteers which includes 75 professional musicians, dedicated board members and enthusiastic volunteers who share their time and talent for each of our concerts.”
Arizona Citizens for the Arts, in partnership with the Governor’s Office, will announce three finalists in each category on Feb. 8 with the winners presented at a gala dinner event on March 7. Since 1981, more than 200 distinguished Arizona artists, arts organizations, businesses, educators and individuals have been recognized for their passion, creativity and devotion to the excellence and diversity of Arizona’s arts and cultural community. For more information, visit https://azcitizensforthearts.org/governors-arts-awards/.
Concert Dates for the Philharmonic’s free concerts in 2019 include: Feb. 10, March 24, May 19, Oct. 13 and Nov. 24. Sign up for email notifications of all the free concerts at www.ScottsdalePhilharmonic.com. For a $15 tax-deductible donation, attendees can have a VIP preferred seat—payable on the website. Doors open at 3 p.m. for each concert, and free parking is available at the Scottsdale Bible Church.
About the Scottsdale Philharmonic
Founded in 2012, the Scottsdale Philharmonic is a non-profit with a mission statement to present free classical concerts for everyone to enjoy. The organization is funded by donations from patrons, grants and sponsors. For more information, visit www.scottsdalephilharmonic.com or call 480-951-6077.