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Scottsdale Philharmonic Announces Auditions for Its New Youth Orchestra on May 4, 11

Scottsdale, AZ, March 22, 2019 --( Do you know a talented high school musician? Be sure to let them know about the May 4 and 11 auditions for the new Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra to be held at 1101 E. Morrow Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85024.

“Our mission is to bring classical music free of charge to people of all ages,” says Joy Partridge, President and Co-founder of the Scottsdale Philharmonic. “Our mission is growing. This past year, we began work to form a Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra for all high school students in the Valley. We’re excited to move forward with our auditions in May.”

The Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, a full symphony orchestra, is sponsored by the Scottsdale Philharmonic and is under the direction of Dr. Daniel Atwood. The new group will meet on Tuesdays at the New Vision Center located at 18010 N. Tatum Blvd in Phoenix, AZ 85032.

Admission to the Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is by audition. Musicians who would like to arrange an audition can visit for more information and to download the audition application. If a position is available during the season outside of the audition period, a private audition may be arranged with the Conductor.

“We are also working to create an Annual Scottsdale Children’s Concert to introduce all 3rd graders to classical music,” Partridge continued. “For the past two years, we provided music camp scholarships to underprivileged youth."

The next two free Scottsdale Philharmonic concerts are March 24 and May 19 at the Scottsdale Bible Church, 7601 E. Shea Blvd. The March 24 concert will feature Brahms: 2nd Piano Concerto, with Steinway Artist Piano Soloist Dr. Caio Pagano. There will also be a Musical Medley of Rodgers and Hammerstein/Lerner and Loewe.

The May 19th concert presents the music of Gershwin and Strauss and a guest appearance by the Fred Astaire Dancers. Other dates for free concerts in 2019 include Oct. 13 and Nov. 24.

Sign up for email notifications of all the free concerts at 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.

About the Scottsdale Philharmonic
Founded in 2012, the Scottsdale Philharmonic is a non-profit funded by donations from patrons, grants and sponsors. About 120 volunteers, including 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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