New orchestra forms in Prescott, Arizona

Posted on: January 11, 2018

“Auditions have opened for a new collaborative orchestra based in Prescott but drawing upon professional musicians from all over the state,” writes Sue Tone in Tuesday’s (1/10) Daily Courier (Prescott, AZ). “The Arizona Philharmonic, operating under the nonprofit Chaparral Arts, Inc., is looking for musicians to fill its full orchestra as well as those for smaller ensembles…. Founder and Prescott composer Henry Flurry [says] the Arizona Philharmonic will offer at least one full orchestra concert every year. The season also [will feature] concerts with various groups that include Yavapai College Master Chorale and Prescott Chorale…. Arizona Philharmonic’s season steers clear of conflict with other orchestra concerts by offering its full orchestra concert in August…. Musicians are paid [per service] … Arizona Philharmonic’s inaugural full orchestra concert in late August features a retrospective of works by Flurry…. Conducted by Peter Bay, it includes two soloists, pianist James d’Leon and marimbist Maria Flurry.” Chamber orchestra concerts are planned in October and March, and “Dec. 1 brings Handel’s ‘Messiah’ performed by the chamber ensemble and Yavapai College.” Said Flurry, “One of our goals is to make Arizona Philharmonic a rewarding experience for musicians by creating an environment of high professionalism and strong satisfaction.”

Posted January 11, 2018