Scottsdale Philharmonic receives standing ovation for its second concert of the 2021 season
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - eMusicWire -- Classical musical lovers were treated to an afternoon of patriotic music at the Scottsdale Philharmonic's recent live concert and live stream from the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega welcomed the sold-out crowd, praising the contributions to the community by the Scottsdale Philharmonic and its youth orchestra.

"Our musicians were elated to be back performing live and to present patriotic Fourth of July music to kick off the holiday," says Joy Partridge, Scottsdale Philharmonic Co-Founder.

"Mark your calendars for our next concerts on Oct. 10 and Nov. 21," Partridge added. "Tickets (donation of $15) are available online ( (about:blank))."

The Oct. 10 concert will feature "Reformation Symphony" by Felix Mendelssohn; "Final Countdown" by Scott; and "Bolero" by Ravel.

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The Nov. 21 concert will feature "Trumpet Concerto" by Joseph Haydn with trumpet solo by Gage Ellis, and "Symphony No. 2" by Johannes Brahms.

Local Musicians to Play at Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Concerts

"The Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (SPYO) is doing amazing things with its Music Director Dr. Daniel Atwood," Partridge says. Dr. Atwood announced that SPYO concerts will feature appearances of three Phoenix area musicians during its upcoming 2021-2022 season.

The SPYO, under the direction of Dr.  Atwood, was started in 2019. "The interest in auditions this year is remarkable," says Dr. Atwood. Additional auditions for the 2021-22 season will be on Saturday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m. For more information, or for information on submitting a video audition, please visit

"Our Youth Orchestra is for students grade 7 to 12 who want to learn to be great orchestra players," explains Dr. Atwood. "We play four exciting concerts a year that explore compositions by great composers including Elgar, Holst, Bach, Schumann, Diabelli, Mozart, Beethoven, and many more. Tuition is very affordable, only $100 a year. We practice Tuesday evenings (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.), and hold our rehearsals and concerts (7 p.m.) at the New Vision Center for Spiritual Living, 18010 N. Tatum Blvd. in Phoenix."

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About the Scottsdale Philharmonic

The Scottsdale Philharmonic is funded by the support from its patrons, grantors and sponsors. Over 85 professional musicians volunteer their time and talent for each of the Scottsdale Philharmonic performances. The organization has been nominated five times for a Governor's Arts Award. For more information, visit (about:blank) or call 480-951-6077.

Laurie Anderson

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