The Scottsdale Philharmonic has announced the programs for its two free classical music concerts on Sundays, March 24 and May 19. Both concerts run from 4-6 p.m. at the Scottsdale Bible Church, 7601 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale.
The March 24 concert will feature the Brahms: 2nd Piano Concerto, with 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.
The Scottsdale Philharmonic stays true to its mission to bring classical music free of charge to people of all ages. "These spring concerts offer great entertainment for the whole family,” says Joy Partridge, President and Co-founder of the Scottsdale Philharmonic.
“Our mission is growing,” continues Partridge. "This past year, we began work to form a Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra for all high school students in the valley. We are also working to create an Annual Scottsdale Children’s Concert to introduce all 3rd graders to classical music. Last spring, we provided music camp scholarships to underprivileged youth."
Other dates for free concerts in 2019 include 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.
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. About 120 volunteers, including over 75 professional musicians, continue to volunteer their time and talent for each of the performances.
For more information, visit www.scottsdalephilharmonic.com or call 480-951-6077.