Originally Published: April 1, 2016 6 a.m.
While the first day of spring was officially declared in March, it is the month of April when coats are traded in for cardigans, gardeners begin to smile in anticipation, and music takes center stage again. Prescott area residents have a great month ahead with three concerts scheduled, so mark your calendars, check websites and get your tickets.
Music Director & Conductor Dr. Philip Kuhns and the Prescott Chamber Orchestra will start the month of music off on Friday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. with an outstanding evening of classical entertainment at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Prescott. Their concert will feature guest soloist Peter Anderegg, Assistant Principal Cellist of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, playing the intricate and powerful Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1, and extraordinary student musician, Shalom Christine Eis performing the Concertino for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 107 by Chaminade. Selections by Rossini and Prokofiev round out their program of captivating music.
Tickets are available in advance online at www.prescottchamberorchestra.com, and at the door.
Next up and not to be missed is the Central Arizona Concert Band performing a wonderfully diverse program of music on Sunday, April 10, at 3 p.m. in the Davis Learning Center at Embry-Riddle University. At the baton, Music Director & Conductor Clydene Dechert will lead the 60-piece CACB in a concert that is sure to amaze and thrill audience members. From the exquisite “Days of Wine and Roses” by Henri Mancini, and the rousing “Victory at Sea by Richard Rodgers,” both contemporary pieces, to the more classical works by Johannes Brahms, Johann Strauss and Camille Saint-Saëns, the music created by a symphonic band like CACB will more than do justice to every composition. For those who have never experienced the music created by the CACB, this concert will surprise and please. More information on the concert program and venue, as well as samples of music are available online at www.centralarizonaconcertband.com.
Tickets are available at the door.
Last on April’s calendar is the Prescott Chorale’s final concert of its inaugural season. On Saturday, April 23, at 3 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Artistic Director Dennis Houser will lead the PC in a performance of the magnificent “Requiem” by Maurice Duruflé, along with selected works by Charles Marie Widor and Marcel Dupré.
Joining the Prescott Chorale will be special guest, Ty Woodward on organ. Concertgoers are promised to be enchanted as they are surrounded by the beauty and drama of French masterworks, talented musicians and the glorious voices of the Prescott Chorale.
Tickets are available online at www.prescottchorale.org, and at the door.