Originally Published: January 28, 2016 4:31 p.m.
The hustle and bustle of the holidays are past and spring is just around the corner. Marking the transition from one season to the next is the romantic month of February when love is acknowledged with cards, candy, flowers and more. Along with the usual gifts of expression, many plan special events like dinner and a show, and Prescott has an abundance of gifted artists to fulfill your desires for beautifully romantic music this February.
The first concert of the month will be the Prescott Chamber Orchestra's "Romantic Sounds of the Classics" at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Prescott. International Steinway Artist James D'Leon will once again delight audience members as he plays and conducts the orchestra in the performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 in D Major. The music of Chopin and Beethoven is both passionate and beautiful yet strikingly different, making this program one you'll want to attend. Tickets are available online at www.prescottstrings.com and at the door. For classical music enthusiasts, or those who would love to experience something new and amazing, the Prescott Chamber Orchestra concert is sure to be a great choice to start a bountiful month of entertainment.
The second concert in February will be the Prescott Chorale's "The Music of Love and the Love of Music" on Saturday, Feb. 13, in two performances: one at 3 p.m. and the second at 7:30 p.m., also at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Under the direction of Dennis Houser, the glorious sounds of some 50 voices singing an astonishing selection of songs is what keeps their performances selling out each and every concert. Tickets are available online at www.prescottchorale.org and at the door. The Prescott Chorale's inaugural season has been a resounding success and their magnificent voices are guaranteed to enchant each and every audience member.
Last but certainly not least, the incredible Prescott POPS Symphony will be performing its last concert of the season, "Passport to Romance - Love is in the Air" at 3 p.m. on Valentine's Day, Sunday, Feb. 14, in the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center. Music Director and Conductor Joseph Place along with Associate Director and Conductor Erin Sobo will lead the orchestra as it performs a variety of music, from the traditional to the new, all with the romance of Valentine's Day as inspiration. The POPS will be joined by special guest soloists Michael Nache, Arlene Hardy, Debbie Place, Chris Jacome and Maria Flurry as they perform such popular songs as Tchaikovsky's "Overture from Romeo and Juliet," "Con te partirò" (Time to Say Goodbye), "O Mio Babbino Caro," and much more. Expect superb performances from the orchestra's talented musicians and every one of the guest vocalists at this concert. Tickets are available online at www.ycpac.com and at the YCPAC Box Office at 928-778-2000. The Prescott POPS has put together some surprise Valentine acknowledgements for those attendees who wish to participate. For more information, visit www.prescottpops.com