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Chaparral MusicFest starts Friday in Prescott

Chaparral MusicFest celebrates its fifth season from June 3-12. Prescott's very own music festival has something for every music lover including concerts, Suzuki Academy, Choir Academy, Adult Choral Workshop, Chamber Music Workshop and a community drum circle.

The centerpiece of Chaparral MusicFest is the New Music Arizona concert at Trinity Presbyterian Church 3 p.m. Sunday, June 12. Members of The Phoenix Symphony, Flagstaff Symphony, Arizona Opera Orchestra, and other stellar musicians from Prescott and around the state perform fresh works by four Arizona composers - Judith Cloud, Craig Bohmler, Sy Brandon and Douglas Gibson - plus the muses and music that inspired them. Advance tickets are $17 for adults and $5 for kids under 18, or $120 for 10 tickets. Ticketing information is available at

Thanks to the Acker Trust, tuition credits are available to Prescott students 18 and under attending Suzuki Academy, Choir Academy or the new Chamber Music Workshop. The faculty roster for the Chaparral MusicFest Academies includes Henry Flurry, Maria Flurry, Barbara McClymonds, Prescott; Quartet Sabaku members, Phoenix; and Laura Tagawa, Tucson. Adult Choral Workshop and Choir Academy will once again be led by Leon Burke, conductor of the St. Louis Symphony Chorus.

Registration and need-based scholarship information for all programs is available at Students 18 and under with a Prescott address receive a $40 discount on tuition through the Acker Trust. For additional information, call 777-8663.

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