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Prescott Chamber Orchestra seeks volunteers for 2015-16 season

In a recent interview Dr. Philip Kuhns, Musical Director and Principal Conductor of the Prescott Chamber Orchestra, described plans for the orchestra's upcoming 2015-16 season that begins in October.

"Based on two successful seasons as a full-fledged chamber orchestra, we plan to present a number of better known classics including Beethoven's Second Symphony and Debussy's Petite Suite as well as lesser known gems by Rossini, Saint-Seans and Weiner. James D'Leon, Associate Conductor and designated Steinway Artist, will return in a performance of Chopin's First Piano Concert. Peter Anderegg, principal cellist with the Phoenix Symphony, will join us for Haydn's Cello Concerto Number One. We will feature two outstanding student musicians, Emily Nardo, performing Mozart's Violin Concerto Number Four, and Shalom Eis, winner of last year's scholarship competition sponsored by the Prescott Center for the Arts," he said

In order to realize these ambitious plans, the Board of Directors is seeking to add two new volunteer positions to its membership. The first is a Director of Fundraising and Development who will lead and direct the effort to secure donations and grants from a variety of funding sources ranging from individuals to local businesses to national charitable organizations. The second is a Director of Volunteer Activities who will lead and direct the work of a corps of volunteers who support the behind-the-scenes operations of the orchestra ranging from assistance at the concerts to distribution of publicity pieces to assistance with fundraising activities. Job descriptions for both positions can be found on the website www.prescottstrings.com. For more information, call Joe Cotton at 928-636-0229 or Fran Willes at 928-443-8462.

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