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Joshua Tree Philharmonic Spring Season Begins February 13 – Musicians Encouraged to Audition for Open Positions

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JOSHUA TREE, CA – Following the extremely popular performances of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker this past December, the Joshua Tree Philharmonic Orchestra reconvenes to begin its spring rehearsal schedule and performances on Monday, February 13th at 6:00 pm. The JPHIL has grown to over 50 members and extends an invitation for new potential members to dust off their instruments, tune up, and join returning members for an organizational meeting beginning at 6 pm that night in the Blak Box Theater at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center in Joshua Tree. This season will culminate in concert performances featuring music from the Phantom of the Opera and other popular Broadway selections.

Returning members need not bring their instruments on the first night, but need to bring themselves and their planning calendars because performance dates and special rehearsal dates will be determined at this organizational meeting and participation packets will be distributed. New potential members need to bring their instruments and be willing to play a prepared music piece for Maestro, Jarrod Radnich, so that he can determine their level of music proficiency and see how they will best fit into the orchestra. All ages and most instruments are welcome. Because Radnich re-orchestrates each piece that the JPHIL performs in order to include musicians of all levels from beginner to expert, most ability levels are welcome, however musicians must show proficiency in reading basic music notation and must demonstrate a minimal proficiency on their instrument. The cost to participate in the approximately 15-week session is $80 and includes all sheet music. Needs-based scholarships are available for qualified applicants.

On February 20th, musicians will observe the Monday President’s Holiday and will return on February 27th for a screening and group critique of their recent holiday concert. The first music rehearsal with the new performance pieces will commence on March 5th, but all members must attend the February 13th initial meeting.

For more information, contact Kathleen Radnich at 760.366.3777 or send an email to info@hidesertculturalcenter.com

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The mission of the Hi-Desert Cultural Center is to operate a Cultural Center that provides venues, support facilities, funding, promotion, leadership, innovation, education, and other resources for programs and productions whose focus is on the aesthetic arts - including dramatic, musical, visual, and other forms of artistic expression.

The Hi-Desert Cultural Center is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation incorporated in the State of California as the Hi-Desert Playhouse Guild, Inc. doing business as the Hi-Desert Cultural Center. As required by law it is also registered with the CA DOJ Registry of Charitable Trusts. Donations to it are deductible to the full extent of the law; it is exempted from both federal and state taxes.

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  1. Dan OBrien Dan OBrien says:

    dusting off my Kazoo as we speak….

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