JOSHUA TREE, CA – After December’s sold-out concert series featuring the music of Mannheim Steamroller, and sponsored by Chip Davis himself, musicians from the Morongo Basin, Coachella Valley, and Inland Empire regions are returning to the Hi-Desert Cultural Center in Joshua Tree to prepare for this new season of music that will boast selections including “2001: A Space Odyssey”, “Fanfare for the Common Man”, “Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves” and more. Under the direction of Maestro Jarrod Radnich, the all volunteer Joshua Tree Philharmonic, or “JPHIL,” welcomes new members to join the orchestra for the launch of its 10th Spring/Summer Season that will culminate in a spectacular concert series in May of this year.
The JPHIL accepts members with a wide range of musical skills because Radnich, also a noted composer who volunteers his time, reworks the orchestral music and creates an arrangement for each performer that is geared specifically to their skill set. A few of the JPHIL’s newest members are graduates of the Cultural Center’s Strings Conservatory, but many members of the orchestra have had fruitful musical careers and extensive training, the combination of which creates a wonderful success story for this growing community orchestra. “The dedication to music, the team-work, and the mentoring atmosphere that is shared in the JPHIL’s music creation process, builds a place where professional musicians and dedicated lovers of music with unique backgrounds enjoy incredible camaraderie and support as they expand their musical repertoire and skills,” notes Kathleen Radnich, Chairperson for the Desert Music Foundation.
Individuals wishing to join the JPHIL, including those returning from last season, should come to the Cultural Center’s Blak Box Theater on Monday, February 11th at 6:00pm. The Center’s address is 61231 Twentynine Palms Highway (Hwy 62) in Joshua Tree. New individuals wishing to join are asked to bring their instrument with a prepared piece of music that demonstrates the level of their playing “comfort.” Returning members should also attend to receive new music and fill out their registration materials.
This 15-week rehearsal session’s fee is $80 per member, and covers all performance and learning materials, uniforms, and licenses. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Members of the community who wish to sponsor a musician may do so by sending an email or via phone, or by visiting the Center’s website. All donations are a tax-deductible. To make a donation or for additional information, you may send an email to email@example.com or may contact Kathleen Radnich through the Center’s Box Office at 760.366.3777. The JPHIL is a program of the Desert Music Foundation, a subsidiary of the Hi-Desert Cultural Center. The Cultural Center is a federally-registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation (EIN 23-7425816) that is also duly registered as a charity with the California Department of Justice’s Registry of Charitable Trusts.
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