Photo: Henry Flurry (left), Executive Director for AZ Phil, accepts the award for Excellence in Arts and Culture from Guy Roginson at the Prescott Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony Friday, October 15
Arizona Philharmonic (AZ Phil), Prescott’s regional professional orchestra, was recognized for Excellence in Arts and Culture by the Prescott Chamber of Commerce Friday. “We are delighted to be given this recognition and thank all those in the community for their support. We are grateful to be performing and contributing transformative music to our audiences,” commented Henry Flurry, AZ Phil Executive Director.
“Arizona Philharmonic supports our community by enabling concert attendance through our Art 4 All™ program, offering tickets to seniors, children, veterans and others who might not be able to afford them. We offer educational outreach, such as recent collaborations with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys to Men, and Prescott Unified School District, where attendees of AZ Phil’s “Compose an Action Movie Theme,” workshops learned how to compose music. The majority of the students had never composed a work of music before,” Flurry added.
The Prescott Chamber Business Awards and PAYP Visionary Awards Ceremony celebrates the area’s visionary entrepreneurs, business and civic leaders, and exemplary corporate citizens. There are over 20 separate categories awarded to local businesses and individuals who displayed excellence in their category the given year. These individuals are nominated by everyday people and voted in the event by a designated committee.
The area’s top-level business leaders attended the formal breakfast awards ceremony Friday, October 15th at Prescott Resort & Conference Center.
2021-2022 Concert Season
AZ Phil’s first concert is scheduled for October 31st at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, featuring Maestro Peter Bay as conductor of Brandenburg and Beyond, and also featuring Dr. Laura Arganbright, who brings her exquisite oboe skills to the front of the orchestra. Tickets for this concert, and season tickets offering savings for the seven-concert season are available at ycpac.com, azphil.org or the YCPAC box office at (928) 776-2000. All concerts are scheduled for 3 p.m. Sundays.
Additional concerts in 2021 include: November 14: Sonoran Winds Quintet features Arizona Philharmonic’s principal woodwind players, and December 19: We Wish You Christmas, spotlights three talented Arizona sopranos and Arizona Philharmonic musicians presenting both classical and traditional Christmas music spanning as far back as the Renaissance. This concert is performed at Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church, 2000 Shepherds Lane in Prescott. For information on the four upcoming concerts in 2022, visit azphil.org.
Contribute to AZ Phil
We welcome you to join AZ Phil as we share the joy of music with our community. Sponsorship, donations, advertising, and volunteer and board member opportunities for the upcoming season can be found at AZPhil.org. There are multiple levels of advertising and sponsorship offering many benefits, and volunteer openings for all areas of expertise.
About Arizona Philharmonic
Arizona Philharmonic (AZ Phil) is celebrating its fourth season in Prescott in 2021-2022 as Prescott’s regional professional orchestra, presenting large and small concerts that engage and inspire listeners. Based in Prescott and performing also in Surprise, AZ Phil draws musicians from across Arizona and is committed to offering transformative music, while nurturing community participation and supporting the needs and growth of the Prescott area performing arts scene. Arizona Philharmonic is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Ticket information, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities can be found at AZPhil.org or on Facebook.