Scottsdale Philharmonic to Present First Concert of 2024

 Tickets are now available for the Scottsdale Philharmonic’s first concert of 2024 on Sunday, Feb. 4. The concert begins at 4 p.m., and will be held at the North Canyon Performing Arts Center, 1700 E. Union Hills Dr., in Phoenix, 85024.

“We are thrilled to be in our 12th season of bringing classical music to the Valley with an expanded concert schedule and resuming of our youth orchestra (paused because of Covid),” explains Joy Partridge, Executive Director and co-founder of the Scottsdale Philharmonic. “Our two new venues for 2024, North Canyon Performing Arts Center and La Casa de Cristo Church, are able to hold 1,200 people and have ample, free parking for attendees.”

The Scottsdale Philharmonic’s musical selections for the Feb. 4 concert will include:

Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy Op. 80” featuring ProMusica Arizona, the community chorale and orchestra of North Phoenix; Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake Suite”; and Lehar’s “Viljas Lied” with Melissa Soloman, soprano soloist. “We are excited to begin 2024 by presenting this masterful tribute to Beethoven, including a solo from critically-acclaimed pianists Vitaly Serebriakov and Svetlana Obregon Saens.”

Tickets are available for $20-$35, and can be purchased online at www.scottsdalephilharmonic.com. Season tickets also are available, and student and military/veterans’ tickets are available for free online.

The Scottsdale Philharmonic is dedicated to youth programs and building classical music awareness for children by providing free concert tickets to all students. A few of the programs currently in development include the Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, musical competitions for youth students, scholarships to help student musicians, and children’s concerts. “Students who are interested in our youth orchestra program are invited to attend our spring student workshops led by professional musicians,” explains Partridge.

“The vision of the Scottsdale Philharmonic becoming a valley-wide symphony is just beginning,” Partridge explains. “This is why we offer free live streaming for all concerts, low ticket prices, free tickets to all students and Active Military/Veterans, and now offer financial assistance for those patrons who may be unable to afford a ticket but still want to experience the joy of classical music.”

Other concert dates in 2024 are Sundays, March 17, May 5, June 30, Oct. 13 and Nov. 17. Attendees are asked to check the website for more details, especially venue location since the orchestra is using two different performance halls in 2024.

The Scottsdale Philharmonic is a non-profit organization. Although the group charges for tickets, this income only covers about 30 percent of the costs. Therefore, the other 70 percent of its support has to come from individual donors. “If you appreciate classical music and would like to help us fulfill our mission, please visit the website to make a donation today,” Partridge says. “Your donation can help make the difference.”

For more information about the Scottsdale Philharmonic, or if you would like to participate through volunteering or fundraising efforts, or to make a donation, please visit www.scottsdalephilharmonic.com or call 480-951-6077.

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Scottsdale Philharmonic Announces Special July 2 Concert Saluting Veterans

 The Scottsdale Philharmonic has announced its special Independence Day celebration concert with an enjoyable array of patriotic and classical music. The concert will take place on Sunday, July 2 from 4-6 p.m. at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E. Bell Road in Scottsdale.

“I am excited to say we have sold out almost every concert this season at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and because of this, we have decided to move our concerts to a larger venue at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, with more seating and easy parking,” explains Joy Partridge, president and co-founder of the Scottsdale Philharmonic.

“Our July 2 concert will feature many familiar patriotic selections such as ‘Stars and Stripes,’ ‘America the Beautiful,’ ‘Washington Post March,’ ‘God Bless America,’ ‘The American Salute,’ ‘Salute to the Armed Forces’ and others,” Partridge says. “This is a perfect event for the whole family and we will be asking the veterans in the audience to stand so we may honor them for their service.”

The July 2 concert will be led by world-class conductor, Maestro Dmitry Polyakov, who represents the modern landscape of classical music. Tickets are available for a $15 donation at www.scottsdalephilharmonic.com.

“The vision of the Scottsdale Philharmonic becoming a major symphony in Arizona is just beginning,” Partridge explains. “A great, exciting conductor like Dmitry will make a great symphony. We welcome anyone who might want to join us in sharing our new vision of a first-class symphony in Scottsdale/Phoenix. We also invite anyone who would like to be part of our Classical Music Alliance of Arizona, whose members are passionate about classical music.” For more information, contact Joy@scottsdalephilharmonic.com.

The Scottsdale Philharmonic is a non-profit organization that receives a vast majority of its support from individual donors and appreciates any and all donations. The symphony is looking forward to an expanded 2023-24 concert schedule and developing children’s programs in the near future. Concerts are free through the Philharmonic’s live-streaming program, which can be accessed through the website, scottsdalephilharmonic.com, during the performance.

For more information about the Scottsdale Philharmonic or to make a donation, visit www.scottsdalephilharmonic.com or call 480-951-6077.

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Scottsdale, AZ Businessman & Author Publishes Autobiography


Vincent C. Guess: Autobiography and History of ICM, CMII, and IPE, a new book by Vincent C. Guess, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

From the author: “Jobs are to be done right the first time and every time. When results Do not conform, we look for causes. Lesson learned: When information is clear, concise and valid, conforming results are the norm. An organization’s workforce is comprised of information creators and information users. To achieve the highest levels of information integrity, creators and users must work as teams.

CMII is a process that accommodates change and keeps information clear, concise and valid. Each document is co-owned by its assigned creator and one or more designated users. With CMII, each work flow is jointly owned by its 3-member team of creators and users. I am pleased to acknowledge that CMII-certified graduates are highly proficient in these matters.”

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From the author: “The first half of this autobiography covers my experiences and lessons learned from 1934 to 1986. The second half is about the company that I founded in 1986 and the excitement that was created in the configuration management (CM) profession.

Thanks to break-through methods discovered in my first four jobs after college, I founded a company to continue advancing the state-of-the art and teach my improved techniques to practitioners. I gave my advanced CM process a name: CMII (2). Most organizations were struggling with schedule, quality and cost problems and we were all looking for solutions. I found them where no one else was looking – in the domain of configuration management. From 1986 through 2016, over 10,000 configuration management and quality assurance (QA) professionals from industry and government agencies around the world completed my training. They continue to be on the leading edge of innovation within their respective environments. A major purpose of this autobiography is to clarify the differences between traditional CM and CMII and reinvigorate the CMII movement. Students pursuing CM training must choose between the two. This book serves to help them make that choice.”

Vincent C. Guess: Autobiography and History of ICM, CMII, and IPE is a 106-page hardcover with a retail price of $24.00. The ISBN is 978-1-6366-1301-7. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at http://dorrancepressroom.com/vincent-c-guess/ or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at http://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/vincent-c-guess-autobiography-and-history-of-icm-cmii-and-ipe/