Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Submitted by Yavapai College Performing Arts Center
Youthful prodigies and historic ensembles. Talented soloists from far-and-wide and virtuosos close to home. It all comes together in a stirring and varied season of music you will not want to miss.
After launching their 56th season Oct. 7 with a recital from Tchaikovsky Competition Gold Medalist Alexander Malofeev, the Yavapai Symphony Association starts off the new year Jan. 18 with the Grammy Award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at 7 p.m.
Global sensations since their founding in 1972, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra tours far and wide from their Carnegie Hall home. Their Prescott appearance will feature renowned French violinist Renaud Capuçon and music from Prokofiev and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Tickets are $45 to $65. q
Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. marks the return of patron favorites The ASU Symphony Orchestra. Join us as Director Jeffrey Meyer leads this group of gifted, up-and-coming musicians through an afternoon featuring favorite works from the orchestral canon. Tickets are $36 to $54.
March brings a highly anticipated appearance from one of the most recorded chamber orchestras in the world. The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the London chamber orchestra founded by John Churchill and Neville Marriner, is best known for its soundtrack to the Oscar-winning film Amadeus — one of the most popular classical recordings. They will perform Bach and Dorman, with Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital March 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 to $65.
Philadelphia-born violinist Sarah Chang was a Juilliard student by age 5. At 10, she recorded her first album, Debut, which became a classical best-seller. The YSA brings Sarah Chang to Prescott, where she will join pianist Julio Elizalde performing a program of Brahms, Franck and Bartok on March 26 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $54.
Les Violons du Roy, a French-Canadian chamber orchestra, has a long and storied history. Founded in 1884, the Quebec-based orchestra took its name from the celebrated court orchestra of the French kings. Winners of the Classical Album of the Year Award, Les Violons du Roy and guest pianist Inon Barnatan will perform a program of Mendelssohn, Shostakovich and C.P.E. Bach, under the baton of Director Jonathan Cohen April 30 at 3 p.m. Tickets are: $36 to $54.
Emerging virtuosos all, the 100 musicians of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra from Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music meld into something much greater. Add internationally renowned artists such as pianist Yefim Bronfman and a sparkling repertoire — in this case, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Schumann’s piano concerto — and the result is an immersive experience with unique resonance. The Curtis Symphony Orchestra wraps up YSA’s 2022-23 season, May 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 to $65.
The Yavapai Symphony Association offers a variety of season packages. All concerts are held at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., in Prescott. Programs are subject to change. Tickets are only available by contacting the Yavapai Symphony Association at 928.776.4255 or www.yavapaisymphony.org.
Yavapai Symphony Association 2022-2023 Season
Oct. 7; 7 p.m.
The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Jan. 18; 7 p.m.
The ASU Symphony Orchestra
Feb. 12; 3 p.m.
The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
March 7; 7 p.m.
March 26; 3 p.m.
Les Violons du Roy
April 30; 3 p.m.
The Curtis Symphony Orchestra
May 16; 7 p.m.