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Orchestra holding auditions in Anthem

Staff Report~ 7/24/2013

North Valley Symphony Orchestra has announced audition dates for the upcoming 2013-14 season. The adult orchestra will hold auditions Aug. 3 and Aug. 10, and a youth orchestra will audition on Aug. 31 and Sept. 7. All auditions are in Anthem.
NVSO has two orchestras orientated toward youngsters: the NVSO Youth Orchestra and the NVSO Symphonettes.
The Symphonettes focuses on providing beginning to intermediate string players with an ensemble experience, and it does not require an audition.
The Youth Orchestra concentrates on providing a year-round district honor orchestra level experience. Highly skilled Youth Orchestra members are also given the opportunity to audition for the Adult Orchestra.
To schedule an audition, contact Music Director Kevin Kozacek at  or by calling 623-980-4628.
Kozacek said he has been very satisfied with how the orchestra has been progressing. More than 70 adult community musicians are anticipated for rehearsals beginning Aug. 19.
“I was extremely pleased with our first season, which included some very tricky and technically challenging music,” he said. “The members did an exceptional job.”
Adult rehearsals are planned for Monday evenings, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at North Canyon High School. Youth rehearsals will also be on Mondays, beginning Sept. 9, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The concert season includes:

  • Oct. 19  -- Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique and Saint Saens Danse Macabre
  • Dec. 14 -- Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride, and Mozart's Toy Symphony
  • March 8  -- Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony and Haydn's Cello Concerto
  • May 17 -- Hanson's 3rd Symphony and Copland's Appalachian Spring Suite
  • Youth-only concerts will be scheduled in December and May

If interested in joining NVSO, or in helping to manage or sponsor this new organization in any way, please email