Scottsdale Philharmonic nominated for annual Governor’s Arts Awards

SCOTTSDALE — For the fourth straight year, the Scottsdale Philharmonic was nominated for the Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards for its substantial and outstanding contributions to arts and culture statewide.

The group was nominated in the 2019 Community category that recognizes an organization that has demonstrated significant support or participation in activities which foster excellence in, appreciation of, or access to arts in the State of Arizona.

“We’re honored to be nominated for this award for the fourth year,” Joy Partridge, President and Co-founder of the Scottsdale Philharmonic said. “Our mission is to bring classical music to people of all ages in the community.”

The Scottsdale Philharmonic started presenting its free concerts to the community in 2012.

“Last year, our organization expanded its mission to include developing an annual children’s concert and a youth orchestra as well as giving music scholarships for underprivileged youth through Rosie’s House,” Partridge says. “We have over 120 volunteers which includes 75 professional musicians, dedicated board members and enthusiastic volunteers who share their time and talent for each of our concerts.”

Arizona Citizens for the Arts, in partnership with the Governor’s Office, will announce three finalists in each category on February 8, with the winners presented at a gala dinner event on March 7.

Since 1981, more than 200 distinguished Arizona artists, arts organizations, businesses, educators and individuals have been recognized for their passion, creativity and devotion to the excellence and diversity of Arizona’s arts and cultural community. For more information, visit azcitizensforthearts.org.

Concert Dates for the Philharmonic’s free concerts in 2019 include: Feb. 10; March 24; May 19; Oct. 13; and Nov. 24. Doors open at 3 p.m. for each concert, and free parking is available at the Scottsdale Bible Church.

For more information or to sign up for email notifications visit ScottsdalePhilharmonic.com or call 480-951-6077.