NVSO to perform ‘Spring is in the Air’

PHOENIX – Enjoy light, breezy and delightful melodies as North Valley Symphony Orchestra (NVSO) welcomes springtime to the valley with their “Spring is in the Air” concert, Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at North Canyon High School Performing Arts Center, 1700 E. Union Hills Drive.

This concert includes Mendelssohn’s popular “A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture,” which introduces Shakespeare’s comedy about kings and queens, a forest filled with fairies, love potions, and magical moments in the woods outside Athens.

NVSO patrons will also hear Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 “Pastorale,” a piece inspired by his walks in rural Austria, depicting the loveliness of nature, including bubbling brooks, bird calls and a merry gathering of peasants.

Delius’ “On Hearing the First Cuckoo In Spring” is also a perfect choice for this concert.

Kevin Kozacek, NVSO’s Music Director, encourages the audience to, “listen for the number of different instruments imitating the natural sounds of the cuckoo in this piece…the oboe, strings, and clarinet.”

This concert will also feature the winner of the 2019 Summerford Violin Concerto Competition, Haley McKeown, performing Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in A minor.

In addition to performing at an NVSO major concert, this annual competition for NVSO youth members offers a prize of a violin hand-made by Mr. Jody Summerford, a local luthier living in Moon Valley, AZ.

NVSO proudly provides affordable concert experiences to the Phoenix North Valley community. Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased online at northvalleysymphony.org. 

Attending NVSO concerts is the perfect way to inspire children and young adults in the appreciation of orchestral music, while nurturing a family tradition of regularly supporting the arts in your community. 

The “Spring is in the Air” concert is sponsored by CASCO Financial Group, a company that helps people pursue their dreams. Located in the Phoenix north valley, CASCO Financial Group shares NVSO’s mission to build community through service to the community.