The Wickenburg Chamber Orchestra hosted the Phoenix Symphony’s first full season in Wickenburg this year thanks to funding from local benefactors.

On January 26, Maestro Hermann Michael conducted Beethoven’s Symphonies I and II and a world premiere of Stefan Freund’s “Roll Over”. The performance was followed by an elegant reception at the home of Landis and Sharon Martin for Maestro Michael and principal musicians and directors from the PS.

On March 3rd, the Symphony presented a family concert, “Carnival of the Animals”, conducted by Robert Moody. Children under 12 were admitted free and treated to a pre-concert animal petting zoo, an instrument petting zoo and a drawing station outside the Del Webb Center.

Principal guest conductor, James DePreist conducted the final concert of the season on April 12th, “Bach, Haydn and Mozart”. Concert-goers were unexpectedly treated to a pre-concert question and answer session with General Manager Kendra Whitlock and several symphony musicians.

The Wickenburg Chamber Orchestra has for many years worked to bring more music to our town and is very pleased that the Phoenix Symphony is now part of our lives. Enormous thanks to the following people and organizations who helped make this first season possible:

The Howard “Dutch” Clark Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Ron Badowski
Mr. and Mrs. Edson Spencer Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Anderson III
Mr. A. Campbell Perks Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brumder
Mrs. Elladean Bittner Mr. R.H. Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haight IV Mrs. Marjorie Kleinfelter
Mrs. Clark Metcalfe Mr. and Mrs. Harry Combs
Col. and Mrs. Allan Torgerson Mrs. Corinne Quayle
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Boyd Mrs. Suzanne Murphy
Mr. and Mrs. William Hobart Mr. and Mrs. Walter Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Kauders Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Conrad
Mrs. Margaret Jones and special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Landis Martin

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