The Palmdale Concert and Symphonic Orchestras will hold open auditions at the Palmdale Playhouse on Wednesday, Aug. 31 and Thursday, Sept.1 from 6 pm to 9 pm.
The orchestras offer a creative outlet for local musicians and the opportunity to perform in an orchestral setting. If Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays. The String Orchestra and Wind Ensemble assists beginning level musicians with the basics of learning to play in an orchestra setting, and meets from 5 to 6 pm. The Concert Orchestra is geared toward intermediate level musicians, and meets from 6:15 to 7:45 pm. The Symphonic Orchestra welcomes more advanced musicians and meets from 8 to 9:30 pm.
Registration is $70 for Palmdale residents and $90 for non-residents with $10 off for early bird registration from now thru Sept. 1.
Patricia Graham, a professional violinist and conductor, has directed the orchestras for over 10 years. She coaches private students in the Antelope Valley and in Santa Clarita and also provides musical direction for at least six musical productions a year.
The Concert and Symphonic Orchestras will present two concerts entitled “Holiday New-ances”on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2 pm.
If you’re interested in joining the orchestras, or would like more information call 661-267-5684. The Palmdale Playhouse is located at 38334 10th Street East in Palmdale.