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AZ Philharmonic contributed to the Prescott Police Youth Role Model Scholarship program with a performance of Andalusia.
Arizona Philharmonic’s (AZ Phil) January 9th performance of Andalusia, the Music of Southern Spain, took on a special community involvement when Prescott Police Chief Amy Bonney realized one of her life goals when she conducted the opening Star-Spangled Banner.
As a part of that collaborative event, AZ Phil’s Executive Director, Henry Flurry, pledged a portion of the concert proceeds would benefit the Chief’s fund of choice, the Prescott Police Youth Role Model Scholarship Program. “I am delighted to present this check for $500 to Chief Bonney on behalf of AZ Phil today,” stated Flurry. “Our collaboration was a unique community event we really enjoyed and Chief Bonney was outstanding at the podium,” Flurry added.
Conductor in Chief
“We met Chief Bonney at a Prescott Chamber Women in Business luncheon, where she revealed to me she’d originally enrolled in NAU to study music, with a focus on conducting,” Henry Flurry, AZ Phil Executive Director explained. Chief Bonney went on to say she’d redirected her energies to criminal justice (we are all thankful for that), but never forgot her dream of conducting and is still active musically.
“When I heard Chief Bonney wanted to be a conductor, we made that happen by arranging to have her conduct the Star-Spangled Banner at the introduction of our Andalusia concert, January 9th at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center.” Prescott Mayor Phil Goode introduced the Chief and AZ Phil pledged a contribution of a portion of the concert proceeds to the Prescott Police Youth Role Model Scholarship Program. Information on that program can be found at Prescott-az.gov.
About Arizona Philharmonic
Arizona Philharmonic (AZ Phil) is celebrating its fifth season in Prescott in 2022-2023 as Prescott’s regional professional orchestra, presenting large and small concerts that engage and inspire listeners. Based in Prescott, AZ Phil draws musicians from across Arizona and is committed to offering transformative music, while nurturing community participation and supporting the needs and growth of the Prescott area performing arts scene.
Recognized in 2021 by the Prescott Chamber of Commerce for Excellence in Arts and Culture, Arizona Philharmonic is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Ticket information, sponsorship, and volunteer opportunities can be found at AZPhil.org or on Facebook.
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