February 28, 2021 3:00 pm

PYSO will produce our February 2021 Concerts in two parts: Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, February 27th and the Teacher Appreciate Concert on Sunday, February 28th. Once again, PYSO will live-stream these concerts for all family members, friends and teachers to view and enjoy. It will be available on demand on our website for a limited time following the concerts.

This February 28th special concert recognizes the instrumental music teachers of PYSO musicians. We will also announce the winner of our 2021 Dr. Walter Temme Excellence in Music Education Award.

Featuring: PYSO Percussion Ensemble, Prelude Strings, String Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, Chamber Winds and Philharmonic Orchestra.

Sunday, February 28th – E. Lowell Rogers Amphitheatre – 3:00 PM
5850 West Glendale Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301

View the Printed Program Here (PDF)


Percussion Ensemble / Todd Betz, conductor
Toccata by Carlos Chavez

Prelude Strings Group 1 / Brian Maurer, conductor
Hiawatha by Soon Hee Newbold
Themes from Jurassic Park by John Williams and Arranged by John Higgins
Pieces of Eight by Richard Meyer

String Orchestra / Bethaney Cross, conductor
Sinfonia No. 2 in D major by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, edited by Hellmuth Christian Wolff and Lucas Drew
American Reel by Kirt N. Mosier

Prelude Strings Group 2 / Brian Maurer, conductor
Fiddles on Fire by Mark Williams
We will Rock you, by Brian May, arranged by Paul Lavender, Lyrics by Brian May

Philharmonic Orchestra Octet / Dr. Walter Temme, conductor
Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20 by Edward Elgar

Wind Orchestra / Aaron Vogel, conductor
Vesuvius for Flex Band by Frank Ticheli

Wind Orchestra Philharmonic Orchestra Low Brass Ensemble / Dr. Walter Temme, conductor
Simple Symphony, Op. 4 by Benjamin Britten

Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Orchestra / Dr. Walter Temme, conductor
Symphony No. 3 in Eb major, Op. 97 major “Rhenish”

Symphony Orchestra Mixed Ensemble
Coming Together, Part Two ‘Attica’, by Frederic Rzewski

Dr. Walter Temme, conductor, would like to express his thanks and gratitude to rehearsal conductor and coach, Yun Song Tay. His dedication and commitment to the Philharmonic Orchestra ensembles were invaluable. Thank you.