February 27 3:00 pm

This special concert recognizes the instrumental music teachers of PYSO musicians. Featuring: PYSO Percussion Ensemble, Prelude Strings, String Orchestra, and Philharmonic Orchestra.

Partial funding for the PYSO 21/22 season is provided by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture through appropriations from the Phoenix City Council.

PYSO Teacher Appreciation Concert
Date: Sunday, February 27, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM

Mesa Community College – Performing Arts Center
1520 S Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202

Seats are limited, but we still have several available as of Saturday, 2/26. Tonight, we’re able to offer another150 tickets to any family, friends, or community members. Adult tickets are $20.00 and students age 16 or under are $10.00. Visit this link to purchase tickets.


2022 PYSO Teacher Appreciation Program (PDF)

Percussion Ensemble – Todd Betz, Conductor
Bonham by Christopher Rouse

Prelude Strings – Brian Maurer, Conductor
Desert Sands by Soon Hee Newbold
The Bringer of Joy by Gustav Holst, Arr. by Roy Phillipe
Scooby-Doo Where are You! Arr. Bob Cerulli

String Orchestra – Bethaney Cross, Conductor
A Riverside Celebration by Brian Balmages
Lullaby by William Hofeldt
Zampa Overture by J.F. Herold, Arr. By James “Red” McLeod

Philharmonic Orchestra – Dr. Walter Temme, Conductor
Egmont Overture by Ludwig Van Beethoven
Carnival Waltz (Premiere Performance) by Noah Thompson (PYSO Philharmonic Student)
Symphony No. 6, Op. 60 by Antonín Dvořák
– III. Scherzo (Furiant), Presto (D minor)