Joshua Tree Philharmonic to hold Auditions for Upcoming Epic Concert Series

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JOSHUA TREE, CA — The Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s Joshua Tree Philharmonic (JPHIL) will be holding auditions for instrumentalists interested in joining and becoming members of this extraordinary orchestra.  Under the direction of renowned Maestro Jarrod Radnich and featuring over 100 musicians, the philharmonic will be performing alongside the Cultural Center’s new Master Chorus in a breathtaking concert series December 12-15, 2019.  This unique concert series will feature epic, large-scale Christmas and holiday music arrangements covering world, contemporary, and classical genres.

Auditions are by appointment only and will be held September 24th beginning at 5:30 pm at the Cultural Center’s new state-of-the-art Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center located at 58325 CA-62 in Yucca Valley.  Alternate appointment dates may be scheduled upon availability.  Open to all instruments and musicians who demonstrate competency on their instrument, all orchestral parts are expertly created and arranged for each musician in the orchestra.  Individuals interested in auditioning for the philharmonic are required to sign up for a 15 minute time slot and be prepared to play music of their choosing that represents their proficiency.  To schedule an audition or for more information, contact the Cultural Center at

The JPHIL is a multi-session, year-round, inter-generational community orchestra comprised of over 50 musicians from the Morongo Basin, Coachella Valley, Inland Empire, High-Desert/Apple Valley region—and beyond.  Weekly rehearsals take place Monday evenings beginning October 7, 2019, and there are no fees to participate in the orchestra.  All concert proceeds go toward supporting the Cultural Center’s music programs and student scholarships.

For more information on the Joshua Tree Philharmonic, visit or call 760.366.3777.  The Joshua Tree Philharmonic is a program of Hi-Desert Cultural Center, a GuideStar “Gold Status” non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the regional visual and performing arts organization and arts agency for the communities of Joshua Tree National Park.

PHOTO CAPTION: 100 musicians from the Joshua Tree Philharmonic and Hi-Desert Master Chorus rehearse in advance of last year’s inaugural “Festival of Lights” concert series in December.



With its multi-venue, state-of-the-art performing and visual arts centers located in Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley, California, the Hi-Desert Cultural Center (HDCC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation (Federal Tax ID# 23-7425816) that has been serving as the regional performing and visual arts organization and arts agency for the Joshua Tree National Park region for more than 50 years.  The Cultural Center owns and operates its own performance venues and facilities and produces award-winning community and professional live theater, concerts, art exhibits and galleries, festivals, the Joshua Tree Philharmonic symphony orchestra, a master chorus, an extensive educational arts and technology  program for youth and adults, and more.  The Cultural Center is the largest and oldest non-profit arts organization in the region with several million dollars in assets, and with an annual budget exceeding half-a-million dollars.  It has achieved GuideStar Gold status and recognized as an organization of artistic excellence by the National Endowment for the Arts and operates a significant financial aid and scholarship program so that no children are turned away from its many arts educational programs due to their socioeconomic situation.  Learn more at:


GREAT NEWS FOR SEASON PACKAGE TICKET HOLDERS! Should your schedule change and you find yourself needing to attend a performance on a different date — if you give the Box Office at least 48 hours notice prior to your ticketed performance, management will attempt to exchange your ticket for a different performance of the same show!