Philharmonic to commence new season Aug 27, welcomes new musicians

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JOSHUA TREE, CA — The acclaimed Joshua Tree Philharmonic (JPHIL) will begin its new season Monday, August 27, at 6:30pm at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s Blak Box Theater in Joshua Tree.  The innovative community orchestra welcomes new musicians to join and be a part of its new season that will culminate in a spectacular 100+ musician joint concert series with the Hi-Desert Master Chorus December 13-16, 2018.  The philharmonic and chorus will be performing music selections from Trans-Siberian Orchestra to The Muppet Christmas Carol, Prokofiev’s Troika, John Rutter’s Gloria, Stan Kenton’s The Twelve Days of Christmas, and more.  With concerts always selling-out and long waiting lists, audience goers are encouraged to purchase their tickets early and in advance of the concert performances once they go on sale.

Under the direction of renowned Maestro Jarrod Radnich, 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.  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.

Weekly rehearsals take place Monday evenings at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s state-of-the-art facilities located at 61231 Hwy 62 in Joshua Tree, CA.  There are no fees to participate in the orchestra.  Interested new musicians are encouraged to send an email to for more information on participation.  All concert proceeds go toward supporting the Cultural Center’s music programs and student scholarships.

For more information on the Joshua Tree Philharmonic, visit, call 760.366.3777, or visit the Hi-Desert Cultural Center at 61231 Highway 62 in Joshua Tree.  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: Maestro Jarrod Radnich conducts the Joshua Tree Philharmonic during its May concert series that featured music inspired by cosmos.



With its multi-venue 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 agency for the gateway communities of Joshua Tree National Park 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 artist residency for veterans, an extensive educational arts and technology academy 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, employing over 30 full-time and part-time employees, and with an annual budget exceeding half-a-million dollars.  Having achieved GuideStar Gold status and recognized as an organization of artistic excellence by the National Endowment for the Arts, it instructs over 700 adults and youth weekly and operates a significant financial aid and scholarship program so that no children are turned away from 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!