Philharmonic to hold auditions FEB 6—All instruments welcome!

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JOSHUA TREE, CA — The Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s Joshua Tree Philharmonic (JPHIL) will be holding auditions February 6, 2023 for instrumentalists interested in joining and becoming members of this extraordinary orchestra.  Under the direction of renowned Maestro Jarrod Radnich, the philharmonic’s Spring 2023 session will feature epic classical and cinematic music selections in its May 5-7, 2023 concert series, entitled: Magic, Mystery & Mayhem.

The classical works to be performed include Russian Waltz (Dmitri Shostakovich), Danse Bacchanale (Saint-Saëns), and The The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Paul Duka). Cinematic symphonic works to be performed include music from Star Wars (John Williams), Pirates of the Caribbean (Klaus Badelt and Hans Zimmer), The Lord of the Rings (Howard Shore), Harry Potter (John Williams), and “Vampire Suite” a medley of music from Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Wojciech Kilar), Interview with a Vampire (Elliot Goldenthal), and Van Helsing (Alan Silvestri).

Auditions are by appointment only and will be held February 6, 2023 at the Cultural Center’s state-of-the-art Blak Box Theater in downtown Joshua Tree, located at 61231 CA-62.  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 Greater Joshua Tree, Coachella Valley, Inland Empire, High-Desert/Apple Valley regions, and beyond.  Weekly rehearsals take place Monday evenings beginning February 6, 2023, and there are no fees to participate in the orchestra. All concert proceeds go toward supporting the Cultural Center’s music and arts programs.

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 non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the regional visual and performing arts organization for the communities of Joshua Tree National Park.


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!