Philharmonic to hold auditions SEP 12—All instruments welcome!

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We held an organizational meeting just over a week ago, and the excitement and response was insane. Everyone is ready to start making music together again, and this is shaping-up to be our biggest session yet.Jarrod Radnich, Maestro

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, the philharmonic will be performing epic, large-scale Christmas and holiday music arrangements December 8-11, 2022, and cover pops, classical, and contemporary genres.

Auditions are by appointment only and will be held September 12 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 Greater Joshua Tree, Coachella Valley, Inland Empire, High-Desert/Apple Valley regions, and beyond.  Weekly rehearsals take place Monday evenings beginning September 26, 2022, 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!