West Valley Symphony performs at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church

Pinnacle Presbyterian Church continues its 2014-15 concert series with several concerts in March, including a performance by the West Valley Symphony.

The West Valley Symphony, conducted by Cal Stewart Kellogg, presents "Shall We Dance," March 21.

The West Valley Symphony, conducted by Cal Stewart Kellogg, presents “Shall We Dance,” March 21.

Pinnacle Presbyterian Church is located at 25150 North Pima Road, Scottsdale.

Visit www.pinnacleconcerts.com for information and tickets.

Upcoming performances include:

* “Vocal Fireworks” with the Hyltons & Friends, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 13.

Long-time music directors at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, Brent and Marilyn Hylton, have invited former soloists of the Chancel Choir to return and present a concert with current soloists.

Jeff Jones, baritone, is music professor at Coastal Carolina University; Sean Clark, tenor, sings with the Canadian Opera Co.; Jennifer Allen, mezzo-soprano, is establishing a career on the East Coast; Ryan Keller, tenor, is forging a singing career in the Midwest; and Kira Rugen, soprano, returns after earning a doctoral degree in choral conducting.

All will join forces with current soloists Adrienne Goglia, Valerie Perkins, Andrew Peck and Toby Kidd to present an evening of stellar vocal music accompanied by the Hyltons.

Premium seating is $35; Gengeral admission is $20; students free. Information and tickets available online at www.pinnacleconcerts.com or at the door.

* “Shall We Dance?” with the West Valley Symphony, conducted by Cal Stewart Kellogg, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21.

On Dec. 15, 1968, residents of Sun City gathered for the first performance of what is now known as the West Valley Symphony.

Maestro Kellogg was named music director/conductor of the group in April 2009, and with his personable style and exceptional talent the orchestra continues to provide stirring performances for the West Valley throughout the year.

Now the orchestra travels to the east side of the Valley to present an entertaining program of dance music which will include the “Bacchanale” from Saint-Saens’ Samson and Delilah, Polovtsian Dances by Borodin and Ravel’s Bolero along with other well-known works.

Premium seating: $45; general admission: $27; main floor rear: $15. Students are free. Information and tickets available online at www.pinnacleconcerts.com or at the door.

* “Pipe Organ Exploration,” with Brent Hylton — organist and musical director of Pinnacle Concert Series — 11:15 a.m. Sunday, March 22.

The Richards, Fowkes & Co. pipe organ designed for Pinnacle Presbyterian Church has three manuals, fifty stops and 3,364 pipes.

It was custom-designed for the space and built entirely in Richards, Fowkes & Co.’s small shop in Ooltewah, Tenn. Join Brent Hylton in the Pinnacle Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir Loft for an up-close and personal tour of this extraordinary organ.

Mr. Hylton will not only lead the experience, including a “behind the pipes” look inside the organ chambers, he will also demonstrate the power and majesty of this exceptional instrument.

Admission is free. Call 480-585-9448 for additional information.




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