September 30, 2015

North Valley Symphony Orchestra Announces the first concert of the 2015-16 Concert Season

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North Valley Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the opening of their 2015-2016 concert season. This season includes four extraordinary music performances, beginning with “Machine Madness” Oct. 17, 2015. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at North Canyon H.S., 1700 E. Union Hills Drive.

Kevin Kozacek, NVSO Conductor, Photo by Tom Argiro

Composers through the ages have used machines as a source of inspiration for many of their compositions, and each piece performed at this season-opening concert will depict sounds of machines through music. From Haydn’s stately “Clock Symphony” to Anderson’s comic depiction of The Typewriter, this concert will explore 12 representations of machinery. Other notable works include Russian futurist composer Mosolov’s The Foundry, Henry Mancini’s Ohio Riverboat, John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Daugherty’s Route 66, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8, Mvmt 2 “The Metronome”. NVSO Youth Orchestra will additionally perform Meyers’ Steampunk and Ploeger’s The Machine.

“It seems that most everybody becomes infatuated with machines sometime during their lives. This concert will be very entertaining for audience members of all ages.” says founding Music Director, Kevin Kozacek. “Additionally, the orchestra members love playing this repertoire. It is challenging music, and great fun to play because we get to create sounds that are very unusual.” Kozacek is thrilled with the response and talent of over 70 adult community musicians who began rehearsals August 17. Both youth ensembles, NVSO Youth Orchestra and NVSO Symphonettes, have grown to more than a combined 55 members. NVSO Youth Orchestra began rehearsals August 24, and NVSO Symphonettes will begin rehearsals September 21.

North Valley Symphony Orchestra is committed to providing an affordable concert experience to communities of the Phoenix North Valley. Ticket prices are $5.00 each concert. For more information about NVSO, to purchase tickets, or if interested in supporting one of the orchestras, visit the website (, or call 623-980-4628. Becoming a concert sponsor or advertising in NVSO’s full color concert program is an excellent way for you to promote your business, while at the same time supporting NVSO. Your program ad will be seen by over 600 concert-goers per concert. What an excellent way to expose your business, your brand, your product or your service to community members of the Phoenix North Valley, while also demonstrating your valuable support of arts in our community.