• January 28, 2019 Frisson Ensemble
  • February 26, 2019 Ilya Yakushev
  • March 14, 2019 SAXsational, The Next Generation
  • April 8, 2019 Jacquelynne Fontaine
  • Frisson Ensemble

    Frisson Ensemble is a dynamic group of rising young classical stars. They are all graduates of top music schools, including Julliard, Curtis, and Yale. Already showcased in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Frisson performs with different combinations of string and wind instruments. In addition to traditional classics, expect to hear a Celtic suite and their favorite offering, Gabriel’s Oboe from the film The Mission.

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  • Ilya Yakushev

    Russian virtuoso pianist, Ilya Yakushev, with many awards and honors to his credit, continues to astound and mesmerize audiences in major venues on multiple continents. Ilya studied at the Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music in St. Petersburg, Russia, before coming to the U.S. to attend the Mannes College of Music. He has performed with internationally acclaimed orchestras including the San Francisco Symphony, Boston Pops, and St. Petersburg Philharmonic. American Record Guide counts him as “one of the very best young pianists performing today.”

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  • SAXsational, The Next Generation

    Saxophonist Rob Verdi will share the stage with the Palm Springs High School Orchestra as they present Saxational--The Next Generation. Audiences will see an impressive collection of rare and unusual saxophones, everything from a tiny curved sopranino to a giant 6 ft. contrabass sax. Rob and the Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Jason Powell, PS High School’s Director of Strings, will explore an eclectic mix of music including swing era classics and popular jazz standards along with trendy pop, rock, movie and R&B.

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  • Jacquelynne Fontaine

    Jacquelynne Fontaine is a rising young American opera star who also happens to hold the pageant title of Miss California 2007. She earned a master’s degree in Vocal Arts from the Thornton School of Music at USC. She plays the soprano, Carlotta, in a new staging of Phantom of the Opera, and has had leading roles in La Traviata, The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute. She was a sensation locally at Opera in the Park in 2017 and was a First Place Winner in the Palm Springs Opera Guild talent competition.

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A Word About 2019 Ticket Prices

Ticket prices for the 2019 season have increased over last year’s prices. Why? Because they must. It is a matter of economics.

The price for 2019 season tickets is $75. Season ticket prices for a four-concert series have remained static at $50 for the past several years. However, artists’ fees, venue costs and other operational expenses have remained anything but static. The Association simply can no longer afford to present four, first-class concerts at a per-performance price of $12.50. With the increase for 2019, the per-performance, season ticket cost is less than $19 representing a cultural bargain unequaled in the Coachella Valley. The price for single ticket purchases in 2019 is $30.

NEW for the 2019 season will be the option to purchase tickets to two DIFFERENT concerts for just $50 - a savings of $10. Not all concertgoers are able to attend all four concerts during the season. Accordingly, this option is being offered and provides an advantage over purchasing single tickets.

Season Tickets

Season Tickets

Enjoy all 4 concerts! Experience our full concert series with a $75 season ticket.

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Student Programs

Student Programs

We're proud to provide free concert tickets to students and parents of students.

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Become A Sponsor

Become A Sponsor

We have opportunities for individual and corporate sponsorships.

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Donate

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Our success is due to the generous support of people like you.

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  • Richards Center for the Arts

    All 2019 performances will be at the new Richards Center for the Arts
    (formerly PS High School Auditorium)

    2248 Ramon Road (at Farrell Dr)
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

    After an extensive 18 month renovation, the theatre reopened in October, 2017 and is a "state-of-the-art performance destination for both the district's students and Valley culture-lovers."

    Doors will open at 6:45pm each performance.