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All of us at the Prescott Symphony Orchestra miss performing for you!
YES we’re still the Pops. Think of us as “The Pops PLUS!”
Read about the restructuring and all the things we’ve been up to, working hard to bring you more. You’ll notice part of that is this new website. Keep checking back on our progress!

We’ve all been following the guidelines to do our part in preventing the spread of Covid-19, and it has been a long year. But know that we’re thinking of you, and hope you’ll enjoy our special holiday streaming concert.

Maestro Joseph Place



December 6 at 3:30 pm, and
December 10 at 7:00 pm

Maestro Joseph Place leads 33 instrumentalists from Prescott’s own symphony orchestra and four vocalists in a concert of holiday favorites and inspiring songs of the season. With a rich tradition of over 25 years of presenting thrilling orchestral music to Arizona’s Christmas city, the Pops is sure to bring joy and warmth to you through this special gift of music.

Links go live 30 minutes before the stream begins.

Prescott POPs Presents Christmas Concert Via Streaming Video

By Joe Cotten, PSO Board | December 4, 2020
The Prescott Pops Symphony organized a dedicated concert called “We Need A Little Christmas” with thirty-three musicians from the Pops roster which was videotaped it for your streaming pleasure. Although somewhat shorter than the traditional Pops Christmas concerts, Maestro Joseph Place has put together a delightful program of instrumental and vocal favorites to set a festive mood for the holidays.

Student Orchestra Program Alive and Well Within HUSD

By SIGNALS Staff | September 02, 2020
The Humboldt Education Foundation’s (HEF) School Orchestra Program is pleased to announce online orchestra for district students who have previously played in orchestra. Online orchestra is being supported through a generous donation from the Prescott Pops Symphony.

Prescott Pops Organization Restructure

By Joe Cotten, PSO Board | August 30, 2020
The Prescott Pops Symphony restructured the organization with an eye toward expansion which Music Director Joseph Place has been putting together for some time.

Joseph D. Place

Joseph D. Place

Music Director & Conductor

A fifth generation Arizona native, Joseph has conducted orchestras and ensembles and played trumpet throughout the Southwest for over 25 years. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree…

Ryan Gastonguay

Ryan Gastonguay

Associate Conductor

Born and raised in the Prescott area, Ryan began piano lessons at the age of four and later picked up the French Horn in middle school when he noticed there was a need in the concert band. He…

Darrell Rowader

Darrell Rowader

Pops Choral Director

Darrell is certainly no stranger to the concert stage here in Prescott as well as the world. The musical world first encountered him as an apprentice operatic tenor with the Santa Fe Opera, after…

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