Join us for a fabulous season of musical entertainment!

The Prescott Pops Symphony and Chorus are truly pleased to return to YCPAC, bringing you our valued audience, “The Sounds of the Season!”

After more than a year living with the devastation of a pandemic and altering our lifestyles to exclude many activities that give us joy, we are finally returning to a semblance of normalcy. Music and most particularly LIVE music is returning, bringing with it an excitement and pleasure at being able to perform (for us) AND spectate (for you).

It will be a jubilant reunion as the Prescott Pops Symphony comes together once again with our community and treasured audience for a 28th season of tremendous musical performances. The first of three scheduled concerts this season was the holiday concert, “The Sound of Joy” on December 18th which took place in front of a Sold Out crowd. Next up, two more: our romantic Valentine’s concert and a season finale in May. Maestro, Joseph Place, has put together concert programs guaranteed to delight and entertain you!


Adults – $25
Youth (18 & Under) – $5
All Seating is Reserved.


Yavapai College Performing Arts Center
1100 E. Sheldon Street
Prescott, AZ 86301
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2021-2022 Remaining Concert Dates

Sunday Feb 13, 2022, 3:00 PM

“The Sound of Love!”

There is no mistaking the musical strains of love as it conjures feelings of passion, beauty, excitement. Snuggle up with your favorite person as the Pops and guest performers sing and play a variety of selections from Rachmaninoff and music of the theater, to styles ranging from traditional to jazz. We are so thrilled to feature the talents of special guest, pianist Dr. Kristie Janczyk for her first performance with the Prescott Pops! You will LOVE her as she joins us to help make this a most special Valentine’s weekend!

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Sunday May 22, 2022, 3:00 PM

“Prescott Pops Picks!”

Have you ever wondered what individual symphony musicians like to listen to or play when they’re not in concert? Who are their favorite composers and what particular pieces of music do they love? Maestro Joseph Place brings you a return of the popular “Prescott Pops Picks” concert where pieces are selected by members of the orchestra. We will also feature some soloists from the orchestra. Get to know some of the players on a more personal level and enjoy their thrilling orchestral pops selections! We promise you will enjoy a change of pace, some surprises, and a fun and entertaining afternoon of music enlightenment and joy!


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…