Maricopa Music Circle orchestra holds concert featuring music from movies and stage

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By Gretchen Pahia / Newsbreak Pinal County, AZ

(Pinal County, Ariz.) The Maricopa Music Circle’s chamber orchestra is holding a special concert featuring music from movies and Broadway.

“The Great Tunes of State and Screen” will feature area musicians playing pieces from music masters, including John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Henry Mancini, Dimitri Tiomkin, as well as special numbers featuring music from Danny Elfman, Harry Warre, Elmer Bernstein, and Charlie Chaplin.

The audience will be treated to some very big tunes including music from Star Wars, The Magnificent Seven, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Sleepless in Seattle, Schindler’s List, E.T., and The Russia House. The orchestra will also be playing hits from the stage including La Boheme, Carmen, and Fiddler on the Roof.

Judith Zaimont, Orchestra Coordinator says, “after many dark months, our crew is coming back with a thrilling concert that is sure to connect with everyone. It will be an evening full of memorable music and great melodies, we cannot wait to share them all with our audience.”

Maricopa Music Circle is one of only six conductor-less chamber orchestras in the United States, and they are excited to get back on stage for this thrilling program.

“The music runs the gamut covering adventure, mystery, comedy, drama, celebration, craziness, romance, joy, and everything in between,” adds Laura Olivieri, Associate Orchestra Coordinator. “From soaring movie themes to great opera aria, television program openers, ballads, and dance numbers from musicals, the event will literally be music to everyone’s ears.”

This is the Maricopa Music Circle’s 12th performing season and they are known as the city’s premiere chamber orchestra, known for their intriguing programs and stellar live performances.

Their performances often feature accomplished local musicians sharing their interpretive artistry and love of music, all without a conductor. Programs range widely each season and include everything from full orchestral works to classical instrumental and vocal solos, seasonal music, popular tunes, jazz, and great musical standards.

Over the past several years, the orchestra has also been included in some key events including the grand opening of City Hall, Province Town Hall, as well as performing at several churches in the area. They’ve also served as chief musical partner to the Maricopa Chorus, community theatre, and they often hold their performances at the University of Arizona’s Maricopa Agricultural Center, where this event is scheduled.

When they aren’t hosting events like this one, the Agricultural Center research focuses on cotton, small grains, alfalfa, and other specialty crops. The center is used to help university students bring research to the public to implement real world solutions and provide the best environment for all members for its students.

The event will be held at the center located at 37530 West Smith-Enke Road, Maricopa, on April 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door, $15 for adults and $12 for students, and you can pay by cash, credit card or even by check.

If you would like more information on the event or upcoming orchestra events, call 520-510-4107 or you can send an email to

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