Four NVSO soloists to perform

Frank Islas, featured soloist at upcoming concert. (Photo courtesy of Elena and Jim Thornton)

North Valley Symphony Orchestra is proud to present four orchestra members as soloists in an upcoming evening of concerto excerpts. The “Concertos and More” concert will be performed on Saturday, March 3, 7:00 p.m. at North Canyon High School Auditorium, 1700 E. Union Hills Drive.

Historically NVSO’s most popular concert of the year, this concert will feature Frank Islas performing Vieuxtemps’ Violin Concerto No. 4, Mvmt 1, Suzanne Johnsen presenting Wolf-Ferrari’s Concertino for English Horn, Mvmt 1 and 4, and Nora Johnston performing Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor Mvmt 1.

This concert will also feature the winner of the 2018 Summerford Violin Concerto Competition, Nicole Campos, performing Bach’s Violin Concerto in A Minor, Mvmt 1. In addition to performing at an NVSO major concert, this annual competition for NVSO Youth Orchestra members offers a prize of a violin hand-made by Mr. Jody Summerford, a local luthier living in Moon Valley, AZ.

The Adult Orchestra will also perform Suppe’s Light Cavalry Overture and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite.

NVSO proudly provides affordable concert experiences to the Phoenix north valley community. Tickets are only $5.00, and can be purchased on-line at

“Concertos and More” is sponsored by I Need An Angel, which provides personalized caregiving. Services include assistance with housekeeping and meals, hygiene and mobility, doctor appointments, errands, and companionship for lunch or a movie. They will assist when there is a need to move a loved one from their home, or simply provide an in-home haircut, pedicure, or any wellness session.

NVSO is supported by the Arizona Commission on the Arts with funding from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts, and also the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture through appropriations from the Phoenix City Council.