Central Arizona Symphony Orchestra is a division of the Coolidge Performing Arts Center Foundation, Inc., a non-profit, tax exempt 501c3 charitable foundation.
The Central Arizona Symphony Orchestra shares the mission and vision of the Coolidge Performing Arts Center Foundation in presenting a rich array of culturally diverse performing arts programming for the City of Coolidge, Pinal County and the entire Sun Valley corridor. The mission is to educate, enlighten, enrich and entertain citizens and patrons of all ages, while providing leadership and support to advance cultural arts and nourish appreciation for various art forms in the community.
Formed in late 2013, the Symphony intends to attract individuals at various levels of experience who desire to perform traditional classical to the more contemporary works. The primary goal of the Symphony is to provide audiences with high quality, professional performances at a convenient location and at affordable prices. The symphony also aims to appeal to the diverse cultural backgrounds of the community through its musical performances and education programs.
In carrying out its goal to make classical/contemporary music and concert going a part of daily life for young people, the Central Arizona Symphony actively pursues opportunities to reach the broader community by performing in various locations within the Pinal County area. This gives students at all grade levels to have access to our performances, helping to achieve our goal of allowing all children the opportunity to attend an orchestral concert.
Ms. Kimmy has been playing violin and performing since the age of 7. She is currently instructing at Arizona City Elementary School. Ms. Kimmy is Conductor for both the Central Arizona Symphony and Strings of the Sonoran. She teaches private lessons in Casa Grande, and is a member of the CAC Handbell Choir. In 2015, Ms. Kimmy was awarded the “Bravo Award”, Casa Grande’s newest recognition of artistic contribution and music education and performance advocacy to the city of Casa Grande. She has won numerous awards and scholarships throughout her musical career spanning 40+ years of symphonic performance and soloing, chamber ensembles, musical theatre, spiritual, jazz/improvisational and old time fiddling. Ms. Kimmy was a performance major at ASU and participated in the ASU Symphony, Lyric Opera Theatre, Chamber Orchestra, Scottsdale Performing Arts, Mesa Musicals, the Mesa Symphony and CAC Musicals and Choir concerts. She previously instructed at Grande Innovation Academy in Casa Grande, was the Music Director at Imagine Prep Coolidge, strings instructor at Casa Verde High School, strings instructor at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School, and Music Director of the Casa Grande School District After School Programs. Ms. Kimmy has had the wonderful opportunity to work with students, young and old, within the communities of Maricopa, Ak-Chin, Gila River Indian Reservation, Sacaton and Levine, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Ahwatukee/Phoenix, Tucson and Chandler. She brings her passion and expertise for performing to Casa Grande and surrounding areas, offering string ensembles, bands, and musicians for hire. Ms. Kimmy is a grandmother of 7, and enjoys spending her “free” time with her children and grandchildren, and finding “treasures” at garage sales with her husband.
Kim Calderone- Conductor & Symphony Leadership Team (SLT) Member
Neal K. Carter, Esq. Symphony Leadership Team (SLT) Member
Jack W. Malpass, Symphony Leadership Team (SLT) Member
Maya Stchur, Symphony Leadership Team (SLT) Member
There are many ways to volunteer to help the Central Arizona Symphony Orchestra and many hands are needed. To volunteer send your contact information and how you would like to help to: info@CentralArizonaSymphony.org.
Current symphony members listed below:
CENTRAL ARIZONA SYMPHONY
First Violins: Grant Baltosser, Nikki Procela, Diana Albert, Sela, Maya Stchur, Moira Hadley, Autumn Montgomery
Second Violins: Barbara Baltosser, Dianne H., Zora Rolleri, Amber Folks, Julie Baltosser, Morgan Battraw, Isabelle Lomeli, Joslyn McSperitt
Viola: Bri Riccomini, Savannah Moore, Christina
Cellos: Colin Moore, Erin Romero, Sheena Frizzell, Carolina Peterson
Bass: John Flumerfelt
Flute: Kayla Zebell, Jerry
Clarinet: Diane Kelly, Judy Schnapp
Trumpet: Tim Jackson,
Euphonium: Hermalene Wick
Trombone: Bill Meadows
French Horn: Judy Weber
Tuba: Charles Dibley
Percussion: Annette Coberly,
Central Arizona Symphony Orchestra
Coolidge Performing Arts Center Foundation
Kim Calderone- Conductor
Business Office Location-
Artisan Village of Coolidge
351 N. Arizona Boulevard
Coolidge, AZ 65142
Phone: (520) 560-3968
Pictures from our previous events are now online! Check them out.
October 27th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
November 24th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
December 14th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
December 16th, 2:00pm-4:00pm
March 16th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
March 30th, 6:00pm-8:00pm