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Moon Over Buffalo - Theatrical Comedy!
Apr 4-19, 2014
Tickets $15/$20

Directed by this year's Desert Theatre League multi-award-winning "Best Director" Wendy Cohen, and in the madcap comedy tradition of "Lend Me A Tenor", Ken Ludwig's hilarious "Moon Over Buffalo" centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the... MORE INFO

FREE! Beginning Strings Conservatory Class Recital
May 6, 2014
Tickets FREE @ DOOR or
$1 guarantee

Come see and hear the members of our Beginning Strings Conservatory Class as they perform in their first recital after four months of instruction with Phyllis Moss, a 25-year L.A. public schools music educator who is also... MORE INFO

Joshua Tree Philharmonic - 10th Anniversary Series!
May 16-18, 2014
Tickets $15/$20

The innovative Joshua Tree Philharmonic will begin celebrating its 10th anniversary year with a new exhilarating concert series that is sure to delight and enthrall the entire family! Though the Philharmonic's series' continually sell-out, tickets have been released early and are now available... MORE INFO

May 31, 2014
Tickets $10/$15

Richly textured with the ragtime and jazz of the era, BILL W. & Dr. BOB tells an internationally acclaimed magnificent American success story. During the roaring '20s, NY stockbroker Bill Wilson rides high on money, fame, and booze. In '29, both he and the market crash and he becomes... MORE INFO





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Comedy & New Art Exhibit Opening April 4!

All-star cast to play Hi-Desert Cultural Center's newest theatrical comedy, Moon Over Buffalo

JOSHUA TREE, CA – With an incomparable 50-year tradition of award-winning theater, the Hi-Desert Cultural Center's latest theatrical production, Moon Over Buffalo, will feature a cast and crew rich in accolades and talent and will open Friday, April 4th at the Center's state-of-the-art Blak Box Theater...MORE INFO

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LUSH! - "An AMAZING Story!"

Multi-Award-Winning Theater - "LUSH!"

JOSHUA TREE, CA – With an incomparable 50-year tradition of award-winning theater, the Hi-Desert Cultural Center is proud to present Valerie-Jean Hume's original multi-award-winning play, LUSH!, that will play for two special encore performances March 8th & 9th at the Center's Blak Box Theater!...MORE INFO

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Your 2013 Philharmonic Video Greeting Card!

Click the image above or HERE to view your YouTube video greeting card!

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Orchestras of the Desert present FREE encore performance in Palm Springs
Over 200 Performers!


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Tickets Selling-Out for Philharmonic's Reprise Concert Series!
Winter Concerts Feature New Selections from Mannheim Steamroller

August 23, 2013 (Joshua Tree, CA) – With tickets selling-out and houses filling-up, you won't want to miss this back-by-overwhelming-demand concert series featuring the Joshua Tree Philharmonic (JPHIL) as it performs new selections of the popular Christmas music from Mannheim Steamroller's smash hit albums this December 13-15. With the rhythmic excitement and emotional grandeur of Chip Davis' acclaimed arrangements of favorite Christmas carols, the Philharmonic's members spanning the Morongo Basin, Coachella Valley, and Inland Empire regions have been rehearsing for months to bring their finest musical talent to the Hi-Desert Cultural Center. With amazing music, fanciful decorations, and plush seating, audiences will be taken on a sonic journey through uplifting timeless holiday melodies that the whole family will be sure to enjoy!...MORE INFO

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All Ages Strings Conservatory Begins! Learn to play with a FREE Violin!.MORE INFO

FREE! Instrument Petting Zoo Nov. 26 @ 6pm...MORE INFO

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12th Annual Scholarship Concerts & Recitals Application NOW AVAILABLE!...MORE INFO

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Joshua Tree Philharmonic Tunes-Up For Its Tenth Season
Winter Concerts Feature New Selections from Mannheim Steamroller

August 23, 2013 (Joshua Tree, CA) – Drawing musicians from across the Morongo Basin, Inland Empire, and Coachella Valley, the innovative Joshua Tree Philharmonic is set to begin its tenth consecutive season at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center. The fall/winter session will culminate with a spectacular musical concert series featuring new selections from the famed Mannheim Steamroller collection of treasured holiday favorites December 13th -16th. Under the direction of Maestro Jarrod Radnich, the Joshua Tree Philharmonic, or "JPHIL," welcomes new members to join the flourishing orchestra for the launch of this fall/winter session beginning Monday, August 26...MORE INFO

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Hi-Desert Cultural Center Receives Extraordinary Piano From Mason & Hamlin
Spectacular CC-94 Concert Grand Piano To Be Showcased in New Music Series and Distance Education Programs

August 21, 2013 (Joshua Tree, CA) – The Hi-Desert Cultural Center has received a truly extraordinary donation from celebrated American piano manufacturer, Mason & Hamlin – and with it comes a new concert series, new educational programs, and untold new opportunities for the Cultural Center and those it serves. At 9 feet, 4 inches in length, weighing nearly three-quarters of a ton with its unique Crown Retention System and full-perimeter cast-iron plate, and carrying the prestigious label as the "piano of choice" by some of the world's most acclaimed virtuoso pianists and composers including Sergei Rachmaninoff, Franz Liszt, and Maurice Ravel, the new concert grand piano is arguably the world's finest...MORE INFO

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Hi-Desert Cultural Center to Open West Coast Premiere of New Critically Acclaimed Theatrical Comedy, "Home of the Great Pecan"

June 20, 2013 (Joshua Tree, CA) – The Hi-Desert Cultural Center is proud to announce that the west coast premiere of playwright Stephen Bittrich's critically acclaimed new theatrical comedy, Home of the Great Pecan, will open for three weekends beginning Friday June 28, 2013 at the Center's state-of-the-art Blak Box Theater! Along the lines of Greater Tuna and Almost Maine, Home of the Great Pecan is, in a nutshell, a hilarious new farce and quirky southern comedy set in the real small town of Seguin, Texas in the mid 1980s. Bittrich's outlandish tale of UFOs and romance has been literally "cracking-up" audiences and was recently heralded by a nytheatre.com critic as, "the most delightful new comedy I've seen in a long while...MORE INFO

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Joshua Tree Philharmonic acquires and restores world-class timpani drums in time for concerts this weekend

JOSHUA TREE, CA - As the Joshua Tree Philharmonic (JPHIL) continues their final stretch of rehearsals prior to their end-of-season concerts this May 17th through 19th, there will be a new addition to this pioneering inter-generational community orchestra -- a complete set of five world-class Ludwig hammered copper orchestral timpani drums.  And there is quite a story behind them...MORE INFO

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Hi-Desert Cultural Center to Hold Casting Call for Upcoming Theatrical Production, "Home of the Great Pecan" Saturday May 18, 2013

JOSHUA TREE, CA - Following the Hi-Desert Cultural Center's highly successful and extended show run of The Dining Room, popular local director Wendy Cohen is returning to the stage to hold auditions for the Center's fifth theatrical production of the season, Home of the Great Pecan, which will play June 28th through July 13th, 2013.  With an almost fifty-year tradition of staging superb live theatre, the Hi-Desert Cultural Center encourages area actors and actresses to...MORE INFO

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World-Class Pianist Robert Thies and Flutist Boglarka Kiss to Perform This Saturday
Thies is the first American in four decades to win an International Russian Piano Competition since Van Cliburn's famed triumph!

JOSHUA TREE, CA - The Hi-Desert Cultural Center is pleased to offer a world-class concert this Saturday evening featuring internationally-recognized and award-winning classical musicians Robert Edward Thies and Boglarka Kiss. Among his many accolades, Thies is the only American pianist in four decades to win a Russian piano competition since Van Cliburn triumphantly did so in 1958. This remarkable concert will be presented at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center's Blak Box Theater for one night only on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 7 pm. The evening will feature music selections by Schumann, Poulenc, Debussy, Taktakishvili, Hoover, Takemitsu and Piazzolla and will also offer wine and beer at a no-host bar...MORE INFO

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Shakespeare's Julius Caesar to Play This Thursday-Sunday at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center
Shakespeare Guild's Inaugural Performance Promises to Break New Ground

JOSHUA TREE, CA -Following the artistic success with sold-out audiences of the acclaimed production run of "The Dining Room", the Hi-Desert Cultural Center, with an almost fifty-year tradition of staging the Desert's best in live theatre, has collaborated with the area's new Shakespeare Guild and will open the highly anticipated production of "Julius Caesar" this Thursday. Under the direction of the Shakespeare Guild's Artistic Director and Founder, Eric Quander (aka Q), this Shakespearean classic – with interpretive twists – will open with four performances beginning this Thursday at the Center's state-of-the-art Blak Box Theater...MORE INFO


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