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Magic Theater
Club Night!

July 26, 2014
Tickets $10/$15/$20

THREE Acclaimed Magicians - ONE Prestidigitatiously Miraculous Evening! A club night at the "Magic Theater" featuring Rob Watkins (from the World-Famous "Magic Castle" in L.A.), Joe Guzman, & Xtreme Dean - these three masters of illusion will perplex, entrance, bewilder, and... MORE INFO





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"Magic Theater - Club Night!" JULY 26 @ 7pm
Performers from the World-Famous Hollywood MAGIC CASTLE!

JOSHUA TREE, CAThree acclaimed magicians, one prestidigitaciously miraculous evening! The Hi-Desert Cultural Center is proud to present "Magic Theater - Club Night!" featuring masters of illusion Rob Watkins & Joe Guzman (of the world-famous Hollywood Magic Castle) and Xtreme Dean. This special and fun evening will perplex, entrance, bewilder, and otherwise leave you never being able to trust your eyes ever again! ...MORE INFO

3-Week Summer Strings Camp! JULY 14-31, 2014

Learn to play MUSIC!
Violin, Viola or Cello!
For NEW & RETURNING students!

JOSHUA TREE, CAThe Strings Conservatory will again offer the popular summer camp program with exciting new course types and additions. This 3-week intensive summer session will offer different courses for adults and children, including a new "Mommy/Daddy & Me" program for children ages 4-7, beginner class for all ages 8 through adult, and a Philharmonic Prep class for those who already have passed at least the beginner level curriculum. Regardless of level, the camp will give all students a tremendous opportunity to “experiment” with a violin or other orchestral string instrument (i.e. viola, cello) while also learning music theory in a fun and challenging environment...MORE INFO

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LIVE Theater Saturday Night!

Hi-Desert Cultural Center's newest theatrical production, BILL W. & Dr. BOB, plays this Saturday night!

JOSHUA TREE, CA – With an incomparable 50-year tradition of award-winning theater, the Hi-Desert Cultural Center is proud to present Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey's award-winning play, BILL W. & Dr. BOB for a special one night engagement on Saturday May 31, 2014 at 7pm at the Center's state-of-the-art Blak Box Theater. Theatergoers will also be treated to theART Galleries' final week of fine art on display featuring works by acclaimed artists D.H. Morris and S.E. James...MORE INFO

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Adele, The Moody Blues, Duke Ellington, & Mozart to highlight Joshua Tree Philharmonic's Concert Series this weekend

JOSHUA TREE, CA – The innovative Joshua Tree Philharmonic (JPHIL) will begin celebrating its 10th anniversary year with a new and exhilarating concert series at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center's Blak Box Theater this weekend, May 16th through 17th.  Sure to delight and enthrall the entire family in a musical celebration unlike any other, this special concert series will feature the Desert's premiere community orchestra in an eclectic blend of popular music from Carl Orff (Carmina Burana), the Moody Blues, Mozart, Adele, Duke Ellington, Gershwin, Harry Warren (Chattanooga Choo-Choo) and more...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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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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