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Concert Update

Enjoy a “Brilliante!” concert of Hope and Joy at the Women’s Orchestra of Arizona’s
FREE Concert Sunday, April 24th at 3:00 PM

Women’s Orchestra of Arizona invites you to join us for Brilliante, an inspiring concert of joy, on Sunday, April 24, 2022, 3:00 P.M. at Ascension Lutheran Church in Paradise Valley. Enjoy Gioachino Rossini’s Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri, Gabriel Faurè’s Masques et bergamasques, and Mykola Lysenko’s Ukrainian Folk Songs. A program highlight is Concertino for Flute and Orchestra, a work by Cècile Chaminade, the first woman composer to receive the prestigious Legion of Honor Award. Accomplished flutist Rae Wodarcyk is featured.

Ascension Lutheran Church is located at 7100 N. Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253.

Required tickets are free and available at Eventbrite.

Rae Wodarcyk started playing flute in 5th grade and has never stopped. She has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Engineering but has always made music part of her life.  Rae has played flute and piccolo with the Lima (OH) Symphony Orchestra, Lima Area Concert Band, Canton (MI) Concert Band.  She currently plays with the Arizona Wind Symphony and the Dove Valley Trio.  She also plays piano and cello.

The Chaminade Concertino holds a special place in her heart, as it was one of the first solo works that she performed after winning a Concerto competition in college.  She feels blessed to play with the Women’s Orchestra of Arizona and is grateful for their support, especially for their encouragement and showcasing of women in music. 

Rae currently teaches at Weinberg Gifted Academy in Chandler Unified School District and directs the orchestra program there.  She serves on the board of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony and is very appreciative of public school music teachers and their work with young musicians.  She is married to her husband Chris, and they have three beautiful daughters.  Rae thanks her family for their unending support!