You’re invited to two free concerts:
• The Scottsdale Philharmonic will host a free concert from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Scottsdale Bible Church, 7601 E. Shea Blvd. The philharmonic is a professional symphony orchestra making classical music available to audiences of all ages. Doors open at 3 p.m.
• The Scottsdale Concert Band opens its 39th season at 3:30 p.m. the same day, at Chaparral High School Auditorium, 6935 E. Gold Dust Ave. The concert, “Curtain Up,” presents euphonium soloist Brian C. Wilson performing “Estrellita” by Mexican composer Manuel A. Ponce. The Scottsdale Concert Band, a 75-member community ensemble, is sponsored by Scottsdale Community College and performs four concerts per year.