Register for the United Diversity Business Summit
Attendees will discover innovative tools to unite and ignite businesses opportunities through diversification and inclusion initiatives. This second annual event takes place 8:30 5:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 14, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St. It features keynote speakers, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and resources for the business community. Thinkzilla Consulting Group and the city are presenting the event.

Scottsdale Philharmonic Hires Full-Time, World Class Conductor
The Scottsdale Philharmonic has hired a full-time, world-class conductor, Maestro Dmitry Polyakov, to open its 11th season on Sun., Oct. 9.

“We are so lucky and privileged that Dmitry has decided to accept the position and become our principal conductor as we begin our newest vision of seeing the Scottsdale Philharmonic become a major symphony in Arizona,” says Joy Partridge, president and co-founder of the Scottsdale Philharmonic.

“Every great symphony must first start with a great conductor,” Partridge says. “Dmitry amazed both our musicians and audience as a visiting guest conductor with his brilliant talent and masterful skills as he conducted our spring concerts. He received numerous standing ovations and tremendous enthusiastic applause from our audience. It was an exciting moment for all of us who were there.”

Polyakov lives with his wife and two small children in Scottsdale. “We expect that he will become a prominent and valuable figure in our community,” Partridge adds.

All concerts in the 2022-23 season will be held at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Musical selections to be played at the Oct. 9 concert are listed on the website.

Cave Creek Museum prepares an Archaeological Wing for its October opening
On Oct. 1, the Cave Creek Museum will unveil changes and updates to its Archaeological Wing exhibit.

As part of the update, residents and visitors will discover pottery, projectile points, stone tools and other artifacts from excavations at Spur Cross Ranch during the 1980s. These items will be on loan from Arizona State University.

“One wall in the Archaeology Wing is dedicated to a collaboration between Cave Creek Museum and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Huhugam Ki Museum. This unique wall tells their story and contains items from their culture.”

Visitors will be amazed at the beautifully and newly constructed pottery and fragile, expertly woven baskets used for carrying and storing items for everyday use. People will learn the cultural importance of these objects in ceremonial uses by ancient people.

Cave Creek Museum’s archaeological section is proud to feature a Hohokam house (a life size replica) that is built from materials native to high desert landscapes. Johnson says the museum model represents home materials found at the Seats Kay Ruins east of the town of Cave Creek.