A fascinating program takes the audience on a journey of discovery, demonstrating the versatility of the string orchestra. See how the conservative Purcell and the rules-breaker Farina take entirely different approaches. Marvel at how Barber and Andriessen start with the same mood and go in opposite directions. Hear how Telemann, Grieg and Graham Cohen bring the sounds of traditional cultures to a classical string orchestra with fascinating results.
Read Maestro Warren Cohen’s program notes here.
This concert is supported in part by grants from Hannah Selznick, the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and the Arizona Commission on the Arts.
You’ll hear highlights from the first 19 seasons, including a piece played at the very first concert (watch Warren’s full video to find out which one). Former Concertmaster Christiano Rodrigues will return to play the Schumann Violin Concerto. You’ll hear a string orchestra play entirely on open strings.
We’re teaming with the ASU Center for Jewish Studies to bring back author and radio host Martin Goldsmith for a spectacular multimedia program that opens with the movie Winter Journey, one man’s story of love, music and resiliency in an all-Jewish orchestra amid the persecution of 1930s Germany. In the second half, MusicaNova performs the last piece the Jewish orchestra rehearsed, Nielsen’s Inextinguishable Symphony, and is joined by local choirs for Sibelius’ magnificent Finlandia.
Continuing our commitment to encouraging young classical musicians from underserved communities, we’re planning a joint concert with Harmony Project Phoenix featuring the music of Arturo Marquez and other south-of-the-border composers.
We look forward to seeing you in the audience.
MusicaNova Concerts in the 2022-2023 season are supported by the Arizona Community Foundation, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Scottsdale Arts, the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, the Center for Jewish Philanthropy of Greater Phoenix, ASU Center for Jewish Studies, Phoenix Holocaust Association, the Arizona Jewish Historical Society, media sponsor the Jewish News, Hannah Selznick/The Oboe Fairy, John and Elizabeth McKinnon and valued individual donors.
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