We play great new, neglected, and traditional symphonic music in ways you’ve never heard, introduce the finest new artists, and give you the greatest musical experience you’ve never had – yet!

From Impatience to Romance  May 23

The MusicaNova Chamber Players continue the orchestra’s contemplation on the times in which we live with a program that includes two world premieres. Concertmaster Christiano Rodrigues, in his final performance before taking a faculty position at Washington State University, premieres Ben Robichaux’s Three Reflections on Impatience for unaccompanied violin, before leading the group in Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas No. 4, Mendelssohn's Concerto for Piano and Violin in D minor and a new piece by ASU’s Rodney Rogers, Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra. The concert concludes with Christiano and his wife, Karen Nguyen, playing Amy Beach’s Romance as a loving embrace and warm farewell.

Centuries of Brass! – May 27

The MusicaNova Brass Quintet takes the audience on a journey through time and across geography. From a 15th century Flemish composer, through Italy, Germany and Russia (where the brass quintet is said to have originated), to American composers who popularized the blues, raised ragtime to an artform and melded jazz and classical motifs, you’ll hear six centuries of music in one evening.

Learn about all of MusicaNova’s Performing and Education Programs

New and neglected works and interpretations of the classics: music you won’t hear anywhere else in Arizona
A showcase for extraordinarily talented soloists under 18, performing in an extended recital setting.
Free, family-friendly events presenting a wide variety of musical styles, performed by accomplished artists.
Outreach, mentoring composers, and collaborating with student-musicians for the joy of great music.

MusicaNova believes in the future of great music …
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9 Trombones, 1 Musician

MusicaNova is dedicated to bringing you new, unjustly neglected and familiar music even in these unusual times we are living in. It begins today.

The appetizer for our fall season is this video presentation of Eric Ewazen’s Capriccio for Bass Trombone and Trombone Choir, as performed by Seth Bärtschi. That’s right: Seth plays all nine parts. Plus, he shot the video. We’re privileged to have such talent in our orchestra.

MusicaNova Concerts in the 2020-2021 Season are supported by grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Scottsdale Arts, the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, and Tempe Arts Grants.


Our 2020 fund-raiser ended with a bang. All of us on the board of directors and in the orchestra say, “Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
   During the two-week drive, you donated more than $7,250. Our four long-time supporters agreed to put in their full $9,000 match for a grand total of more than $16,000. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
   Your generosity puts us in a good position going into an uncertain season, and it is keeping Maestro Warren Cohen busy. He promised to record a piano piece for every $500 raised during the two-week drive. He’s on the hook for 14 and has delivered eight so far. This is Warren’s latest, a movement from Neils Gade’s only piano sonata. You made these gifts possible. Thank you.
    If you missed out on the fund-raiser, you can still donate online here or by sending a check to MusicaNova Orchestra, 610 E. Bell Road, Suite 2-552, Phoenix, AZ 85022-2393.
   And because we can’t say it enough: Thank you, thank you, thank you.