We believe in the future of great music

The MusicaNova Orchestra is a professional ensemble that features new music, unjustly neglected pieces, and fresh interpretations of the classics.  We engage, enthuse, and educate through musical partnerships with diverse communities, artists, and students.

We believe in the future of great music, and regularly feature exceptionally talented young performers and brilliant young composers. Through educational outreach, we are dedicated to bringing the joy of playing and hearing great music to many who might not otherwise have the opportunity.

MusicaNova enriches our community by playing new, neglected, and familiar classical music. We engage, enthuse, and educate through musical partnerships with diverse communities, artists, and students.

Five important programs support MusicaNova’s mission:

The Orchestra Concerts Series by the professional MusicaNova Orchestra (MNO) plays great new and neglected music – not the same “greatest hits” you hear everywhere – and presents the finest emerging talent. We are innovative, surprising and entertaining. When was the last time your heard something great for the first time? It was probably at a MusicaNova Orchestra concert!

The Young Artists Concerts Series is devoted to exceptionally talented musicians under 18 in a formal recital setting. Many MusicaNova young artists go on to solo appearances with the orchestra.

The Community Concerts Series features free, family-friendly concerts presenting a wide variety of musical styles performed by accomplished artists in an informal setting, often with audience participation. .

The Composition Fellows Program finds fine young composers from around the world, gives them intense, hands-on mentoring, and presents one of their works as a world premiere at each orchestra concert.

The Educational Outreach and Collaboration Program, where MNO musicians visit partner schools and organizations around the greater Phoenix AZ metropolitan area to play music from upcoming concerts and share their aspirations, inspirations, and life as musicians. MNO may act as artist-in-residence at a partner school and give workshops to all student-musicians.  Outstanding student-musicians may be invited to sit in with MNO professionals in an orchestra concert.

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.