Burkina Dreams in the Desert

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts 7380 E 2nd St, Scottsdale

Burkina Dreams in the Desert
2 p.m. Feb 28
AZ63, the trio of Sonja Branch, Arouna and Zaza Diarra, play ancient Bambara songs, music from the African diaspora and original compositions and improvisations inspired by each member’s musical background.

On Wings of Hope

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts 7380 E 2nd St, Scottsdale

The MusicaNova Orchestra performs an uplifting concert of renewal, shared humanity and strength of purpose. Alfred Schnittke’s Moz-Art à la Haydn opens the concert with musicians entering the stage one by one (social distancing!) and riffing on an unfinished pantomime by Mozart. Rising young composer Quinn Mason’s Svitani (which means “dawn” in Czech), written for MusicaNova, focuses on renewal, rebirth and hope. Graham Cohen's Gamelan for String Orchestra recreates the sound of Indonesian percussion ensembles. The concert bookends with Haydn’s Farewell Symphony, in which musicians leave the stage one by one.

Stabat Mater

Scottsdale Presbyterian Church 3421 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale

Music Director Warren Cohen creatively mixes selections from two settings of a 13th-century Christian hymn to Mary: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s celebrated 1736 version and J.S. Bach’s modifications from a dozen years later. The result is an original interpretation for chamber orchestra and vocalists. Scottsdale Presbyterian Church hosts this concert, with the generous underwriting of Gloria Pulido.
Free. Donations accepted.

No Boundaries – Classical Lounge Series

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts 7380 E 2nd St, Scottsdale

No Boundaries 2 p.m. April 11 The MusicaNova Chamber Winds takes you on a wide-ranging exploration of woodwind music featuring music by Wolfgang Mozart, William Grant Still, Graham Cohen, Valerie […]