Seasons: Echoes from a Memorable Year

Virtual Concert

Seasons: Echoes from a Memorable Year
Christiano Rodrigues leads the MusicaNova Chamber Players in a program that invites the listener to reflect on 2020 through Vivaldis Four Seasons juxtaposed with reflective works by African-American composers Florence Price and George Walker, and a world-premiere by Brazilian composer and conductor Diogo Pereira.

The concert will air via YouTube beginning at 2 p.m. Dec. 6. A link will be provided 24 hours before the concert.

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Holiday music with the Phoenix Brass Collective – Classical Lounge Series

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

Holiday music with the Phoenix Brass Collective.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E 2nd St, Scottsdale

The performance, the second in the Classical Lounge series curated for SCPA by MusicaNova, will include traditional favorites as well as Colleridge Taylor’s Christmas Suite.
See it in person or via livestream.

Burkina Dreams in the Desert

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

BURKINA DREAMS OF THE DESERT - FEATURING AZ63
Saturday March 27 at 2 pm
Scottsdale Civic Center Park
3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Tickets $25/$30 (Lawn Pod for 4 or Adirondack Pod for 2)
scottsdaleperformingarts.org
AZ63, the trio of Sonja Branch, along with Arouna & Zaza Diarra, play ancient Bambara songs, originating from the West African countries of Mali, Guinea, Senegal and Burkina Faso, as well as original compositions and improvisations inspired by each member’s musical background.

Stabat Mater

Scottsdale Presbyterian Church 3421 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale

STABAT MATER
MUSICANOVA ORCHESTRA
Sunday March 28 at 2:00 pm
Scottsdale Presbyterian Church
3421 N. Hayden Road
Tickets: Free (Live-streamed with limited in-person seating by reservation)
musicanovaaz.org

Young Artists Recital Vincent Claes, cello; Kyler Duncan, piano; Kathy Chen, piano

Virtual Concert

YOUNG ARTIST RECITAL
VINCENT CLAES, KYLER DUNCAN, KATHY CHEN
April 3 at 2 pm
Virtual Concert posted on Facebook and YouTube
musicanovaaz.org

MusicaNova Orchestra hosts this month's Young Artists Recital, designed to give young classical musicians the opportunity to perform for live audiences. The April concert features high school virtuosos Vincent Claes, cello; Kyler Duncan, piano; Kathy Chen, piano

The MusicaNova Wind Quintet

Musical Instrument Museum Theater 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix

The MusicaNova Wind Quintet presents a program that celebrates contemporary Western Hemisphere composers, some of whom may not have been given a voice in traditional European classical music. They include three women (including an African-American named the 2020 Classical Woman of the Year), a Sonoran-born man who incorporates the sounds of Mexico into his music, and America’s best-known composer for woodwinds. The music evokes thoughts of faraway places. Theresa Martin’s “Passage” is an Arizona premiere, supporting the MusicaNova mission of presenting “the best music you’ve haven’t heard yet.”

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.

No Boundaries – Classical Lounge Series

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

No Boundaries 2 p.m. May 16 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 Coleman, and Eric Ewazen that erases the lines that can constrict classical music. This is part of the Classical Lounge series curated for SCPA by […]

From Impatience to Romance

Scottsdale Presbyterian Church 3421 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale

May 23: re•NEW•(all), 3 p.m. Scottsdale Presbyterian Church 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 […]

Centuries of Brass

Musical Instrument Museum Theater 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix

Centuries of Brass! 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 […]