From Impatience to Romance

Mountain View Presbyterian Church-South Campus 3421 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ

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, AZ

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 […]

Baroque to the Future

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

Toss out the powdered wigs! Baroque will never be the same for anyone after this concert. Composers of the late 17th and early 18th centuries engaged in more experimentation than they get credit for – and some of their music sounds like it could have been written today. The music of Biber, Telemann and Rameau […]

$32 – $37

Almost Mozart

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

MusicaNova Orchestra Music brings its renown creativity to a program that transforms bits of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s music into something new and different. Mozart’s Symphony No. 37 is an adaptation of the 25th Symphony of Michael Haydn (Joseph’s less-well-known younger brother), with Mozart tacking on a new opening movement and making light changes throughout for […]

$36.50 – $44.50

Gallery View / MusicaNova Chamber Players

Mountain View Presbyterian Church-South Campus 3421 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ

"Gallery View" is a reflection on the shared experience of working with other musicians through Zoom and navigating the return to performing live. Concertmaster Julian Nguyen, who leads this program with the MusicaNova Chamber Players, "found it fascinating attending studio classes/performances on Zoom and putting it in gallery mode. It was interesting watching the performer […]

Scottsdazzle

Scottsdale Waterfront

The MusicNova Orchestra helps kick off the holiday season with an evening of music leading up to the tree lighting. Local celebrities and politicians join the orchestra to entertain those gathered along the Scottsdale Waterfront with their renditions of popular holiday songs.

Free

Sonoran Silver Flutes

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

Take a break from the hubhub of the holidays and enjoy soothing seasonal music played by the trio of Jeanie Pierce, Lisa Tharp and Nancy Sowers in the Stage 2 theater. This concert is produced by the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Classical Lounge series curated by MusicaNova. Purchase tickets […]

$19 – $26

New Ground: Stravinsky, Poulenc, Raff & Riley

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

Buy tickets here. Joachim Raff: Sinfonietta for Double Wind Quintet (last three movements) (1873) Francis Poulenc: Suite Française (1935) Igor Stravinsky: Octet for Wind Instruments (1923) Terry Riley: In C (1964) Woodwinds and brass take center stage in this concert featuring ground-breaking innovations from the world’s most fascinating composers. Exploring the geniuses who created neo-classical […]

Burn City String Quartet

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

Burn City String Quartet performs music from the celebrated historical quartet repertoire alongside music created by the current generation of composers and performers. Our hearts lie here in the Sonoran Desert, and we have a special vision to highlight music with its roots in Arizona. Purchase tickets here.

$19 – $26

Springtime with Haydn and Mason

Mountain View Presbyterian Church-South Campus 3421 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ

MusicaNova celebrates Palm Sunday and spring with three works by Joseph Haydn and an encore of a piece written for the orchestra. The concert is free with a recommended donation of $15. Symphony no. 26 La Lamentatione contains one of Haydn's best openings, a restless flurry of strings that ushered in Haydn's interest in the "Sturm […]

World premiere: Bruckner Symphony no. 4 (1878 version)

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0pqacDjmdQ MusicaNova will play for the first time publicly the 1878 version of Anton Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony. Days before the concert where it was scheduled to premiere, Anton Bruckner abruptly called it off. Three years later, the world heard a much revised version. The 1878 edition was tossed on a musical trash heap, lost to […]

$19.50 – $34.99

Ocotillo

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

The husband-and-wife team of Cindy and Robert Leger uniquely pair cello with classical guitar or mandolin, fusing classical and folk influences into their music. Classical favorites get a fresh twist, and the duo’s original music displays a creative melding of genres. Purchase tickets here.

$19 – $26