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

Mountain View Presbyterian Church-South Campus 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 […]

Baroque to the Future

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

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

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

"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

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