help keep the music alive!!

The last 18 months have been a challenge for arts organizations, one that could have made it easy to pull the covers over our heads. Instead, MusicaNova vowed to keep the music alive. With your support, we did.

Concertmaster Christiano Rodrigues led a socially relevant, online-only concert that combined Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” with works by African-American and Latin composers.

Trombonist Seth Bätschi played all nine parts of Eric Ewazen’s Capriccio for Bass Trombone and Trombone Choir for a video presentation last fall.

We partnered with the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts to present small ensembles at the Classical Lounge.

When Arizona opened up in the spring, MusicaNova brought you six concerts in two months.

We didn’t just keep the music alive, we kept it vibrant! And we couldn’t have done it without your support.

For 2021-22, we’re planning a full season of orchestra concerts and more – yet uncertainties remain. We need your support as much as ever.

Any donation you make in the next two weeks will go twice as far. Long-time supporters of MusicaNova — David Connell, John Cleveland, Elizabeth and John McKinnon, and Dominique van de Stadt and Octavio Pajaro – are joining me to match, dollar for dollar, every donation MusicaNova receives by the end of Aug. 11, up to a total of $9,000.

That means your $25 becomes $50, your $50 becomes $100, your $200 becomes $400.

That’s not all. For every $500 raised, orchestra players will perform and post a musical treat to the MusicaNova Facebook page and website. True delights await you.

Maestro Warren Cohen will once again improvise a tune using notes given to him by randomly chosen donors. The larger the donation, the longer the note value. The largest donation will choose the key. Count on a delightful outcome, like the one above from last summer.

Arts are essential to the quality of life we enjoy in the Valley, and MusicaNova is essential to the Valley arts scene. No one else brings you unjustly neglected and familiar symphonic music and exciting works by the best young composers, features musicians in intimate recitals and encourages the next generation of musicians.

Your donations make this possible.

You can donate online here. If you prefer to write a check, please send it to MusicaNova Orchestra, 610 E. Bell Road, Suite 2-552, Phoenix, AZ 85022-2393. And remember, every dollar you donate goes twice as far.