Orchestral Concerts

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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.

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.”

Stabat Mater

Scottsdale Presbyterian Church 3421 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale

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)