MusicaNova Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Orchestra Season

MusicaNova Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Orchestra SeasonMusicaNova Orchestra announces its 2017/18 Season, the 15th year of performing distinctive and exceptional works of classical music. In addition to its four symphonic concerts, the Orchestra also presents free community concerts and showcases young musicians throughout the season.
Tickets are currently on sale at www.musicanovaaz.com

MusicaNova Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Orchestra Season Mid Century Masters Twentieth Century English Composers October 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm Central United Methodist Church 1875 N. Central Ave
Tickets: $20 adults/$15 seniors & students/Free for under 18 years of age www.musicanovaaz.com

MusicaNova Orchestra opens its season with a heart-pounding concert of music from "across the pond," with Mid-Century Masters. You'll be enveloped in strikingly cinematic sounds and themes, as MusicaNova Orchestra performs works from English composers Richard Arnell, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Malcolm Arnold, all prolific creators of symphonic works and familiar film scores. Highlights include The Harmony Project-Phoenix Orchestra, comprised of young local players taught under the world-famous El Sistema process, who will join MNO to perform Vaughan Williams' stirring Concerto Grosso for String Orchestras.


MusicaNova Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Orchestra Season A Day With Papa Haydn The Morning, Mid-Day & Evening Symphonies
January 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm Scottsdale Presbyterian Church 3421 North Hayden Road

January 28, 2018 at 4:00 pm Central United Methodist Church 1875 N. Central Ave
Tickets: $20 adults/$15 seniors & students/Free for under 18 years of age www.musicanovaaz.com

MusicaNova Orchestra performs a sublime concert of symbolic symphonies created by "The Father of the Symphony."
Papa Haydn's 6th (Le Matin, "Morning,") 7th (Le Midi, "Mid-Day,") and 8th (Le Soir, "Evening) Symphonies comprise a fascinating program of music, spanning gentle and jubilant refrains of daybreak to the evocative moods of twilight. These symphonies marked the beginning of the Classical Age of composition and are sure to delight!


MusicaNova Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Orchestra Season St. John Passion An Eastertide Oratorio
Palm Sunday March 25, 2018 at 4:00 pm Central United Methodist Church 1875 N. Central Ave
Tickets: $20 adults/$15 seniors & students/Free for under 18 years of age www.musicanovaaz.com

One of Bach's most unusual creations, MusicaNova Orchestra performs St. John Passion, an incredibly moving piece based on Books 18 and 19 of the Lutheran Bible. Featuring period instruments including the lute, viola d'amore and viola da gamba to produce sounds as they would be heard in Bach's day, the Orchestra will be joined by soloists and a full choir for this truly inspirational concert for Easter celebrations.

Arrive early for a Pre-concert discussion with Dr. Bruce Johnson and Music Director Warren Cohen surrounding the Gospel source of the afternoon's program.

MusicaNova Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Orchestra Season Ports of Call Music From Around the World
April 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm Central United Methodist Church 1875 N. Central Ave
Tickets: $20 adults/$15 seniors & students/Free for under 18 years of age www.musicanovaaz.com
Travel the world through music!
MusicaNova's final concert of the season illustrates the lush musical imagery inspired by exotic locales around the world
Audiences will conjure visions from a Mediterranean cruise, and a trip to Bali for the sounds of the gamelan. They will feel the interpretations of American jazz on Danish streets, and experience the new world in an operatic ballet inspired by Native American music.
Joining the orchestra are soloists Alex Dergal in Carl Nielsen's Clarinet Concerto No. 2, and Dmitry Feofanov in a new, single piano arrangement of Francis Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos.

MusicaNova is a professional symphony orchestra founded in 2003 and dedicated to playing new and neglected music and introducing the finest young artists to the Valley of the Sun. MusicaNova is supported in part by grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture.
For information, call 480-585-4485, or visit www.musicanovaaz.com.


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