We believe in the future of great music…

We play great new, neglected, and traditional symphonic music, introduce the finest new artists, and give you
the greatest musical experience you’ve never had – yet.

Orchestra Concerts

The finest in new and neglected music and new interpretations of the classics, works you won’t hear anywhere else in Arizona

Young Artist Concerts

Devoted to featuring extraordinarily talented soloists under 18 from the Valley of the Sun, performing in a formal recital setting

Community Concerts

Free, family-friendly events presenting a wide variety of musical styles performed by accomplished artists, in an informal setting

Education Programs

Visiting schools, mentoring composers, and collaborating with student-musicians brings the joy of great music to the widest audience

The 2017-2018 MusicaNova Orchestra Concert Season

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Mid-Century Masters: Twentieth Century English Composers

October 29 at Central United Methodist Church, Phoenix

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.


A Day With Papa Haydn: The Morning, Mid-Day, and Evening Symphonies

January 27 – 3 PM at Scottsdale Presbyterian Church
January 28 – 4 PM at Central United Methodist Church, Phoenix

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.


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St. John Passion: An Eastertide Oratorio

March 25 – 3 PM at Scottsdale Presbyterian Church

The MusicaNova Orchestra, Chorus, and Soloists perform this controversial work, one of Bach’s most unusual creations. A pre-concert discussion looks at the sources of the work, and the audience is invited to sing the hymn-like chorales.


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Ports of Call: Music From Around the World

April 22 – 4 PM at Central United Methodist Church, Phoenix

Lush musical imagery from exotic locales around the world, with visions from a Mediterranean cruise, a trip to Bali for the sounds of the gamelan, interpretations of American jazz on Danish streets, and the new world inspired by Native American music.