MusicaNova Community Concerts are free, family-friendly events presenting a wide variety of musical styles performed in an informal setting, and often with audience participation.  You’ll hear everything from old favorites to world premieres of classical and chamber music, pops, jazz and Broadway, world music from American and  African talking drums, to experimental and interactive.
MusicaNova Community Concerts are always free admission, donations are accepted

Alex Dergal, Clarinet

August 20, 2017 – 4:00 PM
Scottsdale Presbyterian Church
3421 North Hayden Road

Back by popular demand, clarinetist and former MusicaNova Young Artist Alex Dergal is joined by collaborative pianist Gail Novak for an afternoon of music from Poulenc, Stravinsky, Denisov, and Brahms.

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Selections from Mid-Century Masters

October 30, 2017 – 7:00 PM
Tempe High School Auditorium
1730 South Mill Avenue

The MusicaNova Orchestra is joined by outstanding student-musicians from Tempe High and other city schools to play selections from the Mid-Century Masters orchestra concert, with special guests from the Tempe High Orchestra program

DrumSpeak I: Communicating Across Three Continents

November 19, 2017 – 3:00 PM
Scottsdale Presbyterian Church
3421 North Hayden Road

Taiko drummer Ken Koshio, flutist and poet Randy Kemp, and percussion polymath Sonja Branch bring an interactive and exciting performance of communication by drumming and other means in Japan and North America.

DrumSpeak II: West Africa

February 25, 2018 – 3:00 PM
Scottsdale Presbyterian Church
3421 North Hayden Road

The focus is on West Africa, featuring music and instruments from Burkina Faso and Senegal. The stars of the show will be master musicians Arouna Diarra (balafon, ngoni, kora, jembe) and Dethie Diouf (sabar, tama, jembe), accompanied by MNO principal percussionist Sonja Branch

Selections from Ports of Call

April 23, 2018 – 7:00 PM
Tempe High School Auditorium
1730 South Mill Avenue

The MusicaNova Orchestra is joined by outstanding student-musicians from Tempe High and other city schools to play selections from the Ports of Call orchestra concert, with special guests from the Tempe High Orchestra

Twilight and Dawn

May 12, 2018 – 3:00 PM
Scottsdale Presbyterian Church
3421 North Hayden Road

MusicaNova and Harmony Project Phoenix join in a special side-by-side concert celebrating collaboration between our two groups. Hear Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with violin soloist Eva Dove, world premieres from composers Zachary Bush and Diogo Pereira, and MusicaNova Young Artist Morgan Beckstead who returns as soloist in Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D Major.

MusicaNova Community Concerts are free, family-friendly events open to all
and presented in a relaxed and informal environment – Free will donations are welcome

MusicaNova Community Concerts are supported in part by grants from and the Arizona Commission on the Arts,
the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, and Tempe Arts Grants

Arizona Commission on the Arts