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

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

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

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.

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DrumSpeak II: Mexico and Native Americans

February 25, 2018 – 3:00 PM
Scottsdale Presbyterian Church

MusicaNova Orchestra principal timpanist and percussion polymath Sonja Branch presents the history of drumming communication in the CONCACAF.  Audience members will learn the basics from each culture and have a chance to play along in a grand drum fest.

Selections from Ports of Call

April 23, 2018 – 7:00 PM
Tempe High School Auditorium

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

Contrasts

May 12, 2018 – 3:00 PM
Scottsdale Presbyterian Church

MusicaNova and Harmony Project Phoenix join in a special side-by-side concert celebrating collaboration between our two groups. Hear music from Vivaldi, ASU composition professor Rodney Rodgers, 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

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