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

2016-2017 Community Concerts

Alex Dergal, Clarinet
August 21, 2016

Former MusicaNova Young Artist Alex Dergal, clarinet, with collaborative pianist Jeremy Peterman,  performing sonatas by Bernstein, Messiaen, and Brahms

Sonoran Marimba Band
October 9, 2016

The Sonoran Marimba Band plays music with Latin American and African roots, Dr. Doug Nottingham, director

The Dry River Yacht Club
November 20, 2916

The Dry River Yacht Club plays their unique style of contemporary music. some played on symphonic instruments

MusicaNova Chamber Orchestra
February 19, 2017

Featuring duo violinists Joy Pan and Lan Qiu and MusicaNova Young Artist Jessica Zhang, piano, With special guests, the Harmony Project-Phoenix Ensemble

MusicaNova Flute Ensemble
March 5, 2017

A concert featuring all the voices of the flute family, from highest piccolo to lowest contrabass in a wide variety of styles – and proving Mozart was wrong!

Traditional China
April 2, 2017

A concert and cultural event featuring music performed on ancient Chinese instruments dating back 8,000 years

2015-2016 Season Community Concerts

The Power of Music Therapy
September 20, 2015

Certified Music Therapist Kristin Fray presents Step it Up! The Power of Music Therapy, a hands-on audience-interactive concert demonstrating the healing power of music

Paradise Winds
October 4, 2015

Paradise Winds play their unique blend of 21st Century music for woodwind duos, quintet, and a world premiere quintet with piano

The MusicaNova Chamber Orchestra
February 21, 2016

The orchestra is joined by Fábio Bartoloni, guitar and Viveca Lawrie, trumpet play Handel and Boccherini

Duo Braziliana
March 6, 2016

Singer Melanie Ohm and Brazilian pianist Rúbia Santos are Duo Braziliana performing Brazilian and Latin American art songs

Island Steel Band
March 20, 2016

J. T. Taylor’s Island Steel Band plays the exciting rhythms of the Caribbean, Brazil, and World Beats

The Sacred and The Sardonic
April 10, 2016

Two world premieres of the song cycle Five Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Evan C. Paul and the one-act No Exit, A Comic Opera by Warren Cohen

2014-2015 Community Concerts

Smooth Sounds of Jazz
August 24, 2014

Featuring Keith B. Kelly, Ben Hedquist, and Alex Oliverio

The Art of Senegalese Sabar Drumming
September 21, 2014 

Featuring percussion polymath Sonja Branch and many friends in a presentation of the many types of Senegalese drumming, with an audience participation experience!

Holiday Kickoff
November 30, 2014

The MusicaNova Brass play festive music for brass ensemble and music of the year-end holiday season

Guitars, Guitars, and More Guitars
January 25, 2015

The ASU Guitar Ensembles play works from several eras, featuring original works and arranged classics

Duo Violinists – Joy Pan & Lan Qiu
March 1, 2015

MusicaNova Orchestra violinist Joy Pan is joined by her husband Lan Qiu in a program of solo and duo violin works, with collaborative pianist Marilyn Kredel

The MusicaNova Woodwind Quintet
March 22, 2015

MusicaNova Orchestra principal wind players join in a program of works by Ferenc Farkas, Rossini, Beethoven, Scott Joplin, Paul Harvey, and Jacques Ibert

2013-2014 Community Concerts

The MusicaNova Brass Play Americana!
June 29, 2014

The MusicaNova Brass play distinctly American music, including a medley of themes from movie Westerns

The Pinnacle Bassoon Quartet
May 31, 2014


The unique sound of the bassoon with featured artists John Friedeman, Chip KingPeter Blandino, and John Briggs on the Contrabassoon

Words & Music: A collaboration of music and the spoken word
October 4, 2013

The Ad Hoc Shakespeare Company presents scenes from Cymbeline, King of Britain and the MusicaNova String Quartet plays selections from English composers