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!

MNO at the MIM

Beethoven to Tap Shoes
Inspired by Dance Around the World

October 20, 2019 at 2 PM
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92 “The Apotheosis of the Dance” (1813)
  • Morton Gould: Tap Dance Concerto (1952), Jenefer Miller, soloist
  • Peggy Glanville-Hicks: Sinfonia da Pacifica (1952)
  • Aiyana Braun, MusicaNova Composition Fellow: Practical Water (2019) Arizona Premiere

Rhineland Muses
Journeys in Romantic Music

January 12, 2020 at 2 PM
  • Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 97 “Rhenish” (1850)
  • Eugen D’Albert: Cello Concerto in C Major, Op. 20 (1899), Peter Eom, soloist
  • Sam Wu, MusicaNova Composition Fellow: The Building of a City (2019) Arizona Premiere

The Mannheim Phenomenon
Centuries of String Orchestra Sound

May 10, 2020 at 2 PM
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Symphony in B Minor,182/5 (1773)
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileras No. 9 (1945)
  • Ottorino Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Third Suite (1932)
  • Quinn Mason, MusicaNova Composition Fellow: Irish Dance Suite (2019) Arizona Premiere


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 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

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MusicaNova Orchestra Concerts are supported by grants from the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and Tempe Arts Grants.

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