9 trombones, 1 musician

MusicaNova is dedicated to bringing you new, unjustly neglected and familiar music even in these unusual times we are living in. It begins today.

The appetizer for our fall season is this video presentation of Eric Ewazen’s Capriccio for Bass Trombone and Trombone Choir, as performed by Seth Bärtschi. That’s right: Seth plays all nine parts. Plus, he shot the video. We’re privileged to have such talent in our orchestra.

A full slate of music for you

While many other orchestras have gone silent, MusicaNova is proud to be able to offer ample opportunities to enjoy great music this fall — and to do it safely. Here’s what we have scheduled:

To every time a season

Dec. 6: Concertmaster Christiano Rodriques leads the MusicaNova Orchestra Chamber Players in “Seasons: Echoes from a Memorable Year.” Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” is the centerpiece, interspersed with reflective pieces by African-American composers George Walker and Florence Price and a world premiere by Brazilian composer Diego Pereira.

The concert will be online only. Tickets are $10.

Intimate performances

Be sure to check out the Classical Lounge Curated by MusicaNova Orchestra at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Our musicians will present lively, small-ensemble presentations to a limited in-person audience as well as via live stream. All performances are at 2 p.m.. Follow the links below or call the box office at 480-499-8587 to purchase tickets. The schedule:

Nov. 22:  “Hooray for Harpywoood,” featuring Oscar- and Emmy-nominated film editor (and harpist) David Ice, demonstrating how film scores are composed, and the surprising use of the harp in film music.

Dec. 13: Holiday music with the Phoenix Brass Collective.

Jan. 17: The MusicaNova Chamber Winds explores a wide-range of music Wolfgang Mozart, William Grant Still, Graham Cohen, Valerie Cole, and Eric Ewazen, erasing the lines that can constrict classical music.

Feb. 28: AZ63, the trio of Sonja Branch, Arouna and Zaza Diarra, play ancient Bambara songs, music from the African diaspora and original compositions and improvisations inspired by each member’s musical background.

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MusicaNova Concerts in the 2020-21 season are supported by grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts,  the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Scottsdale Arts and Tempe Arts Grants.

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