MusicaNova Orchestra announces partnership with the Tempe High School and its outstanding orchestra program for the 2016-17 season

The acclaimed orchestra performs with students from Jill Osborne’s symphony orchestra program at Tempe High School for two FREE concerts for the Tempe community.  

Student musicians will play side by side with some of the top professional musicians in the Valley, with intensive rehearsals throughout the fall and spring semesters.  Their work will be showcased in two performances with MusicaNova Orchestra:  

The Seven Nation Riff
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Intangible Heritage:  Mariachi Inspired Symphonic Music
Monday, April 24, 2017

Both performances will be held at Tempe High School Auditorium, 1730 South Mill Avenue, beginning at 7:00 PM. Admission is free, donations will be accepted.

Ms. Osborne’s phenomenal program at Tempe High has grown 400% in the past five years, developing classical musicians through its strings and winds program.  MusicaNova Orchestra will function as Artists in Residence at Tempe High during the 2016-2017 school year.  The program includes “peer teaching artists” from MusicaNova’s Young Artists Program, all under 18 years of age who will work, rehearse and perform with the musicians from Tempe High.

“This partnership with Jill and her amazing program and Tempe High is a wonderful opportunity for our musicians to work side by side with these incredible kids.  The exchange of ideas, energies and talents will culminate in stunning concerts which we will perform free for the Tempe community. It will be like a beautiful dance.”  – Warren Cohen, Music Director MusicaNova Orchestra

Led by Music Director Warren Cohen, MusicaNova Orchestra is comprised of accomplished and gifted professional musicians in Phoenix.  Since its inception in 2003, the Orchestra has received accolades from the cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe for its performances and community partnerships to expand the awareness of the power, drama, and joy classical music can bring to today’s audiences.

November, 2016


The Seven Nation Riff

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Tickets: FREE  (Donations will be accepted)

Tempe High School Auditorium
1730 S. Mill Ave, Tempe  AZ 85281

The MusicaNova Orchestra plays Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 5, the work that inspired an iconic riff in the rock mega-hit Seven Nation Army. There’s a nod to Hallowe’en and Dia de los Muertos with the delightful Funeral March of a Marionette (the theme of Alfred Hitchcock Presents), and the American premiere of MusicaNova Composition Fellow Fiona Ryan‘s Re:Play, featuring the distinctive sounds of the 37-key piano.

April 2017


The Intangible Heritage:
Mariachi Inspired Symphonic Music

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Tickets: FREE (Donations will be accepted)

Tempe High School Auditorium
1730 South Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ  85281

In collaboration with student-musicians from Tempe high schools the orchestra plays symphonic music inspired by Mariachi music, named by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Mexico.

The program includes Blas Galindo’s Sones de Mariachis, José Pablo Moncayo’s Hupango, and Alberto Ginastera’s Estancia Suite, with the world premiere of Waves by MusicaNova Composition Fellow Julie Hill from the Manhattan School of Music.

Joining the orchestra and student musicians are the Corazón de Phoenix and Tempe High School Mariachi Ensembles.