Live music returns! An update
on MusicaNova’s 2020-21 season

MusicaNova musicians will soon be back on stage or in your homes, bringing you the new, familiar and neglected music you’ve come to expect from our orchestra. Highlights:

Classical Lounge curated by MusicNova Orchestra

The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts hosts a series of Sunday afternoon cool classical concerts showcasing MusicaNova musicians in a casual, informal setting beginning Oct. 25.

Orchestral concerts

  • Jan 31. “Wings of Hope,” with music by Copland, Schreker and Sibelius. 2 p.m. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
  • March 28: “Stabat Mater,” Music Director Warren Cohen’s creative combination of settings by Bach and Pergolesi. Scottsdale Presbyterian Church. Free; donations accepted.

Musical Instrument Museum, dates to be announced.

Watch from home

Two videos produced for those who aren’t yet ready to return to the concert hall:

  • “Seasons for the Season” combines Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” with short reflection pieces, several by minority composers, that address the challenges of our times. Release expected in the fall.
  • Seth Bärtschi plays all nine parts of Eric Ewazen’s “Concertino” for bass trombone and trombone choir. Look for this video in late October.

Young Artists Series

Coming in 2021

Community Concert Series

Coming in 2021

Bravo, Warren Cohen!

MusicaNova Music Director recorded 15 piano pieces to thank donors for contributions during our summer fund-raiser. This is his improvisation on notes provided by donors. It is a masterpiece!

To enjoy the rest, visit Warren’s YouTube channel. You’re in for a treat.


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Learn about all of MusicaNova’s Performing and Education Programs

New and neglected works and interpretations of the classics: music you won’t hear anywhere else in Arizona

A showcase for extraordinarily talented soloists under 18, performing in an extended recital setting

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Free, family-friendly events presenting a wide variety of musical styles, performed by accomplished artists

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Outreach, mentoring composers, and collaborating with student-musicians for the joy of great music

MusicaNova Concerts in the 2019-2020 Season are supported by grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Gannett Foundation, the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, and Tempe Arts Grants.

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