1918. The Great War ended and the age of perpetual worldwide conflict began.
Old empires fell and new ones arose.  And the face of orchestral music was transformed.

The MusicaNova Orchestra takes you through this watershed year with music from Claude Debussy, Hubert Parry, and Sergei Prokofiev, and a world premiere marking the start of the next tumultuous century.

Claude Debussy
(1862–1918)

Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
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Sergei Prokofiev
(1891-1953)

Violin Concerto No. 1
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Hubert Parry
(1848–1918)

Symphony No. 3 “The English”
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Rina Kubota
Violin Soloist
Meet the artist

MusicaNova President Bob Altizer discusses the upcoming season and soloist Rina Kubota plays selections from Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 on AZPBS Horizon (Air date August 15, 2018)

Connor Helms, MusicaNova Composition Fellow:
Squaring the Circle: Sacred Geometry Fugue for Orchestra

From a young age, Phoenix, Arizona-based Connor Helms (b. 1992) was encompassed in an eclectic musical blanket, heavily influenced by a variety of world musics.  Click here to meet the composer. 

“The first movement in a series of 9 sacred geometry-based fugues, this piece is in ~65 bpm because the interplay of 6 vs 5 is half the ‘sacred secret.'”  Read more in the program notes

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