In the interest of our patrons and artists, MusicaNova is postponing our March and April concerts.
We are working with Scottsdale Performing Arts to reschedule Music With a Voice.
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Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 East Second Street
Scottsdale AZ 85251

MusicaNova Orchestra returns to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts for a bold concert featuring new, neglected, and traditional works that celebrate the inextinguishable nature of art.

MusicaNova Composition Fellow Maumi Kimura Meguro’s haunting Hana o Tobashite, premiered by the orchestra in March, 2019, was inspired by her grandmother’s experience as survivor of a firebombing in WWII Japan, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, tells of a violent revenge quelled by a mother’s plea for mercy. Arizona Piano Institute Concerto Competition winner Sharon Hui makes her début with the orchestra in Felix Mendelssohn’s beautiful Piano Concerto No. 1. Glorious works by Paul Hindemith and Franz Schreker celebrate and assert the artist’s independent spirit in the face of oppression – and were suppressed as degenerate under a brutal Fascist regime’s racist ideology.

Mayumi Kimura Meguro

Mayumi Kimura Meguro
MNO Composition Fellow
Hana o Tobashite

Beethoven Statue

Ludwig van Beethoven
Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

Franz Schreker

Franz Schreker
Ekkehard Overture, Op. 12

Paul Hindemith

Paul Hindemith
Mathis der Maler Symphony

Felix Mendelssohn

Felix Mendelssohn
Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 25

Sharon Hui

Sharon Hui
Piano Soloist

MusicaNova is proud to introduce 16-year-old Sharon Hui, first prize winner in the inaugural 2019 Arizona Piano Institute Concerto Competition. Sharon has won recognition and awards in several competitions, including the 2019 Angelo and Micheline Addona Arizona Young Artist Piano Competition, the 2018 AZ Musicfest Young Musicians Piano Competition, and many others.

A student of MusicaNova supporter, Dr. Mandarin G. Cheung-Yueh, since the age of eight, Sharon has also worked with artists and teachers Dian Baker, Alan Chow, Pavlina Dokovska, Anton Nel, Elizabeth and Eugene Pridonoff, Igor Resnianski, Eckart Sellheim, and John and Nancy Weems.  Her private lessons, masterclasses, and summer festivals include the Arizona Piano Institute Summer Festival and the New Orleans Piano Festival. Sharon has passed with distinction the top graded level of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Examination and will sit for her diploma exam in Spring of 2020.

Currently a junior at Red Mountain High School in Mesa, AZ, Sharon enjoys reading, sleeping, eating, and spending time with her family when not playing the piano. She hopes to pursue a degree in piano while exploring additional academic interests during her college years.

FY20 Sponsors

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.