MusicaNova is featured on Valley Views
- James DeMars, Spirit Horses, featuring Native American flute soloist R. Carlos Nakai
- Graham Cohen, Concerto Grosso for Eclectic Trio (World Premiere), featuring the Rogue Trio
- Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Sinfonietta No. 2
- Dale Sakamoto, Perennial (World Premiere) MusicaNova Composition Fellow, Arizona State University
- Graham Cohen and Mitchell Selznick, Poem (World Premiere)
MusicaNova Orchestra is delighted to welcome Native American flutist and multiple Grammy nominee R. Carlos Nakai, who joins the orchestra to play a new version of ASU composer James DeMars’ (b. 1952) Spirit Horses. The program features a bountiful mix of works by American composers including Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932-1996), one of the most prominent African-American composers of the 20th Century, working in jazz, dance, pop, film, television, as well as classical music. MusicaNova favorite Graham Cohen’s Concerto Grosso for Eclectic Trio and String Orchestra recalls the form of his work Unexpected Affinities, premiered by the orchestra in 2015.
MusicaNova proudly announces our new partnership with Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute School of Music Composition and Theory program, led by James DeMars, which is becoming a partner of MusicaNova’s unique Composition Fellows Program. ASU and MusicaNova will jointly select one composer from the School of Music each season to become a Composition Fellow; the first MNO-ASU Composition Fellow is graduate student Dale Sakamoto.
Programs are subject to change without notice.