Featuring Renowned Native American Flautist and Grammy Award Nominee
R. Carlos Nakai
Spirit Horses, 2016 Version
by James DeMars
Works from American Composers
Three World Premieres
January 28, 2018
Scottsdale Presbyterian Church
January 29, 2018
Central United Methodist Church, Phoenix
MusicaNova President Bob Altizer talks about the concert with Valley Views host Marty Manning, heard on KEZ-FM and other Phoenix area radio stations
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.
- 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 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.