The MusicaNova Orchestra opens its 2016-17 concert season with Anton Bruckner’s great Symphony No. 5, whose main theme was the inspiration for the iconic guitar riff in the White Stripes mega-hit “Seven Nation Army. Listen to them together here.
- Anton Bruckner, Symphony No. 5 (Inspiration for the White Stripes hit Seven Nation Army)
- Charles Gounod, Funeral March for a Marionette (theme of Alfred Hitchcock Presents)
- Fiona Ryan, Re:Play (American Premiere) MusicaNova Composition Fellow, Dalhousie University
- Featuring student musicians from Tempe high schools and the Arizona School for the Arts
|MusicaNova Composition Fellow Fiona Ryan was a founder of the Toy Piano Composers while obtaining her DMA from the University of Toronto. She’s now on the faculty of the Fountain School of Performing Arts at Dalhousie University in her native Halifax, Nova Scotia. MusicaNova’s Warren Cohen called her music “extremely skillful but it doesn’t take itself too seriously.” Her piece Re:Play features a 37-key Schoenhut Traditional Deluxe Spinet Piano.
Click here to learn more about Fiona, including an interview where she talks about her background, interests, and future plans.