Community Concerts

MusicaNova Community Concerts are free, family-friendly events presenting a wide variety of musical styles performed in an informal setting, often with audience participation.  You’ll hear everything from classical and chamber music, to pops, jazz and Broadway, to African talking drums, to experimental and interactive.

MusicaNova Community Concerts are always free admission, donations accepted

2017-18 Season Community Concerts

Sundays at 3 PM, Scottsdale Presbyterian Church
3421 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale – Corner of Hayden and Osborn Roads

(Click on the concert date below for more information)

 August 20, 2017 Alex Dergal 300Gail NovakBack by popular demand!
Former MusicaNova Young Artist Alex Dergal, clarinet, with collaborative pianist Gail Novak and  music from Poulenc, Stravinsky, and Brahms

  2016-17 Community Concerts

August 21, 2016

Alex Dergal 300Jeremy Peterman 300Former MusicaNova Young Artist Alex Dergal, clarinet, with collaborative pianist Jeremy Peterman,  performing sonatas by Bernstein, Messiaen, and Brahms

October 9, 2016

Marimba CropThe Sonoran Marimba Band plays music with Latin American and African roots, Dr. Doug Nottingham, director

November 20, 2016 Dry RIver Yacht ClubThe Dry River Yacht Club plays their unique style of contemporary music played on classical instruments
February 19, 2017

The MusicaNova Chamber Orchestra, with Joy Pan and Lan Qiu, violins and Jessica Zhang, piano
Special guests, the Harmony Project-Phoenix Ensemble

March 5, 2017 The MusicaNova Flute Ensemble in a concert featuring all the voices of the flute family, from highest to lowest.
April 2, 2017

chinese-instrument“Traditional China” a concert and cultural event featuring music performed on ancient Chinese instruments dating back 8,000 years

Past Community Concerts

Prior to the 2017-18 season we called these “Collaborative Concerts”
Click on the concert title to learn more about the musicians and programs

2015-16 Community Concerts

SCC-Logo-300The 2015-16 Collaborative Concert Series was supported by a grant from the Scottsdale Cultural Council

 S&S Square New 300  April 10, 2016 at Scottsdale Presbyterian
The Sacred and The Sardonic, world premieres of Five Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Evan C. Paul and No Exit, A Comic Opera by Warren Cohen
 Island Steel Players  March 20, 2016 at Scottsdale Presbyterian
J. T. Taylor’s Island Steel Band plays the exciting rhythms of the Caribbean, Brazil, and World Beats
 Melanie and Rubia 300  March 6, 2016 at Scottsdale Presbyterian
Singer Melanie Ohm and Brazilian pianist Rúbia Santos are Duo Braziliana performing Brazilian and Latin American art songs
 CC1504 Square Badge  February 21, 2016 at Scottsdale Presbyterian
The MusicaNova Chamber Orchestra, with Fábio Bartoloni, guitar and Viveca Lawrie, trumpet play Handel and Boccherini
 PW_Web_Home  October 4, 2015 at Scottsdale Presbyterian
Paradise Winds play their unique blend of 21st Century music for woodwind duos, quintet, and quintet with piano
Kristin Fray Crop September 20, 2015 at Scottsdale Presbyterian
Certified Music Therapist Kristin Fray presents Step it Up! The Power of Music Therapy, a hands-on audience-interactive concert demonstrating the healing power of music

2014-15 Community Concerts

The Winds March 22, 2015 at Scottsdale Presbyterian
The MusicaNova Woodwind Quintet
MusicaNova Orchestra principal wind players in a program of works by Ferenc Farkas, Rossini, Beethoven, Scott Joplin, Paul Harvey, and Jacques Ibert
Lan-Qiu March 1, 2015 at Scottsdale Presbyterian
Duo Violinists – Joy Pan & Lan Qiu

MusicaNova Orchestra violinist Joy Pan is joined by her husband Lan Qiu in a program of solo and duo violin works, with collaborative pianist Marilyn Kredel
January 25, 2015 at Scottsdale Presbyterian
Guitars, Guitars, and More Guitars

The ASU Guitar Ensembles play works from several eras, featuring original works and arranged classics
November 30, 2014 at Scottsdale Presbyterian
Holiday Kickoff
The MusicaNova Brass play festive music for brass ensemble and music of the season
Sabar_Web_Home September 21, 2014 at Scottsdale Presbyterian
The Art of Senegalese Sabar Drumming
Featuring Sonja Branch and many friends in an audience interactive experience!
Flyer Chamber Music 2014-08-24 August 24, 2014 at Scottsdale Presbyterian
Smooth Sounds of Jazz
Featuring Keith B. Kelly, Ben Hedquist, and Alex Oliverio

2013-14 Community Concerts

Americana_Badge June 29, 2014 at Scottsdale Presbyterian
The MusicaNova Brass Play Americana!
The MusicaNova Brass play distinctly American music, including a medley of themes from movie Westerns
Pinnacle Processed May 31, 2014 at Scottsdale Presbyterian
The Pinnacle Bassoon Quartet
The unique sound of the bassoon with featured artists John Friedeman, Chip King, Peter Blandino, and John Briggs on the Contrabassoon
 Words&Music_banner02  October 4, 2013 at Playhouse on the Park
Words & Music: A collaboration of music and the spoken word
The Ad Hoc Shakespeare Company presents scenes from Cymbeline, King of Britain and the MusicaNova String Quartet plays selections from English composers


Upcoming Events
  1. Community Concert: Alex Dergal, Clarinet

    August 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm MST
  2. Mid-Century Masters: 20th Century English Composers

    October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm MST
  3. A Day With Papa Haydn: The Morning, Mid-Day, and Evening Symphonies (Saturday)

    January 27, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm MST
  4. A Day With Papa Haydn: The Morning, Mid-Day, and Evening Symphonies (Sunday)

    January 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm MST
  5. St. John Passion: An Easter Oratorio

    March 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm MST

Orchestra Concerts
Young Artists Series
Collaborative Concerts

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