Native American Flautist
R. Carlos Nakai
Spirit Horses, 2016 Version
|Saturday, January 28 at 3 PM
Scottsdale Presbyterian Church
Hayden and Osborn Roads
Sunday, January 29 at 4 PM
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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.
|MusicaNova Composition Fellow Dale Sakamoto is a graduate student in composition in the Herberger Institute School of Music at Arizona State University. His music has been performed in venues across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Meandering between the lines of tonality and atonality, it is an eclectic blend of textural and motivic ideas.|
|The Rogue Trio is an “unusual and dynamic combination of instruments” mixing high quality musicianship with ground-breaking compositions. Challenging the standard small ensemble, this violin (Kathleen Strahm), saxophone (Justin Rollefson), and piano (Mary Cota) formation explores luscious timbres, uncommon repertoire, and brilliant tones.|
Programs are subject to change without notice.