MusicaNova Orchestra | Music with a Voice: Heroic Figures and Everyday People
about this event
MusicaNova Orchestra returns to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts for a bold concert featuring new, neglected, and traditional works that portray the struggles of heroic figures and everyday people.
MusicaNova’s Composition Fellow Maumi Kimura Meguro’s haunting Hana o Tobashite, premiered by the orchestra in March 2019, was inspired by her grandmother’s experience as survivor of a firebombing in Japan during World War II, and Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture tells of a violent revenge quelled by a mother’s plea for mercy. Arizona Piano Institute Concerto Competition winner Sharon Hui makes her debut with the orchestra in Mendelssohn’s beautiful Piano Concerto No. 1. Glorious works by Paul Hindemith and Franz Schreker celebrate and assert the artist’s independent spirit in the face of oppression—and were suppressed as degenerate under a brutal fascist regime’s ideology.