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Experience music inspired by dance from around the world—from Europe to the U.S. and Australia—in this performance from Phoenix’s MusicaNova Orchestra.
Composer Richard Wagner called Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 “the apotheosis of the dance” for its energetic and engaging rhythms (though conductor Sir Thomas Beecham said “it’s like a lot of yaks jumping about”). American composer Morton Gould’s Tap Dance Concerto features master tapper Jenefer Miller as soloist with a symphony orchestra. The extraordinary Sinfonia da Pacifica of Australia’s Peggy Glanville-Hicks melds dances from Pacific Rim countries into an exotic mix of rhythms and sounds.
MusicaNova Orchestra concerts feature a premiere from a MusicaNova Composition Fellow. Programs are subject to update and change without notice.