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MusicaNova Orchestra: Beethoven to Tap Shoes Inspired by Dance around the World


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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.

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, op. 92, “The Apotheosis of the Dance” (1813)
  • Morton Gould: Tap Dance Concerto; Jenefer Miller, soloist (1952)
  • Peggy Glanville-Hicks: Sinfonia da Pacifica (1952)
  • Aiyana Braun, MusicaNova Composition Fellow: Practical Water (2019) Arizona Premiere

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