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MusicaNova Orchestra: The Mystical Muse—Cycles of Inspiration and Hope


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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Rondo no. 1 in D Major, K. 485; Angelina Zhang, piano soloist
Edmund Rubbra, Viola Concerto in A Major, op. 75; Graham Cohen, viola soloist
César Franck, Symphony in D Minor
Akshaya Avril Tucker, MusicaNova Composition Fellow, Songs for Soprano, Hindustani Singer, and Small Orchestra (Arizona Premiere)

Devotion and faith, no matter the source, compel artists to create. MusicaNova presents four works that beautifully reflect the fusion of spiritual and secular inspiration.

Edmund Rubbra was a devout Catholic and devotee of the mystic priest and scientist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. César Franck was just as devout but was inspired to secular music by Eros. Akshaya Avril Tucker brilliantly blends Western and South Indian music. Even Mozart plays along, with a work that is inspired by one of his own pieces and dedicated to a mysterious lady.

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