Musica Nova

Musica Nova

Musica Nova Reception
The Anchorage Symphony is proud to be  North of Ordinary… a bit different from orchestras in other parts of the country.
In recent years Symphony Magazine decided to do feature stories on orchestras who were introducing indigenous music to their audiences or adding multi-media to their programs. They contacted us and learned that the Anchorage Symphony introduced cultural performers to our programming some 10 years earlier and showcased multi-media at our first concert in the Atwood Concert Hall over 30 years ago!

Musica Nova It is unusual for orchestras of our size to commission new work; the Anchorage Symphony has commissioned new work every year for the last 17 seasons through a group of donors who make up our commissioning club called Musica Nova, committed to adding the voice of our time to the orchestral repertoire. Musica Nova members have  helped your Anchorage Symphony  commission new works from astounding composers across the globe - and in so doing have the opportunity to hear directly from composers what influenced the creation of the new works.   For the 2019-2020 season we have the privilege of joining a country-wide consortium to bring a new trumpet concerto by Vivian Fung to the Atwood stage with trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden.
Along with the Anchorage Symphony, seven other Orchestras and Universities have joined together to bring two female powerhouses together. 2013 Juno Award winner Vivian Fung has been working very closely with soloist Mary Elizabeth Bowden, saying “It’s a back and forth process, and we will have her feedback…I really want to be able to display her talent. It’s difficult to be a soloist in a field dominated by men.” Your Anchorage Symphony will present this new trumpet concerto on April 4th during our Season Finale concert, along with the massive Vivaldi Gloria, featuring four local high school choirs.

You can still sign up for 2019/20 Musica Nova.

Member Benefits include:Mary Elizabeth Bowden

- Private dinner with composer Vivian Fung, Maestro
     Randy Fleischer and other Musica Nova members
     (date and location TBA)
- Invitation to a rehearsal
- Premiere reception attended by Vivian Fung and Mary
  Elizabeth Bowden on April 4
- Plaque and signed copy of a page from the score
- Recording of the Premiere Performance of Fung's piece

Cost is $500 per person. Payment plans are welcome.

Click here to join Musica Nova or call 274-8668.

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Thank You

The Anchorage Symphony Orchestra is funded, in part, by the Atwood Foundation, Richard L and Diane M Block Foundation , Municipality of Anchorage, Anchorage Assembly, Alaska State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts and through the generosity of many individuals and corporate community leaders.
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