Call for Musicians
Calling all musicians! Orchestra Northern Arizona is pleased to welcome new members from Flagstaff and the surrounding communities any time during its season. Rehearsals for our 2014-15 season begin in August, 2014.
If you play an instrument or have played in the past, come join us. The orchestra meets on Monday nights from 7 - 9 p.m., at the Sinagua Middle School band room, 3950 E. Butler Avenue. For more information, see How to Join
Orbit, A Symphonic Fantasy
Every two years, the Flagstaff Dark Skies Coalition treats Flagstaff to a month-long series of mostly free events that celebrate the night sky and the impact it has on us. The Celebration of the Night, which runs this year from September 20 to October 29, "is anchored by the NightVisions exhibition at the Coconino Center for the Arts, an exhibition which explores and celebrates the beauty, mystery, and inspiration of the night and star-filled skies as illuminated through art, literature, and scientific endeavor."
Musicians and composers, too, have long been inspired by the night sky, and Orchestra Northern Arizona is pleased
to offer a musical tribute to them, Music
of the Night, on October 18, as part of the Dark Skies event.
In what is a unique opportunity, ONA has invited noted composer Karim
Elmahmoudi to Flagstaff for a special performance of his original composition, Orbit, A Symphonic Fantasy. The piece,
which premiered in Los Angeles in 2012, now plays hourly at the California
Science Center, which houses the Space Shuttle Endeavour.
In addition to his presence at the ONA concert, Mr. Elmahmoudi will visit local schools to talk about how the night sky impacts his work, and he will participate in a reception at Lowell Observatory on Sunday, October 19.
Mark your calendars now for this very special ONA presentation.
Season Premier, October 18!
Don't miss our season premier, October 18, 7 p.m., at the Coconino Center for the Arts.
Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra (opening bars only)
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Holst: “Mars” and “Jupiter” from the Planets Suite
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No 1
Karim Elmahmoudi: Orbit, A Symphonic Fantasy
Orchestra by the People
In case you missed the original news cast on NAZ Today broadcast on April 24, you can view Sierra Ferguson's story on Orchestra Northern Arizona and David Cripps here. Enjoy!
Don't miss a minute of our 2014-15 season! Check back soon for our complete program listing!
Orchestra Northern Arizona is proud to be part of Flagstaff's vibrant and diverse arts community. All of our concert listings, and listings for an array of other Flagstaff events, can now be found on Flagstaff365.com.