Orchestra Nova announces 2012-2013 line-up


Orchestra Nova, whose performances fuse beautiful music with engaging entertainment, recently announced its new 2012-2013 season. They also announced that they have added a third venue for the Nova Classics, the California Center for Performing Arts Escondido, after selling out each of the five-concert Nova Classics performances in its two primary venues last season.

The 2012-2013 Nova Classics will feature five performance weekends that present a wide range of musical experiences — from an in-depth focus on Mozart through a study of the movie Amadeus; to the world premiere of Flight, a commissioned piece by Lorin Alexander that engages the musicians as actors; to an exploration of innovation and technology in music over time. This series is being sponsored by Jean Will, a longstanding arts supporter.

This new season builds on Orchestra Nova’s successful 2011-2012 season, which saw the launch of the Nova Experience, its signature approach to presenting and celebrating classical music in innovative ways through a holistic, interactive and participatory approach, with activities, dialogue, art, food and drink wrapped around the musical performance itself, enabling concert-goers to have a complete sensory experience. Audiences of all ages are surprised and delighted by the unexpected mix of live performance, art, education and multimedia. With the sold-out performances of its 2011-2012 Nova Classics at both Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall and Sherwood Auditorium, the Nova Experience is attracting new audiences throughout San Diego.

“Our single purpose is to connect people with great art in an entertaining and surprising way,” said Jung-Ho Pak, artistic director and conductor of Orchestra Nova. “By bringing to life the relationship between beautiful classical music and things they enjoy in their everyday lives — like movies, technology, and food — we are giving people a new way to excite their senses.”

Each of the themed performances will be presented at Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall in Sorrento Valley, California Center for the Performing Arts Escondido and Sherwood Auditorium in La Jolla.

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