Orchestra Northern Arizona

   ~ Flagstaff's community orchestra    


Great Symphonic Dances, May 17, 7 p.m.

Join us for evening of great fun and great music when we play a full program of some of the best-loved symphonic dances, May 17, 7 p.m., at the Coconino Center for the Arts. Bring the whole family! No charge for admission.

Offenbach: Overture Orpheus in the Underworld

Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 4, 5

Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Nos. 2,3, 8

Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin and Sleeping Beauty Waltz 

Johann Strauss, Jr: Pizzicato Polka and the Blue Danube Waltz





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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.


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 the second half of our 2013-14 season begin on January 13, 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

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Ever wonder how non-profit arts organizations in our community impact the economy? Check out the results of Arts & Economic Prosperity IV, an economic impact study of the non-profit arts and sciences in Flagstaff: http://culturalpartners.org/EconomicImpact.htm


ADA Accessibility

ONA rehearsals and performances are accessible to those with physical disabilities. Special reserved seating for hearing impaired patrons is also available at our performances. If you have questions or require additional assistance to attend ONA rehearsals or concerts, or if you wish to take advantage of our reserved seating, please contact us at admin@orchestrana.org.