Our Mission

Orchestra Northern Arizona is a non-profit, intergenerational community orchestra that brings together players of diverse backgrounds and levels of experience to share the joy of playing and performing classical music. 

It is our mission  to entertain our community with free, informal concerts for the whole family, inspiring musicians and

 audiences alike via the classical music experience.


We believe that music is an invaluable part of community life and strives to make orchestral music available to everyone, regardless of age or income, through free concerts in a family-friendly, informal venue. 

Our unique, quality programming entertains, educates and involves our audiences, with a particular emphasis on young families with children. We believe children should have access to the arts and know firsthand that exposure to live symphonic music can be life changing.  


We are committed to educational partnerships that bring musicians and students together; to collaborative efforts that support other arts organizations within our community; and to giving all musicians, amateur and professional alike, the opportunity to learn and perform orchestral music.

 “I wish I could get up on the stage and thank each and every musician for this concert. . . I’m so happy I discovered you.”

ONA Audience Member

I learned more in the last year of being in ONA than I have in seven years of playing violin  . . . I never want to stop playing music. 

  Christina G., ONA and Youth Orchestra Member

It was absolutely wonderful having your quartet perform today. We loved how 

interactive the performance was!!

Mary Allison, Music Educator