Arizona Pro Arte (APA) is a flexible ensemble model for innovation in the performance of classical music in Arizona through the presentation of expert-level collaborative performances.
Arizona Pro Arte offers audiences an opportunity to explore music through an unusual mix of the arts. By creating collaborations between performing arts and visual arts, the APA shatters common expectations. It leads audiences through explorations of synergies between music, dance, theater, film and visual arts that kindle the kind of meaningful experiences that only the arts can inspire. By combining the arts in less traditional performances, we aim to provide new resources in Arizona to expand its cultural richness. Our repertoire consists of music from Haydn and Handel through world premieres.
Arizona Pro Arte is the evolution of a performing arts organization. Originally founded in 2004 as the Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra, it was an affiliate ensemble of Musica Nova. In 2010 the Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra became an ensemble partnered with Scottsdale Musical Arts, where beginning in 2012, it continues under its new name and mission as Arizona Pro Arte.