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Nova Era Offers a Classic Experience at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Walking around Walt Disney World Resort property, you hear a wide variety of unforgettable sounds – from singing Tiki Birds to the whoosh of runaway trains. But did you know that you can hear the stirring sounds of classical music at Downtown Disney four nights each week?

Nova Era, a trio of classically trained musicians, perform Thursday through Sunday just outside Fulton’s Crab House (entertainment subject to change). Sometimes dressed in their 18th century costumes and powdered wigs (and sometimes in simple black) the trio updates Mozart, Vivaldi, Beethoven and Bach by adding drums, electric bass, and keyboards to traditional string instruments.

Here’s a taste of their performance:


  • They performed at the Italy showcase from 1999 to 2000. They had all six musicians on stage: oboe, cello, violin, electric bass, drums and keyboard. I wish Disney would bring them back to “Italy”!

  • They performed at Epcot’s Italy pavilion under a slightly different name and, I think, with more performers. I have their CD that was sold at Epcot at the time.

  • My family and I were walking through Downtown Disney one night and heard their beautiful music and had to stop and listen. They are a fabulous group of musicians and we love stopping by whenever we go to listen to at least two songs!
    What a treat to see on the website!

  • Didn’t this group also perform at Epcot at one point? I’ve seen them before. Love their music!

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