Peter Tiboris Announces the Opera for the 14th Annual Festival of the Aegean

Peter Tiboris Announces the Opera for the 14th Annual Festival of the Aegean

For Immediate Worldwide Release From the Offices of MidAmerica Productions and MidAm International in New York General Music Director Peter Tiboris and Eilana Lappelainen, Artistic Director of Opera Productions, Announce the Opera for the 14th Annual International Festival of the Aegean: Rossini’s comedy “La Cenerentola” to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Rossini’s Death (1868); Performances in the Apollo Theater in Hermoupolis Syros July 16, 18, 20, 22, 2018 La Cenerentola, “ossia La Bonita in trionfo” (Cinderella, or Goodness Triumphant) is…

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Masterworks in Concert: Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings

Masterworks in Concert: Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings

Though separated by nearly a century, Tchaikovsky made no secret of his love for Mozart and his works. In fact, Tchaikovsky once claimed that “Mozart is the highest, the culminating point that beauty has attained in the sphere of music.” With his glowing admiration of the composer, it is no small wonder that Tchaikovsky’s music, despite its unique character, often follows in Mozart’s footsteps. One work that especially shows Tchaikovsky’s fascination with the classical composer is his Serenade for Strings…

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New International “Young Artist Opera and Oratorio Competition” to take place on July 29, 2018, in Hermoupolis, Syros, Greece: Grand/Gold Prize includes a concert in historic Carnegie Hall. Now accepting applications.

New International “Young Artist Opera and Oratorio Competition” to take place on July 29, 2018, in Hermoupolis, Syros, Greece: Grand/Gold Prize includes a concert in historic Carnegie Hall. Now accepting applications.

MidAmerica Productions and MidAm International of New York, and The Festival of the Aegean of Hermoupolis, Syros, Greece, announce the first-ever annual worldwide International Festival of the Aegean “Young Artist Opera and Oratorio Competition,” which will be held on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at the Apollo Theater on the Island of Syros, Greece. The Festival of the Aegean is in cooperation with the Municipality of Syros, Mayor George Marangos, and Vice-Mayor Thomai Mendrinou. The competition is open to singers of…

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10 Incredible Concert Halls in which MidAmerica’s Music Director Peter Tiboris Has Conducted

10 Incredible Concert Halls in which MidAmerica’s Music Director Peter Tiboris Has Conducted

This year marks the 35th year since the founding of MidAmerica Productions by Peter Tiboris. As General Music Director, Mr. Tiboris has had the opportunity to perform at fantastic concert halls all over the world. Here are ten of the most incredible: 1. Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria Since its opening in 1913, Vienna’s Konzerthaus has attempted to strike a balance between the preservation of musical traditions and fostering innovative ideas. Its architecture and acoustics make it a must-see for the music-loving…

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Masterworks in Concert: Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Masterworks in Concert: Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

For much of the 19th century, English classical music did not have its own distinct sound. Instead, English musicians wrote music that followed the Germanic tradition of composers like Beethoven and Wagner. Ralph Vaughan Williams set out to change that. Drawing on the cultural history of Tudor England, he helped create a uniquely English style that continues to inform English music to this day. Nowhere is this style more evident than in his well-known work, Fantasia on a Theme by…

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Masterworks In Concert: Mozart’s Solemn Vespers

Masterworks In Concert: Mozart’s Solemn Vespers

It is almost impossible to overstate the impact Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has had on the world. For musicians and non-musicians alike, hearing his name conjures up images of genius, fame, and artistic accomplishment. However, despite his current renown, Mozart was still a product of his time, and as a composer in the 1700s that meant creating works to suit the demands of his patron. Mozart’s Liturgical Masterpiece Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore, commonly known as Mozart’s Solemn Vespers, is one…

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Travel book by Amanda Summer designates International Festival of the Aegean on Syros Island as one of the top six Arts and Cultural Destinations in all of Greece!

Travel book by Amanda Summer designates International Festival of the Aegean on Syros Island as one of the top six Arts and Cultural Destinations in all of Greece!

For Immediate Release Press Contact: Dale Zeidman, dzeidman@midamerica-music.com Tourists and locals looking to experience the performing arts on one of Greece’s most iconic islands, should visit the Island of Syros for the International Festival of the Aegean, according to the travel writer and archeologist Amanda Summer in her new book, 100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go. Peter Tiboris, founder and general director of the International Festival of the Aegean, said “Ms. Summer has discovered what we already know –…

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MidAmerica Productions & MidAm International Celebrate 35 years of Global music-making in New York City’s Carnegie Hall, European Music Capitals and Asia…. announces General Music Director Peter Tiboris 

MidAmerica Productions & MidAm International Celebrate 35 years of Global music-making in New York City’s Carnegie Hall, European Music Capitals and Asia…. announces General Music Director Peter Tiboris 

From the main stage of historic Carnegie Hall, to prestigious international concert halls in Macao, Beijing, and Hong Kong, China, Paris, Vienna, Lisbon, Florence and Hermoupolis, Syros, Greece, MidAmerica Productions has presented more than 1350 concerts in 35 years. In Carnegie Hall alone, MidAmerica Productions has produced 576 concerts, making it the most prolific independent presenter of choral concerts in the history of the iconic concert hall since the opening of the hall on May 5, 1891 when Tchaikovsky conducted….

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“From Carnegie Hall to Syros” – Article on the Festival of the Aegan by Athenian Newspaper, Kathimerini

“From Carnegie Hall to Syros” – Article on the Festival of the Aegan by Athenian Newspaper, Kathimerini

Athough this year’s Festival of the Aegean is now over, the impression left on those who attended the performances will last a lifetime. We at MidAmerica Productions and MidAm International would like to thank the Kathimerini newspaper of Athens, Greece for sharing this lovely article on the 2017 Festival of the Aegean, and Christian Sanoudou for writing it. Read the article, translated by MidAm International conductor and collaborator Zoe Zeniodi, below: Every summer for the past 13 years, the International Festival of…

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Marlynn Rey on the Festival of the Aegean: “It was Excellent in Every Sense”

Marlynn Rey on the Festival of the Aegean: “It was Excellent in Every Sense”

Marlynn Rey is a choral director and composer who recently took part in MidAm International’s 13th Annual Festival of the Aegean. She received a Bachelor of Music from Canadian Bible College with a piano major and voice minor. Rey has directed several choirs in her career, both in the US and Canada. She has been an accompanist for Mesa Community College, AZ, and a private piano instructor for 36 years. Her compositions have been performed at Mesa Community College and…

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