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 traveler.
2. Church of St. Eustache, Paris, France
Built in the late 16th century, this historic church is known for its renaissance paintings, stained glass, and of course, the phenomenal organ pictured above.
3. St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church, Macao, China
This old-world style concert hall may look European, but it is actually located in the heart of beautiful Macao in China. In the above photo, Peter Tiboris is pictured with the Director and Executive Director of the Taiwan Chorus. (Click to see more)
4. Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal
With its opening in 2005, the modern architecture of the Casa da Música (literally “The House of Music”) makes a definitive statement about the living role music has in the culture of the world.
5. Votivkirche, Vienna, Austria
Austria is unparalleled in its contribution to the history of the Western music tradition, so it is no surprise that many of the most spectacular venues in the world are located in Vienna. (Click photo for more pictures of this concert)
6. National Opera House, Cairo, Egypt
Although this opera house is fairly new (inaugurated in 1988), it has a long history. The current building was constructed to replace a previous opera house, the Khedivial Opera House, which burned down in a fire in the 1970s. In the late 1800s the owners commissioned Giuseppe Verdi to compose a new work for the opening of the opera house. In 1871, Verdi premiered his now famous Aida in Cairo to inaugurate the building.
7. Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Moscow, Russia
This beautiful concert hall, named after Russia’s most famous composer, is located in the heart of Moscow, and boasts Russia’s second-largest pipe organ.
8. The Apollo Theater, Syros, Greece
Commonly known as “La Piccola Scala” after the La Scala Opera House in Milan, this miniature version of the famous hall is home to the Annual Festival of the Aegean, held on the island of Syros each year in July. (Click for photos of this year’s Festival of the Aegean)
The Basilica di Santa Croce, completed in 1385, is the largest Franciscan church in the world. Many notable figures are buried within its walls, including Michaelangelo, Gallileo, Machiavelli, and the great Italian composer Rossini. (Click for photos of MidAm International’s recent Holy Week concert in the church)
10. Carnegie Hall, New York, USA
Last but not least, Carnegie Hall. Tucked away in the busy streets of Manhattan, Carnegie Hall is the most renowned concert hall in the world. Each year, performers and audiences alike flock to the hallowed hall for the privilege of seeing the stage where music legends such as Tchaikovsky, Toscanini, Duke Ellington, Leonard Bernstein, Nina Simone, and many more have stood. Embracing the new while cherishing the old, Carnegie Hall continues to be the pivotal center of the Classical Music world. (Click to see photos from MidAmerica’s 34th Season in Carnegie Hall)
Over the past 35 years, MidAmerica Productions has produced over 1300 concerts in Carnegie Hall and in historic concert halls all over the world. To have your ensemble perform in Carnegie Hall or internationally, give us a call at 212-239-0205 or visit us at www.midamerica-music.com.