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Month: January 2017

The Origin of Musical Clefs

The Origin of Musical Clefs

Music is often called the universal language; it can be understood and enjoyed by anyone who cares to listen. In fact it is so much a part of the human experience that even without musical training most people can recognize one of Western music’s most prevalent symbols – the treble clef. Aside from being on nearly every piece of sheet music, the treble clef can be found on tote bags, baseball hats, t-shirts, and even on the bodies of music-lovers…

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Mozart: Requiem for a Prodigy

Mozart: Requiem for a Prodigy

Few composers have had as lasting an impact on the world of classical music as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His talent for composition made him a celebrity in the courts and concert halls of late 18th-century Europe and gave his music a popular appeal that remains to this day. Despite this fact, Mozart’s life was marked by periods of financial instability and depression – factors which may have contributed to his untimely death at the young age of 35. Details of…

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How to Direct Children’s Choirs

How to Direct Children’s Choirs

There is no instrument as complex or peculiar as the human voice. Each person’s singing voice has a specific range and timbre that, like a fingerprint, is unique only to them. Not only do our voices differ from person to person, but also across time; as we grow out of our childhood, our voices change and settle into the register with which we will speak and sing for the rest of our lives.  Given that our voices are so distinctly…

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MidAm International Announces 2017 Season of Concerts in Florence, Vienna, and Syros, Greece

MidAm International Announces 2017 Season of Concerts in Florence, Vienna, and Syros, Greece

MidAm International’s 2017 season of concerts will take place between April 11 and July 31 in Florence, Italy; Vienna, Austria; and Syros, Greece; according to the General Director and Music Director, Peter Tiboris. Florence The opening concert, in Florence, Italy, on April 11 during Holy Week, will be led by Peter Tiboris who will conduct sacred music with the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina, soloists, and choruses from California and Florence, Italy, at the Great Basilica di Santa Croce. An additional…

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Peter Tiboris Announces 13th Annual International Festival of the Aegean, July 16 – 31, 2017, in Syros, Greece at the Historic Apollo Theater (1864)

Peter Tiboris Announces 13th Annual International Festival of the Aegean, July 16 – 31, 2017, in Syros, Greece at the Historic Apollo Theater (1864)

January 9, 2016 Peter Tiboris, the Founder and General Music Director of MidAm International in New York City and the International Festival of the Aegean in Syros, Greece, is pleased to announce that the 13th Annual Festival will begin on Sunday, July 16, and end on Sunday, July 31, 2017. For the fifth consecutive year, the Pan-European Philharmonia from Warsaw, Poland, will be the resident orchestra at the Festival. The Pan-European Philharmonia was founded by Peter Tiboris, who is its music…

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Ten Winter Events in NYC Perfect for Music-Lovers

Ten Winter Events in NYC Perfect for Music-Lovers

The ball has dropped, Handel’s Messiah has been sung, and the tree at Rockefeller center will soon come down, yet three months of winter still remain. Ice and snow may put a halt to outdoor activities, but New York still has plenty to offer the musically-minded among us. Whether you’re a born-and-bred New Yorker or just here to see the sights, there will be plenty of concerts and events to your liking. Read on for our list of ten music-themed…

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