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Conductor Scott Youngs Shares Thoughts on the “Fantastic Challenge” of Bringing Musicians Together in Carnegie Hall

Conductor Scott Youngs Shares Thoughts on the “Fantastic Challenge” of Bringing Musicians Together in Carnegie Hall

Scott Alan Youngs is the Artistic Director of the Arizona Bach Festival, the Director of Music for All Saints’ Episcopal Church and Day School, and adjunct faculty at Arizona State University. As Director of Music for All Saints’ Episcopal Church, he conducts the Chamber Choir, the Senior Choir, the Women’s Chant Choir, and the Boy and Girl Choristers of the Day School. He is also  the principal organist. As a pianist and organist, he has appeared in recital throughout Western…

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MidAmerica Productions to partner with the Continuo Arts Foundation to present Stephen James Edwards’ Requiem for My Mother in Carnegie Hall, May 19, 2018

MidAmerica Productions to partner with the Continuo Arts Foundation to present Stephen James Edwards’ Requiem for My Mother in Carnegie Hall, May 19, 2018

Stephen James Edwards’ iconic musical tribute to his mother, Requiem for My Mother, will be performed at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, May 19, 2018, as the result of a collaboration between MidAmerica Productions and The Continuo Arts Foundation. Requiem for My Mother is an 11-movement choral and orchestral work composed by Mr. Edwards to commemorate his mother’s influence on him, from his first music lessons as a child to his career as a professional film score…

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Peter Tiboris Conducts Mozart’s Requiem and Symphony No. 40 Tonight at Votivkirche in Vienna

Peter Tiboris Conducts Mozart’s Requiem and Symphony No. 40 Tonight at Votivkirche in Vienna

Tonight,  as part of MidAm International’s Great American Music Festival in Vienna and Salzburg, Austria, Peter Tiboris will conduct Mozart’s Requiem and Symphony No. 40 at the Votivkirche. Maestro Tiboris will lead the Symphonisches Orchestra Wien; choirs from Phoenix, AZ; Omaha, NE; Las Cruces, NM; and Westfield, NJ; as well as soloists Eilana Lappalainen, soprano; Melody Wilson, mezzo-soprano; Walker J. Jackson, tenor: and Faldo Hönisch, bass-baritone; in Mozart’s Requiem. Admission is free. To learn more about the creation of Mozart’s…

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Conductor Anne Klus on the “Once-in-a-lifetime” Opportunity of Performing in Carnegie Hall

Conductor Anne Klus on the “Once-in-a-lifetime” Opportunity of Performing in Carnegie Hall

Anne Klus, Director of St. Paul Academy and Summit School (SPA) Choral Activities has performed with MidAmerica in Carnegie Hall four times since the company’s founding. This reflects not only the excellence of the choirs but also Ms. Klus’ success as a teacher who loves nothing more than “to see students connect with the spirit and intricate discipline of the musical arts.” Ms. Klus has brought both passion and talent to her leadership of the SPA Middle and Upper School…

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MidAmerica Productions Presents its First American Choral Competition in Carnegie Hall

MidAmerica Productions Presents its First American Choral Competition in Carnegie Hall

MidAmerica Productions, Inc. The Most Prolific Independent Producer & Presenter of Choral Concerts in the History of Carnegie Hall since May 5, 1891 Presents The Debut of MidAmerica’s  First American Choral Adjudication & Competition  in Historic CARNEGIE HALL   Two Divisions: High School & Adult/University Announcing GRAND PRIZES OF $10,000  Second Prizes: $5,000 — Third Prizes: $3,000 June 2, 2017 Dear Music Colleagues: For the first time in our 35-year history MidAmerica Productions is announcing an adjudicated choral competition which will take place in…

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5 Fundraising Ideas to Travel with your Choir, Orchestra, or Band

5 Fundraising Ideas to Travel with your Choir, Orchestra, or Band

Traveling with your choir, orchestra, or band can be incredibly rewarding. Visiting new places is both exciting and educational, and when you get to perform in one of the world’s famous concert halls, you end up with experiences that can inspire young musicians, and memories that last a lifetime. Although traveling with a group can be expensive, the cost of the trip shouldn’t be what stands in the way of giving your students or ensemble the opportunity to perform in…

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Quiz: Which Famous Requiem is Your Favorite?

Quiz: Which Famous Requiem is Your Favorite?

Text Reads: The requiem mass has been a time-honored form for centuries. Many of the most celebrated composers have chosen to write a requiem that suits them stylistically. The question is… which one is your favorite? — Related: Celebrating Fauré’s Requiem on its 130th Anniversary — — Related: Modern Classics: John Rutter’s Requiem — — Related: Mozart: Requiem for a Prodigy —

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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Giuseppe Lanzetta to Conduct Mozart and Beethoven in Carnegie Hall

Giuseppe Lanzetta to Conduct Mozart and Beethoven in Carnegie Hall

February 18, 2017 will mark the first Carnegie Hall concert of MidAmerica Productions 34th season. The program features a number of talented conductors and performers from the United States and abroad. One of the conductors joining us for this performance is Giuseppe Lanzetta, a native of Florence, Italy and Principal Guest Conductor of MidAmerica Productions. Lanzetta’s career has taken him all over the world, giving him opportunities to work with a wide variety of performance groups and musicians. His background…

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The Return of John Rutter to Carnegie Hall: The Ultimate Rutter Retrospective

The Return of John Rutter to Carnegie Hall: The Ultimate Rutter Retrospective

Peter Tiboris General Music Director of MidAmerica Productions is pleased to announce the return of John Rutter on MidAmerica Production’s 35th Season Carnegie Hall concert on Monday Memorial Day May 28, 2018. He will conduct several talented choirs in performances of his Requiem, his Magnificat, and his Mass of the Children. His Magnificat and his Mass of the Children had their world premieres on previous MidAmerica series. The residency dates for this concert on May 28 are May 25 through…

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