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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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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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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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Conductors Matthew Harden and John Flanery Share their “Fabulous Experience” Performing in Vienna

Conductors Matthew Harden and John Flanery Share their “Fabulous Experience” Performing in Vienna

On June 20, 2017, Matthew Harden and John Flanery conducted works by Haydn and James Mulholland respectively in the Minoritenkirche in Vienna, Austria as part of MidAm International’s Gala Concert featuring American Choirs. We asked both Harden and Flanery to share their experience conducting with MidAmerica Productions in Vienna: Matthew Harden: “My Singers… Rose to the Occasion” Matthew Harden is founder and artistic director of the adult chamber ensemble Madrigali et al., which is the fourth choral ensemble he has built over…

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Dr. Karl Chang on Performing in Carnegie Hall: “Absolutely Unforgettable”

Dr. Karl Chang on Performing in Carnegie Hall: “Absolutely Unforgettable”

On April 16, 2017, Dr. Karl Chang of the Crystal Children’s Choir in San Francisco, California led the Crystal Children’s Choir in a performance of choral works by John Rutter, Mozart, Rollo Dilworth, Bob Chilcott, Zhang Yida, Giancarlo Aquilanti, and Donald Moore in the Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall in New York City. We asked Dr. Chang to share a little about his experience with MidAmerica Productions in Carnegie Hall: I enjoyed greatly the amazing, collaborative experience at Carnegie Hall with our 200…

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