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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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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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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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Announcing Dates for MidAmerica Productions’ 35th Concert Season in Carnegie Hall – Solo Opportunities for Orchestras, Wind Ensembles, and Bands

Announcing Dates for MidAmerica Productions’ 35th Concert Season in Carnegie Hall – Solo Opportunities for Orchestras, Wind Ensembles, and Bands

Dear Music Colleagues, After more than three decades, MidAmerica Productions is proud to announce our 35th season at Carnegie Hall including concerts from April to June 2018. We invite you and your youth symphonic orchestra, wind ensemble or band to join us for a solo appearance under your baton. Solo appearances are predicated on a minimum of 50 performers and are 40 minutes of stage time in length totaling 34 minutes of music. The available dates open to you and…

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Mike Allard on Conducting in Carnegie Hall: “There is No Higher Experience than Performing in the Grand Old Lady”

Mike Allard on Conducting in Carnegie Hall: “There is No Higher Experience than Performing in the Grand Old Lady”

Michael Allard is the Orchestra Director for the Harmony Magnet Academy in Strathmore, California. Allard holds a Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin (1991), an M.M.Ed. from Florida State University, (1978) and a B.A. from Colgate University (1976). Allard taught in Reno, Nevada from 1976-78 and is credited with founding the modern Las Vegas school system orchestra program (1979-87). He taught in the UT String Project from 1987-89 and at Punahou School in Hawaii (1989-91). Allard was tenured…

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Best of Carnegie Hall 2017 – Backstage Photos

Best of Carnegie Hall 2017 – Backstage Photos

What you see when you attend a classical music concert is a couple of hours of live music. What you don’t see is the hundreds of hours of rehearsals, separately and together, or the years of musical training that go into it. You don’t see the community that cherishes and supports these musicians, or the friendships within the ensemble that bring the final performance a greater sense of harmony. This year, we at MidAmerica Productions attempted to shed a little light on the…

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