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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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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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Choral Directors Experience the Magic of Italy and Greece, and Love It!

Choral Directors Experience the Magic of Italy and Greece, and Love It!

MidAmerica Productions pays close attention to comments from our participants. Their feedback has helped us improve our offerings and maintain our position as the foremost independent producer of classical concerts in New York. We are particularly pleased that participants in our first concerts in Florence, Italy, in June 2015, and in the 11th Festival of the Aegean, in Syros, Greece, in July 2015, have had such positive things to say about their experiences with us. Reviews from Florence: After participating…

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Eleventh Annual International Festival of the Aegean Ends on a High Note

Eleventh Annual International Festival of the Aegean Ends on a High Note

Despite a time of economic uncertainty in Greece, lovers of classical music flocked to the beautiful Aegean Island of Syros for the Eleventh Annual International Festival of the Aegean. As in past years, the Festival, which ran from July 12 through July 24, was an unqualified success. This year’s Festival of the Aegean showcased operas, oratorios, and symphonies, as well as contemporary and traditional music, and featured performers from Europe, the U.S. and Greece. A number of the performances were…

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A Cappella at Festival of the Aegean

A Cappella at Festival of the Aegean

The Unaccompanied Performances have become a Tradition at the Festival of the Aegean A cappella, which means in Italian “in the manner of the chapel,” is a musical form originally associated with religious polyphony. Early composers such as Palestrina and Monteverdi embraced a cappella music before instrumental accompaniment to sacred works became widespread. The phrase itself – a cappella – has come to mean vocal singing without instrumental accompaniment. Its original reference to sacred music has broadened over the years…

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Cherubini’s Medea Opens 11th Annual Festival of the Aegean on Sunday, July 12

Cherubini’s Medea Opens 11th Annual Festival of the Aegean on Sunday, July 12

In 431 B.C. the classic Greek tragedy Medea by Euripides premiered at the City Dionysia festival in Athens. It was based on the myth of Jason, the leader of the Argonauts who had rescued the Golden Fleece and had married Medea. In the opening scene of the play, Jason tells his wife that he is going to marry Glauce, the daughter of Creon, the King of Corinth. An enraged Medea begins to plot her revenge against her husband, first poisoning…

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Nebraska, New Jersey, and Greek Choruses to Perform at Festival of the Aegean

Nebraska, New Jersey, and Greek Choruses to Perform at Festival of the Aegean

Excitement is growing as performers and technical staff arrive on the Greek island of Syros to prepare for the 11th annual Festival of the Aegean, which begins on Sunday, July 12, 2015, with Cherubini’s Medea. As in years past, American and Greek choruses will play an integral part in the programming, contributing to opera, oratorio, and a cappella performances. Choir members from the U.S. and Greece will perform in the opening production of Cherubini’s Medea, on July 12 and continuing…

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