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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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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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Conductor J. Edmund Hughes on the Confidence-Boosting Power of Performing in Carnegie Hall

Conductor J. Edmund Hughes on the Confidence-Boosting Power of Performing in Carnegie Hall

Edmund Hughes, Adjunct Professor at the University of Puget Sound, retired from the Chandler-Gilbert Community College Music Faculty in 2011 after a 40-year teaching career. He has been awarded the Arizona Outstanding Choral Educator Award (ACDA), Arizona Music Educator of the Year (AMEA), Lifetime Achievement Award (AMEA) and the first Lifetime Achievement Award granted by the University of Arizona’s Choral Music Department. A part-time composer, Ed has several choral compositions in print, published by Santa Barbara Music, Colla Voce Music,…

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What’s the Difference Between Singing Opera and Musical Theater?

What’s the Difference Between Singing Opera and Musical Theater?

It’s a known fact that Opera and Musical Theater are very different (think Wagner’s ring cycle on the one hand and Guys and Dolls on the other), but what are the differences in singing style between the two? We did a little research — here’s what we found: It Ain’t Over Until the Virtuosic Lady Sings The first thing that sets operatic singing apart from musical theater is the actual composition of the music itself. Typically, operas have longer phrases…

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