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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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Modern Classics: John Rutter’s Mass of the Children

Modern Classics: John Rutter’s Mass of the Children

English composer John Rutter has been a mainstay of the choral music world for nearly four decades, and in that time he has explored the genre thoroughly. Rutter’s work continually challenges choral conventions while remaining joyous and accessible, and his Mass of the Children is no exception. Like many of his compositions, it evokes traditional forms and modern harmonies at once, creating a piece that is rich and compelling. A Choral Work for All Ages As a young boy, Rutter…

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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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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 —

Modern Classics: John Rutter’s Requiem

Modern Classics: John Rutter’s Requiem

John Rutter’s Requiem will be performed this Sunday at 8pm in Carnegie Hall Purchase tickets here or visit our Facebook event page for more info John Rutter’s Requiem, composed in 1985, has become a fixture of choral repertoire all over the world. Often compared to Fauré’s Requiem, it subtly walks the line between modern style and a romantic affinity for melody that is characteristic of Rutter’s music. Like Faure’s, Rutter’s Requiem is more poignant than morose, yet still profoundly moving….

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Zoe Zeniodi to Conduct Beethoven in Carnegie Hall this April

Zoe Zeniodi to Conduct Beethoven in Carnegie Hall this April

Rising star Zoe Zeniodi is due to appear this April in Carnegie Hall where she will be conducting the overture to Beethoven’s Fidelio as well as his Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93. Despite her young age, she has already proven herself a talent-to-watch and made a name for herself as a skilled leader and artistic director. Zoe Zeniodi, Award-winning Pianist and Conductor Zeniodi earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance and Accompaniment from the Royal College of…

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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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John Rutter to Conduct his Requiem in Florence Debut

John Rutter to Conduct his Requiem in Florence Debut

MidAmerica Productions is pleased to announce that Conductor Laureate John Rutter will be conducting his Requiem in Florence, Italy, at the Basilica di Santo Spirito in June, 2018. This will be the celebrated choral composer’s first time conducting in Florence, a rare treat for performers and audience alike. John Rutter: Preaching to the Choir As a young man, Rutter was intimately involved in choral music, both as a chorister and as a conductor. In 1975 he became the director of…

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MidAmerica Productions Opens Historic 33rd season of Concerts with two performances in Carnegie Hall on February 13, 2016

MidAmerica Productions Opens Historic 33rd season of Concerts with two performances in Carnegie Hall on February 13, 2016

Beginning its 33rd season of concerts since its founding by Peter Tiboris in 1983, MidAmerica Productions presents two performances at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, February 13, at 1 p.m. and at 8 pm. The concerts will showcase the talent and creative programming for which MidAmerica Productions is known. The first performance features three distinct sections, all performed with the New England Symphonic Ensemble. Opening the 33rd Season The concert season will commence with Maestro Giuseppe Lanzetta conducting Beethoven’s Fidelio Overture, Op. 72, and Mendelssohn’s…

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John Rutter, CBE, Named Conductor Laureate

John Rutter, CBE, Named Conductor Laureate

The British composer and conductor John Rutter, CBE, was named Conductor Laureate by MidAmerica Productions at his most recent performance in Carnegie Hall on May 25, 2015. On that date, Rutter, who has conducted more than 125 performances in Carnegie Hall for MidAmerica Productions since 1988, led choruses and the New England Symphonic Ensemble in his Requiem with soprano Sherri Seiden, Gloria and Te Deum, and the New York Premiere of his newest large-scale work, Canticles of Creation. Choruses performing…

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