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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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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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Holy Week in Firenze

Holy Week in Firenze

Florence, Italy, boasts a number of beautiful churches and basilicas, but none more magnificent than the Great Basilica di Santa Croce. We have been fortunate enough to arrange a special sacred music program in this ancient church in the middle of Holy Week this April. Led by conductor Peter Tiboris, the Vintage High School Choir from Napa, California, and the Coro del Liceo will perform a selection of sacred music including Mozart’s Ergo Interest, K.143/73a and Fauré’s Requiem. The choirs…

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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 —

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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Mozart: Requiem for a Prodigy

Mozart: Requiem for a Prodigy

Few composers have had as lasting an impact on the world of classical music as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His talent for composition made him a celebrity in the courts and concert halls of late 18th-century Europe and gave his music a popular appeal that remains to this day. Despite this fact, Mozart’s life was marked by periods of financial instability and depression – factors which may have contributed to his untimely death at the young age of 35. Details of…

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Star Performers: Carthage College Choir and Eduardo García-Novelli

Star Performers: Carthage College Choir and Eduardo García-Novelli

Carthage College was founded in 1847 as a private liberal arts institution in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Located directly on the scenic shores of Lake Michigan, it provides an idyllic location for higher education yet remains accessible from two major urban centers, Milwaukee and Chicago. The Carthage College Choir, founded in 1927, began as a small a cappella group which exclusively performed sacred music. Now, nearly 90 years later, the choir is a celebrated component of Wisconsin’s cultural landscape and performs regularly…

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A History of Western Choral Music

A History of Western Choral Music

Before French horns, violins, pianos, and even drums there was the voice – a singular musical instrument common to the entire family of man, yet so versatile that no two cultures developed the same vocal traditions. If you are in a choir today, you’ve probably noticed that much of Western choral music is religious in nature, for example Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Fauré’s Requiem, and countless other works. This is no mere coincidence; today’s choral music owes a significant debt to…

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Peter Tiboris to conduct concerts in three European countries in November

Peter Tiboris to conduct concerts in three European countries in November

MidAmerica Productions is pleased to announce three upcoming concerts to be guest conducted by the Greek-American conductor Peter Tiboris in Italy, the Czech Republic, and France between November 5 and 15, 2016. The first concert will take place on November 5 in the beautiful Theatre Comunale di Belluno in Italy with the Orchestra Sinfonica Trentina. Under Maestro Tiboris’ direction, the orchestra will perform Mozart’s Requiem, K.626, as well as Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, K.550. The musical tour will continue on…

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Perform with your choir and tour Florence, Italy, from June 3-12, 2016

Perform with your choir and tour Florence, Italy, from June 3-12, 2016

As a follow-up to our highly successful concert tour to Florence, Italy, in June 2015, MidAmerica Productions is pleased to announce the Second Annual Great American Choral Series in Firenze which will take place in that magical city from June 3-12, 2016. Visiting choirs from North and South America will perform with the renowned Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina in the Auditorium di Santo Stefano al Ponte. Choirs may choose from a menu that includes new and classic works led by…

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