On April 18th and 19th, ProMusica Arizona (PMAZ) will present a one-of-a-kind concert experience featuring classical music and audience participation. Bring your cell phones and be prepared to use them to help Henry Hicklebee choose the next stage in his journey of personal discovery. Where will he go? Russia? Spain? Will he discover romance? Adventure? Using cell phones to vote, audience members make the decisions that drive Henry’s adventures and the music of the concert.
ProMusica Arizona singers and instrumentalists presented a unique twist and international experience for the audience of Around the World in 80 Minutes. Upon entering the venue, ticket holders were given a schedule of mini-concerts featuring music from around the world. Attendees chose the events they wanted to attend – a “design your own concert experience” with each performance lasting approximately 20 minutes. With more choices than time slots, no one was able to see it all!
ProMusica Arizona Chorale & Orchestra, in collaboration with Christ the Lord Lutheran Church in Carefree, presented Handel’s Messiah to a full house on December 13. The holiday concert featured renowned guest soloists including Vernon Hartman, the leading bass baritone at the Metropolitan Opera for two decades. The Baroque-size orchestra and 60-member chorus performed under the direction of guest conductor Maestro John Sikora. This intimate sing-along presented in the beautiful setting of Carefree was a perfect prelude for the holiday season.
ProMusica Arizona (PMAZ) was awarded a $5,000 grant on January 12 at Art Tank, a competition sponsored by the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Presenting along with seven other arts organizations, PMAZ made the case for a new way to engage audiences and create interest in classical music.
ProMusica Arizona (PMAZ) presented the concert version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s massive hit South Pacific. This award-winning classic, set in an island paradise during World War II, featured the ProMusica Arizona Chorale & Orchestra along with professional singers in leading roles.