A Christmas Kaleidoscope
A Christmas Kaleidoscope will be live-streamed on December 19 at 4:15 pm MST. The free concert will feature ProMusica Arizona male and female vocalists and instrumentalists including strings, flute, and classical guitar in small ensembles. They will perform beautiful new renditions of Christmas favorites as well as Spanish carols, selections from The Nutcracker Suite, and Mannheim Steamroller Christmas carol arrangements for a string quartet.
Click here to sign up to receive the link to the performance. After the December 19 presentation, the concert will be accessible online for an additional week for anyone who is unable to view it on December 19 or who wants to watch it again!
These concerts, scheduled for Spring 2020, were cancelled due to COVID-19.
ProMusica Arizona Chorale & Orchestra tentatively plans to perform them in Spring 2021.
Misa Azteca is a Mariachi-style full mass setting for choir and orchestra, ethnic percussion and guitar, and sung in Latin, Spanish and Nahuati (native Aztec). The Carolyn Eynon Singers will be joining ProMusica Arizona for this cultural celebration. Latin influenced music, including Leroy Anderson’s Blue Tango and Cole Porter’s Night and Day, will round out the program, finishing with the rousing finale from Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta The Gondoliers.
Below: Click this button to watch a promo video of Misa Azteca, a modern day, eight-movement symphonic oratorio that has been performed in concert halls around the world. The movements are based on the visceral rhythms of Aztec drumming performed with a symphonic orchestra, choir, soloists and Aztec instruments. Experience the powerful music when ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra and the Carolyn Eynon Singers bring Misa Azteca to North Phoenix stages!
Baroque to Bluegrass
Come Away to the Skies: A High Lonesome Mass was written by Tim Sharp and performed by ProMusica Arizona in their 2017 performance at Carnegie Hall. Accompanied by a spirited live bluegrass band, this piece is a unique combination incorporating the movements of a traditional mass, based on American folk songs, with a bluegrass flavor. The second half of the program will feature small instrumental and vocal ensembles from the Chorale and Orchestra with young guest artists as featured soloists, performing music from the Baroque period to present day. This is an experience not to be missed!
If you are a “Baroque to Bluegrass” ticket holder, your ticket will be good for a future performance of your choice. If for any reason you are unable to attend in the future and would like to request a refund, please contact Yvonne Dolby at email@example.com or 623-326-5172.
A Musical Kaleidoscope
ProMusica Arizona presented a free virtual concert, A Musical Kaleidoscope, on Sunday, November 8, with an online recording available through November 15.
The concert featured a string ensemble playing Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in A minor, Opus 3, No. 6 with 15-year old soloist, Tara Fatima; a vocal octet singing selections from Brahms’ “Liebeslieder Waltzes” accompanied by four-hand piano; Flute Quintet No. 5 in G Major, Opus 17, G. 423 by Luigi Boccherini with featured soloist, Arizona Christian University student, Rebecca Hendricks; and a women’s octet singing selections including Lauridsen’s “Sure On This Shining Night” and Dickau’s “If Music Be the Food of Love.” In addition, award-winning tenor, Aaron Smith, sang the beautiful “Dein ist mein ganzes Herz.” A vocal quartet featuring Jerry and Karin Gunderson, their son, Ryan, and ProMusica Arizona Artistic Director, Patti Graetz, sang a set of a cappella selections. ProMusica Arizona Concertmaster Meghan Ruel and her husband, Diego Miranda, rounded out the performance with selections for violin and classical guitar.