2024 Fantasy and Fairytales

Fantasy and Fairytales graphic

In Fantasy and Fairytales, renowned pianist and composer Deborah Offenhauser was the piano soloist for our performance of Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy.” Vocal soloists for the work were members from the ProMusica Arizona Chorale. The April concerts also included the premiere of “Argonautika Suite” by Thomas Hartwell, inspired by Jason and the Argonauts and the Greek epic poem Argonautica.  Thomas has been with ProMusica Arizona for many years and creates the video presentations that enhance our concerts. He is an accomplished musician and composer, as well. We are excited to have performed his work! Other fun features were “Imaginary Creatures,” with poems written by elementary school children and set to music by Andrea Ramsey; “The Tortoise and the Hare,” set by Darmon Meador; and “Alice’s Theme” from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. In addition, the orchestra played Mozart’s “Overture to the Magic Flute.” The Chorale was featured on Morten Lauridsen’s beautiful “Dirait-on,” and “Nella Fantasia,” made famous by the vocal sensation “Il Divo” from the film “The Mission.”

Performance times/venues:

April 13 at 3:30 pm at All Saints Lutheran Church in Phoenix
April 14 at 3:30 pm at American Lutheran Church in Sun City