2023 Musical Dreams

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Musical Dreams kicked off our 21st season with favorites like “Over the Rainbow;” “Dream a Little Dream of Me;” a reimagined, exciting rendition of Carly Simon’s “Let the River Run” arranged by choral legend Craig Hella Johnson (Conspirare); and a new arrangement of “When You Wish Upon a Star.” The ProMusica Arizona Orchestra was be featured playing Mendelssohn’s “Overture to a Midsummer Night’s Dream” and the overture to the opera Hansel and Gretel. Touching settings of “Dreams” by local composer Christine Temple Evans, with text by William B. Yeats; the e.e.cummings text [i carry your heart with me], set tenderly and beautifully by David Dickau; Kim Andre Arneson’s moving “Flight Song,” with words by Welsh poet Euan Tait; and “Measure Me, Sky” by Jonathon Reid, with text by Leonora Speyer, resonated deeply. The program closed with choir and orchestra joining together in Mary McDonald’s “This is the Dream,” inspired by Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

Performance times/venues:

October 21 at 3:30 pm at All Saints Lutheran Church in Phoenix
October 22 at 3:30 pm at American Lutheran Church in Sun City