From past to present and sea to shining sea, ProMusica Arizona's 2015-16 concert season will be a journey through time and places in celebration of our great nation. The theme of the season is American Dreams, and performances will pay tribute to our country's history, diversity, and beauty. This amazing music that captures the American spirit will appeal to audiences of all ages!
Audience members attending The Unpredictable Adventures of Henry Hicklebee enthusiastically engaged their cell phones to help Henry Hicklebee on his musical journey of discovery. Henry’s travels and the accompanying music were determined by the audience’s texted votes.
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.