The public is invited to "A Day of Remembrance" honoring the service and sacrifice of veterans who have fallen while serving our nation. The ceremony will be held on Memorial Day, May 25 at 10 am at the Anthem Veterans Memorial in the Anthem Community Park, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy. ProMusica Arizona musicians will perform patriotic music and a tribure to our POWs and MIAs. Seating is limited, but lawn chairs are welcome. The ceremony is expected to last approximately 45 minutes.

Next season’s schedule is already being planned with an American theme including a commemoration of 150 years since the end of the Civil War, a traditional holiday performance, American music from past and present, and a celebration of our National Parks. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

 

Matt Newhard as Henry Hicklebee (photo courtesy Azy Scotten Photography)

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.