ProMusica Arizona singers and instrumentalists will present a unique twist and international experience for the audience of Around the World in 80 Minutes. Upon entering the venue, ticket holders will be given a schedule of mini-concerts featuring music from around the world. Attendees choose the events they want to attend – a “design your own concert experience” with each performance lasting approximately 20 minutes. With more choices than time slots, no one will be 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.

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ProMusica Arizona (PMAZ) presented the concert version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s massive hit South Pacific. This award-winning classic, set in an island paradise during World War II, featured the ProMusica Arizona Chorale & Orchestra along with professional singers in leading roles.