PROMUSICA ARIZONA — Nearly fourteen years ago the idea of forming a chorale and orchestra in the North Phoenix area was launched in an Anthem, Ariz., living room, and now ProMusica Arizona has been selected to perform in the Masterwork Series at legendary Carnegie Hall in New York City on April 24, 2017!
As one of an exclusive list of invitees, ProMusica Arizona will join a festival chorus of singers from across the United States for a three-day residency program culminating in a final performance with a nationally-recognized guest conductor. The concert will take place in Carnegie Hall’s famous Isaac Stern Auditorium with acoustics that have thrilled audiences and performers for over a century.
The performance, with accompaniment by a blue grass combo that includes professionals from Nashville, will include Come Away to the Skies: A High, Lonesome Mass by Dr. Tim Sharp, Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association, and Dear Appalachia, a three movement tribute to the music and beauty of the Appalachian Mountains composed by Dr. Tim Powell, a colleague of PMAZ’s Artistic Director, Dr. Adam Stich. The West Coast premiere of Dear Appalachia was performed by ProMusica Arizona in Phoenix in spring of 2016 and generated a standing ovation from the audience.
ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra has become a leader in bringing live music to audiences in the North Phoenix area. With almost 100 singers and instrumentalists ranging in age from late teens to mid-80s, the group has performed over 150 times for nearly 100,000 people. PMAZ is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and is supported by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.