MidAmerica Productions Inc. Announces 2024 Concert Season at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

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265 Sunrise Highway, Suite 1-183 • Rockville Centre, NY 11570 • (212) 239-0205 http://www.midamerica-music.com MidAmerica Productions Inc. Announces 2024 Concert Season at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie HallSeason highlights include works by John Rutter, premieres by Marc-André Bougie, Reginal Wright, Terre Johnson, a Memorial Day concert of American Folk Hymns, the Crystal Children’s Choir, and more(For Immediate Release: February 12, 2024, NEW YORK)— MidAmerica Productions Inc. today announced programming for its 2024 season at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, marking the 40th anniversary of the company. At present, MidAmerica Productions has presented “more choral concerts at Carnegie Hall than any other (over 1,400 concerts to date)” according to Sir Clive Gillinson CBE, Executive and Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall. The season includes captivating performances from March through June, featuring works by Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, and contemporary composers such as Dan Forrest, Karl Jenkins, and Eric Whitacre. Programming highlights include a family-friendly afternoon featuring the Crystal Children’s Choir on March 31, the return of composer John Rutter to the podium, conducting his Magnificat and Celebration on May 27, and choirs from 31 US states, four Canadian provinces, and seven countries.Tickets start at just $25 This season, MidAmerica Productions introduces limited front row $10 rush tickets available one hour before the concert at the box office, first come, first served. Student and senior discounts are available at the box office with ID. All tickets go on sale to the general public 90 days before the concert date via Carnegie Hall. For single tickets call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or visit carnegiehall.org. Box Office is located at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue. For group sales of 10 or more, contact [email protected] or call 212-903-9705. 2024 MidAmerica Season OverviewFor More Information Visit: midamerica-music.com/2024-concertsSunday, March 17, 2024, at 1:00 PMThe New England Symphonic EnsembleThe New England Symphonic Ensemble, led by Charlene Pauls and featuring choruses from around the country, performs Mendelssohn’s Psalm 42, Op. 42. Then, Jeffery Goolsby conducts Dvořák’s Te Deum and Ēriks Ešenvalds’ Trinity Te Deum. Nancy Klein takes the baton for Poulenc’s Gloria, followed by Elisa Fraser Wilson directing Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna. Then, the Tomball Memorial High School Choir and Orchestra performs as part of MidAmerica’s Ensemble Spotlight Series.Saturday, March 23, 2024, at 7:00 PMThe New England Symphonic EnsembleMidAmerica Productions’ Founder and General Music Director Peter Tiboris leads the New England Symphonic Ensemble in a performance of Mozart’s Overture to Le Nozze di Figaro followed by Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67. Additionally, guest conductor Leslie Dala leads a performance of Mozart’s Mass in C Major, K. 317 “Coronation Mass” and composer/conductor Marc-André Bougie conducts the New York premiere of his Magnificat, both featuring the New England Symphonic Ensemble, distinguished soloists and choruses from across the United States.Sunday, March 31, 2024, at 2:00 PMThe New England Symphonic EnsembleMidAmerica Productions’ Founder and General Music Director Peter Tiboris leads the New England Symphonic Ensemble in a performance of Verdi’s Overture to La Forza Del Destino and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 In F Minor, Op. 36. Additionally, The Crystal Children’s Choir from Cupertino, CA, under the direction of Karl Chang, will present a program featuring John Rutter’s “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” Elaine Hagenberg’s “O Love,” Ru-Yuan’s “Gratitude,” “Over the Rainbow” and “Circle of Life.”Saturday, April 13, 2024, 1:00 PMThe New England Symphonic EnsembleJoin conductors Giselle Elgarresta Rios, José Rivera, Elizabeth Wilson, and James Jordan in a captivating performance featuring The New England Symphonic Ensemble, distinguished soloists and choirs from around the country. This afternoon of contemporary choral works includes Cristian Grases’ Gloria, Russell Robinson’s “De Profundis,” Audrey Snyder’s “Nella Fantasia,” and James Whitbourn’s powerful Requiem. Saturday, April 13, 2024, 8:00 PMThe New England Symphonic EnsembleJoin The New England Symphonic Ensemble, distinguished soloists, and choirs from around the country under the baton of Nathan Payant, Joy Paffenroth, Megan Rudolph, and Daniel Gordon. The program includes Dan Forrest’s Lux: The Dawn from on High, Schubert’s majestic Mass No. 2 in G Major, D. 167, Karl Jenkins’ Gloria, and Mozart’s Mass In C Major, K. 317, Coronation Mass.Saturday, May 11, 2024, 7:00 PMThe New England Symphonic EnsembleExperience Mozart’s timeless Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525 and Schubert’s majestic Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944, known as “The Great C Major,” performed by the New England Symphonic Ensemble and led by MidAmerica Productions’ Founder and Music Director Peter Tiboris. Jason Sabino and Jason Strunk then lead orchestra, soloists, and choirs from around the country in Haydn’s monumental Missa in Angustiis in D Minor Hob. XXII/11, also known as the “Lord Nelson Mass.” Saturday, May 25, 2024, 7:00 PMThe New England Symphonic EnsembleConductors James Kinchen, Jonathan Palant, Sarah Pearson, and Andrew Roby lead the New England Symphonic Ensemble, distinguished soloists and choirs from around the country as they perform Margaret Bonds’ evocative Ballad of the Brown King, Taylor Scott Davis’ captivating Magnificat, Mark Hayes’ uplifting Te Deum, and Elaine Hagenberg’s ethereal Illuminare. The El Camino College Symphony Orchestra from Torrance, CA under conductor Joanna Medawar Nachef performs on the Ensemble Spotlight SeriesMonday, May 27, 2024, 7:00 PMThe New England Symphonic EnsembleJohn Rutter, CBE, leads the New England Symphonic Ensemble, choir, and soloists in his Magnificat and Celebration. Esteemed conductors Bryant Moxley, Melvin Unger, and David B. Weaver, lead the choir and orchestra in Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K. 339 and Mass in C Major, K. 317, Coronation Mass. Saturday, June 1, 2024, 1:00 PMThe New England Symphonic EnsembleLed by conductors Lenora Helm Hammonds, Jillian Harrison-Jones, Lorissa Mason, and Anne Lyman, experience the evocative works of Vivaldi, Bach, Hale Smith, Lenora Helm Hammonds, and Glenn Burleigh with the New England Symphonic Ensemble and participating choirs from across the nation.Saturday, June 1, 2024, 8:00 PMThe New England Symphonic EnsembleThe New England Symphonic Ensemble, distinguished soloists, and choirs from around the country perform the world premiere of Terre Johnson’s Song of Hope, conducted by the composer, alongside Eric Whitacre’s poignant The Sacred Veil led by Jamila McWhirter. Experience the haunting beauty of Mozart’s Requiem in D Minor, K.626 under the baton of Joseph Napoli, and revel in the uplifting tones of Elaine Hagenberg’s Illuminare, conducted by Jennifer Lang.Sunday, June 16, 2024, 2:00 PMThe New England Symphonic EnsembleJoin the New England Symphonic Ensemble, choirs from around the nation, and distinguished soloists in an afternoon of New York premieres by composers/conductors. Experience Jordan Lee’s musical odyssey, “A Journey Through the Nourishment Cycle,” led by the composer and guest conductor Chris Hansen. Revel in the celestial beauty of Durante’s Magnificat A 4 in B-Flat Major, followed by the dynamic resonance of Thomas Yackley and Thomas Gorman’s Scenes from a Life, under the baton of conductor Thomas Yackley. Sunday, June 23, 2024, 2:00 PMThe New England Symphonic EnsembleJoin the New England Symphonic Ensemble, participating choirs from around the country, and distinguished soloists for “Give Us Hope,” featuring Jim Papoulis’ poignant compositions, Amy C. Burgess’ “Music is Indeed,” and Bob Chilcott’s A Little Jazz Mass, all conducted by Roberta Jackson and Debra Burgess. Kevin Boesiger’s Songs of Healing and Hope, conducted by the composer himself, and Dan Forrest’s grand Te Deum, guided by conductor Don Krudop. Daniel Smith and the Northern Colorado Youth Orchestra in the Ensemble Spotlight Series. Click here for a complete 2024 season press kitABOUT MIDAMERICA PRODUCTIONS AND MIDAM INTERNATIONAL Peter Tiboris created and conducted his first concert in New York on January 7, 1984, at Lincoln Center, featuring The American Symphony Orchestra, soloists, and three choruses, the Louisiana Chorale of Acadiana, Camerata Singers of Baton Rouge, and Collegiate Chorale of New York. For 40 years, MidAmerica Productions has brought together conductors, soloists, and choral and orchestral ensembles from the U.S. and abroad to appear at New York’s top venues, including Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Weill Recital Hall, and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall; and Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall (now David Geffen Hall) at Lincoln Center. In addition to presenting orchestral and choral works, MidAmerica Productions has championed contemporary composers with 98 World Premieres, 38 United States Premieres, and 121 New York Premieres. In 2004, MidAm International, Inc. was formed to support MidAmerica’s growing presence in Europe. Since then, concerts have taken place in countries throughout the world, including Greece, England, Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Italy, France, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia, and Mexico. ###

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