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ProMusica Arizona announces new season

Staff Report~ 9/3/2014

PHOENIX – ProMusica Arizona Chorale & Orchestra has something for every musical taste in the upcoming season. Incorporating history and tradition with innovation and technology, the slate of performances includes a variety of music and presentation that will appeal to audience members of all ages. The concerts are scheduled for venues around the valley to serve audiences from the greater Phoenix area. For more information, see www.pmaz.org.

South Pacific, Oct. 10, 11, and 12
ProMusica Arizona presents the concert version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s massive hit South Pacific.  The performance features the ProMusica Arizona Chorale & Orchestra, along with professional singers in leading roles.All seats are $40 (plus ticketing fees) at Stage West at the Herberger Theater Center. Tickets can be purchased at www.herbergertheater.org/calendar/ or by calling (602) 252-8497.

The Messiah, Dec. 13
ProMusica Arizona Chorale & Orchestra is collaborating with Christ the Lord Lutheran Church to present a “Community Sing” of Handel’s Messiah. The holiday concert will feature 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 will be under the direction of guest conductor Maestro John Sikora. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by calling (480) 488-2081 or, after Sept. 8, by going to www.ctlcarefree.org. A limited number of Sponsor Ticket Packages will also be available.

Around the World in 80 Minutes: A Different Concert Experience, Feb. 8
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 Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, ticket holders will be given a schedule of mini-concerts from which they can 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!  The event will feature an exciting mix of music from across the globe – a brass ensemble playing German beer hall music (complete with beverages available), a chamber chorus performing songs from Zimbabwe, a full orchestra playing the music of Russia, a piano trio with Chinese influence, and a quartet singing American folk tunes. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students (18 years and under) and can be purchased at www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org.

The Unpredictable Adventures of Henry Hicklebee: You Choose His Story, April 18 and 19
ProMusica Arizona will present a one-of-a-kind experience through an interactive concert presentation. Using cell phones to vote, audience members select the fate of the hero, Henry Hicklebee. Will his story be one of love and romance, or of adventure? ProMusica Arizona’s full orchestra and chorale will perform music that illustrates the different decisions made by interactive voting, so each concert will be different as Hicklebee tells his story. This concert will be held at Camelback Bible Church. Tickets are available at www.pmaz.org, by calling (623) 326-5172, and at the door. Prices are adults $20, seniors (60 years+) $17.50, and students $12 (18 years and under).