ProMusica Arizona’s singers and instrumentalists are excited to be back and performing their upcoming concert, which is a celebration of all the joys that music brings to our lives. After a long hiatus due to the pandemic, musicians and audiences alike recognize how much they’ve missed live music presentations.
Opening with the stirring piece Come to the Music for chorale and orchestra, the concert then proceeds to The Awakening by Joseph Martin, where the powerful text describes a world of silence and then erupts into the joyous exclamation, “Let music never die in me, forever let my spirit sing, let music live!” Bring a Song is about quarantined people in Italy who came to their windows and balconies to sing and play music for one another, raising everyone’s spirits.
The orchestra will play Beethoven’s powerful Egmont Overture and rousing favorites including Brahms’ Hungarian Dance #5 and a short Haydn symphony. The ensembles join together at the end with If Music Be the Food of Love which closes with this meaningful message: “Sing on! Sing on!”
Concert Dates and Venues
• Saturday, October 16, 7 p.m.: Boulder Creek Performing Art Center, 40404 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway, Anthem
• Sunday, October 17, 3:30 p.m.: American Lutheran Church, 17200 N. Del Webb Boulevard, Sun City
Adults are $25; seniors and military are $23; students (16-22) are $12; and children 15 and younger are free with a paid adult. Free student rush tickets are available 15 minutes before each performance based on seating availability. Groups of 10 or more for a concert will receive a 10% discount.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit pmaz.org or call 623-326-5172.
Since its founding in 2003, ProMusica Arizona has become a leader in bringing live music to audiences primarily in the North Phoenix area. With almost 100 multigenerational singers and instrumentalists, the group has performed more than 250 times for over 127,000 people.