ProMusica Arizona presents "A Night with Stradivarius"
Date: March 7, 2013
Location: Arizona, USA
The very real "Red Violin" is coming to Arizona for the very first time. On Saturday, March 23 at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Phoenix, the ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra (PMAZ) is partnering with celebrated violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn to present “A Night with Stradivarius.” The signature artist performs in partnership with one of the world’s most legendary instruments, the Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius of 1720, said to have inspired the Academy Award-winning film “The Red Violin.” The event is a milestone for PMAZ—the group’s first concert in Phoenix’s metropolitan auditorium, as well as its first collaboration with an artist whose performance credits include the great concert halls of the world. The concert is also the first appearance by the artist in Arizona.
Dr. Adam Stich, Artistic Director and Conductor for PMAZ, expressed the group’s excitement over the production. “All of our fine local musicians are thrilled to be a part of this event—to work with an artist of this caliber, in a beautiful hall-and especially to experience the famous Red Violin. We think our audience will be as excited as we are to be a part of this concert.” Ms. Pitcairn will present Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, John Corigliano’s The Red Violin Suite, and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade Melancholique. Ms. Pitcairn will accompany the Chorale on the following songs: Clausen- O My Luve's Like a Red, Red, Rose; Gorczycki- In Virtute Tua; Fonseca- Muie Rendera; Bigler's musical setting of Tony Morrison's text- Fly Away. The Chorale will also perform Rheinberger-Abendlied, Op.69, No.3.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix. For tickets, go to www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, go to www.pmaz.org or call (623) 326-5172.