In 1983 conductor Peter Tiboris organized his first concert in New York with The American Symphony Orchestra, soloists, the Louisiana Chorale of Acadiana, Camerata Singers of Baton Rouge, and Collegiate Chorale of New York in works by Rossini and Dinos Constantinides in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Little did Mr. Tiboris realize that the first concert, which took place on January 7, 1984, would become the template for MidAmerica Productions, Inc., the foremost independent producer of classical concerts in New York.
Over the course of 31 seasons, MidAmerica has presented conductors, soloists, and choral and instrumental ensembles from the U.S. and abroad in New York's Stern Auditorium, Weill Recital Hall, and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall; and Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, both at Lincoln Center. Additional to its New York series, MidAmerica Productions has presented concerts in numerous U.S. cities, and in countries such as Greece, England, Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Italy, and Russia.
Concert opportunities for ensembles coming to New York have included performing choral works with orchestra, led by an array of talented conductors; or appearing in MidAmerica's Ensemble Spotlight Series, which has featured choral and instrumental groups, as well as Madrigal Festivals, Vocal Jazz Festivals, National Wind Ensemble, National Festival Youth Orchestra, and Sweet Adelines. Among the renowned guest conductors who have led MidAmerica’s concerts are Sherrill Milnes, Lukas Foss, Helmuth Rilling, H. Robert Reynolds, John Rutter, JoAnne Falletta, Michael Morgan, and Jonathan Willcocks. Nearly 700 conductors have conducted on MidAmerica’s series in New York, sharing the stage with 1000 solo artists from the world's greatest opera companies and concert stages, and 3500 ensembles from the U.S. and abroad.
MidAmerica has commissioned new works and presented numerous premieres in Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall. World premieres have included Dinos Constantinides' Byron's Greece, Hymn to the Human Spirit, and Midnight Fantasy II for wind ensemble; John Rutter's Cantate Domino, Distant Land, Magnificat, and Mass of the Children; and John Leavitt's A Christmas Garland. U.S. premieres have included Mozart's Die Schüldigkeit des Ersten Gebots, Reimann's Concerto for Violin and Cello, Tchaikovsky's Ode to Joy, Mikis Theodorakis' Electra and Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra, and Rene Clausen's Hellas: In the Name of Freedom.
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