Having just returned from Austria, in preparation for our performances of Brahm’s Requiem, Faure & Durufle Requiems, & Kodaly’s Missa Brevis, we can tell you that there are great things in store for those coming abroad with us.
We had many meetings during our 10 days in Austria, with the gracious hosts of our featured venues. They are spectacular!
Most notably, we are adding the New Cathedral, Linz as the performance venue on June 15th for the Faure and Durufle performance. This is extremely exciting!
Why? The New Cathedral, Linz is the largest in all of Austria. For those interested in acoustics, it has an EIGHT SECOND echo. Say something and then sit and wait; one one-thousand, two one-thousand, etc. Not to mention, it’s very difficult to gain access and get the privilege to perform. It’s a great honor that Varna International’s concert will be hosted at the New Cathedral, Linz.
For our 15th Music Academy in Vienna, we visited The Gustav Mahler Conservatory of music. It is a very spacious and new facility. Everything is nice. It even smells new. Plus, it is right behind the main concert hall in the center of the city. We could not ask for a better location.
Our 2013 tours in Austria are really coming together. Those who have already joined - be excited. It can only get better. Those interested, contact us and let us know what you want to do.
Not a singer or musician? Not a problem. We would love to have you along on our day-tours, in attendance during a show, or even behind the scenes as the performance days approach. Let us know!
Congratulations to Stetson University and their execution of two fully-staged orchestral performances of Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi at the State Opera House of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria during the Varna International Opera Academy earlier this week.
The opera performances were held in participation of the Stara Zagora Symphony Orchestra.
For the encore, the orchestra played Gallop from “The Comedians” by Dmitri Kabalevskya blind-folded!!!
Next, the orchestra is headed to the Rose-Picking Festival in Kazanluk and then to Varna for the Varna International Music Academy.
Northern Kentucky University Chamber Choir took Second Place in the International May Choir Competition Prof. G. Dimitrov – Varna!
They also rendered an absolutely beautiful and emotionally moving concert on Sunday at the Bach Hall of the Evangelical Methodist Church.