Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be part of an opera production? Now you can!
Opera Southwest, led by conductor Anthony Barrese from Chicago, Illinois, and students from the Youth Symphony will perform side by side local professionals in a New Year’s Eve Opera Gala at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The Gala will be an evening of professional opera singers performing popular opera arias accompanied by live orchestra. Following the performance will be a New Year’s Eve celebration countdown with sparkling cider and treats for musicians and audience alike.
Percussion (glock and celeste)
A variety of standard opera arias accompanied by live orchestra to be performed side by side professional musicians. You will be responsible for preparing all music on your own for rehearsals.
Saturday, November 3, 2018; 9AM-12PM at AYSP Facility – read through/students only
Wednesday, December 5, 2018; 6:30-8:30PM at AYSP Facility - students only
Saturday December 29, 2018; 3-5PM at AYSP Facility – students only
Sunday, December 30, 2018; 6-8PM at National Hispanic Cultural Center
Monday, December 31, 2018; 2-5PM Dress Rehearsal at National Hispanic Cultural Center
Monday, December 31, 2018; 7:30-9:45PM at National Hispanic Cultural Center
This is not part of our regular concert season, but is an optional event for Youth Symphony members only. As a reminder, there is no fee to participate, however, if you sign up, you are committing to preparing music and attending all rehearsals for this event. Discounted event tickets will be offered to AYSP student musician families.
If you would like to register for this event, please email me with the subject "Opera Apprenticeship." Or, you may sign up at rehearsal on Monday eveining. Deadline for registration is next week Tuesday, October, 23, 2018. First come, first considered.
We rely on donations from generous individuals and businesses like you to provide symphonic performance experiences to Albuquerque’s talented young musicians and access to music education for students in need.