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OPERA STUDIO
2020 Concerts with the AIMS Festival Orchestra

 

PLEASE NOTE: ALL ORCHESTRAL WORKS WILL BE PERFORMED UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED


Opera Studio Singers –
At a later date, you will receive an email asking you to indicate your performance preferences online.
PLEASE NOTE: NOT ALL VOCAL WORKS LISTED WILL BE PERFORMED.

 

Orchestra Concert #1
Galakonzert “50 Jahre AIMS in Graz”

Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 19:30 – Stefaniensaal, Grazer Congress
Dirigent: Lukas Beikircher

Orchestral works:
TBA

Vocal works:
TBA

 

Orchestra Concert #2
Title TBA

Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 19:30 – Stefaniensaal, Grazer Congress
Dirigent: Marius Stieghorst

Orchestral works:
TBA

Vocal works:
TBA

 

Orchestra Concert #3
Jubilate!

Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 19:30 – Herz-Jesu-Kirche
Friday, July 31, 2020 at 19:30 – Stift St. Paul im Lavanttal
Dirigent: Marzio Conti

Orchestral works:
TBA

Vocal works:
TBA

 

Orchestra Concert #4
O mia bella Napoli

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 19:30 – Schlossbergbühne Kasematten
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 19:30 – Kunsthaus Weiz
Dirigent: Marzio Conti

Orchestral works:
TBA

Vocal works:
TBA

 

Orchestra Concert #5
Meistersinger

Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 19:30 – Helmut-List-Halle
Dirigent: Marzio Conti

Orchestral works:
TBA

Meistersinger Finalists will sing before a jury and the Graz public. Prizes will be awarded.

Meistersinger Vocal Competition Rules, repertoire requirements and fee are published on the AIMS website. https://aimsgraz.com/the-program/voice/meistersinger-competition-and-lieder-studio-awards/

LIEDER STUDIO

2019 Liederabende


 

Gabriel Dobner, Coach

Sünder und Heilige
Sinners and Saints

Tuesday, August 6 at 18.00 – LKH Kirche
Wednesday, August 7 at 19.30 – Priesterseminar, Barocksaal

Composers include:
Busoni
Cornelius
Hindemith
Hollaender
Jensen
Alma Mahler
Gustav Mahler
Mendelssohn
Schubert
Schumann
Strauss
Wolf
Pfitzner


 

Kenneth Griffiths, Coach

…nicht nur Spanisches!
…not only Spanish!

Vertonungen von Gedichten Emmanuel Geibels
Musical settings of poems by Emmanuel Geibel

Friday, August 2 at 19.30 – Musiksalon Erfurt
Saturday, August 3 at 11.00 – Priesterseminar, Barocksaal

These concerts will be devoted to Lieder settings of texts and translations by Emmanuel Geibel. Original Geibel texts will also be highlighted. We generally know Emmanuel Geibel as one of the translators for Robert Schumann’s and Hugo Wolf’s Lieder with poems translated from Spanish.

 

Composers include:
Robert Franz
Clara Schumann
Charles Griffes
Edvard Grieg
Adolf Jensen
Brahms
Mendelssohn
Pfitzner

 

 


 

Timothy Hoekman, Coach

Wer verbirgt sich hinter dem Namen?
What’s in a Name?

Saturday, August 3 at 19.30 – GrazMuseum, Vortragssaal
Sunday, August 4 at 11.00 – Meerscheinschlössl

These concerts will feature songs with names in their titles.

Composers include:
Mozart
Beethoven
Schubert
Schumann
Brahms
Wolf
Mahler
Pfitzner
Marx
and others

OTHER PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

      – for singers, collaborative pianists, and instrumentalists

 

Montagskonzert: AIMS Artists in Recital

All Montagskonzert: AIMS Artists in Recitals are held at Pfarrsaal, St. Leonhard
Monday, July 15, 2019 at 19:30
Monday, July 22, 2019 at 19:30
Monday, July 29, 2019 at 19.30
Monday, August 5, 2019 at 19.30

Singer and collaborative piano participants may sign up to perform on these recitals.


Take Me Back to Manhattan: A Musical Tribute to New York City
Broadway Concerts

Friday, July 19 at 16:30 – MurInsel (AIMS Short)
Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 19:30 – Konferenzsaal der ams AG, Premstätten
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 19:30 – Casino Graz, Casineum

Coordinator and coach: John Kolody

Music will include the following:
Cole Porter-Take Me Back to Manhattan
                    When Love Beckoned (on 52nd Street)
                    Down in the Depths (on the 90th Floor)
                    Don’t Monkey with Broadway
Irving Berlin-Harlem on my Mind
Rodgers and Hart- Way out West on West End Avenue
                               I’ll Take Manhattan
Vernon Duke-Autumn in New York
Johnny Mercer-Harlem Butterfly
Victor Herbert- The Streets of New York
Ballard MacDonald-Rose of Washington Square
Chas. Lawlor-The Sidewalks of New York
Herbert Stothart-The Manhattan Walk
Will Jason-Penthouse Serenade
Nacio Herb Brown-Broadway Melody
                               Broadway Rhythm
George M. Cohan-Give My Regards to Broadway

Kander and Ebb-New York, New York

No dancing, but movement ability a must.

Concert dress:
Ladies – audition dress (No black, please)

Men – jacket, colored shirt, tie

 

Operetta Concerts (with piano)

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 19:30 – Pfarrsaal, St Leonhard (Benefit for the Odilien-Institut)
Friday, July 26, 2019 at 16:30 – Casino, Restaurant (AIMS Short)
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 19:30 – Casino Graz, Casineum

Coordinator and coach: Vanessa Bosch

The Operetta Program at AIMS is a unique opportunity for AIMS singers and pianists to become acquainted with a genre that has a vast repertoire and remains popular in German speaking countries and around the world.  Most Americans only know of operetta through two of its towering hits, Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss, Jr and Die lustige Witwe by Franz Lehar.  At AIMS, participants will encounter other works by the famous Strauss and Lehar, as well as operetta gems by composers such as Kálmán, Lortzing, Dostal, and Graz-born Robert Stolz.  Far from being a poor stepchild of opera, operetta has vocal demands no less exacting than opera and a style all its own.  Singers looking to establish themselves in Germany and Austria will find that many opera houses regularly perform operettas and prize performers with skills in this genre.  The AIMS Operetta concerts with piano are well-attended by the Graz public, who view these concerts as yearly events not to be missed.  The programs of arias, duets, and ensembles are animated with staging and choreography.

 

Spirituals and American Sacred Music Concerts

Friday, July 19, 2019 at 19:30 – Pfarrkirche Kainach
Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 19:30 – Wallfahrtskirche Maria Straßengel
Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 20:00 –  Münzgrabenkirche

Coordinator and coach: Alfonse Anderson

Spiritual solos and ensembles. Open to all singers. Indicate your interest in performing after arrival. Bring music you want to perform.

Concert dress:
Ladies – floor-length gowns with modest necklines and shoulders covered. (No exceptions)
Men – dark suits with ties.

 

Buona sera, Graz! Italian Arias & Songs Concert

Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 17:00 – aiola upstairs (AIMS Short)
Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 19:30 – Minoritensaal

Coordinator: Piotr Wisniewski

Italian opera arias and ensembles. Open to all singers. Indicate your interest in performing after arrival. Bring music you want to perform.

 

Performance opportunities at Graz church services

Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 9:00 – Kirche St. Leonhard
Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 10:15 – Grabenkirche
Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 9:30 – Herz-Jesu-Kirche
Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 11:30 – Franziskanerkirche
Sunday, August 5, 2019 at 10:00 – Münzgrabenkirche

Coordinator: Deborah Kiszely-Papp

Open to all singers, collaborative pianists, and instrumentalists. Indicate your interest in performing after arrival. Bring sacred music you know.

 

Viva Espana! Spanish Concerts

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 19:30 – Schloss Piber
Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 16.00 – Cafe Promenade (AIMS Short)
Sunday, August 5, 2019 at 19:30 – Meerscheinschlössl

Coordinators and coaches: Gustavo Halley and Evangelina Colón
John Muratore, guitar

Songs in Spanish from Spain/Latin America, and arias from Zarzuelas.
Bring music you wish to perform.

 

Kammermusik Instrumental Chamber Music

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 19:30 – Pfarrsaal, St Leonhard

Coordinator: Randy Glasner

Open to all instrumentalists. Indicate your interest in performing after arrival. Bring ensemble music you know. (Additional chamber music available in the AIMS library.)