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.
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
George M. Cohan-Give My Regards to Broadway
Kander and Ebb-New York, New York
No dancing, but movement ability a must.
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.
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.)