As we come to the end of another year, we leave behind unexpected endings and look forward to unimagined beginnings . Due to the challenging times, one can easily fall into discouragement. But around the corner there is always the unexpected– Divine Providence. Many of you insisted that we should forge ahead, but with a leaner budjet and programs that could appeal to a wider range of tastes. The two experiments, October 5th with Broadway Dinner Theatre and Christmas Around the World, proved to be successful.
As suggested,we have created a list of programs which should appeal to all tastes, classical and popular. Thus we ask that you reach out to all with an invitation to join us. Once they come, we are sure they will return because nowhere can excellence presented in a pleasing environment be found at such friendly prices.
A glimpse of what lies ahead: 2015
- A fund raiser for the Center offered by Brandy Wine Restaurant, of Windham, New York, some time in late April, date to be announced.
- Mandolins and Celebrated Melodies Alla Napoletana, May 3rd
- And All That JAZZ!! June 28th
- Spain alla Rossini, July 26th
- The Clandestine Marriage, “Il Matrimonio Segreto” by D. Cimarosa, a fully staged hillarious comedy opera with orchestra directed by Francesco Santelli, August 23rd
- A short play, Strangers and Other Lovers, by Joe Bologna and Renee Taylor, August 29th
As for myself, at the invitation of Simonetta Tancredi, pianist/opera coach of La Scala, on May 7-14, I will be giving a Master Classe in Rome, Italy. On October 22 to 25, 2015, we will produce the 14th International Altamura/Caruso Voice Competition , at Christ and St. Stephens Concert Hall, New York City. (All are invited) Though two hours away, the discovery and validation of new voices is most exciting. (Vans can be provided for those who wish to attend.)
2015 competition winners in concert in Rome, A CONCERT FOR WORLD PEACE
- Winners in concert in Venice
- Winners in concert in Krakow, Poland
Attractive travel packages are available upon request www.altocanto.org
You may inquire at getting a subscription of all performances at 10% discount
Let us know if you wish to volunteer. You are needed and appreciated. 10% discount is offered to volunteers. For preferred seating, please reserve early.
ALTAMURA CENTER FOR THE ARTS NJ Office:
4000 Bergenline Ave 404 Winter Clove Road Union City, NJ 07087 Round Top, NY 12473 201-863-8724
A donation to help us prepare for the programs that lie ahead is greatly appreciated. `NYS – 222372 NJ – 222 879 137
A Special Thank You !
The Agnes Varis Foundation, to our volunteers, audience, and many generous friends.