See “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at Green Fields Country Day School Dec. 13by Hot Off The Press (Release) on Nov. 21, 2012, under Press Releases
Contact: Enrique Lasansky at (520) 297-2288 or firstname.lastname@example.org
GREEN FIELDS CHORUS FEATURED IN “AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS”
With Wieck Chamber Singers and Orchestra Dec. 13, 7 p.m.
TUCSON, AZ – The Green Fields Mixed Chorus will join the Wieck Chamber Singers and Orchestra to present Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors” on Dec. 13.
This timeless favorite was the first opera written for television, commissioned by NBC in 1951. It will be performed by professional singers, dancers, musicians – and the Green Fields Mixed Chorus.
Menotti’s inspiration for the one-act opera came from a painting by Hieronymus Bosch of the three magi – which evoked holiday memories from his childhood in Italy.
Enrique Lasansky will conduct. He is music director of the Wieck Chamber Singers and Orchestra and the music teacher at Green Fields. Though inspired by the three wise men, the opera is not a religious work. “Its message of hope is universal,” he said.
The orchestra also will perform Arcangelo Corelli’s Christmas Concerto and John Williams’ Theme from Schindler’s List.
The performance is at 7 p.m. in the Green Fields Center for the Performing Arts. The school is at 6000 N. Camino de la Tierra in northwest Tucson. Adult tickets are $15. Students are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. For more information email Lasansky at email@example.com or call Green Fields at 297-2288.
Founded in 1933, Green Fields is Arizona’s oldest independent day school and the only one in Southern Arizona offering a continuum of classes from kindergarten through 12th grade. This year the senior class includes six students who have attended Green Fields since third grade.
The Green Fields curriculum includes core classes in English, social studies, science, math, the fine arts, Spanish and French, plus technology and competitive sports. The historic Green Fields campus in northwest Tucson was originally an alfalfa farm that became a boarding school for boys.
The 22-acre campus includes adobe-brick buildings from the 1930s and a geodesic art dome from the 1970s. Lower school student tend gardens and chickens and sell their products at a monthly farmer’s market on campus. Middle school students learn the basics of playing guitar and piano. Every high school student receives a Chrome laptop. For more information on Green Fields, call 297-2288 or visit www.greenfields.org.