Thursday, January 26, 2023 10:00 am
Monthly on Thursdays | 10:00am
Part performance, part lecture, go deeper into the creation of some of your favorite pieces with Music Alive Informances.
Join us for our first lecture-revue of the Masters of Musical Theatre, focusing on the influence of Broadway on the Great American Songbook! From “Always True to You” to “You’re the Top,” many entries the Great American songbook were originally written for the stage. ASU Director of Musical Theatre Brian DeMaris leads us through the stories and composition of these pieces, performing relevant works with standout singers from his studio.
Today’s event is part of a four-part series occuring monthly in the Community Room at Arizona Musicfest.
Cole Porter – Anything Goes from “Anything Goes”
Irving Berlin – There’s No Business Like Show Business from “Annie Get Your Gun”
Equally at home in opera and musical theatre, and involved with the development of over two dozen new works, Brian DeMaris has established a national reputation as a performer and pedagogue in a wide range of repertoire. He has worked with New York City Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Theater of Saint Louis, Syracuse Opera, Tri-Cities Opera, Anchorage Opera, El Paso Opera, American Opera Projects, American Lyric Theater, Ash Lawn Opera Festival, Music Saint Croix and the Israel Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared at the United Nations, the Aspen Music Festival, Boston’s Jordan Hall, New York’s Studio 54, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Alice Tully Hall, and in recitals, competitions, and master classes throughout the United States and abroad. He is the 2nd place winner of the 2013 and 2015 American Prize in Opera and Musical Theater Conducting. Previously director of opera and musical theatre at Ithaca College and Music Director of Mill City Summer Opera, he currently serves as Artistic Director of Music Theatre and Opera at Arizona State University and Principal Conductor of the Anchorage Opera in Alaska.