Thursday, December 20, 2012

This week at KI - 20 December 2012

This week at KIconcerts

  • attended the Midwest Clinic for Bands and Orchestras in Chicago to catch up with many Directors planning their next international concert tours
  • finalized arrangements for groups traveling between Christmas and New Year including singing Mass at St Peter's Basilica, Rome and singing at Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
  • finalized arrangements for the January performance tour of India
  • developed new concert opportunities in South America, principally Peru and Argentina.
We watched in horror as the tragic events in Newtown, CT unfolded and never felt prouder of our colleagues in education and youth music!

Happy holidays and may there be peace in abundance for humanity to share in 2013

St Peter's Basilica - Rome, Italy & Sagrada Familia - Barcelona, Spain

Monday, December 10, 2012

This Week at KI - 1 December 2012

We know it has been another busy week for our Directors, especially those with choral programs as they stage their holiday season concerts.

At KI we focused on:

  • Visits to Minneapolis and through Wisconsin to meet choral and instrumental directors
  • Hosting our Indian partner for a meeting with the University of St. Thomas Wind Symphony as they prepare for their January concert tour of India
  • Building interest in the Bavarian Youth Music Festival
  • Confirming the Southern Connecticut State University choir’s attendance at the Craig Hella Johnson Barcelona Festival, New Year’s 2013
  • Publicizing the USA Australia Band Festival being held on the West Coast in 2014
And we celebrated the news of the impending birth of a baby boy to one of our great Italian partners.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Ticheli – London – Summer 2014

Perform with Frank Ticheli in London and as part of the International Harrogate Festival late June 2014!

London Big Ben - Parliament
  • Combined rehearsals and gala concerts
  • Individual concerts
  • Educational touring
  • Experience England with Frank Ticheli
  • Open to bands and choirs
Bring your full ensemble or 20+ interested players and accompanying passengers (one complimentary package for every 20).

This is truly a unique experience under the direction of one of America’s greatest, in a city steeped in history and mystery.

Contact us for more information

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Life changing venues and contexts to perform in!

One of the great musical thrills is performing in a truly awe inspiring venue. For instance singing at St Peter’s Basilica, Westminster Abbey, Sagrada Familia or Notre Dame Cathedral is a moment frozen in time. Nothing compares to taking the stage at the Sydney Opera House, Berliner Dom, Salle Gaveau or the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. History has been shaped in venues of this caliber! 
Access to famed venues is one thing but intimate fine local venues where you are welcomed as honored guests is another. In addition, exchange concerts give true meaning to the expression ‘the international language of music’. Be truly immersed in the local culture in Europe, Asia, Australia/NZ, the Americas and South Africa. Friends are made for life in these encounters. 

Audiences can make or break a concert – selecting the right venue for the genre, repertoire and time of year is the key to this. We bring the same passion to audience generation that you bring to your music! 

You want to bring an organist – we can suggest venues with working organs and accessible consoles. You need a piano - we can arrange a grand, an upright or even a digital grand. Many ensembles request an electric keyboard – 88 weighted keys of course. You can even plan to perform with a chamber or full orchestra. 

Talk to us about your international concert dreams – let us work with you to make these a reality.