Concert offert par une formation d’étudiants américains
Org.: Syndicat d‘Initiative et du Tourisme de Pétange
AMA (American Music Abroad) Honor Bands and Choirs have been highly praised by European audiences for the past 40 years. The Blue Tour is a group of all-star high school musicians that form a Symphonic Band. This year’s tour includes 70 members. These students represent 7 American high schools from the states of New Jersey and Virginia.
During their 17 day European tour of 2016, the AMA Blue Tour will tour in France, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland. Their seven performances will begin with a concert in France, a second in Luxembourg, another in Germany, two in Austria, one in Italy, and a final performance in Switzerland. Some of the cities the performers will visit include Strasbourg, Koblenz, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the Tirolean region of Austria, Venice, Winterthur and other small towns.
The AMA concerts will feature a varied repertoire. Performances will include music from the masters, music from the American Broadway stage, American folk music and works by contemporary American composers.
Reviewers from all European countries have noted the “purity of tone,” the “dedication to musical technical demands and expression,” and the “high quality, entertaining value” of our musicians.
We are sure that the musicianship and enthusiasm of AMA student performers will be a highlight for audiences. In the words of one of our students, “I cannot recall ever performing for a more appreciative audience. Although we could not communicate verbally, I feel we’ve expressed something to them which is far more profound than that which can be said with mere words. Music is truly a universal language...”