Be a Soloist in the Concerto of Your Choice
Here is your chance to perform the Concerto of your choice with a fine orchestra! Amateur musicians almost never have this kind of opportunity. Running annually since 2012, The Moxart Concerto Program makes it possible at a very reasonable price.
You will have the thrill of providing a beautiful performance for the audience, and you will receive a video of your performance. There are many other benefits of joining this program:
- Play Better Forever. Preparing for performance always improves your playing, no matter who you are. Our experience is that when an amateur prepares for a challenging program like this one, the improvement can be enormous
- Hear Something Wonderful. The sound of an orchestra playing with you is a unique experience (we mean this in the old fashioned sense of the work “unique”). Really there is nothing else like it!
- Gain Musical Wisdom. You will work with an exceptional conductor and concertmaster with enormous musical knowledge and an eagerness to teach. If you are open to learning, this is the place to do it. Make Special Friends. Meet the other performers, who have goals similar to yours and will therefore understand you (even if no one else does). You may make some real friends.
Moxart engages several high quality amateur orchestras to accommodate the soloists. Due to scheduling constraints, Moxart will assign which orchestra you use. For 2019 the orchestras will be
- March 20, 22, 23, 2019 The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra
Location: Aquinas Hall, Mount St. Mary College, 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh, NY 12550; Conductor: Russell Ger
- May 2 – 4, 2019 The Immaculata Symphony
Location: Immaculata University, 1145 King Rd, Immaculata, PA 19345 Alumnae Hall; Conductor: Joe Gehring
- May 28, 30, 31, 2019 The Newark Symphony (Delaware)
Location:Music School of Delaware, 4101 Washington St, Wilmington, DE 19802; Conductor: Simeone Tartaglione
Concertos and Instruments
You may solo on almost any instrument. We will provide a piano. If you play any other instrument you must provide it. A large number of concertos are possible. The Orchestra has final say as to whether they can accommodate your concerto. Most classical and romantic concertos and some contemporary works will be accepted.
Some concertos previously played:
- Mozart Piano: No. 19, 20, 21, 24 Violin:No. 5
- Beethoven Piano: No. 1, 3, 4, 5
- Brahms Piano: No. 1, 2; Double (violin/cello)
- Various Romantic Piano: Mendelssohn No. 2; Chopin No 1, 2; Saint-Saens No. 4; Tchaikovsky No.1; Grieg
- Various Contemporary Piano: Prokofiev No. 1, 3; Rachmaninoff No. 3;
Bartok No. 2
You can listen to some previous performances here: Sample Concertos
Costs depend on how much combined rehearsal and performance time you need. Depending on the amount of time you need for performance plus appropriate rehearsal time, you could expect to spend $2000 to $4000 for the program. We take care of all the many details of administering the program. You need only do your practicing.
Registration and Further Information
Concerto Registration Information