MAKING THE MUSIC

TENOR TALKS
MAKING THE MUSIC
Jul 10, 2024
FREE
Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 6:00PM
Hurley School Auditorium

** Attend all three Tenor Talks and receive a free ticket to Broadway & Dvořák **

 

JOIN MILES FOR FREE CLASSES ON MUSIC, SINGING, BUILDING AN INTERNATIONAL CAREER, AND PERFORMING WITH THE WORLD’S GREATEST ARTISTS

CALLING ALL FANS OF EMBERLIGHT, MILES MYKKANEN, OR THE PERFORMING ARTS
We are excited to debut “Tenor Talks” in our 2024 season

Ever wonder how Miles books jobs?  What Juilliard was like?  Where he lives?  If he speaks multiple languages?  How he memorizes operas?  What about singing high notes?  Preparing for photo shoots?  How does he combat stage fright?

No question is too ridiculous or off limits in these unique seminars with Emberlight’s star tenor!  This interactive and casual platform welcomes audience questions, creating a vibrant exchange that celebrates music.

Led by our Artistic Director and internationally acclaimed tenor, Miles Mykkanen, this engaging series of three master classes is designed to elevate your musical understanding and appreciation.  Alongside anecdotes from his recent debuts at the Royal Opera House and San Francisco Opera, Miles will guide audiences through the musical scores featured in our chamber music concerts.  These free classes promise to offer invaluable context and deeper insights into the performances you will hear a few weeks later.

WHAT IS ‘MAKING THE MUSIC’ ABOUT?

The life of a musician requires daily practice and an ever-deepening study of musical scores.  In the second class of our Tenor Talks series, Miles will cover various principals of musicianship and dive into the world of vocal technique.  From breath support, to learning tricky rhythms, to singing high notes — Making the Music will give you a glimpse into the collaborative and highly competitive world of classical music.

Musical studies for Making the Music include:

  • “Povero Ernesto” from Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti
  • Selections from Innocence by Kaija Saariaho and Sofi Oksanen

OPERA & SHOWBIZ
Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 6:00PM
Hurley School Auditorium
MAKING THE MUSIC
Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 6:00PM
Hurley School Auditorium
ALL ABOUT ARTISTRY
Thursday, July 11, 2024, 6:00PM
Hurley School Auditorium

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Text saying "Torch Songs & Rhapsodies" and the dates June 29 - August 24, 2024

SAVE ON YOUR TRIP TO NYC THIS YEAR.  EXPERIENCE EMBERLIGHT INSTEAD.

Your favorites like Art in the ParkEmberlight Photographers and Performance Infusions are back this summer and totally FREE.  New this season are free master classes with our Artistic Director and international tenor Miles Mykkanen in a series we’re calling Tenor Talks.

The International Film FestivalCabarets and our new Chamber Music series will set our stages ablaze in August.  We are transforming Theatre North into The Ember Club and bringing big city vibes to Ironwood.  Then we’ll be “jumping across the border” to Hurley, WI for rhapsodic chamber music concerts with Adam Rothenberg and The Broadway Strings.

Over 60% of our festival is absolutely free.  The average ticket price is $19.  Young adults 20 years old and younger get free tickets to every event.

In 2023 we welcomed audiences from 36 states, Finland, Spain, Canada and Mexico to our events.  Help us continue to turn Ironwood and Hurley into a cultural destination by donating, buying tickets, or sharing videos with your friends.

Discover the 2024 Season