Minuetto Music Festival



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Country and Region United StatesNew Jersey
Type of Festival Opera, Music
Location of Festival Summit, New Jersey, USA
Festival Contact Information

Continuo Arts Foundation
290 Springfield Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090 USA
Phone: +01 908-264-5324
Email: info@continuoarts.com

Festival Description

The first edition of the Minuetto Music Festival will take place in June 2012 in Summit, New Jersey. The festival is organized by the Continuo Arts Foundation and features a program of concerts that include a young vocal artists showcase called The Milton Cross and competition (The Milton Cross Award, The Rising Artist Award, and The Emerging Artist Award), instrumental concerts, singers and a Choral performances.

Outstanding Young Vocal Artists from the Tri-State area are invited to audition for the The Milton Cross awards. Registration forms for singers interested in performing in the Symphonic Chorus as well as Young Artist applications are available by visiting http://www.continuoarts.com or by calling 908-264-5324.

Festival Dates June 24 - 29, 2013
Festival Links

http://www.continuoarts.com/minuettomusicfestival.html

Festival Events:

Symphonic Chorus Festival Week Schedule 2012:
  • Dates: June 25, 27, 29, 2012
  • Location: Central Presbyterian Church, Summit NJ
  • Rehearsal Times: Symphonic Chorus: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Dress Rehearsal: Symphonic Chorus: TBA
  • Concert Attire: Ladies-Full Length Concert Black
  • Men: Tuxedo or Concert Black suit with black bowtie
Concert performances 2012:
  • The Milton Cross Young Artist Showcase
    June 26, 2012, 7:30pm at the Central Presbyterian Church, Summit NJ
    • Milton Cross & Rising Artist Young Artist Winners present a delightful evening of music to agents, managers, directors and concert goers. The concert is followed by a Meet-the-Artists reception at the Grand Summit Hotel: By invitation only
  • Judy Kang
    June 28 2012, 7:30pm at the Central Presbyterian Church, Summit NJ
    • Join us for an unprecedented concert opportunity as superstar violinist Judy Kang presents her CD release concert! Hot off the press, CD’s will be available for sell after the concert; don’t forget to get yours signed!
  • The Minuetto Symphonic Choir, Orchestra, Soloists & Young Artists Winners
    June 30 2012, 7:30pm at the Central Presbyterian Church, Summit NJ
    • The Minuetto Music Festival Finale Concert will feature: Selections from Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
      Jacques Offenbach
      ——Aria: Les oiseaux dans la charmille
      ——Duet: Barcarolle (Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour)
      ——Aria: Scintille, damant
      ——Septet and Chorus: Hélas mon coeur s’égare encore
      Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms Selections from La Traviata, Giuseppe Verdi
      ——Duet: Un dì felice
      ——Aria: Sempre libera
      ——Aria: De’ miei bollenti spiriti
      ——Chorus: Brindisi: Libiamo ne’ lieti calici
The Milton Cross Young Artist Series 2012:
  • Named for the famous ‘voice of the Metropolitan Opera’ Milton Cross, the Young Artist Series is designed to expose and promote outstanding young artists from around the world. Winners are selected in the following categories:
    • A Milton Cross Award Winner
      Named for the famed Metropolitan Opera Announcer, the Milton Cross winners will be featured on:
      ——The Young Artist Showcase Concert –invitees include Tri-State area managers, agents, directors & conductors receiving showcase artists head shots & bios
      ——Meet-the-Artists Post-Concert Reception with VIP guests
      ——Cast in a role or soloist for the Minuetto Finale Concert
      ——Presentation of the Milton Cross Award at the Finale Concert
      ——The Continuo Arts Foundation Website
      ——Entrance to all Festival Events
    • Rising Artist Winner
      Featured on:
      ——The Young Artist Showcase Concert – invitees include Tri-State area managers, agents, directors & conductors receiving showcase artists head shots & bios
      ——Meet-the-Artists Post-Concert Reception with VIP guests
      ——Festival Chorus performer at the Finale Concert
      ——The Continuo Arts Foundation Website
      ——Entrance to all Festival Events
    • Emerging Artist Winner
      ——Festival Chorus performer at the Finale Concert
      ——Entrance to all Festival Events
  • Note
    • Young Artists Winners to be announced June, 2012
  • Young Artists Festival Week Rehearsal Schedule
    • Dates: June 25, 27. 29, 2012
    • Location: Central Presbyterian Church, Summit NJ
    • Rehearsal Times: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditions for The Milton Cross Young Artists Showcase 2012:
  • Registration information and form
    http://www.continuoarts.com/Young%20Artist%20Debut%20Registration%20Form.pdf
  • Open for all voice classifications. Submit registration form, CD or DVD recording, headshot & bio with $75 non-refundable application fee postmarked by June 8, 2012 to:
    • The Continuo Arts Foundation
      290 Springfield Avenue
      Westfield, NJ 07090
  • For more information visit http://www.continuoarts.com or call 908-264-5324
  • Winners to be announced June 13, 2012
  • Note: Audition materials will not be returned without self-addressed stamped envelope

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Video:
  • The Minuetto Music Festival on YouTube
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MzNP3dTj24&feature;=youtu.be
Social networks:
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    http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Continuo-Arts-Foundation/76161332542
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    https://plus.google.com/106816345237165868386/about
  • Twitter
    https://twitter.com/#!/ContinuoArts

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Practical Info:

Festival Sponsors 2012:
  • The Continuo Arts Foundation would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the Inaugural season of the Minuetto Music Festival. Please patronize our sponsors and be sure to thank them for their support!
  • The Grand Summit Hotel
    • Welcome to The Grand Summit Hotel, a shining star in the town of Summit, New Jersey since 1868. Set among the rolling hills of picturesque Union County and built by expert European craftsmen, The Grand Summit Hotel has provided a haven of personal service in the tradition of the finest historic country inns for over a century. Just 30 minutes from New York City and situated in one of the most prestigious towns in the state of New Jersey, The Grand Summit Hotel has established a reputation for charm and elegance through unique accommodations in an intimate setting. The hotel is a short walk from the vibrant Summit downtown featuring upscale restaurants, boutique shopping, and direct service to midtown Manhattan. Whether planning a special occasion or just visiting on business or pleasure, The Grand Summit Hotel is the perfect destination. The hotel’s HAT Tavern offers comfort foods in a unique and lively setting. Enjoy the big game or just spend time with family and friends. Sunday Brunch is among the most respected in the area and a private room for events is available. The intimacy of our hotel has made us the choice of many local companies, organizations, and individual travelers who value the exclusive use of the property for their meetings and events both large and small. Guests can expect personalized service from a sophisticated staff in what is truly a home away from home in the grandest style. Our experienced staff will ensure that every detail is covered to exceed your expectations. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you at Summit’s most celebrated address. 570 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901
      (908) 273-3000
      http://www.grandsummit.com/
  • Investors Bank
    • Operating with over 80 full-service retail branches, Investors is committed to offering a full range of high-quality products and services that support customers in reaching their financial objectives.
      https://www.myinvestorsbank.com/home/home
  • Peapack-Gladstone Bank
    • Peapack-Gladstone Bank has been focused on providing personalized customer service to the New Jersey banking community since 1921. We are committed to offering our customers the most convenient and innovative products and services to help them successfully navigate through the demands of life. Discover all of the conveniences Peapack-Gladstone Bank has to offer today. Located at 48 DeForest Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901
      (908) 306-4246
      http://www.pgbank.com/home/home
  • Hilltop Community Bank
    • We established Hilltop Community Bank because we believe small business owners, professionals, and families prefer personalized banking service. Summit, New Jersey, our home town, is a very desirable suburban community with a business mix that appreciates a positive and responsive attitude from its service providers. We would welcome your business and comments of how we might better meet your financial needs.
      Mortimer J. O’Shea, President/Chief Executive Officer
      385 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901
      908-522-0090
      http://www.hilltopcommunitybank.com/

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