ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Forty years ago, Maria Callas shrugged off the earthly binds of temporal life, leaving a bereft world longing for her presence, her performances, her voice. Now she returns to the stage, in all her grandeur, confirming her immortality to stunned audiences.
Introducing Callas in Concert, a triumphant event that brings the beloved La Divina to the stage via hologram, singing to the accompaniment of a full live orchestra. As this unprecedented performance unfolds, you will surrender all notions of what is real and get lost in the magic of perhaps the best opera singer of all time.
From the moment the curtain rises, you are a captive in Callas’s world. Her most iconic performances of Bellini, Bizet, Verdi, Puccini and more feature original recordings digitally remastered and brought to life on stage through breathtaking state-of-the-art digital and laser technology. Yet this is far from a replay of her past glories. You will delight as Ms. Callas playfully engages the orchestra conductor. And you will stare awe-stricken as she reacts to you, the live audience, and you feel her soul.
Callas in Concert was featured on CBS Sunday Morning - read/watch it here.
Clip of Callas in an excerpt from Carmen - watch it here.
Having composed extensively for film and video game, Eímear Noone is responsible for some of the most enduring soundscapes on World of Warcraft, Warlords of Draenor which achieved the Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Video Game Score and was nominated for 5 Annual Game Music Awards and The ASCAP, Composer’s Choice Award, and other best-selling video game scores.
In addition to her classical, film, rock and EDM experience, Eímear has emerged as one of the world's premier conductors of game scores having conducted the original recordings and performances of nearly all the World of Warcraft/Blizzard Activision franchises over the past 10 years.
She was also the conductor featured by Nintendo while recording the original soundtrack for The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary 3DS. With views in the millions, this was one of the first times a recording session was captured in 3D while it happened. Extensive tours with The Legend of Zelda, Symphony of the Goddesses, and Video Games Live (VGL) followed with Eimear conducting at venues such as The Sydney Opera House, The Mann Center, Wolftrap and The Bird's Nest (Olympic Stadium, Beijing).
In the film world, she has worked on scores for directors such as Gus Van Sant and Joe Dante, orchestrating for Oscar nominee Javier Navarrette (composer of Pan’s Labyrinth) creating haunting music for thrillers Mirrors and The Hole. Her other feature film scores include the family drama, It's Dark Here, the phycological thriller The Donner Party (based on the true story) and the horror film, The Occupants.
Although best known for her game scores, Eimear is equally at home performing new music, contemporary repertoire and traditional classical programmes. Drawing on this and her desire to expose the gamer audience to the classics she loves, in December 2016 she conducted her own programme called Video Games Classic with Ireland's RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, featuring game music alongside the classics that inspired those composers.
She has led some of the world's great ensembles, including: The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Pittsburgh Symphony,The Dallas Symphony Orchestra,The Sydney Symphony Orchestra and The Washington National Symphony Orchestra. Eímear has had the pleasure of conducting the orchestra for the Los Angeles Ballet in their inaugural production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker earning recognition from the LA Times. She has also shared the stage with Pierce Brosnan and Roma Downey in her own production This Is Ireland.
Eímear founded the Dublin International Game Music Festival and is a sought-after commentator on music, technology and creativity.
Her recent and upcoming highlights include performing at Miami Music Week, ComicCon, E3, GamesCom,Fimucité 11, the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Krakow Film Music Festival. Likewise, as an orator, she's spoken at Inspirefest, The Web Summit and will be the keynote speaker for Accenture's upcoming International Woman's Day Conference.
From the greatest musical and storytelling traditions, Eímear Noone is a timeless artist and a force to be reckoned with.
Symphony NH was founded in 1923 by conductor and educator Elmer “Pop” Wilson and is now New Hampshire's oldest professional orchestra. Symphony NH was known as the Nashua Symphony Orchestra until 2012. Jonathan McPhee joined Symphony NH as Music Director from 2008 to 2017, leading the orchestra new artistic heights and presenting programs that feature a variety of music and appeal to the diverse tastes of New Hampshire audiences. Most notably in 2016, Symphony NH premiered McPhee's highly acclaimed The Essential RING, called "outstanding Wagner" by The Boston Globe.
Symphony NH has performed orchestra concerts in Nashua, Concord, Lebanon, Peterborough, and Keene, as well as additional towns across the state. Our education programs have served Nashua students for many years, and starting in 2016 were additionally brought to students in Manchester, Concord and the Upper Valley.