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Preparatory Division String Camp, June 20-24, Ages 6-9 and 9-12. Registration deadline is May 20th. Preparatory Division, Tanner Dance and Youth Theatre Arts Passport, June 27 - July 1, Create an original performance work to be presented at the Tanner Dance Building. Preparatory Division International Piano Festival, July 26 - July 29, Musicianship, ukulele, and choir classes. University of Utah, School of Music.

Home in Their Eyes: Images and Stories of Home by Residents in Rural China, Friday, March 25 – Thursday, June 2, 2016, J. Willard Marriott Library 3rd Floor

Salt Dance Fest 2016 brings together internationally renowned dance artists and dance makers Jeanine Durning, Alex Ketley and Jennifer Nugent, along with esteemed SLC dance artists Daniel Charon, Molly Heller and Stephen Koester for two weeks of moving, collaborating, dance making and the lively exchange of ideas, June 6-17, 2016.

Summer Chamber Music Workshop, Matt Zalkind, June 26 - 30, 2016, Hasse Borup, Director, Open for serious string and piano players, age 12 - 26,  School of Music, University of Utah

University of Utah Department of Ballet Summer Intensive, June 20 - July 15, 2016. Join us for an exciting four-week ballet intensive with internationally recognized faculty and guest artists.

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Ballet, University of Utah

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Modern Dance, University of Utah

Natural History Museum of Utah 2015 Lecture Series

College of Fine Arts, University of Utah

10-Year-Old Amira Willighagen Performed the Soprano Opera “O Mio Babbino Caro” from Puccini

Amira Willighagen performed the Soprano Opera “O Mio Babbino Caro” from Puccini, together with André Rieu and his Orchestra in front of a Crowd of over 10,000 People each night — 10 years after Amira was born, 10 years after André Rieu began his annual Vrijthof Concerts in Maastricht, 10 weeks after Amira’s Debut Album CD with 10 opera arias received a Gold Award and just over 10 weeks after Amira turned 10 years old. At the end of the Concert, Amira danced and waved goodbye together with the orchestra.

One year ago, Amira could only dream about joining André Rieu at such a large stage, singing opera songs in front of a crowd of over 10,000 people each night. In August 2013, Amira took the train from Nijmegen to Zwolle, accompanied by her brother Fincent and father Gerrit. There, in a small theater in Zwolle, Amira first pre-auditioned with “O Mio Babbino Caro” as a possible candidate for the TV Show Holland’s Got Talent 2013. Half a year later, Amira eventually won Holland’s Got Talent 2013, receiving well in excess of 50% of all public votes during the finals on 28 December 2013. Amira’s life has been a Roller Coaster ever since and she enjoys it.

For your interest, here are the website, Youtube channel and Facebook page of Amira. 

For your information, André Rieu is a Dutch violinist and conductor best known for creating the waltz-playing Johann Strauss Orchestra.[Wikipedia]. Here is his Youtube Channel.

Amira Willighagen performed the Soprano Opera “O Mio Babbino Caro” from Puccini Maastricht 2014:

André Rieu - The Beautiful Blue Danube:

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