Immense gratitude to Allan Naplan, Executive & Producing Director of Arizona MusicFest, for a memorable evening of song. He delighted our audience with personal stories and sang musical selections of his own composition on Sunday, December 11th.The program was held at Assumption Greek Church and provided the opportunity to see and hear, in an intimate setting, the man who has been called “the Valley of the Sun’s own Music Man”.

Mr. Naplan has been the driving force behind MusicFest’s tremendous growth over the last decade. When he arrived in the Valley in 2013, Allan Naplan already possessed extensive experience in the music industry and was up to the task of growing Arizona MusicFest. Following a career as an operatic baritone performing nationwide, he held senior management roles with major opera companies. His works as a composer were performed in 40 plus countries and at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the White House. He is also a well-known cantorial soloist, performing locally and in California.

It is no wonder Arizona MusicFest is such asset to our community bringing in entertainers from all genres. We were privileged to experience Allan Naplan’s warmth and engaging personality as he sang and spoke. He concluded the evening with a preview of MusicFest’s 2022-23 season and then sang his own Hanukkah composition.

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