First | Last: 20th Anniversary Concert
PATRICK DUPRE QUIGLEY, CONDUCTOR
To honor the conclusion of our 20th Anniversary season, Seraphic Fire celebrates with a program containing both the oldest and newest pieces in our repertoire. William Billing’s Invocation was the first work performed by Seraphic Fire, and the first line of this American hymn—“Majestic God, our Muse inspire, and fill us with Seraphic fire”—is the source for the ensemble’s name. Seraphic Fire will be joined by Ensemble Ibis for Shawn Crouch’s The Road From Hiroshima, the first piece of music commissioned and premiered by Seraphic Fire. Representing Seraphic Fire’s newest projects are three world premiere performances of works by Alvaro Bermudez, Sydney Guillaume, and Tawnie Olson. The ensemble’s first performance of Thomas Tallis’ massive 40-voice motet Spem in alium is the icing on the birthday cake of this celebration 20 years of glorious music.
PROGRAM TO INCLUDE:
Shawn Crouch: The Road from Hiroshima
Sydney Guillaume: New Commission
Alvaro Bermudez: Danzas del Silencio*
Tawnie Olson: Beloved of the Sky**
Thomas Tallis: Spem in alium
*Commissioned by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
**Commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University
Join us for a Pre-Concert Conversation 1 hour before the concert!
Thu, Apr 27, 7:00pm | Naples
Sat, Apr 29, 7:30pm | Ft. Lauderdale
Sun, Apr 30, 4:00pm | Boca Raton