First | Last: A 20th Anniversary Concert

April 2023
First | Last: A 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. Shawn Crouch’s The Road From Hiroshima was 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 in this celebration of 20 years of glorious music.

Program to include:

Shawn Crouch

The Road from Hiroshima

Sydney Guillaume

New Commission

Alvaro Bermudez

Danzas del Silencio*
*Commissioned by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Tawnie Olson

Beloved of the Sky**
**Commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University

Thomas Tallis

Spem in alium

Concert Schedule:

Thu, Apr 27, 7:00pm  |  Naples

Fri, Apr 28, 8:00pm  |  Coral Gables

Sat, Apr 29, 7:30pm  |  Ft. Lauderdale

Sun, Apr 30, 4:00pm  |  Boca Raton

Single tickets will go on sale September 6, 2022.

Performances in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties Sponsored By:
The Clinton Family Fund Broward County Florida Cultural Division Coral Gables The City Beautiful Coral Gables Community Foundation The Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation Enterprise Holdings Foundation Funding ARTS Broward! Funding ARTS Network First Miami Key Biscayne Community Foundation Knight Foundation The Hutson Wiley Echevarria Foundation Miami Beach Miami-Dade County Miami-Dade County Public Schools Miami Salon Quest National Endowment for the Arts NCCO Norfolk Southern Kirk Foundation Someone & Somebody South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center P. L. Dodge Southern Land Films Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs The Children's Trust Williamson Automotive WLRN Arts Calendar
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