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Seraphic Saturday Podcast: Episode 12

EPISODE 12: Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo virtutum (CD Release) The Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion Also Available Here: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Anchor Podcasts | Radio Public | Spotify Welcome to the Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion. In our twelfth episode host, Patrick Dupre Quigley, explores the music and legacy of the 12th-century composer, visionary, abbess, philosopher, theologian, and polymath Hildegard of Bingen. You can listen to this podcast at one of the links above,… Read More

Seraphic Saturday Podcast: Episode 11

EPISODE 11: Alvaro Bermudez and Composing for Seraphic Fire The Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion Welcome to the Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion. Our eleventh episode features a deep dive interview with our host, Patrick Dupre Quigley, and one of our founding members, Alvaro Bermudez. Seraphic Fire will be premiering Alvaro’s newly commissioned “Danzas del Silencio” this May, sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Listen along as Patrick and Alvaro recount his history… Read More

SERAPHIC FIRE RETURNS TO THE STAGE FOR THEIR 2021-22 SEASON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2021 CONTACT Laura Shand Marketing Manager Laura@SeraphicFire.org | 305.692.0201 SERAPHIC FIRE RETURNS TO THE STAGE FOR THEIR 2021-22 SEASON Music of Bach, Handel, Purcell, Pergolesi, and a collaboration with stage director Francesca Zambello on Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo virtutum will headline an exciting season of live performances MIAMI – Following the success of this year’s Season S delivered in multimedia, Seraphic Fire, Miami’s professional vocal ensemble, announces a return to… Read More

Seraphic Saturday Podcast: Episode 10

EPISODE 10: Eternal Fire Preview The Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion Welcome to the Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion. Our tenth episode features Artistic Director Patrick Dupré Quigley previewing our next Season S production, Eternal Fire. You can listen to this podcast at one of the links above, or by searching “Seraphic Saturday Podcast” on your favorite podcast search tool. For a tutorial on listening to podcasts, click here. If you have a question about today’s podcast,… Read More

SERAPHIC FIRE’S MARCH PROGRAM COMBINES 18TH CENTURY BACH WITH 21ST CENTURY PULITZER-PRIZE COMPOSITION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Shand | Marketing Manager Laura@SeraphicFire.org | 305.692.0201 SERAPHIC FIRE’S MARCH PROGRAM COMBINES 18TH CENTURY BACH WITH 21ST CENTURY PULITZER-PRIZE COMPOSITION Eternal Fire March 21, 2021 @ 4:00pm EST Pre-Concert Conversation begins @ 3:30pm EST MIAMI – Seraphic Fire, South Florida’s GRAMMY®-nominated professional vocal ensemble, presents two extraordinary and emotional musical experiences at the ensemble’s March 21, 2021 multi-media performance entitled Eternal Fire. The program features Johann Sebastian Bach’s thrilling Cantata… Read More

Seraphic Saturday Podcast: Episode 9

EPISODE 9: Behind the Scenes of the Professional Choral Institute The Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion Welcome to the Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion. Our ninth episode features Associate Conductor James K. Bass taking us behind the scenes of Seraphic Fire’s Professional Choral Institute, a partnership with the Aspen Music Festival and School, for which Dr. Bass serves as Program Director. You can listen to this podcast at one of the link above, or by searching “Seraphic… Read More

In Pursuit of Peace | Program Notes

**The program notes below were first published for the original performance of The Desert Music with the New World Symphony in 2016** The Desert Music (1982-83; chamber version 2001) STEVE REICH (b. 1936) Brass arrangement by Alan Pierson I. (FAST) II. (MODERATE) III. (SLOW—MODERATE—SLOW) IV. (MODERATE) V. (FAST) Steve Reich was pivotal in the rise of a musical style known as “minimalism,” one of the most influential compositional approaches of the last 50 years. Following… Read More

Seraphic Saturday Podcast: Episode 8

EPISODE 8: A Listening Tour of American Music with Patrick Quigley The Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion Welcome to the Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion. Our eighth episode features Artistic Director Patrick Dupre Quigley leading us on a listening tour of two important American works: Samuel Barber’s Hermit Songs, and Steve Reich’s The Desert Music. You can listen to this podcast at one of the links above, or by searching “Seraphic Saturday Podcast” on your favorite podcast… Read More

SERAPHIC FIRE JUMPS INTO 2021 WITH TWO UPLIFTING PROGRAMS THIS FEBRUARY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Shand | Marketing Manager Laura@SeraphicFire.org | 305.692.0201 SERAPHIC FIRE JUMPS INTO 2021 WITH TWO UPLIFTING PROGRAMS THIS FEBRUARY Seraphic Fire afficionados can look forward to two musical events in the month of February featuring music focused on finding peace and experiencing love. In Pursuit of Peace February 6, 2021 @ 4:00pm EST Live Pre-Concert Conversation begins @ 3:30pm EST MIAMI – This Seraphic Fire program explores humanity’s continual quest for… Read More

Seraphic Saturday Podcast: Episode 7

EPISODE 7: Home for the Holidays: Christmas Highlights from James K. Bass The Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion Welcome to the Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion. Our seventh episode features Associate Conductor James K. Bass as he leads listeners through his favorite Seraphic Fire Christmas performances and recordings over the years. You can listen to this podcast at one of the links above, or by searching “Seraphic Saturday Podcast” on your favorite podcast search tool. For a… Read More

A SERAPHIC FIRE CHRISTMAS COMES TO YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Shand | Marketing Manager Laura@SeraphicFire.org | 305.692.0201 A SERAPHIC FIRE CHRISTMAS COMES TO YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS MIAMI – Seraphic Fire, South Florida’s own GRAMMY-nominated professional vocal ensemble, will delight its audience again this year with an enchanting Christmas program. Replete with carols and holiday songs from the Renaissance to the more contemporary, the presentation of Home for the Holidays will be hosted by Associate Conductor, James K. Bass… Read More

Seraphic Saturday Podcast: Episode 6

EPISODE 6: The Making of Season S The Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion Welcome to the Seraphic Saturday Podcast Companion. Our sixth episode goes behind the scenes of the making of Seraphic Fire’s Season S with guest host Rhett M. Del Campo featuring interviews with Sarah Moyer and John Buffett. Artistic Director Patrick Quigley will also drop by to discuss the process of making Season S and premiere a piece from our November concert, Still.Here. You… Read More

Still. Here. | Program Notes

Part I Part II Part III Still. Here. Program Notes by Patrick Dupré Quigley Part I: The musical portion of Still. Here., Seraphic Fire’s November 8th, 2020 concert program is divided into three acts dealing with fear, longing, and hope, respectively. Aside from the first work on the program, composers are English or Italian. Each lived during a particularly plague-and-epidemic-disease-ridden time for their homelands, a period from the beginning of the 16th century to the… Read More

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