Concert to Feature Top U.S. Soloists in Pinnacle Baroque Work

March 12, 2013

Mike Burgess
Communications Manager, Seraphic Fire
Direct Line (305) 692-0268

Seraphic Fire pairs lauded soprano, Kathryn Mueller and principal trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Billy Ray Hunter, with Firebird Chamber Orchestra

MIAMI, FL – In an artistic coup, Seraphic Fire will present a magnificent pair of soloists to headline the ensemble’s March program, Vivaldi and the Soprano: Vocal Fireworks. Collaborating with the Firebird Chamber Orchestra on Johann Sebastian Bach’s Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (BWV 51) will be American Baroque sensation, soprano Kathryn Mueller, and principal trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera, Billy Ray Hunter, making for the most high- profile combination of soloists on this work in the United States in the last five years.

Vivaldi and the Soprano: Vocal Fireworks will run from March 20th – March 24th, 2013. Performances will be held in Dade, Broward and Boca Raton. Tickets and information are available online at or by phone at 305-285-9060.

“We have scored an exciting artistic triumph,” says Seraphic Fire Artistic Director, Patrick Dupré Quigley. “It’s an honor that that Seraphic Fire will play host to this musical alchemy.”

Kathryn Mueller has performed as a soloist in the works of Bach with virtually every early music ensemble in the United States, including the American Bach Soloists, Washington Bach Consort, Carmel Bach Festival, and many others. She is firmly established as one of America’s bright early music stars.

Billy Ray Hunter is the principal trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York and assistant principal trumpet with the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra in Chicago. Hunter was previously co-principal trumpet with the New World Symphony and Spoleto Festival Italy orchestras, and has performed has performed with are the New York Philharmonic, Boston, Baltimore, and Dallas Symphonies.

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Seraphic Fire’s Firebird Chamber Orchestra joined by soprano Kathryn Mueller and principal trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Billy Ray Hunter

Seraphic Fire’s Firebird Chamber Orchestra presents Vivaldi and the Soprano: Vocal Fireworks.Tickets are $38 and are available at or by phone at 305-285-9060.

When and Where:

Wednesday, March 20, 7:30pm
St. Jude Melkite Catholic Church
Miami 126 S.E. 15th Road Miami, FL 33129

Thursday, March 21, 7:30pm
St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church
100 N.E. Mizner Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33432

Friday, March 22, 7:30pm
First United Methodist Church
536 Coral Way Coral Gables, FL 33134

Saturday, March 23, 8:00pm
All Saints Episcopal Church
333 Tarpon Drive Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Sunday, February 24, 4:00pm
Miami Beach Community Church
1620 Drexel Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139


Vivaldi and the Soprano is made possible through a generous gift by George Chesney and Sue Fiorey.

Made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the support of the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council, the support of Funding Arts Network, Funding Arts Broward, as well as with the support of the City of Coral Gables. Seraphic Fire is the Ensemble in Residence at First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables.

Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.
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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