The Enlightenment Festival II


February 2021
The Enlightenment Festival II

Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor

Seraphic Fire’s Enlightenment Festival returns by popular demand in 2021 with engaging programs of 18th Century music, and its origins. The musicians of Seraphic Fire will explore the relationship between George Frideric Handel and Johann Sebastian Bach – and their musical predecessors Henry Purcell and Claudio Monteverdi. Chamber music concerts and larger festival concerts will paint a vivid portrait of some of history’s most remarkable music innovators.

Join us for a Pre-Concert Conversation one hour before each concert. Pre-Concert Conversations generally last 30 minutes.

Made possible by The Clinton Family Fund, Bruce & Martha Clinton

The Clinton Family Fund
 
 

Concert Schedule:

Monteverdi and the Madrigal

Claudio Monteverdi is represented by an evening dedicated to his madrigals, including the Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda from the Madrigals of Love and War. Heinrich Schutz’s thrilling and virtuosic motets and his masterpiece, the Musikalische Exequien, introduce us to the heights of German composition before Bach.

Thu, Feb 18, 7:30pm  |  Miami
– Beth David Congregation
2625 SW 3rd Ave Miami

Fri, Feb 19, 7:30pm  |  Coral Gables (SP)
– St. Philip’s Episcopal 1121 Andalusia Avenue Coral Gables

Sat, Feb 20, 7:30pm  |  Ft. Lauderdale
– All Saints Episcopal
333 Tarpon Drive Ft. Lauderdale

Bach and the Cantata

The Festival concludes with two of Bach’s cantatas (BWV 62 & BWV 180) and his triumphant Ascension Oratorio, with soloists Margot Rood and Nola Richardson, soprani, Reginald Mobley, countertenor, Steven Soph, tenor, John Buffett, baritone, and John Lenti, lute. Rich, concise, and surprisingly melodic, the Ascension Oratorio has it all – joyful trumpet writing, a stunning aria so poignant that Bach went on to use it in the B Minor Mass, and profound choral music illustrating the vastness of the heavens.

Thu, Feb 25, 7:00pm  |  Naples
– Vanderbilt Presbyterian
1225 Piper Blvd, Naples

Fri, Feb 26, 7:30pm  |  Coral Gables (FUM)
– First United Methodist
536 Coral Way, Coral Gables

Sat, Feb 27, 7:30pm  |  Ft. Lauderdale
– All Saints Episcopal 333 Tarpon Drive Ft. Lauderdale

Sun, Feb 28, 4:00pm  |  Miami Beach
– All Souls Episcopal
4025 Pine Tree Drive Miami Beach

VENUE LOCATIONS & PARKING

The Enlightenment Festival

VENUE LOCATIONS & PARKING
Monteverdi and the Madrigal

Thu, Feb 18, 7:30pm  |  Miami
Beth David Congregation
2625 SW 3rd Ave,
Miami, FL 33129
Complimentary parking available on site

Fri, Feb 19, 7:30pm  |  Coral Gables (SP)
St. Philip’s Episcopal
1121 Andalusia Ave,
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Complimentary valet parking available starting 45 minutes before performances

Sat, Feb 20, 7:30pm  |  Ft. Lauderdale
All Saints Episcopal
333 Tarpon Dr,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Complimentary parking available on site

Sun, Feb 21, 4:00pm  |  Boca Raton
St. Gregory’s Episcopal
100 NE Mizner Blvd,
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Complimentary parking available on site

Bach and the Cantata

Thu, Feb 25, 7:00pm  |  Naples
Vanderbilt Presbyterian
1225 Piper Blvd,
Naples, FL 34110
Complimentary parking available on site

Fri, Feb 26, 7:30pm  |  Coral Gables (FUM)
First United Methodist
536 Coral Way,
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Complimentary parking available on site

Sat, Feb 27, 7:30pm  |  Ft. Lauderdale
All Saints Episcopal
333 Tarpon Dr,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Complimentary parking available on site

Sun, Feb 28, 4:00pm  |  Miami Beach
All Souls Episcopal
4025 Pine Tree Dr,
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Complimentary valet parking available starting 45 minutes before performances

Ticket Policies

Refunds  |  Tickets are non-refundable, but may be converted to tax-deductible donations until 3:00pm the day of the concert, 11:00am for matinees.

Exchanges  |  Exchanges will not be processed after the performance start time. Non-subscribers may exchange tickets for another performance within the same program cycle until 3:00pm the day of the concert, 11:00am for matinees. A service fee will apply. Subscribers may exchange tickets for another concert within the 2019-2020 Season until 3:00pm the day of the concert, 11:00am for matinees at no additional cost.

Children  |  Please note children under the age of 8 will not be admitted to any Seraphic Fire program.

Students  |  Full-time, degree-seeking students are eligible for complimentary StudentAccess tickets that become available one week prior to the performances. To enroll click here. Excludes A Seraphic Fire Christmas.

Performances in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties Sponsored By:
Brickell Bank The Clinton Family Fund Brodsky Fotiu-Wojtowicz 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
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