MIAMI – Seraphic Fire announces its first multimedia performance project, hosted by Founder and Artistic Director Patrick Dupré Quigley and dedicated to delivering hope for a world in turmoil through the sterling presentation of relevant music and art.
Music of Love and Plague
November 8, 2020. 4:00 p.m.
For centuries, humans have been threatened by plague and other mass afflictions. Maladies were seen as a population’s punishment from a higher power. During times of deep uncertainty, it is natural to feel fear, grief, loneliness, and longing. However, history (and music) records that those afflicted also experienced profound love, deepened friendships, new outlooks, and—in some cases—an awe of their resourcefulness and survival.
Seraphic Fire’s intention with Still. Here. is to honor music created during various times of trouble and malady, and to illustrate the hope that endures. November’s in-home presentation incorporates stunning choral and solo performances that are made more relevant by the in-depth research, poetry, and period art that will accompany them. In order to ensure our viewers’ safety, this 45-minute multimedia production will be provided to ticketholders via the internet, but also have supplementary components that are delivered by postal mail and email.
The repertoire presented by Seraphic Fire artists will include dynamic performances of:
Claudio Monteverdi : Lamento Della Ninfa (from Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi)
Thomas Campion: Never Weather-Beaten Sail
John Dowland: Come again! sweet love!
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Super Fluimina Babylonis
Ticketholders will receive timely emails unveiling more components of the presentation prior to November 8.
“If, during this pandemic, you have felt isolated or adrift, you are not alone. From time immemorial, people across civilizations have encountered exactly what we are experiencing today—loneliness and confusion brought about by an invisible attacker. And even though their circumstances were drastically worse than ours, they left behind an artistic legacy of hope, trust, constancy, and humanity. This is the legacy which we, the artists of Seraphic Fire, present to you in November with Still. Here. as the opening of Season S, our first multi-media season.” said Patrick Quigley.
Season passes and single tickets are on sale at https://www.seraphicfire.org/performances/season-s/ and by phone at 305.285.9060.
Our next podcast will be released on Saturday, November 7 and will focus on the making of Season S. Make sure to tune in at https://www.seraphicfire.org/blog/