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 search tool.

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Episode 8 Overview

Host: Patrick Dupré Quigley


Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor, is the Founder and Artistic Director of Seraphic Fire, and is a regular guest conductor with the nation’s top orchestras. Recent guest conducting highlights include the Mozart Requiem with The Cleveland Orchestra, Ligeti and Bach with the San Francisco Symphony, Haydn and Mozart with the Utah Symphony, and Reich’s Desert Music with the New World Symphony. This season, Mr. Quigley debuts with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and the New Jersey Symphony. Read More.

Featured Recordings: (click for purchasing information)

Barbara B. Heyman: Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music


Knoxville: Summer of 1915/Dover Beach/Hermit Songs/ Andromache’s Farewel

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Steve Reich: The Desert Music – Michael Tilson Thomas

Spotify | Amazon | Apple Music

Reich: Tehillim / The Desert Music

Spotify | Amazon | Apple Music


Join us on Saturday, February 6, for In Pursuit of Peace, our online broadcast featuring both Hermit Songs and Desert Music. Tickets are on sale now!

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Production Credits

Producer/Engineer: Alexis Aimé
Host:Patrick Dupré Quigley

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