Dominick Argento's Casa Guidi and Libby Larsen's Raspberry Island Dreaming
After opening with Mozart’s glittering Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, the final concert of the season is another tribute to Minnesota, with Minneapolis-based mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski performing the works of Minnesota composers Libby Larson and Dominick Argento. Osowski has performed on some of the world’s greatest stages, including the Musikverein in Vienna and award-winning performances in London’s Wigmore Hall and at the International Das Lied Competition in Heidelberg, Germany. Recognized for her excellence in Minnesota, she is a recipient of the prestigious 2018-2019 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Musicians administered by MacPhail Center for Music. Her performances of Minnesota composers Larsen and Argento will thrill, entertain, and uplift you!
Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor
This program showcases the rediscovered sounds of Cuba, Bolivia, and Peru through ancient music that blends indigenous rhythms and instruments with European traditions.
Fri, Apr 12, 7:30pm | Coral Gables
Sat, Apr 13, 7:30pm | Ft. Lauderdale
Sun, Apr 14, 4:00pm | Naples
James K. Bass, conductor
Seraphic Fire presents contemporary American works alongside traditional pieces that have called for wisdom and peace throughout history.
Tue, May 7, 7:00pm | Naples
Wed, May 8, 7:30pm | Miami
Fri, May 10, 7:30pm | Coral Gables
Sat, May 11, 7:30pm | Ft. Lauderdale
Sun, May 12, 4:00pm | Miami Beach
This unique performance at TPT Street Space in Lowertown, St. Paul will feature a partially staged opera by Schubert Club Composer-in-Residence Reinaldo Moya with words by Caitlin Vincent. Among the singers and instrumentalists featured in this chamber opera is mezzo soprano Clara Osowski. The opera tells the story of Luis Garzón, a Mexican musician who immigrated to Minneapolis in 1886 and opened a small Mexican grocery store, or tienda, in St. Paul in the 1920s. While Luis had married an American woman and was fully integrated into Minneapolitan society, his store served as a community hub for the newest arrivals from Mexico, many of whom had fled the Mexican Revolution and now toiled in the sugar beet farms of rural Minnesota. Tienda explores the immigrant experience: what must be left behind—and what cannot be forgotten—on the journey to a new home. This world premiere performance of Tienda is one of the highlights of Moya’s two-year residency with the Schubert Club.
Intensive professional choral training with internationally-recognized conducting faculty and Artists in Residence from the GRAMMY-nominated South Dakota Chorale.
Mezzo-soprano, Artist in Residence
The professional Artists in Residence of the GRAMMY-nominated South Dakota Chorale contribute to the depth of experience for the Conducting Fellows and Young Artists. The Artists in Residence bring an incredible wealth of performance history and varied career paths as professional opera singers, professional choristers, consort musicians, and university voice teachers. Artists in Residence have sung with Handel & Haydn Society, Carmel Bach Festival, Seraphic Fire, South Dakota Chorale, Houston Chamber Choir, Kinnara Ensemble, Schola Antiqua of Chicago, Dallas Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Opera Southwest, and many more.
In addition to coaching to Young Artists on solo and small ensemble repertoire for the Young Artist Recital, the Artists in Residence sing side-by-side with Young Artists in the masterclass rehearsals to collaboratively teach professional ensemble singing skills first hand.
SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2019 AT 7:30 PM
Experience the majesty and splendor of Venice, in a time where it stood as a musical and cultural epicenter of the world. Voices and period instruments combine, including works for multiple choirs written for St. Mark’s Basilica and its famous choir lofts.
Voice Faculty, Professional Choral Institute in partnership with Seraphic Fire
Seraphic Fire’s Grammy nominated Professional Choral Institute (PCI) at the Aspen Music Festival and School is the only summer program in the country designed to prepare emerging singers to work in the growing industry of professional ensemble singing. PCI alumni have now performed with nearly every professional vocal ensemble in the country. In 2012, Seraphic Fire and PCI received a Grammy nomination for their recording of Brahms’s German Requiem.
E. J. Yoon, conductor
Seraphic Fire shines the spotlight on gems of East Asia in this not-to-be-missed event that brings South Korea to South Florida.
Wed, Mar 13, 7:30pm | Miami
Thu, Mar 14, 7:00pm | Naples
Fri, Mar 15, 7:30pm | Coral Gables
Sat, Mar 16, 7:30pm | Ft. Lauderdale
Sun, Mar 17, 4:00pm | Miami Beach
Ensemble Alto with Seraphic Fire
Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor
Patrick Dupré Quigley and the women of Seraphic Fire recreate Antonio Vivaldi’s famed 17th Century Ospedalle della Pietà performances in this program of his concerti for treble voices accompanied by Baroque chamber instruments.
Wed, Feb 13, 7:30pm | Boca Raton
Thu, Feb 14, 7:00pm | Naples
Fri, Feb 15, 7:30pm | Coral Gables
Sat, Feb 16, 7:30pm | Ft. Lauderdale
Jeremy Walker presents two sets of original music for piano, bass and drums and mezzo, Clara Osowski, drawing from influences as wide as Ellington and Schubert to create melodic, lush and deeply personal music.
- Jeremy Walker, piano and artistic director
- Clara Osowski, vocals
- Anthony Cox, bass
- Kevin Washington, drums
Because we associate Schubert as the master of the Lied, the cosmopolitan songs of Haydn often go unnoticed and are frequently less programmed. We will explore the texts and the development of the piano as a dramatic element, and highlight the importance of Haydn’s song specifically within the development of Lied and daringly early romanticism.
Featuring Das Leben ist ein Traum, The Wanderer, and She Never Told Her Love with pianist Casey Rafn.
Anthony Trecek-King, conductor
Seraphic Fire returns to America’s first true concert music. Highlighting both solemn melodies and exhilarating rhythms, the ensemble presents the breadth and depth of African-American spiritual literature.
Tue, Jan 15, 7:00pm | Naples
Wed, Jan 16, 7:30pm | Miami Beach
Thu, Jan 17, 7:30pm | Boca Raton
Fri, Jan 18, 7:30pm | Coral Gables
Sat, Jan 19, 7:30pm | Ft. Lauderdale
Sun, Jan 20, 4:00pm | Cutler Bay
JANUARY 10, 2019 | 8PM
ICEHOUSE - MPLS
NOVEMBER 16 @ 5P CST
IN COLLABORATION WITH
SPARKS & WIRY CRIES, SOURCE PRESENTS THE SECOND ANNUAL
A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR COMPOSER & PERFORMER TEAMS TO PREMIERE NEW ART SONGS AND COMPETE FOR CASH PRIZES!
Teams will present a new song of no more than 5 minutes for voice and piano in any language for the voting audience, who—in the poetry slam tradition—will then vote on their favorites and award $900 in prize money.
Teams are encouraged to bring their friends, as all prizes will be awarded by audience vote!
Alto soloist with Bach Society of Minnesota and Lyra Baroque.
Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (December 7-9, 2018) BSM in collaboration with Lyra Baroque Orchestra will perform Bach’s beloved retelling of the Christmas story for the second year in a row, following critical acclaim for last year’s performance. Performances scheduled in Rochester, St. Paul, and Minneapolis.
Haunted Blue is the debut album by international mezzo-soprano soloist Clara Osowski performing original compositions by jazz pianist, Jeremy Walker. The project includes mezzo-soprano/tenor duets with tenor Tesfa Wondemagenehu (who last collaborated with Walker on the near sold-out Orchestra Hall debut of 7 Psalms) and renowned jazz bassist, Anthony Cox. The poetry behind Haunted Blue highlights works by Walt Whitman, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Twin Cities writer Greg Foley.
Ensemble Alto with Seraphic Fire
Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor
American Brass Quintet, “high priests of brass” (Newsweek), and Seraphic Fire explore the rich Spanish tradition of music for voice and brass. Join the ensembles as they journey across Camino de Santiago via the music of Victoria, Morales, Guerrero, and a world-premiere, O Antiphons, by Australian-Canadian composer Julian Revie.
Join us for a PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION one hour before each concert
Wed, Oct 17, 7:30pm | Miami
Thu, Oct 18, 7:30pm | Boca Raton
Fri, Oct 19, 7:30pm | Coral Gables
Sat, Oct 20, 7:30pm | Ft. Lauderdale
Sun, Oct 21, 4:00pm | Cutler Bay
Mezzo-soprano soloist in Aaron Copland's In the Beginning
Roll out the red carpet and stroll down memory lane as we celebrate the people and songs that made VocalEssence what it is today. Opening just as we did 50 years ago with Copland’s In the Beginning, the concert will bring back audience favorites including selections from Benny Andersson’s Kristina and John Philip Sousa’s El Capitan. Guest artists and speakers from Bradley Greenwald to Dessa will join us to add sparkle to the golden affair, including some surprises! Continue the celebration with a “who’s who” of VocalEssence celebrities at the After Party at Landmark Center catered by Deco Catering.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 AT 7:30 PM
AT THE CATHEDRAL OF SAINT JOSEPH
521 N DULUTH AVE
SIOUX FALLS, SD 57104
A glimpse into life and music in 16th-century England under epochal figures such as Henry VIII, Thomas Wolsey, Anne Boleyn, and Elizabeth I. Music and spoken narratives are interwoven, including sublime works by choirmasters/composers John Taverner, Thomas Tallis, and William Byrd and featuring beloved instruments of the period including lute and viola da gamba.
For the past two seasons, Cantus has showcased the very best in vocal chamber music in a one-night-only concert in the Twin Cities. Past collaborators have included Chanticleer and Sweet Honey in the Rock, and this year Cantus joins forces with the nine women of Lorelei for an unforgettable evening that choral lovers won’t want to miss. Join us as the voices of Cantus and Lorelei come together for the first time!
Mezzo-soprano and guest teacher.
Seraphic Fire’s groundbreaking Professional Choral Institute at Aspen Music Festival and School (PCI) opens the 2018 – 2019 Season. PCI is the only summer program in the country designed to prepare emerging artists to work in the growing industry of professional ensemble singing. As ensemble-in-residence, Seraphic Fire will also present three performances.Mozart’s Requiem | Sat, Aug 17, 6:00pm | Aspen, CO
This is Seraphic Fire | Mon, Aug 20, 7:30pm | Aspen, CO
Professional Choral Institute Performance | Wed, Aug 22, 7:30pm | Aspen, CO