Nov
6
to Nov 10

Hildegard of Bingen: Ordo Virtutum

Ensemble alto with Seraphic Fire.

Hildegard of Bingen’s music has echoed over the centuries and millennia since she put them down on paper. Universally revered as one of the greatest minds of the Middle Ages, Hildegard was the very definition of Medieval Mystic. Her Ordo Virtutum (Play of Virtues) features a cast including Mercy, Victory, Patience, Discretion and Charity. The women of Seraphic Fire bring this nearly millennia-old masterpiece back to life.

CONCERT SCHEDULE:

Wed, Nov 6, 7:30pm  |  Miami

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Thu, Nov 7, 7:30pm  |  Boca Raton

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Fri, Nov 8, 7:30pm  |  Coral Gables (SP)

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Sat, Nov 9, 7:30pm  |  Ft. Lauderdale

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Sun, Nov 10, 4:00pm  |  Miami Beach

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Nov
12
7:30 PM19:30

Hildegard of Bingen: Ordo Virtutum

Ensemble alto with Seraphic Fire.

PATRICK DUPRÉ QUIGLEY, CONDUCTOR Grammy-nominated Seraphic Fire makes their return appearance to Sauder Concert Hall for a performance and to record their latest project. The Miami- based vocal ensemble will perform Ordo Virtutum, or Play of the Virtues, a medieval musical drama written by the 12th-century abbess Hildegard of Bingen, universally revered as one of the greatest minds of the Middle Ages. Told in Hildegard’s haunting plainchant compositions, the “Soul” struggles between the pull of the Virtues and the Devil, and features a cast including Mercy, Victory, Patience, Discretion and Charity. The women of Seraphic Fire bring this nearly millennia-old masterpiece back to life.

TOUR SCHEDULE:

Tue, Nov 12, 7:30 pm | Sauder Concert Hall, Goshen, IN

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Jan
19
7:30 PM19:30

Icons: Russian Choral Masterworks

Ensemble alto with Seraphic Fire.

ELENA SHARKOVA, GUEST CONDUCTOR

The billowing sounds of the Russian choral tradition come to life under the baton of acclaimed Russian conductor Elena Sharkova. In her return to Seraphic Fire, Sharkova conducts a program of exceeding beauty, anchored by basso profundo (deep bass) lines that are so characteristic of Russian choral music.

CONCERT SCHEDULE:

Wed, Jan 15, 7:30pm  |  Miami

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Thu, Jan 16, 7:00pm  |  Naples

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Fri, Jan 17, 7:30pm  |  Coral Gables (FUM)

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Sat, Jan 18, 7:30pm  |  Ft. Lauderdale

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Sun, Jan 19, 4:00pm  |  Miami Beach

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Feb
13
to Feb 14

Enlightenment Festival: Recital

A celebration of music of some of this world’s greatest minds, Seraphic Fire’s Enlightenment Festival focuses in on the music that Handel, Haydn, and Bach wrote for public performance with an emphasis on Classicism and dramatic works.

CONCERT SCHEDULE:

Haydn: Arianna a Naxos (Chamber)

Wed, Feb 12, 7:00pm  |  Ft. Lauderdale

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Thu, Feb 13, 7:30pm  |  Miami

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Mar
11
to Mar 15

Northern Lights: Music of Scandinavia

Ensemble alto with Seraphic Fire.

RAGNAR BOHLIN, GUEST CONDUCTOR

The chill of ice and radiance of the northern lights are palpable in this concert of choral music from Scandinavia conducted by Ragnar Bohlin, director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, founder of the professional choir Cappella SF and guest conductor of the Swedish Radio Choir. With fresh harmonies, pulsing rhythm and fantastical choral effects, the Scandinavian choral tradition is an exciting discovery.

Wed, Mar 11, 7:30pm  |  Miami

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Thu, Mar 12, 7:00pm  |  Naples

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Fri, Mar 13, 7:30pm  |  Coral Gables (SP)

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Sat, Mar 14, 7:30pm  |  Ft. Lauderdale

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Sun, Mar 15, 4:00pm  |  Miami Beach

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Mar
20
7:30 PM19:30

Pergolesi's Stabat Mater

Alto soloist with Lyra Baroque Orchestra
Peter Van Heyghen makes his debut with Lyra as a conductor in this program featuring singers Sarah Brailey, Clara Osowski, Scott Brunscheen, Joseph Hubbard, and a group of the Twin Cities finest singers forming a chamber choir. Repertoire to include Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and the exquisitely beautiful Requiem by Niccolò Jommelli.

Peter Van Heyghen, conductor
Sarah Brailey, soprano
Clara Osowski, alto
Scott Brunscheen, tenor
Joseph Hubbard, bass

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Mar
21
7:30 PM19:30

Pergolesi's Stabat Mater

Alto soloist with Lyra Baroque Orchestra
Peter Van Heyghen makes his debut with Lyra as a conductor in this program featuring singers Sarah Brailey, Clara Osowski, Scott Brunscheen, Joseph Hubbard, and a group of the Twin Cities finest singers forming a chamber choir. Repertoire to include Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and the exquisitely beautiful Requiem by Niccolò Jommelli.

Peter Van Heyghen, conductor
Sarah Brailey, soprano
Clara Osowski, alto
Scott Brunscheen, tenor
Joseph Hubbard, bass

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May
10
4:00 PM16:00

Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra: Shakespeare and Chaminade

Mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski returns for her fourth solo appearance with the MSO to sing the world premiere of Will’s Ladies, Minneapolis composer Carol Barnett’s setting of soliloquies (recited by actress Christina Baldwin) of five Shakespearian female lead characters: Portia, Juliet, Ophelia, Lady Macbeth, and Cleopatra. The concert opens with John Tartaglia’s lovely Pavane, one of several works written by the late composer for William Schrickel and the MSO. Pianist Darin Tysdal, MSO Solo Competition winner, is featured in Cécile Chaminade’s rarely-performed Concertstück from 1888, and Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s beloved Romeo and Juliet, premiered two years earlier, brings down the curtain on the MSO’s 38th season.

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May
17
4:00 PM16:00

Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra: Shakespeare and Chaminade

Mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski returns for her fourth solo appearance with the MSO to sing the world premiere of Will’s Ladies, Minneapolis composer Carol Barnett’s setting of soliloquies (recited by actress Christina Baldwin) of five Shakespearian female lead characters: Portia, Juliet, Ophelia, Lady Macbeth, and Cleopatra. The concert opens with John Tartaglia’s lovely Pavane, one of several works written by the late composer for William Schrickel and the MSO. Pianist Darin Tysdal, MSO Solo Competition winner, is featured in Cécile Chaminade’s rarely-performed Concertstück from 1888, and Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s beloved Romeo and Juliet, premiered two years earlier, brings down the curtain on the MSO’s 38th season.

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Oct
6
3:30 PM15:30

Madison Bach Musicians

Our season opens with a tribute to one of the most celebrated German composers of the 18th century – Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767).  Born just four years before J.S. Bach, Telemann was astonishingly prolific, and his music – unlike Bach’s – was widely published and performed throughout Europe during the composers lifetime.

MBM will present three of Telemann’s programmatic, or story works, and three purely instrumental selections.  In 1728, when Telemann wrote his Suite for Two Violins based upon scenes from Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift’s masterpiece had only been in print for two years.  Now that’s some topical Telemann!  With narration and graphics, we’ll walk you through how Telemann depicts the tiny Lilliputians dancing a heavy chaconne and the Brobdingnagian giants doing their rendition of a light-footed gigue!  Telemann also must have enjoyed Cervantes’ Don Quixote; this marvelous Suite Burlesque for Strings portrays Quixote’s love for Dulcinea, his jousting with windmills, and the world-weariness of his faithful servant Sancho Panza. And guest artist Clara Osowski will sing the droll and sweetly amusing cantata about the demise of a favorite canary.

The concert includes non-programmatic works for string band: the dramatic Sonata in F Minor for two violins, two violas, cello and continuo, and the elegant Sinfonia Spirituosa, and Trevor Stephenson will perform some fascinating Fantasy miniatures for solo harpsichord.

Clara Osowskimezzo-soprano

Trevor Stephensonharpsichord

Kangwon Kim leads the MBM strings

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Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

Madison Bach Musicians

  • First Unitarian Society of Madison – Atrium Auditorium (map)
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Our season opens with a tribute to one of the most celebrated German composers of the 18th century – Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767).  Born just four years before J.S. Bach, Telemann was astonishingly prolific, and his music – unlike Bach’s – was widely published and performed throughout Europe during the composers lifetime.

MBM will present three of Telemann’s programmatic, or story works, and three purely instrumental selections.  In 1728, when Telemann wrote his Suite for Two Violins based upon scenes from Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift’s masterpiece had only been in print for two years.  Now that’s some topical Telemann!  With narration and graphics, we’ll walk you through how Telemann depicts the tiny Lilliputians dancing a heavy chaconne and the Brobdingnagian giants doing their rendition of a light-footed gigue!  Telemann also must have enjoyed Cervantes’ Don Quixote; this marvelous Suite Burlesque for Strings portrays Quixote’s love for Dulcinea, his jousting with windmills, and the world-weariness of his faithful servant Sancho Panza. And guest artist Clara Osowski will sing the droll and sweetly amusing cantata about the demise of a favorite canary.

The concert includes non-programmatic works for string band: the dramatic Sonata in F Minor for two violins, two violas, cello and continuo, and the elegant Sinfonia Spirituosa, and Trevor Stephenson will perform some fascinating Fantasy miniatures for solo harpsichord.

Clara Osowskimezzo-soprano

Trevor Stephensonharpsichord

Kangwon Kim leads the MBM strings

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Aug
10
to Aug 24

Aspen Music Festival: Professional Choral Institute

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.

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Jun
24
to Jun 29

Transept: Venetian Glory

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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.

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Jun
8
12:30 PM12:30

International Choral Conducting Masterclass & Young Artist Program

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.

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May
26
6:00 PM18:00

Haunted Blue

"All the works revel in spectral zones between light and shadow, loss and connection, classical and jazz." 
– Classical Minnesota Public Radio

It was an unlikely partnership: a jazz pianist/composer and international award-winning Schubert vocalist, but the sparks of Jeremy Walker and Clara Osowski‘s artistic collaboration appeared the first time they performed together. The result was Haunted Blue—music by Walker with poetry by Walt Whitman, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Twin Cities lyricist Greg Foley.

MPR’s New Classical Tracks host Julie Amacher observed the album was comprised of “songs that may reflect the future of classical music” and asked, “If Franz Schubert were composing songs today, would they sound like the songs heard on this new recording?”

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May
23
7:30 PM19:30

Tienda by Reinaldo Moya

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. 

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May
7
to May 12

Seraphic Fire: Peace in Music

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

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May
1
10:30 AM10:30

Lumina: KidsJam

Travel around the world with Lumina as you LISTEN to languages and songs from many countries. LEARN about distant lands and people of many cultures through music. PLAY with your voice as you imitate different sounds and CREATE your own instrument to play along!

Space and supplies are limited. Advance registration is highly recommended. 

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Apr
30
10:30 AM10:30

Lumina: KidsJam

Travel around the world with Lumina as you LISTEN to languages and songs from many countries. LEARN about distant lands and people of many cultures through music. PLAY with your voice as you imitate different sounds and CREATE your own instrument to play along!

Space and supplies are limited. Advance registration is highly recommended. 

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Mar
30
7:30 PM19:30

Winona Symphony Orchestra

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!

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Mar
13
to Mar 17

Seraphic Fire: Korean Treasures

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

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Feb
16
7:30 PM19:30

Seraphic Fire: Vivaldi and the Pietà

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

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