Performing Arts Series Concert: Seraphic Fire with American Brass Quintet
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall
Tickets: $40, $35, $25 | Purchase tickets online or at the box office (574-535-7566, email@example.com)
Exploring of the Spanish tradition of music for voice and brass, The American Brass Quintet and Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire join together for a journey across Spain’s storied Camino de Santiago on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall.
Via the music of Victoria, Morales, Guerrero and a world-premiere of O Antiphons by Australian-Canadian composer Julian Revie, the groups will share this rich musical tradition.
Seraphic Fire, led by Founder and Artistic Director Patrick Dupré Quigley, brings top ensemble singers and instrumentalists from around the country to perform a repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant and Baroque masterpieces to Mahler and newly commissioned works by this country’s leading composers.
Two of the ensemble’s recordings, Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem and A Seraphic Fire Christmas, were nominated for 2012 Grammy Awards, making Seraphic Fire the only choral ensemble in North or South America to be nominated that year and the only classical ensemble in the world to be nominated for two separate projects.
Quigley is the recipient of the 2004 Robert Shaw Conducting Fellowship, given annually by the National Endowment for the Arts and Chorus America to one conductor between the ages of 25 and 40 who demonstrates the potential for a significant professional career. At 26, he was the youngest person to receive this award.
Seraphic Fire aims to present high-quality performances of under-performed music with cultural significance. Simultaneously, Seraphic Fire encourages the occupational advancement of musicians by providing a forum for the development and presentation of their talents, and promotes community well-being through musical education programs.
The American Brass Quintet (ABQ), 2013 recipient of Chamber Music America’s highest honor, the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award for significant and lasting contributions to the field, is internationally recognized as one of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time, celebrated for peerless leadership in the brass world. The ABQ’s rich history includes performances in Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East and all fifty of the United States; a discography of nearly sixty recordings; and the premieres of over one hundred fifty contemporary brass works.
Committed to the promotion of brass chamber music through education, the American Brass Quintet has been in residence at the Aspen Music Festival since 1970 and at The Juilliard School since 1987. Since 2000 the ABQ has offered its expertise in chamber music performance and training with a program of mini-residencies as part of its regular touring. Designed to offer young groups and individuals an intense chamber music experience over several days, ABQ mini-residencies have been embraced by schools and communities throughout the United States and a dozen foreign countries.
The New York Times has written that “among North American brass ensembles none is more venerable than the American Brass Quintet,” while Newsweek has hailed the ensemble as “the high priests of brass” and American Record Guide has called the ABQ “of all the brass quintets, the most distinguished.” Through its acclaimed performances, diverse programming, commissioning, extensive discography and educational mission, the American Brass Quintet has created a legacy unparalleled in the brass field.
Tickets are $40, $35, $25 and can be purchased through the Goshen College Box Office (574-535-7566, firstname.lastname@example.org) or online at www.goshen.edu/tickets.
Future concerts in the Performing Arts Series include:
- Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, 7:30 p.m. － Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
- Friday, March 29, 2019, 7:30 p.m. － The Step Crew
- Thursday, June 7, 2018, 4 p.m. － The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer meets Take 6