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July 2017 SDG Composer of the Month: Fabio Luisi

Fabio Luisi, conducting  

Today’s audiences recognize Grammy Award-winning conductor Fabio Luisi for many accomplishments: Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, General Music Director of the Zurich Opera, and Principal Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Add to that his position succeeding Zubin Mehta as Music Director Designate of Florence’s Opera di Firenze and the legendary Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in 2018, and you would think he’s done it all!

But most do not know that he studied composition early in his music education.


Give to Your Heart's Content

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“Music is not part of ‘arts and entertainment’ as the newspaper section would have us believe.

"It’s not a luxury, a lavish thing that we fund from leftovers of our budgets …

"Music is a basic need of human survival. Music is … a way for us to understand things with our hearts when we can’t with our minds.”

—Dr. Karl Paulnack, in a welcome to parents of incoming students at The Boston Conservatory


Save the Date - SDG 2017 Fall Gala

The Cliff Dwellers, Chicago


Fourth Annual SDG Fall Gala

Featuring the World Premiere of SDG-Commissioned Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano by Pulitzer-finalist Carter Pann

The Cliff Dwellers
200 S Michigan Avenue, 22nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60604


Second Psallite CD to release Fall 2017

Psallite II CD

The eagerly anticipated release of  the second Psallite CD is just around the corner. Under the direction of Eric A. Johnson, the excellent Cor Cantiamo chamber choir has completed the recording, and production is now in the good hands of the esteemed Abbey Road Studios in London for preparation of an extraordinary CD.


New Mass by Metropolitan Opera Conductor

Fabio Luisi

SDG Music Foundation embarks on a new venture with Grammy Award-winner Fabio Luisi, currently Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera. Preparing the score of his new St. Bonaventure Mass for the World Premiere in September is SDG's first project in the role of Publisher.