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 Mass for the World Premiere in September is SDG's first project in the role of Publisher.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, New York
Luisi's new setting of the Latin Mass will be performed by chorus, string quartet, and percussion, with soprano and bass-baritone soloists, and recitant.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The Cloisters of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Immediately following this performance, the New York Premiere will be performed at The Cloisters of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 19, 2017. The Cloisters performance will be a truly special event, with the music of the Mass performed in the historic Fuentidueña Chapel. Musicians will include an instrumental ensemble from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra with the internationally renowned and Tony-nominated (“Show Boat”) Michel Bell as the Recitant, along with the student concert chorus from St. Bonaventure University.
The Fuentidueña Chapel at The Cloisters houses a twelfth-century Romanesque apse, originally part of the San Martín church at Fuentidueña in Segovia and re-created stone-by-stone in this historic chapel.
Seating is very limited for this event. If you are interested in attending, please contact SDG Music Foundation.
2018: Franziskanerkirche, Salzburg, Austria
The Franciscan Church, the oldest church in Austria, is renowned for its tradition of providing the best music at Mass in Salzburg.
2018: Carinthian Summer Music Festival, Ossiach Abbey, Austria
The Carinthian Summer music festival is ranked among the most important summer festivals in Austria today. Set on the shores of Lake Ossiach, it is renowned for the classical and new musical talent that it showcases.
A Chicago premiere of Luisi’s Mass is in the planning stages for 2018. Stay tuned for further information.
In addition to conducting at the Met, Maestro Luisi is the General Director of the Zurich Opera and Zurich Philharmonia, the Music Director of the Royal Danish Orchestra, and Music Director Designate of Florence’s Opera di Firenze (2018). At the Met he has led productions ranging from Madama Butterfly, Aida, and Don Giovanni to Manon, Elektra, and Wozzeck. His extensive discography includes multiple symphonies and operas.