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.






Saint Bonaventure   

St. Bonaventure Mass

Luisi's new Mass commemorates the 800th anniversary of the birth of Saint Bonaventure of Bagnoregio, one of the most influential theologians of the Middle Ages.



Sunday, September 17, 2017
5:00 p.m.
Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus (Adam Luebke, Music Director)
Buffalo Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble
Conducted by Catherine Matejka
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, New York

The Chorus and Chamber Ensemble of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will perform in the World Premiere of Luisi's Mass, along with percussion, soprano and bass-baritone soloists, and internationally renowned and Tony-nominated (“Show Boat”) Michel Bell as the Recitant.



Tuesday, September 19, 2017
5:30 p.m.
Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus (Adam Luebke, Music Director)
Buffalo Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble
Conducted by Catherine Matejka
The Cloisters of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fuentiduena Chapel, The Cloisters  
Fuentidueña Chapel, The Cloisters  

Immediately following the World Premiere, 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 the Chorus and Chamber Ensemble from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, with percussion, soprano and bass-baritone soloists, and internationally renowned and Tony-nominated (“Show Boat”) Michel Bell as the Recitant.

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.



The Franciscan Church, Salzburg  
The Franciscan Church, Salzburg  

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.








Carinthian Summer Music Festival  
 Carinthian Summer Music Festival  

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.







Chicago skyline  
 Chicago skyline  

2018: Chicago
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.