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Enlightenment Festival: Life | DeathThu 02/16/2023 - Sun 02/19/2023
PATRICK DUPRE QUIGLEY, CONDUCTOR
The third annual Enlightenment Festival returns with two back-to-back weeks of choral-orchestral works. This year’s Festival will celebrate the music of Bach with programs highlighting the enduring composer’s sacred cantatas and oratorios.
During an age of high mortality, Johann Sebastian Bach experienced the stark and tenuous nature of life and death firsthand. As a result, Bach’s music of human existence and death is, unsurprisingly, probing and profound. Seraphic Fire sings two of Bach’s haunting cantatas on death, and Reginald Mobley is featured in the solo alto cantata Vergnügte Ruh in this musical evening of inspiration and reflection.
PROGRAM TO INCLUDE:
Dieterich Buxtehude: Jesu, meines Lebens Leben
Johann Sebastian Bach: Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV 170
Johann Sebastian Bach: Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht mit deinem Knecht, BWV 105
Antonio Vivaldi: Laetatus sum
Join us for a Pre-Concert Conversation 1 hour before each concert!
Thu, Feb 16, 7:30pm | Miami
Fri, Feb 17, 7:30pm | Coral Gables (SP)
Sat, Feb 18, 7:30pm | Ft. Lauderdale
Sun, Feb 19, 4:00pm | Miami Beach