Quigley and Seraphic fire “transcended technique” with Cleveland Orchestra

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 in Patrick Dupre Quigley | No Comments
Quigley and Seraphic fire “transcended technique” with Cleveland Orchestra

“Arguably the group’s smartest decision was hiring Seraphic Fire to join its first performance of Stravinsky’s “Threni: Lamentations of Jeremiah.” The six Miami-based vocalists who sang the solo roles helped elevate what could have been a drab and brutal reading of a 12-tone rite into a surprisingly listenable and spellbinding experience.”

“But oh, those guests from Seraphic Fire. They did what so few singers can: make serialism sound natural. Theirs was the rare 12-tone performance that transcended technique and operated solely on the level of real music.”

— Read more at Cleveland.com.

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