CONCERTS

Our 40th season, 2015-16, is Artistic Director Allen Simon's 25th year with us; highlights include a reprise of his first-ever concert with SDG, the Brahms Requiem.

DECEMBER 2015: Let Heaven and Nature Sing: Christmas music using the symbolism of roses and other plants

with Orchestra Gloria

Holly, ivy, roses, and more decorate this festive concert of Christmas joy, featuring original arrangements by our Artistic Director Allen Simon, plus John Rutter's jubilant Magnificat.

MARCH 2016: Ein deutsches Requiem

with Orchestra Gloria

A perennial favorite with classical music lovers, Brahms's ethereal masterpiece transforms the text of the Requiem Mass into his own German memorial scriptures. The program also includes majestic Mendelssohn's Psalm 98 and Fauré's sublime Elegy for cello and orchestra featuring cellist Dan Reiter.
  • Kaia Richards, soprano
  • Ben Kazez, baritone
  • Dan Reiter, violoncello

MAY 2016: Dvorak: Greetings from Prague

with Orchestra Gloria

Prague's most famous composer finished his Mass in D major in 1892, just before moving to New York, and it reflects his subtle understanding of harmony and orchestration while remaining more intimate than his Stabat Mater or New World Symphony. The concert also features the intense Miserere of Prague's Baroque master Jan Dismas Zelenka and the joyful Chandos anthem, Let God Arise, by Handel.
  • Kaia Richards, soprano
  • Katherine McKee, mezzo
  • Ryan Matos, tenor
  • Ben Kazez, baritone