The SPO continues its 2017-2018 season, Project Maestro, with guest conductor Patrick Dupré Quigley presenting a brilliant collection of fan-favorites.
Patrick is the second candidate to visit Spartanburg this season, auditioning for the position of Music Director of the SPO. Two-time GRAMMY® Award Nominee, Patrick has established himself as an exemplary conductor, creative programmer, and lauded arts entrepreneur whose skills as a musician transcend traditional genre boundaries.
The Founder and Artistic Director of Seraphic Fire and the Firebird Chamber Orchestra, Quigley receives rave reviews for his work with the music of contemporary American composers; is celebrated for his exacting, historically-informed interpretations of Classical and Baroque repertoire; and was honored with a GRAMMY® Award nomination for his recording of Brahms’s Romantic masterpiece Ein Deutsches Requiem.
The program will also feature esteemed soloist and GRAMMY® Award Nominee Kathryn Mueller. Based in Raleigh, NC, Kathryn is on the voice faculties at East Carolina University and North Carolina State University. She tours the US regularly, and in 2009, she made her international debut on an Indonesian concert tour with the Swara Sonora Trio, closely followed by concerts in Central Mexico with the baroque ensemble Capella Guanajuatensis. Kathryn received a GRAMMY nomination in 2015 for her solo work on True Concord’s album Far in the Heavens.