Patrick Dupré Quigley

Patrick Dupré Quigley is founder and Artistic Director of Seraphic Fire and the Firebird Chamber Orchestra. He has received acclaim for his work with the music of contemporary American composers and his historically-informed interpretations of Classical and Baroque repertory, and he was honored with a Grammy award nomination for his recording of Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem.

This season, Mr. Quigley collaborates with the Cleveland Orchestra in the music of Stravinsky (Threni) and Bach (Cantatas Nos. 191 and 34), and he will lead the Grand Rapids Symphony in a program of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, Respighi, Handel, and Gluck. His previous guest conducting engagements include works of Reich, Ligeti, and Monteverdi with the New World Symphony; Respighi, Mozart, and Bach with the Mobile Symphony; Haydn and Charpentier with the Naples Philharmonic; and Handel’s Messiah with the Indianapolis Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic and the San Antonio Symphony. Mr. Quigley has also served as cover conductor for the San Francisco Symphony and the Cleveland Orchestra and he has conducted touring performances with Seraphic Fire and The Sebastians period instrument orchestra in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. He made his debut under San Francisco Symphony auspices in 2012, leading a choral workshop for the SFS Community of Music Makers program. He returned to the SFS in May 2015 as baritone soloist in John Cage’s Litany for the Whale, performed as part of Cage’s Renga, led by Michael Tilson Thomas.

Mr. Quigley received his Master of Music degree in conducting from the Yale School of Music and his undergraduate degree in musicology from the University of Notre Dame. He is a graduate of the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy’s Fundraising School, and has written extensively on artistic entrepreneurship, including the book Profit / Prestige: A Foolproof Guide to Sustainable Arts Programming, and a continuing series with Minnesota Public Radio. 

(December 2016)