The Saint-Jean-le-Divin cathedral will present Gothic Hymn: music for organ and violin in March

Saint John the Divine Cathedral welcomes associate organist Daniel Ficarri and violinist Stella Chen to perform at the Great Music in a Great Place concert on March 1.

Named one of the best “20 under 30” by Diapason magazine in 2019, Daniel Ficarri is an associate organist at the cathedral and a published composer of organ, choir and chamber music. Ficarri has performed at places such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York and Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove, California. Additionally, The New York Times featured Ficaarri on their “The 8 Best Classical Music Moments of the Weekin 2017. Holder of a Master’s degree from the Juilliard School, Ficarri composes music published by EC Schirmer.

The program at Saint John the Divine Cathedral will include the world premiere of Ficarri’s Gothic hymn. This composition is for organ and violin and will be performed with violinist Stella Chen.

Chen is the winner of the Queen Mathilde Prize at the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition. She has given solo performances at venues including the Kennedy Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and at the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago. Chen is a Resume Starr doctoral student at the Juilliard School and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Honors from Harvard University.

Together, the talented Ficarri and Chen will present a beautiful musical reflection on the architectural and acoustic characteristics of the Cathedral.

Great music in a big space will be the cathedral’s first live concert of 2022 with breathtaking solo and duo performances. This legendary concert series dates back to the 1980s and features choral, orchestral and instrumental music. The transcendent music is enhanced by the deeply spiritual setting of the largest Gothic cathedral in the world.

Tickets for the Great Music in a Great Space concert series are available online and are priced at $25 per person. The event will take place on the evening of March 1 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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