» View our health and safety policies Event Archives

The Songs of Solomon

The Music of Salamone Rossi

October 27, 2022
Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
PLA Presents

This performance is being postponed to the 23/24 season.
Those with tickets have been contacted by the Box Office and will have their tickets automatically transferred to the new date once it is confirmed.

Event Location: Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, 19 South 38th Street

Explore the world of Salamone Rossi, a Jewish composer working in Italy at the same time as Claudio Monteverdi. Largely ignored until the 20th century, Rossi was a multifaceted musician who wrote for the glittering court of Mantua as well as for the synagogue. The first known musician to compose a collection of choral motets in Hebrew, Rossi’s The Songs of Solomon (1623) were an innovative development in Jewish devotional music. Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano and Penn Department of Music Artist-in-Residence, returns to our stage alongside other nationally renowned artists to create a portrait in sound of this intriguing and talented composer.


Meg Bragle photo credit: Tatiana Daubek