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iPalpiti dazzles in a superb 'Stabat Mater' at Disney Hall
iPalpiti dazzles in a superb 'Stabat Mater' at Disney Hall

Led by conductor Eduard Schmieder, iPalpiti, the dazzling international chamber orchestra of mostly young professional string players, gets better and more ambitious every year. The ensemble gave its annual gala at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Saturday night, and for the first time in its 17-year history, two singers joined them. The occasion was Pergolesi's 1736 spiritual masterpiece, "Stabat Mater," composed at the end of his short life (he died at age 26, probably of tuberculosis), and the superb soloists were Icelandic soprano Dísella Lárusdóttir and American countertenor Daniel Bubeck. The text of the piece comes from a 13th-century Franciscan...

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