THE WORLD PREMIERE—JUNE 30th 2017, Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at The Temple – Tifereth Israel, Cleveland

The Emergent Universe Oratorio Project was invited to produce a magnificent performance of the Emergent Universe Oratorio (EUO) in Cleveland, Ohio on June 30, 2017 in collaboration with the World Union of Jesuit Alumni (WUJA) on the historic occasion of their first ever international World Congress* in North America, but also as a high profile public event for the Greater Cleveland community. In addition, we were asked to create a professional recording, to “stand as a legacy, as the composition enters the choral-orchestral repertoire and continues to be performed across the nation.”

Both the performance and recording took place at the Maltz and Tamar Maltz Peroforning Arts Center at the Temple – Tifereth Israel (, one of the country’s most beautiful, state-of-the-art concert halls and best technically-equipped recording venues. To reach this highest standard of performance, Cleveland’s pre-eminent professional chamber orchestra, the BlueWater Chamber Orchestra ( was engaged for the performance in collaboration with The Cleveland Chamber Choir (, the area’s finest professional chorus.



Mary K. Kerr

Congratulations Sam! Thrilling to say the least! WOW! I read this news as I listen to your magnificent Celtic Mass for Peace as I often do: so beautifully calming during this uneasy U.S. political mess Americans are enduring. Your Mass gives me hope as a child raised on & who continues to believe in, 83 years later, FDR’s inspiring declaration: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” as I observe the amazing outreach here the few days here that we have come to expect in Vermont .
I remain optimistic that I will be fortunate enough to hear your Emergent Universe Oratorio soon.

Sam Guarnaccia

Thank you, Mary. I am in the final phases of the full orchestration, preparation for the June 30th World Premiere. It is a revelatory process… entirely new evolving experience… with all of life, profound, unpredictable, creative, inspiring. You WILL!


I did enjoy your Celtic Mass for Peace, and would very much like to be present at the Cleveland presentation of the Emergent Universe. Where do I apply for tickets and bookings?

Sam Guarnaccia

Hello, Desmond,
Thank you for your inquiry.
You can get tickets, and learn more, at this link:
which is also above in the text. Click on the Emergent Universe Oratorio event, and you will see a small live link at the bottom: ‘get tickets’. Hope to see you there!


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