Calendar Archive – 2002

December 9,
Panel discussion with Sister Helen Prejean and Terrence McNally at the LBJ Library in Austin, TX. 
November 22,
Concert with Susan Graham and Eugenia Zukerman. A private benefit for the Merola Opera Program at the home of Gordon Getty in San Francisco.
November 15,
Premiere of  "Holy the Firm — Essay for Cello and Orchestra", composed for cellist Emil Miland and commissioned by the Oakland East Bay Symphony; Michael Morgan, conductor. At the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, CA.
October 21,
Benefit concert for the Noe Valley Chamber Music Society in San Francisco. A celebration of American song featuring sopranos Kristin Clayton and Marnie Breckenridge, singers Tracy Chiappone, Curt Branom and Patrick Reese of "Beach Blanket Babylon," and cellist Emil Miland. 
October 19,
Benefit concert for Contra Costa Music Teachers" Association Scholarship Fund. 
September 13, 15, 17, 21, 26, 28 and Oct. 2


Dead Man Walking at the New York City Opera. Production by Leonard Foglia. Conducted by John DeMain. Cast includes Joyce DiDonato (Sister Helen), John Packard (Joseph de Rocher), Sheryl Woods (Joseph"s Mother), Dennis Petersen (Father Grenville), Robert Orth (Owen Hart), Nicolle Foland (Kitty Hart), etc. 
Sept. 12,
Symposium on Dead Man Walking with Sister Helen Prejean, Jake Heggie, Terrence McNally and Joyce DiDonato at the Society for Ethical Culture (W. 64th St. at Central Park West) in New York. 
Sept. 9,
Symposium on Dead Man Walking with Terrence McNally, Leonard Foglia, Joyce DiDonato, John Packard and Sheryl Woods, moderated by David Del Tredici. The Guggenheim Museum, New York. 
July 17,
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Litton, performs Orchestral Episodes from Dead Man Walking at the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival in Vail, Colorado.
July 16,
Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, flutist Eugenia Zukerman and
Jake (pianist) perform the world premiere of his new song cycle, "The Deepest Desire," with new texts by Sister Helen Prejean. Commissioned by Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival in Vail, Colorado.
July 15,
Eugenia Zukerman, flute, performs Four Songs
for Flute and Piano
with Jake Heggie at the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival. Heggie also joins pianist Anne-Marie McDermott for a performance of works for piano four-hands. 
11, 13, 19,
Dead Man Walking at Cincinnati Opera (Cincinnati, OH). New production by Leonard Foglia and designer Michael McGarty. Stefan Lano conducts. The cast includes Margaret Jane Wray as Sister Helen, John Packard as Joseph de Rocher, and Frederica von Stade as Joseph"s mother.
June 21,
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Litton,  performs the premiere of Orchestral Episodes from Dead Man Walking (commissioned by DSO). At Meyerson Hall in Dallas, TX.
May 20-23,
Emily Dickinson in Song; A symposium hosted by New Texas Music Works in Austin. Concerts, master classes, etc.
May 5,
Benefit concert for Desert AIDS Project at the McAllum Theater in Palm Springs. Hosted by Lily Tomlin, with guests: Carol Channing, Lorna Luft, JoAnn Worley, Lesley Ann Warren, Nancy Dussault, Jason Graae, Rod McKuen, Chris Calloway, Davis Gaines, Brian Lane Green, Suzanna Guzman and Jake Heggie. 
April 16-21,
Dead Man Walking. John DeMain conducts a new production directed by Leonard Foglia and designed by Michael McGarty. The cast includes Kristine Jepson as Sister Helen, John Packard as the death-row inmate Joseph de Rocher, and Frederica von Stade as Joseph"s mother. Opera Pacific (Orange County, CA).
April 4,
A performance of Jake"s 10-minute opera
"Again" at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania.
March 22,
Recital with Frederica von Stade in Modesto,
CA. Concert includes several Heggie works. 
March 3,
Bryn Terfel sings the U.S. premiere of "The Moon is a Mirror" as part of his Carnegie Hall recital with pianist Malcolm Martineau.
February 24,
Jake"s songs and two-piano music featured on a concert presented by Voices of Change at SMU in Dallas, TX. Mezzo-soprano Virginia Dupuy; soprano Christine Schadeberg; pianists Shields-Collins Bray and Jake Heggie.
February 21,
The Eos Orchestra, conducted by Jonathan Sheffer, and featuring baritone Gordon Hawkins,gives the premiere of "A GREAT HOPE FELL: Songs from Civil War," Jake"s new cycle for baritone and chamber orchestra, based on texts by Maya Angelou, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Emily Dickinson, Stephen Foster and others. At the Society for Ethical Culture in New York City.
January 15,
The Pacific Chamber Symphony (conducted by Lawrence Kohl) presents a concert featuring music by Bay Area composers David Conte, Kurt Rhode and others, including Jake Heggie"s Cut Time: Variations for Piano and Orchestra" with pianist Stephen Prutsman, and orchestral settings of three songs performed by soprano Kristin Clayton. At Herbst Theatre in San Francisco.
January 14 – February 2
National telecast on PBS of "AND THEN ONE NIGHT: The
Making of Dead Man Walking." The one-hour documentary, narrated by Angela Bassett, is a remarkable weave of real-life stories, interviews, and actual footage from rehearsals and performances of Dead Man Walking. Check listings for local dates and times. 
January 13,


Bass-baritone Bryn Terfel and pianist Malcolm Martineau perform "The Moon is a Mirror", a new set of five songs by Jake Heggie with poetry by Vachel Lindsay.  January 13, 2002 at the Barbican in London, England.

January 8, 2002, Erato Disques releases the recording of Dead Man Walking, made live at
the world premiere in San Francisco and featuring performances by Susan Graham,
John Packard, Frederica von Stade, the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus,
conducted by Patrick Summers.