Calendar Archive – 2008

December 11,12,14
Three Decembers produced by San Francisco Opera and Cal Performances at UC Berkeley featuring the original cast: Frederica von Stade (Maddy), Kristin Clayton (Bea), and Keith Phares (Charlie). Patrick Summers conducts from the piano, and Leonard Foglia directs his original production from Houston. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley.
December 10,12,14
For a Look or a Touch at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY.
December 4
For a Look or a Touch by Music of Remembrance at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, CA.
October 11
Frederica von Stade, Kristin Clayton and Jake Heggie in concert for the inaugural concert of the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, CA. Program includes the Los Angeles premiere of At the Statue of Venus.
September 26
Frederica von Stade and Jake Heggie in recital at Opera Colorado, Denver.
September 25-27
The Deepest Desire sung by soprano Laura Anne Ayres with the Nashville Symphony conducted by Claus Peter Flor.
August 4,6
Frederica von Stade and Jake Heggie in concert at the Mozarteum Brasileiro in Säo Paolo.
June 7-18
Baltic Cruise to benefit Classical Action with concerts by mezzo Frederica von
Stade and violinist Leila Josefowicz accompanied by Jake.
June 1
Gala benefit for Noe Valley Chamber Music; music of Poulenc and Heggie performed by soprano Kristin Clayton, tenor Thomas Glenn, flutist Julie McKenzie, cellist Emil Miland and pianist Jake Heggie.
May 31, June 1, 3
American premiere of Friendly Persuasions in a new chamber version for Pacific Serenades in Los Angeles with tenor Nicholas Phan.
May 9
Recital with Frederica von Stade at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach, presented by Long Beach Opera.
May 1
One Night Only at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert. A gala benefit hosted by Bruce Vilanch and featuring performances by a generous roster of stars including mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzman (accompanied by Jake) as well as Kaye Ballard, Michael York, Sally Kellerman, Lainie Kazan, Jason Graae, Davis Gaines, and many others.
April 29
For a Look or a Touch released on CD by Naxos. Performed by baritone Morgan Smith and actor Julian Patrick with Music of Remembrance. CD also features new works by Gerard Schwarz and Lori Laitman.
April 11
Recital with Frederica von Stade in St. Louis, MO.
April 9
World premiere of Friendly Persuasions, a new song cycle for tenor and piano (texts by Gene Scheer), at the Wigmore Hall in London with tenor John Mark Ainsley and pianist Malcolm Martineau.
February 29,
March 2,5,7,9,11,13,15
World Premiere of Three Decembers, a new chamber opera, at Houston Grand Opera. Libretto by Gene Scheer, based on an original story by Terrence McNally, directed by Leonard Foglia. Starring mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, soprano Kristin Clayton and baritone Keith Phares. Patrick Summers and Jake Heggie play pianos with the onstage chamber orchestra.
February 21,22,24 Dead Man Walking at the University of
Nebraska, Lincoln
. New Production. Directed by William Shomos and conducted by Tyler White.
Jan 18
Recital with Frederica von Stade at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.
Jan 8
Recital with Frederica von Stade and Samuel Ramey in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre.