Coming in January 2021 The World Premiere recording of Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer’s acclaimed new song cycle INTONATIONS: Songs from the Violins of Hope features mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and violinist Daniel Hope with a quartet of string players from the San Francisco Opera Orchestra: Kay Stern & Dawn Harms, violins; Patricia Heller, viola; Emil [more]
The beloved, award-winning American mezzo Jamie Barton joins composer/pianist Jake Heggie and cellist Matt Haimovitz in a celebration of powerful, exceptional women through Jake’s songs to texts by Sister Helen Prejean, Laura Morefield, Gene Scheer and Gavin Dillard. UNEXPECTED SHADOWS includes the complete song cycles The Work at Hand (Morefield), Statuesque (Scheer), Iconic Legacies: First [more]
A 25-minute song cycle for baritone and piano, also for baritone and orchestra. New poetry by Margaret Atwood. Commissioned for baritone Joshua Hopkins by the Houston Grand Opera and Canada’s National Arts Centre. First Performance: Sept 10, 2020 at the Rothko Chapel in Houston TX, featuring baritone Joshua Hopkins and pianist Jake Heggie. Orchestral Premiere, [more]
A 40-minute song cycle for mezzo-soprano, solo violin, string quartet and youth solo violin. Texts by Gene Scheer based on stories about violins played by Jews in concentration camps during the Holocaust; inspired by James Grymes’ book Violins of Hope: Violins of the Holocaust – Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind’s Darkest Hour (Harper [more]
Trois Chansons de Bilitis by Claude Debussy (1897); arranged by Jake Heggie for string quartet (2017) and for flute, harp and string quartet (2020). Debussy’s three iconic songs on the poetry of Pierre Louÿs arranged for Joyce DiDonato for recitals at Wigmore Hall (December 2017) and Carnegie Hall (April 2020). 1) La flûte de Pan [more]
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