Songs for Murdered Sisters will be released on film (Feb. 19, 2021) and as a digital album (March 5, 2021). The song cycle was conceived not only for voice and piano, but also in a fully orchestrated version. It was co-commissioned by Houston Grand Opera and Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra. The film, directed by [more]
Solo piano movement commissioned by pianist Min Kwon and the Center for Musical Excellence as part of the “America The Beautiful Project: e pluribus unum” featuring variations on the anthem by 70 composers. First performance TBA.
Violinist Daniel Hope was in San Francisco for a week in November 2020 to record episodes of his acclaimed Hope@Home program with the New Century Chamber Orchestra. The final episode featured cameos with composer/pianist Jake Heggie and legendary concert pianist Garrick Ohlsson. Jake joins Daniel about 30 minutes into the video to perform “Crossing” (from [more]
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 Miland, cello. The final [more]
“The Work at Hand” is the second pre-release EP derived from “Unexpected Shadows”, songs composed by Jake Heggie and performed by mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, cellist Matt Haimovitz, with the composer at the piano. ‘The Work at Hand’ sets poetry by the late Laura Morefield, in which she describes the difficult and deeply human experience of [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]
Jake discusses his inspirations, and some of his inspirational compositions are played along with his own recordings in this live “book club for chamber music” hosted by Owen Dalby and Meena Bhasin, artistic directors of Noe Music (formerly Noe Valley Chamber Music). Selections of his recording Recorded May 7, 2020. (This video can be viewed [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]
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World Premiere – Jake Heggie, Full Circle Fifty for Flute, Cello, and Piano Carol Wincenc, flute Brook Speltz, cello Jake Heggie, piano Carol Wincenc 50th Anniversary Season Feb. 6, 2020