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]
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]
A Song Cycle for mezzo-soprano and string quartet (piano reduction available), with texts by Gene Scheer based on the life and work of the French sculptor. Commissioned by San Francisco Performances and generously underwritten by Linda & Stuart Nelson. First Performance: Feb 4, 2012 at Herbst Theater, San Francisco, with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and the [more]
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