INTONATIONS: Songs from the Violins of Hope (2020) directed by Elena Park and featuring mezzo Sasha Cooke, violinist Benjamin Beilman, the St Lawrence String Quartet and instrumentalists from the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.
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]
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]
From Another Sunrise (2012) World Premiere, Commissioned by Music of Remembrance May 14, 2012 Libretto by Gene Scheer The Transport Caitlin Lynch, soprano
“Farewell, Auschwitz” from Out of Darkness (2016) Commissioned by Music of Remembrance World Premiere, arrangement for child voices – January 27, 2020 Poetry written in Auschwitz by Krystyna Zywluska and adapted by Gene Scheer The Northwest Boychoir, Joseph Crnko director Seattle Girls Choir, Prime Voci, Jacob Winkler director Megan Parker, soprano; Karen Early Evans, mezzo [more]
World-renowned mezzo-soprano Susan Graham leads the cast of Opera San José’s first fully-staged digital production, Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers, based on Tony Award winning playwright Terrence McNally’s unpublished play “Some Christmas Letters”. OSJ Resident Artists Maya Kherani and Efraín Solís complete the cast; conducted by Christopher James Ray and directed by Tara Branham. With a [more]
Sing LOUDER is a new podcast Jake crafted with a crew of opera lovers about the daunting, high-wire act of life as an opera singer. Listen to Episodes Now.
“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]
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]
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