Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano
Jake Heggie, piano
2022 Grammy Nominee (Best Classical Solo Vocal Album)
|Jake HEGGIE||“Music,” from The Breaking Waves|
|PURCELL||Music for a while|
|SCHUBERT||An die Musik, D. 547
Gretchen am Spinnrade, D. 118
Rastlose Liebe, D. 138
|PRICE||We Have Tomorrow
The Poet and His Song
Hold Fast to Dreams
|BRAHMS||Unbewegte laue Luft, Op. 57, No. 8
Meine Liebe ist grün, Op. 63, No. 5
Von ewiger Liebe, Op. 43, No. 1
|HEGGIE||What I Miss the Most… (West Coast Premiere)
Of Gods and Cats
Enjoy a rare glimpse into the exceptional musical chemistry between composer and performer in this intimate duo recital. Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, praised by Gramophone as having “the sort of instrument you could listen to all day, in any sort of repertoire,” has captured the music world’s attention with her brilliant vocal performances, but she is also lauded for the ways she uses her powerful voice offstage—advocating for women and LGBTQ+ people and speaking out on topics such as body positivity, diet culture, and social justice issues.
Barton is accompanied by a longtime friend and collaborator, composer/pianist Jake Heggie (Dead Man Walking, Moby-Dick), in a program featuring selections from their recent recording, which explores the perspectives of the powerful women represented in Heggie’s songs and operas. The pair also performs the West Coast premiere of Heggie’s What I Miss the Most…, a song cycle with new texts by Joyce DiDonato, Patti LuPone, Sister Helen Prejean, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Kathleen Kelly.
“Barton and Heggie…transport you to a land of contemplation, tears, and side-splitting hilarity. This recital is a knockout” (Stereophile).
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