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Recent Songs by Jake Heggie, Featuring Frederica von Stade
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9 reviews
3 stars
attended May 11 2009

Fantastic evening of incredible music! Jake continues to amaze w/ his inspired and often haunting melodies and the outstanding soloists really did his work justice. The instrumentalists accompanying the soloists did an excellent job as well.

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9 reviews
14 stars
attended May 11 2009

Jake Heggie served as a congenial host introducing his friends as well as accompanying almost all of the singers. All great voices and interpretations..
Music at Meyer is extremely well organized. It is a friendly and acoustically pleasing...continued

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8 reviews
4 stars
attended May 11 2009

A memorable evening; perhaps not entirely so, but the highlights were remarkably high. Jake Heggie's art songs showed breadth; from touching to hilarious. There were a number of vocalists, including the delightful Nicholas Phan and the...continued

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Set to texts by Terrence McNally, Armistead Maupin, Eugenia Zukerman, Gene Scheer, Raymond Carver and others, Heggie’s songs explore a range of human drama with lyricism, theatricality and humor. Final concert includes special artists reception.


Emily Albrink and Kristin Clayton, sopranos

Catherine Cook, mezzo-soprano

Nicholas Phan, tenor; Brian Leerhuber, baritone

John Lindstrom, bass-baritone

Julie McKenzie, flute; Carey Bell, clarinet

David Henderson, saxophone; Dawn Harms, violin

Emil Miland, cello; Richard Worn, bass

Jake Heggie, piano