Recent Songs by Jake Heggie, Featuring Frederica von Stade
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The last date listed for Recent Songs by Jake Heggie, Featuring Frederica von Stade was Monday May 11, 2009 / 7:30pm.
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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 theatrically savvy Catherine Cook; but the high point were a series of duets featuring Kristin Clayton and the legendary Frederica von Stade. Perfect as a post-Mother's Day set, the four songs were set to lyrics by Charlene Baldridge, Armistead Maupin, Eugenia Zukerman and Jake Heggie himself. The voices blended beautifully, their performances were insightful and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny.
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