Dorthea and Artemisia
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 2:00 PM
We focus on the art and milieu of Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi and Depression Era photographer Dorothea Lange, in two dramatic works with projected images that come to life. Laura Schwendinger’s new work tackles Gentileschi’s struggles and triumphs as she battles inequality and reveals hidden stories. Christopher Stark’s micro opera explores the lives of migrants fleeing the Dust Bowl.
In 2017, the Grammy Award-winning composer Herschel Garfein created the song cycle “Three Rides” for soprano Marnie Breckenridge, cello, and piano from K.C. Tromer’s poems. The first of the songs, “The Cyclone,” had its world premiere in New York as a part of the 2017 Five Boroughs Music Festival’s Five Borough Song Book, Volume II.
This Brooklyn Art Song Society performance will be the world premiere for the full cycle.
Today It Rains is a new chamber opera inspired by a real event in the life of American artist Georgia O’Keeffe (sung by Blythe Gaissert). On the rainy morning of April 29, 1929, O’Keeffe boarded a train in New York with fellow artist Rebecca Strand (sung by Marnie Breckenridge), leaving behind her tumultuous marriage with Alfred Stieglitz and yearning for escape and creative fulfillment. Three days later, she arrived for the first time in Santa Fe, New Mexico, inspired by the power of the area’s landscape and ready for new artistic experience. The 90-minute work that imagines this life event will be performed by a cast of eight singers and an instrumental ensemble of eleven, and will feature a sophisticated projection design, including ‘film arias’ created by Kimberly Reed and Brian Staufenbiel. While taking its inspiration from this singular artist’s journey, the story will resonate with anyone who seeks creative freedom and is transformed by the beauty of Nature. Today It Rains is a courageous woman’s story and an independent artist’s story. It is also a uniquely American story.
Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Chorus
MARCH 1, 2019 -7:30PM TO 9:30PM
BING CONCERT HALL
ADVANCE TICKETS: GENERAL $23 | STUDENTS $13 | SENIORS $18 (NOW ON SALE!)
AT THE DOOR: GENERAL $28 | STUDENTS $18 (FREE FOR STANFORD STUDENTS WITH SUID) | SENIORS $23
The Stanford Symphonic Chorus performs Vaughan Williams's A Sea Symphony with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra, featuring Marnie Breckenridge, soprano soloist, and Kenneth Goodson, baritone soloist. Conductor Paul Phillips presents the California premiere of his own composition, Wave, and 2018 Concerto Competition Winner Nnamdi Odita-Honnah is flute soloist for Jacques Ibert's Flute Concerto.
Department of Music, Associated Students of Stanford University
Stanford Symphony Orchestra
Stanford Symphonic Chorus
Marnie Breckenridge, Kenneth Goodson
Four-day workshop of the new, two-act opera If I Were You by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer, based on Julien Green’s 1947 Faustian fantasy, commissioned by the Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera
MEROLA OPERA PROGRAM • SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Join me in a glittery Holiday romp with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus
December 7, 2018 at 8:00 PM
December 8, 2018 at 2:30 PM and 8:00 PM
O Holy Night
“Rejoice” from Handel’s, Messiah
- Accompanied by Kevin Korth, piano
- A selection of art songs by living American composers:
David Conte, Herschel Garfein, David Garner, Jake Heggie, Martin Hennessy, Missy Mazzoli, Henry Mollicone, and Robert Paterson
Please register via Brown Paper Tickets:
Call: (800) 838-3006 and ask for event # 3378500
Brown Paper Tickets refunds will be available within 48 hours of registration.
All proceeds go to the artists.