Mixing the old and new! Cellist Emil Miland has assembled an unbelievable cast of Bay Area favorites to celebrate NVCM’s return to its beloved venue at Noe Valley Ministry. Miland will team up with Jake Heggie to perform “Coward Cabaret” … three songs by Noel Coward that Jake “dished up” for Emil 20 years ago! Plus a world premiere by young composer Liam Wade featuring soprano, Ann Moss and repertoire to include works by David Conte, Michel Merlet and more. The performance includes Musical Conversations, a pre-concert talk with the composers at 3:15 pm.
Vaughan Williams's Dona Nobis Pacem with the Oakland Youth Orchestra
Berkeley New Music Project New works from Cal's distinguished graduate composers from around the world, including new electronic sounds from Berkeley's Center for New Music and Audio Technology featuring the Eco Ensemble, CNMAT's professional ensemble in residence, led by David Milnes.
San Francisco Lyric Opera is proud to present composer David Lang’s the little match girl passion at ODC Theater in San Francisco from March 23-25th, 2012. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and influenced by Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, the Pulitzer Prize-winning the little match girl passion has become one of the most heralded choral compositions of the new century since its riveting premiere at Carnegie Hall
Bio: Recognized as a champion of contemporary vocal music, Ann Moss takes immense pleasure in the construction of first performances. She has collaborated with Jake Heggie, John Harbison, Aaron Jay Kernis, Eric Sawyer, and Wayne Peterson, and with emerging artists Liam Wade, Heather Gilligan, Vartan A...See Full Bio
“One Art Ensemble turns one year old this month, giving it reason to celebrate. The ensemble — soprano Ann Moss, pianist Hillary Nordwell, and violist Alexa Beattie — has everything going for it: talent, youth, musicality, and the ensemble chops it has developed in various configurations together since 2004. The players’ captivating sound and commitment to developing new works for this unique instrumentation is beginning to earn them the recognition they deserve.”