January 15, 2012
Hayes Biggs' Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Manhattan School of Music
Recital, voice and piano. With pianist Christopher Oldfather, the world premiere of Hayes Biggs' Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs in an evening of the music honoring the composer at the Manhattan School of Music.
February 3, 2012
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Voice and large ensemble, world premiere. With conductor Clement Power and the members of the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group the world premiere of Findentotenlieder for soprano and ensemble by BCMG composer in residence, Seán Clancy and for Gerard Grisey's masterwork Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil.
March 5, 2012
Camera Lucida UC San Diego
Vocal chamber music. With musicians of Camera Lucida, performance of Schoenberg's Second String Quartet, Op. 10.
March 10, 2012
Mahler Symphony No. 4 with Portland Youth Philharmonic
Voice and orchestra. With conductor David Hattner and the Portland Youth Philharmonic in a performance of Mahler's Fourth Symphony at the Arlene Schnitzer Hall, Portland, Oregon.
March 30, 31 2012
Anthony Davis' Lear on the Second Floor Princeton University
Opera, soloist. Composed by Anthony Davis with a libretto by Allan Havis, Lear on the 2nd Floor is a contemporary take on Shakespeare’s King Lear. Created role of Nora Lear, a prominent neuroscience researcher beset with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Nora’s dead husband, Mortimer is her constant companion as she walks through a world where the past and present blend and reality bends. Davis’ arrangement and instrumentation reflect diverse influences ranging from classical opera to jazz to reggae.
April 5, 2012
Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts
Vocal chamber music. The culminating event of a forum on Pierrot Lunaire organized by Tufts Faculty members Donald Berman and Schoenberg scholar Joseph Auner, performance celebrating the centennial of this seminal 20th Century masterwork.
April 25, 2012
Weds@7 Voice recital
Recital, voice and piano. With pianist Aleck Karis. Songs by Alexander Zemlinsky, Anton Webern, op. 4, and Kurtág's Three Old Inscriptions, op. 25.
May 30, June 1 and 2, 2012
kallisti chamber opera - Viktor Ullman's The Kaiser of Atlantis
kallisti chamber opera. Producer, stage director. With conductor Steven Schick, graduate vocal students from UC San Diego Department of Music and special guests in performance of Viktor Ullman's chamber opera The Kaiser of Atlantis, written in 1943 while the composer was interred in t Theresienstadt. When the opera's obvious references to the Nazi regime were discovered during rehearsal, the work was banned; it had tragic consequences for the composer and his family. Miraculously, the work survived.
The cast includes sopranos Tiffany Du Mouchelle, Bonnie Lander and Alice Teyssier, guest artists baritones Vince Vincent, Ryan Reithmeier, tenors Gerald Seminatore and Professor Philip Larson. Professor Steven Schick conducts UCSD's new music ensemble palimpsest, Susan Narucki directs. The production team includes costume designer, Orli Nativ and Gaeun Kim as scenic designer, both from UCSD's Department of Theater and Dance.
July 6, 2012
Yellow Barn Music School and Festival, Putney, Vermont
Vocal chamber music. Selections from J.S. Bach's Cantata No. 84 Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke.
July 7, 2012
Dmitri Shostakovich: Romanzen Suite at Yellow Barn Music Festival, Putney, Vermont
Vocal chamber music. With Wahnzen Li, violin, Michael Katz, cello and pianist Peter Frankl in a performance of Shostakovich's Romanzen Suite.
July 12, 2012
Jonathan Harvey: Song Offerings, Yellow Barn Music Festival, Putney, Vermont
Vocal chamber music. Jonathan Harvey's song cycle Song Offerings (1985) With Ana Valderrama, violin; Nicholas Mann, violin; DJ Cheek, viola; Christine Lamprea, cello; Samuel S. Suggs, double bass; Ray Furuta, flute; Elinor Rufeizen, clarinet; Marina Radiushina, piano.
July 14, 2012
Alexander Raskatov: Let There Be Night, Yellow Barn Music Festival, Putney, Vermont
Vocal chamber music. Alexander Raskatov's Let There Be Night (1989) in a performance by Susan Narucki, voice; Hannah Choi, violin; Rose Hashimoto, viola; Jean-Michel Fonteneau, cello.
August 14, 2012
Salt Bay Chamberfest, Damariscotta, Maine
Vocal chamber music. With cellist Wilhelmina Smith, Daniel Druckman, Tom Sauer and Burt Hara in a performance of Foss' classic Time Cycle, along with songs by Franz Schubert.
November 30, 2012
L'Opèra National de Montpellier
Opera, soloist. Debut with the L'Opèra National de Montpellier in the a double bill which includes the French premiere of Elliott Carter's "What Next?" and the world premiere of Mathis Nitschke's JETZT.
December 2, 2012
L'Opèra National de Montpellier, Montpellier, FRANCE
A repeat of the November 30, 2012 performance.
December 6, 2012
Roger Reynolds' Seasons: Cycle II Harvard University
Vocal chamber music. With conductor Alan Pierson and Alarm will Sound in Roger Reynolds' Seasons: Cycle II.