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Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano & Jake Heggie, piano – Virtual Concert

This concert was originally scheduled for Sunday, February 7th at 3:00pm CST.

This concert will be available to stream on the date of the performance on this page, our Youtube page, and on our Facebook page. Please contact us at 651-292-3268 or at ticketing@schubert.org if you have any questions about our virtual concerts. 

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Critically acclaimed by virtually every major outlet covering classical music, American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton is increasingly recognized for how she uses her powerful instrument both on and offstage. Winner of the Beverly Sills Artist Award and Richard Tucker Award, the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a Grammy nominee, Ms. Barton has been described by The Guardian as “a great artist, no question, with an imperturbable steadiness of tone, and a nobility of utterance that invites comparison not so much with her contemporaries as with mid-20th century greats such as Kirsten Flagstad.” Ms. Barton’s debut solo album, All Who Wander, featuring songs by Mahler, Dvorak, and Sibelius, was also shortlisted by the International Classical Music Awards and Gramophone Classical Music Awards.

Barton is a champion for lifting up women and other marginalized communities, through her own platforms as well as her volunteer work with Turn The Spotlight, an organization working to identify, nurture, and empower leaders among women and people of color – and in turn, to illuminate the path to a more equitable future in the arts. Don’t miss the International Artist Series debut from one of the great voices of our time.

A once-in-a-generation voice, a born communicator, a deeply compassionate human being with so much to give to audiences – Jamie Barton is an artist whose time truly has come.

Opera's Nose-Studded Rock Star

Although Barton is rapidly establishing herself as one of the most important young voices in opera, it is in the intimate space of the recital hall where she shines brightest. Barton’s innate charm and communicative urgency radiated through her amber-hued voice and warm, Mona Lisa-smile directly to the audience.

Program

“Music” from The Breaking Waves (Jake Heggie)
Oedipus, Z. 583: “Music for a While” (Henry Purcell; arr. Benjamin Britten)

Franz Schubert:
An die Musik
Gretchen am Spinnrade
Rastlose Liebe

Florence Price:
We have Tomorrow
The Poet and his Song
Night
Hold Fast to Dreams

Johannes Brahms:
Unbewegte laue Luft
Meine Liebe ist grün
Von ewiger Liebe

INTERMISSION

What I Miss the Most (Jake Heggie)
1. Order
2. Time
3. Action
4. Music
5. You

Of Gods and Cats (Jake Heggie)
1. In the Beginning
2. Once Upon a Universe

Iconic Legacies: First Ladies at the Smithsonian (Jake Heggie)
1. Eleanor Roosevelt: Marian Anderson’s Mink Coat
2. Mary Todd Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln’s Hat
3. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: White House Christmas Card, 1963
4. Barbara Bush: The Muppets