Performance Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | 7:30 PM

Jamie Barton
Bradley Moore

Zankel Hall
Opera News said Jamie Barton “grabbed the ear with her lush burnished mezzo and deeply communicative nuance.” One of opera’s rising stars and winner of the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, Barton’s program includes the world premiere of a new work by Jake Heggie.

The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.


  • Jamie Barton, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Bradley Moore, Piano
  • Anne Martindale Williams, Cello


  • TURINA Homenaje a Lope de Vega, Op. 90
  • Program to include:
  • CHAUSSON "Le colibri," Op. 2, No. 7
  • JAKE HEGGIE "The Work At Hand" (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • CHAUSSON "Hébé," Op. 2, No. 6
  • DVOŘÁK Gypsy Songs, Op. 55
  • CHAUSSON "Le temps des lilas" from Poème de l' amour et de la mer, Op. 19
  • SCHUBERT "Der König in Thule," D. 367
  • SCHUBERT "Gretchen am Spinnrade," D. 118
  • SCHUBERT "Schäfers Klagelied," D. 121
  • SCHUBERT "Rastlose Liebe," D. 138
  • JAKE HEGGIE The Work At Hand (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • DVOŘÁK Gypsy Songs, Op. 55

At a Glance

Though Spaniard Joaquín Turina is somewhat obscured by the fame of his close friend Manuel de Falla, his music is particularly fascinating for how skillfully it combines the sophistication of French art song with the passion of Andalusian cante jondo, a lyrical and moving style of flamenco. Similarly overshadowed by the songs of Debussy and Fauré, Ernest Chausson’s extraordinary mélodies capture the dark strain of the French fin de siècle—its aching nostalgia for a lost paradise—with a poignancy unmatched by any of his contemporaries. And though Antonín Dvořák’s reputation as a songwriter has to compete with his much greater fame as an instrumental composer, his vivid Gypsy Songs reveal his mastery of this intimate genre. Bringing the program up to our own time, Jamie Barton also presents the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s The Work At Hand.  


Brahms's "Unbewegte laue Luft"

This concert and the Pure Voice Series are sponsored by the Jean & Jula Goldwurm Memorial Foundation in memory of Jula Goldwurm.

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