16 Mar 2011
Jessica Rivera News
Soprano Jessica Rivera made her debut with the Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Möst on March 10 in Mahler's Symphony No. 4 and Dvorak's Te Deum. "Hers was a voice of ravishing fullness," raved the Cleveland Plain Dealer. read more
16 Mar 2011
Soprano Jessica Rivera's March 29 concert at Carnegie Hall —with pianist Molly Morkoski and Ensemble Meme—includes the world premiere of Mark Grey's Atash Sorushan ( Fire Angels ). The piece was commissioned by Carnegie Hall in commemoration of...
12 Mar 2011
Lincoln in Cleveland
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G major Dvorak: Te Deum , Op. 103 Jessica Rivera, soprano ; Nathan Berg, bass-baritone; The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus; Franz Welser-Most, Conductor The energy in the hall tonight struck me as weird; I couldn't...
9 Feb 2011
Jessica Rivera News
This month soprano Jessica Rivera is at the Metropolitan Opera covering the role of Pat Nixon in John Adams's Nixon in China . It's not her first "stand by your man" role in an Adams opera. She made her European debut at Netherlands Oper...
22 Nov 2010
Jessica Rivera News
· Nov. 23: Houston Symphony: L. Siegel: Kaddish · Dec. 3: San Francisco Symphony: Adams: El Niño · Dec. 16: Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra w/Dudamel, Bogota: Mahler: Sym. ...
18 Nov 2010
Interchanging Idioms
Adams to lead Orchestra in semi-staged production of his El Niño oratorio December 2-4 Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Orchestra in Adams’ Harmonielehre December 8-11, to be recorded for release on SFS Media For two weeks, December 2-12, 2...
10 Nov 2010
Jessica Rivera News
After the Edinburgh Festival this summer, and before her Brazil debut singing the role of Margarita Xirgu in Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar, soprano Jessica Rivera traveled across Spain in the footsteps of the opera’s subject, poet Federico Garcia Lo...
25 Apr 2010
Robert D. Thomas/Class Act
By Robert D. Thomas Music Critic Pasadena Star-News/San Gabriel Valley Tribune/Whittier Daily News ________ Osvaldo Golijov: La Pasión según San Marcos Orquestra La Pasión; Schola Cantorum of Venezuela; Maria Guinand, conductor....
18 Apr 2010
Robert D. Thomas/Class Act
By Robert D. Thomas Music Critic Pasadena Star-News/San Gabriel Valley Tribune/Whittier Daily News A shorter version of this article was first published today in the above papers. Among the many responsibilities of an organization’s music...
21 Mar 2010
David Bruce - Composer
Yesterday I went over to Paris to meet up with my friend the wonderful soprano Jessica Rivera who was singing - with her usual effortless grace and expressivity - in John Adams's gobsmackingly beautiful opera A Flowering Tree, conducted by the inc...
14 Mar 2010
My Ears Are Open
"My name is Jessica Rivera and I am a soprano. I work mostly as a classical soprano in opera and symphony work. I spend a lot of my time doing works by new composers, or contemporary composers as it were, which I really enjoy…." www.jessicarive...
12 Mar 2010
Brian Dickie
The Student matinee of L'elisr at Lyric yesterday afternoon was a great occasion.  Firstly for the enthusiasm of the 3,000 young people there - all behaving impeccably.  How did that happen? And secondly for a truly excellent and really enjoyable...
9 Feb 2010
SFCV Latest News
Soprano Jessica Rivera first made her mark internationally when she created the character Kumudha in Peter Sellars’ production of John Adams’ opera A Flowering Tree . After repeating the role in the San Francisco Symphony’s Bay Area premiere, her...
14 Aug 2009
Clef Notes and Drama Queens
Please forgive the slow-down in blogging. I've zipped up to New York for the annual meeting of the Music Critics Association of North America. Had to -- I'm still president of our little brood (for two more days). I'll post whenever I can. The a...
26 May 2009
Up Tempo Marketing Blog
One of the things I love about summer is catching lots of fantastic live music. There are so many great concerts...I couldn't possibly go to everything on my wish list. Below are the musical events on my itinerary so far. And in between, I'll be g...
20 May 2009
So I've Heard
WELCOME: John Adams has been in town these past weeks, as good company as company can get. He came with some of his own music, which was wonderful enough. What’s more, at a Green Umbrella concert, the last of the season, he introduced two new, pro...
14 Apr 2009
Interchanging Idioms
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra's own record label, announces its newest release with works by Ravel and Poulenc featuring Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus and Jessica Rivera, conducted by Bernard Haitink CSO Resound, the Chi...
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Golijov: Ainadamar
Poulenc: Gloria in G major
Spohr: Songs (6), Op. 103
Salazar: Canciones Mexicanas (3)
Adams: A Flowering Tree
Golijov: La pasión según San Marcos
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Barber: Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24
Górecki: Symphony no 3, Op. 36 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs"
Mompou: Combat del somni
Theofanidis: Creation/Creator
Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem
Spano: Hölderlin-Lieder: No. 1, Lebenslauf

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