November 6, 2016 - 3:00pm
Herbst Theatre

BERNSTEIN: OVerture to "Candide"

MAHLER: "Lieder eines fahrenden gesellen"
        ('Songs of a Wayfarer')

  Soloist: Silvie Jensen, mezzo soprano

About our soloist...

Silvie Jensen, mezzo soprano

Silvie Jensen, mezzo soprano

“Marvelous,” “elegant,” “beautiful” —so has the New York Times described mezzo-soprano Silvie Jensen.  Critics have also called her voice “exquisite, floating and expressive, a joy to hear.” A vocalist of great versatility, Silvie Jensen enjoys a wide-ranging career that includes early and contemporary music, opera and musical theater, and improvised and experimental music.

In recent seasons, Ms. Jensen has appeared at Lyric Opera of Chicago and San Francisco Opera in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, with American Chamber Opera in Chicago as Carmen; with One World Symphony as Olga in Eugene Onegin, and has premiered new operas with Riverside Opera, Stonington Opera House, at the Ostrava Days Festival the in the Czech Republic, and at the Carolina Chamber Music Festival. She has created and performed new works at London’s Barbican Centre with Ornette Coleman, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara with Meredith Monk, and at Carnegie Hall with Philip Glass.

Ms. Jensen is a highly sought-after oratorio soloist; she recently won 2nd place in the 2014 Oratorio Society of New York Solo Competition, and made her solo debut at Carnegie Hall in 2014, singing Handel’s Messiah with Kent Tritle and Musica Sacra.  She has appeared in St Matthew Passion with Ivan Fischer conducting the Orchestra of St Luke’s at Carnegie Hall, in Sir Jonathan Miller’s St. Matthew Passion at BAM, as well as singing the Israelitish Man in Judas Maccabeus with Clarion Music Society; Handel’s Messiah with Trinity Wall Street and Monmouth Orchestra; in the B Minor Mass with the Springfield Symphony and with Voices of Ascension,  with Musica Sacra at Alice Tully Hall, with Sacred Music in a Sacred Space; and with Broadway Bach Ensemble singing Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 and Joseph Canteloube’s Songs of the Auvergne.

Her performance in Hildegard von Bingen’s chant opera Ordo Virtutum, as well as many of her performances as a vocal soloist with the Christopher Caines Dance Company, have been critically acclaimed by the New York Times. She has commissioned and premiered works composed for her, and has appeared in recital in New York at Weill Recital Hall, Steinway Hall, Symphony Space, Americas Society, Liederkranz Club, The Stone, Bonhams, Nicholas Roerich Museum, The Cell Theatre, and at the Ethical Humanist Society in Philadelphia. She has made recordings for ECM, London, Koch, Helicon, MSR Classics, Sono Luminus and Soundbrush Records.   

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