PERFORMANCES & TICKETS
emergency shelter intake form: a special evening on housing insecurity
Friday, July 27 • 7:30 p.m.
PROGRAM: Measha Brueggergosman, soprano
LEONARD BERNSTEIN: Divertimento for Orchestra
GABRIEL KAHANE: emergency shelter intake form (Co-commissioned with the Oregon Symphony)
• Measha Brueggergosman, soprano
POST-CONCERT CONVERSATIONS ABOUT HOUSING INSECURITY
TICKETS: Premium Reserved $45 | Standard Reserved $25 | Lawn $20 | Child/Student Lawn $10
GATES OPEN: @ 5:30 Early Entry | 5:45 General Public
PRE-CONCERT TALK: 6:30 p.m. in the Performance Garden
Program: Opening Night - Measha Brueggergosman, soprano
LEONARD BERNSTEIN - Divertimento for Orchestra
GABRIEL KAHANE - emergency shelter intake form (Co-commissioned with the Oregon Symphony)
• Measha Brueggergosman, soprano
POST-CONCERT CONVERSATIONS - after performance of the commissioned work, the Britt Hill will become a venue to hold an open forum discussion about Kahane’s new work and housing insecurity in the southern Oregon community. Britt is working closely with Rogue Retreat and the Maslow Project to facilitate the discussion.
In addition, paintings that reflect on the issue of homelessness created by artist Aaron Burgess will be on display for patrons to view and reflect upon.
Britt is holding a pre-concert instrument drive to supply musical instruments to the Maslow Project and Rogue Retreat. For each instrument donated, Britt will provide a lawn ticket for the concert that evening. If you wish to give an instrument, please consider the following:
Acceptable Instruments: Acoustic only, with case preferred; violins, violas, cellos, standard woodwinds (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone), standard brass (horn, trumpet, trombone), guitar, ukulele, mandolin, or banjo.
Unacceptable instruments: percussion/drums; electronic instruments such as keyboards, electric guitars, and amps; exceedingly large instruments (no basses, tubas); “toy” instruments; recorders, kazoos, harmonicas.
Program notes TBD
Guest Artist: Measha Brueggergosman, soprano
Motivated and hungry for new experiences, Ms. Brueggergosman's career effortlessly embraces the broadest array of performance platforms and musical styles and genres. On the opera stage, her recent highlights include Giulietta and Antonia Les contes d’Hoffmann, Elettra Idomeneo, Madame Lidoine Dialogues des Carmélites, Jenny in Weill's Mahagonny, Emilia Marty Věc Makropulos, Hannah in Miroslav Srnka's Make No Noise, and Sister Rose in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking while on the concert platform she has worked with the San Francisco Symphony and New World Symphony Orchestras and conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Michael Tilson Thomas, Franz Welser-Möst, Sir Andrew Davis, Gustavo Dudamel and Daniel Harding.
Measha began her career predominantly committed to the art of the song recital and has presented innovative programs at Carnegie Hall, Washington’s Kennedy Center, London’s Wigmore Hall, both the Konzerthaus and Musikverein in Vienna, Madrid's Teatro Real, as well as at the Schwarzenberg, Edinburgh, Verbier and Bergen Festivals with celebrated collaborative pianists Justus Zeyen, Roger Vignoles, Julius Drake, and Simon Lepper.
Her forthcoming highlights include her Australian debut at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and in recital at the Sydney Opera House, a return to the Teatro Real, Madrid and to the Barbican, London with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, as well as performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the RoyalLiverpool Philharmonic, and Vasily Petrenko.
Her first recording for Deutsche Grammophon, Surprise, includes works by Schoenberg, Satie andBolcom and is one of the most highly regarded debut albums of recent years. Her subsequent disc Night and Dreams, which features songs by Mozart, Brahms, Strauss, Schubert, Debussy, Duparc andFauré won several awards and her recording of the Wesendonck Lieder with Franz Welser-Möst andthe Cleveland Orchestra earned her a Grammy nomination.
Off the stage, Measha is just as active: autumn 2017 saw the release of her memoir "SOMETHING IS ALWAYS ON FIRE – My Life So Far" (published by HarperCollins); she appears regularly on primetime TV (most recently advocating on behalf of contemporary Canadian literature); and leading Canadian children across the country in song, in celebration of the nationwide campaign for music education.
Measha Brueggergosman champions the education and involvement of new audiences and holdsseveral honorary doctorates and ambassadorial titles with international charities.
Pre-concert talk: Details TBD
Begins in the Britt Performance Garden at 6:30 p.m.