JESSICA
BEEBE

soprano

&

MARK
LIVSHITS

piano

April 19, 3pm EDT (US), 8pm BST (UK)

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Programme

Rachmaninov:

Daisies, Op. 38 no. 3

Dreams, Op. 38 no. 5

 

Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableaux for solo piano, Op. 39 no. 9

 

Finzi: Wonder Op. 8 no. 4

Bridge: Come to Me in My Dreams

 

Chausson: Le temps des lilas

Ravel: Soupir, M. 64 no. 1

 

Strauss/Grainger: Ramble on Love from Der Rosenkavalier for solo piano

 

Alfvén: Skogen Sover, Op. 28 no. 6

Grieg: Ein Traum, Op. 48 no. 6

About the artists

Lauded as having a “honey-colored tone” and “the most radiant solo singing” from Opera News, soprano Jessica Beebe is steadily gaining international attention as an affecting interpreter of repertoire from the Renaissance to contemporary American opera.

Ms. Beebe has performed as a guest soloist with several major orchestras and ensembles across the country including The New York Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, The English Concert with Harry Bicket, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra with Raymond Leppard, The Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, The Folger Consort, Piffaro, Lyric Fest, The Princeton Festival Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra and more.

Ms. Beebe’s operatic highlights include covering the East Coast premiere of Jennifer Higdon's Cold Mountain with Opera Philadelphia, covering the role of the Angel in Norway's Bergen National Opera in Messiah, and in 2017 debuting the role of Luna in David Hertzberg’s The Wake World. Ms. Beebe also covered the role of Winnie in Lembit Beecher’s Sky on Swings with Opera Philadelphia in 2018. In 2019, Ms. Beebe covered the title role in Handel’s Semele with Harry Bicket and the English Concert, in an international tour to the Barbican Theatre and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, ending in Carnegie Hall. Most recently she made her Los Angeles Philharmonic solo debut in Meredith Monk’s opera, Atlas. In the 2019-20 season, Ms. Beebe has a solo debuts with Cathedral Choral Society and The Washington Bach Consort at the Washington National Cathedral, Gamut Bach ensemble, a new Jennifer Higdon opera with Opera Philadelphia, and more.

Ms. Beebe is a member of the GRAMMY winning ensemble The Crossing, GRAMMY nominated ensemble Clarion Society, Variant 6, Trio Eos and Choral Arts Philadelphia. Ms. Beebe is a graduate of the University of Delaware, Indiana University and The Royal College of Music. She is a professor of Music in Voice at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster PA, and Muhlenberg College in Allentown PA. For more information on Ms. Beebe, please visit her management, Stratagem Artists https://www.stratagemartists.com or her website, www.jessicabeebesoprano.com

Dr. Mark Livshits is one of the most sought after pianists in the Philadelphia area. He appears frequently in concert with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra as well as with the orchestra as a substitute in the keyboard section. In addition to performances at the Salzburg Festival, solo recitals at the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, and Bilbao Philharmonic Society, Dr. Livshits has also worked closely with musicians such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Stephane Denève, Michael Tilson Thomas, Nikolaj Znaider, Leonidas Kovakos, Lynn Harrell, Christoph Eschenbach, Alisa Weilerstein, Measha Brueggergosman, Dave Brubeck and Deutsche Grammophon recording artist, Ye-Eun Choi under the auspices of IMG Artists and the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. He is currently on faculty at the McDuffie Center for Strings in Macon, Georgia and on staff at the University of Delaware.

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