A dynamic scope of repertoire coupled with a profound depth of artistic commitment bring Measha Brueggergosman together with many of the finest international orchestras and most esteemed conductors of our day. During the 2007-08 season performances include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Pinchas Zukerman and the National Arts Centre Orchestra and with Leonard Slatkin and the National Symphony Orchestra, JanáÄek’s Glagolitic Mass with Michael Tilson Thomas for her London Symphony Orchestra debut, Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été with Vasily Petrenko and the NDR Hannover Orchestra, and Messiaen’s Poèmes pour Mi with David Robertson and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. She also makes her Philadelphia Orchestra debut as soloist for the 2007 Marian Anderson Award Gala concert honoring Richard Gere and his humanitarian leadership. Deeply committed to the art of recital, Measha Brueggergosman brings a program inspired by her Deutsche Grammophon recording, featuring songs by, among others, Bolcom, Satie, and Schoenberg, to many of North America’s major cultural centers including Boston, Chicago, New York, Toronto, and Washington DC as well as to numerous cities in Brazil, Great Britain, and Spain. During the past season her concert schedule included performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No.
9 and Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony with Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Franz Welser-MÅ‘st and the Cleveland Orchestra (in Cleveland and on tour), with Daniel Barenboim and the Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro alla Scala, as well as with with Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, opera arias with Sir Andrew Davis and the New York Philharmonic, season opening gala concerts of Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Peter Oundjian and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, SchÅ‘nberg’s Brettl-Lieder and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Gershwin songs with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at Glasgow’s Proms in the Park concert, and, with Gustavo Dudamel, performances of Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and of Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra on tour in Sweden, Paris, and in London.
She also joined Michael Tilson Thomas, Maxim Vengerov, and the New World Symphony for a gala concert inaugurating Miami’s Carnival Center for the Performing Arts. She gave solo recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall and the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels with Roger Vignoles, in Gstaad with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and at Hertz Hall in Berkeley and at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor with J.J. Penna. Notable performances of the recent past have included Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, JanáÄek’s Glagolitic Mass with the Stuttgart Philharmonic and Sebastian Weigle as well as with the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas, the Verdi Requiem with Sir Andrew Davis and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Hans Graf and the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood and with Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and the Detroit Symphony, Krzysztof Penderecki’s Credo conducted by the composer, as well as Dvorák’s Te Deum with JiÅ™í BÄ•lohlávek and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, opera arias with Patrick Summers and the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and William Bolcom’s Songs of Innocence and Experience with Leonard Slatkin and the orchestra and chorus of the University of Michigan (recorded and released commercially by the Naxos label and winner of multiple Grammy Awards).
In addition to a highly acclaimed sold-out recital at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall, appearances have brought her in solo recital to the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Spivey Hall, University Musical Society, the Edinburgh, Bergen, Tuscan Sun, and Verbier festivals, and to concert series in Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Augsburg, Berlin, Bamberg, and Barcelona amongst many others. On the opera stage, she has bowed as Madame Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmélites under Jonathan Darlington for Vancouver Opera, as Juno in Joseph Martin Kraus’ Aeneas in Karthago conducted by Lothar Zagrosek at the Staatstheater Stuttgart, and as Sister Rose in Dead Man Walking and as Liù in Turandot at the Cincinnati Opera. Ms. Brueggergosman has been honoured to participate in a number of very special events including the gala re-openings of Roy Thomson Hall and of the University of Michigan’s Hill Auditorium, Canada Day celebrations from Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and the opening ceremonies of the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto – her performance presented under the auspices of MAC Cosmetics - sharing the stage with Bill Gates and President Bill Clinton. She has performed at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland during two consecutive years, and has given a Royal Command Performance for Queen Elizabeth II.
She also has sung for the Prince of Wales, President Tarja Halonen of Finland, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson and numerous other leaders of Canada, as well as for Nelson Mandela and Kofi Annan. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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