R e c o r d i n g s

Gabriela Ortiz- Río Bravo

This stunning chamber music piece highlights the deadly plight of Las desaparecidas, the missing and murdered women who attempt to cross the border.

Krzysztof Penderecki - "Crux fidelis"

from the St. Luke Passion

"Faithful cross, above all others, one and only noble tree."

Krzysztof Penderecki - "Domine, quis habitabit"

from the St. Luke Passion

"Lord, who shall dwell in your temple?"

Heitor Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasileiras, no. 5

Famously composed for soprano and 8 violoncelli, my arrangement for soprano, 2 celli, and piano presents a more intimate reading.

Carlisle Floyd  - "Ain't it a pretty night?"

In this stunning aria from Floyd's Susannah, Susannah wishes for the chance to explore the world, while acknowledging her deep ties to her home and community.

Juan Orrego-Salas- El alba del alhelí (selections)

Chilean composer Juan Orrego-Salas recently celebrated his 100th birthday at the Jacobs School of Music. These sensual, fragrant, flower songs are taken from one of his early song cycles.

Francis Poulenc - La voix humaine

In this tender and tragic one-act opera, a woman attempts to reconnect with her former lover over the phone before committing suicide.

Daniel Catán - "Cristóbal... Cristóbal es esta luz la muerte"

Mexican composer Daniel Catán's heroine, Florencia, wonders if she's lost her lover forever in this scene from Florencia en el Amazonas.

Salvador Moreno - "To huey tlahtzin Cuauhtémoc"

This art song, from the height of the Aztec Renaissance in Mexico, describes a pilgrimage to honor the fallen ruler of the Aztec Empire.

Valdo Sciammarella - Cantigas de Amigo

The late Argentine composer, Sciammarella, examines the insaitable insanity caused by a love separated by circumstance.

Richard Strauss - "Es gibt ein Reich" from Ariadne auf Naxos

Strauss' heroine gladly and graciously greets death after being abandoned on an island by her lover.

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