Saturday January 14, 2023
Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-Soprano Jason Vieaux, Guitar
Music from Spain to Stephen Sondheim
August to April Series
Festival Concert Hall
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Duo Recital Mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and Guitarist Jason Vieaux

Program will include works by de Falla, Jayme OvalleHeitor Villa-Lobos, Jorge Morel, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Peter Lewis, Franz Schubert, Pat Metheny, Lennon-McCartney and Stephen Sondheim.   A varied and entertaining program beautifully performed by two wonderful artists.  See program details below.

Sasha Cooke Sasha Cooke

Two-time Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke has been called a “luminous standout” (New York Times) and “equal parts poise, radiance and elegant directness” (Opera News). Ms. Cooke is sought after by the world’s leading orchestras, opera companies, and chamber music ensembles for her versatile repertoire and commitment to new music.


Sasha Cooke Jason Vieaux

Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux, “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists” (Gramophone), is described by NPR as “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation”. 
Jason’s multiple appearances for San Francisco Performances, Caramoor Festival, Ravinia Festival, PCMS, 92nd Street Y, Domaine-Forget, and many others, have helped to cement his reputation as one of the world’s leading guitarists.

Siete Canciones Populares Espagnolas (1914)
1. El paño moruno (The Moorish Cloth)
2. Seguidilla murciana
3. Asturiana
4. Jota
5. Nana
6. Canción
7. Polo
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Manuel de Falla
(1876-1946)
Azulão, op. 21
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Jayme Ovalle
(1894-1955)
Bachianas Brazileiras No. 5 (1938-45)
Aria: Cantilena
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Heitor Villa-Lobos
(1887-1959)
Danza Brasilera (1944)
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Jorge Morel
(1931-2021)
A Felicidade (arr. Dyens)
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Antônio Carlos Jobim
(1927-1994)
From "Three Songs from Ish River "(World Premiere)
What Day is Day?
Going out to meet the Moon Whales
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Peter Scott Lewis
(b. 1953)
Intermission

Lieder
Gretchen am Spinnrade, D.118 (1814)
Schlummerlied, D.527
Nacht and Träume, D.827 (1825)
Auf dern Wasser zu singen, D.774 (1823)
Sasha Cooke. mezzo-soprano
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Franz Schubert
(1797-1828)
Four Paths of Light
Mouvements 1 and 2
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Pat Metheny
(b. 1954)
In my Life
I Will
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Lennon-McCartney
Children will listen
Losing my mind
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Stephen Sondheim
(1930-2021)