Selected Performances

 

JOHN LUTHER ADAMS, Sila: The Breath of the World  (West Coast premiere)  for vocalists and orchestra
     The Ojai Festival, Ojai CA, with ICE, Steven Schick, director (2015)
     Ojai North Festival, Berkeley CA, with ICE, Steven Schick, director (2015)

THEODOR ADORNO, Lieder
     Villa Aurora, Symposium in Honor of Adorno's Life and Legacy, Pacific Palisades CA, with Leonard Stein, piano (2003)

LUCIANO BERIO, Sinfonia  for 8 vocalists and orchestra
     Grant Park, Chicago, with Electric Phoenix and the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, Zdeněk Mácal, conductor (1991)
     Arts 2000 Festival, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana IL, with Electric Phoenix, Don V Moses, conductor (1991)
     Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, with Electric Phoenix and the Minnesota Orchestra, Edo de Waart, conductor (1989)
     Ordway Theater, St. Paul MN, with Electric Phoenix and the Minnesota Orchestra, Edo de Waart, conductor (1989)

JACQUELINE BOBAK, Dada Divas, music-theatre work  for three singing-actors and electronics
     Automata, Los Angeles, with special guest Jaap Blonk (2016)
     Dada World Fair, Swissnex, San Francisco (2016)
     XIII Festival Internacional Música Nueva Monterrey, Mexico (2016)
     Na Orli Theatre, Brno, Czech Republic (2015)  
     Olomouc Contemporary Music Festival, Olomouc, Czech Republic (2015)

JACQUELINE BOBAK, Opening the Cage  for soprano solo
     Krannert Center, Urbana IL, as a Lorado Taft Visiting Artist (1998)

JACQUELINE BOBAK, Shaker Shaken  for soprano solo
     10th International Conference on Women in Music, CalArts, Valencia CA (1997)
     California State Summer School for the Arts, Valencia CA (1995)

MARK BOBAK, as if as, (fea, n(o)w  for solo voice
     New College, Sarasota FL, New Music New College series (2007)
     Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana IL, as a Lorado Taft Visiting Artist (1998)
      College Music Society, Pacific Southern Chapter Conference, Northridge CA (1996)

MARK BOBAK, bell thrush whisper  for soprano and tape
     Janáček Conservatory, Ostrava, Czech Republic (2000)
     Lichtenstein Palace, Academy of Musical Arts, Prague, Czech Republic (2000)
     Planetarium, Brno, Czech Republic (2000)
     Moravian Gallery: Pražákův Palace, Brno, Czech Republic (2000) (premiere)  

MARK BOBAK, It Depends  for solo voice with computer-generated sound and text
     REDCAT, Los Angeles, benefit concert with Tibetan monks from the Drepung Gomang monastery, India (2004)
     California State University at Long Beach (2007)

MARK BOBAK, Nine Haiku  for soprano and percussion
     Janáček Conservatory, Ostrava, Czech Republic (2004)
     Janáček Academy, Brno, Czech Republic (2004)
     Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic (2004)

MARK BOBAK, Owl Woman  for mezzo-soprano and percussion
     House of Arts, Opava, Czech Republic (2007)
     Janáček Academy, Brno, Czech Republic, New Music+ series (2007) (world premiere)
     Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic (2007)

MARK BOBAK, Vocablement  for soprano and bass-baritone
     University of York (UK), Zones of Coherence Festival, with Paul Berkolds, baritone (2005)
     REDCAT, Los Angeles, VoiceBox series (2004)
     New Music + Festival, Brno, Czech Republic (2002)
     Vagnera Zale (Wagner Hall), Rīga, Latvia (2002) (premiere)

HENRY BRANT, Glossary  for voice and orchestra
     Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella Series, Zipper Hall, Los Angeles, Henry Brant, conductor (2002)

WILLIAM BROOKS, Metamorphoses  for soprano and bass-baritone with tape
     Beverly Arts Center, Chicago (2006)
     University of York (UK), Zones of Coherence Festival (2005)
     REDCAT, Los Angeles, VoiceBox series (2004) (premiere)    

WILLIAM BROOKS, Some Returns  for voice and piano
     New College, Sarasota FL, New Music New College series (2007)

WILLIAM BROOKS, Rubaiyat  for two sopranos, flute, and harp
     VoiceBox Series, CalArts, Valencia CA (2002)

WILLIAM BROOKS, Medley  for voice and piano
    Maybeck Hall, Berkeley CA, with Vicki Ray, piano (1997)

WILLIAM BROOKS, Vier alte Lieder  for soprano, violin and viola
     Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana IL (1998)
     Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella series, Japan America Theater (premiere) (1994)

PIERRE BOULEZ, Improvisation sur Mallarmé II  for soprano and chamber ensemble
     CalArts, Valencia CA, with the New Millenium Players (1996)

PIERRE BOULEZ, Le Visage Nuptial  for soloists, chorus, and orchestra
     Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pierre Boulez, conductor (1994)

JOHN CAGE, Song Books
     The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2012)
     Spīķeri Hall, Rīga, Latvia (2012)
     Baltais Flīģelis Hall, Sigulda, Latvia (2012)
     California Institute of the Arts, Valencia as part of The Long Books (2012)
     New Music + Festival: Janáček Academy, Brno, Czech Republic (2010, 2007)
     Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic (2010, 2007)
     Audio Art Festival: Academy of Music, Kraków, Poland (2010)
     REDCAT, Los Angeles: with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and Mikhail Baryshnikov (2010)
     REDCAT, Los Angeles: “Party for Betty” [Freeman] concert (2010)
     Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus OH (2009)  (a joint effort with the Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium)
     Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica CA (2008)   
     New Music New College, Sarasota FL, “Verses and Refrains: American Poets in Contemporary Music” (programmed by Jacqueline Bobak) (2007)
     Dangerous Curve Gallery, Los Angeles (2007)

JOHN CAGE, Rolywholyover, A Circus  (including performances of Cage's Music for Ten and Theatre Piece)       
     Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles (1996)

DONALD CROCKETT, Occhi dell'Alma Mia  for soprano and guitar
     New Music Across America Festival, Monday Evening Concerts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1992)

GEORGE CRUMB, Apparition  for soprano and piano
     Roy O. Disney Hall, CalArts, Valencia CA, with Vicki Ray, piano (1993)

GEORGE CRUMB, Lux Aeterna  for soprano and chamber ensemble
     Spring Music Festival, CalArts, Valencia CA (1993)

DAN DLOUHÝ, Signatura Rerum  for soprano, percussion and electronics
     House of Arts, Opava, Czech Republic (2007)
     Janáček Academy, Brno, Czech Republic (2007)
     Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic (2007) (world premiere)

HANNS EISLER, Hollywood Elegien  for voice and piano
     Villa Aurora, Pacific Palisades CA, with Leonard Stein, piano (2003)
     Monday Evening Concerts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), with Leonard Stein (1997)

HANNS EISLER, Zeitungsausschnitte  for voice and piano
     Villa Aurora, Symposium in Honor of Adorno's Life and Legacy, Pacific Palisades CA, with Leonard Stein, piano (2003)
     Maybeck Hall, Berkeley CA, with Vicki Ray, piano (1997)
     Roy O. Disney Hall, CalArts, Valencia CA with Vicki Ray, piano (1991)

RON GEORGE, This White Silent Bird Floats  for soprano and tambellan
     MicroFest Festival of Microtonal Music, Los Angeles (2005)
     Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles (2005) (premiere)

MARTIN HERMAN, The Doctor  opera for two singers, piano and tape
     Roxy Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic (2002)
     Barka Theatre, Brno, Czech Republic (2002) (premiere)

MARTIN HERMAN, Orlando  opera, title role
     Downtown Opera, Edison Theater, Long Beach CA (2001) (premiere)

LEJAREN HILLER, An Avalanche  for singer-actress, piano roll, and actors
     REDCAT, Los Angeles (2004)

NICOLA LeFANU, But Stars Remaining  for soprano solo
     University of York (UK), Zones of Coherence Festival (2005)

BEN JOHNSTON, Invocation  for soprano and chamber orchestra
     Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella series, Japan America Theater, Los Angeles, David Rosenboom, conductor (2000)

VERONIKA KRAUSAS, midaregami  for soprano and string quartet
     REDCAT, Los Angeles, with the Penderecki String Quartet (2009)  (US premiere)

IVO MEDEK, Ancient Stories  for soprano and percussion
     House of Arts, Opava, Czech Republic  (2007)
     Janáček Academy, Brno, Czech Republic (2007, 2004)
     Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic (2007, 2004)
     Janáček Conservatory, Ostrava, Czech Republic (2004, 2000)
     Lichtenstein Palace, Academy of Musical Arts, Prague, Czech Republic (2000)
     Planetarium, Brno, Czech Republic (2000)
     Moravian Gallery: Pražákův Palace, Brno, Czech Republic (2000) (premiere of complete work)

ROSCOE MITCHELL, Variations and Sketches from the Bamboo Terrace  for soprano and chamber ensemble
     Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella series, Japan America Theater, David Rosenboom, conductor (1993)

LUIGI NONO, Ha Venido  soloist in ensemble of 7 sopranos
     Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana IL, with the University of  Illinois Contemporary Chamber Singers, William Brooks, conductor (1991)

PETERIS PLAKIDIS, Divas Etides Balsij Bez Pavadima  for soprano and piano
     Roy O. Disney Hall, CalArts, Valencia CA, Music from the Baltic Rim concert, with Peteris Plakidis, piano (2003)

MEL POWELL, Haiku Settings  for soprano and piano
     Pacific Contemporary Music Center Festival, Los Angeles (1998)

MEL POWELL, Settings  for soprano and chamber ensemble
     The Getty Center, Los Angeles, “Sounds of LA” series, Marc Lowenstein, conductor (1998)

DAVID ROSENBOOM, And Come Up Dripping  version  for voice and electronics
     Creative Music Festival, CalArts, Valencia CA, with David Rosenboom, live electronics (2001)

DARYL RUNSWICK, Lady Lazarus  for soprano solo
     New College, Sarasota FL, New Music New College series (2007)
     University of York (UK), Zones of Coherence Festival (2005)   
     REDCAT, Los Angeles, VoiceBox series (2004)
     Janáček Conservatory, Ostrava, Czech Republic (2004)
     Janáček Academy, Brno, Czech Republic (2004)
     Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic (2004)
     Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana IL; as Lorado Taft Visiting Artist (1998)
     Galerie Jiří Svestka (Mozarteum), Prague, Czech Republic (1997)
     New Music Exposition, Brno, Czech Republic (Brno International Music Festival) (1997)
     Roy O. Disney Hall, CalArts, Valencia CA (1991)

FREDERIC RZEWSKI, The Triumph of Death  opera/oratorio for 4 singers and string quartet
     Spring Music Festival, CalArts, Valencia CA (1992) (premiere)

ERIK SATIE, Socrate  role of Phédon
     The Getty Center, Los Angeles, with the Pasadena Symphony, Jorge Mester, conductor (1998)
     Spring Music Festival, CalArts, Valencia CA, Stephen Mosko, conductor (1996)

ARNOLD SCHOENBERG, Pierrot lunaire  for voice and chamber ensemble
     Conjunctive Points, Culver City CA, in conjunction with the MAK Center for Art and Architecture (2001)
     Roy O. Disney Hall, CalArts, Valencia CA (1993)
     Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois, Urbana IL (1991)

BRIGHT SHENG, Three Chinese Love Songs  for soprano and chamber ensemble
     Monday Evening Concerts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1995)

WADADA LEO SMITH, Three Sufi Songs  for soprano and chamber ensemble
     REDCAT, Los Angeles, Creative Music Festival (2005)
     Roy O. Disney Hall, CalArts, Valencia CA (1999)
     Galerie Jiří Svestka (Mozarteum), Prague, Czech Republic (1997) (premiere)
     New Music Exposition, Brno International Music Festival, Brno, Czech Republic (1997)

IGOR STRAVINSKY, Four Russian Songs  for soprano and piano
     Monday Evening Concerts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with Leonard Stein, piano (1997)

MARK TRAYLE, Statement  for three singers and electronics
     VoiceBox series, CalArts, Valencia CA (2002) (premiere)

CHINARY UNG, . . . still life after death  for soprano and chamber ensemble
     Monday Evening Concerts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1996)
     Pacific Contemporary Music Center Festival, Los Angeles (premiere) (1996)

CHINARY UNG, Spiral II  for soprano, tuba, and piano
     The Wild Beast, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia (2010)
     Pacific Contemporary Music Center Festival, Los Angeles, with Lisa Sylvester, piano and Douglas Tornquist, tuba (1998)

KURT WEILL, The Happy End  roles of Jane and Fliege
     International Symposium on Music and German Literature, Urbana IL (1990) 

KURT WEILLMahagonny Songspiel  role of Jessie
     Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana IL, with the University of  Illinois Contemporary Chamber Singers (1989) 

KURT WEILLThreepenny Opera  role of Polly Peahum
     Illinois Opera Theater, Urbana IL, Richard Boldrey, director (1988)

IANNIS XENAKIS, Pour la Paix  for voices and chamber ensemble
     REDCAT, Los Angeles (2011) 

YONG YANG, Twilight in a Cold Gorge  for soprano and chamber ensemble
     Pacific Contemporary Music Center Festival, Los Angeles, with the California E.A.R. Unit (1997)

ERICH ZEISL, Lieder
     Villa Aurora, Pacific Palisades CA, with Marja Mutru, piano (2005)

VÍT ZOUHAR, Hark II  for soprano and percussion
     House of Arts, Opava, Czech Republic  (2007)
     Janáček Academy, Brno, Czech Republic (2007)
     Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic (2007) (world premiere)

 

Solo Recitals

Not including countless performances during the course of my own studies, I regularly have performed numerous solo concerts, accompanied by various colleagues. Examples include:
• New College, Sarasota FL (music by James Tenney, Mark Bobak, John Cage, Daryl Runswick, William Brooks) (2007)
• Villa Aurora, Pacific Palisades, CA (music by Theodor Adorno, Alban Berg, Hanns Eisler) with Leonard Stein, piano (2003)
• Maybeck Hall, Berkeley CA (music by Salvatore Martirano, Hanns Eisler, William Bolcom, Eve Beglerian, Daryl Runswick, William Brooks) with Vicki Ray, piano (1997)
• WIRES Performance center for new and experimental music, Beverly Hills, CA (music by Betsy Jolas, Salvatore Martirano, Mark Bobak (premiere), Ursula Mamlok, Daryl Runswick, William Brooks) with Vicki Ray, piano and Rachel Rudich, flute (1995)
• Annual recitals at CalArts (1991–1998) and the California State Summer School for the Arts (1992–2004)