PAST EVENT With a Song in my Heart with Ann Moss
- January 23, 2023
Wednesday, May 31 at 4 PM
With a Song in My Heart
“A classical singer journeys through centuries of vocal literature to find the songs that speak to her heart.”
Songs speak to us on many levels. As listeners, we are drawn in by a haunting melody, a thought-provoking lyric, a clever rhyme, or a soul-stirring accompaniment. But with so many beautiful songs in the world, how do singers choose the repertoire that best suits them? This hour-long performance explores one singer’s journey through centuries of song literature, revealing unexpected and enchanting intersections between classical Art Song and the Great American Songbook. Joined by multi-instrumentalist Justin Ouellet and pianist Ed Broms, soprano Ann Moss presents music by composers and songwriters ranging from Debussy to Duke Ellington, Schubert to Sondheim, Mozart to Joni Mitchell.
Ann Moss – soprano
Justin Ouellet – violin, guitar
Ed Broms – piano
Soprano Ann Moss is an acclaimed recording artist and champion of contemporary vocal music who performs and collaborates with a dynamic array of living composers and chamber ensembles. Her high, silvery, flexible voice has been singled out by Opera News for “beautifully pure floated high notes” and by San Francisco Classical Voice for “powerful expression” and “exquisite phrasing.” Mike Telin of Cleveland Classical writes, her “long fluid lines are exquisite.” In addition to working closely with well-known composers such as Jake Heggie, Kaija Saariaho, John Harbison and Aaron Jay Kernis, Ann seeks out and performs music by emerging voices at forums and festivals across the USA. Highlights of the 2022-23 season include Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Gérard Grisey’s Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil with After Everything Ensemble, and a concert tour supporting her recent album, Lifeline, which features compositions by Hildegard von Bingen. Moss has released two portrait albums, Currents (2013, Angels Share Records), and Love Life (2016, ASR), both produced by multi-GRAMMY® award winner Leslie Ann Jones at Skywalker Sound. Other recent releases include Autumn Winds (2020, Ravello Records), Some Women’s Voices (2022, Albany Records), and Wild Swans – Chamber Music of Nancy Bachmann (2023, PARMA Records). She can also be heard on releases from Arsis, Navona Records, Naxos and Jaded Ibis Productions. Ann is a Reiki practitioner, enthusiastic Yogi, and pursues a lifelong interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine.