Love, Death, & Farewell
Dec 10-11 2022
Possessing a voice of uncommon allure, the Grammy® Award-winning mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor is one of the most compelling performers of her generation. She is internationally acclaimed equally in the pillars of the classical music canon – from Beethoven and Mahler to Brahms and Ravel –as she is in new works of modern masters – from Adams and Dessner to Lieberson and Talbot.
In the 2022-23 season Kelley O’Connor is Alto Soloist in performances of Mahler’s Second Symphony with Giancarlo Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony and with Louis Langrée and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. She joins Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic to open the renovated David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center in a gala performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and other performances of this work bring her together with Gianandrea Noseda and the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, Xian Zhang and the San Francisco Symphony, and with José Luis Gomez and the Tuscon Symphony Orchestra. She returns to the Saint Louis Symphony for performances of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with Stéphane Denève, appears with Xian Zhang and the New Jersey Symphony in Mahler’s Third Symphony, and makes a debut with the Taiwan Philharmonic in Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette led by Jun Märkl. With Sir Donald Runnicles, Kelley O’Connor gives the world premiere of a new work by the Syrian-American composer, Kareem Roustom, and sings the title role in a concert performance of Hansel und Gretel at the Grand Teton Music Festival.
CHICO is honored to have Ms. O’Connor performing with our orchestra.