Jonas Kaufmann, Jamie Barton & Angel Blue Highlight Cal Performances’ 2021-22 Season

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: © Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical/BreeAnne Clowdus)

Cal Performances has announced its 2021-22 season featuring an array of music including pop, opera, musical, and dance. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on vocal and operatic performances.

Jonas Kaufmann and Helmut Deutsch showcase a program of lieder and songs in French, German, and Italian.

Performance Date: Oct. 24, 2021

Harry Bicket conducts the English Concert a concert of Händel’s “Alcina” with Karina Gauvin in the title role, Lucy Crowe, Elizabeth DeShong, Paula Murrihy, Alek Shrader, and Wojtek Gierlach.

Performance Date: Nov. 7, 2021

The Vienna Boys Choir performs Christmas in Vienna with favorites “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” “Joy to the World,” “White Christmas,” and their very own rendition of “Stille Nacht.”

Performance Date: Nov. 27, 2021

Paul Appleby and Conor Hanick present a program featuring Schumann and Schubert songs, Berg’s Altenberg Lieder, and Beethoven’s lone song cycle, An die ferne Geliebte

Performance Date: Jan. 30, 2021

Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding’s Iphigenia will be directed by Liliana Blain-Cruz and conducted by Clark Rundell.

Performance Date: Feb. 12, 2022

“Two Wings: The Music of Black America in Migration” by Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran will include the Imani Winds.

Performance Date: Feb. 17, 2022

Angel Blue makes her Cal Performances solo recital debut with a program of songs and arias by Puccini, Strauss, and Kurt Weill; music by American composers George Gershwin and Lee Hoiby; and arrangements of Black American spirituals.

Performance Date: March 6, 2022

“Ted Hearne’s Place” Created by Ted Hearne, Patricia McGregor, and Saul Williams will be directed by Patricia McGregor.

Performance Date: March 12, 2022

Jakub Józef Orliński and Michał Biel perform a wide-ranging program in English, German, Italian, and Polish with music by Purcell, Schubert, Handel, Copland, the late 19th-century Polish composer Mieczysław Karłowicz, and a setting of a Whitman poem by American composer Charles Naginski.

Performance Date: March 13, 2022

Jamie Barton and Jake Heggie perform song cycles and arias by Heggie.

Performance Date: April 3, 2022

The Tallis Scholars and Peter Phillips perform Brumel/Missa’s “Et ecce terrae motus” and David Lang’ s “/sun-centered.”

Performance Date: May 6, 2022