Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, Music Director
Christina Landshamer, soprano
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano
Werner Güra, tenor
Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
Recorded live at Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on
June 6-9, 2019.
Winds of Change
Live performances of the music of Haydn, Bunch and the WORLD PREMIERE of Paul Moravec's "A New Country"
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano; Marya Martin, flute; James Austin Smith, oboe; Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; Stewart Rose, horn; Paul Huang, Frank Huang, Kristin Lee, violin; Richard O’Neill, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, viola; Jakob Koranyi, Peter Stumpf, cello, Gilles Vonsattel, Orion Weiss, piano
Bernstein - Symphony No. 1 "Jeremiah" and Symphony No. 2 "Age of Anxiety"
Leonard Bernstein’s legendary 1943 Carnegie Hall conducting début brought his name to national attention, and the event was followed a few months later by the triumphant reception of his Symphony No. 1 ‘Jeremiah.’ This major symphonic statement explores a crisis in faith and employs Jewish liturgical sources, its final movement, Lamentation, being an anguished cry at the destruction of Jerusalem. Sharing the theme of loss of faith, Symphony No. 2 ‘The Age of Anxiety’ takes W.H. Auden’s poem of the same name and follows its four characters in their spiritual journey to hard-won triumph.
Recorded Live at The Metropolitan Opera
April 15, 2017
Ramfis bass-baritone, JAMES MORRIS
Radamès tenor, RICCARDO MASSI
Amneris mezzo, VIOLETA URMANA
Aida soprano, KRASSIMIRA STOYANOVA
King bass, SOLOMAN HOWARD
Messenger tenor, RONALD NALDI
Priestess mezzo, JENNIFER JOHNSON CANO
Amonasro baritone, GEORGE GAGNIDZE
Conducted by DANIELE RUSTIONI
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
The Metropolitan Opera Chorus
A Palace Upon the Ruins - Selected Works by Howard Shore
Howe Records Presents A Palace Upon the Ruins – Selected Works, an Album Featuring Concert Music Composed by Academy Award-Winner Howard Shore, With Performances by Such Classical Stars as Lang Lang and the Kronos Quartet.
Released on November 4, 2016 – includes the titular song cycle featuring mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, along with choral works “Peace” and “The Garden,” instrumental-vocal suite Six Pieces and solo piano piece “Catania” for Lang Lang.
Otello - Metropolitan Opera
• Directed by the Tony Award-winning and six-time MET director, Bartlett Sher, this lavish production of Verdi's operatic masterpiece Otello features one of the most exciting young opera singers of her generation, Sonya Yoncheva, and the Metropolitan Opera & Chorus, conducted by their new Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin
• Bartlett Sher probes the Moor’s dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast: tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the doomed Otello; new soprano star Sonya Yoncheva sings Desdemona, Otello’s innocent wife and victim; and baritone Željko Lucic plays the evil Iago, who masterminds Otello’s demise.
• 10 minutes additional bonus material - “Backstage at the Met with host Eric Owens”:
1. Interview with Željko Lučić and Aleksandrs Antonenko
2. Act III trio rehearsal
3. Interview with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Bartlett Sher
4. Interview with Sonya Yoncheva
Otello: ALEKSANDRS ANTONENKO
Desdemona: SONYA YONCHEVA
Iago: ŽELJKO LUČIĆ
Emilia: JENNIFER JOHNSON CANO
Cassio: DIMITRI PITTAS
Roderigo: CHAD SHELTON
Lodovico: GÜNTHER GROISSBÖCK
Montano: JEFF MATTSEY
A herald: TYLER DUNCAN
Conductor: YANNICK NÉZET-SÉGUIN
THE METROPOLITAN OPERA ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS
Chorus Master: DONALD PALUMBO
Live in HD transmission on October 17, 2015
Falstaff - Metropolitan Opera
Music Director James Levine conducts Robert Carsen’s hit staging of Verdi’s great human comedy. Ambrogio Maestri is an ideal Falstaff, leading an ensemble cast of veteran and up-and-coming Met stars, including Angela Meade (Alice), Stephanie Blythe (Mistress Quickly), Franco Vasallo (Ford), and Jennifer Johnson Cano (Meg). Lisette Oropesa and Paolo Fanale are the young lovers, Nannetta and Fenton.
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Release Date: 10/9/15
Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Live 2014
Featuring performances of Johannes Brahms (arr. alan Boustead) Serenade No. 1 for Nonet in D major, Opus 11
Howard Shore's A Palace Upon the Ruins
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano; Marya Martin, flute; Sarah Beaty, Romie de-Guise Langlois, clarinet; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; Stewart Rose, French horn; Ani Kavafian, violin; Ettore Cause, viola; Clive Greensmith, Peter Stumpf, cello; Donald Palma, double bass; Gilles Vonsattel, piano; Bridget Kibbey, harp; Ian David Rosenbaum, persuccion
Der Ring des Nibelungen (CD/DVD)
Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording
Twilight of the Gods -- The Ultimate Wagner Ring Collection