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Soloists for Mozart Festival concerts, Feb/Mar 2014

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We have a superb quartet of Bay Area soloists for our Mozart Festival concerts…

Ann Moss, soprano

Praised for “beautifully pure floated high notes,” “luminous tone” and “powerful expression,” soprano Ann Moss enjoys an active career in chamber music, opera, oratorio and recital performance. A champion of contemporary vocal music, Moss takes immense pleasure in the construction of first performances. She has collaborated with acclaimed composers Jake Heggie, John Harbison, Aaron Jay Kernis, Eric Sawyer, and Wayne Peterson, as well as with emerging artists Liam Wade, Heather Gilligan, Vartan Aghababian, Weslie Brown and Jacob Bertrand. Highlights of her 2013-2014 season include soprano solos in Mahler’s Symphonies No 2 and 4 with the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra under David Milnes, Schoenberg’s epic String Quartet No. 2 on concert tour with the Hausmann Quartet, William Bolcom’s Let Evening Come with One Art Ensemble, and premieres of new chamber works composed for her by Vartan Aghababian and Liam Wade. Ann is co-founder and Artistic Director of CMASH, a new-music repertory group dedicated to fostering and sustaining long-term collaborative relationships between composers and performers.

Janet Campbell, mezzo

Mezzo-soprano Janet Campbell has received accolades for her operatic and concert performances throughout the United States and abroad. She has performed as concert soloist for much of the great Orchestral and Choral repertoire including Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem and the Mass in C minor, Bach’s Magnificat, St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Handel’s Messiah and many other works. Frequently engaged to perform contemporary music, she has worked with prominent composers and conductors who create and champion new works including Kent Nagano, Henry Mollicone, Norman Scribner, Lukas Foss, Peter Jaffe. and Kirke Mecham. Most recently she was a principal soloist in a workshop at The San Francisco Opera for Mark Adamo’s recent opera premier of The Gospel of Mary Magdalene. This past November Ms. Campbell was the mezzo soloist in the Verdi Requiem with the combined choruses of the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Symphony under the baton of Maestro Ian Robertson. She is a full time member of the San Francisco Opera Chorus, and teaches voice privately and as an instructor for the Young Women’s Choral Projects.

Corey Head, tenor

Living and working in San Francisco, Corey has built a successful performance career working with many prestigious groups in the Bay Area, including San Francisco Symphony, American Bach Soloists, and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. He continues to work with these groups and many others as soloist or chorus professional. A teacher with nearly 20 years experience, Corey teaches private voice in the Outer Sunset, with students involved with the SFS Chorus, SF Opera Chorus and many other choral, musical theater and performing groups. Corey has sung a wide variety of oratorio and opera roles throughout the US, including Ferrando in Cosí fan tutte, Don Curzio and Don Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro, Goro in Madama Butterfly, and Frantz in Les Contes D’Hoffmann. Corey specializes in Early Music with a special affinity to J.S. Bach. His solo concert performances have included Bach’s Magnificat, Christmas Oratorio and many of his cantatas. Other oratorio roles include Ahasuereus in Handel’s Esther, “The Evening” in Telemann’s Die Tageszeiten and tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah. In May, 2011, Corey sang a newly discovered Vivaldi Dixit Dominus (RV. 807) with Viva La Musica, adding the intricate and virtuosic aria Dominus a Dextris Tuis to his repertoire.

Jeffrey Fields, baritone

A graduate of the University of Iowa, Jeffrey sings regularly as soloist and ensemble member with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (since 1999), American Bach Soloists (since 2002), and Carmel Bach Festival (since 1998). Jeffrey made his Carnegie Hall solo debut in Handel’s Messiah in 2007, under Andrew Megill and returned to Carnegie in 2012 with Aoede Consort. Upcoming solo engagements include Handel’s Teseo at with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra at Lincoln Center and Tanglewood, the Bach B Minor Mass with Bach Collegium San Diego, and concerts with Pacific Bach and the Spire Chamber Ensemble. Recent engagements include Purcell’s Dioclesian with Philharmonia Baroque, Handel’s Dixit Dominus with Bach Collegium San Diego, Haydn’s Seasons at UC Berkeley, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater in SF, Handel’s Alexander’s Feast under Jeffrey Thomas, Handel’s Samson with Philharmonia Baroque, Orff’s Carmina Burana, the title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah for Marin Oratorio, and Handel’s Acis and Galatea with California Bach Society. Mr. Fields studied with Albert Gammon and taught voice and singer’s diction at the University of Iowa, and was an artist fellow for three seasons at the Bach Aria Festival, Stony Brook, New York. He was a three-time winner of the NATS Central Region auditions.