The UC Irvine Libraries support
the Chancellor's Distinguished Fellows Series by providing a bibliography
of the works of each Fellow. The bibliographies are available in print
at the Langson and Science Libraries and at each public event.
2002 - 2003
UC Irvine Chancellor's Distinguished Fellow
A Selective Bibliography: The UC Irvine Libraries
Master Class: June 4, 2003
Concert: June 6 and 7, 2003
Liza Vick, Research Librarian for Music & Dance
The UC Irvine Libraries
Baldwin-Wallace College Sixty-Fourth Annual Bach Festival. Audiocassette.
Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music, 1996.
Library of Congress Music Division Concert, 1997-11-18: Schubert
and Brahms Festival. Audiocassette. Library of Congress, 1997.
Marlboro Music Festival Rehearsals. Audiocassette. Marlboro,
VT: Marlboro Music School and Festival, 1998-1999.
Bach, Johann Sebastian and Antonio Vivaldi. Gloria in D Major,
R. 589; Magnificat. CD: Telarc, 1989.
Bach, Johann Sebastian. Mass in B Minor. CD: Telarc, 1990.
________. The Best of Bach. CD: Telarc, 2001.
Beethoven, Ludwig van. Mass in C Major; Elegiac Song; Calm Sea
and Prosperous Voyage. CD: Telarc, 1990.
Boito, Arrigo and Francis Poulenc, et al. Absolute Heaven: Essential
Choral Masterpieces. CD: Telarc, 1997.
Durufle, Maurice and Giuseppe Verdi, et al. The Power and the Majesty:
Essential Choral Classics. CD: Telarc, 1995.
Dvorak, Antonin and Leos Janacek. Glagolitic Mass; Te Deum. CD:
Dvorak, Antonin. Stabat Mater. CD: Telarc, 1999.
________. Stabat Mater: Psalm cxlix, Op. 79. CD: Naxos, 2002.
Gershwin, George. Porgy and Bess: Highlights. CD: EMI, 1991.
________. Favourite Gershwin. CD: Classics for Pleasure, 1995.
Gershwin, George. Porgy and Bess. CD: Angel Classics, 1997.
Hogan, Moses. Songs of Reflection: Eight Vocal and Seven Choral
Arrangements of Moses Hogan. CD: MGH Records, 1997.
Mahler, Gustav. Symphony No. 8 "Symphony of a Thousand". CD:
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix. Elijah. CD: Telarc, 1995.
Penderecki, Krzysztof. Credo. CD: Hanssler Classics, 2000.
Schubert, Franz. Mass No. 2, D. 167, in G Major; Mass No. 6, D.
950, in E-Flat Major. CD: Telarc, 1990.
Szymanowski, Karol. Stabat Mater. CD: Telarc, 1994.
Vivaldi, Antonio and Johann Sebastian Bach, et al. Gloria! Music
of Praise and Inspiration. CD: Telarc, 1998.
Baldwin-Wallace College Sixty-Fourth Annual Bach Festival. VHS.
Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music, 1996.
Beethoven, Ludwig van. Beethoven Symphony No. 9. VHS. St. Louis,
MO: KETC, 1996.
Gershwin, George. Porgy and Bess. DVD, VHS, Videodisc: EMI,
1993. Arts Media Center LS0019, VT0068.
Handel, George Frideric. Messiah. VHS: Video Treasures, 1991.
Shaw, Robert. Robert Shaw : Preparing a Masterpiece. VHS: Carnegie
Hall Corp., 1991-1998. Volume 5, A Choral Workshop on Hindemith's When
Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd: Requiem for Those We Love and
Volume 7, A Choral Workshop on Mendelssohn's Elijah, Op. 70.
Simpson, Marietta. Marietta Simpson. Mezzo Soprano Master Class. VHS.
Clarksville, TN: Austin Peay State University, 1987.
Selected Articles and Reviews
Dyer, Richard. "Three Conductors Steer BSO with Skill." The
Boston Globe, 7 July 1998, C5.
Horsley, Paul. "KC Symphony Meets Verdi Spectacle." The
Kansas City Star, 22 May 2001.
Porter, Cecelia. "Performing Arts: Baltimore Symphony." The
Washington Post, 6 October 2001, C02.
Smith, Tim. "BSO Performance Inspired by Song Cycle." The
Baltimore Sun, 6 October 2001.
Smith, Whitney. "Conductor Solidifies Standing." The
Indianapolis Star, 22 September 2001.
Story, Rosalyn M. "Up from Houston: Many of Today's Rising Stars
Got Their Start at Houston Opera Studio." Opera News 62,
no. 8 (1998): 3.
Valdes, Lesley. "Marietta Simpson Performs Art Songs and Lieder
at Temple." The Philadelphia Inquirer, 20 February 1998,
Zadrozny, Ilse. "Marietta Simpson with the Montreal Symphony
Orchestra." The Montreal Gazette, 12 April 2001, D10.
Zuck, Barbara. "'Vanqui' Makes Glorious Debut." The Columbus
Dispatch, 17 October 1999, 5F.
________. "Columbus Symphony Triumphs in Capturing Mahler's Journey." The
Columbus Dispatch, 27 January 2001, 3H.
Bach Cantatas Website. Marietta Simpson (Mezzo-Soprano). Accessed
13 March 2003. Internet. Available from http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Simpson-Marietta.htm
Bach Choir of Bethlehem. Soloists. Accessed 13 March 2003. Internet.
Available from http://bach.org/soloists/msimpson.html
Herbert Barrett Management, Inc. Marietta Simpson, Mezzo-Soprano.
Accessed 13 March 2003. Internet. Available from http://www.herbertbarrett.com
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia. Verdi Requiem Performance: Marietta
Simpson, Mezzo-Soprano. Accessed 13 March 2003. Internet. Available
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. Marietta Simpson, Mezzo-Soprano.
Accessed 13 March 2003. Internet. Available from http://www.pcmsnet.org/season3/simpson.html
2002-03 Recital at the San Diego National Convention of the National
Association of Teachers of Singing.
2002-03 Penderecki's Credo and Bruckner's Te Deum at
the Oregon Bach Festival under Helmuth Rilling and at the World Festival
of Choral Music in Minneapolis.
2002-03 Mahler's Symphony No. 8 at the Bard Festival.
2002-03 Ravel's L'Enfant et les Sortileges with the Berlin
Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle.
2002-03 Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Philadelphia Orchestra
under Wolfgang Sawallisch (his final performances).
2002-03 Mahler's Symphony No. 3 with the Colorado Symphony under Marin
Alsop (her final performances).
2002-03 Performances with the symphony orchestras of Tulsa, Baltimore,
Indianapolis, Flint, Memphis, Eugene, Kansas City and with the Knoxville
Symphony in a Mozart/Mahler Festival.
2002-03 Solo recitals in Philadelphia, Orange County and at University
of California-Irvine as part of a residency in June 2003, including
a master class and orchestral performance in Brahms Alto Rhapsody.
2001-02 Mozart's Requiem with the Columbus Symphony, the Saint Louis
Symphony under Hans Vonk, and with the San Antonio Symphony under Enrique
2001-02 Bernstein's Jeremiah Symphony with the Indianapolis
Symphony under James Judd.
2001-02 Shostakovich's From Jewish Folk Poetry with the Baltimore
Symphony under Yuri Temirkanov.
2001-02 Handel's Messiah with the Detroit Symphony and Saint
Paul Chamber Orchestra under Nicholas McGegan and with the Cleveland
Orchestra under Robert Porco.
2001-02 Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 (New Year's Eve concert) with the
New York Philharmonic under John Eliot Gardiner.
2001-02 Gershwin's Porgy and Bess with the Oregon Symphony.
2001-02 Mahler's Symphony No. 3 with the Grand Rapids Symphony under
2001-02 Mendelssohn's Elijah with the Florida Philharmonic
under James Judd.
2001-02 Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with the Dallas Symphony
under Andrew Litton.
2001-02 Verdi's Requiem with the Greenville Symphony.
2001-02 Recital at Perelman Recital Hall in the opening season of
Philadelphia's Kimmel Center for the Arts.
2000-01 Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Los Angeles
Philharmonic under Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Berlin Philharmonic under
Sir Simon Rattle, and the Cleveland Orchestra under Jahja Ling.
2000-01 Mahler's Symphony No. 2 with the Philadelphia Orchestra and
the Florida West Coast Symphony under Leif Bjaland.
2000-01 Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with the Atlanta Symphony
under Roger Norrington.
2000-01 Mozart's Requiem with the Cincinnati Symphony under Robert
2000-01 Dvorak's Stabat Mater with the Houston Symphony under
Claus Peter Flor and at the Kennedy Center under Robert Shafer.
2000-01 Verdi's Requiem with the Colorado Symphony under Marin Alsop
and at the Grand Teton Festival under Eiji Oue.
2000-01 Mendelssohn's Elijah at Boston's Symphony Hall under
1999-2000 Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Baltimore Symphony under
Gunther Herbig and the St. Louis Symphony under Hans Vonk.
1999-2000 Dvorak's Stabat Mater at the Oregon Bach Festival
under Helmuth Rilling.
1999-2000 Mahler's Symphony No. 2 at Chicago's Grant Park Music Festival.
1999-2000 Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and Missa Solemnis at
the Florida Philharmonic's Beethoven Festival under James Judd.
1999-2000 Mahler's Kindertotenlieder at the Prague Festival
and the Brno Festival.
1999-2000 Mozart's Requiem with the Atlanta Symphony.
1999-2000 Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with the Minnesota Orchestra.
1999-2000 Bach and Pergolesi with the Detroit Symphony under Neeme
1999-2000 Handel's Messiah with the Pittsburgh Symphony under
Sir Neville Marriner, and with Musica Sacra at Avery Fisher Hall.
1999-2000 Bach's St. Matthew Passion with the Cleveland Orchestra
under Christoph von Dohnanyi.
1999-2000 Bach's St. John Passion with the New York Philharmonic
under Kurt Masur.
1999-2000 Bach's Mass in B Minor with the Bethlehem Bach Choir at
1999-2000 Mozart's Coronation Mass and Requiem with the voices
of Ascension at Alice Tully Hall.
1999-2000 Ravel's L'Enfant et les Sortileges and Poulenc's Les
Mamelles de Tiresias with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under
Sir Simon Rattle at the Ojai Festival.
1999-2000 Performed in premiere of the opera Vanqui (composed
by Leslie Burrs) with Opera Columbus under Gary Sheldon.
1998 Toured Poland, Germany, and Russia with the Stuttgart Bachakadamie
Orchestra and Chorus under Helmuth Rilling.
1998 Recitals of African-American and European art songs and lieder
at Temple University.
1997 Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the New Jersey Symphony under
Zdenek Macal (televised for opening of New Jersey Performing Arts Center).
1996 Thomson's Four Saints in Three Acts with the Houston Grand
Opera, the Lincoln Center Festival and the Edinburgh Festival (televised).
1995 Gershwin's Porgy and Bess with the Berlin Philharmonic
under Sir Simon Rattle.
1993 Gershwin's Porgy and Bess with the Houston Grand Opera
at La Scala.
1993 Toured Europe with the Pittsburgh Symphony under Lorin Maazel
in concert performances of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.
1992 Handel's Messiah in its 250th anniversary celebration
at Carnegie Hall.
1992 Royal Opera House debut in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess under
Trevor Nunn (also filmed for British Television at Covent Garden).
1991 Debut with the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur in Mendelssohn's Elijah.
1988 Carnegie Hall debut in Brahms' Also Rhapsody with the
Atlanta Symphony under Robert Shaw.
1995 Philadelphia Musical Fund Society Annual Award
1994 Temple University, Certificate of Honor for Distinguished Alumnus.
1993 Philadelphia National Political Congress of Black Women, second
annual Chisholm Award for an outstanding African-American woman in
1989 Naumburg International Vocal Competition, prize winner
1989 Leontyne Price Vocal Arts Competition (sponsored by National
Association of Negro Business and Professional Women Clubs, Inc.),
first prize winner.
1987 New York Opera Index, first prize and study grant
1986 Stewart Award from Tulsa
1985 George London Award
1983 Minna Kaufman Ruud Award
1983 Metropolitan Opera Regional Auditions, finalist
- Tanglewood Festival
- Blossom Festival
- Marlboro Music Festival
- Glyndebourne Festival
- Bregenz Theater and Music Festival
- Edinburgh Festival
- Lincoln Center Arts Festival
- Grant Park Festival
- Ojai Festival
- Chautauqua Festival
- Aldeburgh Festival
- Prague Festival
- Brno Festival
Selected Recital Locations
- New York
- Washington, DC
- Other major cities