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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 Series

Marietta Simpson

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


Selected Discography

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: Telarc, 1991.

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: Telarc, 1991.

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.

Selected Videos

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, 17.

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.

Selected Websites

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 from http://www.libertynet.org/mcchorus/vrsmpson.htm

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. Marietta Simpson, Mezzo-Soprano. Accessed 13 March 2003. Internet. Available from http://www.pcmsnet.org/season3/simpson.html

Selected Performances

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 Arturo Diemecke.

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 David Lockington.

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 Porco.

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 Christopher Hogwood.

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 Jarvi.

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 Carnegie Hall.

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.

Selected Awards

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 music.

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

Selected Festivals

  • 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
  • Philadelphia
  • Atlanta
  • Washington, DC
  • Dallas
  • Other major cities

 

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