Jane Schoonmaker Rodgers, soprano
January 30 - February 1: Wine Women and Song, on Kerrytown Concert House's Cabaret Series. Call 734-769-2999 for details, or visit www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com
April 2: Thursdays in Lent series at Mariners' Church of Detroit: Music of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, with Kevin Bylsma, Kenneth Sweetman, and fellow choir members.
May 9; Members of Wine, Women & Song ensemble at Kerrytown Concert House in a Mother's Day concert.
July 15-18: Ann Arbor Festival of Song presents the 16th annual Art Fair Song Fest (Kerrytown Concert House)
In the works for 2010: Collaborative presentation of new music by several American and Canadian composers, with Canadian soprano Jane Leibel and pianist Kevin Bylsma.
Watch this space!
SELECTED RECENT PERFORMANCES:
NOVEMBER 14-15: Scenes & Sondheim at the Kerrytown Concert House. With Deanna Relyea, Gary Relyea, Allen Schrott, and Sean Cooper.
SEPTEMBER 13-14: PARISIAN SOIREE at the Kerrytown Concert House.
SEPTEMBER 10: Faculty Artist Series recital at Bowling Green State University, with Kevin Bylsma, pianist, Megan Fergusson, viola, Andrew Pelletier, horn, Charles Saenz, trumpet. Featured William Bolcom's Let Evening Come, Handel, Schubert, Poulenc, and others. 8pm Bryan Recital Hall, College of Musical Arts.
JUNE 7: American Composers' Alliance Festival of American Music, 7:30pm, Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, NYC. With pianist Kevin Bylsma, presented premier of Dialogue, a new chamber work for voice and piano by Burton Beerman.
APRIL 18: Art and Science: A Collaborative Cabaret at Bowling Green State University: Shows at 7:30 and 9pm; Wooster Center (on Wooster Street), Bowling Green. Compiled and stage-directed.
MARCH 25: Music From Bowling Green series. 8pm Wildwood Metropark Manor House, Toledo. American standards with jazz pianist Russell Schmidt.
FEBRUARY 28: Thursdays in Lent series at Mariners' Church of Detroit. With Kevin Bylsma, piano and organ, and Emily Benner and Varya Fitisova, sopranos.
OCTOBER 20: Performance of Philip Wharton's The Prairie Sings with Kevin Bylsma on Mid-American Center for Contemporary Music’s New Music and Art Festival, Bowling Green State University
SEPTEMBER 14-15: Parisian Soiree at Kerrytown Concert House.
JUNE 27: Recital with Kevin Bylsma at Dewitt Community Church in Dewitt, NY.
Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival: Elaine Lebenbom’s Sephardic Songs with James Tocco, pianist, Philip Dikeman, flute, and Don Baker, oboe. 7:30 pm, St. Hugo’s Chapel, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; June 12-13, 2007.
Faculty Artist Series recital featuring duets with soprano Emily Benner and pianist Kevin Bylsma, Bowling Green: January 17, 2007.
Inaugural recital (with Kevin Bylsma) on new Bowling Green Parks Department lunchtime series; January 12, 2007.
Guest artist on evening of Brahms at Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor; November 2006
Performance of Sebastian Birch’s Trois Chansons with Laura Melton at Mid-American Center for Contemporary Music's New Music and Art Festival, Bowling Green; October 2006
Mozart Requiem and Barber Prayers of Kierkegaard with Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra of Olomouc (Czech Republic) and BG University Choral Society, for Mozart 250th anniversary in Vienna (Schönbrunn Palace) and Prague (Rudolfinum); June-July 2006.
Chamber music performance with Andrew Pelletier, horn, at Bowling Green, in March 2006.
Role of the Witch; scenes from Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel with BG Philharmonia, December 4, 2005.
Gala opera scenes concert with the Bowling Green Philharmonia and BG alumni tenor Hugh Smith, April 2005
April 2005: We're Not Sick, We're Just in Love! Cabaret show at Bowling Green State University: Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Compiled and stage-directed.
Brahms' Requiem with Toledo Symphony at Bowling Green, January 2005
New Year's services at St. Paul's Cathedral and at Westminster Abbey with the Canterbury Singers in London, Dec-Jan 2004-05.
Other performances in recent years
Mozart Requiem and the Bruckner Te Deum with the Toledo Symphony, more works in the New Music and Art Festival of the Mid-American Center for Contemporary Music, the Mahler "Resurrection" Symphony No. 2 in Bowling Green, and frequent guest appearances and recitals in venues across the US, and especially at the Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor.