STIMMUNG Performance on YouTube

I’m very excited to share that the performance of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s “STIMMUNG”, with Voices of Silicon Valley at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music on November 11, 2018, is finally available to watch on the web!

Here is the link:

STIMMUNG, composed in 1968, is a highly influential work for 6 vocalists, microphones and tuning tape. The recording of this performance was released May 17, 2020.

This was my second time performing this work.

Monteverdi Vespers, May 12 & 19, 2018

I am singing in an evening of music from two pieces written at the beginning and end of the 17th century, celebrating the 330th anniversary of the composition of Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell

Performed by Bay Area Classical Harmonies Soloists, Chorus and Chamber Orchestra

Henry Purcell (1659-1695): Dido and Aeneas (1688, complete)

Conducted by Andrew Chung

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643): Vespro della Beata Vergina, “Evening Prayers to the Blessed Virgin”, by Claudio Monteverdi (1610, excerts,)

Conducted by Andrew Chung, scored by Stephen Whitehead

May 12, 2018: 7:30pm
St. Francis Episcopal Church
1205 Pine Ave, San Jose, CA

May 19, 2018 7:30pm
Arlington Community Church
52 Arlington Ave, Kensington, CA

FREE Parking
Tickets: $28 General Admission
$25 Seniors and $15 Students at the door

May 12 7:30pm
St. Francis Episcopal Church
205 Pine Ave, San Jose

May 19 7:30pm
Arlington Community Church
52 Arlington Ave, Kensington


Stimmung and Missa Luba, May 13 and May 21

VOSV present Stimmung by Karlheinz Stockhausen


Saturday May 13 7:30 pm St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 459 Somerset Street, San Francisco, CA 94134
Sunday May 21 3pm Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View, CA 94040

Tickets: $20 in advance or $30 at the door; $15 for seniors and students. Advance tickets are sold at

Voices of Silicon Valley present a rare performance of a seminal Karlheinz Stockhausen’s work in the San Francisco Bay area. As the timing of its composition approximates San Francisco’s “Summer of Love”, Stimmung aligns itself with its ideals of universal love, religious unity, and meditation. It is accomplished through the deeply meditative nature of the work as well as the use of a variety of Magic Names that come from many different world religion traditions.

In the first half of the program VOSV will present Missa Luba, a 15-minute piece that combines traditional Mass text with African rhythms and drums, as well as Kontakion by our Artistic Director Cyril Deaconoff which combines Eastern Orthodox melodies with Cuban jazz rhythms.

SoFA St Fair

I’m performing a selection of arias and duets on Sunday, April 23, with First Street Opera at the San Jose Quilt Museum from 2-5pm. Details below:

ALL DAY FREE ADMISSION! Opening Reception for our new exhibits and live opera from First Street Opera for the SoFA Street Fair.





First Street Opera will be performing three, 30 minute shows:

Opera Showtimes: 2:30pm-3:00, 3:30-4:00pm, and 4:30-5:00 pm

New exhibits, a local, legendary music festival, and opera, opera, opera. First Street Opera founders, Amy Mendon and Melissa Mallory, perform the first Friday of every month at our favorite neighboring European-style cafe, Caffe Frascati. Step inside the Museum and support a jaw-dropping, diverse array of South Bay Area musical talent.

Free admission all day 11:00 to 5:00 PM, but please make sure to try to tip the opera singers and to consider donating to the Museum or becoming Museum members.

Mary Pleasant at Land’s End

Dear Friends,

Only one more week to wait until you get to hear ALL the music for David Garner’s opera Mary Pleasant at Land’s End!


On Saturday, January 14th @ 8:00pm in the San Francisco Conservatory’s Concert Hall a cast of 32 superb singers including a marvelous chorus of 22*, and another 10 well loved and respected Bay Area vocalists*, will join Maestro Ian Robertson and collaborative pianists Kevin Korth and Darryl Cooper, singing ALL the music and instrumental interludes of Mary Pleasant at Land’s End.

You will easily be able to follow the action through projected supertitles complete with scene settings and stage directions, as well as a printed program containing the complete cast list, a synopsis of Mary Pleasant at Land’s End, and a lot of other information about this exciting new work.


(***Free admission***)

You, the audience, get to experience the creation of a 21st-Century major grand opera from the ground up. This musical workshop is the next step towards a full-scale production!

The performance will be video-recorded. We need YOUR ENERGY, to spur the singers on, and to create the excitement on the recording that will get the attention of the major opera houses! Bring people! You’ll all love the music, I promise!

Did I mention that the performance is free?


Cast in order of appearance

Mary Pleasant an entrepreneur: Crystal Philippi, mezzo-soprano

Ezra Landreaux a lawyer and Confederate Army veteran: Philip Skinner, bass-baritone

Artemis Dodge a businessman: Michael Jankosky, tenor

Elena Walther a protégé of Mary Pleasant: Marnie Breckenridge, soprano

Captain Eames a ship’s captain: Ben Brady, bass-baritone

Three Reporters newspapermen

Falsen: Joe Meyers, tenor

Inger: Adam Flowers, tenor

Broome: William O’Neill, baritone

Moss a bonanza king: Steve Kahn, tenor

Nellie an employee of Mary Pleasant: Raeeka Shehabi-Yaghmai, soprano

Clara an employee of Mary Pleasant: Krista Wigle, soprano

Emperor Norton Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico: Adam Flowers

Judge Earl a judge: Ben Brady, bass-baritone


Melissa Angulo, Hadar Aviram, Kate Bolton-Schmukler, Sarita Cannon, Tony Domenick, Alexander Frank, Claire Fry, Ali Haas, Shase Hernandez, Don Hoffman, Steve Kahn, Bradley Kynard, Lyssa Livingston, Heather Mathews, Luke Mayernik, Raja Orr, Valentina Osinski, Ellen Presley, Yemonja Stanley, Alexander Taite, John Vidovic, Wayne Wong