Introducing Jesse Blumberg

February 25, 2023, 4:00 pm

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Jesse Blumberg (Photo: Arielle Doneson Photography)

Jesse Blumberg is a stylistically versatile baritone at ease in music ranging from Baroque oratorios to contemporary opera and art song. His accomplished technique and attention to language have made him a favorite of presenters such as Apollo’s Fire, Boston Early Music Festival, American Bach Soloists, the Marilyn Horne Foundation, and New York Festival of Song. A champion of art song, Blumberg is founding artistic director of Five Boroughs Music Festival in New York City and is the guest artist for next month’s Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago: Winter Lieder Lounge with the iconic pianist and pedagogue Martin Katz.

Watch Jesse Blumberg’s performance as Jesus in J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion with Nicholas Phan as the Evangelist and Jeffrey Strauss as Pilate and Apollo’s Fire conducted by Jeannette Sorrell.



All selections feature baritone Jesse Blumberg.

Agostino Steffani: “Fiera Aletto” from Niobe, Regina di Tebe
Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra
Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, co-directors
Steffani: Niobe, Regina di Tebe
Erato 0825646343546

George Frideric Handel: “Zweier Augen Majestät from Almira
Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra
Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, co-directors
Handel: Almira
CPO 555-205-2

Marc-Antoine Charpentier: “Affreux tourments” from La descente d’Orphée aux enfers 
Jason McStoots, tenor
Zachary Wilder, tenor
Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra
Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, co-directors
Charpentier: La couronne de fleurs & La descente d’Orphée aux enfers
CPO 777876-2

Johann Rosenmüller: Ascendit invictissimus salvator
Johann Rosenmüller in Exile
New Focus Recordings FCR-909

Johann Sebastian Bach: “Alles was von Gott geboren”: from Ein fester Burg is unser Gott, BWV 80
Hélène Brunet, soprano
Montreal Baroque
Eric Milnes, director
JS Bach: Cantatas For Luther, BWV76, 79 & 80
ATMA Classique ACD-22407

Ricky Ian Gordon: O City of Ships
Martha Guth, soprano
Thomas Bagwell, piano
Five Borough Songbook
GPR Records GPR-10012

Steven Edward Stucky: “I hear America singing” from American Muse
Bowling Green Philharmonia,
Emily Freeman Brown, conductor
New Music From Bowling Green, Vol. 6
Albany TROY-1214

Franz Schubert: Winterreise
IV. Erstarrung
V. Der Lindenbaum
VI. Wasseflut
VII. Auf dem Flusse
Martin Katz, piano
Schubert: Winterreise
Blue Griffin digital release