Ahoy!

It has been a little while and I have been a very busy bee. Here's what's happening:

OPERA ANNOUNCEMENT

Andersens Erzählungen
Premiere: Friday, September 27 -- Theater Basel in Basel, CH

I am thrilled to announce the premiere of my very first opera, Andersens Erzählungen. I have been collaborating with a super talented crew of folks and Theater Basel on a new opera about Hans Christian Andersen, the story of which weaves back and forth between his life and fairy tales, most notably "The Little Mermaid."
This will be my largest production to date and includes opera singers, actors, dancers and an orchestra. The opera is directed by Philipp Stözl and written by Jan Dvořák. It is in German with English subtitles.
There will be performances through January 2020.

More info here: https://www.theater-basel.ch/Spielplan/Andersens-Erzaehlungen/ohcj7VL8/Pv4Ya/

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SHORT FILM PREMIERE

Earlier this year, I composed and recorded the score for "The Grave of St Oran" - the new short film by Jim Batt - my good bud and frequent collaborator. It is an incredibly stunning stop-motion animation based on Neil Gaiman's poem "In Relig Odhrain." Neil also narrates the poem.

The short will have its world premiere at Sydney Film Festival next month and has been selected as a finalist for the festival's Dendy Awards! Go Jim!
The film will screen June 15th and 16th.

Tickets and info here: https://www.sff.org.au/program/browse/the-grave-of-st-oran

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SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT

SAT, JUN 22 -- BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA -- BLOEDEL RESERVE

I am super excited to play a hometown show on the beautiful grounds of the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island. I will be joined by a string quartet and clarinetist, comprised of some of my most favorite musicians/friends I have been collaborating with for many, many years.
The Bloedel Reserve only hosts three concerts per year, so I am honored to have been asked. This will be a very special evening in a beautiful setting. Bring a picnic!

Doors: 6:30pm / Show: 7:00pm-9:00pm (with intermission)

Tickets
$28 for Bloedel Reserve members
$38 for non-members (special discount info below)
$16 for ages 6-16
Free for ages 5 and under
* Tickets include a digital download of some of my latest releases!

The member price of $28 is available to you until June 7, so be sure to buy your ticket sooner than later! Just select the member option on the ticket page.

Tickets and info here: https://bloedelreserve.org/event/jherek-bischoff/

OTHER NEWS

This year marks my 40th year, and I am very fortunate and grateful to be premiering my first symphony, my first opera, a new play, a collaboration with a ballet company, and work on no less than 6 short films, not to mention numerous collaborations arranging/producing/recording with other artists. I will share news about all of those projects as soon as they announce.

In addition to all of that, I have released three Patreon-exclusive songs so far this year. I don't have plans to release those songs outside of Patreon for the time being, so if you want to check out the new tunes and join the folks supporting my new music, head on over to the Patreon. You'll have immediate access to all of the things I've released so far.

All of the upcoming events are listed below. If you plan to come to any of the performances, please come up and say hello!

Heart,
Jherek

UPCOMING EVENTS

FRI, MAY 31 - SAN, FRANCISCO, CA - KRONOS FESTIVAL @ SFJAZZ
Joining Kronos Quartet to perform some pieces they have commissioned from me, including the US premiere of the newest commission, "Stranger."
Sharing the evening with CocoRosie, Sam Green, Valérie Sainte-Agathe, San Francisco Girls Chorus and the Dragon Saxophone Quintet.

Tickets available here: https://kronosquartet.org/concerts/details/2799

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SAT, JUN 15 - FLINT HILLS, KS - SYMPHONY IN THE FLINT HILLS / JUMP!STAR
World premiere of my new "symphony" Jump!Star - 30 minutes of new music written for the Jump!Star project and celebration. Performing with the Kansas City Symphony.

Tickets available here: https://symphonyintheflinthills.org/signature-event/
More info about the Jump!Star project here: http://www.jumpstar.love/

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SAT, JUN 15 & 16 -- SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA -- SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL
World premiere of Jim Batt's stop-motion short, "The Grave of St Oran."

Tickets and info here: https://www.sff.org.au/program/browse/the-grave-of-st-oran

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SAT, JUN 22 - BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA - BLOEDEL RESERVE
Playing a set of music with string quartet and clarinet on the beautiful grounds of the Bloedel Reserve as part of their summer concert series.

Tickets available here: Tickets available here: https://bloedelreserve.org/event/jherek-bischoff/

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FRI, SEP 27 -- BASEL, CH -- THEATER BASEL
World Premiere of Andersens Erzählungen

Info here: https://www.theater-basel.ch/Spielplan/Andersens-Erzaehlungen/ohcj7VL8/Pv4Ya/