Alameda Mozart Festival

Bangor Symphony Orchestra

Baroque Choral Guild

Bay Area Women’s Philharmonic

Berkeley Symphony

Blue Hill Bach

California Chamber Symphony

Oakland Symphony

Pacific Mozart Ensemble

Redwood Symphony

San Francisco Ballet

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra

Sacramento Symphony

Santa Cruz County Symphony


Amador Valley Opera Theater

American Opera Festival of the Sierra

Berkeley Opera

The Lamplighters

The Leather Factory

Maine Grand Opera

Marin Contemporary Opera

Marin Opera

Pocket Opera

Oakland Opera

San Francisco Opera

Stonington Opera House

West Bay Opera

Chamber music and recitals

Ariel, a contemporary vocal ensemble

Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival

Bagaduce Chamber Players

Berkeley Contemporary Chamber Players

Bradley University

Cadenzato Chamber Music Series

Castine Arts Association

Composers Chamber Players

Composers, Inc.

Elan Fine Arts/Rockport

The Festival at Sandpoint

Hesperian Ensemble



Kronos Quartet


Modus Novus

National Flute Association/Washington DC

Noh Oratorio Society

Now! Music Festival

Old First Concerts/San Francisco

Old St. Mary’s Noontime Concerts

Parma Music Festival/Portsmouth NH

Performances at Six/S.F. Performances

Roerich Gallery/New York

San Francisco Contemporary Music Players

Trinity Concerts/Berkeley

University of California/Santa Cruz

University of California/Berkeley

University of Maine/Orono

Vanderkay Summer Music Series

Women Composers Concerts/U. Maine

A twelve-minute opera for unaccompanied soprano, King Harald’s Saga, was first on the program. The work is drawn from a medieval account of the Norse king’s failed invasion of England, just a few weeks prior to the Norman Conquest of 1066. Besides representing eight different characters, the singer begins each of the opera’s three brief ‘acts’ with a spoken prologue summarizing what she is about to sing.

Marcia Gronewold gave an expressive, beautifully focused performance of this fascinating and demanding piece.