JESSICA BOWERS has performed with Utah Opera, Anchorage Opera, Opera Boston, Central City Opera, and Ohio Light Opera. Roles include Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, The Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music, Nicklausse in The Tales of Hoffmann, and The Queen in John Harbison’s A Full Moon in March. She has performed with Cygnus Ensemble, Taconic Music, Poetica Musica, L’Artiste Ordinaire, Dali Quartet, Composers Concordance, and Satori Ensemble. Recently, she premiered Akemi Naito’s one-woman opera, Emily Brontë, in New York City and Tokyo, and Earl Kim’s opera, Footfalls, at Lehigh University. This spring she will perform with New York Composers Circle, Lehigh University, and The Bowers Fader Duo. She and her duo partner, guitarist Oren Fader, have released two albums: Between Us All, on the Naxos label through New Focus Recordings, and People, Places, & Pets, on Bridge Records, which is an album entirely made up of music written for them by Paul Salerni. She and Oren are in the sixth year of presenting their New American Art Song Series. Each concert features seven or eight world premieres of art songs composed for mezzo-soprano and guitar. The concert is presented three times over the course of the year, the next performance being May 3, 2022 at 7:30pm at the Goddard Riverside Bernie Wohl Center. The concert this year includes new works by William Anderson, Frank Brickle, Joel Rust, Matthew Ricketts, Larry Lipkis, Larry Nelson, and Randy Woolf.