Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke appears frequently this season singing Mahler, whose works she has sung to great acclaim on four different continents. Sought after by the world’s leading orchestras, opera companies and chamber music ensembles for her versatile repertoire and commitment to new music, Cooke’s season continues to bring world premiere performances and unique artistic collaborations. Cooke bookends her 2016-17 season with opera performances of Hänsel und Gretel at the Seattle Opera and a world-premiere by composer Mason Bates and librettist Mark Campbell titled The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs at The Santa Fe Opera. Throughout the season her orchestral engagements include the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Riccardo Muti leading Prokofiev’s Ivan the Terrible, Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1 “Jeremiah” with Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as well as Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin at Carnegie Hall and a staged version of Verdi’s Requiem with Houston Grand Opera under Patrick Summers. Her season also features performances with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for Christopher Theofanidis’ Creation/Creator conducted by Robert Spano, Milwaukee Symphony for Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 with Edo de Waart, Duruflé’s Requiem with Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Matthew Halls and also with National Symphony Orchestra under Donald Runnicles, Minnesota Orchestra to sing and record Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 conducted by Osmo Vänskä, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra singing a concert of Handel, Mahler and Mozart, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with Krzysztof Urba?ski and the Indianapolis Symphony, Oregon Symphony for Mozart’s Requiem under Jean-Marie Zeitouni, and Nashville Symphony for Harbison’s Requiem that will also be recorded.