Jennifer ReasonCapRadio Midday Classical Announcer
Jennifer has been a classical host at CapRadio for a year now, but she’s been talking about music long before that! A musical alumni of Sac State, Jennifer is an avid performer in the community and host of many artistic events in the area. You may have seen her in her role as Artistic Director of vocal ensemble RSVP, Music Director and pianist for the Rogue Music Project (along with morning classical host Kevin Doherty!), or as pianist and founding member of Citywater, modern instrumental sextet currently Ensemble-in-Residence at CSUS (www.citywatermusic.com).
Performing is Jennifer’s first love, and she has performed internationally as pianist, vocalist and director, including nine festival and tour appearances in Europe, two in Carnegie Hall, and a blissful one in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City. She has also shared the stage with such noteworthy artists/personalities as John Rutter, members of Journey, Tower of Power, Santana, and Sly and the Family Stone, Governor Jerry Brown and Billy Bob Thornton.
In 2016, the Sacramento Business Journal named Jennifer on its 40 Under 40 list of young professionals excelling in their careers.
Away from music, Jennifer can be found outdoors getting lost in the back country with her backpack, or anywhere fine and delicious foods can be found.
In the final Summer Concert Series performance, The trio of soprano Ann Moss, Justin Ouellet on violin and guitar, and pianist Jennifer Reason present an eclectic program full of vignettes of the pandemic through the lens of an artist.
Former Sacramento native Dr. Beverly Hoehn and Sacramento Philharmonic flutist Elizabeth Coronata comprise the Spring Bloom Duo. They will celebrate the CapRadio Garden setting with a performance of Hovhaness’s Garden of Adonis in full.
Summer Concert Series: Pianists Sakurako Kanemitsu, Erina Saito Highlight Music To Combat Anti-Asian HateBoth women have chosen their programs as a testament to the violence against Asians occurring at this time, and against all forms of racial judgement. You will hear a variety of musical styles, and diversity in gender and ethnicity in the music.
Brennen Milton has twice been invited to Carnegie Hall, once as the winner of the Golden Classical Musical Awards, and will speak to that journey as a Black man. He will also talk about his second passion: designing clothes!
A beautiful juxtaposition of old and new, the young rising star and the established veteran performer: the second performance in CapRadaio's Summer Concert series features soprano Carrie Hennessey, tenor Taylor Thompson and pianist Jennifer Reason.
North State Public Radio is airing the first performance in CapRadio's Summer Concert Series. The first hour features all-black composers and builds on an educational film under production on the life of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a Black man writing classical music in the 1700s.