The Fresno Bee’s Donald Munroe caught up with Gardner for an email interview while she was rehearsing in Modesto, where Tosca is finishing up its run today (Sunday, May 3) at the Gallo Center before heading to Fresno. “For me, Floria Tosca is not a bitchy, controlling diva,” says the North Carolina resident. “She is a beautiful, warm, talented and loving woman who will not back down when faced with injustice, evil ulterior motives and hate. She will always fight for what she believes in.” Read more here…
“The real truth is Floria Tosca is not that far away from Jill Gardner. I will willingly admit I’ve never murdered anyone, but I’ve sure thought about it,” said the North Carolina-based soprano who portrays the title character. “So all of that is not so far-fetched for me to process. I love the text, and I love really being able to dramatically deliver lines in a way that fleshes it out. In that propensity, this is a character that is very much a part of my own soul.” —Jill Gardner, Soprano Read more from the Modesto Bee: http://www.modbee.com/entertainment/article19267173.html#storylink=cpy
“What too many of today’s singers seemingly fail to grasp is that, in service to the Art of Song, neither a beautiful voice nor an inquisitive spirit on its own can sustain a recital. The voice and the curiosity must work in tandem to discover new ways of guiding audiences along the scenic highways of musical adventure. This was evident in every moment of the expertly-accompanied, faultlessly-sung, and inventively-interpreted performances in this recital. How, then, might one define an important artist? Simply cite Jill Gardner as a model.” —Joseph Newsome, Voix des Arts Read the full review here. Highlights from Jill’s Performance Photography by Jacqui van Lier of JVL Studios. Many thanks Jacqui!
Host Frank Stasio talks to Jill Gardner about her music and career, and she’ll perform live accompanied by Christy Wisuthseriwong on keyboard. (WUNC 91.5 North Carolina Public Radio). Hear the full interview at WUNC.org
Jill Gardner, live in concert! March 20th, 2015 as part of the Music Academy of North Carolina’s 6th Annual Vocal Festival. Ms. Gardner will present a concert for the entire community. Don’t miss this evening of great music performed by critically-acclaimed singer, Jill Gardner!
Join us for the lively Showstoppers Pops Series’ Home for the Holidays, December 13th, 2014 at 7:30pm. Featuring Jose-Luis Novo–conductor, Jill Gardner–soprano, Jake Gardner–baritone, with the Binghamton Downtown Singers at the Raphael Grigorian Ballet Theatre. For tickets, visit the Binghamton Philharmonic website at http://binghamtonphilharmonic.org/pops-series/ Enjoy the sounds of the season with traditional favorites and new classics as we welcome the community to join the Binghamton Philharmonic in this holiday celebration.
Opera Carolina’s A Holiday Evening with Jill Gardner & Hyung Yun, Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 6pm.
November 16 & 18, 2014—the Winston-Salem Symphony, conducted by Maestro Robert Moody, presents Poulenc’s “riveting tale of faith and loyalty during the French Revolution featuring the Symphony Chorale and a renowned cast including Jill Gardner, Sarah Jane McMahon, Kathryn Mueller, Troy Cook, and Daniel Stein.”
The Winston-Salem Journal’s Relish article preview to Jill’s performance in Piedmont Opera’s Madame Butterfly. Jill shares her thoughts concerning the role, her career, and family life. Read the complete interview here.