FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 4, 2004
CONTACT: Jette Englund
Office of University Relations
Kean University Affiliate
Artist Katherine Harris
In Solo Debut at Carnegie Hall
UNION, N.J. Soprano Katherine Harris, an affiliate artist in voice
and adjunct professor at Kean University, will have her solo debut at
Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium on Thursday, March 4, at
“I will be performing Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn’s
Mass in Time of War as soprano soloist with the Oratorio Society
of New York,” Harris said. The orchestra, The Westchester Philharmonic,
will be conducted by Lyndon Woodside.
“It’s a milestone in any musician’s career to be a soloist
in this amazing concert hall,” Harris said. “I have had the
privilege of performing with Lyndon Woodside on many occasions, including
a tour to Italy last summer with the Oratorio Society. Making music with
him is always a pleasure, and I am thankful that he has given me this
Enjoying a national reputation for her “magnificently rich, controlled
soprano” and hailed as a “promising new talent by The
New York Times, Harris has received praise in a variety of operatic
concert roles. Her recording of James Wagoner’s Song of Solomon
with I Cantori di New York is available on the PGM label.
Harris received bachelor and master of music degrees in voice and opera
from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, did additional graduate work at
Yale University, and took part in young artist training programs at the
San Francisco Opera Company. In addition to her appointment at Kean University,
Harris is a faculty member at the Music Conservatory of Westchester in
White Plains, N.Y. She also teaches privately at her home in South Nyack,
Carnegie Hall is located at 57th St. and 7th Ave., New York, N.Y. For
tickets or information, call CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-7800, 8 a.m.
to 8 p.m. seven days a week, or purchase online at www.carnegiehall.org.