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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 8 p.m.

“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 opportunity.”

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, N.Y.

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