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Upcoming Performances

Legacy Concerts
Katherine performs select songs from Chopin's 19 Polish Songs, op. 34

Katherine joins former teacher, longtime mentor and friend Cristina Altamura in a concert presented by Legacy Arts International. The concert includes songs of Chopin, Rachmaninoff as well as piano literature by both composers. The concert fundraises for one of Cristina's initiatives, the All-Abilities Project.   

Sept 24/4pm

Princeton United Methodist Church
Five Songs on the Behavior of Light
Katherine performs Max Esformes' 2023 work for soprano and ensemble.

Katherine performs Maxime Esformes' song cycle alongside instrumentalists of the SUNY Stony Brook Contemporary Music Ensemble, conducted by Daniel Weymouth. 

sept 28/7:30pm

SUNY Stony Brook
Saltwater Lung 
Katherine performs the premiere of JL Marlor's work for orchestra and three voices. 

Alongside Perri Di Cristina and Catherine McClure, Katherine performs the world premiere of JL Marlor's orchestral work, Saltwater Lung. Katherine performed in the premiere of Marlor's chamber opera, The Final Veil in 2022 and sang the workshop of Saltwater Lung earlier this year. The piece will be premiered at Mannes School of Music, admission is free and open to the public. 

sept 29/7:30pm

John L. Tishman Auditorium

Recent Appearances

Henry VIII (chorus)
Katherine performs in the chorus of Camille Saint-Saëns lesser known opera, Henry VII with Bard Summerscape.

Henri VIII is French grand opera at its most magnificent. In this love triangle for the ages, an infamous Tudor king is determined to divorce Catherine of Aragon in favor of the ambitious, beautiful Anne Boleyn. Saint-Saëns’s exquisite vocal passages and rich orchestration bring this rarely performed masterpiece to vivid life in this captivating new production.

Sung in French with English supertitles.

Jean-Romain Vesperini, director

Leon Botstein, conductor 

      with the American Symphony Orchestra

July 21st - 30th

Fisher Center at Bard, Sosnoff Theater
Bard Music Festival
Katherine performs songs of Elizabeth Maconchy, Peter Warlock and Roger Quilter alongside pianist Kayo Iwama during Bard Music Festival's 33rd season.

Program Four traces the evolution of a uniquely British sound through songs by the once-hugely-popular Maude Valérie White, Liza Lehrmann, and Roger Quilter; tragic figures George Butterworth and Ivor Gurney; occult-obsessed Peter Warlock; BBC music director Arthur Bliss; Vaughan Williams’s woefully underrated students Elizabeth Maconchy and Ina Boyle; and scions of the next generation Benjamin Britten and Gerald Finzi, whose Shakespearean song cycle, Let Us Garlands Bring, was written as a gift to the older composer. Vaughan Williams himself is represented by settings of verse by poets including his second wife, Ursula.

10am performance with commentary by Byron Adams; with Tyler Duncan, baritone; Maximillian Jansen, tenor; Katherine Lerner Lee, soprano; Hailey McAvoy, mezzo-soprano; Kayo Iwama and Erika Switzer, piano       -

August 6th / 10am

Olin Hall, Bard College

Millbrook, NY

An Afternoon Recital
Together with pianist Nomin Samdan, Katherine presents a private recital of Grieg, Copland, Bacon, Ricky Ian Gordon and Obradors. The recital is presented in conjunction with the Stissing Center in Hyde Park, NY. 

May 29th // 4pm

Messiaen's Poèmes Pour Mi

Symphony Space

2537 Broadway, NY

As the 2021-2022 Vocalist Concerto winner at Bard Conservatory, Katherine performs Olivier Messiaen's 1937 song cycle Poèmes Pour Mi. She joins Bard's The Orchestra Now under the baton of Zachary Schwartzman at New York City's Symphony Space. 

May 14 // 4pm

Bard Conservatory Performance Space

30 Campus Rd, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504

Graduate Recital
Katherine performs her graduate recital, a culminating work for her studies as a Masters candidate at Bard Conservatory. She collaborates with pianist, Nomin Samdan. The program includes Grieg's Haugtussa, op. 67 and George Crumb's Apparition

Apr 16th // 8pm

Schumann's Liederkreis, op. 39

Hyde Park, NY

As part of benefit concert presented by pianist, Michael Skelly, Katherine will perform Schumann's exquisite Liederkreis, op. 39 alongside baritone and friend, Jonathan Lawlor. They duo will also perform "Gruß" from Mendelssohnn's Op. 6 duets as well as a duet from Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe

Apr 2 // 5pm

Musto's Shadow of the Blues

Sosnoff Theater

Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

Katherine joins conductor Colin Roshak and The Orchestra Now on the stage of the Fisher Center. She performs John Musto's Shadow of the Blues, settings of Langston Hughes. This will be the premiere of the complete orchestral arrangements of these beloved songs. 

Mar 19th // 3pm

"Leila" in Iolanthe

Sosnoff Theater

Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

Katherine joins her Bard VAP colleagues in a concert production of Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe, in which she sings the role of Leila. This production will be conducted by Maestro James Bagwell, leading The Orchestra Now.

Mar 4th // 7pm

Mar 5th // 2pm

Kurtag Festival

Conservatory Performance Space

Laszlo Bito Conservatory

Katherine stepped in last moment to perform the second book in Gyorgy Kurtag's "Messages from the Late R.V. Troussova" with instrumnetalists from Bard College and Conservatory, conducted by Benjamin Hochman. 

Feb. 25th // 3pm

Beattie Powers on Main

10 Powers Pl, Catskill, NY 12414, USA

Schumann's Myrthen Lieder
Katherine joins her Bard VAP colleagues in a house concert presenting Schumann's Myrthen Lieder alongside songs of Wolf and Schubert. Katherine performs "Widmung" and "Freisinn" with collaborator, Nhi Huynh. 

Feb. 5th // 3pm

Holiday Concert

Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center

4079 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538

Katherine performs "Agathe" in a scene from Weber's Die Freischütz and "Gretel" in Humperdinck's famous "Abendsegen" from Hansel und Gretel  in a special concert featuring Bard Conservatory musicians. She sings alongside colleague, Francesca Lionetta. 

Dec 10th // 4pm

Let it be forgotten: shades of American identity

Church of the Messiah

6436 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Let it be forgotten will be presented as an afternoon vocal chamber music recital at the Church of the Messiah in Rhinebeck. The program, co-curated and developed with four Bard colleagues, explores what it means to find yourself in America or to desire to be here and highlights the different conflicts we may have with American heritage. Focusing on the stories of American immigrants, the program features music of Juhi Bansal, Bright Sheng, Charles Ives, Rosephanye Powell and others, and will be sung in English, Yiddish and Chinese. 

Dec 4th // 4pm

Songs of Weimar Cabaret

Sosnoff Theater

Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

Katherine performs alongside her Bard VAP colleagues in an evening of cabaret songs from Weimar, Germany. Katherine will sing "Johnny, wenn du Geburtstag hast," by Friederich Hollaender with Nhi Huynh, pianist. 

Nov 19 // 8pm

Haydn's Creation

Kinderhook Reformed Church

21 Broad Street // Kinderhook, NY

Katherine sings the role of Eve in Haydn's oratorio Creation. This is her second appearance with the Broad Street Orchestra, under the baton of David Smith. 

Nov 13th // 3pm

Saariaho's Tempest Songbook

Conservatory Performance Space

Laszlo Bito Conservatory

Katherine performs Kaija Saariaho's Tempest Songbook with baritone, Jonathan Lawlor, conducted by Colin Roshak. The song cycle takes texts from Shakespeare's 1610 play and runs about 20 minutes.This concert is a continuation of the Bard Sinfonietta Project.


Nov 6 // 3pm

The Final Veil

The Cell Theater

338 W 23rd // Manhattan

Katherine performs in the world premiere of The Final Veil, a movement based opera created by director, Cassandra Rosebeetle and composer, JL Marlor. The piece follows the story of Franceska Mann, a Polish dancer who was interned at Auschwitz and performed a striptease in order to distract the Nazi soldiers. She has become a symbol of strength and resistance. 

July 13 - 31

L'histoire du soldat


Bard Laszlo Bito Conservatory

Katherine performs the role of Narrator in Stravinsky's, L'histoire du soldat alongside musicians of the Bard Conservatory. This performance will be the second in a weekend of inaugural concertsfor the Bard Sinfonietta Project.   
Conductor: Colin Roshak                                    Joy Kuo, Violin                               David Kidd, Trumpet TromboneDirector/Devil: Sadie Spivey              Juan Martinez, Clarinet                 Ben Halle, Bass
Soldier: Teryn Kuzma                                           HanYi Huang, Bassoon                  Emrys Lawrie, Choreographer/Princess: Isabella Spagnuolo      Juan Diego Mora Rubio, Percussion

May 21 // 7pm

A Spring Recital

Christ Church Episcopal

7423 S Broadway, Red Hook NY 12571

In collaboration with pianist, Diana Borshcheva and clarinetist, Colin Roshak, Katherine presents a recital celebrating and exploring her Jewish heritage. Program to include works by Lazar Weiner, Ravel, Lori Laitman and selections from the Great American Songbook. Tickets: $5 at the door.

April 10 // 7pm

Student Composer Showcase

Bard Chapel

1387 Annandale Rd // Annandale-On-Hudson

Katherine performs the world premiere of Zeke's Morgan's Looking at the Sky, commissioned for an evening of student composer work's at Bard Conservatory through the Bard Sinfonietta Project. The rest of the program highlights the many skilled composers of the Bard Composition department and is part of an initiative of collaborative partner, Colin Roshak, to create an ensemble devoted to the development and promotion of new works. Free admission. 

May 20 // 8pm

Beauty Intolerable

FDR Memorial Center

4097 Albany Post Rd // Hyde Park

Katherine will perform "Aubade" from Sheila Silver's song-cycle, Beauty Intolerable alongside her Bard peers. The song cycle takes its texts from the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay and runs about an hour long. The performance will be the inaugural concert played on Eleanor Roosevelt's recently restored piano.

April 27 // 6pm

The Cunning Little Vixen

The Fisher Center

Manor Ave, Annendale-on-Hudson

Katherine performs the role of Gold Spurs in Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen, performed in English. 

Conductor: James Bagwell
Director: Doug Fitch 

March 4 // 8pm

Handel's "Messiah"

The Fisher Center

Manor Ave, Annendale-on-Hudson

Katherine performs, "I Know That My Redeemer Liveth," with TON, conducted by Leon Botstein. She is joined by fellow Bard Conservatory soloists, the Bard Festival Chorale and Bard Chamber Singers.  

Dec 11 & 12 // 8pm & 3pm

Berio's "Folk Songs"


Bard Laszlo Bito Conservatory

Under the baton of good friend and collaborative partner, Colin Roshak, Katherine performs the Berio Folksongs in Bard's Conservatory Performance Space in the Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Conservatory Building with members of the Bard Conservatory Orchestra, as well as The Orchestra Now.

Dec 17 // 6:30pm

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