Catherine Howland, soprano
Ellen Rissinger, piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Exsultate Jubilate
Richard Strauss Brentano Lieder
Ottorino Respighi Sei Melodie
Lee Hoiby, Lori Laitman, & Luigi Zaninelli Songs to the Words of Emily Dickinson
Soprano Catherine Howland is passionate about telling stories through opera and art song. Most recently, she performed the role of Madame Herz in Carnegie Mellon University’s production of The Impressario, and the roles of Le feu, Le rossignol, and La princesse in Maurice Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges with the 2023 Miami Music Festival. This coming spring, she will be participating in CMU’s scenes program and will be performing Jennifer Hidgon’s chamber piece In the Shadow of Sirius. She is particularly drawn to the poetry inherent in art song, and she especially seeks to perform works set to the words of Emily Dickinson whenever she can.
In addition to singing, Catherine enjoys playing the trumpet, mellophone, and saxophone, and has ample instrumental performance experience. A passionate educator, Catherine holds a bachelor’s degree in music education, and from 2020 to 2022 she directed a middle school choir program in Charleston, SC. She currently directs a children’s choir in Bethel Park, PA.
Cost: Free and open to the public; No tickets required.