Katherine is thrilled to join the administration of the new California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley as the Director of the Vocal Arts Conservatory. Based on the innovative and award-winning curriculum of the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA), CSArts-SGV is a satellite school that offers the same high caliber academic and arts education. Opening its doors in August 2017, CSArts-SGV is a public charter school that provides a creative, challenging, and nurturing environment, offering bright and talented students from grades 7 through 12 a rigorous college-preparatory academic program and pre-professional arts conservatory training.
The Vocal Arts Conservatory offers bright young artists who are passionate about expressing themselves with their voice a comprehensive course of study through engaging performance-based classes, pre-professional programming, and rigorous musical training. Our vision is to champion the next generation of thoughtful, expressive, and collaborative vocal artists across multiple musical genres who are passionate advocates for their art form.
For more information about CSArts-SGV, please visit their website.
Katherine Giaquinto and Michael Powers were married on December 3rd, 2016 at Orcutt Ranch, surrounded by friends and family. They are thrilled to begin their lives together as partners in life and music!
Katherine is delighted to join LBO’s Education Artists for the 2016/2017 season! This talented group of artists will be working together to bring opera performances to students all over the SoCal area.
Katherine is going for the hat trick this month, with three projects running concurrently.
First is the world-premier of Opera à la Carte’s new Gilbert and Sullivan review, Hail Poetry!, presented at the gorgeous Soka Performing Arts Center in Alisa Viejo. Hail Poetry! bursts with the topsy turvy plots and exquisite musicality that makes the Gilbert and Sullivan world so delightfully rich.The show is fast paced, complex, and intriguing – an immersive experience that revels in the wit of Gilbert’s stories and the beauty of Sullivan’s music, while exploring some of the bigger questions of art and life.
Opening night received a standing ovation, and Katherine has two performances left:
Next, Katherine will reprise the North American premier performance of three songs by Pàl Hermann, which she performed last April for James Conlon’s Recovered Voices Project. Katherine will perform the three songs with pianist Tali Tadmor for the unSUNg Summer Concert Series. unSUNg is the summer concert series from Lauri’s List, bringing you new and neglected vocal chamber music while providing performance and live recording opportunities for professional classical singers, instrumentalists and composers.
Katherine will be performing on Sunday July 10 at 4 pm, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glendale. Please click here for tickets.
Last but not least! – Katherine will rejoin her colleagues at LA Opera Outreach for a free community recital at City of Hope in Duarte, on Tuesday July 12 at 12 pm. This Summertime concert will feature gems from Gershwin, Weil, and the American Songbook.
Please RSVP to City of Hope at email@example.com or call 800.333.6002.
Michael is a conductor who works and teaches in the Los Angeles area, and is currently a finalist in the position of Music Director for the New Valley Symphony. Michael and Katherine met at an Opera on Tap performance in May, 2015, and teamed up for their first musical collaboration in November, 2015, performing Golijov’s Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestrawith the USC Concert Orchestra.
They are looking forward to a long life of making joyful music together!
Katherine is honored to sing the North American premiere of three songs by Pál Hermann for James Conlon’s Recovered Voices Project. Hermann was born into a Jewish family in Budapest in 1902, and made a career for himself as a cellist and composer before being arrested in a street raid by the Vichy Regime and sent to the Drancy Transit Camp, after which he was not heard of again.
Katherine will be performing the songs with pianist Tali Tadmor at Thayer Hall on the Colburn campus on April 18, 2016 at 5:30 pm.
The world premiere of “Circular 14: The Apotheosis of Aristides” was received with great emotion and acclaim from those present. Read more about the story of this unsung hero of the Holocaust on the Sousa Mendes Foundation website.
Katherine’s photograph is one of those featured in Schmopera’s coverage of “Opera: Faces and Words,” a photography project in which photographer Veronika Roux pairs portraits of opera singers with the texts of arias that are particularly important to each artist.
Veronika Roux is a photographer and opera enthusiast, and she’s currently combining her passions in the form of her exhibit at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, home to the Canadian Opera Company.
In anticipation of our world premiere this Sunday, January 24th, the LA Times published an interview with composer/librettist Neely Bruce, and featured a photograph of a rehearsal with conductor Donald Brinegar and the two sopranos Katherine Giaquinto and Marina Harris. Please click the link below to see the story!