The Lebanese community has made generous contributions to North Carolina from business to politics; from culinary endeavors to science and technology. Kathryn Findlen, daughter of Dorothy Findlen and granddaughter to Alma Farris (the youngest 96-year-old we know!) is making her contribution on the stage. A Mezzo Soprano who grew up in North Carolina, Kathryn is an illustrious performer and teacher with a long list of accomplishments in her field.
Kathryn will be performing with composer Ken Frazelle who wrote these songs about growing up in Eastern Carolina
“Songs in the Rearview Mirror”
March 14 at 1:00 pm
Meredith College’s Carswell Concert Hall
(3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27636)
Here’s a video of Kathryn performing:
http://youtu.be/b_L4aT94usM Here’s her biography:
Her performances have “gained her a nomination for Best Classical Vocalist of the Year in Austin by the Austin Critics Table Awards. She has made solo appearances with Austin Lyric Opera, the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Austin, Austin Symphony Orchestra, Texas Choral Consort, Austin Civic Chorus, and been presented in concert at Texas State University, the University of Texas at Austin, Southwestern, and Texas Lutheran University. As a recitalist Kathryn Findlen’s collaborations place her at the forefront of new American concert repertoire. She has worked with Pulitzer Prize winning composers John Harbison, John Corigliano, and Robert Ward bringing their compositions to life on the concert stage, and most recently Pulitzer Prize winner George Crumb, preparing his new piece for voice and piano “Sun and Shadow.” Upcoming this season are performances with harpist Delaine Fedson on the Jessen Distinguished Artist Series at the University of Texas at Austin, and the mezzo solos for Austin Symphony Orchestra’s Verdi Requiem in November.
If you’d like to see the Findlen/Farris family collection, check it out here. The Lebanese community is doing so much in the state. Let us know what you’re family is up to! By the way, Raleigh-based Jimmy Williams (also a community member) is Kathryn’s website photographer. He also works with the Project!