Interlude With Kurt Weill

Interlude with Kurt Weill ...favorites by Kurt Weill in English, French and German, interpreted by two lovely voices and a one woman orchestra!

Kate Quinn, soprano, has been singing all her life in various genres of music from opera to rock and roll and around to folk and broadway. She is known for her ability to sing various different kinds of music, as well as her ability to interpret a piece and make it her own. She has worked long and hard to hone her vocal technique but loves the art of acting through the music as well. Kurt Weill is a favorite of hers; some of the songs she has heard since childhood. Kate has sung with many noted opera companies, including Main Line Opera Guild, Delaware Valley Opera Company and BCV Artists in Michican. She is also a composer and a fantasy novel writer... she is working on the completion of the opera "Sephro" based on her fantasy novel of the same name. Excerpts from this opera have been performed with Main LIne Opera Guild, BCV Artists, and Crissy Composer Showcase. Kate has also done various rock and roll concerts at what was previously JC Dobbs in Philadelphia, and has played folk music for coffee shops and restaurants such as the Morning Cup on 2nd and Lombard, and Hot Tamales on 4th and Lombard. She lives in Roxborough and studies voice with Richard Johnson of Bryn Mawr.

Nancy Patton, soprano, is the founder and director of the Main Line Opera Guild, which performs concerts in and around the Main Line. They have sung in many places from retirement centers to concert halls and recently they did a concert version of Strauss's The Gypsy Baron, with full orchestra, at Haverford College (Kate Quinn did the role of Arsena). Nancy has been singing opera for many years, as well as broadway and operetta, but has always maintained a love affair with Kurt Weill and has interpreted many of his songs for the Main Line concerts. Nancy has sung with Rose Valley Chorus, Delaware Valley Opera Company and Amici Opera Company, to name a few. She is also known for the heartfelt interpretation of her pieces as well as her lovely singing. She lives in Media and studies voice with Richard Johnson of Bryn Mawr.

Bea Howlett, accompanist and music director, has played many concerts with the Main Line Opera Guild as well as the Gilbert and Sullivan Society and many others. Her vivatious personality shines in her playing as she meshes with the singers to create a masterpiece. This makes her a favorite for show pieces such as those of Gilbert and Sullivan, Gershwin and of course Kurt Weill. She has played many genres of music from opera to spiritual to Broadway. She lives in Westchester.