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February 17, 2013

A&M-C to feature guest artist recital Feb. 19

COMMERCE — The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Commerce will feature a guest artist recital on Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Building, Finney Concert Hall, featuring Dr. Kathy Price, soprano of Westminster Choir College and Dr. Karen Murphy, piano of Mississippi State University.

Price has performed as soloist in such distinguished venues as The Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Carnegie Hall, and in a solo concert tour of the Czech Republic.

She has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras across the United States. For 12 seasons, Price performed with the Washington National Opera Chorus, the last six being under the artistic direction of Plácido Domingo.  

Recently, she appeared with the Amelia Island Chamber Singers as their soloist in A Night at the Opera, and as soloist with the Starkville Symphony (Mississippi) in Bach’s cantata BWV 51, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen.

Murphy is an active collaborative pianist and has performed with singers and choirs throughout the United States and abroad.

Starting piano at the age of 4 with her father as her first teacher, she holds solo and collaborative performance degrees from Indiana University, Arizona State University and the University of Minnesota. Murphy served as a musical director at the Arizona Family Theater in Phoenix, Ariz.

She has premiered several new works including the Southwest premier of Ellwood Derr’s song-cycle “Six Songs of Sundry Sorts” for soprano, alto saxophone and piano, Lori Laitman’s song-cycle The Blood Jet where Laitman praised her performance as extremely sensitive and musical.

With William L. Giles Distinguished English Professor Nancy D. Hargrove, Murphy collaborates annually in presenting interdisciplinary programs on such American poets as Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, T.S. Elliot and Langston Hughes (2013).

Later this month the duo will premier Jonathan Kolm’s song cycle “Sanctuaries of Heaven and Earth.” Excerpts from the Kolm’s song cycle will performed as part of the recital presented in Commerce.

The recital is free to the public. For more information contact the department of music at 903-886-5304 or

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