About the program
In a belated celebration of Women’s History Month, we are bringing voices to the concert hall that are usually underrepresented. We will begin with more recent compositions including Jennifer Higdon’s Celebration Fanfare and Barbara Harbach’s Night Soundings for Orchestra. Local flutist Katrina Owens will be featured on Cécile Chaminade’s Concertino. We will conclude with Amy Beach’s epic Symphony in E minor entitled Gaelic. Guest Conductor William Stevens.
Program subject to change.
Originally from McLean, Virginia, Katrina Owens is currently the piccolo player in the United States Military Academy Band at West Point. Prior to joining the Army in 2014, she completed degrees from the University of North Texas and George Mason University. Before joining the West Point Band, Katrina performed in the Dallas area with the Madera Wind Quintet and the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, as well as working with Eugene Corporon and the North Texas Wind Symphony on numerous recording projects. She has also performed with the Ohio Light Opera and the Franco-American Vocal Academy Orchestra in Perigueux, France. Currently, Katrina regularly performs with the Hudson Opera Theatre and is an original member of Vent Nouveau, the Hudson Valley’s premiere wind chamber ensemble. In her spare time, Katrina enjoys hiking and playing “Duplos” with her two young boys (Alec and Evan), and her “bigger” boy/husband, Bill.