Katherine Christopher, born and raised in Bethlehem, began her arts career at Pennsylvania Youth Theatre. She received a 2003 Freddy Award nomination in the category of best supporting actress for her role as Anita in Freedom High School’s production of “West Side Story.” A graduate of Bucknell University and Manhattan School of Music, she has performed with the New York Grand Opera Company and also in Italy.
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The Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, with music director Allan Birney, presents a “Kaleidoscopic Sounds” program with piano soloist Dudana Mazmanishvili on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 3231 W. Tilghman St., Allentown. Mazmanishvili will perform “Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22” by Camille Saint-Saens. Also performing will be the Camerata Singers and soprano Kathryn Aaron, vocal soloist, with “Miserere in C Minor.” Selections will include music by Wolfgang A. Mozart and Czech Baroque composer Jan Dismas Zelenka.
Mazmanishvili performs widely in Europe and her native Georgia, as well as in the United States. She has performed several times as a recitalist for Music at Wesley, a concert series produced by Birney.
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The legacy of Harry Chapin’s music is alive and well, as brother Steve Chapin and his band pay tribute in a performance on Saturday at 8 p.m., at the Sellersville Theatre, Sellersville. Steve Chapin is joined by Chapin band alumni Big John Wallace (bass guitar/pyrotechnic vocals) and Howard Fields (drums), as they perform recreations of Harry Chapin’s most well-loved songs as well as Steve Chapin’s own tunes. Casual, onstage conversation will reveal memories of personal experiences each had on the road and in the studio with Harry Chapin. Big John’s son, Clark Wallace, and Steve’s son, Jonathan Chapin, join in with such songs as “Cat’s in the Cradle,” “Taxi,” “Mr. Tanner,” “Better Place to Be,” and “W.O.L.D.”
New York folk singer-songwriter Harry Foster Chapin was killed in a car crash in 1981. He was committed in the fight to end world hunger. His 1975 Broadway musical revue, “The Night That Made America Famous,” featured songs he wrote for the musical as well as those from his previous albums.
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