The Cabinet unquestionably represents a collection of people, of artists, of characters both unique on their own and together to form a malleable and living form that creates a confab always evolving, continuously morphing as the moment might call. At its core, Whitney George’s eye sharpened on that which she is most curious about. This focus and exploration allows a place for all of us to be more deeply curious about ourselves in a time where so many would put us in a box, slap a label on us. The ever changing Cabinet takes away the labels and expectations; we’re able to be what we may not always be able to see and explore figuratively new shelves upon which we might be called to place ourselves. To me the cabinet means possibility, it means the unknown, and nothing could be more provocative.
Praised as "superb", "luscious-toned", "extraordinarily precise and expressive", and "dramatically committed and not averse to risk" by the New York Times, young American soprano Sharon Harms is known for fearless performances and passionate interpretations of works new and old for the recital, concert, and operatic stage. Sharon has premiered the music of some of today's leading composers and her repertoire spans a versatile spectrum of periods and styles. A wide array of collaborations have put Ms. Harms in venues around the world. She is a member of the Argento Ensemble and the Curiosity Cabinet and has sung with Alter Ego Ensemble, Baroque Band of Chicago, Center for Contemporary Opera, counter)induction, Da Capo Chamber Players, East Coast Contemporary Ensemble, Eighth Blackbird, Ensemble Mise-en, Ensemble Recherche, Ensemble Signal, Larchmere String Quartet, Lima Symphony Orchestra, MET Opera Chamber Orchestra, New Chamber Ballet, New Dramatists, New Fromm Players, Orchestra of the League of Composers, Pacifica Quartet, Princeton Festival Opera, Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, Simon Bolivar Orchestra, Slee Sinfonietta, Southwest Chamber Ensemble, and Third Coast Percussion. Recording projects include a 2013 Latin Grammy nomination for Gabriela Ortiz' Aroma Foliado with Southwest Chamber Ensemble, and a CD of new vocal works by Louis Karchin with Da Capo Chamber Players on Bridge Records. She will also be featured on various forthcoming recordings of new pieces by William Bolcom, John Eaton, Jesse Jones, Lowell Liebermann, and Charles Wuorninen. Visit www.sharonharms.com for more information.