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"Sensitively performed by contralto Karen Clark— There's just enough Mahler to break your heart."—San Francisco Chronicle

Thanks to the San Francisco Early Music Society, the Aaron Copeland Fund for New Music and all who supported and attended the Berkeley concert on Thursday, December 4, 2014.  The Galax Quartet and I had a hoot premiering David A. Jaffe's new cantata for contralto and baroque strings: Eight O's in Wooloomooloo. Read the full press release: HERE.

My next concert is—again in Berkeley— with Vajra Voices and the harp ensemble, Angelorum. Join us Saturday, December 20 at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on Ninth St. Please click on performances for details or visit vajravoices.com

"Contralto Karen Clark, in truly lustrous voice, added immeasurable depth to The Luminous Edge."

San Francisco Classical Voice


September 18-21, 2014 Karen Clark sings in the Garrett-Moulton Productions Dance Concert: The Luminous Edge in San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center. It is a beautiful production of wide-ranging repertory that includes selections from Gustav Mahler's Kindertotenlieder, chant of Hildegard von Bingen, and songs and instrumental music by the minimalist composer, Marc Mellits- all arranged by Jonathan Russell for a live chamber ensemble, and danced by six solo dancers with an 18-member movement choir. If you have not yet experienced a Garrett-Moulton event, you won't want to miss this one!

"The Mahler (Kindertotenlieder) cycle was sensitively performed by contralto Karen Clark. Just enough Mahler to break your heart." San Francisco Chronicle


Now Available on CD! Karen sings Ben Johnston's song cycle Parable- on Rumi  poems on the new 2014 Microfest release.  The Los Angeles Times writes:  "Karen Clark brought a rich intensity to the [Rumi] stories...The performance was stunning."

American composer and music theorist Benjamin Boretz writes of Karen's recording of Robert Morris' "This Bubble of Heart" LISTEN
Pleasure Editions, 2014     

On Cold Mountain: Songs on Poems of Gary Snyder LISTEN                                                                                                          Karen's recording with the Galax Quartet, On Cold Mountain: Songs on Poems of Gary Snyder is on the Innova label and available on Amazon. "Karen Clark's majestic, throaty singing hints of modernist extravagance and medieval troubadours."  San Francisco Chronicle

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