THUNDER: PERFECT MIND – Performers
Harrah Friedlander is a soprano from Mobile, AL. She earned her Master’s degree from Northwestern University where she appeared as Amy in Little Women, Emmie Spashett in Albert Herring, Genovieffa in Suor Angelica, and Elle in a production of La voix humaine, which she produced and directed. She served as the Assistant Director for the Northwestern Opera Production of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking and directed Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas as well as The Loop by Jivin Misra. Harrah performed Bach’s charming Coffee Cantata at the Aspen Music Festival under the direction of Harry Bicket. She has premiered several works by Northwestern composers as well, including Jivin Misra, Michal Novotny, and Conner VanderBeek. Harrah was awarded the Dr. Gerald L. Smith Scholarship for scholastic and musical achievements and graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Music in Voice and Performance and an ad-hoc degree in Theatre Studies. She currently studies with Pamela Hinchman and Alan Darling.
Hope Littwin is a Chicago based singer, composer and producer who grew up in Seattle and Miami where she performed with Miami’s New International Ballet Company and New World School of The Arts’ Musical Theater Ensemble. She recently graduated from the Music Conservatory at Chicago College of Music (2013), with a double major in Classical Voice and Music Composition. She has performed at Chicago Symphony Center, Old Town School of Folk, The Auditorium Theatre and The Congress Theater. As a composer, Hope has written for Chicago New Music Vocal Quartet, Gaudete Brass, Roosevelt String Quartet, Chicago’s Electro Acoustic Music Festival and Kokopeli Production Studios. Most recently Hope has worked with Artemisia, Erica Mott productions, CUBE Ensemble, Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, Baroque Band and Renegade Stage. As a singer, Hope has performed with Celia Cruz, the SamaSama Project, The Lira Ensemble, High Concept Labs/Parlour Tapes and TKesh Productions. Hope is currently working as the Artistic Director of Chicago’s CUBE ensemble and a freelance composer and singer.