FLORENCE – Maureen Simpson, soprano, and Katie Taylor, harp, will perform at the Francis Marion University First Tuesday Arts Series Tuesday, March 2 at 8 p.m. in the Kassab Recital Hall of the Hyman Fine Arts Center.
Simpson, an Aiken native, recently received the Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of South Carolina. After she earned her B.A. in Music at Winthrop University, she was awarded a scholarship to the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. She received her M.M. from Indiana University-Bloomington.
Appearing in numerous roles on stage, she has appeared in recital series and with choral groups throughout New Jersey, Pennslyvania, Delaware, Maryland, Georgia, and Florida. She lives in Aiken and teaches at the University of South Carolina-Aiken and Benedict College.
Taylor, who also lives in Aiken, is the principal harpist for the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra in Columbia and will be a featured soloist with the South Carolina Philharmonic in the spring of 2000. She also performs regularly with the Asheville and the Florence symphony orchestras. Currently an instructor of harp at the University of South Carolina-Aiken, she often performs with area choirs.
The duo will be appearing in a number of recital series during the 1998-99 season, including Wednesdays at Trinity, July Concerts at Trinity Cathedral (Columbia), and the Benedict College Faculty Series.