UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

RECITAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN - BUSTLER SCHOOL OF MUSIC

JANUARY 28, 2021

WITH THE MIRÓ QUARTET

Karen will perform with the MIRÓ QUARTET in a recital at University of Texas - Austin as part of their Con Brio - Accalimed Visitor Series.

Austin, Texas
Butler School of Music

DEEP RIVER: BLACK CURRENTS IN CLASSICAL MUSIC

FEBRUARY 3, 2022

The Apollo, WQXR and ACO present Deep River: Black Currents in Classical Music at New York Public Radio’s The Greene Space. Howard Watkins, renowned pianist and assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, curates a recital delving into the rich repertoire by Black American composers, featuring internationally acclaimed soprano Karen Slack. The performance will be followed by a panel discussion about the over 100-year tradition of Blacks as creators, conductors, and patrons of classical music.

AMERICAN COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA

The Greene Space, NY, NY

CONCERT

FEBRUARY 13, 2022

SYMPHONY OF THE AMERICAS

Karen will perform as a guest soloist in recital with the Symphony of the Americas.

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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BETWEEN RIO AND PAMPA

FEBRUARY 22, 2022

Karen will perform as a guest soloist in recital with the Symphony of the Americas, featuring Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasilerias No. 5.

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

SYMPHONY OF THE AMERICAS

RECITAL

CORNELL CONCERT SERIES

MARCH 6, 2022

WITH THE MIRÓ QUARTET

Karen will perform with the MIRÓ QUARTET in a recital at Cornell University as part of the Cornell Concert Series.

Ithaca, New York
Cornell School of Music

SPHINX MEDALS OF EXCELLENCE GALA

SPHINX ORGANIZATION

MARCH 17, 2022

Karen has been invited to give a guest performance at the Sphinx Medals of Excellence luncheon where honorees will be celebrated at a black-tie private dinner in Washington, D.C.

The Kennedy Center
United States Supreme Court
Washington, D.C.

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AIDA

APRIL 7, 9 & 10 2022

OPERA CAROLINA

Karen stars in the title role of Aida by Giuseppi Verdi. Karen reprises her critically acclaimed performance of this tragic love story in her debut with Opera Carolina.

CONCERT

AT CARNEGIE HALL

MAY 6, 2022

Karen will perform in a recital with renowned Pacifica Quartet. 

JAMES LEE III A Double Standard (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)

New York City, New York
Weill Recital Hall - Carnegie Hall

CONCERT

MAY 15, 2022

SHRIVER HALL CONCERT SERIES

Karen will perform in a recital with renowned Pacifica Quartet.

JAMES LEE III A Double Standard (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)

Baltimore, Maryland
Shriver Hall

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OF THEE I SING

NATIONAL SAWDUST

JUNE 16, 2022

For her performance at National Sawdust, Slack performs Of Thee I Sing, her incredibly moving program conceived during the turmoil in the summer of 2020, when the country was forced into a long-overdue racial awakening. After witnessing the murder of George Floyd on national television – as many did while confined to their homes during the onset of the pandemic – Slack felt it necessary to create a program focusing on the healing powers of justice and love. The program will include material from composers Clayton White, Undine Smith Moore, Ricky Ian Gordon, Scott Gendel, H. Leslie Adams, Jake Heggie, and Adolphus Hailstork.

Brooklyn, NYC, New York

VERDI REQUIEM

JUNE 30, 2022

Karen will be featured as the Soprano Soloist in the iconic Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi. This work will be presented as part of the Highlander Concert Series. 

HIGHLANDER CONCERT SERIES

Dallas, Texas

Meyerson Symphony Center

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ALAN MORRISON AND FRIENDS

SPIVEY HALL

MAY 21, 2022

Joining Alan to conclude Spivey Hall’s 30th Anniversary Season celebrations of the Albert Schweitzer Memorial Organ are chamber musician and cellist of the award winning Vega Quartet, Guang Wang; Korean-born American pianist Min Kwon, praised for her “captivating enthusiasm, superb technique, warm emotional lyricism, and explosive energy” (The Piano); and “the feisty, rich-voiced soprano Karen Slack” (The New York Times).

JUSTICE AND PEACE

WASHINGTON CHORUS

JUNE 12, 2022

Karen will perform as a soloist with the Washington National Opera Chorus at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in a concert featuring Damien Geter: Justice Symphony and Ralph Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem. 

Washington D.C.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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AIDA