CCM alumna featured in PBS broadcast

Soprano Joélle Harvey’s sings with the New York Philharmonic in a recorded concert

Story by CCM Graduate Student Lucy Evans

To celebrate its return to the newly renovated David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, the New York Philarmonic recorded a program of masterworks and world premieres to be broadcast on PBS. Led by Philharmonic Music Director Jaap van Zweden, the concert features CCM alumna Joélle Harvey (BM Voice ‘07, MM Voice ‘09) as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” The recorded program will premiere at 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, as part of PBS’s Great Performances series.

A portrait of CCM alumna Joélle Harvey.

Joélle Harvey

Originally from Bolivar, New York, Harvey has emerged as a notable interpreter of repertoire ranging from Mozart to contemporary music. In demand internationally, Harvey has sung roles at major opera companies including the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House, Teatro la Fenice and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. Additionally, she is frequently engaged as soloist with symphonies such as the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony.

Recently, she returned to Cincinnati as the soprano soloist for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2. Next month, she will sing the role of Pamina in The Magic Flute at the Metropolitan Opera.

Harvey’s performance with the New York Philharmonic premieres at 9 p.m. EDT on Friday, Nov. 4, on PBS (check local listings), www.pbs.org/gperf and the PBS Video App. Watch a preview of the performance below.


About CCM Opera/Voice

Declared a top college vocal program by Backstage Magazine and described as “one of the continent’s major music schools,” by the Toronto Star, CCM’s Departments of Opera and Voice provide one of the most comprehensive training programs for opera singers, coaches and directors in the United States. CCM offers an international faculty of dedicated educators who are also celebrated professionals in their own right, widely and currently active in their respective fields.

CCM sends its students out into the profession. Several national opera companies now hold auditions at the conservatory, and the Opera Department also hosts a series of informational talks by nationally renowned professionals working both in America and in Europe. CCM students frequently advance to the final rounds of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and CCM graduates have performed on the stages of the world’s greatest opera companies, including Cincinnati Opera, the Metropolitan Opera (New York), Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Royal Opera (London), La Scala (Italy), and more.

Headshot of Lucy Evans

Lucy Evans

CCM Graduate Assistant, Marketing + Communications

Lucy Evans is a master’s student studying Vocal Performance at CCM. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, and was recently an Apprentice Artist with the Santa Fe Opera.


Featured image at the top: CCM alumna Joélle Harvey.

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