A native of Bolivar, New York, soprano Joélle Harvey has established herself over the past decade as a noted interpreter of a broad range of repertoire, specializing in Handel, Mozart, and new music. She was the recipient of a 2011 First Prize from the Gerda Lissner Foundation, a 2009 Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation, and a 2010 Encouragement Award (in honor of Norma Newton) from the George London Foundation.
The works of Mahler figure substantially in Ms. Harvey’s 2018–19 season engagements. She returns to The Cleveland Orchestra as the soprano soloist in his Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst, both in Cleveland and on tour. She also performs the work for her Toronto Symphony Orchestra debut, in performances led by Juanjo Mena. With the San Diego Symphony, she reunites with conductor Edo de Waart for Mahler’s Fourth Symphony on a program that also features Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, and Mahler’s Eighth Symphony is the vehicle for her return to the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, singing the “Mater Gloriosa” in performances conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. Also during the season she will be presented by Carnegie Hall in recital with pianist Allen Perriello as part of the Great Singers: Evenings of Song series. With the British ensemble Arcangelo and artistic director Jonathan Cohen, Ms. Harvey will tour several US cities. Other appearances this season include the New York Philharmonic (for the Mozart Requiem), Utah Symphony (Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony), Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (Bach’s St. John Passion), North Carolina Symphony (Mozart arias and Mass in C minor), Indianapolis Symphony (Bruckner’s Te deum), Music of the Baroque (J.S. Bach’s Coffee Cantata), and Handel and Hadyn Society (the Mozart Requiem).