TACOMA, WA – Music Director Sarah Ioannides’ own Celtic program Songs from the Emerald Isle to showcase song, pipe and dance stars alongside the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, March 22nd at 2:30 p.m. at the Pantages Theater. Songs from the Emerald Isle features tap dancer Trent Kowalik, uilleann piper Andrew Thomson, and soprano Kaitlyn Lusk, nationally acclaimed for her performances in the Lord of the Rings Symphony.
Ms. Lusk made her major orchestral debut with the Baltimore Symphony in 2003 at the age of 14. Kaitlyn has been the featured vocal soloist in Howard Shore’s Lord of the Rings Symphony, performing this role with more than 50 of the world’s finest orchestras and renowned conductors. Her expanded role in the Live-to-Projection performances of the Lord of the Rings films has brought her center stage at Radio City, Royal Albert Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Munich, Lucerne, Singapore, Paris, Taiwan, and Chicago. At Shore’s request, she performed the Academy Award winning song “Into the West” as part of the Grammy Honors in New York City. In 2012 alone she performed with five of the world’s greatest orchestras—Munich, Rotterdam, Chicago, Sydney and London.