Kathleen Shimeta, actor and singer, has devoted time to discovering and recording works from the rich repertoire of American composer Gena Branscombe (1881-1977). “Ah, Love I Shall Find Thee: Songs of Gena Branscombe,” available on Albany Records, is a collaboration of the singer with accompanist Martin Hennessy. Kathleen’s one-woman show, “Life, Love, Song! A Visit with Gena Branscombe,” showcases fifteen of Miss Branscombe’s elegantly lyric songs with a vivid first-person dialogue.
Recent performances include the Library of Congress in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the MacDowell Colony, the University of Maryland, Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA, the National Gallery of Art, Women in the Arts Conference, St. Louis, Hofstra University, Festival of Women in the Arts, Elmira, NY, Festival of Women Composers of Hartford in Hartford, CT and at Texas A&M University.
Ms. Shimeta was selected to participate in renowned photographer Steffen Thalemann’s exhibit, “Outside the Box” based on the life of Albert Einstein. The exhibit focuses on portraits of known and unknown personalities: people who have left their mark on society with innovative thinking.