Isabella Stewart Gardner
February 13th, 2022

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum presents Kara and Peter Dugan as part of their Weekend Concert Series. This Valentine's Day program will tell stories of love through the lens of composers ranging from Schubert, to Stevie Wonder, to standards from the American Songbook 


Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition
March 2nd

Kara competes in the Eastern Region division of the competition. 


Kennedy Center
March 25th-26th

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts his piece, Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind, with text by Carl Sandburg. Kara performs alongside Measha Brueggergosman, Mikaela Bennett, bar band and chamber orchestra. 

Past Engagements

Sparkling Lights

New York Festival of Song
October 12th 7pm ET

NYFOS presents Heroes a virtual recital performed a curated by Kara Dugan, pianist Peter Dugan, baritone John Brancy, violinist Charles Yang and Steven Blier. 

Composing Music

New York Phil: Very Young Composers
On-air: Sept 27 - Oct 3
On demand here

The New York Philharmonic in collaboration with WQXR presents the finished works of their Very Young Composers performed by NY Philharmonic and WQXR's Propulsion Lab Artists. 

Stage Curtains

Greene Space Recital
May 26th @ 7pm ET

The Greene Space presents Kara Dugan in recital with her husband pianist Peter Dugan. Together they perform Amy Beach, Clara Schumann, Bill Bolcom, and more. Link to the recital below. 

On Air Sign

Young Artist Showcase
Streaming: May 26th 

Young Artist Showcase presents WQXR's Artist Propulsion Lab Preview featuring Kara Dugan and The Junction Trio. 

Red Chairs

May 1st @ 7pm ET

Rochester Oratorio Society presents their Rochester International Vocal Competition winners in a virtual recital on May 1st at 7pm ET via Facebook Livestream. Don't forget to vote for audience favorite! 


Moab Music Festival

April 17th @ 12:30pm ET

Join Kara and Peter as they share music and read a story as part of Moab Music Festival and the Grand County Public Library's Musical Story Hour. 

On Air Sign

Guest DJ

April 7th @ 7pm ET

As part of her residency with WQXR's Artist Propulsion Lab, Kara guest hosts the evening programming. 

Piano B&W


March 23rd @ 10:30am ET

Husband and wife duo, Kara and Peter Dugan perform a virtual recital as part of the Sarasota Institute of Lifelong Learning season. Join them in this free recital where they perform songs of Jake Heggie, Mozart, Strauss, and more.  

Man in the Mist

Albany Symphony 

October 24th, 2020

Kara sings as the Mezzo soprano soloist in Michael Daugherty's This Land Sings, a multi-genre tribute to Woody Guthrie. David Allen conducts chamber orchestra, two singers, and narrations by Oscar-winner F. Murray Adams