A New York poet and violinist has died

Friends are mourning the passing of Kate Light, a published poet, Hunter College teacher and a violinist in the New York City Opera orchestra. Kate, who was in her 50s, endured a struggle with breast cancer.

Among other works, she wrote librettos for two operas and a stage musical.

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  • Vln III says:

    A lovely and sweet human being. So sorry to hear this.

  • Sato Moughalian says:

    A wonderful creative force, a gentle soul, and the most generous colleague imaginable. We will miss her very much.

  • Sarah Antine says:

    I am so sad. I miss you, Kate!

  • Bernice Lazere says:

    My heart is broken.Kate was a most wonderful loving ,talented, human.

  • Mary Jack Light Wald says:

    We will miss you dear Kate. Mary Jack Light Wald and Al Wald

  • Bernice Lazere says:

    Kate was special in so many ways . As long as we are alive,Kate will be too.

    Bernice Lazere

  • Judith Weinman says:

    Beautiful person. Very rare.

  • Elyn Jacobs says:

    May you rest in peace dear Kate. You are an angel and now you are flying with them. Will miss you

  • Heidi Iden says:

    My dearest Kate, I had no idea you were sick. I wish I could have been there for you.After all of our years as stand partners I have so many wonderful memories of this incredible “Rennaissance” woman,who despite her petite stature did everything with strength and courage. Your writing made me love poetry again.It was the first poetry I read to my daughter who now is a writer. When she was born ,you gave her a little stuffed bunny. She has carried it with her for 20 years and I always think of you. You touched more lives then you could ever know, Kate. I was so lucky to be one of them.

  • Dean Kostos says:

    This is such a terrible loss. Heartbroken.

  • Melisa Gacevic says:

    Hunter College misses you, Kate. You were such an inspiration. I will never forget you.

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