Category Archives: Concerts and Recitals

Home Harp Concert in Springfield, Illinois

Home concerts are a special treat, and this one was to celebrate the birthday of a lifelong local supporter of music and the arts.  It was arranged by the guest of honor’s daughter who lives in New York, and I spend … Continue reading

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Harpist in Nigeria – World Premiere of the New Horizons African Ballet

My final performance in Lagos before heading back to the US was with the Musical Society of Nigeria, in the world premiere of the New Horizons African Ballet.  It was an honor working with the fabulous Tunde Jegede and all … Continue reading

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Lagos Harpist ~ Workshop for MUSON Students

Along with playing for the world premiere of the New Horizons African Ballet, I was asked to present a workshop on the harp to the students of the Musical Society of Nigeria. I played a few harp solos for them, … Continue reading

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Bach in the Subways – Classical Music in Lagos, Nigeria

I love taking the harp to unexpected places!  The Bach in the Subways event was the perfect outlet for this.  Being fairly new to Lagos, and hugely pregnant, we looked for a place that would be easily accessible and very … Continue reading

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Harp in a Preschool

I was asked by the Irish director of an international preschool in Lagos to bring the harp to her school the week of St. Patrick’s Day.  She wanted them to see the national symbol of Ireland and tie the music … Continue reading

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Studio Recital | Harp & Piano Lessons in South Bend

Last Thursday was my annual formal spring studio recital, in which my pre-college harp and piano students performed for family, friends, and other students.  Just like last year, the recital was held at Evangelical Covenant Church in South Bend. The … Continue reading

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Granger Harpist ~ Holiday Music at the Harris Branch Library

This December, I was asked to come back to the Harris Branch Library to present another afternoon concert of holiday music.  Set up next to the Christmas tree near the library’s entrance, patrons could grab a seat and listen, or … Continue reading

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Southwest Michigan Harpist ~ Christmas Vespers Music

For 81 years, the Monday Musical Club of Southwest Michigan has been presenting a Christmas Vespers Service.  This was the first year that the event included harp music! Held at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in St. Joseph, … Continue reading

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Peoria Harpist ~ Bradley Orchestra at the Cathedral of St. Mary

Although most of my performing is for weddings and private events, I occasionally am able to play with an orchestra as well.  A couple of weeks ago, I joined the Bradley University Orchestra, Chorale, and Community Chorus for their performance … Continue reading

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Peoria Harpist ~ Program for a Reunion of the 14th Armored Division

In a summer and fall full of weddings, playing a program for the 48th reunion of the 14th Armored Division was a nice change of pace!  These veterans of World War 2 fought under General George Patton in Europe, and … Continue reading

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