Signups underway for Harp Day at Fredonia

Friday February 14, 2020Roger Coda
Students at a harp ensemble rehearsal.
Students, during an ensemble rehearsal, at Harp Day held in 2018 at Fredonia.

Registration has opened for Harp Day, which features ensemble rehearsals, a guest recital and grand finale ensemble performance and is geared for musicians of all ages and levels, to be held in Mason Hall at Fredonia on Sunday, April 26.

The informal event, hosted by Fredonia harp adjunct instructor Sonja Inglefield, includes a recital by Caroline Mellott, a sought-after orchestral harpist who often performs with ensembles in Boston and New Hampshire. Her selection as a finalist for the 2018 Anne Adams Awards, sponsored by the American Harp Society, is one of several honors she has received.

The Harp Day registration deadline is April 1. More information, including fees, and the registration form are available online at: https://www.fredonia.edu/academics/colleges-schools/school-music/music/community/fredonia-harp-day

The day includes morning and afternoon ensemble rehearsals. Several harpists will be available to help attendees with moving and tuning their instruments. Music stands and chairs will be provided. Attendees may choose how many pieces they play. They are asked bring their own harp, music and a tuning key, and a bench, if preferred.

Mason Hall is considered harp-friendly, offering plenty of handicap access.

Attendees are invited to a free concert by the Fredonia College Symphony, which includes two harpists, on Saturday, April 25, 8 p.m., in King Concert Hall.

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