Valentine’s Day Harp Concert

Our daughter has taken harp lessons for a year and a half. Every year, her teacher invites several of his students to the Blount County Public Library around Valentine’s Day, to perform in front of about 200 people.

A girl and a harp

Our daughter played on a Wurlitzer harp from the 1930s, on loan from her teacher.

This yearly concert started almost twenty years ago as the brainchild of Bill Robinson, a violinist and retired orchestra director from Maryville.

The program lasted about an hour and checked all the boxes: it was free, lovely, ethereal, inspiring, and educational. The public came out in droves this year, despite the rain. It was standing room only.

Four harps on stage

The four harps on stage, waiting to be played

Here is just one selection for your delight. I nicknamed this piece Slow, Fast, Slow because it showcases how harp music can be really dynamic, not just slow and ethereal.

We hope you enjoy and that you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day celebration.

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