(SEWELL, NJ) -- Principal Harp of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Elizabeth Hainen, gives a solo harp recital at Music at Bunker Hill in Sewell on Sunday, September 29 at 3:00pm. Ms. Hainen will play the works of Donizetti, JS Bach, Couperin, Liszt, and Henriette Renié. Ballade fantastique by Renié tells the Edgar Allan Poe story of The Tell-Tale Heart in musical pictures, highlighted by Ms. Hainen’s entertaining storytelling introduction to the piece. Violist William Frampton joins Ms. Hainen for Arnold Bax’s enchanting Fantasy Sonata for Harp and Viola.
Elizabeth Hainen has earned an international reputation as one of classical music’s great harp ambassadors. She has thrilled audiences throughout the world with programs showcasing the diversity and virtuosity of her modern-day instrument. In addition to the Philadelphia Orchestra where she has been Solo Harpist since 1994, Ms. Hainen has appeared as featured soloist with the City of London Sinfonia, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Kennedy Center Orchestra, the Mexico State Symphony, the Chicago Civic Orchestra, and Camerata Ducale in Italy. She appears regularly with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society. As founding director of the Lyra Society, Ms. Hainen has provided outreach to hundreds of school children in urban Philadelphia.
The concert is at Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church, 330 Greentree Road, Sewell, NJ. Advance ticket purchase is recommended, $24 (adult) and $11 (student). Tickets will be sold at the door if available. Driving directions and advance ticket purchase can be found at www.musicatbunkerhill.org. Phone for information (856) 494-6077. Plentiful parking (handicapped accessible out front) and free post-concert reception with the artists will complete this experience.
This program is made possible in part by funding from The Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Rowan College at South Jersey, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
PHOTO BY AMANDA STEVENSON PHOTOGRAPHY