After my last performance for this concert series in 2009, I was invited back to give another recital on January 29th, 2012. The concerts are held under the dome of the Jacksonville Public Library in Jacksonville, IL, and are free and open to the public.
We had a large and appreciative audience, and were delighted to present this recital. Jeff joined me for a couple of duets, and I played the other solos. The program included:
Deep River (Spiritual, arr. Dan Burton)
Ground in F with Variations (Henry Purcell)
Canon in D ~ harp duet (Johann Pachelbel)
Sonatina No. 3 in B-flat (F.J. Naderman)
Les pins de Charlannes ~ harp duet (Henriette Renie)
Turkey Strut (Carlos Salzedo)
Angélus (Henriette Renie)
Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma; my own arrangement)
Our Love is Here to Stay from An American in Paris (George Gerswhin; arr. Ray Pool)
All My Loving (Lennon & McCartney; arr. Sylvia Woods)
Glitter in the Air (Alecia Moore; my own arrangement)
Tango from Suite of Eight Dances (Carlos Salzedo)
Many members of the audience (including my first grade teacher!) came up to speak with me after the recital. "Autumn Leaves" was a favorite of many! "Turkey Strut" was a special piece for my dad ~ he's been after me to learn how to play "Turkey in the Straw" since my very first harp lesson, and this Salzedo piece is a concert fantasy on that theme. Something you might not expect to hear on the harp!
Thank you to everyone who attended, and to the library for sponsoring the Music Under the Dome concert series! Jeff and I are available to perform concerts for libraries, schools, and community groups throughout the Midwest and beyond. Visit our website ~ TheClassicHarpist.com ~ and contact us for details!