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Upcoming events: 

Requiem "For Us the Living" by Alfred Fedak 
Sunday, October 27th - 4:00 pm
Covenant Presbyterian
2461 Peachtree Road, NE, 

Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra
Sun, November 3, 3:00
Atlanta Symphony Hall

BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture, Opus 62
ROSSINI: Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra 
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Opus 47

Enjoy the future of classical music with the region's most talented young musicians!

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Ann Hobson Pilot with the Albany Symphony Orchestra
Saturday November 2nd, 7:30
Old Mt Zion Church
326 W Whitney Ave
Albany GA

Albany will have the unique opportunity to witness live a legend in the world of classical orchestral music – harpist Ann Hobson-Pilot. Hired by the Boston Symphony in 1969 as assistant principal harpist and principal harpist of the Boston Symphony, she was the first African-American woman to be in a major symphony orchestra. Her legacy spans the eras of Arthur Fiedler, John Williams, Seiji Ozawa, James Levine, as well as many other internationally renowned conductors. Hear her perform live with the ASO in the historic Old Mount Zion Church.

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Sunday November 10th, 5:30 - 7:30 
2100 Delano Drive NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30317

Dinner will be provided by Chapter member and host Adrienne Howards. Guests are welcome to bring a  side, salad, dessert, or drink. Please RSVP to by November 3rd. 

Past Events:
Atlanta Wind Symphony
Sunday October 13th, 3:00
Milton High School 

Program includes Joel Puckett's Avelynn's Lullaby and Malcolm Arnold's Four Scottish Dances
Free admission 
Strauss' Ein Heldenleben
with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Thurs and Sat October 17 and 19, 8:00
Atlanta Symphony Hall

Before there were galactic guardians and alien overlords, musicians were clashing with critics. Richard Strauss is a musical storyteller, conjuring cinema-like episodes in a fantasy battle between a heroic composer and the carping cognoscenti. His massive tone poem Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life) is a feast for the ears fortified by orchestral muscle, melody and panache. The celebrated conductor Edo de Waart returns to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with early-music specialist Ronald Brautigam, who makes his ASO debut with Mozart's merry Piano Concerto No. 22.

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Selections from Britten's Ceremony of Carols 
October 20th, 10:30 
St. John United Methodist Church
550 Mt. Paran Rd. NW
Sandy Springs, GA 30327
Songs of Ascent by Shawn Kirchner
Sunday Oct 6th, 2:00
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer 
731 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta GA

The Redeemer Choir, Canticum Novum, soloists, accompanied by organ and harp, will present an encore performance of Songs of Ascent by Shawn Kirchner as the opening concert of the 2019-2020 Redeemer Concert Series.

The Songs of Ascent--also known as the Gradual Psalms or Songs of Degrees--refers to Psalms 120-134, believed to constitute a series of pilgrimage songs that stress trust in God and regard the Temple as the locus of worship and blessing, sung by worshippers as they ascended the road to Jerusalem to attend the three pilgrim festivals. Lauren Crow observes, “They are characterized by brevity, by a key-word, by repetition, and by their epigrammatic style...More than half of them are cheerful, and all of them hopeful.”
Free and open to the public, but donations are welcome. 

Fall Fusion - Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra
Sunday Oct 6th, 4:00
Discovery High School, 
1335 Old Norcross Rd, Lawrenceville

Program includes Richard Wagner - Overture to Die Meistersinger, Howard Hanson - Symphony No. 2 “Romantic” and Arturo Márquez - Danzón No. 2
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Chapter Meeting
September 21, 5:00
2303 Briarcliff Commons NE, 
Atlanta, GA 30345

Celebrate Chapter of the Year with us! We will also check in with our Chapter Ambassadors about their experience at the AHS Summer Institute and their plans for a community engagement project, and Tom and Scot of Bell Harp Tech will be giving a workshop to teach us how to keep our harps happy and healthy!  RSVP  and valid membership is required, please RSVP to and pay your dues at

Bell Harp Tech Regulations

September 16-22
Atlanta Harp Center

Tom and Scot of Bell Harp Tech will be performing lever and pedal harp repairs and regulations. Their prices are as follows:

Pedal harp regulation - $325 
Lever harp regulation - $250 
Complete string change labor - $150
Wire change labor - $75
String change labor - $20 per octave

It is recommended that you put on a fresh set of strings before a regulation, especially the top three octaves. Please allow at least 3 days for new strings to settle in tune before your regulation.

Please contact to schedule your appointment.

Art Through the Ages
featuring Julie Koenig 

Saturday August 24th at 2:30
Patricia C. Vaughn Cultural Arts Center 
4181 Atlanta Street 
Powder Springs

Join Georgia Symphony Orchestra Principal Harp Julie Koenig and Music Director Timothy Verville for an informal and informative trip though time! With music performed on harp, and accompanied by projected images, along with discussions from the stage, you will be able to see and hear how music and visual art have been intertwined from medieval times though today.

As a free event there are no reservations, and attendance is limited to about one hundred and fifty seats on a first come first served basis.

Harp at Gibbs Garden

Monday Labor Day
Gibbs Gardens 
1987 Gibbs Dr
Ball Ground, GA 30107

Tyler Hartley provides a soundtrack of  favorites, from the Beatles to Beyonce, in the gorgeous Gibbs Gardens. 
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. 
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 Brahms Requiem 
with the Summer Singers of Atlanta 

Sunday August 4th at 3:00
St. John UMC Atlanta
550 Mount Paran Rd NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30327

Reel Theory 
with Rosalind Buda and  Kelly Brzozowski
Saturday August 17th, 2:30-5:30
Atlanta Harp Center

Join us we do a three hour dive into all of the most important aspects of music theory. All ages and abilities are welcome. Classical bassoonist Rosalind Buda will be joining harpist Kelly Brzozowski to teach. Instruction will be given in small groups and at several different levels, so we can accommodate everyone.

Registration is required, please click here to reserve your spot
Tech Tools for Musicians
with Angi Bemiss

Saturday July 27th at 2:30 
Atlanta Harp Center
11775 Northfall Lane  Suite 201
Alpharetta GA 

Thinking about making the jump to digital? 

Join us as we explore how tablets can revolutionize the way you play and gig! 

Angi Bemiss, certified Music Practitioner, will share information on Digital Music apps and tools to take your playing (and music library!) to the next level!

All ages and levels are welcome. Admission is free, but please RSVP: or 770-619-2920
Harps Soaps and Totes by Gisela

Chapter member and harp student Gisela will be attending Camp Innovation this summer and is raising money for the tuition by selling hand made harp soaps and totes. Soaps are $6 each and totes are $12. Personalized totes are $18. 

Purchase orders and payments may be sent to Gisela's mom Angela at

Harp & Wine Tasting
July 14th, 4:00 pm
Deep Roots Wine Market and Tasting Room in Roswell

Compare the flavor profiles of different wines with the sound profiles of different harps! Featuring four distinct wines and four distinct woods, we will explore the beautiful differences in the tones that each wood creates while sipping delicious wine. Known for their varied and delightful tones, Dusty Strings Harps specializes in utilizing different woods to create a unique sound for all their harps! 
21+ ,  tickets are $35 
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2019 International Maestro Piano and String Competition 
Winners Recital
 Friday, July 19, 2019 2 PM 
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York City

Emma Burnsworth, who recently won first place in her age category at the 2019 International Maestro Piano and String Competition and will be performing at Carnegie Hall on July 19! Please congratulate her, her mom Allisha, and her teacher Nella on this great accomplishment, and send Emma warm thoughts for her premiere at Carnegie Hall!
2019 Chapter Ambassador Scholarship

The intent in creating the Chapter Ambassador Awards program is to inspire student engagement with the AHS national event; to promote community, and to empower recipients to create engagement opportunities within local harp communities.

This matching awards program is being presented as an opportunity for the national organization to encourage and support chapter initiatives that promote student  participation in the 2019 AHS Camp Innovation and the Summer Institute while simultaneously engaging the student ambassadors in learning about and participating in activities at the national level.

The Georgia Chapter is proud to sponsor this year's recipients, Eleni, Erin, and Madeline.
  We are asking for additional support from our members, so if you would like to donate, please click here

Lily Neil and Clive Carroll House Concert

June 16, 2019, 7 PM
Smyrna / Vinings

Lily Neil has captivated audiences around the world with the dynamism and breadth of her performances, and her infectious passion for the harp.. Her concerts feature everything from original compositions and tangos, to Elizabethan music, ragtime, and traditional tunes from across the globe. Lily earned a 1st Class Honours degree in Irish Music and Dance from the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick, Ireland, and a Master of Music degree from the prestigious Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland.

Guitar phenomenon Clive Carrol's masterful compositions, coupled with his versatility and unparalleled technical virtuosity, have rendered him one of today’s most admired and respected guitarists. He has toured across Europe, Australia, the Middle East and North
America, garnering praise for his sublime performances of everything from 16th and 17th century lute music to Jazz standards, Blues, Irish reels and his own groundbreaking compositions.

This concert is being held at a private indoor venue in the Smyrna/Vinings area. Your interest and attendance is welcome
but is by RSVP invitation only. For an invitation and details,contact:

American Harp Society Summer Institute

June 19-22
North Carolina School of the Arts
Winston-Salem NC

The Summer Institute, held every other year in a different part of the country, focuses on the student harpist with workshops, master classes, and concerts by the best performers and pedagogues in the world.  The Summer Institute is held in conjunction with AHS National Competition, where dazzling young harpists compete for awards and scholarships. Participants must be members of the American Harp Society

This year's Summer Institute will feature performances by AHS Concert Artist Abigail Kent, Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition Winner Rachel Brandewein, the highly acclaimed Chicago Harp Quartet, concert soloist Nikolaz Cadoret, performer and teacher Angela Schwarzkopf, and many, many more! 
For a full list of concerts, click here

Masterclasses will be given by Maria Luisa Rayan, Nikolaz Cadoret, Marguerite Lynn Williams, and Elisabeth Remy Johnson. Application to perform in Masterclasses deadline is April 15th. 
For more information on  Masterclasses, click here

Workshops geared towards professionals, teachers, hobbyists, and students, covering everything from 'Carlos Salzedo' to 'Yoga for Harpists' to 'Deliberate Practice'
For a full list of workshops, click here

The Georgia Chapter is also proud to sponsor three local students to attend Camp Innovation and return as Chapter Ambassadors, where they will create a community engagement project.  We are asking for additional support from our members, so if you would like to donate, please click here

Registration is now open! 

AHS Georgia Chapter Meeting

Sunday May 19th, 5:00
1415 Wesley Pkwy NW, Atlanta, GA 30327

Mix and mingle, socialize and network, chit-chat and hob-nob with your local harp community! A light dinner and drinks will be provided by the host and officers, but extra goodies, drinks, and helping hands for set up and clean up are always welcome. Please e-mail if you would like to help. 

We will also be discussing upcoming events and introducing our local Chapter Ambassadors, three students who will be representing the Georgia Chapter at the national Harp Society's Camp Innovation this summer. If you would like to help support these Chapter Ambassadors, please click here to donate. 

Please RSVP by May 12th so we can have an accurate headcount for dinner. RSVP to

Jazz Harp and Clarinet
with Susan Ottzen and Don Erdman

Tuesday May 14th, 7:00 pm
Decatur Public Library

Ottzen is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Institute of Music. She moved to Atlanta to play with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under Robert Shaw    Erdman played for Doc Severinson (previously band leader for the Tonight Show) in Mexico, and toured with Brenda Lee. 

Legends for Harp:
Elisabeth Remy Johnson in Concert

April 30th, 7:00 pm 
Trinity Presbyterian Church
3003 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30327

To be conveyed from the mundane to the celestial, join us at Trinity Presbyterian to revel in the gorgeous tones of the heavenly harp as played by Elisabeth Remy Johnson, principal harpist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Each selection in the Legends for Harp program has a basis in literary narrative… a poem, a play, or a folk song. From Prokofiev to an Appalachian Folk Song, each delicate strain will soothe you and transport you. Ahhh, such is the music of the harp!  

Free Admission

Made in Paris 
with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Thursday May 2nd and Saturday May 4th, 8:00
Atlanta Symphony Hall

Sashay through the "City of Lights" with French conductor Lionel Bringuier. Hear two concert hall favorites that were first performed in Paris: Igor Stravinsky's sensuous spectacular The Firebird and Maurice Ravel's jazz-inspired Piano Concerto. Also on the program, the cheeky and atmospheric 4th Symphony of the then Paris-based composer Sergei Prokofiev. Lise de la Salle, "a talent in a million" [Gramophone], makes her Atlanta Symphony debut. 

Thursday evening includes a pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall by ASO Insider and Program Notes Annotator Ken Meltzer. Free for all ticket holders of the May 2 & 4, 2019, concerts. 

Mahler 6th Symphony
with the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra

Saturday May 4th, 7:30
Whitehead Auditorium 

The VSO season concludes with Mahler’s monumental 6th Symphony. This haunting work has been called prophetic and autobiographical, allegedly containing a musical depiction of Mahler’s wife Alma and foretelling the great tragedies of Mahler's life. The heroic grandeur and powerful sweep of this masterpiece will create a concert-going experience like no other.

One of the most intriguing instruments in this massive orchestra is the hammer, representing the "hammer blows of fate" that strike down the hero. Percussionists typically construct an enormous hammer and wooden box, and the playing of this instrument is one of the most riveting moments in all of music.

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Notes from Natalie

Saturday May 4th, 12:30
Atlanta Harp Center

Lyon & Healy National Sales Manager Natalie Bilik will be visiting us from Chicago to present a history lecture and Q&A on the history and future of the legendary harp company.

Attendance is free, but reservation is kindly requested.
RSVP to reserve your seat. 

Legends of the Harp:
Elisabeth Remy Johnson in Concert

May 5th, 2019, 7:00 pm 
Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church

To be conveyed from the mundane to the celestial, join us at Holy Innocents to revel in the gorgeous tones of the heavenly harp as played by Elisabeth Remy Johnson, principal harpist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Each selection in the Legends for Harp program has a basis in literary narrative… a poem, a play, or a folk song. From Prokofiev to an Appalachian Folk Song, each delicate strain will soothe you and transport you. Ahhh, such is the music of the harp!  
Free Admission

A German Fest
with the Dekalb Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, 7 May 2019 - 8:00pm 
Marvin Cole Auditorium 
GSU Perimeter Campus
3773 Memorial College Avenue, Clarkston

This program features Yinzi Kong on viola, with works by J.S. Bach and Paul Hindemith. 

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Bell Harp Tech Regulations

May 6-12
Atlanta Harp Center

Camac-certified Tom and Scot are equally talented with Lyon & Healy and Salvi harps, both pedal and lever. Make your appointment by e-mailing
Please tell them your make and model of harp, and whether you would like them to restring your harp. Allow up to 4 extra days for restringing.  Use coupon code SPRING20 for 20% off strings at the Atlanta Harp Center during the month of April. 

Harp History Lecture
by Susan Ottzen

Saturday May 11, 10:00
Decatur Library

Free admission

Harp at Gibbs Garden

Sunday May 12th, 12:30-3:30
Gibbs Gardens 
1987 Gibbs Dr
Ball Ground, GA 30107

Tyler Hartley provides a soundtrack of  favorites, from the Beatles to Beyonce, in the gorgeous Gibbs Gardens. 
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. 
Purchase tickets ahead of time to skip the line. 
Sunday service with choir and chamber orchestra

Sunday, 28 April - 9:45am & 11:15am services
Roswell Presbyterian Church
755 Mimosa Blvd, Roswell

John Rutter - The Lord is My Shepherd
Ola Gjeilo - The Ground

America Vol. 5 
with the Goergia Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, April 28, 3:00 pm
 Bailey Performance Center

America, Vol. 5: A New America, is a continuation of the GSO's American Series. This performance by the GSO Chorus presents works of Berstein, Larsen, and Lauridsen, creating vignettes of a cross section of our country.

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Concerto Winner's Concert
with KSU Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble

Thursday April 25th, 8:00
Bailey Performing Arts Center

Performance by the KSU Symphony Orchestra, led by Director of Orchestral Studies Dr. Nathaniel Parker, and KSU Wind Ensemble, led by Director of Bands Dr. David Kehler. Program will feature performances by winners of the 2018-2019 KSU Concerto and Composition Competitions, including Ravel's Tzigane, 
and additional works by Jennifer Jolley, Ron Nelson, and more. Tickets for this performance are $5-10. Watch live online at
Urban Youth Harp Ensemble 
Spring Concert

Tuesday April 16, 2019, 7:00 
Drew Charter School Auditorium 
300 Eva Davis Way, Atlanta Ga 30317

An eclectic mix of music from the hottest harp ensemble in town, led by Angelica Hairston and Molly O'Roark. Admission is free and open to the public!

Harp at Gibbs Garden

Sunday April 21st, 12:30-3:30
Gibbs Gardens 
1987 Gibbs Dr
Ball Ground, GA 30107

Tyler Hartley provides a soundtrack of  favorites, from Bach to the Beatles to  Beyonce, in the gorgeous Gibbs Gardens. 
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. 
Purchase tickets ahead of time to skip the line. 

Beethoven and Bernstein with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, April 11, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 13, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 14, 2019 3:00 PM
Atlanta Symphony Hall

As irresistible to filmmakers (think of A Clockwork Orange and Die Hard), as it is to audiences, Beethoven's Choral Symphony offers a bold and unapologetic celebration of universal brotherhood. Like a handshake across the ages, Leonard Bernstein infuses his Chichester Psalms with the same spirit. See Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård as he returns to lead an all-star lineup of soloists with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. 
Chichester Psalms prominently features two harps

AHS Evaluations

March 9th and April 13th
St. James Episcopal Church
161 Church St, Marietta, GA 30060

Students of all ages are encouraged to participate in this fun and motivating Harp Society tradition! 

The Evaluations offer a mid-semester performance opportunity and a chance to receive feedback on 2 prepared solos, no longer than 10 minutes in length. Students will have 6 weeks in between evaluations sessions in which to practice and improve based on the Adjudicator's feedback.

 South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Harpist Carolyn Lund Munford will be this year's Adjudicator. 

Please check your inbox for more details, or for questions, please contact 

Rutter Requiem 

Sunday, 14 April - 9:00 & 11:15am 
St. Mark United Methodist, 7
81 Peachtree Street NE, Midtown Atlanta

John Rutter's works prominently feature harp and choir. Celebrate Palm Sunday with some beautiful music! Free and open to the public. 

Spectacular Showpieces with the
Georgia Symphony Orchestra
April 6th, 8:00
Marietta Performing Arts Center

Razzle dazzle and orchestral colors galore! The GSO celebrates Edward Eanes' twenty years as concertmaster in a grand fashion with a performance of orchestral showpieces. Rimsky-Korsakov's beloved Scherazade has not been performed by the GSO in decades and weaves a thrilling and memorable musical tale. Liszt's thrilling Les Preludes is one of the earliest symphonic poems, and full of brilliance and drama.

Guest conducting this first half of this performance will be Stephen Plate, Director of the KSU School of Music.

This performance will also include a pre-concert talk with Edward Eanes as he reflects on two decades with the GSO.

String Changing Workshop

Saturday April 6, 2;30
Atlanta Harp Center

Join us for an informative and fun string class. Participants will learn how to tie and install strings on a harp while also enjoying light refreshments and 20% off music and strings!
Class is free and open to the public!

Concerto Winners Concert with the Dekalb Symphony

Sunday, March 26, 8:00
Marvin Cole Auditorium at GSU

Dekalb Symphony Orchestra features winners of their annual Concerto Competition, including Madeline Chen playing Ravel's Introduction and Allegro. 
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Solos of Spring Concert
March 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Crabapple First Baptist Church 
Milton GA

Ava Crook will be one of four talented youth musicians featured in Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra’s “Solos of Spring” Concert.  Musicians under the age of 18 competed in the Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra’s annual youth concerto competition for the opportunity to perform as a guest soloist.  Ava will perform Debussy’s Danse Sacree for the harp with the orchestra. Ava is in the 8th grade and she has been a student of Susan Bennett Brady since the age of six.  She is thankful for this amazing opportunity.  

Atlanta Harp Sound Ensemble-
from Bach to Broadway!

Sunday March 10th, 4:00 pm
Kellett Chapel, Peachtree Church
 3434 Roswell Road Northwest, Atlanta, GA

Founded in 2012 by John Alan Wickey, Atlanta Harp Sound Ensemble is comprised of an eclectic group of harpists from all over metro-Atlanta. Program will include works by Bach, Debussy, Cole Porter, and more!

Pat Terry Ross Masterclass

Friday March 15, 5:00-7:00 pm 
Drew Charter School Auditorium 
300 Eva Davis Way- Yates Campus
Atlanta, GA 30317

This event is presented by the Urban Youth Harp Ensemble and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Talent Development Program. 

Pat Terry Ross is the principal harpist with the Michigan Opera Theatre and she
has also performed with Luciano Pavarotti, Sammy Davis Jr. and Johnny Mathis, among many other artists. Her sound can be heard on many Motown tracks, including recordings by Marvin Gaye and The Temptations. Throughout her tenure, Terry-Ross’ commitment to outstanding education has been recognized. In 1999, she was one of 40 teachers nationally to receive the "Music of the Heart” Award. She received the Detroit Public Schools teacher of the year award in 1992/93 and that same year was a Michigan teacher of the year finalist. In 2004, the American Choral Directors Association of Michigan honored her with the Maynard Klein Award, celebrating her career as a choral conductor.

In 2017, Terry-Ross received The Kresge Eminent Artist Award, which is given annually by The Kresge Foundation in Detroit to artists for lifelong professional achievements and contributions to metropolitan Detroit and its cultural community.

Free and open to the public!

To inquire about participating, please e-mail

Maria Luisa Rayan Harp Recital 

Friday March 15th, 8:00 pm with a reception to follow 
Courtyard Marriott Decatur - Auditorium 
130 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

Internationally renowned harpist María Luisa Rayan has performed to critical acclaim in the USA, Europe, Latin America, China, Japan, Korea and Australia. Since making her first international appearance at the age of eleven at a concert arranged by UNICEF at the World Economic in Davos, Ms Rayan has come to be recognized as one of today’s most highly sought-after harpists as a recitalist, chamber musician, soloist with orchestra, teacher, and arranger of music for the harp. 

Described by the New York Concert Review as “an extremely talented, accomplished, experienced performer who can keep an audience listening with rapt attention”, Ms. Rayan has performed in major venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, the Royal Academy of Music in London, National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Chicago Cultural Center, National Concert Hall in Dublin, and Seoul Arts Center in Korea. Through her extraordinary style, she brings to audiences a sense of musicianship and poetry in her playing.

Ms. Rayan will be performing a solo recital in conjunction with the Southern Harp Festival, sponsored by Atlanta Harp Center, Virginia Harp Center, and Camac Harps. 

Nikolaz Cadoret Harp Recital

Saturday March 16, 8:00 pm with a reception to follow
Courtyard Marriott Decatur - Auditorium 
130 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

Mr. Cadoret's music is deeply anchored in Celtic traditions, but also freely inspired by his experience in other musical fields, from classical music to the avant-garde. Parallel to his development as both a classical and Celtic musician, Nikolaz also explores improvisation and multidisciplinary projects. These include the Collectif Polop, Meteoros (with flutist Jérémie Mignotte), and Fack Ze Dirty Cut with Hélène Breschand.

This concert is being presented in conjunction with the Southern Harp Festival, presented by the Atlanta Harp Center, Virginia Harp Center, and Camac Harps.

Grand Finale Concert featuring Urban Youth Harp Ensemble, Frank Voltz, and the Southern Harp Festival Ensemble

Sunday March 17th, 3:00
Courtyard Marriott Decatur - Auditorium
130 Clairmont Ave, Decatur GA

The Southern Harp Festival will culminate in a Grand Finale concert featuring the Urban Youth Harp Ensemble, led by Angelica Hairston and Molly O'Roark, the Southern Harp Festival Ensemble, led by Mary Jane D'Arville, and guest artist Frank Voltz. 

Works by Women:
A Chamber Performance by ASO women

Sunday, March 24, 4:00
Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
4484 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30319

This special chamber performance by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians is free and open to the public in honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day.

"Listen: Works by Women" is a celebration of chamber music written by women. Six colleagues from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra present duos by composers ranging from Clara Schumann, whose 200th birth anniversary is this fall, to Mary Kouyoumdjian, a young composer living in Brooklyn. We are grateful to the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art for their kind generosity in hosting this concert, and are honored to present it during their exhibit: "Stories Without an End: Power, Beauty and Wisdom of Women in African Art of the Mehta Collection" on view through April 21, 2019. 

Emily Brebach, English Horn; Marci Gurnow, Clarinet; Julianne Lee, Violin; Jessica Oudin, Viola; Elisabeth Remy Johnson, Harp; Christina Smith, Flute.

Please note that this not a ticketed event nor are reservations permitted. Seating is first come, first served.

Southern Harp Festival 
March 15-17
Courtyard Atlanta
130 Clairemont Avenue
Decatur, Georgia 30030

With  3 concert performances, a Masterclass, and workshops from world-class artists including Maria Luisa-Rayan, Frank Voltz, and Nikolaz Cadoret. 

Please note that the Atlanta Harp Center's Alpharetta showroom will temporarily re-located to the Courtyard Marriott  Friday and Saturday March 15 and 16, and phone and e-mail response during this time will be limited. 

The exhibit hall will be free and open to the public, and will feature Rhett Barnwell performing a mini-concert Saturday at 2:00 and Angi Bemiss in a mini-concert Sunday at 1:00. The Atlanta Harp Center will also be CD's, accessories, and select music at 50% discount! Make sure to mention your Harp Society membership for a $10 gift certificate to be used towards any purchase at the exhibit hall!

Registration is now open- learn more about the schedule of events and reserve your slot here

Challenge the Stats -Impact Atlanta Concert 
Saturday, Feb. 23rd 
First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta

Angelica Hairston will be performing as well as curating the event; an exciting evening of discussion and music in tribute to Atlanta's homeless community.

A $15 Pre-Concert Dinner & Discussion at 5 p.m. features an enriching discussion among leading Atlanta-based advocates on the reality of homelessness and how individual citizens can help make a positive change; promoting community through the power of the arts. Moderating the panel will be actor/activist Afemo Omilami, COO of Hosea Helps & Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless.

The FREE CTS Impact Atlanta Concert will follow at 7:00 p.m. Ms Hairston will be joined by African American composer Maurice Draughn as we debut a contemporary multisensory work for harp and organ. Also featured will be famed Bollywood vocalist Preeti Uttam, members of the Atlanta Homeward Choir, Spelman Dance student Thulani Vereen, Pianist Leah Claiborne and members of the Georgia State University Choral Union.

You can RSVP at the link below:

UGA Wind Ensemble

Feb 14th, 7:30 pm
Hugh Hodgson Hall 
250 River Rd, Athens, GA 30602

Spend Valentines in the throes of musical bliss! The UGA Wind Ensemble, under the expert baton of Cynthia Johnson Turner, delivers exciting and innovating programs time and again. Great harp on this program! 

Tickets $6-20, purchase here

Young Artists‘ Concerto Competition
with the Georgia Philharmonic

Saturday February 16, 2019
7:00 pm
Lassiter High School Concert Hall 

The Samuel Fordis Young Artists Concerto Competition, one of our most popular programs each year, features the top competition winners in solo performance with the orchestra.  The first and by far the largest of its kind in the South, our competition draws more than 40 musicians ages 9-24 competing for the opportunity to solo with the Georgia Philharmonic.  We bring you the cream of the crop performing amazing solos with the accompaniment of the full orchestra.

This year, we have 5 outstanding violinists chosen as performance laureates.  On the program will be Bruch's Scottish Fantasy, Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole, Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 2, Sibelius' Violin Concerto, and Vieuxtemps' Violin Concerto No. 5.  Also on the program will be Wagner’s Overture to Rienzi.

Without a doubt, this is one not to miss!

Harp Regulations by Ivan Gardner

February 18th - 21st
Atlanta Harp Center
11775 Northfall Lane Suite 201
Alpharetta GA 

Please contact Hilary at to schedule an appointment. 

Sons of Serendip

Saturday February 16th, 7:30
Spivey Hall 
2000 Clayton State Blvd, 
Morrow, GA 30260

A teacher and singer from Randolph, Massachusetts; an attorney, pianist and guitarist from Charlotte, North Carolina; a performer and cello instructor also from Charlotte; and a teacher and harpist from Atlanta, Georgia all came together as Boston University grad students, auditioned for America’s Got Talent, placed 4th in the 2014 competition, and won fans nationwide as the Sons of Serendip, “a classical-jazz-pop-R&B-gospel fusion quartet whose bread and butter is interpreting songs that move you” (The Boston Globe).

Tickets are $10 with coupon code ATLHARP

Adult Harp Salon
Saturday Jan 12, 2019
Atlanta Harp Center

Open to adult harp students of all levels- this is a low-key, no-stage performance opportunity! Share your song, share your story, or just come to listen and enjoy. A light reception will follow. You do not need to bring your harp. Please RSVP to by Jan 5th. 

The Nutcracker
with Atlanta Ballet
with Nella Rigell on harp

December 8-December 24th
The Fabulous Fox Theatre

Atlanta Ballet's first new Nutcracker in 20 years marks a milestone in dance history — with world-class choreography by Yuri Possokhov, awe-inspiring set designs by Tony Award nominee Tom Pye, groundbreaking projection design by Tony Award winner Finn Ross, stunning costume design by Sandra Woodall, and imaginative lighting design by David Finn.

Be among the first to experience the magic of The Nutcracker for The Next Generation at the Fox Theatre!

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Christmas Eve Service
with Tyler Hartley on harp

December 24th, 6:00 pm
Haygood Memorial United Methodist Church 
1015 E Rock Springs Rd NE, 
Atlanta, GA 30306

The Nutcracker 
with the Gwinnett Ballet 
with Tyler Hartley on Harp

Friday December 7tth a 8:00
Saturday December 8th at 2:00 and 7:30
Sunday December 9th at 2:00
Friday December 14th at 8;00
Sunday December 16th at 2:30 and 5:30

Infinite Energy Theater
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097

The most popular show in town! 

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Merry and Bright with the Atlanta Freedom Band
with Molly O'Roark on harp 

Saturday Dec 18th, 8:00 

Druid Hills Presbyterian Church
1026 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, 
Atlanta, Georgia 30306

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Rutter Magnificat
with GSO, choir, and Tyler Hartley on harp

Sunday December 16th at 11:00
Alpharetta Presbyterian Church
180 Academy Street
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Open to the public

Holiday Concert with LaGrange Symphony Orchestra
with Molly O'Roark on harp 

December 11th, 7:30 pm
Callaway Auditorium
405 Forrest Pl
LaGrange, GA 30240

The LSO offers you a gift of lighter Holiday classics, complete with a traditional carol sing-a-long. The Choral Society of West Georgia and The Lafayette Christian School Chorus join the symphony to premier an original work by LaGrange Detective and Composer Robert Kirby.

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Christmas at John's Creek
with Molly O'Roark on harp

Saturday Dec 8th at 3:00
Sunday Dec 9th at 4:00

Johns Creek Baptist Church
6910 McGinnis Ferry Road 
Alpharetta, GA 30005 United States

Join us in this joyous season as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our Sanctuary Choir, Orchestra, children’s choirs and drama bring to life an exciting and moving presentation of the coming of our Prince of Peace.

Tickets are required, but they are FREE. Please email Leigh Anne @ or call 678.474.4400 for ticket information.

Urban Youth Harp Ensemble

Tuesday December 4th, 7:00 pm

Drew Charter High School Auditorium
300 E Lake Blvd SE, 
Atlanta GA 30317

Free admission! Holiday, popular, and classical favorites, led by Angelica Hairston and Molly O'Roark

Learn One, Write One Workshop
Saturday November 17th
10:30 am 

Legendary Harper Cormac de Barra will be in the Atlanta area for one weekend only! In this “Learn one, write one” workshop, you will learn a traditional tune by ear and then write one together as a group!

A native of Dublin, Cormac was raised in an Irish-speaking family of musicians and singers. He is a third generation harper, having first studied Irish harp with his grandmother, Róisín Ní Shé, before going on to study concert harp in the United States. He has performed across the globe both as a solo artist and with many of Ireland’s most respected and well-known artists including Clannad, Dervish, Altan, Moya Brennan and Brian Kennedy.

Workshop price is $25. Location details will be provided upon RSVP. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Kelly at or 4043958133

Outstanding Opera with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra
with Julie Koenig on harp 
Saturday October 20th 
8:00 pm 
Bailey Performing Arts Center

An evening of music to excite and delight! The GSO opens the 68th season classical series with beloved operatic favorites including music by Wagner, Verdi, Mozart and more. The GSO also welcomes back stellar soprano Arietha Lockhart to enchant you while the GSO Chorus sings operas most moving choruses.

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Southern Comfort - A n Evening of Harp Music
Sunday October 28th, 4:00 pm

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
Lowry Hall, 3rd Floor
4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia

Harpist John Alan Wickey performs at OU! John Wickey holds a diploma in piano performance from the Detroit Community Music School, a Bachelors in Harp Performance from Boston University and a Masters from the University of Michigan where he studied with Lynne Aspnes. He has performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New World Symphony under the baton of conductors such as Neemi Järvi, Simon Rattle, John Williams and Michael Tilson Thomas and with soloists ranging from James Galway to Mel Tormé, Joe Williams, and Cab Calloway.

Admission $10

Sunday October 28th, 6:00 pm

244 Riverview Trail 
Roswell 30075

Join us for our first public meeting of the 2018-2019 year! 

Enjoy dinner, live harp music, and a chance to meet and greet other local harpists and discuss upcoming chapter events. 

Please e-mail us at 
to RSVP by October 21st. 

We ask that guests bring a small plate of goodies  (cookies, cakes, cheese / crackers, veggies, and drinks are all welcome!)

Daphnis et Chloe
with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
with Elisabeth Remy Johnson and Ellen Heinicke Foster on harps

October 11th and 13th, 2018
8:00 pm
Atlanta Symphony Hall 

October 12th, 2018
8:00 pm
KSU Bailey Center

Atlanta favorite Jun Märkl returns as guest conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for an evening of breathtaking French music packed with velvety-rich harmonies and exquisite orchestral craftsmanship. Ravel's one-hour one-act ballet  Daphnis et Chloe is the featured act, with two harps on stage! 

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here

Ghosts and Goblins
with the Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra
Sunday October 14th, 2018
4:00 PM
Lassiter Concert Hall 

Featuring many works you know and love, including music from Harry Potter, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Night on Bald Mountain, and Danse Macabre. Come in costume to make the night extra special!

Purchase tickets here

Harp Regulations
September 17-23

Tom and Scot of Bell Harp Tech will be performing lever and pedal harp regulations at the Atlanta Harp Center. Please contact to schedule an appointment. 

40 Years- A Harp Odyssey
Celebration Concert of the 40th Anniversary of the Georgia Chapter of the American Harp Society 

Sunday September 16, 2018
7:00 pm
Call time: 1:00
Dress Rehearsal 300-5:00
Dinner to be provided 5:00-6:00
$10 Donation is requested to help with dinner costs

We are calling all chapter members to participate in this event to celebrate the harp and our chapter! We will play a variety of ensemble pieces for all levels and all harps! The Middle Georgia and Urban Youth Harp Ensembles will be featured as well as a special performance by Elisabeth Remy Johnson, Principal Harpist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. PRUMC’s own Nicole Marane will also join the group with selections for organ and the entire ensemble of harps.

Triptic Dance - Pierre Beauchant  
 purchase here
Les Pins de Charlannes - Henriette Renie 
purchase here or download here
The Blue Danube - Johann Strauss/arr. Louise Trotter
 purchase here
The Can-Can from Orpheus in the Underworld - Jacques Offenbach/arr. Frank Voltz
 purchase here
Over the Rainbow - Harold Arlen/arr. RoJean Loucks
purchase here or download simplified parts here
Brian Boru’s March - Irish/arr. Joan Seymour -  pdf
Also Sprach Zarathustra(Fanfare) - Richard Strauss - 
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring - JS Bach/arr. Barnwell -
Harp 1 , Harp 2 , Harp 3  
Te Deum - Marc-Antoine Charpentier/arr. Barnwell - 

You must RSVP for and attend at least one of these rehearsals!

Monday July 30 - AHC - 10-12
Monday, August 6 - AHC - 10-12
Sunday August 19 - Drew Charter - 3-5
Monday August 20 - AHC 10-12
Sunday August 26 - AHC - 3-5
Saturday September  1 - AHC- 3-5
Sunday September 9 - Drew Charter. 3-5
Saturday September 15 - AHC - 3-5

Flute and Harp Recital 
featuring Elisabeth Remy Johnson and Christina Smith

Tuesday 8/21 6 pm Vinings Library
Sunday 9/9 3 pm Smyrna Library
Thursday 9/13 12 pm Windy Hill Library

Harp at Gibbs Gardens
September 3rd, 12:30-2:30 
Featuring Tyler Hartley on harp 

In the mountains of North Georgia; there is a World-Class destination garden just waiting to be discovered. Enjoy live harp music at the entrance of the gardens. 

Tickets $10-20 per person, purchase here

Urban Youth Harp Ensemble Summer Camp
July 9-13 
Drew Charter School

Join UYHE instructors Angelica Hairston and Molly O'Roark  this summer! Learn how to play the harp, about its history, music theory games, a daily snack, and lots of fun! All levels of experience are welcome! Intended for students between 5th and 12th grade. 

Registration fee is $25. Please contact Molly at
or Angelica at to register

Harp at Gibbs Gardens
July 4th, 12:30-3:30
Featuring Tyler Hartley on harp 

In the mountains of North Georgia; there is a World-Class destination garden just waiting to be discovered. Enjoy live harp music at the entrance of the gardens. 

Tickets $10-20 per person, purchase here

110 in the Shade 
with the Theatrical Outfit and Susan Ottzen on harp

June 1-24
The Balzer Theater at Herren’s
84 Luckie St. NW Atlanta, GA 30303

1936. July 4th. Three Point, Texas. In the middle of a heat wave, while locals are desperate for rain, Lizzie Curry daydreams away fears of becoming a spinster in a tiny, dusty town. Her wit, intelligence and lauded homemaking skills don’t seem to guarantee a romantic future, and even the reserved town sheriff, File, won’t take a chance on the plain girl next door. But, when a charismatic rainmaker named Starbuck sweeps into town promising more than just atmospheric relief, Lizzie’s world is suddenly larger than she imagined possible, and choice and clarity arrive like a cleansing summer storm.

Featuring music and lyrics by the team of Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones

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                    String Changing Workshop
Change and tune your strings with confidence!

Saturday June 23rd
2:30 - 3:30
Atlanta Harp Center

Workshop will cover: 

-Quickly and accurately identifying octaves
-Tying string knots
-Installing strings
-Caring for your harp strings
-Tuning your harp by ear
-Discussion of tuning equipment

20% off Premier Harp Strings and sheet music to all participants. Participation is FREE! Early Registration is requested, RSVP to
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
with the Atlanta Opera

June 9 – 17, 2018
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center

In this dark and witty tale, revenge-hungry Sweeney Todd returns to London to settle a few scores. After befriending Mrs. Lovett, the owner of a local pie shop known to have the Worst Pies in London, Sweeney and the dutiful baker hatch a plan to save the pie shop and exact a bloody revenge.

More info and tickets

Performance in the Park 
with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, June 14, 7:30 PM
Piedmont Park, Oak Hill

Join the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Conductor Stephen Mulligan for a free concert under the stars in Atlanta’s beloved Piedmont Park! As a part of the ASO’s two-season-long celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s centenary, the program will include Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and Overture to Candide. The program will also include favorites by Tchaikovsky, including Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations featuring ASO Talent Development Program alumnus Khari Joyner, cello.

The Orchestra's history at the park dates back to the first performances in 1976 led by conductor Robert Shaw. Over the years, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has performed more than 100 concerts in the park, delighting audiences with free live symphonic music. 

Admission is FREE to the general public and no tickets are required. 

Click here for important details regarding this event
Scheherazade and Afternoon of a Faun
with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Thu, June 7, 2018
Sat, June 9, 2018
Atlanta Symphony Hall

DEBUSSY: Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun
FLETCHER: Piano Concerto

Shimmering. Sultry. Ambiguous. Revolutionary. With his quiet, dreamy and sumptuous Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun (1894), Claude Debussy ushered in the age of modernism, breathing new life into music. In 1888, Rimsky-Korsakov wrote Scheherazade, a muscular and lusciously exotic showpiece inspired by 1001 Arabian Nights. Only six years separate the two works, but they are worlds apart. The Debussy and the Rimsky-Korsakov are two of the most beloved works in classical music, but are especially near and dear to the hearts of harpists for the featured role that the harp plays in each of these other-worldly works. 

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 Adult Harp Salon

Saturday June 2nd
Atlanta Harp Center

An open performance opportunity for adult harpists of all levels! This is a chance to share the music you've been working on with fellow adult harpists, meet and great other local musicians, and enjoy some lovely harp music. If you suffer performance anxiety, never fear: this is a low-key, welcoming environment, no stage involved! There will be a light reception to follow. Pedal and lever harpists welcome. Please RSVP at to partake in this fun event!

Candide by Leonard Bernstein 
with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Alliance Theatre

May 11- May 20th
Atlanta Symphony Hall

A co-production with the Alliance Theatre, Candide seems as complicated as it is colorful on the surface. Composer, pianist, conductor, writer and teacher Leonard Bernstein put just about everything into his score. Some numbers approach bel canto arias; others are closer to the tango, the polka, the waltz, the German chorale, grand opera or Gilbert and Sullivan. But Leonard Bernstein could no more forget the diverse panoply of music that filled his dizzying musical life than his own arm. A tragic comedy based on the satire by Voltaire, Bernstein’s 1956 Broadway show Candide takes aim at politicians while adding unforgettable tunes to the lexicon of American song. 

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Bach to Broadway
with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra

Friday May 11th 8:00 pm
Saturday May 12th 2:00 pm
Sunday May 13th 2:00 pm, 8:00 pm
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Atlanta Ballet is closing out the season on a high note with three works accompanied by the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra! 

Teeming with the energy of the City that Never Sleeps and the glitz of Broadway, Who Cares? is “a carefree ballet that will… send people out… humming and even smiling” (The New York Times). Set to 9 Gershwin classics, Atlanta Ballet is pleased to present the Company premiere of this spirited classic!

Complementing Balanchine’s vibrant work, San Francisco Ballet Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson’s 7 for Eight evokes the Balanchine style with fluid, dramatic choreography that intertwines the 8 dancers with the sumptuous melodies of 7 Bach movements.

The May program also includes the world premiere of Concerto Armonico by Mariinsky Theatre’s Maxim Petrov, who is making his North American choreographic debut with Atlanta Ballet. The work is driven by the powerful, dynamic musical score, a concerto composed for harmonica and orchestra.

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                              Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra

Fri, May 4, 2018
Woodruff Arts Center

6:30 : Chamber music featuring ASYO harpist Madeline Chen performing Saint-Saens' Fantasie for Violin and Harp

7:30 ASYO Orchestra

MOZART: Overture to The Magic Flute
DEBUSSY: The Afternoon of a Faun
HUMPERDINCK: Hansel & Gretel: Hexenritt
HUMPERDINCK: Hansel & Gretel: Three Excerpts (Sandman's Song, Evening Prayer, Dream Pantomime)
STRAVINSKY: The Firebird Suite (1919)

Rita Costanzi Masterclass

April 30th, 4:00-7:30 at the Atlanta Harp Center
11775 Northfall Lane Suite 201
Allpharetta GA 30009

Participants: $40
Observers: $20

Participants must be member of the Georgia Chapter of the American Harp Society. 
Family members of Partipants are not required to pay Observer's fee. 

For more information or to RSVP, please e-mail

Song of the Stars
Solo recital featuring Rita Costanzi

April 29th at 4:00 at Oglethorpe Univesrsity
Skylight Gallery (3rd floor of Lowry Hall)
4484 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta Ga 30319

Heralded as “An Artist of immense gifts,”
(Vancouver Sun), harpist, teacher, actor
and composer, Rita Costanzi, brings her
unique artistry to OU! This special
performance will feature Rita as a classical
harp soloist in works by Tournier, Bach,
Lecuona, Natra and Liszt, as an actor in
spoken poetry and verse between pieces,
and as composer in her original
composition, “Song of the Stars.” 

There will be a reception following the recital at Oglethorpe, and we welcome members to bring a plate of goodies! Drinks will be provided by the Harp Society officers. 

General admission $10 at the door
Student harpists: free
OUMA Members, Students, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff of OU, and Petrel Pass Members: free

For more information or to RSVP, please e-mail

Maggie Lovell Solo Recital

Featuring classic and beloved harp works by Renie, Grandjany, Andres, deFalla, and more! 

Madison, Alabama
Sunday April 8th @ 2pm Central
Hope Church in Madison, Alabama

America Vol. 4 with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra
featuring Julie Koenig on harp

April 21st, 8:00
Marietta Performing Arts Center

Volume 4 of the GSO’s multi-year presentation of American music explores black American composers including the world premiere of Moonlight Waltz by the GSO’s own N. E. Wheeler, and the Georgia premier of Daniel Bernard Roumain Human Songs and Stories and William Grant Still’s And They Lynched Him on a Tree.

Joining the GSO Chorus for this performance are artistic partners the Morehouse College Glee Club, Spelman College Glee Club, Georgia Spiritual Ensemble, Oral Moses, and the Uzee Brown Society of Choraliers.

Jonathan Bailey Holland Motor City Dance Mix
N. E. Wheeler Moonlight Waltz*
Adolphus Hailstork Shout for Joy
William Grant Still And They Lynched Him on a Tree**
Daniel Bernard Roumain Human Songs and Stories**
*World Premiere
** Georgia Premiere

Link to more information and tickets here

Urban Youth Harp Ensemble

Tuesday April 17th at 7:00 PM
Drew Charter School Auditorium

Works by Mozart, Pachelbel, Challan, Rhianna, Alicia Keys, Debussy, Beethoven, traditional gospel and folk songs, and more!

This concert is free and open to the public. 

Dreamscapes with the Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday March 31st, 7:00 PM
Lassiter Concert Hall
2601 Shallowford Rd, Marietta, Georgia 30066

Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz is indeed a dream sequence from start to finish, including a trip to the ball, frolics through the fields, passionate love, and more. Elgar's Dream Children imagines the delight of telling a lifetime of stories to one's future children. Poème by Ernest Chausson is his best-known work and a song of love's triumph, in which we feature violinist Martha Gardner. Join us for a dramatic evening as music brings our 
deepest fantasies to the ear! 

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The Latin Lover: Bolero Meets Tango 
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Thu, March 15, 2018
Sat, March 17, 2018
Woodruff Arts Center

LÓPEZ: Suite from Bel Canto
LORENZ: Concerto for Maracas, "Pataruco"
PIAZZOLLA: Concerto for Bandoneón, "Aconcagua"
RAVEL: Boléro

Peruvian maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya returns to the ASO for a sensuous and spirited show of Latin music with guest Ksenija Sidorova on accordian and the ASO's own Alcides Rodriguez. This concert features some great harp parts! 

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AHS Evaluations Recital 

Saturday March 10th, 1:30

St. James Episcopal Church
161 Church St. 
Marietta 30060

Come see some of Atlanta's talented students perform harp solos! Free and open to the public. 

Feiner Musicke - Art Songs of the Early 20th Century: Music of Hope and Love
Featuring Harpist Ellen Heinicke Foster and Tenor Mel Foster

Sunday March 4th, 4:00
St. Catherine's Episcopal Church
571 Holt Rd
Marietta GA  30068

Husband and wife team Ellen Heinicke Foster and Mel Foster  will perform inspirational music from  the Art Song traditions of Europe and America.

Free Admission - visit for more information

Challenge the Stats Opening Concert
featuring Angelica Hairston on harp 

Saturday, February 24 at 7 PM
First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta
1328 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Free admission

The concert will feature some of Atlanta's best African American and Latino instrumentalists, including performances by harpist Angelica Hairston, a cello sextet lead by Clayton State University cello instructor Ismail Akbar, a world-premiere composition for harp and tenor by Joel Thompson, and commentary from Dr. Paula Grissom, Chair of Music at Spelman College.

A $10 pre-concert Dinner and Discussion opens the event at 5:30pm as WABE's Lois Reitzes, host of City Lights, moderates a panel of Atlanta arts leaders. Their discussion will address tangible thoughts and ideas on creating a more diverse, inclusive and equitable arts field.

Jazz Harp and Clarinet Concert

Featuring Susan Ottzen and Eric Fontaine

February 24, 2:00
Tucker-Reid Cofer Library
5234 LaVista Rd
Tucker, Ga 30084

Free admission

Coastal Symphony of Georgia
with Tyler Hartley on harp

Monday, February 19, 2018, at 8:00 PM
Brunswick High School Auditorium
3885 Altama Ave, Brunswick, GA 31520

Experience Masterful Moments... when principal players from our orchestra present some of the most challenging and lovely solo works written for their instruments.  The pieces come from German, Russian, Austrian, and Venetian composers; some will be familiar to us, while others may be new to our musical experience.

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Masque of the Red Death by Caplet
featuring Elisabeth Remy Johnson and KSU colleagues

Monday February 12, 8:00 pm
 Bailey Performance Center at Kennesaw State University
488 Prillaman Way NW
Kennesaw, GA

Heartstrings Concert with the 
Georgia Symphony Orchestra
Featuring Julie Koenig playing Debussy Danses and the Mahler Adagietto from Symphony No. 5

Saturday, 10 February 2018, 8:00pm
Bailey Performing Arts Center 
488 Prillaman Way
Kennesaw GA

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Harp Maintenance and Care Workshop

Saturday Feb 10th, 2:30-4:00
Atlanta Harp Center
11775 Northfall Lane Suite 201
Alpharetta GA 30009

Master Harp Technician Erich Rase will be presenting a seminar and workshop about the history and construction of the harp, as well as how to maintain and perform basic regulation fixes on your instrument. Bring all your burning questions!

Registration fee: $15. E-mail to reserve your slot

Legends for Harp with Elisabeth Remy Johnson 

Monday February 5th, 2018, 8:00 pm
 Bailey Performance Center at Kennesaw State University
488 Prillaman Way NW
Kennesaw, GA

This program includes solo harp masterworks Renie's Legende, Andres' Elegie pour la mort d'un bergerm, Agosz's Every Lover is a Warrior  and Caplet's Divertissements 

Free admission

Flute and Harp Chamber Recital
Featuring Cain-Oscar Bergeron on flute and Tyler Hartley on harp

Sunday February 4th, 3:00 
All Saints Episcopal Church
634 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

Including Mozart's Flute and Harp Concerto, Bernard Andres' Algues, Persichetti's Serenade No 10, Ibert's Entr'acte, and more!

Tickets $20 at the door

Ceremony of Carols by Britten
Featuring Susan Bennett Brady on Harp 

December 24th 8:00 pm and 11:00 pm
St. Phillip Cathedral
2744 Peachtree Rd NW
 Atlanta, GA 30305

Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio
featuring Tyler Hartley on Harp

Sunday December 17th at 11:00  AM
Canton First United Methodist Church
930 Lower Scott Mill Rd, Canton, GA 30115

Christmas Cathedrals Concert
with Atlanta Freedom Band
with Angelica Hairston on harp 

Saturday December 16, 2017 8:00 pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church

A glorious holiday celebration with wind symphony, organ, bells and brass!  AFB's 70-piece wind band will transport you to the setting of a grand cathedral with seasonal selections and works for band and organ. The concert features the premiere of a new work from our Student Composer Residency Program.

Tickets for this musical celebration of the holidays are just $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students

Christmas with the Georgia Boy Choir
Featuring Ellen Foster on harp 

 The concert features all five levels of the Georgia Boy Choir, along with a professional orchestra, performing your favorite carols and songs to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.  Don’t miss Atlanta’s largest performance of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” with audience participation!

December 15 & 16, 7:00 pm
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
3180 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta GA 30305

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The Many Moods of Christmas 
Featuring Ellen Foster on harp 

 December 14, 5:30 pm
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
3180 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta GA 30305

PRUMC Chancel Choir, soloists, and orchestra present our Christmas concert classic featuring sounds of the season including Once in Royal David’s City and All Bells in Paradise – a new piece by John Rutter.

The Nutcracker
with Atlanta Ballet
with Nella Rigell on harp

December 8-December 28th
The Fabulous Fox Theatre

Over 24 performances to choose from!

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Holiday Jazz Harp and Clarinet
featuring Susan Ottzen and Eric Fontaine
December 9 at 2pmDecember 16 at 2pmTucker Cofer Library5234 LaVista RdTucker 30084
Free admission
The Nutcracker 
with the Gwinnett Ballet 
with Tyler Hartley on Harp

Friday December 8th at 7:30
Saturday December 9th at 2:30 and 7:30
Sunday December 10th at 2:30
Friday December 15th at 7:30
Saturday December 16th at 2:30 and 7:30
Sunday December 17th at 2:30

Infinite Energy Theater
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097

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A Ceremony of Carols by Brittenfeaturing Dania Lane on harp
December 10th at 10 AM
Epiphany Lutheran ChurchSE, 2375 GA-20 Conyers, GA 30013

Urban Youth Harp Ensemble
Directed by Angelica Hairston and Molly O'Roark

Thursday, December 7, 2017 7:00pm 
 Drew Charter School auditorium
Atlanta, GA 30317
Lisa Handman Student Recital

December 2nd at 10 am
Northpoint Mall outside of Macy's on the lower level

Come enjoy some holiday harp music while you shop!

Holiday Chapter Meeting

December 2nd at 1:00
Atlanta Harp Center
11775 Northfall Lane 
Alpharetta, GA 30199

Enjoy holiday festivities, live music provided by the North Atlanta Youth Harp Ensemble, 10% off all sheet music courtesy of the Atlanta Harp Center, and an opportunity to discuss upcoming chapter events!

The Nutcracker
with Valdosta Symphony Orchestra
with Tyler Hartley on harp

December 1 - 7:30 pm
December 2 - 1:00 pm and 7:30 pm
December 3 - 2:30 pm

Mathis Auditorium
2300 N Ashley St
 Valdosta, GA 31602

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Christmas with Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith
with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra
with Julie Koenig on harp 

Saturday, November 25th, 8pm

Infinite Energy Arena
6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy
Duluth, GA 30097 

"Christmas with Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith” will be held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, a perfect time to kick off the holiday season and get into the spirit of Christmas. The annual concert is a highly anticipated event that attracts sellout crowds during the holiday season. Special guest Jordan Smith was the winner of NBC’s popular vocal competition “The Voice” in Season 9.

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The Magical World of Movies with 
the Georgia Philharmonic
with Tyler Hartley on harp 

Saturday November 18th at 7:pm

Lassiter Concert Hall
2601 Shallowford Rd
Marietta, GA 30066

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Women! Women! Women! 
with Coastal Symphony of Georgia
with Tyler Hartley on Harp

Monday, November 20th, 8:00 pm
Brunswick High School Auditorium
3885 Altama Avenue, Brunswick, Georgia 31520.

The orchestra gives us an evening of enchanting music with a woman at the center of each piece! Including Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty suite, Bizet's Carmen suite, and six overtures from operas by Verdi, Rossino, von Suppe, and Offenbach. 

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Vivaldi's Concerto in D Major arr for Harp and Orchestra 
by Kathy Bundock Moore
featuring student Sarah Pearson on Harp 

November 17th, 7:00 
Sandy Plains Baptist Church
2825 Sandy Plains Rd
Marietta GA 30066

The Flying Dutchman with the 
Atlanta Opera
with Susan Bennett Brady on harp 

The Dutchman is doomed to wander the seas until he can find a faithful wife. A sailor’s daughter is doomed to an arranged marriage, but can’t shake her obsession with The Dutchman. Can true love change the course of their fates?

November 12th at 3:00
Cobb Energy Center
2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway
Atlanta GA, 30339

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North Atlanta Harp Ensemble
Directed by Ellen Foster

Monday, November 9 at 11:00 am 
Elmcroft of Roswell 400 Marietta Hwy
Roswell, Ga 3075

Free admission

Ginastera Concerto with Dekalb Symphony

Featuring ASO harpist Elisabeth Remy Johnson. 

November 7, 2017, 8:00 pm
Marvin Cole Auditorium
3759 Memorial College Ave.
Georgia State University Clarkston Campus
Clarkston, GA 30021

Rutter Reqiuem 
with Ellen Foster on harp

November 5 at 11:00
Morningside Presbyterian Church
1411 N Morningside Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Free admission

Ravel and Rutter
Ravel's Pavane for harp, flute, and oboe, and Rutter's Requiem. 
Featuring Julie Koenig on harp. 

Sunday, November 5th
9:00am & 11:15am services
All Saint’s Episcopal

Free admission

Lisa Handman's Halloween Harp Concert

Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 2:30 PM
Alpharetta Public Library
10 Park Plaza
Alpharetta, GA 30009

The concert is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome and don't forget to wear your costume!

Halloween Chapter Meeting 

Sunday October 29 at 5:30
2303 Briarcliff Commons NE
Atlanta GA 30345

Join us Sunday October 29th for Harpoween, our first public Chapter meeting! Enjoy dinner, live harp music, and a chance to meet and greet other local harpists and discuss upcoming chapter events! 
Please e-mail us at 
to RSVP by October 22nd. 

La La Land with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Academy Award winning film La La Land will screen with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra playing the score along to the film. Experience the film like never before with a live symphony orchestra! 

October 25 and 26 at 7:30
Woodruff Arts Center

Addi & Jacq Workshop and Concert

Workshop: October 21st, 2-5:00, $25
Concert: October 21st, 7:30, Free, reservations required

Atlanta Harp Center
11775 Northfall Lane Suite 201
Alpharetta GA 30009

fusion of classical, folk, and pop music, Addi & Jacq is a New York City based vocal and harp duo that is unlike anything you've heard. Voted "Best Emerging Band in NYC". 

Reserve tickets online
Orchestra with Attitude with the 
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, October 19, 2017 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:00 PM

Bernstein, Prokofiev and Ravel are three of a kind – cheeky, irrepressible, brazen and poetic. Ludovic Morlot conducts this concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Sony recording artist Ray Chen, a violinist "to die for" (Huffington Post). Chen plays the smart and chic Violin Concerto No. 2 by "the bad boy of Russian music," Sergei Prokofiev. The program opens with Bernstein's witty "Divertimento." 

Purchase tickets online

Scottish Harp Competition

Saturday October 21st at Stone Mountain

In addition to the competition, the Scottish Harp Tent features a harp circle on Sunday at 11:00, a harp workshop presented by distinguished judge Sue Richards at 2:00 on Sunday, and both continuous harp music and Harp Tasting throughout Saturday and Sunday.

Harp Tasting is an opportunity for anyone to "test drive" a harp. There will be a variety of harps to choose from and plenty of harpers on hand to show you how to play.

The Scottish Harp Tent is run by volunteers from the Atlanta Folk Harpers, a group dedicated to promoting the folk harp. They are eager to answer any questions you might have about the harp, and to introduce you to the joys of harp playing. 

Visit Stone Mountain Highland Games website for more details

Jazz Harp and Clarinet Duo Concert

Thurs Oct 12  6:30-7:30
Thurs Oct 19   6:30-7:30
Decatur YMCA at 100 Clairmont St

Susan Ottzen and Eric Fontaine will be performing jazz standards 
Free and open to the public

Contact for more information

Made in America Concert with the 
Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra
with Tyler Hartley on harp 

October 14 at 7:00
Lassiter Concert Hall
2601 Shallowford Rd
Marietta, GA 

Hear fantastic works by twentieth century American composers. The Grand Canyon Suite by Ferde Grofe (the orchestrator of Gershwin's' Rhapsody in Blue) is one of the first works to use instruments to make sound effects. William Schuman (the American Schumann) wrote New England Triptych based on works of William Billings, regarded as the first American Choral composer. Variations on America by Charles Ives is exactly what it sounds like – variations on My Country 'Tis of Thee – but in a quirkily light-hearted way. 

Aster Duo
Featuring Elisabeth Remy Johnson and Christina Smith

This program will include Richard Prior’s call of the sirens and works by Ravel, Damase, and Piazzolla. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 8:00 PM
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Emerson Concert Hall 
1700 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30322 
Recommended Parking, Fishburne Parking Deck, Gambrell Parking Deck.

Tickets are FREE but reservations are encouraged!
Contact the Emory Box Office at 404.727.5050 or

KSU Alumni Recital 
Featuring Tyler Hartley and Ryan Gregory performing the 
 Saint-Saens Fantaisie for Harp and Violin 

The School of Music is proud to welcome back to campus several of our esteemed alumni for a special recital as part of the Bailey Performance Center 10th anniversary celebration! This performance is non-ticketed and admission is free of charge. Watch live online at

October 7, 2017, 3:00 pm
Morgan Concert Hall
488 Prillaman Way, 
Kennesaw, GA 30144

The King and I 
Featuring Atlanta Ballet harpist Nella Rigell

Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I dances its way out of New York for a much anticipated national tour in 2016. The latest revival of Rogers and Hammerstein's classic musical captures all the old-school Broadway magic of the original, while draping it in a whole new level of opulent finery. It's a brilliant new staging that is guaranteed to sweep you off your feet

Sep 26- Oct 1st 
Fabulous Fox Theatre

Follow link for show times and to purchase tickets