Arts in the Afternoon
The Heavenly Harp
With Musicians from the Colorado Symphony Orchestra featuring Betsy Schwarm
Prices Start At: $18
|WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017 at 1:30 PM||Buy Tickets|
Harps aren’t just for angels to play. Many great composers have appreciated the harp and written ensemble pieces for it, often combined with other string instruments—though ones with fewer strings than harps. This program, hosted by Betsy Schwarm and featuring harpist Courtney Hershey Bress, violinist Yumi Hwang Williams, violist Phillip Stevens, and some of their Colorado Symphony colleagues, offers music for harp and strings by composers Gabriel Fauré, Marcel Tournier, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Ricardo Lorenz. You’ll also gain insight into exactly how a harp works—as well as how one tunes all those strings.
Arts in the Afternoon is a series of weekday afternoon concerts and performances designed to transport you out of the ordinary. Enjoy a variety of styles by professional performers in this intimate series. Refreshments are provided as a part of your ticket, so please stay after the performance to talk with performers, reflect on what you saw, and enjoy social time.