Past Chapter Events 2012

Award-Winning Harpist Noel Wan in Concert!

A Fundraising Concert
for the Beverly Hargis Student Scholarship Fund

January 14th, 2012

Immanuel Lutheran Church
1710 Moorpark Avenue
San Jose, Ca.

Program and Bio


Past Chapter Events 2011

Fall Chapter Kick-Off
and Lipman Duo Concert

An Outstanding Event!
Read Concert Review
by Bob Glaser

September 24, 2011
4:00 p.m

The Silicon Valley and Bay Area Chapters of the AHS
jointly present the wonderful Australian harp duo of
Sebastien and Sayo Lipman

Immanuel Lutheran Church,
1710 Moorpark Avenue
San Jose, Ca.

$10 Harp Society Members
$15 Non-Members
Children 12 and under Free
(Tickets sold at door)

Harp society reception to follow concert

Student Education Sessions

Saturday, February 19th,
Saturday, March 26th, 2011

12 Noon

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1710 Moorpark Avenue, San Jose, Ca.
(408) 297-0993

Our chapter will once again host the very successful Student Education Sessions. The adjudicator will be
Dan Levitan, principal harpist with the Silicon Valley Symphony Orchestra. The sessions are free open to all ages and levels. Participants will perform two musical selections of their choice, receive feedback from the adjudicator, and return a month later to perform again.

To receive an application to register, please contact Martha Bailey at or

Deadline for application: February 12, 2011

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String Fever 2011

Harp Ensemble and Organ Concert
Saturday, May 14, 2011


Hear the Ensemble perform
Pachelbel's "Canon in D"

See the Picture Gallery

Featuring Members of the Silicon Valley Chapter of
The American Harp Society

World premiere of Ravel's "Bolero", arranged for
multiple harps and organ by Paul Hurst

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1710 Moorpark Avenue, San Jose, Ca.
(408) 297-0993

String Fever, our second annual harp ensemble program, is open to both lever and pedal harpists of all abilities. There will be music for you to play regardless of what level you are. The practice and performance will be held at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in San Jose. To sign up, email either Martha Bailey at or Linda Rollo at

$10 Suggested Donation ($5 Youth)
This program is given to raise money for our Student Scholarship Fund.

The Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Harp Society presents


Sunday, February 20, 2011 2:00-5:00 p.m. and
Monday, February 21, 2011 2:00-5:00 p.m.

At the home of Linda Wood Rollo
15735 Peach Hill Rd.
Saratoga, CA 95070

Auditors: $25.00
Performers: $75.00
A reception will follow each master class

A limited number of private lessons are available from February 21 - 26

Contact Linda for information and reservations.
(408) 395-4327 or

Susann McDonald is acknowledged as one of the world's leading harpists and teachers. She was a student of Henriette Renié and Lily Laskine and was the first American to receive the Première Prix in harp from the Paris Conservatory. Susann McDonald holds the title of Distinguished Professor of Music at Indiana University, where she chairs the largest harp department in the world. She also chaired the harp department at The Juilliard School for ten years. Her students continue to be among the leading teachers and orchestral harpists in the world as well as winners of national and international competitions. Susann McDonald is Artistic Director of the World Harp Congress and Founder and Artistic Director of the USA International Harp Competition.