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Member Event Calendar 2017-2018

Saturday, November 4, 2017. Katherine Healzer will be performing solo harp music 4:30 - 7:00 pm at the 7th Annual Toasting for Teal Gala Event at the Saratoga Country Club in Saratoga. The event directly benefits the Stanford Women's Cancer Center and Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance.

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 4:00 pm. 20 Harps for the Holidays Concert, Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos, California. The program features Harpeggio Studio ensemble of more than 20 harps playing a festive selection of music, including traditional carols and popular holiday music. John Metras returns as guest artist, performing on both cross-strung and Paraguayan harps. For more information and tickets, please call Stephanie at 408-366-8810 or email events@harpeggio.com. Proceeds go to Harpeggio Music to help support studio activities, including this concert.

Harpists Carol Holsinger and Mary Pless perform with the California Pops Orchestra at Flint Center for the Performing Arts at De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA. See ww.calpops.org for more information. www.californiapopsorchestra.com or 650-856-8432. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000:

Sunday, September 17, 2017, at 3:00 pm. Tribute to the Big Bands, celebrating Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and many more!

Sunday, October 29, 2017, at 3:00 pm. Funny Side Up! Comical songs and music, catching you off guard and tickling your funny bone.

Sunday, December 3, 2017, at 3:00 pm. Pops Family Christmas. Warm and toasty, egg nog and yule logs. The perfect way to celebrate the holidays with your friends and family!

Sunday, January 28, 2018, at 3:00 pm. Broadway Meets Hollywood. Tony and Oscar Award Winners! Addams Family, Star Wars, Disney and more!

Sunday, March 25, 2018, at 3:00 pm. Pops Radio Music Hall. Your favorite songs and dance music presented in Radio Show format.

Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 3:00 pm. American Jubilee, featuring music celebrating America's best composers: Gershwin, Porter, Souza and more!

The nonprofit
Multicultural Music Fellowship, directed by Diana Stork, has launched its second Youtube video of the Bay Area Youth Harp Ensemble's (BAYHE) Save the Ancient Redwoods of Northern California Tour. This video features BAYHE playing Sylvia Woods' beautiful composition "Dialogue With a Brook" (from her "The Harp of Brandiswhere" suite) playing on a rainbow of Harpsicles. To help them spread their message, go to: http://tinyurl.com/HarpsForTrees They invite you to Like and Comment and Share with your local harp communities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCkPnyR5Bw0



HARP ENSEMBLE OPPORTUNITIES

Silicon Valley Youth Harp Ensemble (YES) is an ensemble under the sponsorship of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Harp Society. It is directed by Sonya Yu, and meets in the northwestern part of San Jose. Current ensemble members are ages 8-16. For more information about joining, contact Sonya Yu at musica2g@yahoo.com or visit the website at www.harpyes.org

San Jose Youth Symphony has a harp ensemble, directed by Kristal Barlaan, with bi-monthly meetings from September - May at Valley Christian High School in San Jose and 3-5 concerts per year. The ensemble is open to students from ages junior high through age 22 and with playing ability of level two and above. Auditions are ongoing for the 2017-2018 season. For more information, visit SJYS.org. If interested in auditioning, email kristalharp@gmail.com.

New Harp Ensemble at Harps Etc. The last Sunday of each month from 5:00 - 6:30 pm beginning September 27. Open to all ages and abilities. Learn to play along with others, improve your sight-reading skills, follow a conductor and just have fun making music with others. Fee $20 per session and music. Call 925-937-4277 or email info@harpsetc.com.

The Bay Area Youth Harp Ensemble is auditioning new members in January and February. BAYHE focuses on multicultural harp music played on a variety of harps. See the BAYHE website or contact Diana Stork, director, for more information at multiculturalmusicfellowship@gmail.com.

The Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Harp Society has an informal adult harp ensemble open to all chapter members, playing either lever or pedal harp. Please contact Sue Dinwiddie for details or email svcahs@gmail.com.


More to Come!
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Chapter member, Katherine Healzer, plays harp for a San Jose Dance Theater benefit gala event in August, 2015.