Joyful Country Dances Spring Harp Concert, April 2
Posted: March 1, 2017
The Harp Ensemble will perform their 21st Annual Harp Concert: Joyful Country Dances on Sunday, April 2, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Chippewa Valley Museum in Eau Claire's Carson Park. Open to all ages, the public is invited to join director Serena O'Meara and the harp ensemble for a beautiful concert that fills the galleries with music.
Performing will be five students between sixth grade and twelfth grade who attend Memorial High School, North High School, DeLong Middle School, or Northstar Middle School. Pieces selected for the concert are American, French, German, Italian, Austrian, Celtic, and Columbian. Light refreshments will be served after the concert.
Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for ages 5-17, and free for ages 4 and under and Chippewa Valley Museum members. Included in admission is access to all museum exhibits during operating hours Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact Liz Reuter at 715-834-7871 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. No reservations are required for this event.
About The Harp Ensemble:
In the early 1990's the studio of Serena O'Meara would rehearse harp ensembles to perform at functions of various school districts. In 1996, an ensemble of harpists from the Eau Claire Area School District performed their first concert at the Chippewa Valley Museum. The ensemble was officially named The Harp Ensemble in 1997 and was opened to school-age harp students from any school district. Since then, there have been 46 Middle and High School students who have worked tirelessly to learn two one-hour shows of music each year. Those students have represented 15 different School Districts: Barron, Bethel Christian, Boyceville, Cameron, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Christian, Fall Creek, Glenwood City, La Crosse, Menomonie, New Richmond, Osseo, Regis Catholic, and Spring Valley.
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