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“Life is lived in Transformation….” – Rilke

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This year began with the FEMUSC Festival in Brazil, where I enjoyed teaching a wonderful class of 10 Advanced Harp Students from Latin America, performed beautiful chamber music with esteemed colleagues and then had a blast singing “New York, New York” accompanied by my student Harp Ensemble!

After solo recitals and oratorio performances in the Spring, I flew to Argentina for Master Classes and recitals in Parana and Buenos Aires. It was such a thrill to perform in the famous Teatro Colon’s Salon Dorado!

June and July included The Sunflower Festival in Kansas and The Buzzards Bay Festival in Massachusetts, where, besides orchestral and chamber music concerts, I was honored as soloist in Handel’s Concerto in B Flat Major.

September included a return to Baltimore and collaboration with violist Peter Minkler – an exceptional artist and friend – performing a combined solo and duo recital – and teaching a Master Class.

On November 4th and 5th I am excited to solo with The Vassar Choir for two performances of Britten’s Ceremony of Carols at The Mount Chapel and Skinner Hall. After presenting my dear Australian Colleague, Jacinta Dennett in a recital of all women Australian Composers on the 10th, I am delighted to once again perform two concerts with the Melodia Women’s Choir in Manhattan, November 18 and 19th. A week in Toronto will follow with Master Classes at Harps on the Hill and an informal performance of my Vignettes at Hesperus Village, Thornhill, Ontario.

After Christmas Concerts in December, I look forward to returning to Brazil for my 12th FEMUSC Festival in January, 2018. As next year begins to take shape, I am honored to receive an invitation to an international festival in Bulgaria – to perform a solo recital and teach a week of classes.

Meanwhile, I continue writing Vignettes of my life entitled, Heartstrings, from which Producer, Hershey Felder, is arranging a new solo Theater Piece.

It is such a privilege to be an Artist – to nourish the Soul of Humanity.
I am very blessed and grateful.