SOPHIA - Saguaro - Old Pueblo Harpers in Arizona

2013 Harp Events

Sunday, January 13 at 7 p.m.-- Sunday Jazz Jam at the Old Pueblo Grill featuring Chris Vivona on harp, Rob Boone on trombone/keys, Jack Wood on upright acoustic bass and Pete Swan on drums.

Thursday, February 28th at 7:30 p.m.--Field trip to attend the Bridget Kibbey Harp Concert at Crowder Hall. Tickets are $40 reg. admission, $35 for students and children.

Saturday, March 2nd at 11 a.m.--Celtic circle playing Irish and Scottish tunes, and a potluck after we play! Corned beef and cabbage, sliced chicken breast, Irish carrots, new potatoes, Irish cookies and more! Bring your harps, your Tunes to Go books and wear green for this pre-St. Patty's Day gathering!

Friday, May 17th at 5 p.m.--Lorna Govier's long-awaited release party/concert at the Auld Dubliner Pub for her new CD "The Bright Green Bough". Dinner and socializing, followed by her solo harp performance at 6 p.m.

Sunday, July 21st at 2 p.m. at St. Phillips in the Hills Episcopal Church--The Christine Vivona Jazz Quartet featuring Chris on harp, Rob Boone on trombone and acoustic piano, Cory Boone on drums and Jack Wood on upright bass.

Tuesday, July 23rd--William Jackson workshop "Arranging Pipe and Fiddle Tunes for Harp" at 6 p.m. followed by Grainne Hambly lecture/recital entitled "History of the Harp in Ireland" at 7:30 p.m. Each workshop will last 90 minutes and costs $35 each or $60 for two. Please contact SOPHIA for reservations.

Wednesday, July 24th at 8 p.m.--Grainne Hambly and William Jackson, masters of Irish and Scottish music for the harp, will give a house concert. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. A donation of $15 will be collected at this event. Please contact SOPHIA for more information!

Sunday, September 22 from 1-3 p.m.--a SOPHIA circle to celebrate the first day of autumn! We'll be playing songs from Tunes to Go involving the fall season, as well as the popular song "Autumn Leaves". Apple pie, whipped cream and cider will be served.

Saturday, October 19th at 9:30 a.m.--rehearsal for the "Little Angels" ensemble at Trish Harris' house. Music is provided and includes titles such as "Brian Boru", "Habanera Gris", "Cielito Lindo" and "O'Carolan's Air". This event is open to both lever and pedal harpists of SOPHIA. One rehearsal is required as well as an RSVP. Members of SOPHIA who will not be participating are welcome to sit in on the rehearsals.

Sunday, October 27th at 3:00 p.m.--rehearsal for "Little Angels" at Mara McConnell's house.

Wednesday, October 30th at 7 p.m.--performance of harpist Dr. Carrol McLaughlin and flutist Brian Luce at U of A's Holsclaw Hall. Tickets are $10. SOPHIA members will meet for dinner and drinks before the performance.

Saturday, November 2 at 4 p.m.--"Little Angels" performance at Armory Park.

Saturday, November 23rd at 7 p.m.--SOPHIA presents AHS Young Concert Artist Alexandra Mullins in recital at Christ Church United Methodist, 655 N. Craycroft. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Saturday, December 7th at 2 p.m.--SOPHIA will perform Christmas tunes at the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures.

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