SOPHIA - Saguaro - Old Pueblo Harpers in Arizona

2015 Harp Events

Thursday, September 24th at 7:00 p.m.--SOPHIA "field trip" to hear Rachel Knight in recital at Holsclaw Hall on the U of A Campus. Rachel is a very talented doctoral candidate of Dr. Carrol McLaughlin's. She will be presenting a recital of virtuosic solo harp pieces from composers Renie, Loeillet, Malats, Gliere, and Poenitz. SOPHIA members will meet in the lobby of Holsclaw Hall to coordinate seating. The recital is free!

Friday, September 25th at 2:30 p.m.--Claire Thai in recital at Holsclaw Hall on the U of A Campus. Claire, age 15, is a member of SOPHIA and is a wonderfully-talented harpist who has been playing the harp since the age of 5. She will be performing a program of advanced works by Grandjany, Pescetti and Godefroid. This recital is also free!

Sunday, October 4th from 2-4 p.m.---Lorna Govier will be hosting a harp circle at her home on the southeast side of Tucson. Bring a well-loved piece to play, your Tunes to Go book so that we can play together as an informal ensemble, and a snack/dessert to share.

Sunday, November 1st from 2:30-5 p.m. at the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures--Several semi-pro harpists from SOPHIA will perform at a fundraiser for the museum. See for more details!

Saturday, December 5th from 2-4 p.m.--Members of SOPHIA will be performing Christmas carols in the rotunda of the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures!

Sunday, December 13th at 4 p.m. Elizabeth Webb will be performing Christmas tunes in ensemble format at Northwest Community Friends Church at 5950 N. La Canada Drive.

Sunday, February 7th from 2-4 p.m. at the home of Mary Bouley, central Tucson. SOPHIA members will play love songs in solo or duet format in honor of Valentine's Day. Refreshments will be served. Please wear red or pink for this fun event!

Tuesday, March 29th from 7-9:30 p.m. Two back-to-back workshops with UK Masters of the Harp Grainne Hambly and Billy Jackson! Topics: "The Music of O'Carolan" and "Accompanying Other Instruments". Cost: one workshop for $40 or two for $70. Location: the home of Trish Harris. Deadline for workshop payment is March 7th.

Wednesday, March 30th from 7:30-9:30 p.m.--House concert featuring Grainne Hambly and Billy Jackson. Cost: $20 per ticket. Seating is limited, so advance reservations are strongly encouraged. Email Vanessa at to reserve house concert tickets or for more information.

Saturday, April 16th from 1:30-3:30 p.m.---SOPHIA's formal spring recital! Location: Udall Park meeting room. Play solo harp pieces in front of a caring, appreciative audience. Refreshments will be served following the performances. Performance space and seating are limited. Please email Vanessa at to reserve a space.

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