SOPHIA - Saguaro - Old Pueblo Harpers in Arizona

2015 Harp Events

Sunday, February 22nd from 1-3 p.m. at the home of Trish Harris. SOPHIA members will play duets (any style) or solos of love songs in honor of Valentine's Day. All types of harps are welcome! Trish will provide refreshments. Please wear red or pink for this event.

Saturday, March 14th from 11-1:30 p.m. at the home of Becky Foreman. Our popular St. Patrick's celebration returns! SOPHIA will play Irish songs from Tunes to Go in an informal ensemble format and also share a wonderful potluck of Irish food--roasted turkey, cabbage casserole, spinach salad, fruit salad, chocolate cake, Irish cookies, glazed corned beef, potatoes, and more! Please wear green for this event!

Saturday, April 11 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Udall Park. SOPHIA will conduct a spring recital. All types of harps are welcome! Play tunes/pieces in a formal setting in front of an appreciative audience. Refreshments will be served following the performances.

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.

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