SOPHIA - Saguaro - Old Pueblo Harpers in Arizona

2017 Harp Events

Saturday, March 18th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.--Our popular St. Patrick's Day celebration returns! We will wear green, play Irish songs from Tunes to Go as an informal ensemble and share a wonderful Irish-themed potluck lunch.

Thursday, March 23 at 5:15 p.m.--mini recital for harpist Claire Thai to be hosted by Chris Vivona. Claire will be performing works by Haydn, de Falla, and Salzedo. Refreshments will be served following her performance.

Saturday, April 8 from 1-3 p.m.--SOPHIA's Formal Spring Recital at Udall Park! Play harp solos/duets in front of a caring, appreciative audience. All ability levels are welcome! Refreshments will follow at the conclusion of the program.

Saturday, May 20th from 2-4 p.m.--SOPHIA's biannual White Elephant sale! Bring your gently used harp sheet music/books and accessories to sell. We will also play solos and duets (any music style and type of harp) and will have time for refreshments after the performances.

Sunday, August 27th--Christine Vivona, harpist, and Christine Harper, flutist, in recital at Vail Academy. Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 21--Claire Happel, harpist, and Philip Alejo, double bassist, in recital at U of A's Holsclaw Hall. Time: 7:00 p.m. Afterwards, we will meet at Pastiche restaurant for dessert and coffee.

Saturday, October 21 from 11-12:30 p.m.--Becky Foreman will be performing a number of pedal harp pieces with a night theme in a home recital in preparation for an upcoming performance at Tohono Chul Park.(See below.) Refreshments will be provided. Please contact Vanessa by October 19th to RSVP.

Friday, October 27th from 10 a.m. -12 noon--Becky Foreman will be performing at the "Chilies, Chocolate and Day of the Dead Festival" at Tohono Chul's Performance Garden. Early bird tickets are $3; general public tickets are $12.

Sunday, November 5th from 10-10:45 a.m.--SOPHIA will be performing celtic harp tunes at the Tucson Celtic Festival at Rillito Raceway Park, second stage. RSVP and a rehearsal are required.

Sunday, November 12th from 2-4 p.m.--harpist Christine Vivona and flutist Christine Harper will be in recital at Rincon Congregational Church, 122 N. Craycroft. Admission is $15.

Saturday, November 18th from 7-8:30 p.m.--harpists Claire Thai and Rachel Knight will be performing in back-to-back harp recitals in a house concert format. They will be presenting virtuosic pieces from the classical pedal harp repertoire. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday December 13th and Sunday December 19th at 6 p.m.--Mary Bouley will be hosting a Christmas "Harp Open House". Harpists will play Christmas music on Mary's front lawn as part of the Winterhaven Festival of Lights in her neighborhood. Please bring your harp, stand, bench and Tunes to Go books. Refreshments will be served. Afterwards, all who are interested are welcome to walk the neighborhood to view Winterhaven's spectacular light displays.

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