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Friends of the Orchestra – Harp Duo
March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free and open to the public at Westminster Village Legacy Commons Event Hall.
Lydia Wiseheart began playing the harp when she was 8 years old at the Louisville Harp Academy. Under the study of Lisa Spurlock for 10 years, Lydia was able to be a part of the Louisville Harp Academy Quartet, as well as able to participate in several concerts. She also gained experience at the New Albany Floyd County Youth Symphony and attended the Illinois Summer Harp Class for several years.
Lydia is now under the instruction of Elizabeth Richter at Ball State University and pursuing a bachelors degree in music performance. Since going to Ball State, she has won first prize in the 2016 Jan Pennington Gray Harp Scholarship Competition and was the sole musician for Ball State University’s theatre production of “Pride and Prejudice.”
Harpist Annie King has enjoyed a rich history of activity. Currently the Principal Harpist for the Muncie Symphony Orchestra under Douglas Droste, she has also worked with several other ensembles, including the U.S. Army Field Band, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Marion Philharmonic Orchestra, Anderson Symphony, and the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir.
Annie has enthusiastically explored the area of chamber repertory, with special interest in new music and unusual instrumental combinations. She has performed works such as Zoom for harp and bass trombone by Howard Buss, the Sonate pour flute, alto, et harpe by Debussy, and Crumb’s Quest for guitar, soprano-saxophone, harp, double bass, and percussion.
Annie earned her bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University, where she studied with Faye Seeman, and her master’s degree from Ball State University, where she studied with Elizabeth Richter. She is currently working towards her Doctor of Arts degree at Ball State University. Annie has taught Earlham College and maintains a private teaching studio.
This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.