Principal Harpist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Bronze Medal Winner of the 9th USA International Harp Competition, Emily Levin's playing has been praised for its "communicative, emotionally intense expression" (Jerusalem Post) and the Herald Times commended her "technical wizardry and artistic intuition." Levin makes her Newport debut in a program that explores the domestic roots of the harp, the stereotype of its femininity, and the female harpists and composers who championed its development, including solo works by Hannah Lash, Germaine Tailleferre, Angelica Negron, and Henriette Renie's Trio for harp, violin, and cello, featuring two Newport Classical Festival Artists.
This concert is dedicated to Linda and Jack Purdy in recognition of their generous support of Newport Classical.
PROGRAM: HENRIETTE RENIE Contemplation HANNA LASH Stalk GERMAINE TAILLEFERRE Sonata for Harp ANGELICA NEGRON Technicolor ANDRE CAPLET Divertissements HENRIETTE RENIE Trio for violin, cello, and harp *Program subject to change
Newport Classical (formerly Newport Music Festival) announces its 2022 Newport Classical Music Festival, running from July 1-17, 2022. For its 54th season, Newport Classical Music Festival presents 24 concerts over 18 days, and will return for the first time since 2019 to the stunning interiors of Newport's historic mansions and venues including The Breakers, Blithewold Mansion, The Elms, Castle Hill Inn, Chinese Tea House, Great Friends Meeting House, King Park, Newport Art Museum, Norman Bird Sanctuary, Redwood Library & Athenaeum, and Emmanuel Church. The full schedule is available at www.newportclassical.org.