Symphony Tacoma presents
Symphony Tacoma - Earth Songs from the Harp
Sarah Ioannides, conductor
Deborah Henson-Conant, Harp
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $19.50, $46, $61.25, $81.50
Composer, performer, singer, author, cartoonist, comedian, electric harpist–mix those and you begin to describe Deborah Henson-Conant. Symphony Tacoma is thrilled to perform with this phenom for our community! The Grammy-nominated artist was on NBC, CBS, CNN, and starred in two PBS specials. Nicknamed “Jimi Hendrix of the Harp,” Deborah (with her rockstar leather-and-boots attire) will draw ticket-buyers across demographics. She transfixes audiences with her electric-harp strapped on like a guitar, making it wail like Led Zeppelin or enchant with Celtic folksongs. Sounds come from its 32-strings nobody would predict: Blues. Jazz. Flamenco. Distortion. We anticipate incorporating an interactive audience-education session along with this show. Henson-Conant, Maestra Ioannides, and our principal harp player plan to hold a “post-concert talkback” giving insights into the repertoire, answer student Q&A, and offer the opportunity to see the famous electric harp up-close.