Virtual Spring Concert and Conversation Series- April 30, 2020
April 30 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us for the third in our Virtual Spring Concert and Conversation Series. Treat yourself to a beautiful afternoon of musical brilliance and calm with Washington National Opera Principal Harpist Susan Robinson! (read more about Susan below)
We will enjoy the half hour live concert from our own homes, participate in a brief question and answer period, and then break up into small groups facilitated by the Interactivity Foundation.
Thanks so much to Culture Saves, who is programming the musicians for this wonderful series.
We will start our program at 12:30 pm to allow everyone to have lunch but we will be available at noon to get people started with Zoom. Please download this document: Preparing for Your Zoom Meeting if you are not familiar with this technology yet. Participants will receive a Zoom invitation the morning of the event.
Program to be announced. Please register below.
About the Artist:
Susan Robinson is the Principal Harpist of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, a position she has held since 1995. She also served as the principal harpist of the Boston ‘POPS’ Esplanade Orchestra, with whom she has toured the Far East and the US, for many years, and performs with the Boston Symphony as often as her schedule permits. Susan has also served as the acting principal harpist of Tampa’s Florida Orchestra and the Sarasota Opera Festival.
Avid performers of chamber music, Susan and her husband, violinist Joseph Scheer, are the founders of the IBIS Chamber Music Society (www.ibischambermusic.org). Based in Arlington VA, IBIS presents between 6-10 concerts every season and has been praised as “splendid” and “compelling” by the Washington Post. Susan is featured on the IBIS cd “Souvenir: Music for Violin and Harp” and performs the Handel Concerto for Harp and the Debussy Danses Sacrée et Profane on IBIS’ most recent release, “IBIS x 2”.
Among Susan’s solo engagements are performances of Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall with the Opera House Orchestra under Heinz Fricke, and with the Virginia Chamber Orchestra and Emil de Cou. She was re-engaged to perform the Debussy Danses with the Virginia Chamber Orchestra the following season. Susan has also soloed with the Newton (MA) Symphony, the Indian Hill Symphony, the New Hampshire Philharmonic, the Rhode Island Chamber Orchestra, and the Dedham (MA) Choral Society.
Susan is a graduate of Harvard University with a cum laude degree in Art History and French Literature. She also holds an Artist Diploma in Harp Performance from the Boston University School for the Arts, where she was a student of Lucile Lawrence. She and Joseph are the parents of Lillie and Nathanael.