Harp and Soul to perform at area schools Nov. 29
WEYBRIDGE/RIPTON — The Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s “Harp and Soul” harp and flute duo will present performances at Weybridge and Ripton Elementary Schools on Thursday, Nov. 29. Made possible by Neat Repeats, the concerts feature flutist Anne Janson and harpist Heidi Soons.
In their fresh and engaging program, they explain how the harp and flute work and sound, including some of their special effects (glissandos, etc.). Several different kinds of each instrument will be demonstrated, and audience participation will be encouraged. The musicians perform some familiar music and talk about how their instruments are used in orchestral music. A no-holds-barred question and answer period concludes the program.
These performances are part of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s statewide SymphonyKids education program, which reached over 20,000 schoolchildren last year with 262 presentations serving 131 schools in 114 different towns. The VSO’s traveling ensembles visit all corners of the state as part of an outreach program.
The duo will visit Weybridge Elementary School at 10 a.m. and Ripton Elementary at 1 p.m.