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Faculty Recital Series features harpist Jacquelyn Bartlett

Bartlett.jpgBOONE—Harpist Jacquelyn Bartlett is the featured performer during the Faculty Recital Series’ “Harp Dedication Concert” Oct. 3 at Appalachian State University.

The program begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free and the public is invited.

The program honors Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Gaskin who have established a harp endowment in the Mariam Cannon Hayes School of Music. Their gift will fund a harp scholarship and harp program enrichment, such as guest artists, master classes, and the acquisition of printed and recorded music. Their generosity also enabled the music school to purchase a concert grand harp from renowned harp manufacturers Lyon & Healy in Chicago, Ill.

The program begins with Claude Debussy’s “Sonata for Flute and Harp.” Joining Bartlett will be flutist Kay Borkowski and violist Eric Koontz.

Jen-Micheal Damase’s “Trio for Flute, Harp and Violincello” will be performed by Bartlett, Borkowski and Franklin Keel on violoncello.

Manuel de Falla’s “Seven Popular Songs” is performed by soprano Julia Pedigo, Bartlett and harpist Clarke Carriker.

Bartlett and Carriker team for Carlos Salzedo’s “Song in the Night” and “Two Dances for Two Harps.”

Bartlett teaches harp in the Hayes School of Music. A native of Detroit, she graduated with honors from Interlochen Arts Academy and attended the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

She has performed with many of the leading orchestras in the United States, including the Detroit Symphony, the Kansas City Philharmonic, the North Carolina Symphony, the Milwaukee Symphony and the Baltimore Symphony. She has worked with some of the world’s most distinguished conductors including Eugene Ormandy, Sixten Ehrling, Sergui Comissiona, Aaron Copland, Thor Johnson and Pierre Boulez.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Bartlett has toured extensively and recently recorded a disc with the Mallaremé Chamber Players, titled “Music for Harp, Flute and Strings,” distributed by Albany.

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Harpist Jacquelyn Bartlett