Orchestral Harp Fun!

I have so enjoyed playing with The Willamette Valley Symphony and the Salem Philharmonia Orchestra over the last couple of years. I have grown so much in my playing and I feel so happy to have had these opportunities. I am so sorry I didn’t capture Jaclyn LaRue’s  beautiful posters for you  to see, but here is a listing of what I’ve played  with these groups:

  • “The Banks of the Green Willow,” George Butterworth
  • “The Nocturnes,” Claude Debussy
  • “Petite Suite,” Claude Debussy
  • “Romeo & Juliet Overture-Fantasy,” Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • “Symphonie Espagnole in D Minor,” Edouard Lalo
  • “The Swan of Tuonela,” Jean Sibelius
  • “Symphony #2 in D Major,” Jean Sibelius”
  • “The Planets,” Gustav Holst
  • “Lt. Kijie Suite,” Sergei Prokofiev
  • “La Forza del Destino,” Giuseppe Verdi
  • “Star Wars Epic Suite,” John Williams
  • “Star Trek” (2009) and “Star Trek Into Darkness” (2013), Michael Giacchino
  • “Star Trek Through the Years,” Calvin Custer (no “official” harp part, but I threw harp glissandi in wherever I could!)
  • “American Salute,” Morton  Gould
  • “Also Sprach Zarathustra,” Richard Strauss (“harped” the piano part…)
  • “An Outdoor Overture,” Aaron Copland (“harped” the piano part…)
  • “The Star-Spangled Banner,” John Smith (“harped” the piano part…)
  • “Samson and Delilah – Bacchanale,” Camille Saint-Saens
  • “Symphony in Bb Major,” Ernest Chausson
  • “Showboat” Highlights, Jerome Kern
  • “The Music Man” Symphonic Impressions, Meredith Wilson (arr. Richard Hayman)
  • “Camelot” Selection for Orchestra, Lerner and Lowe (arr. by Robert Russell Bennett)
  • “Oklahoma” For Orchestra, Rodgers and Hammerstein (arr. by Robert Russell Bennet)
  • “West Side Story” Orchestral Selections, Leonard Bernstein (arr. by Robert Russell Bennett)
  • “Selections from Phantom of the Opera,” Andrew Lloyd Weber (arr. by Calvin Custer) – I played Electronic organ for this one: “DAAAA! Da, da, da, da, DAAAAA!”
  • “The Cowboys” Overture, John Williams (I played this with the Willamette Concert Band)
  • Another one with Willamette Concert Band – I can’t remember what!

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