Janet Whitman of the Brandywine
Janet Whitman and the Brandywine Harp Orchestra bring their talents to Neumann University’s Cultural Arts Forum on Thursday, March 7 at 1:30 p.m.
America’s premier harp orchestra brings out their Celtic Connections, a concert filled with Irish and Scottish traditional and contemporary music. From airs to lilting jigs and foot stomping reels, their director, Janet Whitman – a National Scottish Harp Champion, will delight the audience with this talented and unique ensemble of 11 harpers and singers.
The ensemble was organized in 2000 and consists of harpers of diverse ages with seasoned harp skills and extensive musical background from the Brandywine Valley or Southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. Their programs feature the many talents of its members, which include choreographed dancing, solo and choral singing, poetry, percussion, storytelling and original compositions. In 2009, they were the first American Celtic harp orchestra to perform at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival in the festival’s 29-year history.
For 37 years, the Cultural Arts Forum has been sponsoring events to support adult women students at Neumann University through the endowed scholarship named in honor of the founder of the Forum, Margaret Mary Kearney. Since its founding in 1970, the Forum has presented more than 240 events and seminars.
General admission is $7 and free for Cultural Arts Forum members and Neumann University students with ID. Performance will be held in the Fred P. Meagher Theatre in the campus Life Center. For more information please call 610-558-5626.
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