Harford County Center for the Arts Presents “Principally Harps;” Renowned Musical Duo Features Bel Air Native

Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra’s Principal Harpist Mindy Dalmas Cutcher and Kennett Symphony’s Principal Harpist Janet Witman will Perform Together as “Principally Harps” on April 18th in Bel Air

Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra’s Principal Harpist Mindy Dalmas Cutcher  and Kennett Symphony’s Principal Harpist Janet Witman will Perform Together as “Principally Harps” on April 18th in Bel Air

Program to showcase the greatest hits of opera, ballet and orchestra; all proceeds will benefit the Center for the Arts

 

[Bel Air, MD] February 11, 2015— Recognized for their extensive solo and orchestral experience, Mindy Dalmas Cutcher, Principal Harpist with the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra and a Bel Air native, and Janet Witman, Principal Harpist with the Kennett Symphony, will perform “Principally Harps!”—a program of stunning adaptations of some of the best-known works from opera, ballet, and orchestral repertoire in the sanctuary of Bel Air United Methodist Church (21 Linwood Ave., Bel Air, Md. 21014) on Saturday, April 18th at 7 p.m.

 

The concert will be 90 minutes long and will include a question and answer session.  Tickets are $15 for the general public, $13 for Center for the Arts Members and free for children ages 12 and under. To purchase tickets, visit the Events page on www.harfordcfa.org. All ticket proceeds benefit the Center for the Arts.

 

“We are honored to welcome world-renowned musicians like Mindy and Janet to perform here in Harford County,” said Center for the Arts CEO Kathy Smith. “We believe that Harford County residents should not have to travel into the city to take in cultural experiences of the highest artistic caliber. The Center’s mission is to create a performance space where exceptional programs like this will be available for the community to enjoy close to home.”

 

About the Center for the Arts (www.harfordcfa.org)–Founded in 2005, the Center for the Arts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a permanent site for performance, display, and education in the arts in Harford County, Maryland.  The mission of the Center for the Arts is to nurture art and artists, and positively impact the community at large by providing a broad range of experiences in music, dance, theater, visual and literary arts.

 

About Principally Harps (http://www.harpexcellence.com/principally_harps.html) – “Principally Harps!” offers audiences a unique opportunity to see and hear concert grand harps on center stage, as opposed to “hidden” among the instruments in an orchestra. The duo is comprised of two of America’s finest harpists, Mindy Cutcher and Janet Witman. Mindy is principal harpist with the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra and has appeared with the Baltimore, Delaware and St. Louis Symphonies.  Janet is Principal Harpist with the Kennett Symphony and has been soloist with Allentown, Kennett, Hilton Head and Savannah Symphonies; and the Copeland Quartet of Delaware. Read more about the artists at http://www.harpexcellence.com/principally_harps.html

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